Halloween http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/7938/all en-US 20 Cheap and Easy Halloween Costumes for Adults http://www.wisebread.com/20-cheap-and-easy-halloween-costumes-for-adults <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/20-cheap-and-easy-halloween-costumes-for-adults" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/mime-female-186518860-small.jpg" alt="mime " title="mime" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>As a 30-something adult, I've dressed up for many Halloween parties and celebrations throughout the years. Would you believe that I've only bought my costume a handful of times? Heading to those crowded, overpriced costume pop-up shops gives me anxiety &mdash; and it certainly empties a fair share of wallets. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-halloween-costumes-for-people-who-hate-dressing-up?ref=seealso">15 Halloween Costumes for People Who Hate Dressing Up</a>)</p> <p>To that end, check out these 20 classic and clever DIY costumes that are sure to impress any crowd.</p> <h2>1. Mime</h2> <p>French style is very in right now, so there's a good chance you have black pants and a striped shirt to make this simple <a href="http://www.seejaneblog.co/2012/10/24/partners-in-mime-costume/">mime costume</a>. If you don't have suspenders you could always use some black tape or ribbon for the evening. But that white and black face makeup is essential.</p> <h2>2. Bandit</h2> <p>You can wear similar clothing if you'd rather dress as <a href="http://www.realsimple.com/holidays-entertaining/holidays/halloween/couples-halloween-costumes/bandits">bandits</a>. Exchange the face makeup for a basic black eye mask, the suspenders for a sack to carry the cash you steal. Okay. Maybe skip the crime in real life and fill that bag with candy instead.</p> <h2>3. Pop Art Girl</h2> <p><iframe width="605" height="340" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/hBB_nwS39GY?rel=0"></iframe></p> <p>Find all your polka dot clothing and then follow this <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBB_nwS39GY">stunning makeup tutorial</a> to create a pop art girl look right out of a Warhol or Lichtenstein painting or comic book page. All you do is accentuate your features with a strong black line and then use a brand new pencil eraser to apply those textbook dots.</p> <h2>4. Andy Warhol</h2> <p>Speaking of <a href="http://ohhappyday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/andy-warhol-materials.jpg">Mr. Warhol</a>, looking like him isn't terribly difficult. Wear all black (turtleneck, if you have one), carry around a camera, and snag a cheap platinum or white wig. Campbell's soup cans are optional.</p> <h2>5. Bob Dylan</h2> <p>Curly haired men and women alike can dress like the <a href="http://theme-me.com/2013/05/24/day-331-bob-dylan/">legend Bob</a> in his famous Don't Look Back film. You just need dark pants, a dark vest, and a button-up shirt. A pair of Ray Bans finishes the deal, but any bold sunglasses will do.</p> <h2>6. Brawny Man</h2> <p>Slap on a red and black checkered flannel shirt, a pair of jeans, leather boots, and a confident smile to channel the <a href="http://inhabitat.com/7-last-minute-halloween-costumes-hiding-in-your-closet/diy-halloween-costume-brawny-man/">Brawny Man</a>. And be sure to carry around a package of the paper towels so everyone knows it's you.</p> <h2>7. Regina George</h2> <p>If you love the movie Mean Girls as much as I do, this <a href="http://instagram.com/p/qps8IUgsqu/">Regina George</a> costume is perfect. Take an old camisole and cut two holes in it, slip into a short black skirt, and let your queen bee attitude do the rest.</p> <h2>8. Hippie</h2> <p>All I'd need to do is borrow my sister-in-law's wardrobe to dress like a hippie this Halloween. Women and men can broadcast their inner flower-children by wearing tie-dye, loose jeans, patchwork skirts, beaded jewelry, etc. Drawing a peace signs somewhere helps, too.</p> <h2>9. Instagram Photo</h2> <p>As an iPhone addict, I love this cardboard <a href="http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/2014/09/teen-adult-halloween-costume-diy-instagram-board/">Instagram photo</a> costume. The author took a screenshot of her latest photo and got it printed in large format onto foam core for around $12 at OfficeMax. I'd recommend shopping around and considering simple black and white (and possibly mounting yourself onto cardboard) for a cheaper alternative.</p> <h2>10. Twitter Bird</h2> <p>To keep with the social media theme, try this <a href="http://ideas.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/2012/09/27/best-female-twitter-bird/">Twitter bird</a> getup. You'll need an oversized blue t-shirt and some matching leggings or tights. From there, you can get creative with feathers (found at most craft stores and even dollar stores) and add your personal touch with your handle. Hey, you might gain a few new followers!</p> <h2>11. Mr. Clean</h2> <p>Talk about easy. Guys &mdash; get a white t-shirt and some white makeup to spread on your eyebrows and dress like <a href="http://carolina-orange.blogspot.com/2012/10/halloween-costumes.html">Mr. Clean</a> (the third photo down). If you're bald or have a shaved head, you're already halfway there!</p> <h2>12. Rosie the Riveter</h2> <p>This <a href="http://www.fashionablybombed.com/2012/10/diy-halloween-costume-rosie-riveter.html">Rosie the Riveter</a> costume is incredibly classic and also dirt cheap. You likely have everything you need in your closet. And if not, head to the thrift store for supplies. Bright red lipstick is a must.</p> <h2>13. Scarecrow</h2> <p>Thankfully distressed jeans and flannel shirts are in fashion this season. Heck, you might be wearing the bulk of this <a href="http://hisandhersdiy.com/how-to-make-a-scarecrow-costume/">scarecrow costume</a> right now. If you'd like to skip sewing patches onto your jeans, just use some masking tape to attach a couple squares of fabric for extra color.</p> <h2>14. Morton Salt Girl</h2> <p>You'll need a yellow frock, umbrella, and Mary Janes to look the part of the <a href="http://ideas.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/2012/10/31/fantastic-mortons-salt-girl-costume-idea/">Morton Salt Girl</a>. If you don't have one already, I guarantee you can find the right shade dress at a local thrift shop for under $10.</p> <h2>15. Don Draper</h2> <p>Dress for success with a smart <a href="http://www.mahalo.com/how-to-make-a-don-draper-costume/">DIY Don Draper</a> costume. Guys likely have a suit hanging around their closets. The rest is in the details. A pocket square, thin tie, a clean haircut, and pack of Lucky Strikes goes a long way.</p> <h2>16. Skeleton</h2> <p>Download the free bone template and follow these <a href="http://www.marthastewart.com/254349/skeleton-costume-how#254349">video instructions</a> for how to make your own skeleton t-shirt. The artist recommends using a rotary cutter for the most precise look. And if you're looking for a cheap t-shirt, check out your local dollar store.</p> <h2>17. Tourist</h2> <p>Have a little fun and hit the town as a tacky tourist for your night out. If you don't have any dorky duds or vacation t-shirts, head to your local thrift shop to find something on the cheap. A map is a nice prop along with a brimmed hat, a camera, tall socks, and &mdash; the essential &mdash; a fanny pack or large shoulder bag.</p> <h2>18. Identity Theft</h2> <p>Here's a clever one for you &mdash; <a href="http://instagram.com/p/gJ9Cyevu_X/">identity theft</a>. Just wear black from head to toe and slap on a bunch of those &quot;Hello, My Name is&hellip;&quot; stickers displaying names that aren't your own. This outfit might be the creepiest of all!</p> <h2>19. Mummy</h2> <p>Though this costume is intended for the expectant crowd, the basics for the <a href="http://www.deliacreates.com/this-looked-much-better-in-my-head/">pregnant mummy</a> are the same whether you're with-child or not. Just cut strips of t-shirt or muslin and wrap them around your upper half. Use red craft paint for blood. If you want to really be frugal, try toilet paper!</p> <h2>20. Audrey Hepburn</h2> <p>Almost all women have a little black dress hiding somewhere in their closets. Put it on with a string of pearls (real or fake), a large pair of dark sunglasses, and a small tiara. Now you look like <a href="http://www.katiedidwhat.com/what-i-wore-wed-nes-day-halloween/">Holly Golightly</a> from Breakfast at Tiffany's.</p> <p><em>What are you dressing up as for Halloween this year? Please share in comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-marcin">Ashley Marcin</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-cheap-and-easy-halloween-costumes-for-adults">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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The thing is, we went out shopping for costumes the other day, and I was absolutely shocked at how much these little outfits cost. I complained to my own mother who, in turn, showed me photos of some of the costumes I wore as a kid. Guess what! They were all humble and homemade. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/last-minute-diy-halloween-costumes?ref=seealso">Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes</a>)</p> <p>So, get out the glue, cardboard, and pipe cleaners. Here are 20 amazing Halloween costume ideas that are both adorable on your kid and sensible for your budget.</p> <h2>1. Black Cat</h2> <p>Dress your child in black pants and a black shirt or sweater. Use construction paper to cut out two triangles to attach to a headband for ears. Use eyeliner to <a href="http://makinbacon.hubpages.com/hub/catfacepaintinghalloweenchildrendesignstipstutorials">draw a black triangle</a> on your child's nose and then whiskers on his or her cheeks. Finish off by filling a long black sock with some stuffing and pinning it on as a tail.</p> <h2>2. Robot</h2> <p>Gather up any discarded boxes you were planning to recycle and use them to assemble a <a href="http://makezine.com/craft/robot-costumes/">DIY robot costume</a>. Paint with bright or metallic craft paint however you like. Decorate with &mdash; you guessed it &mdash; plastic bottle caps, stray buttons, and other discarded items.</p> <h2>3. Snail</h2> <p>Use brown craft paper to twist and turn into a shell for this cute <a href="http://ohhappyday.com/2012/10/snail-costume/">snail costume</a>. From there, you simply make a base using a square of cardboard and hot glue ribbon onto it so your child can wear the shell as a backpack.</p> <h2>4. Runner</h2> <p>Put your kid in his or her most athletic clothes &mdash; a t-shirt and shorts should do. You can add leggings if it's cold. Then choose a pair of sneakers. If you have a sweatband &mdash; great! To finish, pin one of your race numbers onto the shirt and add a finisher's medal (or borrow those items from a runner friend).</p> <h2>5. Aerobics Instructor</h2> <p>My mom taught dance aerobics in the 1980s, so I love this <a href="http://homemadebyjill.blogspot.com/2010/10/rubys-halloween-costume-baby-aerobics.html">throwback costume</a> that even a baby can wear. Dress baby in a onesie with leggings underneath and a pair of leg warmers. If you don't have leg warmers, cut the feet off a pair of old socks as a temporary fix. The author of the costume made a felt boom box. If you're not into sewing, make one using a small cardboard box and craft paint.</p> <h2>6. Angel</h2> <p>You can make some amazing angel wings using <a href="http://www.thoughtsfromalice.com/2014/02/coffee-filter-angel-wings-diy.html">cardboard and coffee filters</a>. Though this tutorial was originally intended for decorative wings, they'll attach to your child's body with ribbon much like in the snail costume instructions above.</p> <h2>7. Superhero</h2> <p>Dress your child in one color as a base and then craft a quick, no-sew cape <a href="http://eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.ca/2014/09/no-sew-superhero-cape-and-cuffs.html">using an old t-shirt</a> (or you can buy one for just $1 at the Dollar Store). Then make cuffs using toilet paper rolls and a mask using construction paper. Decorate using whatever art supplies you already own.