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Old 10-01-2006, 12:16 PM   #11
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Gosh, a number of years ago we were invited to a a Halloween party.

No one told anyone what to do, but everyone came in costume.

They were all put together with what people had or could easily purchase, no pre-made costumes at all.

We foraged through the basement, bought some chain for belts and some put on tattoos (no, I will not tell what we came as, it was outrageous but everyone enjoyed the party), and had great costumes.

As did everyone else.

One woman came as a bag lady. Where she got the old clothes (?Goodwill maybe) I have no idea, but she was perfect. Had it not been Halloween she would not have gotten into the place.

Use your imaginations, that was the most fun. The party was great but the planning was what really made it great.

You don't need a lot of $$$$$, just find a concept and run with it.

And enjoy.

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Old 10-01-2006, 01:31 PM   #12
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Thank you all so much for the great ideas. What a great website.

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Old 10-01-2006, 01:38 PM   #13
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As for Halloween Costumes I would do some research on the internet. If nothing helps go like ghosts - that is very easy to make.

Good Luck.

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Old 10-01-2006, 01:39 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by GB
One of the funniest coustumes I have seen was this girl who had big pieces of cotton or something glued all over her body. She was carrying a squirt bottle filled with water. When someone would ask what she was she would say "cloudy with a chance of showers" and then would squirt them with the water
ROFLMAO - I hate dressing up for costume parties! BUT this I would do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm crackin' up here!

Great ideas in this thread!

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Old 10-01-2006, 02:28 PM   #15
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We had friends, when we lived in the Washinton, DC area, who always had great Halloween costume parties. First, I have to tell you that they had to have a sense of humor. Their last name is Horney. Believe it or not the wife's name is Gay. And to make things worse, her middle initial is R(uth). You fill in the blanks.

At any rate, for one of their parties, the husband, Brian, dressed as an over-the-hill Superman. Big belly, torn tights, raggedy cape. He was a sight.

Then, one year, our youngest son asked me to make his costume. I asked him what he wanted to be. He replied, "A shower." As in tub and shower. He was in high school at the time and had quite an imagination.

I took a small hula hoop and clipped on shower rings and a cheap, dollar store, shower curtain. Taped some fabric straps to the hula hoop so it could rest on his shoulders. I bent a wire coat hanger in the shape of a crook, with the crook at the top and fastened the bottom of the hanger to the hula hoop in a position over his head. To the crook I taped a plastic funnel upside down and somehow affixed a set of bicycle handlebar streamers, in clear with silver sparkles, inside the funnel to represent the water.

In the end, he really did look like a shower and he was happy.
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Here is a great website I found last week! Lots of funny and original ideas. I am gonna be a deviled egg- White shirt with a painted on yolk, and devil horns, tail and pitchfork. Good luck!


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