Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love Halloween! Â It’s my favorite holiday. Â Yes, it’s a holiday. Â It’s way better than any awkward politicalÂ discussionÂ 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> Â 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 HalloweenÂ wasÂ going to happen.
Problem is…Medical school is expensive. Â 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 HalloweenÂ discussionÂ ya’ll. Â
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. Â You read it right. I created that puppy for $1.00! Â One dollar. Â Uno dollar-o. Â …or something.
With my infinite Halloween knowledge, I discovered this wonderful site: Â Coolest Homemade Costumes.Â 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! Â 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! Â 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? Â 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. Â So I only needed to buy the poster board – which was 2 for $1. Â So I have an extra poster laying around here… Â 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. Â Cut out your green backgrounds, yellow numbers and yellow name tags. Â Glue all the necessary pieces. Â Duct tape the yarn on the back the poster and use it to put the nametag on your shirt too. Â Write out your names. Â Grab you Main Squeeze away from the medical school books. Â Direct him to look super excited. Â Set the timer on the camera and Wah-lah! Â