</p> <h2>8. Crayon</h2> <p>Have your child wear his or her favorite color from head to toe. These girls decided to <a href="http://www.costume-works.com/box_of_friends.html">color their hair</a> and loft with water bottles, but you could also make a quick cap using construction paper and ribbon. Otherwise, make a label using black paper and paint that says Crayola.</p> <h2>9. Ghost</h2> <p>Your classic homemade costume. Use a sheet or large piece of white fabric as your base. Cut holes for the eyes. Or you can buy this <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2479217/Would-spend-200-ghost-costume-Designer-sleepwear-brand-offers-600-thread-count-sheet-eye-holes-Halloween.html">exact same thing</a> for $200 with 600 thread count. Your choice.</p> <h2>10. Fairy</h2> <p>Most little girls already have one of those tulle dress-up skirts. Dress her in one color leggings and a shirt and throw on the poofy skirt. Head to your Dollar Store and pick up a few fake flowers to glue onto a headband. Craft some <a href="http://www.secret-agent-josephine.com/2009/09/fairy-wings-and-toadstool-cupcakes/">DIY wings</a> using cardboard, glitter, and ribbon.</p> <h2>11. Lego Man</h2> <p>If your child loves playing with Legos, this inexpensive <a href="http://www.costume-works.com/lego_man1.html">Lego Man costume</a> will surely be a hit. Use two cardboard boxes and some disposable bowls (or Solo cups). Glue everything together and then spray paint your favorite color.</p> <h2>12. Wind-Up Doll</h2> <p>Though this <a href="http://hartandsew.blogspot.com/2009/10/doll-costume.html">Wind-Up Doll</a> idea is originally for a girl's costume, it could work equally well for a boy. Use a toilet paper roll, a styrofoam ball, and a cardboard cutout to make a wind-up handle and spray with gold paint. Use elastic and brass fasteners to attach to your child's arms.</p> <h2>13. Artist</h2> <p>Dress your child in all black, including a beret. Cut cardboard in the <a href="http://www.southernliving.com/food/holidays-occasions/artist-halloween-costume">shape of an artist's palette</a>, paint white, then add color splotches and a paintbrush. Then cut two small holes in the top so your kid can loop the whole thing around his or her neck.</p> <h2>14. Jellyfish</h2> <p>All you need is an umbrella, some ribbon (or streamers, etc.), and embellishments for this <a href="http://www.acasarella.net/2012/10/diy-jellyfish-costume_29.html">DIY jellyfish costume</a>. Bonus: When you're done with Halloween, your child can continue to use the umbrella on rainy days for years to come.</p> <h2>15. Care Bears</h2> <p>Get the whole family involved with this no-sew <a href="http://seevanessacraft.com/2012/10/20-crafty-days-of-halloween-no-sew-care-bear-costumes/">Care Bears costume</a>. You'll need sweatshirts or hoodies and matching pants. The rest requires felt, paint, glue, some pipe cleaners, and a little artistic ability. If you don't want to go to all that trouble, I think you could draw the designs on paper plates for a similar impact.</p> <h2>16. White Cloud</h2> <p>This <a href="http://ohhappyday.com/2012/10/fluffy-white-cloud-costume/">white cloud</a> getup would be a lot of fun to wear. After you construct your base, the bulk of the costume is made from cotton batting or polyester pillow stuffing. Use whatever you have on hand. This cloud would also be cool if you spray painted it grey or black and added a cardboard lightning bolt.</p> <h2>17. Game Boy</h2> <p>Turn your baby into a <a href="http://www.reallyawesomecostumes.com/diy-game-boy-costume/">handheld gaming system</a> with a onesie, different colored felt, and glue. This costume is seriously adorable and &mdash; as the author writes &mdash; the hardest part is waiting for it to dry.</p> <h2>18. Litterbug</h2> <p>Tampa has a Green Halloween celebration each year. In 2010, a little girl stole the show with her eco-conscious <a href="http://whatsdoingtampabay.com/2011/10/3rd-annual-green-halloween-tampa/">Litterbug getup</a>, winning first place in the costume competition. Simply have your kid wear a solid color underneath a collection of taped-on (and cleaned off!) recyclables of all shapes and sizes.</p> <h2>19. Octopus</h2> <p>I laughed out loud when I saw this <a href="http://www.janemarieblog.com/2012/10/o-is-for-octopus-last-years-diy-halloween-costume/">DIY octopus</a> costume in my search. I've come across several variations, some with matching socks and some without. If you're on a tight budget, just use what you have around the house before buying anything new.</p> <h2>20. Masked Animal</h2> <p>If you don't have a lot of time or crafting ability, try these <a href="http://prudentbaby.com/2012/10/baby-kid/diy-animal-masks-free-template/">no-sew animal masks</a>. The template is free and this project is a fun one to get kids involved with creating. For the rest of the costume, have your child wear simple clothing so the mask is the focus.</p> <p><em>Are you proud of a DIY costume you made (or wore)? Please share in comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-marcin">Ashley Marcin</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-simple-and-cheap-halloween-costumes-for-kids">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-8-trending-halloween-costumes-on-the-cheap">How to Make 8 Trending Halloween Costumes on the Cheap</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-cheap-and-easy-halloween-costumes-for-adults">20 Cheap and Easy Halloween Costumes for Adults</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-halloween-costumes-for-people-who-hate-dressing-up">15 Halloween Costumes for People Who Hate Dressing Up</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/last-minute-diy-halloween-costumes">Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-most-offensive-halloween-costumes-ever">The 5 Most Offensive Halloween Costumes Ever</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> DIY Entertainment costumes dress up Halloween Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:00:04 +0000 Ashley Marcin 1237801 at http://www.wisebread.com The 5 Most Offensive Halloween Costumes Ever http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-most-offensive-halloween-costumes-ever <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/the-5-most-offensive-halloween-costumes-ever" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/businessman-halloween-costume-177282812-small.jpg" alt="businessman halloween costume" title="businessman halloween costume" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's the one day of year when you get to be somebody else. Just make sure your portrayal of that somebody else isn't offensive.</p> <p>Why? Well, for starters, because it's not nice. But perhaps a more convincing reason is because we live the age of smartphones and social media. If you wear a horribly repugnant costume to a Halloween party, chances are pretty good that you'll end up in the Internet's hall of shame. And once your name and photo start popping up on the blogosphere, there's no erasing that. Your career and credibility will tumble into a perpetual state of jeopardy. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-not-to-hand-out-on-halloween?ref=seealso">What NOT to Hand Out on Halloween</a>)</p> <p>To avoid this unwelcome fate, we suggest following this simple formula: If you wouldn't want a photo of you in your costume circulating on the Internet, then don't wear it. Seems simple enough, right? Well, apparently not. Read on for our roundup of some of the most offensive costumes worn by folks who just didn't think it through.</p> <h2>1. Boston Marathon Bombing Victim</h2> <p>Not only did Alicia Ann Lynch, 22, of Michigan, wear red-splattered running gear and <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/boston-bombing-victim-costume-sparks-outrage-threats-online-article-1.1505395">fake blood dripping down her face and legs</a>, she also posed with a toothy grin for a photo while wearing said costume and posted it to her Twitter feed. Big mistake.</p> <p>Lynch, who wore her ill-chosen Halloween costume to an office party, was promptly fired. Then she and her parents swiftly became the target of cyberbullying and death threats that persisted for months.</p> <p>&quot;I have been fired from my job,&quot; Lynch tweeted. &quot;I am paying for what I thought was a simple joke. I know it was wrong now. I wasn't thinking. I'm sorry.&quot;</p> <h2>2. Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman</h2> <p>Half-brothers William Filene and Greg Cimeno of Florida dressed as <a href="http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/10/dead-trayvon-martin-halloween-costume-not-okay.html">a black-faced Trayvon Martin and a trigger-happy George Zimmerman</a>. Then their mother posted a picture of them on one of her social media accounts. No, not because she wanted to publicly shame them for their racial insensitivity. Rather, because it was Halloween and she wanted to show off her sons' costume choice.</p> <p>In the photo, the man dressed as Zimmerman makes a gun with his fingers and holds it to his brothers' head.</p> <p>&quot;Happy Halloween from Zimmerman &amp; trayvon,&quot; wrote Caitlin Cimeno, the boys' mother. She punctuated the caption with an emoji smiley face.</p> <p>Caitlin Cimeno was fired from her job after social media users tracked down her employer, which terminated her position.</p> <h2>3. A Member of the Ku Klux Klan</h2> <p>Jessica Black of Virginia <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/boy-kkk-halloween-costume-draws-threats-article-1.1505265">dressed her 7-year-old son as a Klansman</a> for Halloween. She even sewed the white robe and hood herself. Not surprisingly, people were enraged.</p> <p>&quot;It's a family tradition,&quot; Black told a reporter for a local television station.</p> <p>&quot;I did tell him that if you do it, you know there's going to be people talking about you, there's going to be people saying bad things about you when you do wear it,&quot; she said.</p> <p>When asked by a reporter why he wanted to celebrate the holiday dressed in KKK garb, the small boy replied, &quot;'Cause it was cool.&quot;</p> <h2>4. The Twin Towers on 9/11</h2> <p>College students Amber Langford and Annie Collinge, both 19 and British, dressed as the north and south towers of the World Trade Center during the September 11 attacks. The University of Chester students' costumes featured <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-24835322">smoke, flames, crashing planes, and dozens of people falling to their deaths</a>.</p> <p>The costumes won the girls the &quot;Best Dressed&quot; accolade at the pub where they celebrated the holiday. It also earned them a lot of disrespect across the pond, particularly from the families of 9/11 victims.</p> <p>&quot;I can't begin to tell you how angry and disgusted I am,&quot; said Liz Gilligan, whose husband died in the attacks. &quot;To say I'm shocked and upset is an understatement.&quot;</p> <p>Langford, Collinge, and the pub that rewarded the girls' costumes later issued public apologies for their insensitivity and poor judgement.</p> <p>&quot;We never meant to be offensive, but we apologize if any offense was caused,&quot; the teens wrote in their apology, which was printed in local newspaper. &quot;The idea was to depict a serious, modern-day horror that happened in our lifetime and was not intended as a joke.&quot;</p> <h2>5. Asiana Airlines Flight Attendants</h2> <p>Three men in Chicago wore <a href="http://nydailynews.com/news/national/halloween-costumes-slammed-mocking-asiana-airlines-crash-article-1.1501104">tattered uniforms, faux bruises, and fake blood</a>, calling themselves the victims of the Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crash in San Francisco.</p> <p>Not only was their costume choice distasteful &mdash; it was also racist. The men donned name tags that read: Sum Ting Wong, Ho Lee Fuk, and Wi Tu Lo &mdash; the made-up names of the victims that were mistakenly reported in the news media after a summer intern at the National Transportation Safety Board confirmed them as the real names of the victims as a racist joke.</p> <p><em>What's the worst costume you've ever worn for Halloween? Please share in comments!