I really am obsessed with money. After dressing up as a black eyed pea on Thursday, I made a vending machine costume for a Halloween pub crawl on Saturday and turned a dollar profit!
I cut up a cardboard box, taped items onto a white piece of thin poster board fitted into the box, and made a change hole in the lower right corner. I duct tapped an empty tin can on the other side of the change hole to collect money and used a diagonal strip of tape across my back to strap the box to my torso. It took me about two hours to assemble the costume, which I stocked with supplies on hand.
I made $5.50 from selling candy and would have made more had I not eaten so much of it. The toiletries were not the big hit I imagined, but a friend used the travel-sized Scope to freshen her breath towards the end of the night.
If you use this costume idea in the future, make sure the box is smaller than your torso and does not stick out more than four inches. I had a hard time maneuvering and had to take it off to dance.
How was your Halloween?
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