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Monster Savings!

Who needs those over-priced Halloween costume outlets? 

Instead, you can create a one-of-a-kind Halloween costume with gently-used items from our Retail & Donation Centers!

Need a little inspiration... DIY Costume Ideas:

Flower Child

Tie-dye shirt or peasant-style belt, bell-bottoms or peasant skirt, sandals, scarf or headband.  Accessorize with beaded jewelry or flowered hair ornaments.

Barbie

Pink tank top, T-shirt, or blouse, pastel-color pants or skirt, pastel-color heels, blonde wig. Accessorize with large plastic jewelry.

Farmer

Overalls or work pants, plaid shirt, bandana, straw hat, work boots or cowboy boots.  Accessorize with gardening tools, or add straw and patches to your clothes to be a scarecrow. 

Mummy

Torn fabric scraps made of white sheets or white pillowcases. (wrap around self, or sew/pin to a white sweatsuit) 

Dilbert

White shirt, black pants, white socks, red and black necktie, black shoes.  Accessorize with glasses, use wire to make necktie stand up at odd angle.

Genie

Brightly-colored vest, tube top or swimsuit top, baggy, flowing pants, ballet-style slippers, scarves (worn as belt or in hair).

Prom Queen/Miss America

Formal gown, tiara, sash, corsage.  For "Carrie" look, accessorize with fake blood. 

Bride

Bridal gown or long white nightgown, veil or white half slip worn over head as veil.  Accessorize with a bouquet of flowers, or add a crazy hairstyle and blood to be the "Bride of Frankenstein."

Tourist

Hawaiian shirt, shorts, white knee socks, straw hat.  Accessorize with a plastic lei, fanny-pack, carry a camera or maps.

Construction Worker

White tank top or T-shirt, jeans, work boots.  Accessorize with tool belt, tools, hard hat, rub dirt/dust on clothes.

Peter Pan/Pixie

Green scrubs (tattered at bottom), tights, hat made of folded green napkin.  Accessorize with green tights, feather in cap.

"Tickled Pink"

All pink attire with a pink feather (make sure to tickle people with it)

Highway

Black T-shirt or sweatshirt, black sweatpants, black shoes. Use yellow felt to create lines in the "road," glue toy cars on either side of the lines.

Nerd

Short-sleeved button-up shirt, bow tie, dark or plaid pants (too short), white socks, dark shoes.  Accessorize with calcuator and black-framed glasses (or sunglasses with the lenses popped out).

Ladybug

Red sweatshirt, stuffed with newspaper and decorated with spots made of black felt, black pants or leggings, black shoes & socks.  Accesorize with antennae made of pipe cleaners.

Black-Eyed Pea

White T-shirt or sweatshirt with a gigantic "P" painted on it, black pants and shoes.  Use makeup to create a "black eye" on your face.

Pirate

"Puffy" white shirt, black boots, black pants or skirt, scarf or bandanna for head, eyepatch, belt made of scarf.  Accessorize with lots of gold costume jewelry.

Hercules

brown shorts or pants, rope for drawstring, belt with large buckle (worn across chest), sandals. Accessorize with a shoulder-length brown wig.

Helen of Troy or Nero

White sheet (worn toga-style), sandals, gold or brightly-colored sash. Accessorize with gold jewelry, crown made of grape leaves.   

Gypsy or Medium

Puffy or peasant-style blouse, flowing skirt, scarf around head, big costume jewelry.  Carry a small upside down bowl as a "crystal ball." 

Japanese Doll

Silk wraparound robe, scarves (tied like a belt, but higher on waist), flat shoes or ballet slippers.  Accessorize with white face paint, bright lipstick, chopsticks in hair.

Cowboy/Girl

Jeans, plaid or western-style shirt, cowboy boots, bandana, cowboy hat.  Accessorize with vest, holster, toy sherrif’s badge.

Little Red Riding Hood

White or red/white patterned blouse, red or red/white patterned skirt, red shoes, cape made of red towel or sheet.  Accessorize with a "basket of goodies."

Pro Athlete

Athletic jersey, matching shorts or sweat pants, white or black athletic  socks, sneakers, helmet or uniform hat.  Add eye-black, grass stains for more authentic look. 

Surfer

Hawaiian Shirt, swimsuit top or tank top, sandals, cut-off shorts or board shorts, sunglasses

Rockette

Short black suit jacket or vest, white ruffled blouse, black short-shorts, black nylons or leggings, black high heels. Accessorize with top hat or cane.

Nurse

white pants or skirt, white sneakers, light blue or white blouse, hat made of folded white napkin.  Accessorize with white hose, red felt crosses on blouse and hat.

FBI Agent

Black suit, red or black tie, trench coat, badge, sunglasses.

Sockhopper

Jeans (rolled up to mid-calf), untucked pastel-colored short-sleeve shirt, bobby socks, sddle shoes or white canvas tennis shoes, square scarf tied around neck.  Wear hair in a ponytail or pigtails tied with scarf or ribbon

Flapper

Short sequined or sparkly dress, head band, small purse with long strap.

Surgeon

Scrubs, blue shower cap, mask made of white fabric scraps. Accessorize with latex gloves, toy stethoscope.

 

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