Even if you’re working to get out of debt, it’s okay to have some fun in your life. Just don’t go overboard spending money you don’t have. Here are some quick last-minute Halloween costume ideas for little or no expense. Enjoy!
I loved this costume for the dog of a friend, and since she called it “Devil Dog” that’s what I’m calling it here. If you can sew a seam, you can make the cape for this dog and have some fun. You don’t need to use red, and you don’t need to call it a devil. You can dress up your dog, cat, or even your bird if you can catch it!
I got this idea from an airline’s in-flight magazine and thought it was hilarious. I used the apron and oven mitt and spatula from my kitchen. I bought a chef toque at Smart and Final but you could also make this with a white dish towel – even more authentic! The “Fe” (chemical symbol for “iron”) was made with electrical tape. (The entire costume is a joke about “Iron” = “Fe” and the TV show “Iron Chef.”)
I thought this costume was clever and original. The gladiator costume is made from a cardboard box, cut up and duct-taped, with some aluminum foil made into the shiny parts of the armor. Also the darker parts of the “armor” were painted with spray paint. Wasn’t this a great idea? By the way, he won the “best costume” category at our company party.
I hope you enjoy these ideas and create your own Halloween fun this year!