Ideas for Halloween costumes continue to flow. Here are the latest. I’ll dress up as the best costume idea as selected by readers (voting begins next week). If you are looking for Halloween coupons, I’m listing everything on my WalletPop blog. Pumpkin carving ideas are here.
Over the weekend a new friend told me about her vending machine costume. Using double sided tape, she stuck a bunch of candy, Advil, and other items you commonly see at vending machines to her top. She dressed in all black and attacked to her upper arm a small canister with a coin slot. Through the night, people bought things from her!
Reader Donna wrote in with a clever costume idea and she shared a picture of her dressed up, above. “Last year for Halloween, I was a bag of leaves. I cut armholes out of a paper recycling leaf bag and attached fake autumn leaves purchased from a dollar store. I rimmed the top of the bag with leaves as if they were coming out the top and I taped individual leaves onto my arms, legs, shoes, etc. I also made a leaf crown for my head. All in all the costume cost just a few dollars and it was easy and fun. ”
Another friend told me how she was going to be a double rainbow this year. She plans to turn both feet into pots of gold using gold-painted boxes with chocolate coins stuck to the top. Then she’ll wear rainbow print leggings to tights and a shirt with more rainbow patterns. Very cheerful!
Susan suggested an easy Disney costume. “Pocahontas is really easy to do and cute too. Get a beige or brown t-shirt and cut fringe from the bottom up on the hem and sleeves (cut the bands off first). Cut the neck into a V shape. You can also use two t-shirts and layer them for more fringe. I got my t-shirts at the 5 for $10 stores around Disneyland.
“Braid your hair, wrap the ends with the pieces of hem from the t-shirt, and tie a headband around your head with a feather or two glued or stapled on. Wear leggings on the bottom with boots or moccasins if you have them, or use brown knee socks with whatever shoes you will be wearing. Of if weather permits, wear sandals. If you can find some Indian-style beads, add them as an accessory.”
CouponSherpa shared three costume ideas that require a bit more work, but are relatively easy to pull off.
Be a crazy World Cup fan by stringing a few vuvuzelas around your neck, wearing your team’s soccer uniform, and making plenty of noise.
Sport a upper crusty yacht outfit and carry a black, oily substance in a jar that you spill randomly. Deny all allegations and mumble things like, “I want my life back!” You are former BP CEO Tony Hayward.
Whether or not you have rock hard abs, dress up as the super hot guy in the Old Spice commercials. Wrap yourself in a towel and carry a bottle of Old Spice. If you’re out of shape, wear a t-shirt printed with fake abs.
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