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10 clever costumes you can make in less than 10 minutes

10 clever costumes you can make in less than 10 minutes

October 28, 2014

Only days until Halloween and you might be cutting it close for a costume. Don't give up and do nothing. Turn this baby around.

Here are ten clever costume ideas you can make with stuff from around the house. No Value Village. No waste:

The Dorian Gray

Supplies: picture frame
Time: < 60 seconds
Green Grads rating: 4 out of 5

Also known as the ‘self-portrait’ you can get literary on people by calling yourself Dorian Gray.

We’re having a contest. Tweet a picture of your best effort from this list for an entry to win a $150 gift certificate. Make sure to include @GreenGraduates somewhere in your tweet. Draw is November 2 at 5 pm PT.

A Road

Supplies: Black shirt, white or yellow duct tape
Time: 6 minutes
Green Grads rating: 3 out of 5

If you want to get creative, you can call yourself Route 66 or we guess the Trans-Canada Highway.

A Fork in the Road

Supplies: all of the above, string, and a fork
Time: 8 minutes
Green Grads rating: 4 out of 5

Wear the fork around your neck. Memorize this Robert Frost poem. Done.  

An Oxford Comma

Supplies: white t-shirt, permanent marker
Time: 8 minutes
Green Grads rating: 5 out of 5

Write ‘, and’ on your t-shirt. Find three people and make sentences by standing second from the end. ie. Bumble bee, Batman, and Princess.

Sumo wrestler

Supplies: Large white t-shirt, two pillows, duct tape
Time: 4 minutes
Green Grads rating: 3 out of 5

This isn’t an affront to overweight people. It is a tribute to exceptionally overweight sumo wrestlers.

Bottleneck


Supplies: string, duct tape, bottle
Time: 4 minutes
Green Grads rating: 4 out of 5

Wear the bottle around your neck. Extra points if you keep Halloween cheer in the bottle all night.

The Stickman



Supplies: white t-shirt, white pants, electrical tape, paper plate
Time: 10 minutes
Green Grads rating: 5 out of 5

Put electrical tape on yourself to outline a stick man. Poke eye holes in the paper plate and draw a smiley face.
Play human hangman with people.

The Cat Lady

Supplies: dressing gown, cat stuffed toy (as many as possible)
Time: 2 minutes
Green Grads rating: 4 out of 5

Mess up your hair. Keep coupons in the pockets of your dressing gown. Slippers optional.

Identity Thief


Supplies: ‘Hello my name is’ stickers, marker, clothes
Time: 8 minutes
Green Grads rating: 3 out of 5

Start with about ten stickers to get it going. Bring your stickers around with you and let people add to your collection. You thief.

Nudist on Strike


Supplies: string, marker, cardboard
Time: 5 minutes
Green Grads rating: 3 out of 5

Wear clothes for this one. Put a sign around your neck that says ‘Nudist: on strike’. People will love it.

Remember: We’re having a contest. Tweet a photo of your best effort from this list for an entry to win a $150 gift certificate. Make sure to include @GreenGraduates somewhere in your tweet. Draw is November 2 at 5 pm PT.