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/brittany-lyte">Brittany Lyte</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-most-offensive-halloween-costumes-ever">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-3"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-8-trending-halloween-costumes-on-the-cheap">How to Make 8 Trending Halloween Costumes on the Cheap</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-halloween-costumes-for-people-who-hate-dressing-up">15 Halloween Costumes for People Who Hate Dressing Up</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-simple-and-cheap-halloween-costumes-for-kids">20 Simple and Cheap Halloween Costumes for Kids</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-cheap-and-easy-halloween-costumes-for-adults">20 Cheap and Easy Halloween Costumes for Adults</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wise-breads-halloween-adventures">Wise Bread&#039;s Halloween Adventures</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment costumes cruel Halloween poor taste Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:00:06 +0000 Brittany Lyte 1236725 at http://www.wisebread.com How to Make 8 Trending Halloween Costumes on the Cheap http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-8-trending-halloween-costumes-on-the-cheap <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/how-to-make-8-trending-halloween-costumes-on-the-cheap" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/minion costume.jpg" alt="minion costume" title="minion costume" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Halloween is a booming business, and the only thing more expensive than the treats for little tricksters are the costumes. Commercial get-ups can run into the hundreds, so many people are looking to Pinterest and other sites to turn their next disguise into a DIY adventure.</p> <p>So here's how to make some of the hottest costumes this season yourself for less!</p> <h2>Striped and Wrapped</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/candy%20crush.jpg" /></p> <p>Candy Crush Saga isn't just a game. For many, it's a way of life. This sickly sweet and addicting mobile app has many adults seeing images of brightly-colored candies in their dreams each night, so bringing them to life as a Halloween costume only makes sense. Simply get a big box and paint it on the front to look like a candy grid before cutting out holes for the head, arms, and legs (or <a href="http://alphamom.com/family-fun/holidays/candy-crush-halloween-costume-for-kids/">use a sandwich board</a> for better mobility).</p> <p>You can also chose to dress like Tiffi, that little girl that cries at the end of each level. Popsugar has your shopping list for all the <a href="http://www.popsugar.com/tech/Tiffi-Candy-Crush-Costume-31956867">cute-sie accessories</a> you'll need to pull off the look.</p> <h2>Clash of the Clans</h2> <p><iframe width="605" height="340" frameborder="0" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/4wsFVqzsQKY" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></p> <p>This is yet another obsession for kids (and their parents), but the silver lining is that the costumes aren't that complicated. This video tutorial for <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wsFVqzsQKY">making up a child to look like the goblin</a> takes patience, but isn't very expensive. Archers seem to be a simple costume as well, assuming you have a pink wig and both a green dress and hooded cloak. If you have old gear from a Renaissance Fair, you'll likely have what you need to dress up as many of the characters in this game.</p> <h2>Lego Minifig</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/lego%20minifigs%20costume.jpg" /></p> <p>This trend never seems to die out, and once again, Pinterest is full of Lego character costumes. While everyone can get the &quot;box body&quot; pretty easily, the head is what give people trouble. <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/LEGO-Man-Costume/">This Instructables</a> shows you step-by-step how to get it done in one weekend!</p> <h2>Minion</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/minion%20costume.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>These little creatures from the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0042U94UQ/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0042U94UQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20&amp;linkId=CRFREKZDNPRZNLAS">Despicable Me</a> franchise have been a huge success as both adult and kid costumes. Their simple features make them easy to duplicate in a DIY project. Most of the projects I've seen involve nothing more than a yellow hooded sweatshirt worn under a pair of denim overalls. Add some black rounded glasses and a toolbelt, and you have yourself a fashionable version of this cartoon trend! Or, check out this tutorial for an <a href="http://www.makeandtakes.com/last-minute-despicable-me-minion-costume">accessory Minion hat!</a></p> <h2>Monster High</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/monster%20high%20costumes.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>As much as I can't relate to this trend (I have five little boys), I do see it as any easy win for the DIY costume crowd. A private school uniform skirt and blouse altered slightly with some iron-on patches of spooky spiders or webs will go nicely with a black studded belt, black tights, and some creepy hair accessories. Don't forget to paint a few scars or stitches on the face!</p> <h2>Doctor Who</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/doctor%20who%20costume.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>This is one alien that won't cost a fortune to replicate. Since any human can get away with looking like our time-traveling friend, you simply have to pick your favorite regeneration and buy the appropriate accessories. Will it be a bowtie? A fez? Something vintage, like a scarf? While some Doctors (like the 11th) weren't as quirky looking &mdash; and you might get confused with the Fonz &mdash; you can always prove a point with your own <a href="http://www.doodlecraftblog.com/2012/08/doctor-who-week-5-sonic-screwdriver-diy.html">homemade Sonic Screwdriver</a>!</p> <h2>Mario and Luigi</h2> <p><img width="605" height="340" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u5123/mario%20luigi%20costume.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>The NES may no longer be functional, but the legacy of the two most famous Italian plumbers lives on! Mario and Luigi costumes are still for sale at major retailers, so it's a safe bet to make at home. A pair of denim overalls can be dyed bright blue and paired with a red long-sleeve tee for Mario (green for Luigi) and topped off with a red or green baseball cap. Mustaches are easy to find, too!</p> <h2>A Selfie</h2> <p>In this selfie-obsessed world, what's more fashionable than a pic of you? This tutorial for putting together an <a href="http://www.thirtyhandmadedays.com/2014/09/teen-adult-halloween-costume-diy-instagram-board/">Instagram frame</a> is brilliant and surprisingly not too complicated. It's an acceptable solution for tweens and teens who may be forced to take younger siblings out trick-or-treating, but feel lame &quot;dressing up.&quot;</p> <p><em>Each year bring it's share of super heroes, angels, monks, and witches, but it's nice to bring a little creativity to the party &mdash; especially at a low cost. What frugal Halloween costume ideas will you try out this year?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-8-trending-halloween-costumes-on-the-cheap">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-4"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-simple-and-cheap-halloween-costumes-for-kids">20 Simple and Cheap Halloween Costumes for Kids</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-cheap-and-easy-halloween-costumes-for-adults">20 Cheap and Easy Halloween Costumes for Adults</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-halloween-costumes-for-people-who-hate-dressing-up">15 Halloween Costumes for People Who Hate Dressing Up</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/last-minute-diy-halloween-costumes">Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-most-offensive-halloween-costumes-ever">The 5 Most Offensive Halloween Costumes Ever</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> DIY Entertainment cheap costumes costumes Halloween trendycostumes Thu, 16 Oct 2014 17:00:06 +0000 Linsey Knerl 1236049 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Cheap and Easy Halloween Costumes for Pets http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-cheap-and-easy-halloween-costumes-for-pets <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-cheap-and-easy-halloween-costumes-for-pets" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/dog-samurai-costume-177716597-small.jpg" alt="dog samurai costume" title="dog samurai costume" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on cheap and easy costumes for pets, conquering lifestyle creep, and going green to save money.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://livingonthecheap.com/cheap-and-easy-pet-halloween-costumes/">10 Ceap and Easy Halloween Costumes for Pets</a> &mdash; Do you dress your pet up for Halloween? [Living on the Cheap]</p> <p><a href="http://www.listenmoneymatters.com/lifestyle-creep/">Learning How to Conquer Lifestyle Creep</a> &mdash; If you want to conquer lifestyle creep, redefine what quality of life means to you. [Listen Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://blog.readyforzero.com/go-green-to-save-green-5-easy-ways-to-get-started/">Go Green to Save Green: 5 Easy Ways to Get Started</a> &mdash; Buying used clothes and going shampoo free can help you go green and save money. [ReadyForZero]</p> <p><a href="http://couponpal.com/blog/5-ways-to-pretend-youre-on-vacation">5 Ways to Pretend You're on Vacation</a> &mdash; To pretend you are on vacation, unplug and do something touristy. [CouponPal]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/frugality/the-6-quick-phone-calls-that-saved-me-500/">The 6 Quick Phone Calls That Saved Me $500</a> &mdash; Calling your cable provider or cell phone provider could save you tons of money! [MoneyNing]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://cashmoneylife.com/help-your-child-invest/">3 Reasons to Help Your Child Invest</a> &mdash; Helping your child invest can help them develop good habits at a young age. [Cash Money Life]</p> <p><a href="http://ptmoney.com/should-you-tell-your-boss-about-your-part-time-business/">Should You Tell Your Boss About Your Part-Time Business?</a> &mdash; Only tell your boss about your part-time business if you have a trusting relationship with your boss. [PT Money]</p> <p><a href="http://www.stretcher.com/stories/09/09sep28c.cfm?slider">Laundry &amp; Clothing Savings</a> &mdash; To save on laundry and clothing, use less detergent than recommended and have different sets of clothes. [TheDollarStretcher.com]</p> <p><a href="http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Precation-Workplace-Policy-35858198">You'll Never Guess What This Company Is Offering to Boost Employee Productivity</a> &mdash; Would you take a job with a company that requires you to take half a month of vacation before starting work with them? [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/fall-family-treasure-hunt-checklist">Fall Family Treasure Hunt Checklist</a> &mdash; This fall, try to find a maple seed and an acorn with your kids. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-cheap-and-easy-halloween-costumes-for-pets">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-5"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-6-least-expensive-dog-breeds-to-own">The 6 Least Expensive Dog Breeds to Own</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-surprising-ways-your-dog-can-save-you-money">5 Surprising Ways Your Dog Can Save You Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-things-you-do-to-save-money-that-end-up-costing-you-more">10 Things You Do to Save Money That End Up Costing You More</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-ridiculously-overpriced-pet-products">10 Ridiculously Overpriced Pet Products</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-wasteful-things-that-frugal-people-do">10 Wasteful Things That Frugal People Do</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living best money tips cheap costumes easy Halloween pets Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19:00:05 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1227872 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: Do You Celebrate Halloween? