If you're trying to get through Halloween without spending a fortune, Yahoo has a few tips on how to do it. There's nothing really groundbreaking, but here are their top three ways to spend as little as possible.
#1.) Look Through Your Closet. This works in a couple ways. If you have young kids, they won't know any better: Chances are, you can make SOME kind of costume for them from the clothes you already have.
--But the same is true for you. You'd be surprised what might come to you . . . 70's pimp, vampire prom queen, cheezeball '80s gym teacher, slutty librarian.
--And you can 'zombify' any outfit too, as long as you're willing to rip the clothes and cover them with a little fake blood.
#2.) Be Creative. This kind of goes with the first one. But if you get a little clever, you don't even NEED to raid your closet.
--For example, here's Yahoo's lame idea . . . which almost sounds like ABUSE: If you have two kids, tie them together and say they're dressed as a "pair." Or dress as a jogger and a rocker . . . and say you're Iran and Iraq. Get it?
#3.) Go to a Thrift Store. Just go NOW. By next week, there won't be much left. Obviously you'll spend a lot less than you would at a costume shop, and if you have LITTLE kids, there might even be a few LEGITIMATE costumes they can choose from.(Yahoo)