I know that Halloween was several days ago, but I thought I’d try to get some conversation going on the blog.
I was, like I’m sure many of you were, sort of strapped for cash this Halloween. I decided to put off shopping for costumes until the day of, but the Halloween section at the Target closest to me looked as if it had been pillaged by Vikings (sadly, said Vikings did not leave behind anything that I could use as a Halloween costume).
Luckily I have friends who are extremely creative. They got the idea to dress up as lawn gnomes, and that costume ended up being cheapest of the cheap. We bought men’s long-sleeved tee-shirts and bought $1 Santa hats at Target, totaling $8! We turned the hats inside out, fastened them to our heads with string like party hats, put brown or black belts around our waists, and wore leggings under those shirts (which ended up going about mid-thigh down, so it wasn’t like wearing leggings as pants as indie kids tend to do). We even ended up running into another guy dressed as a lawn gnome!
So tell me, how did you creative tight-wads save money this Halloween?