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-celebrate-halloween <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-do-you-celebrate-halloween" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/family-baking-halloween-89793731-small.jpg" alt="family baking halloween" title="family baking halloween" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-celebrate-halloween#comment-756826">Ernest</a>, Carmen, and Betty for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>Get ready, folks! Witches and mummies and ice princesses will roam the night in just a few weeks. But even if you're not in costume, there are many other ways to have fun on Halloween.</p> <p><strong>Do you celebrate Halloween?</strong> What traditions do you have for this holiday &mdash; costume parties, trick-or-treating with the kids, or horror movie night? If you don't celebrate Halloween, what will you do instead on the night of October 31st?</p> <p>Tell us whether you celebrate Halloween and we'll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We're doing three giveaways &mdash; here's how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will be randomly selected to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For Extra Entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a id="rc-79857dfa142" class="rafl" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857dfa142/" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a> </p> <script src="//widget.rafflecopter.com/load.js"></script></p> <p><strong>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, October 13th at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Winners will be announced after October 13th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us whether you celebrate Halloween and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-celebrate-halloween">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-6"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-do-black-friday">Ask the Readers: Do You Do Black Friday?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-return-gifts-chance-to-win-10">Ask the Readers: Do you Return Gifts? (Chance to Win $10!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-should-kids-get-paid-for-doing-chores">Ask The Readers: Should Kids Get Paid For Doing Chores?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-did-you-spend-your-first-paycheck">Ask the Readers: How Did You Spend Your First Paycheck?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-i-used-to-but-now-i">Ask the Readers: I used to __, but now I __ to save money.</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Giveaways Ask the Readers Halloween Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:00:08 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1229270 at http://www.wisebread.com 20 Cute, Creepy, Campy, and Scare-You-Stiff Halloween Movies for the Whole Family http://www.wisebread.com/20-cute-creepy-campy-and-scare-you-stiff-halloween-movies-for-the-whole-family <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/20-cute-creepy-campy-and-scare-you-stiff-halloween-movies-for-the-whole-family" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/tv-4465428-small.jpg" alt="family watching movie" title="family watching movie" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>I&#39;ve always loved scary movies, and while my parents tried their best to herd me toward more age-appropriate television, I did my best to seek the opposite. If I was terrified, I was hooked.</p> <p>Psychologists say that some people are wired to respond to the adrenaline rush that comes with scary movies. These are the same people who tend to like roller coasters (which I do).</p> <p>I&#39;ve compiled a list of 20 of my favorite flicks for Halloween, and have grouped them for different audiences and age groups. Watch the scariest at your own risk. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-classic-horror-movies-in-the-public-domain-and-free-to-watch">6 Classic Horror Movies You Can Watch for Free</a>)</p> <h2>Cute</h2> <p>You won&#39;t find much to scare or frighten anybody in these &quot;scary&quot; favorites, but they&#39;re still fun and perfect for Halloween.</p> <p><strong>It&#39;s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)</strong></p> <p>This prime-time <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003NLE5K4/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B003NLE5K4&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">animated television special</a> is safe for all audiences and includes the whole Peanuts gang in a Halloween party and a round of trick-or-treating. There&#39;s also a bit of a mystery here surrounding the appearance of the Great Pumpkin, a character a bit like a pumpkin Santa Claus.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/xiSIQzwIPzQ" width="420"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Halloween Is Grinch Night (1977)</strong></p> <p>This lesser-known <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00009ZVNO/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00009ZVNO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">Halloween-themed prequel</a> to <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002HQZX8Y/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B002HQZX8Y&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">&quot;The Grinch Who Stole Christmas&quot;</a> has just enough spookiness to keep kids entertained and still ensure sweet dreams. When the &quot;sour-sweet&quot; wind of fall starts blowing, the Whos of Whoville retreat to their homes to avoid the Grinch. Until one little Who is forced to stand up to his fears &mdash; and the Grinch himself.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/ygSEkwRCQPM" width="420"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1949)</strong></p> <p>This is a classic <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009BINS24/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B009BINS24&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">cartoon tale in true Disney style</a>. There&#39;s romance, rivalry, and a musical retelling of the legend of the Headless Horseman. Plus, because it&#39;s a TV movie, it&#39;s only 34 minutes long; perfect for the younger kids who need to make their bed time. (Prime members watch <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009BINS24/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B009BINS24&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">FREE on Amazon Instant</a>!)</p> <p><strong>Labyrinth (1986) (Rated: PG)</strong></p> <p>In this <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0016BPWNM/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0016BPWNM&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">classic 1980s fantasy</a>, a teenaged girl wishes that goblins would take away her annoying baby brother. And so, the King of the Goblins appears and whisks the boy away to a Labyrinth filled with fantastical Jim Henson puppets, amazing music, magic galore, and David Bowie. This is one of those movies that is just as cool when you&#39;re an adult as when you were kid.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/KwlC_t-OFK0" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Wallace &amp; Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2006) (Rated:G)</strong></p> <p>A <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DCCU23S/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00DCCU23S&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">stop-motion pooch and his master</a> end up in a crazy adventure that involves a pest-control business (&quot;Anti-Pesto&quot;), a vegetable-growing competition, and the accidental creation of &quot;were-rabbits.&quot; They&#39;re like werewolves, only cute, cuddly, and not at all bloodthirsty, which makes this a good pick for all ages.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/tcIi2yz8o1s" width="420"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Creepy</h2> <p>These movies includes the supernatural or other scary things, but they&#39;re mostly for fun. Keep an eye on the rating to ensure they&#39;re a good fit for your family. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-theme-ideas-for-a-memorable-halloween-party">15 Theme Ideas for a Memorable Halloween Party</a>)</p> <p><strong>Coraline (2009) (Rated: PG)</strong></p> <p>In this cool 3D animation, an unhappy <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00288KNJU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00288KNJU&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">little girl named Coraline</a> discovers a secret passageway to a parallel world, where everything &mdash; her self-absorbed parents, her house, and her neighbors &mdash; all seem way better ... or are they? This one might be a bit creepy for sensitive kids, but keep in mind that it&#39;s based on a book by British author Neil Gaiman, who wrote it for his own young daughters.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/LO3n67BQvh0" width="420"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Gremlins (1984) (Rated: PG)</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AQT0UY/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001AQT0UY&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">&quot;Gremlins&quot;</a> doesn&#39;t revolve around Halloween, but its tiny Furby-like characters (the &quot;Mogwai&quot;) are the mischievous, slightly evil, trouble-causing sort that Halloween stories are made of. Plus, the mayhem and destruction these little devils cause is mostly for laughs, which makes it a good pick for those who are scared stiff by true horror movies.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/LTv_lC8YmF4" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Nightmare Before Christmas (2006) (Rated: PG)</strong></p> <p>It&#39;s hard to say whether this movie is a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D9RQO56/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00D9RQO56&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">Halloween movie with Christmas flavor</a> or the other way around, but it is cute, creepy, and tons of musical fun. In it, Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town and becomes so enchanted with it that he aims to become Santa Claus. Unfortunately, he can&#39;t quite get it right. This one&#39;s rated PG, but it&#39;s pretty safe for all ages. Good luck getting some of its catchy tunes out of your head, though.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8qrB9I3DM80" width="420"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Hocus Pocus (1993) (Rated: PG)</strong></p> <p>Bette Midler&#39;s big personality has always scared me a bit (in a good way), and she&#39;s great in this movie about <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004JMY312/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B004JMY312&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">three sister witches who are resurrected</a> in Salem, Massachusetts, on Halloween night. But while the sisters are there for a good time, part of that involves stealing children&#39;s souls. Of course, it&#39;s up to the kids in the neighborhood to save the day. This movie is funny, weird, and includes some great musical interludes.