If you ask any kid they're bound to tell you that trick-or-treating is the best part about Halloween. Of course, they can't take part in this sugar-fueled tradition without donning a great Halloween costume. That said, this is a costume that they'll wear for one night and only for a few hours. Is it really worth spending a big chunk of change on? Probably not... and that's why these 10 cheap costumes for kids under $15 are ideal. At the end of the night, your wallet should be as full as your child's plastic jack-o'-lantern. (You know, the one you'll be stealing candy from for the next few weeks).
When I was a child, my cheapest costume was a pair of whiskers drawn on my face with my mom's eyeliner, paired with a black outfit I already owned. While I'm not knocking this very last minute DIY Halloween costume, there is something fun about getting a *real*costume just for Halloween. Even if, yes, you will only wear it once and stuff it in the back of your closet, never to be seen again.
Luckily, it's totally possible to buy an excellent costume without dropping $50. In fact, it's possible to find an incredible costume without even dropping $20! Though you'd never be able to tell by looking at them, each of the following costumes is all $15 or less. Throw in a few special extras (think face paint or curled hair), and you've got a perfect costume to show off on Halloween night.