Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love Halloween! It’s my favorite holiday. Yes, it’s a holiday. It’s way better than any awkward political discussion during Thanksgiving.
This year, since we’ve moved and are still working on somewhat of a social life, we don’t have any Halloween parties to go to or costume contests to enter. <insert sad face> But I told My Main Squeeze I didn’t care if I sat on the couch in my costume eating chips and salsa…dressing up for Halloween was going to happen.
Problem is…Medical school is expensive. Not pulling in the income I once did sure hits the wallet too.
To remain in budget, we talked and decided we needed to choose between carving pumpkins or creating costumes.
It was a tough Halloween discussion ya’ll.
But in the end, I decided that pumpkin seeds will come and go…but photos last forever!
May I present to you our $1.00 The Price is Right costumes:
Yeah. You read it right. I created that puppy for $1.00! One dollar. Uno dollar-o. …or something.
With my infinite Halloween knowledge, I discovered this wonderful site: Coolest Homemade Costumes. A couple years ago I remember seeing a hilarious costume on there for The Price is Right contestant. I’m not sure this is the same exact picture but you get the idea:
So cool! Well done! I knew that this year considering our time crunch, lack of social gatherings and lack of funds, I should make this costume too! I just needed to take a different route than the Showcase Showdown in the above picture to save some $. Which is why I decided to just do the “Come on dooowwwwn, you’re the next contestant on the Price is Right!” part.
So how did I make it for $1.00? EASY!
Things you’ll need:
1 poster board
Yellow and green construction paper
I had everything else besides the poster at home, as most crafty nerds do. So I only needed to buy the poster board – which was 2 for $1. So I have an extra poster laying around here… Maybe I’ll make a costume with it for the Bax-man!
Then again, maybe not…
Cut the poster board in half and use the separate pieces for each contestant. Cut out your green backgrounds, yellow numbers and yellow name tags. Glue all the necessary pieces. Duct tape the yarn on the back the poster and use it to put the nametag on your shirt too. Write out your names. Grab you Main Squeeze away from the medical school books. Direct him to look super excited. Set the timer on the camera and Wah-lah!