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/2UUMsInka2s" width="420"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Addams Family (1991) (Rated: PG-13)</strong></p> <p>This family might be <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000V3JGIS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000V3JGIS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky</a>, but they&#39;re also quite a loving &mdash; and loveable &mdash; bunch in their own, eccentric way. This movie provides plenty of humor, and lots of macabre touches that are perfect for Halloween. (Prime members watch <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0035LJY6C/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0035LJY6C&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">FREE on Amazon Instant</a>!)</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Nbif0-fgCnU" width="420"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Beetlejuice (1988) (Rated:PG-13)</strong></p> <p>Adam and Barbara are a very average suburban couple &mdash; except that <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001AGXEA6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001AGXEA6&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">they are dead</a>. They&#39;re also stuck haunting their former home, which comes to be owned by a very eccentric family whose over-the-top decorating ideas threaten to ruin it. The ghosts decide to scare off the new inhabitants, but fail miserably and end up summoning Beetlejuice, &quot;the aferlife&#39;s leading bio-exorcist.&quot; Of course, this scum-covered, bug-eating ghoul proves to be more of a rascal than a relief. (Prime members watch <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001EC2ISA/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B001EC2ISA&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20FREE"> on Amazon Instant</a>!)</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/xTaJWaDJlFk" width="420"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Campy</h2> <p>These movies are pretty scary, but they&#39;re also so cheesy it&#39;s hard to really lose sleep over them ... at least for me. Even so, they are best left until the younger ones in the family have gone to bed.</p> <p><strong>Night of the Living Dead (1968) (Rated: Unrated)</strong></p> <p>In this <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BZA7SFO/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00BZA7SFO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">zombie classic</a>, the dead rise up from the grave, forcing several people together to take shelter in an old farmhouse. At the time of its release, &quot;Night of the Living Dead&quot; had unprecedented levels of gore and violence. As a result, it caused some outrage. Even so, it&#39;s pretty tame by today&#39;s standards and should provide a thrill for both brave teens and adults. (Prime members watch <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BZA7SFO/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00BZA7SFO&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">FREE on Amazon Instant</a>!)</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/5gUKvmOEGCU" width="420"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Amityville Horror (1979) (Rated: R)</strong></p> <p>In this <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VD5I8U/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000VD5I8U&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">creepy classic</a>, a haunted house and a clueless couple come together to create what might be the most horror movie clich&eacute;s to have every been assembled in one movie. There are voices, mechanical difficulties, flying objects, vomiting priests, and toilets that spew black goo. It&#39;s all a bit stupid, but it provides plenty of classic freakouts without getting too dark.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_Yr6VbT8QcU" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Psycho (1960) (Rated: Not Rated)</strong></p> <p>In this <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003IWZ1D8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B003IWZ1D8&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">Alfred Hitchcock thriller</a>, a young woman on the run ends up at the creepy Bates Motel. It&#39;s run by a quiet, polite young man, but it doesn&#39;t take long to discover that he isn&#39;t quite right &mdash; and the young woman is anything but safe. Of course, we all know it doesn&#39;t end well for her, but what&#39;s cool about it is that this movie manages to be creepy without gore or explicit violence.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/y9klJA1JMbM" width="420"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Arachnophobia (1990) (Rated: PG-13)</strong></p> <p>In this thriller, a South American <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088EDONK/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0088EDONK&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">spider makes its way to America in a coffin</a> and begins to multiply &mdash; and kill. This movie&#39;s all creepy camp, but if the thought of millions of spiders makes your skin crawl, it might still keep you up at night.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/P9P-9DF214o" width="420"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2>Terrifying</h2> <p>Tuck the kids into bed. These movies are for adults only &mdash; and ones who like a good scare. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-do-things-that-scare-you">How to Do Things That Scare You</a>)</p> <p><strong>Halloween (1978) (Rated: R)</strong></p> <p>In this <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DOB3N56/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00DOB3N56&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">slasher movie</a>, a deranged psycho killer stalks and kills his victims on Halloween night. But it isn&#39;t a gruesome movie. In fact, there&#39;s surprisingly little violence and almost no blood. What makes it scary is the suspense &mdash; and the music! Don&#39;t watch this one alone at night.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/8SFmmROBUto" width="420"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Poltergeist (1982) (Rated: PG)</strong></p> <p>This is one of the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00471TLZS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00471TLZS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">all-time great haunted house movies</a> (and one of my favorites). It touches on all the things that tend to scare people, like scary shadows, monsters in the dark, and thunderstorms. And, while some people scoff at the old special effects, I think the scariest scenes are the ones that don&#39;t use them. (Prime members watch <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00471TLZS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00471TLZS&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">FREE on Amazon Instant</a>!)</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/5ytjaMfoF2M" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The Shining (1980) (Rated: R)</strong></p> <p>This movie about a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000UJ48WC/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000UJ48WC&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">family&#39;s trek to an isolated hotel</a> for the winter &mdash; and the spiritual presence that lives there &mdash; includes some of the most bizarre, creepy scenes of any scary movie. It&#39;s psychological, paranormal and deliciously frightening.</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/S014oGZiSdI" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Carrie (1976) (Rated: R)</strong></p> <p>This movie stars Sissy Spacek as a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0046B4VXQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0046B4VXQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">bullied, lonely teen</a> with an abusive mother who finds she has kinetic powers. She struggles to understand her powers &mdash; and to fit in &mdash; until her attackers finally send her over the edge, pushing her telekinetic powers to frightening and deadly extremes. I suspect many teens will be able to identify with this character, but beware of the fear factor: It took me years to be able to hang my feet over the bed in the dark after having seen this. (Prime members watch <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0046B4VXQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B0046B4VXQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">FREE on Amazon Instant</a>!)</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/VSF6WVx_Tdo" width="560"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>What are your favorite Halloween flicks? Leave them in the comments &mdash; and have a safe, happy, and scary Halloween!</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/tara-struyk">Tara Struyk</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-cute-creepy-campy-and-scare-you-stiff-halloween-movies-for-the-whole-family">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-7"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/6-classic-horror-movies-in-the-public-domain-and-free-to-watch">6 Great Horror Movies You Can Watch for Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-watch-movies-in-the-theater-for-free">How to Watch Movies in the Theater for Free</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/never-pay-for-a-redbox-dvd-rental-again">Never Pay for a RedBox DVD Rental Again</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-great-movies-about-money">25 Great Movies About Money</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-host-an-awesome-frugal-movie-night">How to Host an Awesome Frugal Movie Night</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment Halloween horror movies Tue, 29 Oct 2013 10:24:03 +0000 Tara Struyk 1059762 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Halloween Freebies and Deals http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-halloween-freebies-and-deals <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-halloween-freebies-and-deals" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/holiday-1193169-small.jpg" alt="man holding jack o&#039; lantern" title="man holding jack o&#039; lantern" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread&#39;s <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on Halloween freebies and deals, being a foodie on $75 a week, and adding money to your holiday budget.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://livingonthecheap.com/halloween-freebies-deals/">Halloween freebies and deals</a> &mdash; Sonic is offering 50 cent corn dogs on Halloween and kids can get a free scary face pancake at IHOP. [Living On The Cheap]</p> <p><a href="http://www.johnnymoneyseed.com/living-on-less/foodie-75-week/">How to be a foodie on $75 a week</a> &mdash; Be a foodie on $75 a week by finding multiple uses for the same ingredient and buying seasonal ingredients. [Johnny Moneyseed]</p> <p><a href="http://savingslifestyle.com/2013/10/ideas-add-money-holiday-budget/">Great Ideas to Add Money to Your Holiday Budget</a> &mdash; Doing odd jobs can add money to your holiday budget. [Savings Lifestyle]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/end-car-loans-forever/">How to Put an End to Car Loans Forever</a> &mdash; To avoid having to pay car loans, keep your car until you run it into the ground. [Money Smart Life]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/retirement/4-retirement-tips-young-adults-can-implement-now/">4 Retirement Tips Young Adults Can Implement NOW</a> &mdash; If you are a young adult, keep your 401k untouched. [MoneyNing]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://bargainbabe.com/how-to-save-money-beauty-routine/">How to Save Money on Your Beauty Routine</a> &mdash; Save money on your beauty routine by washing your hair every other day. [Bargain Babe]</p> <p><a href="http://passivepanda.com/life-lessons-happy-wealthy">From a Resort in Puerto Rico: 5 Life Lessons That Will Keep You Happy and Make You Wealthy</a> &mdash; Not cheating your goals will not only make you happy, it will make you wealthy. [Passive Panda]</p> <p><a href="http://www.moneyunder30.com/how-much-do-i-need-to-retire-10087">How Much Do I Need to Retire?