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7 Frugally Hot Halloween Costumes

by J. Money on Friday, October 29, 2010

bert and earnie costumesI literally JUST realized Halloween was THIS weekend! As in tonight!  As in “OMG I don’t have a Halloween costume yet!”

It’s a good thing I wasn’t invited to any great parties or else I’d be a scramblin’. Although it sure woulda felt good opening up all them invites :(  Oh well…they were probably too nervous that I’d drink all their beer… And rightfully so ;)

But anyways – if you’re looking for some quick and cheap costume ideas you’re in the right spot! Here a few of my favorites from last year’s costumes (which would last you 40 whole years by the time you got through them all!):

  1. Christmas Tree: I once saw this guy dressed in all green with nothing else but Christmas lights wrapped around him. It looked kinda stupid at first, but when he plugged himself into the wall he had the whole party’s attention! (and he got a lot of chicks that night)
  2. Random Hook-up: Drape a lot of colored extension cords around you and you’re a “Random Hook-up.”
  3. DC Tourist: You know the kind: fanny pack, I heart DC tshirt, metro maps, high-waisted long shorts, camera :)
  4. Smarty Pants: Tape smarties candies to your pants – SMARTY PANTS!

And here are some other AWESOME and super cheap ideas from my latest post over at Amex’s Currency: 10 Frighteningly Cheap, Easy, Hilarious Halloween Costume Ideas

    1. The tanning bed. Tape glow-sticks up and down your arms. Then go around the party, entrapping people in your embrace: Instant tanning bed.
    2. The chick magnet. Tape a bunch of Barbie dolls to yourself. Or use pictures of hot girls!
    3. The gold digger. Wear a shiny gold dress. Bring a shovel.

      Funny right??? Like any of them? You can always do what I usually do and just throw on some guyliner and black nail polish and pretend you’re a rock star ;)  Although it does get a tad annoying always having to explain what you’re dressed as 24/7.  Can’t people just read minds? Haha…

      You guys already have your outfits picked? Anything nice & juicy you can tell us about?  Either way, I hope you all have a magical weekend!!!  Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do ;)

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      (Slick Bert & Earnie costumes by chattingjason)


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      1 Rachel211 October 29, 2010 at 8:52 am

      I’m 8 months prego and I’m going as the Death Star. My hubby is a storm trooper. ;)

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      2 Kevin @ Thousandaire.com October 29, 2010 at 9:46 am

      Haha, that’s awesome Rachel.

      Last time I went out for Halloween was a few years ago when I went to a dueling piano bar dressed as a banana. I ended up dancing on top of the piano to Gwen Stefani’s “Holla’ Back Girl”, you know the part that goes, “This $#|* is bananas, b-a-n-a-n-a-s”.

      I like Halloween.

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      3 J. Money October 29, 2010 at 9:54 am

      hahahaha that is awesome. you guys rock :)

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      4 Jason@LiveRealNow October 29, 2010 at 10:03 am

      One year, I tied a potato to my belt and went as a dictator.

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      5 Nate R October 29, 2010 at 10:35 am

      Picked up a plastic yellow hardhat. Blue button up shirt and jeans with dirt on me to be a chilean miner. Now i just gotta find 2 females to fight over me all night to play the wife & mistress.

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      6 Jenn October 29, 2010 at 12:15 pm

      My husband was a ref and I was a penalty flag – all we needed was the ref shirt ($20 on Amazon.com) as he had pants, a whistle, etc. he could use, and I wore a bright yellow, $5 rain poncho from the grocery store to be the penalty flag.

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      7 Emily from SavvySugar October 29, 2010 at 2:47 pm

      Mine’s pretty frugally hot! I’m wearing PJs, pigtails, and holding a teddy bear. Wearing it at the office right now!

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      8 Techbud October 29, 2010 at 2:49 pm

      @ Nate R – don’t forget the Oakley sunglasses.

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      9 Big Ass Superstar October 29, 2010 at 4:14 pm

      I thought they didn’t have Smarties in the USA. What are your smarties? Candy-coated chocolate?

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      10 sarah October 30, 2010 at 9:45 am

      My husband and I are going as Juno and Paulie Bleeker. I had everything I needed to be Juno, and we spent about $40 on running shorts, t-shirt, and sweatbands for my husband.

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      11 J. Money October 30, 2010 at 3:27 pm

      all great ideas! i actually haven’t figured mine out yet… but not even sure we’re going out or not :( if i do i’ll let ya’ll know!

      @Big Ass Superstar – we have smarties! like little candies that taste like heaven:
      http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_V3iFuCk3V8g/ScRSc6TWqgI/AAAAAAAABHs/HkQWKe2kT5M/s400/smarties.jpg

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      12 Kelsey November 1, 2010 at 3:17 pm

      These are all really good ideas! I’ll have to use them next year.

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      13 Jenna November 1, 2010 at 5:15 pm

      I just reused an old 80s costume. I was asked by a little kid if I was in my “jammies”. Clearly she wasn’t around in the 80s or the 90s for that matter.

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