Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween Costume Ideas on a Budget

Halloween is quickly approaching, so if you’re still trying to figure out what to dress up as, then here are so ideas to help you out. These costume ideas are especially great if you’re on a limited budget. And have a sense of humor.

1. Dress normal. When someone asks what you are, you can say:

A. Werewolf. (No fur or fangs because there’s not a full moon)
B. A Bill Collector. Hint: Bring earplugs; you’ll most definitely encounter angry people.
C. A psychopath. They look just like everyone else.

2. Wear brown clothing and hat. Stick silk leaves (can get a package cheap at craft stores) all over, including hat. Perch a stuffed bird on your head. BAM! You’re a tree!

3. Sticking with the brown clothing, attach a bunch of green or purple balloons all over. You’ll have Grape fun with this costume!

4. Wrap yourself in orange felt. Cut armholes and paint face orange. Voila! Carrot Stick! This is great for Vegetarians. If you’re a little on the short side, don’t worry. Just go as a baby carrot.

5. Love the orange color theme but not a veggie lover? Then try this. Roll yourself in orange yarn. Glue pumpkin seeds all over. What are you? Pumpkin Guts of course!

6. Okay, so you really want to use the glue but hate the color orange, then this is for you. Glue trash on you. Bet you’ll be the only trash heap on your block. Tip: Use clean trash, or course—unless you’re going for appearance and smell here.

Don't forget the pets!
7. You’ve decided you’re going to be Trash Heap, so what about your best friend? No worries! “Borrow” a shopping cart from a store and sit in it. Have your friend dress in old worn out clothing. Instant Bag Lady! Again, smell factor optional.

8. This one requires a bit more work. Get a gorilla costume (or prepare now and don’t shave till after Halloween). Wear a headband with those springs on top, but glue mini-toy planes on the springs. Carry around Barbie in an evening gown. You’re King Kong!

9. Using safety pins attach cheap watches and costume jewelry on the inside of your coat. Insist that people want to buy your goods. After all, you’re a con man.

10. Wear a large box, preferably white or tan, by making armholes and a hole at the top for you head. Paint the box if needed. Glue on items such as phone numbers, magnets, shopping lists, post-it notes, etc. Yes, you are a refrigerator.

11. This one isn’t so bad if you don’t mind being asked a million times what you are. Wearing the following: Darth Vader mask, flannel shirt, jeans, cowboy hat and boots. Carry a red light saber. What are you? (See, the question’s already starting) Darth Brooks!

12. Design a clever advertisement on a poster board. Hang it around your neck. Yes, you’re billboard. Mobile, but a billboard nonetheless.

13. This idea is for men with ego’s the size of Mt. Rushmore. Wear a large box (no, you’re not a refrigerator). Decorate the box like a present, i.e. Gift-wrap it, large bow. Make a large gift tag out of cardboard and attach. On it, write: To: Women From: God. Yes, this is one time you can honestly say you ARE God’s gift to women. But remember, this expires at midnight.

14. Plaster yourself with nametags, using a different name on each. You are officially having an identity crisis.

15. Dress all in black. Wear dark sunglasses or get those fake glasses with a rubber nose and moustache. Attach a fabric strip across you and wear as a sash. Use fabric paint to write, “Bless you” across the fabric. You’ve got it—you’re a blessing in disguise!

And your friend can go as the tissues!

Still looking for more ideas? I'll post Part 2 of this list next Friday for more inspiration!


Jen Daiker said...

BAHAHAHA!!! I was about to say my favorite one was King Kong, and then the Refridgerator, the Pumpkin Guts, I think you can get my drift, there were far too many to choose from! Loved them all!! Thanks for the list!

I have my costume, I'm going as Little Dead Riding hood and my husband is going as the big bad wolf... it'll be awesome!!

PS - Send me your pictures ;) I need them for Monday!

Candyland said...

I'm totally going to be a bill collector...

Janet Johnson said...

Great ideas! If only I were a man. God's gift to Women is hilarious!

Teenage Bride said...

These are the best ideas ever

Casey said...

Clean trash = oxymoron :-) I've already got my costume, but I'll definitely save these for next year!

Rena said...

Love the picture of the lady with the birds!

Lenny Lee! said...

hi miss rose! wow its soooo hard to pick what i want to be. im gonna wait for the next list so i got lots to pick from. i love all these. you sure get me laughing. ha ha.
...hugs from lenny

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Jennifer Hillier said...

These are all hilarious -- and awesome -- ideas!

I could be a grape for Halloween... hmmm...

Amie B said...

one year my entire family dressed up as PUNS.

I was a cereal killer. i had bowls of cereal all over me with milky spoons dripping all over.

my husband was a shooting star. he wore a cardboard star on his shirt and squirted people with a water gun.

my eldest was smartie pants. she pinned smartie candies on her jeans.

needless to say, we got lots of laughs!

Vicki Rocho said...

I love these! I might actually use some of them.

One year I pinned socks all over my shirt/pants...I was static cling.