In need of a last minute costume? Try thinking about what classic character your child likes best. Many of the common characters your children see places have very simple outfits.
*True story, I posted on my facebook page 2 days ago that I was thinking of going as Minnie Mouse, Lucille Ball, Honey Boo Boo or Mary Poppins. All which I own items to make these costumes with a little creativity in my closet. You can too, I promise!*
American Consumers spend a whopping 1.5 BILLION on Halloween Costumes each year. That is outrageous! Do not be intimidated by making a costume yourself.
For Character Day at school, my son decided to be Charlie Brown. He had a yellow shirt already, but I did not want to ruin it, so I made a quick run to Goodwill the day before. I found the Yellow polo for only $1.50.
I took a Sharpie to it, and “painted” on the diagonals at the bottom. He had the black shorts in his closet. I was afraid no one would get it, so I added the sign with a clip art of Snoopy, from a poster board I had at home.
Total cost of outfit – $1.50
The teachers raved about this one! I was getting comments about his costume for weeks after the fact. A little creativity can go a long way.
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