Making Money with Fun Halloween Costumes

I am astounded by the amount of money you can make just by sporting a unique Halloween costume. Practically every TV morning show based in New York offers amazing prizes for people willing to parade in front of the cameras wearing a one-of-a-kind costume creation. Even if you don’t live near the “Today” show or “Live with Regis and Kelly” studios, you can still score a nice chunk of change by dressing up in your Halloween best at local venues. For example, in the tiny town I live in, a local bar/lounge/nightclub is offering $1,000 to the person who dons the most unique Halloween costume on Sunday night.

A thousand bucks just for designing a winning getup? If that doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, then you must be pretty well off.
I’d love to add $1,000 to my bank account, but there’s no way I’m spending my Halloween sauntering around a bar in a costume. If I were 15 years younger, I might consider it. Of course, then I’d be forced to come up with a creative costume. I’m not that imaginative, but I have always wanted to put together the following costumes on Halloween:

TV dinner: Head to a catering shop and buy heavy-duty aluminum foil, then wrap yourself from head to toe. Next, purchase fake pieces of meat and prop plastic vegetables from a costume shop or toy store and glue them on the tin foil base. You can add a fake dessert brownie or apple crisp to round out the look.

Mop: Buy some cheap brown plastic table clothes and wrap your body in them to mimic the mop’s handle. Next, purchase a couple of cheap mops and remove the heads from the handles. Glue the mop heads to a stocking cap and wear it as a wig.

Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds: Don an old black suit and attach a bunch of fake birds to it. Add a skull cap and a pipe to top off the ensemble.

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.