Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Halloween Is Expensive

By TwinsWin83

There hasn’t been anything posted on here in a few days so I thought I would just throw something up. There was a Halloween party up here on Saturday where if you had a costume on you got in for free. If you didn’t it was 6 bucks a person. 6 bucks! I’m strapped for cash as it is so I went with the lesser of two evils and forked out the entry fee because I figured it would cost well over 6 dollars to put together a decent outfit. I immediately regretted this decision because everyone else there had a costume on and I felt like the boring dude who thinks he’s too cool to dress up. But that wasn’t the case, I just couldn’t afford it and that got me to thinking: what can I throw together for cheap next time so I won’t have to feel like a big party bummer?


All black clothes and a scream mask? Nope. I think I did that once in high school at the last moment and it wasn’t very cool.


Ripped attire, a Jason mask and some fake blood all over? Naw, way too unoriginal. Plus, when I see those masks I tend to think of old goalies.


Bed sheet toga? Too frat party-ish. I guess it would be sweet though if the song "Shout!" came on at the party you were at.


Big black wig, white face paint and a black star around my eye to look like Paul Stanley from KISS? Yeah that’d be cool but where am I going to find a sweet wig at the last moment? Plus that would probably cost like 10 bucks for the wig and another 3 for the face paint. That's just too spendy.


Wear normal clothes and carry a homemade sign that declares: “nudist on strike!” I’m not that funny. Or clever.


Then I thought about what I already had on hand, an outfit that wouldn’t cost me a cent. As unoriginal as it may seem I have all the necessary equipment to dress up as my favorite thing: a Minnesota Twin. Ah yes, an oldie but a goody. I have the jersey, the hat, the pants, socks and even cleats that don’t have metal spikes so I don’t tear up the dance floor (at least literally). Sure it might seem a little 4th grade but that’s ok, I like to show support for my favorite team even during this difficult time. And best of all, it won’t cost me a cent and I would have saved 6 dollars getting into the stupid party in the first place.


If you guys have any ideas for cheap costumes I’m more than willing to listen because I’m sure I’ll have to dress up at some point this week for some ridiculous reason or another.

10 comments:

brex said...

This year I was a ninja. All I had to buy was the mask/accesory kit that was 6.99 at walmart. It included a black ninja hood, plastic gitana blade, two sais, and one throwing star. I wore black pants, and a black shirt that I already owned. It was easy, cheap and rad because I was a ninja. hi-ya!

TwinsWin83 said...

Haha. I can see that Breezy. And it's in my price range. The closest Wal-Mart to me is 70 miles away up here though so I'm working with limited factors. I liked the movie 3 Ninja's growing up though. 3 Ninjas Kick Back was too preachy for my taste.

Jeff said...

i'm in the same boat moneywise. I live off of rice and veges, if i find a quarter in the couch it makes my day. I was planning on taking a plain white t-shirt on Wed night and writing, "Choice: Costume or the bar?" and on the back write "I chose the bar."

TwinsWin83 said...

I think that shirt will suit you perfectly Huddy. Just thought I would throw this website address up really quick for anyone who hasnt heard the Twins debuted some new renderings for the new park today. 2010 cant come soon enough. Be sure to check out the CAD Flyover.

http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/min/ballpark/sights_and_sounds.jsp

Anonymous said...

4 or 5 years ago I wore my PJ's to a party with a pillow case full of booze. When people asked me what I was supposed to be I yawned and said I was tired.

tfrezac2002 said...

That last post was me. I don't know why it didn't save my name.

Daymonster said...

I love Halloween. I am always afraid to buy a costume as I don’t want to run into someone with the EXACT same thing but I also try not to spend a lot of money. But I always do. This year I already dropped about 60 bucks on a Howie Mandel costume for a group Deal or No Deal costume (4 chicks in dresses with briefcases, me as Howie, one fat dude contestant and a silhouette person as the banker) Should look cool, but not worth the money.

soup said...

I had a buddy a couple of years ago that wanted to make a funny halloween costume cheap. He ducttaped a hanger to his chest and had it come out his shirt and stick up in the air. He was a self-preformed-abortion-survivor. It did not go over well.

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