Halloween Woes

It's a week before Halloween and I have no idea of what to be, and time is quickly running out. And, I've been so busy with parent-teacher conferences that I haven't even had a chance to stop into a local costume store to take a gander at the slim pickings still left on the rack. (Insert heavy sigh here). I need some serious help! Any ideas on quality costumes can I throw together without spending a ton of money?

I just can't be that teacher who comes to school without a costume on Halloween!

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11 comments

Diana Mieczan said...

How about a black cat? Its very easy and you can get creative with the face make-up!
Have a fun Monday,sweetie
Kisses

D'Rae said...

You could be static electricity. Wear a sweatsuit and pin socks all over you.

A domino. Get 2 large pieces of felt or cardborad (black) and paint white dots on it or pin white circles on it.

Erin said...

I'm going as Little Red Riding Hood. Planning to wear a black shirt and tights, a white blouse and of course the big red cape and hood. Will also carry a basket with some goodies in it for my first graders...

JenniB said...

What about a Book Worm? Wear all green with a pair of glasses and attach a book to a hat for the top of your head!

Mo Pie, Please said...

I like the bookworm idea! It's great for a teacher! I'm going as a gnome. I'm hoping to find all my attire at the thrift store. I must say, if you just go into a thrift store it starts to become pretty easy to imagine ideas!

Haley said...

Gypsy... scarves, jewlery, long dress, shawl. Super fun and free!
I will post a how to on it tonight or tomorrow.
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plo said...

Hmmm...If I had a good idea I would probably use it, because I can't think of a thing for myself! I usually have it planned out way in advance! I was professor Trelawny from Harry Potter one year, which was easy to create from what I owned. good luck, and Happy Halloween!

Erika Peterson said...

I was a substitute teacher one year - I wore a very cliche teacher outfit, stuck a paper airplane in my bun, wore crooked glasses, had toilet paper stuck into my shoe, carried a ruler and an apple and wore a "Hi, my name is Miss Peterson" nametag. Pretty easy!

JMay said...

Oh my gosh, I'm with you! I have no idea what I want to be...

When in doubt...go as a witch or a girl from the 80's? :-)

Stephanie said...

i've been an angel the last few years but i live in southern california where it's warm. easy costume though. white skirt, white tank top. glittery make up. all you have to buy are white wings and a halo, should be left in the slim pickin's! good luck. (p.s. like your cute jack-o-lanterns.)

Christine E-E said...

daughter is a teacher - all five kinder teachers dressed up as Waldo (where's Waldo - jeans, striped tshirt, round black glasses & stocking hat)... kids loved it.