</a> &mdash; When trying to figure out how much money you need to retire, think about what retirement means to you. [Money Under 30]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Tori-Spelling-Debt-Trouble-32266024">4 Things to Learn From Tori Spelling&#39;s Debt Woes</a> &mdash; Learn a lesson from Tori Spelling and start watching what you spend. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/apple-recipes-for-morning-noon-and-night">Apple Recipes for Morning, Noon, and Night</a> &mdash; Are you a fan of apples? Consider making chicken salad with apples. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-halloween-freebies-and-deals">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-8"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-places-to-find-the-best-freebies">20 Places to Find the Best Freebies</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-freebies-for-college-students">20+ Freebies for College Students</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-little-words-that-will-get-you-the-best-price-every-time">10 Little Words That Will Get You the Best Price, Every Time</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/blood-gore-and-hairy-warts-a-diy-halloween-makeup-guide">Blood, gore and hairy warts; a DIY Halloween makeup guide.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-free-things-that-just-arent-worth-it">10 Free Things That Just Aren&#039;t Worth It</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living best money tips deals freebies Halloween Tue, 29 Oct 2013 09:48:03 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1057505 at http://www.wisebread.com 15 Halloween Costumes for People Who Hate Dressing Up http://www.wisebread.com/15-halloween-costumes-for-people-who-hate-dressing-up <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/15-halloween-costumes-for-people-who-hate-dressing-up" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/4237552609_18cec324d4_z.jpg" alt="mustache on a stick" title="mustache on a stick" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you are reading this article, you are probably one of two things:</p> <ol> <li> <p>Someone who doesn&#39;t like dressing up for Halloween, but must in order to attend a party and/or adhere to social norms.</p> </li> <li> <p>Someone who does like dressing up, but is close to a person who doesn&#39;t. Let&#39;s call the person who doesn&#39;t like dressing up &quot;Greg.&quot; And you want to convince Greg that wearing a costume isn&#39;t so bad, so, Greg, can you please just look at this list and pick something to wear to the party this weekend? Honey? Greg? Please?</p> </li> </ol> <p>Well, don&#39;t worry, Greg (or whoever else might be reading). I&#39;ve compiled a list of easy, minimal Halloween costumes &mdash; things that only require clothes you already own, single props to carry around, or other absolute-minimum efforts so that you can get those costume lovers off your back. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-sites-to-find-your-halloween-costume-cheap">12 Sites to Find Your Halloween Costume</a>)</p> <h2>1. You...With a Mustache</h2> <p>It&#39;s a <a href="http://www.marthastewart.com/265827/mustache-on-a-stick?czone=holiday%2Fhalloween-center%2Fhalloween-center-costumes&amp;gallery=275248&amp;slide=265827&amp;center=276965">mustache on a stick</a>. When someone says, &quot;Hey, where&#39;s your costume?&quot; you hold it up to your face. Other times, you don&#39;t hold it up. Done.</p> <h2>2. Casual Batman</h2> <p>Wear a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000VO746S/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B000VO746S&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">Batman half mask</a> with whatever else you want. Also works for other superheroes.</p> <h2>3. Doctor Who or Amy Pond</h2> <p>If you dress up as the Matt Smith version of Doctor Who, <a href="http://eternal-geek-girl.blogspot.com/2013/09/diy-eleventh-doctors-costume.html">pretty much all you need to do is look dapper</a>. The <a href="http://www.bbcamerica.com/halloween/extras/halloween-cosplay-how-to-guides/doctor-who-cosplay-how-to-dress-like-amy-pond/">BBC has a guide for dressing up as Amy Pond</a>, although when I went as her, I just wore skinny jeans, a plaid shirt, and sneakers. If you want to go above and beyond, you can put &nbsp;<a href="http://i2.cdnds.net/11/16/550w_cult_doctor_who_0601_10_1.jpg">tally marks on your arms</a> to help remember how many times you&#39;ve seen The Silence.</p> <h2>4. Whatever Sport You Play...Player</h2> <p>Just wear your fitness gear. Go as a baseball player, hiker, yogi &mdash; whatever you have.</p> <h2>5. Mouse Ear</h2> <p>I love this ridiculous thing &mdash; it&#39;s just <a href="http://www.marthastewart.com/275248/homemade-halloween-costumes-for-adults/@center/276965/halloween#207636">a mouse coming out of both ears</a>. I imagine it&#39;s also good if you&#39;ll be somewhere that you want to block the sound of screaming children (or adults, if you&#39;re at one of the more&hellip; sophisticated haunted houses).</p> <h2>6. Under-Dressed Beauty Queen</h2> <p>All you need is a sash to wear over your clothes. Do a modern, well-recognized beauty queen or something silly or old timey.</p> <h2>7. Charlie Brown</h2> <p>Ah, yes &mdash; a costume so iconic that <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004PW6CPQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B004PW6CPQ&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">all you need is a t-shirt</a>.</p> <h2>8. Umbrella Jellyfish</h2> <p>Forget about the outfit &mdash; to make this <a href="http://www.marthastewart.com/269274/8-no-sew-costumes-bubble-wrap-jellyfish?czone=holiday%2Fhalloween-center%2Fhalloween-center-costumes&amp;gallery=275248&amp;slide=269274&amp;center=276965">umbrella jellyfish</a> work, you just need the umbrella-and-tendril part &mdash; which you can easily close up and carry when you don&#39;t feel like being dressed up.</p> <h2>9. Anthony Michael Hall&#39;s Character From &quot;Sixteen Candles&quot;</h2> <p>I love <a href="http://www.liketotally80s.com/80s-costume-farmer-ted.html">this simple costume</a> &mdash; a pastel dress shirt and a pair of women&#39;s underwear to occasionally hold up.</p> <h2>10. Error 404: Costume Not Found Shirt</h2> <p>It&#39;s a <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FX6MH20/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00FX6MH20&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wisbre03-20">costume that really isn&#39;t a costume</a>. But I say that wearing this means you made an effort, so it counts. This is also easy to DIY with a blank T-shirt and a fabric marker. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/halloween-time-savers-for-a-stress-free-holiday">Halloween Time Savers</a>)</p> <h2>11. Liz Lemon From &quot;30 Rock&quot;</h2> <p>A basic shirt. Jeans. Glasses. A sandwich. <a href="http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdy8q7rwKk1qa5olf.jpg">You can have it all</a>.</p> <h2>12. Pajamas</h2> <p>They&#39;re comfortable, and it&#39;s (probably) different enough from what you wear out of the house every day to look like a costume.</p> <h2>13. Businessperson</h2> <p>Wear business casual. And hey, if you don&#39;t want to talk to someone at a party, you can just pretend your phone is vibrating and say you have to take this call. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-dress-for-success-and-still-spend-less">How to Dress for Success</a>)</p> <h2>14. Celebrity Blending In</h2> <p>Think paparazzi-avoiding gear &mdash; sunglasses, a hat, and a sweatshirt. <a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=paparazzi+starbucks&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;hs=hvk&amp;rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&amp;source=lnms&amp;tbm=isch&amp;sa=X&amp;ei=kbVlUurqHIfM2gXTv4DwDQ&amp;ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&amp;biw=1366&amp;bih=641">Carry a Starbucks</a> if you want a prop to complete the look/way to stay awake during a late Halloween party. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/13-halloween-drink-recipes-to-scare-up-good-times">13 Halloween Drink Recipes</a>)</p> <h2>15. Some Version of Yourself</h2> <p>Build an alternative version of yourself out of items you already own. You on vacation? Fancy you? Slob you? The sky isn&#39;t exactly the limit here&hellip; your closet is.</p> <p><em>Do you hate dressing up but are doing so anyway? If so, what are you going as?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/meg-favreau">Meg Favreau</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/15-halloween-costumes-for-people-who-hate-dressing-up">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-9"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-make-8-trending-halloween-costumes-on-the-cheap">How to Make 8 Trending Halloween Costumes on the Cheap</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-simple-and-cheap-halloween-costumes-for-kids">20 Simple and Cheap Halloween Costumes for Kids</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-cheap-and-easy-halloween-costumes-for-adults">20 Cheap and Easy Halloween Costumes for Adults</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/the-5-most-offensive-halloween-costumes-ever">The 5 Most Offensive Halloween Costumes Ever</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wise-breads-halloween-adventures">Wise Bread&#039;s Halloween Adventures</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Entertainment costumes Halloween Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:26:49 +0000 Meg Favreau 1044967 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Frugal Ways to Celebrate Halloween http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-frugal-ways-to-celebrate-halloween <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-frugal-ways-to-celebrate-halloween" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/autumn-1204942-small.jpg" alt="pumpkins" title="pumpkins" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="165" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread&#39;s <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some great articles on frugal ways to celebrate Halloween, saving on baby gear, and saving at warehouse clubs.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Career-Money-News-Oct-21-2013-32226141">19 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Halloween</a> &mdash; Celebrate Halloween without breaking the bank by visiting a pumpkin patch. [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://andthenwesaved.com/ways-to-save-money-on-baby-gear/">10 Tricks to Save Money on Baby Gear</a> &mdash; Going secondhand and borrowing can help you save on baby gear. [And Then We Saved]</p> <p><a href="http://wealthyturtle.com/6-ways-to-save-at-warehouse-clubs/">6 Ways to Save at Warehouse Clubs</a> &mdash; To save money at warehouse clubs, carry a calculator with you. [Wealthy Turtle]</p> <p><a href="http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2013/10/22/the-best-budgeting-strategies-for-your-first-job">The Best Budgeting Strategies for Your First Job</a> &mdash; If you just landed your first job, add your expenses slowly and carefully. [US News and World Report]</p> <p><a href="http://manvsdebt.com/mindful-habit-change/">How to Change a Dangerous Bad Habit</a> &mdash; When changing a bad habit, remember that habits don&#39;t change overnight. [Man vs. Debt]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.americandebtproject.com/2013/10/5-keys-winning-money/">5 Keys To Winning With Your Money</a> &mdash; If you want to win with your money, have a basic understanding of investing so you don&#39;t get robbed. [American Debt Project]</p> <p><a href="http://eyesonthedollar.com/saving-money/affordable-ways-to-modernize-old-furniture/">Affordable Ways to Modernize Old Furniture</a> &mdash; You can modernize your old furniture by changing out the hardware or painting it. [Eyes on the Dollar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.greenpandatreehouse.com/2013/10/5-ways-to-distinguish-yourself-from-other-graduates-when-looking-for-a-job/">5 Ways to Distinguish Yourself from Other Graduates When Looking For a Job</a> &mdash; When looking for a a job, promoting yourself is one way to distinguish yourself from other graduates. [Green Panda Treehouse]</p> <p><a href="http://bargainbabe.com/natural-skin-care-items-in-your-kitchen/">Natural Skin Care: 18 Beauty Products Already in Your Kitchen</a> &mdash; Did you know avocado and honey make great beauty products? [Bargain Babe]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/5-ways-to-have-a-miley-free-household">5 Ways to Have a Miley Free Household</a> &mdash; To have a Miley free household, wean your kids off the Disney channel. