Kelly the Culinarian: My Cheap Halloween Costume

Monday, November 2, 2015

My Cheap Halloween Costume

My work has a Halloween costume contest that is a force of nature. There's big prize money on the line: $100 for the best costume, and $75 and $50 for runners up. I took this seriously and all, but I'm also super cheap, so here's what I came up with:


The cloud!

You should know that I work in IT, so this is way more funny than it seems. It was easy and funny, and most people knew what I was. It involved acquiring a white cocktail dress, white foam core and tissue paper. The dress was $16 on Amazon and I'll wear it again, the rest came from the dollar store.

I cut the poster board into a cloud shape, then pasted on a package of white tissue paper. I pasted on logos of different cloud computing programs, then snagged some photos from my desk to add to my cloud.

I didn't win, but I also didn't put a lot of time or money into this, so oh well.

3 comments:

Katie Adams said...

I like it!!! If I had a dollar for every time I said/heard the word cloud at work I would be making millions.

Erin Van said...

Well, I think you should have won. Who did end up winning, anyway?

Kelly Mahoney said...

I lost out to a coworker who was Ms. Pacman, and I can't even feel bad. She spent five hours painting this elaborate contraption and it was adorable.