Sure, elaborate, well-executed, high-quality Halloween costumes are great, but who has the money this year? Here are some costume options that are possible to assemble for less than 10 bucks and a few random things from your closet (or kitchen). Already mastered the cheap costume? Please share your best low-budget costume ideas in the comments!
When the clock strikes midnight on October 1st all my Halloween-obsessed friends begin their holiday decorating, and they don’t stop until October 31st. And you know what? God bless ‘em — their dedication is inspiring and their Halloween parties are epic. But for those of us who prefer a more subtle approach to the holiday spirit, this black and orange headband is a cute (and affordable!) option. It adds a festive touch to your fall outfits but doesn’t require transforming your home into a mortuary or investing in a metric ton of fake cobwebs.
This week, we’ve been bringing you easy peasy costumes inspired by your fave reality TV shows. But enough with the ladies—it’s time for a dude. Why not be Jeff Medolla, aka The Mask from Ashley Hebert‘s season of “The Bachelorette?” His costume is easy—like, seriously easy. At a minimum, you need a rose and a mask, or you can go all out as highlighted after the jump. Really, the hardest part of this costume is admitting that you watch “The Bachelorette.” But then again, anyone who spots your costume will have just outed themselves as a “Bachelor” watcher, too, so it’s all good.
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So this is what the Olsen twins — Mary-Kate and Ashley — apparently think constitutes a Halloween costume. The pair dressed up — with venti latte cups-as-light-sabers in tow — as part of a new Halloween-ie video for their T-shirt company Stylemint. Even with the helmets on, the sisters manage to convey a languid boredom and over-it-ness that we’ve come to expect from them. Remember, you can never be too rich, too thin, or too Vader-y. [Stylemint]
Going out with a group this Halloween? No prob. We’ve got you covered … all of you. If you’re looking to practice your signature walk, you may want to convince your friends to dress as the cast of “America’s Next Top Model.” That oughtta make them smize. Click through for some more great costume ideas for groups.
So what if she only has one leg? This creative lady didn’t let a missing limb prevent her from putting together a kick ass Halloween costume. She has done the “fragile” (pronounced FRA – GEEL – LAY) lamp from “A Christmas Story” proud. No more complaining that it’s too hard to find a costume. Get to work, people! [The Daily What]
Looking for a truly scary Halloween costume this year? Try a Staten Island mama with mob ties who knows guys that’ll cut your arms off and dump them in the East River if you look at her wrong. In other words, Renee Graziano from VH1′s “Mob Wives.”
Renee is the baddest mob wife on “Mob Wives” by far: she screams, she cries, she threatens, and she cooks up a mean dish of homemade meatball parm. What’s not to love? (I mean, minus the ex-husband and father in prison part.)
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So Halloween isn’t my favorite holiday at the moment, owing in part to getting dumped around the holiday last year, and having not-so-fond memories of waking up November 1 last year still drunk and covered in corn syrup blood (and that junk does NOT come out of your sheets very easily, let me tell you.) So anyway, whoops!
But I am kind of excited about this pumpkin carving tutorial I stumbled upon, which shows you how to make cool jack-o-lantern cut-outs using cookie cutters! Find out how, after the jump.
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You’ve seen one meth head, you’ve seen ‘em all. Ditto for cokeheads, dope fiends, and alcoholics. That’s why A&E’s “Intervention” can get a little stale. Thankfully, there are occasionally people like Allison on the show to remind us, “Wait, you can get addicted to that?” Allison appeared a few seasons ago, but she’s kind of gone down in history as the show’s most memorable addict because of her intense addiction to huffing computer duster which she buys in bulk from Staples. Allison is possibly best known for saying in a singsong-y voice, high on the dust, “I’m walking on sunnnnnshiiiiiiine!” And so am I, every time I watch this episode. (I don’t mean to downplay or make light of the seriousness of Allison’s addiction — I am very glad to hear she is in recovery and doing well.) In a sea of Snookis, Allison makes for the perfect unique reality TV-inspired Halloween costume. Find out how to get her look after the jump! Keep reading »
“The Real Housewives of New York City”‘s Ramona Singer is something of a life inspiration. She’s bold, she’s brash, and she doesn’t let a little thing like cultural insensitivity or completely inappropriateness get in the way of a good time. And that’s a great thing for us, because that makes her all the more entertaining. Ramona, with her crazy eyes and her constant companion, Pinot Grigio, bends for no one. And in Ramona’s world, it’s always “Turtle Time,” whatever the hell that is. Find out what elements you need for your own Ramona Singer Halloween costume, after the jump… Keep reading »