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-frugal-ways-to-celebrate-halloween">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-10"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/do-you-really-need-soft-water">Do You Really Need “Soft” Water?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/10-wasteful-things-that-frugal-people-do">10 Wasteful Things That Frugal People Do</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-spectacular-uses-for-that-lone-can-of-fruit">8 Spectacular Uses for that Lone Can of Fruit</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/wisdom-from-my-favorite-frugal-tv-character-julius-rock">Wisdom from My Favorite Frugal TV Character - Julius Rock</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/how-to-have-a-frugal-vacation-and-still-treat-yourself">How to Have a Frugal Vacation and Still Treat Yourself</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living best money tips celebrate frugal Halloween Wed, 23 Oct 2013 09:48:03 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1044648 at http://www.wisebread.com Ask the Readers: How Do You Have a Frugal Halloween? http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-have-a-frugal-halloween <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-have-a-frugal-halloween" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/holiday-5451483-small.jpg" alt="kid in costume" title="kid in costume" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Editor's Note: Congratulations to <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-have-a-frugal-halloween#comment-712396">Tabathia</a>, Anna, and Diane for winning this week's contest!</em></p> <p>BOO! Halloween is almost upon us, and creatures living and otherwise are scrambling to make sure they have a frightfully frugal fun time.</p> <p><strong>How do you have a frugal Halloween?</strong> What do you do to save on candy and costumes? Is there anything you don&#39;t mind splurging on?</p> <p>Tell us how you have a frugal Halloween and we&#39;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</p> <h2>Win 1 of 3 $20 Amazon Gift Cards</h2> <p>We&#39;re doing three giveaways &mdash; here&#39;s how you can win!</p> <h3>Mandatory Entry:</h3> <ul> <li>Post your answer in the comments below. One commenter will win a $20 Amazon Gift Card!</li> </ul> <h3>For extra entries:</h3> <ul> <li>You can tweet about our giveaway for an extra entry. Also, our Facebook fans can get an extra entry too! Use our Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win one of the other two Amazon Gift Cards:</li> </ul> <p><a class="rafl" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/79857d56/" id="rc-79857d56" rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a></p> <p><strong>If you&#39;re inspired to write a whole blog post OR you have a photo on flickr to share, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</strong></p> <h4>Giveaway Rules:</h4> <ul> <li>Contest ends Monday, October 28th at 11:59 pm Pacific. Winners will be announced after October 28th on the original post. Winners will also be contacted via email.</li> <li>You can enter all three drawings &mdash; once by leaving a comment, once by liking our Facebook update, and once by tweeting.</li> <li>This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered, or associated with Facebook.</li> <li>You must be 18 and US resident to enter. Void where prohibited.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Good Luck!</strong></p><div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Tell us how you have a frugal Halloween and we&#039;ll enter you in a drawing to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card! </div> </div> </div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-have-a-frugal-halloween">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-11"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-do-black-friday">Ask the Readers: Do You Do Black Friday?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-do-you-return-gifts-chance-to-win-10">Ask the Readers: Do you Return Gifts? (Chance to Win $10!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-should-kids-get-paid-for-doing-chores">Ask The Readers: Should Kids Get Paid For Doing Chores?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-how-did-you-spend-your-first-paycheck">Ask the Readers: How Did You Spend Your First Paycheck?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ask-the-readers-i-used-to-but-now-i">Ask the Readers: I used to __, but now I __ to save money.</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Giveaways Ask the Readers Halloween Tue, 22 Oct 2013 10:36:04 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 1034768 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Ways to Save Money This Halloween http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-save-money-this-halloween <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-ways-to-save-money-this-halloween" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/holiday-310689-small.jpg" alt="costume" title="costume" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some stellar articles on ways to save money this Halloween, money mistakes to avoid when trying to save money, and creating a family budget.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.pennypinchinmom.com/ten-ways-to-save-money-this-halloween/">Ten Ways To Save Money This Halloween</a> &mdash; To save money this Halloween, make your own costumes and avoid name brand products. [Penny Pinchin' Mom]</p> <p><a href="http://www.gobankingrates.com/savings-account/10-huge-mistakes-avoid-save-money/">Top Money Mistakes to Avoid When Trying to Save Money</a> &mdash; When trying to save money, don't make the mistake of not setting specific goals or overdrawing an account. [GoBankingRates.com]</p> <p><a href="http://www.wealthgospel.com/2013/09/25/how-to-create-a-family-budget/">How to Create a Family Budget</a> &mdash; Involving your spouse and kids as well as setting your priorities is important when creating a family budget. [Wealth Gospel]</p> <p><a href="http://couplemoney.com/frugal-fun/buying-used-furniture-tips/">Finding Furniture Treasures at Thrift Stores and Consignment Shops</a> &mdash; Before you buy the furniture treasure you found at your local thrift store, consider whether or not it fits with your style. [Couple Money]</p> <p><a href="http://debtblag.com/how-to-make-the-most-of-a-conference-like-the-blogger-conference-im-going-to-in-october/">How to make the most of a professional conference (Like the blogger conference I'm going to in October)</a> &mdash; To make the most of professional conferences, stay in the hotel the conference is being hosted at and network hard. [Debt Blag]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2009/06/how-to-market-yourself-into-a-job.html">How to Market Yourself into a Job</a> &mdash; It is important to have a list of quantifiable business results on your resume to make yourself marketable for a job. [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.threethriftyguys.com/2013/09/save-hundreds-on-service-related-expenses/">Want to Save Hundreds on Service-Related Expenses? Go to School!</a> &mdash; Taking your car to an auto school for repairs can end up saving you money! [Three Thrifty Guys]</p> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/DIY-Pinecone-Fire-Starter-31924044">Cozy Up With Homemade Pinecone Fire Starters</a> &mdash; Making homemade pinecone fire starters is simple, requiring only a pinecone, candle wax, newspaper, rosemary, and a candle wick! [PopSugar Smart Living]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2013/09/24/how-to-avoid-hiring-a-shady-financial-adviser/">How to avoid hiring a shady financial adviser</a> &mdash; To avoid hiring a shady financial adviser, check your potential adviser's credentials. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/9-tips-for-men-when-conception-doesnt-occur-right-away">9 Tips for Men WHen Conception Doesn't Occur Right Away</a> &mdash; If you aren't able to get pregnant right away, relax and don't be afraid to ask questions. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-save-money-this-halloween">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-12"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/blood-gore-and-hairy-warts-a-diy-halloween-makeup-guide">Blood, gore and hairy warts; a DIY Halloween makeup guide.</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/51-uses-for-coca-cola-the-ultimate-list">51 Uses for Coca-Cola – the Ultimate List</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/8-savings-mistakes-even-smart-people-make">8 Savings Mistakes Even Smart People Make</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/20-places-to-find-the-best-freebies">20 Places to Find the Best Freebies</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/new-isnt-always-better-12-used-things-to-love">New Isn&#039;t Always Better: 12 Used Things to Love</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Frugal Living best money tips Halloween Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:22:20 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 991235 at http://www.wisebread.com 12 Sites to Find Your Halloween Costume Cheap http://www.wisebread.com/12-sites-to-find-your-halloween-costume-cheap <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/12-sites-to-find-your-halloween-costume-cheap" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/halloween-3801440-small.jpg" alt="witch costume" title="witch costume" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="167" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Deciding on a costume might be difficult; shopping for your perfect getup shouldn't be. With this list of popular costume, party, and Halloween retailers, you'll gain access to a wide selection of inventory, plus deep discounts on shipping and sale items. You'll have your killer costume in no time. (See also: <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/last-minute-diy-halloween-costumes">Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costumes</a>)</p> <h2>Spirit</h2> <p><a href="http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-2822544-10434772">Spirit</a> is a one-stop shop with an easy-to-use interface. Well-organized and with plenty of videos and costume idea resources, Spirit's strengths are in its variety (four pages of pirate costumes) and ease of use. Returns are free.</p> <h2>Costume Kingdom</h2> <p>Shipping is absolutely free when you spend over $50 on <a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-2822544-11167431" target="_blank">Costume Kingdom</a>'s reasonably-priced merchandise. And if you check &quot;yes&quot; for the newsletter you'll be entered to win a $100 gift certificate.</p> <h2>Buy Costumes</h2> <p><a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-2822544-3996321" target="_blank">Buy Costumes</a> has costumes for men, women, groups, teens, pets, and accessories for everyone&hellip;PLUS great deals on party supplies, favors, candy, and kits. Packed with exclusive buys, Buy Costumes will give you 15% off if you sign up for their newsletter.</p> <h2>Costume Craze</h2> <p>&quot;Thousands of Costumes. Millions of smiles.&quot; The motto of <a href="http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-2822544-10433946" target="_blank">Costume Craze</a> certainly rings true, as they have a gigantic inventory of costumes, accessories, and props for everyone! Most costumes have costumer reviews for added information before you buy.