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Costumes under $10 that will make you holler

Costumes under $10 that will make you holler

Don’t feel like spending $50 on a provocative Disney princess or an overpriced horror costume?

Here is a list of 12 costume ideas for under $10.

1. Gangster

White T-shirt: $4.00 at Walmart

Borrow baggy, oversized pants from a friend

Make your own bling from foil

2. Saintly Figure

Sheet from home for toga-type dress

Large cross necklace: $1.99 at Halloween USA

Rosary and Bible if you already own them

No shoes necessary!

Give your blessings at parties, maybe offer baptisms

3. Ghost

Sheet from home

Cut two holes for eyes

Make SpoOoOoky sounds

4. Swine Flu

Pig nose: $3.95 at Magic Etc.

Carry around a box of tissues, perhaps a syringe

5. Baby (for boys only)

Hand towel: $2.79 at Target

Safety pins

Fashion the towel in the shape of an old school diaper

The perfect excuse to act immature.

6. Bunch o’ Grapes

Bag of purple balloons: $2.39 at Walmart

Purple sweatshirt: $7.00 Walmart

Safety pins

Blow up the balloons and pin the uninflated ends

all around your sweatshirt. Juicy!

7. Bloody Person

Normal clothes you don’t care about ruining

Bottle of “blood”: $8.95 at Magic Etc. or

$6.99 at Halloween USA

Put “blood” all over your clothes and yourself

8. Vampire

Black clothes

Vampire kit: $5.99 at Halloween USA,

complete with fangs, make-up

and sponge, liquid blood capsules and black nails

Memorize lines from Twilight and repeat

9. Alter Ego

Normal clothes

Alter ego face piece: $1.49 at Halloween USA

Flesh make-up kit: $3.99 at Halloween USA

Everyone will think your costume is lame until

you flip back your hair and AH! You’re disgusting!

10. Hairy Man

Normal everyday clothes, with a shirt that can be


Hairy chest piece: $5.99 at Halloween USA

Live out your fantasies of being that fat uncle

11. Horned Frog

TCU gear you should already have

Set of horns: $4.95 – $7.95 at Magic Etc.

Get it, Horned Frog!

12. Dinner Table

Cardboard from an old box

Tablecloth: $2.99 at Walmart

Cut a whole in the cardboard for your head,

rest it on your shoulders

Glue tablecloth on cardboard and then glue napkins

and utensils on tablecloth

Perfect for holding drinks and late night snacks

Derek Kennedy, the owner of Magic Etc. Fort Worth Costume, said that when trying to make a costume for under $10, you want to head to the accessories. This includes not just mouse ears and make-up, but swords, wings, selected wigs and a wide range of noses, from Goofy to Pinocchio.

If you happen to wait until the very last minute, fear not – it might benefit you! Denise Mayfield, the manager of the Goodwill on Granbury Road, said every Goodwill in Tarrant County is participating in the Midnight Madness Sale, where all items are 50 percent off starting at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30 and ending at midnight. Whether they have a costume you are looking for or not, Mayfield said they almost always have sheets, t-shirts and oversized clothes that could easily be part of a costume.

Closest Halloween/Thrift stores to TCU:

Magic Etc. Fort Worth Costume

2300 West Fwy

Fort Worth, TX 76102

(817) 926-2442

Halloween USA

8600 East Fwy

Fort Worth, TX 76120

(817) 275-3845

McCart Thrift Center

5203 McCart Ave

Fort Worth, TX 76115

(817) 921-9971


6297 Granbury Road

Fort Worth, TX 76133

(817) 292-0740

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