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    Halloween is all about creating your own costumes and having a good time. Here are a few surefire tips ...
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    Halloween is full of fun treats, parties and costumes - but for some families, Halloween turns into a true horror when their children's costumes go up in flames. Did you know that you can Make Your Own homemade costumes Fire Retardant in just a few minutes with a few simple household ingredients?
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    Zombie Army Pin Up Girl

    Zombies are The Thing this year, but take it to the next level of foot dragging and be a Zombie Army Pin Up Girl!
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    Let's face it, trick or treating is a blast! First you rush through the drama of figuring out what to be for Halloween, then you spend hours putting together the perfect costume, applying make-up, teasing your hair (or hiding it under a wig!), and then, you grab a sack or bucket and head out the door to canvas the neighborhood for delicious treats.

    But, the lingering question looms, At what age should you call it quits?
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    Who wants to be a dead bride? For Halloween, of course! This costume can be made at home inexpensively in a few simple steps. A simple and fun way to get your spook on this Halloween
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    Fallen Fae Costume Idea- Some believe that a Fae is an angel that has fallen from grace, too bad for heaven and too good for hell. . .
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    Everybody wants to look good and have a costume that is unique on Halloween and the best way to do that is to make your own. A Cupcake is fun costume for little kids.
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    Submit your Halloween costume and you could find yourself Richer! We're giving away $500! Submit your Costume Idea & Photo Today, Deadline is November 15, 2010 It's no secret that Halloween is our Favorite time of the year! Creative energies are flowing and people have fabulous ideas for creating fantastic costumes and decorations. So, you know you're going to create another amazing costume (and you may even have a few photographs lying around of some past awesome creations!), you might as well share them and be entered to win some spending cash in the process! Even more than that, your creative ideas will be made available for others to see and enjoy, enlarging our resource and helping people (Like yourself!) find wonderful ideas they can afford. So, Now, onto the Good Stuff . . . A few guidelines:

    • We are giving away $500, ($250 to the grand prize winner, $100 2nd Prize, $50 3rd,4th,5th runners up). ONLY Submissions containing both a Costume Idea AND PHOTO are eligible to win the Cash Prizes.


    • All Entries MUST be original costumes that you or your family made, (not purchased in a store). Costumes may be of Adults, Children or Pets.


    • If you want to add several step by step photos of the process of your costume making (for example, applying monster make-up), you will receive additional entries for your effort.


    • In your explanation/description of your costume, please explain how you came up with the idea, tips for re-creating it and any other information you think would be helpful for someone who would like to use that idea as well. (Minimum of 50 words!)


    • All instructions/explanations must be listed within the submission, not linked to another site to view them.

    Your costumes don't have to be perfect, we're just asking that you share your creativity.
    By submitting your Costume Idea, you are hereby agreeing to the following terms:
    ***I certify that I am the author or sole owner of the material I am submitting to Budget101.com. Budget101.com. and its licensees may reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify, create derivative works and otherwise use the material for any purpose in any form and on any media. I agree to indemnify Budget101.com for all damages and expenses that may be incurred in connection with the material.
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    This makes a great costume for a pair, or you can have a single flip flop, as seen here. This costume is relatively simple to put together, here's what you'll need . . .

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    The Squid costume design is similar to the idea of a hooded towel (except it closes/ties in the back and the hood is not attached). ...
    Great Last Minute Couples Costume idea

    If you're looking for a super quick last minute Couples costume idea, check out this Fabulous Idea submitted by Robin, where she creatively became Google maps!
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    If you're looking for a quick, inexpensive, easy costume idea for several friends, we've got one for you... NUNS!
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    Do you want to achieve that Marge Simpson look in an upcoming costume party? That's easy. Be the talk of the crowd with this simple Marge Simpson getup, created with basic materials in your home.
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    Halloween is Over, but you probably got some great photos of awesome costumes!

    Share your homemade Halloween costume and accessory ideas with others , if you're one of the *first 50 to Enter you'll automatically receive an *Amazon Gift Card!


    Please Note: ALL Entries that Include a Photo and Complete Directions for making the costume, and Mailing address will receive a gift in the mail, regardless of whether you're one of the first 50 or not!

    (See below form for Complete Guidelines)


    *To Be Eligible for Gift Cards*:

    1. Entry Must be one of the first 50 submitted First 10 Acceptable Entries receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card, first 11-50 Entries receive a $5. Gift Card
    2. Entry MUST Contain a minimum 250 word description of How to Make the Costume
    3. Entry MUST contain a Photo that you own the rights to, please do not submit copyrighted photos!
    4. All Gift Cards will be sent Via email.
    5. Users May Submit Multiple Entries if desired

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    Hamburglar would have to be one of the most well-known characters, especially to kids. He is popularized by the McDonalds Company as a mascot. Making a halloween costume based on this character is really a great idea. If you love this character, here's some directions to make a costume from basic items you have lying around the house . . .
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    Looking around the house, in a panic to find a funny costume idea for my kid's costume party, I come across a pair of old torn jeans and stained torn tee shirt. One of our kids had put those cloths in our yard sale bin. I know I can't sell them, so I decided to use them for his costume. My husband had been working on our car and had our spare tire and a bucket of old burnt motor oil sitting in the carport, which gave me this funny costume idea, Road Rage Victim Costume!
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    Do you love the smurfs as much as we do? Here is smurphy way to recreate your favorite cartoon character for Halloween from Handy smurf to baker smurf and all the smurfs in between . . .
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    The 1980's horror comedy movie Beetlejuice has become a cult classic, to such an extent that the title character has become a popular costume choice for Halloween. Making a Beetlejuice costume for the occasion is fairly simple and can be done cheaply. To make it, you will need ...
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    All that is needed for a 'Big Hair Rocker' costume is likely to be found around the house. First, you'll need to find any pair of old jeans. The tighter, the better. ...

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