But I also don't like to spend much on halloween costumes.
I don't have a problem borrowing costumes from people.
Who have clearly spent money.
I just don't want to spend the money myself.
I'm cheap that way.
Three years ago Brookie wanted to be the Statue of Liberty.
Here's what we came up with.
I found the flat sheet at a discount store.
Just wrapped it around her
and safety pinned it in a few places.
The torch is a paper towel tube,
and a paper bowl with a hole cut thru the bottom
and some orange and yellow tissue paper stuffed in the tube.
The crown was a paper plate cut out big enough
to fit her head like a headband.
And spikes cut out of posterboard and stapled to the paper plate.
The tablet was a big hunk of styrofoam.
I etched the date July IV MDCCLXXVI on it.
The torch, crown and tablet were spray painted to match the sheet.
Warning: the spray paint does eat the styrofoam a little.
We found some witchy/monster face paint.
It was the perfect color to paint her face.
By the way, we don't do scary, gory, evil costumes.
Yucky, I say.
And there you have it.
A cheap, fun, cute, easy costume.
She LOVED it.