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Old 10-07-2011, 06:08 AM   #1
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Halloween Costumes ??

My DH and I have been invited to a costume party on Halloween. I haven't a clue as to what to do about costumes. I definitely don't want to buy anything very expensive. Any ideas you'd care to share?

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Old 10-07-2011, 12:00 PM   #2
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You might take a trip to a thrift store and see what they have in old clothes. That might inspire you in some way and not put too big a dent in your wallet. You could always go "hippie" or "hobo" with stuff from there but you may find an old prom dress or old leisure suit for hubby. Make up and stuff from the craft store and become the homecoming king and queen of Zombie high!
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:04 PM   #3
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You might take a trip to a thrift store and see what they have in old clothes. That might inspire you in some way and not put too big a dent in your wallet. You could always go "hippie" or "hobo" with stuff from there but you may find an old prom dress or old leisure suit for hubby. Make up and stuff from the craft store and become the homecoming king and queen of Zombie high!
Or...beetlejuice beetlejuice beetlejuice!!!
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:14 PM   #4
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A few years ago when we went to a party, DH and I both wore full head latex masks of some hairy skull things, about ten bucks apiece at Walmart, along with black hoodies. Didn't talk at all for awhile. No one knew who we were! Creeped everyone out big time.

Corn syrup, corn starch, and red food coloring make good fake blood. They have the little kits of makeup for zombies and vampires at the store, or use eyeshadow, and cornstarch mixed with face cream for a nice palor. Do the old Halloween Michael Meyers/Beetlejuice eyeholes cut in a sheet.

Fun!
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:17 PM   #5
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I understand one of the more popular costumes this year is the Whitey Bulger costume. All you'll need is an orange jumpsuit, handcuffs and white hair.
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:43 PM   #6
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I understand one of the more popular costumes this year is the Whitey Bulger costume. All you'll need is an orange jumpsuit, handcuffs and white hair.
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Old 10-08-2011, 02:55 AM   #7
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i've been thinking about doing a homemade spongebob costume that i've seen before.

get a long, rectangular box that just covers your upper body and head down past your waist when the flaps are opened. cut wedges out of the short sides, thus allowing you to tuck the longer flaps into a pair of shorts. cut holes on the short sides where your arms stick out.

paint the box yellow with a big set of lashy, smiling eyes, long nose, and big smile on the upper half, and cut and glue an old shirt and tie towards the bottom.

wear beige shorts, read and blue striped tube socks, and black shoes to complete it.

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I couldn't find the pictures thread, but I thought this would be a good place to post this. It came up on my homepage (iGoogle) and it was too cute to resist.
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I couldn't find the pictures thread, but I thought this would be a good place to post this. It came up on my homepage (iGoogle) and it was too cute to resist.
It is cute! I love the way the cat is all straightened out!
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Spongebob is a great idea, BT!

Love the picture, Zhizara!
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