</p> <h2>Halloween Express</h2> <p><a href="http://www.kqzyfj.com/click-2822544-11126335" target="_blank">Halloween Express</a> is your one-stop Halloween shop. They have everything you need for the spookiest 31<sup>st</sup> ever, with free exchanges and free same-day shipping to get you your treats in no time. They also provide live chat help, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.</p> <h2>Costumes4Less</h2> <p>At&nbsp;<a href="http://www.kqzyfj.com/click-2822544-11460342" target="_blank">Costumes4Less</a>, get free shipping on orders over $50 and enjoy live customer service via phone, email, and chat 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Along with extensive costumes, hats, wigs, makeup, pet costumes, mascots, decor, and novelties, Costumes4Less also has party and wedding supplies, shoes, and lingerie.</p> <h2>Anytime Costumes</h2> <p>Any costume, any time is certainly true of <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=g519OIyP0is&amp;offerid=265140.13&amp;type=3&amp;subid=0">Anytime Costumes</a>, which houses lots of promotions and a gigantic variety of inventory. They've also got free exchanges and in-home delivery date guarantees.</p> <h2>Costume Discounters</h2> <p>You'll find everything you need at <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=g519OIyP0is&amp;offerid=279327.34&amp;type=3&amp;subid=0">Costume Discounters</a>, and they'll match any price you find for an identical costume on the web. Plus, Costume Discounters has many expedited delivery options, promotions, and sales and includes pet costumes in their already extensive line of inventory.</p> <h2>Costume Supercenter</h2> <p><a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=g519OIyP0is&amp;offerid=279325.10000159&amp;type=3&amp;subid=0">Costume Supercenter</a> offers free exchanges, free shipping, and lots of sales items ensure you're getting the best price for the costume or accessory of your choice. Browsing for the perfect getup? The site has over 20,000 to choose from and the prices are hard to beat.</p> <h2>Wholesale Costume Club</h2> <p>Low, low prices make <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=g519OIyP0is&amp;offerid=265962.28&amp;type=3&amp;subid=0">Wholesale Costume Club</a> a steal. Membership at $5 a year yields even deeper discounts on already discounted merchandise with really low, fixed shipping rates.</p> <h2>Wholesale Halloween Costumes</h2> <p><a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=g519OIyP0is&amp;offerid=279323.7&amp;type=3&amp;subid=0">Wholesale Halloween Costumes</a> not only has a wide array of costumes, makeup, hats, masks and wigs, but it also has party supplies, props, and decorations to make any holiday experience complete. Need it soon? Try same day, fixed-rate shipping.</p> <h2>Alexander's Costumes</h2> <p><a href="http://www.alexanderscostumes.com">Alexander's Costumes</a> is a fantasy-based costume supplier with lots of options and a variety of accessories, undergarments, and makeup kits to complement their inventory.</p> <h2>Price Comparison</h2> <p><img width="523" height="390" alt="" src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/u784/costumepricechart.png" /></p> <p><em>What's your favorite source for halloween costumes?</em></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/rebecca-leib">Rebecca Leib</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/12-sites-to-find-your-halloween-costume-cheap">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-13"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/85-easy-frugal-halloween-costume-ideas">85 Easy, Frugal Halloween Costume Ideas</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/5-places-to-save-on-halloween-costumes-online">5 Places to Save on Halloween Costumes Online</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/discount-designer-clothing-17-places-to-get-name-brands-for-less">Discount Designer Clothing: 17 Places to Get Name Brands for Less</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/9-ways-to-spend-less-on-your-significant-other-and-not-get-killed">9 Ways to Spend Less on Your Significant Other (And Not Get Killed!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/25-great-gifts-for-5-or-less">25 Great Gifts for $5 or Less</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Shopping cheap party ideas Halloween Halloween costumes Holidays online shopping Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:36:08 +0000 Rebecca Leib 981745 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-use-leftover-halloween-candy <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-ways-to-use-leftover-halloween-candy" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/1811135149_292c30475b_z-1.jpg" alt="Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy" title="Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="140" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on ways to use leftover Halloween candy, safeguarding your career switch, and saving money on holiday shopping.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/How-Use-Up-Leftover-Halloween-Candy-25696231">Sweet, Sweet Hangover: 9 Ways To Use Up Leftover Halloween Candy</a> &mdash; To use up leftover Halloween candy, top ice cream with it. [SavvySugar]</p> <p><a href="http://www.getrichslowly.org/blog/2012/10/29/safeguarding-your-career-switch/">Safeguarding your career switch</a> &mdash; Safeguard your career switch by having a backup plan. [Get Rich Slowly]</p> <p><a href="http://financialhighway.com/11-ways-to-save-money-on-holiday-shopping/">11 Ways to Save Money on Holiday Shopping</a> &mdash; Want to save money on holiday shopping? Decide on a budget and keep receipts. [Financial Highway]</p> <p><a href="http://steadfastfinances.com/blog/2012/10/31/5-tricks-to-help-you-save-money-on-entertainment-online/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SteadfastFinances+%28Steadfast+Finances%29">5 tricks to help you save money on entertainment online</a> &mdash; Not paying for online games is the best way to save money on them! [Steadfast Finances]</p> <p><a href="http://couplemoney.com/insurance/preparing-for-an-emergency/?utm_source=feedburner&amp;utm_medium=feed&amp;utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CoupleMoney+%28Couple+Money%29">Preparing for an Emergency</a> &mdash; When preparing for an emergency, it is important to have extra cash and emergency blankets on hand. [Couple Money]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://www.freemoneyfinance.com/2012/11/best-ways-to-make-extra-money-sell-your-old-stuff.html">Best Ways to Make Extra Money: Sell Your Old Stuff</a> &mdash; Make some extra money by holding a garage sale to sell your old stuff. [Free Money Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://www.biblemoneymatters.com/8-financial-lessons-to-learn-from-the-duggars/">8 Financial Lessons To Learn From The Duggars</a> &mdash; Learn a lesson from the Duggars andbe willing to delay gratification. [Bible Money Matters]</p> <p><a href="http://www.fivecentnickel.com/2012/11/01/three-things-to-do-when-your-bank-gets-eaten/">Three Things to Do When Your Bank Gets Eaten</a> &mdash; If your bank gets eaten, shop around to make sure you get the best rates at a new bank. [FIve Cent Nickel]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/extracurricular-activities-how-many-and-how-to-choose">Extracurricular Activities for Children: How Many and How to Choose</a> &mdash; When choosing extracurricular activities for your kids, remember to make sure your child has some down time. [Parenting Squad]</p> <p><a href="http://moneysmartlife.com/new-great-mobile-financial-apps/">3 New Great Mobile Financial Apps</a> &mdash; One great new mobile finance app you may want to check out is HelloWallet. [Money Smart Life]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-ways-to-use-leftover-halloween-candy">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-14"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/13-halloween-drink-recipes-to-scare-up-good-times">13 Halloween Drink Recipes to Scare Up Good Times</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/carving-a-pumpkin-this-fall-dont-throw-any-of-it-away">Carving a Pumpkin This Fall? Don&#039;t Throw Any of It Away!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-not-to-hand-out-on-halloween">What NOT to Hand Out on Halloween</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/free-halloween-candy-from-kmart-with-a-twist">Free Halloween Candy from Kmart – With a Twist (Expired)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/50-ways-to-use-canned-salmon">50 Ways to Use Canned Salmon</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Food and Drink best money tips candy Halloween Fri, 02 Nov 2012 10:00:51 +0000 Ashley Jacobs 955531 at http://www.wisebread.com Best Money Tips: Low-Budget Ways to Celebrate Halloween http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-low-budget-ways-to-celebrate-halloween-0 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/best-money-tips-low-budget-ways-to-celebrate-halloween-0" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/4063307190_8f3aa9090e_z-1.jpg" alt="Low-Budget Ways To Celebrate Halloween" title="Low-Budget Ways To Celebrate Halloween" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="141" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>Welcome to Wise Bread's <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/topic/best-money-tips">Best Money Tips</a> Roundup! Today we found some fantastic articles on low-budget ways to celebrate Halloween, where to find unique presents for kids, and green ways to save money.</p> <h2>Top 5 Articles</h2> <p><a href="http://www.savvysugar.com/Celebrate-Halloween-Cheaply-5893761">6 Low-Budget Ways To Celebrate Halloween</a> &mdash; Celebrate Halloween without breaking the bank by borrowing or reusing costumes. [SavvySugar]</p> <p><a href="http://bargainbabe.com/2012/10/18/unique-birthday-presents-for-kids/">Where To Find Unique Birthday Presents for Kids</a> &mdash; When looking for a unique birthday present for your kids, check out craft fairs! [Bargain Babe]</p> <p><a href="http://genxfinance.com/a-few-green-ways-to-save-money/">A Few Green Ways to Save Money</a> &mdash; Make your own cleaners to save money and be green! [Generation X Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://canadianfinanceblog.com/take-care-of-yourself-first/">Take Care of Yourself First</a> &mdash; Before you try to take care of others, make sure you aren't putting your own future at risk. [Canadian Finance Blog]</p> <p><a href="http://www.smartonmoney.com/4-savvy-tips-for-better-organizing-your-financial-life/">4 Savvy Tips For Better Organizing Your Financial Life</a> &mdash; To better organize your financial life, automate your finances. [Smart On Money]</p> <h2>Other Essential Reading</h2> <p><a href="http://beingfrugal.net/tips-to-help-you-achieve-financial-security/">3 Tips to Help You Achieve Financial Security</a> &mdash; To achieve financial security, improve and keep up your earning power. [BeingFrugal.net]</p> <p><a href="http://www.20sfinances.com/2012/10/22/how-does-the-stock-market-work/">How Does the Stock Market Work?</a> &mdash; One of the stock market's main purposes is to give reference points to investors. [20's Finance]</p> <p><a href="http://youngadultfinances.com/do-i-need-life-insurance-in-my-20s/">Do I Need Life Insurance in My 20s?</a> &mdash; Do you owe money or have dependents? If so, you might want to get life insurance. [Young Finances]</p> <p><a href="http://moneyning.com/debt/how-to-know-when-to-declare-bankruptcy/">How to Know When to Declare Bankruptcy</a> &mdash; If you don't have a plan to change your spending habits, chances are you will end up back in bankruptcy. [MoneyNing]</p> <p><a href="http://parentingsquad.com/not-so-spooky-halloween-books-for-young-ones">Not-so-Spooky Halloween Books for Young Ones</a> &mdash; Want to read a Halloween book to your little one but want to avoid scary books? Consider reading your little one <em>Halloween Jack</em>. [Parenting Squad]</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/ashley-jacobs">Ashley Jacobs</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/best-money-tips-low-budget-ways-to-celebrate-halloween-0">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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