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Halloween Costumes on the Cheap
If you are looking to have some Halloween fun but don’t have money for a costume, have no fear. We found eight costumes you already have in your closet.  

Halloween Costumes on the Go

New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton (R) holds up a pumpkin during his campaign stop at Atwater Market in Montreal, Quebec October 11, 2008. Canadians will head to the polls in a federal election on October 14. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi (CANADA)
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Baseball Player

America’s favorite pastime is also an easy costume solution; roll up your pants, put on a pair of high socks and don your favorite team jersey and hat. For added effect, take black eye makeup to create “eye black. ” If you really want to go all out, bring a bag of sunflower seeds to chew.

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Ghost

There aren’t any outfits easier to throw together than the classic ghost. If you are willing to sacrifice a white bed sheet, cut two holes in it for your eyes and take to the streets. We can’t guarantee that you will win any contests based on originality.

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs Looks at iPhone

The titan of Silicon Valley lends himself to a simple solution for All Hallows Eve. Rock the Apple CEO’s signature black turtleneck, faded jeans and white sneakers while using your iPhone or dancing to your shuffle.

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Gondolier

The Venetian taxi drivers’ characteristic uniform is an easy answer for costume block. A striped shirt and black pants are all you need to pull off the look.

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Hippie

The anti-establishment movement of the 20th century is a great costume idea. A tie-dye shirt and a headband are the staples of the look; tuck a flower behind your ear and rock some bellbottoms if you have them to make the look more authentic. Be sure to give passerbys the peace sign throughout the night.

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Reporter

Write yourself up a press pass, grab a notepad and recording device and call yourself a reporter.  Be sure to take good notes with who gives out the best candy.

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Greek God/Goddess

Take a leap in time by using nothing more than a bed sheet to create a toga. Complete the look with the piece of rope around your waste and a pair of sandals. If you’re feeling audacious add a headband with gold spray painted leaves and practice your Latin.

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Waitress

The most adventurous costume of the bunch can be made as simple or as complicated as your house allows you to be. The addition of a table made from a box with plates and cups is fail-safe way to make you a hit at any party, but a stained apron, hairnet and a notepad can complete the outfit.

Halloween Costumes on the Cheap

If you are looking to have some Halloween fun but don’t have money for a costume, have no fear. We found eight costumes you already have in your closet.  

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