6 affordable and last minute DIY costume ideas

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(NEWS10) — Do you still not have a costume for Halloween? Here are six last minute, do-it-yourself costume ideas from My Bank Tracker that won’t break the bank.

Quarterback

  • Items needed: a quarter, tape and a football (optional)
  • Cost: $3.25 ($.25 for quarter, $3 for tape)
  • How: tape a quarter to your back

“Squid Game” participant

  • Items needed: white masking tape
  • Cost: $4 (for tape)
  • How: create a three-digit number from 001 to 456 with the masking tape on your chest and back

Piece of Gum

  • Items needed: shoe, tape and piece of gum
  • Cost: $6 ($3 for a pack of gum and $3 for tape)
  • How: place a piece of gum to a shoe and attach it to the costume

Babysitter

  • Items needed: doll and fishing line or string
  • Cost: up to $17 ($2 for string/fishing line and $15 for a doll or you can use your children’s doll for free)
  • How: attach the doll to your lower back and sit when people ask what the costume is

Party Animal

  • Items needed: streamers, balloons, animal mask and tape
  • Cost: up to $23 ($15 for mask, $3 for balloons, $2 for streamers and $3 for tape)
  • How: pick a solid color to wear to go with the mask and cover yourself in party favors

Raining Cats and Dogs

  • Items needed: umbrella, cat/dog stuffed animals and fishing line or string
  • Cost: up to $23 ($10 for an umbrella, $3 for string/fishing line and $10 for stuffed animals at the dollar store or you can use your children’s stuffed animals for free)
  • How: tie the stuffed animals to the string and attach to the umbrella

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