Eek! Halloween is almost here. You don’t have a costume, or even an idea! Quick, get on the web for a number of available costumes. Wait. Rather than spend money on a grand costume this year here are some better ideas, how about some DIY Halloween costumes!
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rather than open your wallet, tap into your creativity. Do you need some help? Consider the following five DIY costume ideas.
1) Roll the Dice It’s a crap shoot finding a good costume at stores. However, your creativity supplies unlimited DIY ideas. Find a large-sized box (one for a large screen television or small refrigerator). Paint the box completely white, adding black dots to make a die. Cut holes in the box for your arms. Depending on the fitting, you could use ‘suspenders’ to hold the box in place. Voila, you have yourself a cheap but extremely creative costume. Go the extra yard and paint your face black and white as well.
2) Blues Brothers The Blues Brothers started out as a skit on Saturday Night Live, making way into a feature film. The brothers are legendary in entertainment and music. As popular as they were, there was not much to their iconic attires of black suits, black hats, and glasses. You’ll need a partner to pull off the effect. Additionally, Dan Akroyd was tall and slender while James Belushi was short and pudgy. If this is not your dimensions, use shoe lifts or a pillow to make your body more befitting.
3) “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!” This catchphrase first gained momentum in the 80s. It’s not funny to make light of medical emergencies; yet, the dramatic display of the elderly actor made her an ongoing sensation. All you need to reenact the ridiculous commercial is a piece of sturdy board. Paint the famous scene of the elderly woman on the floor, leaving a hole for your face. Use suspenders or tape to affix the piece of board to your body. It costs virtually nothing; and, it’s highly likely no one else will have thought of anything nearly as clever.
4) Marlboro Man The Marlboro brand wanted to align itself with its consumers, envisioning rustic, tough men smoking the cigarettes. The Marlboro man essentially is a cowboy. Looking as such requires little effort and money. Search for a western-styled shirt, a pair of boots, and preferably well-worn-in jeans. Obviously, you’ll need a cowboy hat to top it all off. Cigarettes (could alternate with candy cigarettes) are optional.
5) Decorations The above ideas address personal costumes; however, many people enjoy dressing their homes for the fall holiday. Decorations are expensive, yet often pale in comparison to homemade attempts. It’s really about investing time rather than money. Do you have an afternoon to invest into the project? Of course you do; if you ‘make’ the time. Many common household items and cheap arts and crafts can transform your house’s interior and exterior into a creepy crypt. Think about using cardboard cutouts for tombstones, purchasing fake webs to hang from trees and bushes, hiding a cassette player outside that plays eerie sounds and music, and best of all, dressing up as a scary character for ‘trick or treaters’! Creativity always wins out against money. It’s just a matter of investing your thoughts rather than your money. Take the time to mind the above suggestions; or, take these and make modifications of your own!
Author Credits | Apart from DIY, Amie is passionate about savings, in her spare time she enjoys to make the most out of her savings by comparing fixed rate bonds and different investment opportunities – fairinvestment.co.uk has to offer.