Easy Last Minute Halloween Costumes

This segment aired on Great Day Houston, October 31 at 9:00 am. A link to watch it live will be at the bottom of this post.

It’s Halloween and you need a last minute costume? Here are some quick and easy ideas made from things we found around the house.

Sarah Palin

Sarah Palin is the most popular costume this year. All you need is a suit (preferable red) or blouse and pencil skirt, boots, pearls, and “Sarah Palin” look-alike glasses. For the real thing, check out the Lightech collection from http://www.morel-france.com/. Or for something local, try low power readers from your local drugstore. Pinkie the Pit Bull is the ultimate accessory to take this look over the top!

Beauty Queen or Award-Winning Actress
Break out an old bride’s maid or prom dress (what else are you going to do with it??), add your favorite sparkly shoes, make a sash out of ribbon and glitter paint, and add a tiara from the dollar store. Or carry a trophy with your dress and pretend you’re walking the red carpet. Isn’t Haley (@envogueevents on twitter) stunning??

Dress Up Your Dog

Can’t leave out the dogs! The GreyHounds were were the hit of the greenroom! They were both adopted from Greyhound Pets of America (http://www.gpahouston.org/). To make shoes for a dog, cut the soles out of a pair of kids shoes and slip them around the dog’s ankles. Add a vest, star, and bandana for the Sherrif costume (Bull takes his job so seriously!). Or come up with something of your own with clothes from around the house.

The Coastliners were the musical guests on the show today. They’re playing at Moody Gardens tomorrow (Saturday, Nov 1, 2008). For more info, check them out at www.thecoastliners.net . Here they are with VP Candidate Sarah!

Here’s the link to watch the segment.

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