5 Sexy Halloween Costumes For Less Than $20 In South Florida

October 30, 2012 9:01 AM

Halloween costumes seem to increase outrageously in price each year but there are still many options out there to look great for a great price. Channel an icon like Betty Boop or the new Catwoman from “The Dark Knight Rises.” Classic costumes are also hits such as 1920’s flappers, belly dancers and Eve from the Garden of Eden. Traditional Halloween stores, thrift stores, dancer shops and arts and crafts stores open great possibilities for dazzling on the 31st.
crazy for costumes 5 Sexy Halloween Costumes For Less Than $20 In South Florida

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Betty Boop

Crazy For Costumes
1343 S.W. 8th St.
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 858-5029

Sobe Thrifty
1435 Alton Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 672-7251

The ever-sexy iconic Betty Boop is a great costume for Halloween. The first step is to find a short and sexy red dress for a great deal (around $10 or even less) at one of the thrift shops in the city known for having fabulous merchandise like South Beach’s Sobe Thrifty. Hair can be parted down the center and clipped under at the ends if it’s longer than an actual bob to give the impression of one. The accessories can be found at Crazy For Costumes for all under $10 – Betty Boop earrings, bangles and the signature white garter with the red heart.

Related: Best Thrift Shops In South Florida 

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Eve of Eden

i.d. art
1470 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33132
(305) 375-0787

Get crafty and make a one-of-a-kind costume from the Garden of Eden. Using a basic bikini (be comfortable with the coverage for going around on Halloween), pin or sew on homemade “foliage.” The foliage can be constructed from a number of creative materials from i.d. art and can be further personalized through the use of colors, embellishments and other fun elements. At these prices, go ahead and style your Adam for the evening, too.

Related: Best Places For Art Supplies

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Belly Dancer

Goddess Store & Studio
2017 Harrison St.
Hollywood, FL 33020
(954) 929-2369

Belly dancers are some of the sexiest costumes around and very easy to recreate. The look can be done wearing black leggings with a matching black tank top or tube top (or try an all-gold monochromatic color scheme) with dancer shoes or medium-height heels. Accessories are very important so find silver or gold (or do silver and gold) bracelets, anklets and rings at home and layer them with style. Jewelry with hanging charms or components that make noise with movement work best. Finally, finish the look with a fabulous traditional coin hip scarf from Hollywood’s Goddess Store & Studio. Prices start at just $19.99.

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Ricky’s NYC
643 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 674-8511


Ricky’s NYC has all of the goodies needed to emulate a flapper this Halloween. Any fringed-bottom short dress with a drop waist can be worn with low- to medium-height heels. The accessories to top it off are flapper beads, a short black flapper wig and a sequined feather headpiece. All three accessories total to less than $20.

dixon costumes 5 Sexy Halloween Costumes For Less Than $20 In South Florida

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Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman

Dixon Costumes
2400 N.W. 72nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33122
(305) 444-5332

“The Dark Knight Rises” was one of the best films of the summer and of the year. Channel Anne Hathaway’s sexy new Catwoman with a figure-flattering black slender jumpsuit and black stilettos. Put the “cat” in Catwoman with black cat ears for under $10 from Dixon Costumes and add a black masquerade eye mask, similar to the one in the film, for only $3. The topper is bright red, shiny lipstick.

Chanoa Chen is a well-published blogger and online journalist on topics ranging from luxury lifestyle living to fashion shows and trends. A self-proclaimed Miami Beach fashion expert, she is also working on launching her first jewelry line, Boki Love. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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