Calling all procrastinators: If you're still without a costume this Halloween, you're in luck. TODAY contributor Elizabeth Mayhew has shared six creative, affordable costumes that are a cinch to put together. And you won't have to go hunting for exotic accessories — you'll find all the materials in your own closet or at grocery and hardware stores.
You will need: Extra-sticky Post-it notes, red ribbon and a jacket or coat. Begin at the bottom of a coat or article of clothing and layer Post-it notes, one at a time, overlapping each other. Continue adding Post-it notes one layer at a time until the entire article of clothing is covered. Tie a red ribbon around your neck.
‘30 Rock’ and ‘Grey's Anatomy’
“30 Rock”: You will need: Gray pants, gray sweatshirt, hot glue gun, glue sticks and rocks. Using a hot glue gun, glue rocks to form the number “30” on the front of the sweatshirt.
“Grey's Anatomy”:You will need: Gray pants or skirt, a gray shirt or sweater, two anatomy charts and two pieces of ribbon. Make two slits in the top of each anatomy chart and thread ribbon through each. Place charts over your head (one will be in front, the other in back) and tie ribbon over each shoulder.
Wonder Bread Woman
You will need: Blue shorts, red tank top or bustier, rope, aluminum foil, two loaves of Wonder Bread, star cookie cutter, a hot glue gun and glue sticks. Fold piece of foil to make a crown. Using the cookie cutter, cut out a star from one slice of bread. Glue the bread star to the center of crown. Empty remaining bread from Wonder Bread bags. Tie one bag around each wrist.
You will need: A pair of jeans, black T-shirt, sunglasses, roll of Bounty paper towels and a black Sharpie pen. With the Sharpie, write WANTED across the front of the wrapped paper towel roll. Dress in jeans and T-shirt and carry roll with you.
Pop Art Pop-Tart
You will need: Four large boxes (12 pack) of Pop-Tarts, stapler, scissors, ribbon, fishnet stockings, high-heeled shoes and a black dress. To make box bustier: Open Pop-Tart boxes and remove contents. Unglue bottom of each box and cut along one side so that box lays flat. Overlap edges of boxes and staple them together into one large flat piece. With scissors, trim the top edge of the boxes in a heart shape (this will be the top of the bustier). Carefully cut the foil Pop-Tart cases open and remove tarts. Staple the empty foil cases to the bottom edge of the box bustier. Dress in black dress, fishnet stockings and high heels. Wrap the “bustier” around your waist and tape or staple it secure in the back.