I’m a Copy Cat: Easy Halloween Costumes

Yep, the truth is out: I’m a copy cat. For Halloween, that is. In almost all circumstances copying someone elses work is down right dirty. It’s plagarism to use other’s work: a blog, business, or homework as your own, when it’s not. I do my best to come up with orignal blog posts from my heart, made to inspire you in your financial life! I always love using juicy, inspiring stats, but always include a link to the source.
This year, Halloween is tomorrow and I am literally going to dress-up as a Copy Cat:)
It is one of those play on words costumes. I wish I could claim credit for this costume, but I found this idea here. I already have a black dress, eyeliner, and will make a sign that says: CTL + C. Then I just have to buy cat ears. Get it… copy cat! I did a little lol-ing when I saw it. If your finances are stressing you out, some low-cost Halloween child-like fun may be the answer you need.
October 31st for one day you can escape it all. You can be anyone or anything you want, but it doesn’t have to come with a monstrous price tag that’ll make you want to scream.
I did a similiar post on making your own costume in the past.

Three Steps to Copy Easy Halloween Costumes

Step 1.) Research

Brainstorm on different costume ideas. Think through your favorite Disney characters, classic movies, famous people, or things. You can get creative here and literally be anything you want from Superman to a Spy or even a random item like a fruit. Spend some time searching online for costume ideas and look through pictures to start figuring out what you want to dress up as.

Step 2.) Think: O.P.C. as in “Other People’s Closet”

The bulk of your costume can be completely free. Once you have a couple ideas of what you want to be look through your closet and other people’s closet. Aim for finding the base of your costume from clothes you already have. You may be drawing a blank, but here are examples of two DIY costumes that I have put together practically for free.
Cat in the Hat
steps to make DIY costumes
After looking at pictures online for the Cat in the Hat, I knew I was going to be a black cat with the token tall hat. I ended up finding a black shirt in my closet and I borrowed black shorts. My parents had an old tall hat that I glued on red and white fabric and made a bow-tie.
Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
 steps to make DIY costumes
Cowabunga dude- another great costume. If you can’t find the starting point of your costume at home you can go to Ross or Wally-World and get a low cost item that you can actually wear again like this green dress. I then bought red and brown fabric and made my turtle shell from a flower pot holder.

Step 3.) Accessorize

It is fun to go all out for Halloween and accessories are the difference between a good costume and a great one. Before you buy some bling that you will probably never use again, the best way to jazz up your costume is to first fix your hair or makeup to go along with the costume.
80s Girl
 steps to make DIY costumes
Here with a comb and a lot of hairspray I had totally 80’s hair. Youtube is a great resource to find video’s on how to get a particular style or look. Also look through jewelry that you already have, and use pieces from previous costumes. Then for the final touches, you might need to break-down and go to a costume store to buy small add-ons like face paint, or other gadgets.
Have some fun this year. You don’t have to literally be a Copy Cat for Halloween this year (like I am), but copy easy halloween costumes without spending a fortune with these three steps!
Love Carly

P.S. Curious how my Copy Cat costume turned out? Head on over to The Finance Plan on Facebook and check it out! If you like The Finance Plan, make sure to like it online.

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