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Frugal Halloween Costumes:

Ideas For Dark Clothing


Black Jacket and Pants - These go a long way! We got three costumes out of a yard sale find black jacket and some black jeans my oldest son had. Here are some ideas:

Abraham Lincoln - One year, I made a beard out of fake fur and a top hat out of a coffee can and ice cream bucket lid (glue together, spray paint black). With a copy of the Gettysburg address, my tall, slender son made a perfect Abraham Lincoln (not the greatest picture, but you can see it here).

Sean and a friend kicking it up at a sock hop. The jacket was too big, and his hair wouldn't stay slicked back, but he had a lot of fun!

1950's Greaser- black or blue jeans, white t-shirt, loafers and white socks, sunglasses. Slick your son's hair back-he'll look like a little rebel without a cause. Looks even better if you can find a highschool letter jacket or a windbreaker that suits the time frame. For the girls, poodle skirts are very simple to make. They are literally a circle with the waist and hem finished, and an applique. Any sewing store has lots of patterns. Add a white t-shirt or blouse, saddle shoes, and a scarf- you're in business!

Men in Black - We used the same clothes to make him a "Man in Black" by adding yard sale sunglasses and slicking back his hair. He also wore some old black church shoes.

Blues Brother - If you don't slick back the hair, and add a hat instead, the kids becomes a Blues Brother. A navy blazer and pants would work great for a Blues Brother as well.

Frankenstein- Paint their face green and stick up their hair, add some scars and a ripped up shirt.

Incredible Hulk - Paint their face, arms and legs green, add ripped clothing and green hair spray.

Magician-black pants and suit coat, add a white shirt, make a black cape, and coffee can top hat

Ninja-black pants, shirt, and sash to wear around head.

Pirate-black pants and boots, red sash around waist, white shirt 

Quasimoto-Black pants, large shirt in any color-stuff with pillow for hump in back

Zorro- black pants and loose black shirt, red sash around waist, black mask, and cardboard sword.

Punk rocker- black jeans, leather jacket, and lots of colored hair spray. Tease that hair to stick straight up! The weirder the better!

Priest-Black pants, black, button-down shirt, black shoes. Create a priest's collar from white cardstock and insert into front collar area of shirt. Works best if you use a shirt that has the same type of self-faced collar as priests wear, or you could tuck under the collar points for a similar effect. Add rosary and bible.Especially a cute costume for a boy who is constantly in trouble. I have a friend who was a big troublemaker as a kid who became a priest!

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About the Author

Kim Tilley, a tightwad at heart, is the mother of three active boys and the founding editor of Frugal by force and later by choice, Kim cut her income by 60% to stay at home with her children and discovered that anyone can live better for less. Her work has appeared in print publications such as The Tightwad Gazette. In her free time, she entertains herself by chasing kids and finding ways to create something from nothing!



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