I always thought I didn’t need a budget, nor did I ever want to worry about limiting myself. I think I figured I could always add / subtract and keep things all in my head. Like most people who rock out this “method” I got things done but was not working anywhere near 100%.
There are many costumes that don’t require any purchases whatsoever. There are two ways to find a costume. First, you can make a list of costume ideas you’d like to scour stores for. Or, you can have a blank canvas, and search your own home and affordable stores for inspiration for a costume.