October 30, 2008
Maybe you’ve been obsessing over the economic crisis. It could be that you’ve been mesmerized by the talking heads bloviating about the election. Perhaps you’ve just awakened from a month long bender. Whatever your excuse, Halloween has snuck up on you, and you don’t have a costume.
When time and money are short, it’s time to get creative. Here are some costumes you can put together in no time for next to nothing.
That’s right, just grab a white sheet and cut out a couple of holes to see through. This is the quintessential Halloween costume. Don’t listen to the fashionistas who will say you are unoriginal, and possibly a racist.
Chances are you can find a ready made Dracula costume at most dollar stores. All you really need is a cape and some fake teeth. You could always file your own teeth down with a Dremel, but that might impede your future career options.
3. Wall Street Fat Cat
See previous costume
2. Jackson Pollack Painting
Just splatter your clothes with the cheapest paint your can find. If anyone says your costume looks crappy, tell them they are just too stupid to understand it.
1. Homeless person
Times are tough right now, and I’m sure you could find any number of homeless people who would be willing to trade clothes with you.