Suggest a fabulous and frugal costume idea for me to dress up as and the winning costume – as chosen by reader votes – is what I will dress up as on Halloween. I’ll even post a picture of me in costume – no matter how wacky!
Some of last year’s best ideas…
Lisa says “Get a large trash bag, cut holes in for legs and arms, then fill out around you with assorted bottles, cans, etc. and go as a Recyclable. Then you can cash in the costume for $$ – very bargain babish!”
Lynda went “to a party one year where a woman wore a long orange dress, and tied several piece of fern to her head…said she was a carrot! A friend who was pregnant wore an old girl scouts uniform with a sign: It’s the Boy Scouts who are supposed to be prepared. Got a lot of laughs.”
Georgie is super resourceful. “Put a pair of green tights and top on and blow up green balloons and go as a bunch of grapes, we did it for the whole family last year, cheap as chips.”
Hilary says go incognito. “I had an old fake christmas tree, and I reworked the branches to hang from my body I was inside the tree. Battery-powered lights, ornaments, the whole bit, and they couldn’t figure out who it was.”
Debra’s costume ideas are especially clever. “My mother was the original cheapskate for Halloween. My brother and I had 2 choices – ghost or “hobo.” We either had to wear the sheet with eye holes or dad’s old clothes with fireplace ash on our face. Good times. Now my husband and I usually dress up with topical themes. A few years ago, when I was 7 months pregnant, we went as pregnant Britney and K-Fed. All we needed was a wife-beater for him and some bare feet, Cheetos and a Red Bull for me. Although if you really want to be cheap, once I forgot to wear a costume to a costume party, so I told everyone I was dressed as apathy.”
Meital has a sweet idea. “Everyone’s name in my family starts with an M. One year, the 6 of us in my family dressed up as the M&M’s. The 4 kids were different colored M&M’s and my parents were the M&M package. It was very cute!”