Thrifty, Last-Minute Costume Ideas

These cheapo and quick costumes were designed with kids in mind, but there’s nothing to stop you from up-scaling these ideas to adult-sized. They come with schematics and instructions, too.

We like the “Cyber Power Princess” and the iPod player.

Our all-time favorite last-minute costume is to put a banana in your pocket. When people ask what you’re supposed to be, whip it out and say, “I’m happy to see you.”


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  1. Trai_Dep says:

    I suggest: go with the great-for-last-minute, ever-popular Mr. Happy! sock/grimy raincoat combo.

    Even better, try this costume out around your local elementary school. With one hand in pocket or both, it’s sure to make you an attention getter. Odds good that the local constabulary will even chip in for a bright orange jumpsuit/costume for next year!

    (voice of caution – stretch sock only, and best if you borrow your brother’s ID while making your many happy encounters)

    …and people say the Spirit of Halloween is dead

  2. RumorsDaily says:

    Snakes on a Plane costumes are always a winner.

  3. Triteon says:

    I love that orange costume, trai! I got mine when I went as “Guy With No Pants” one year.

  4. Triteon says:

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    I love the orange costume, trai– got mine a few years back by dressing as “Guy With No Pants”.