Halloween Costumes On The Cheap - Part VI


Okay, so you kind of need to look the part for this one. But if I had blonde hair right now, I’d totally go as my favorite Slayer. I think the best way to get this costume across is to dress like Buffy during her most stylistically iconic era, that being during seasons 1-3 where she wore skirts and had a French manicure most of the time. Later seasons have her wearing a lot of turtlenecks. And Leather pants. So many leather pants! This is just a loose guideline for how to dress like Buffy:

  • Mini skirt and white tank top OR
  • A spaghetti strap dress, a red satin one will look very 90’s chic
  • Jean Jacket or skirt length shirt to wear over outfit
  • Boots. Cute ones, preferably leather knee highs
  • Manicured nails
  • Small hoop earrings
  • A big gaudy silver cross necklace
  • C ring from Angel (and these are pretty easy to find at thrift stores seeing how popular they were in the 90’s)
  • Frosty make-up (think pinks and whites)
  • The stake (this is all you really need to make the costume)

Again, without the blonde hair, you may end up looking like a Clueless extra carrying a stake. But if you can afford a wig, go for it! Everything else will be easy and inexpensive. And hey, for brunettes, just wear pants, darker make up, a push-up bra, and go as Faith!

(More comic book themed costume ideas here, here, and here!)

Faith's style remained consistently "bad-ass" throughout the series. 5x5!