This is the fifth post of a Halloween series where I highlight inexpensive and easy, homemade costumes. As a child (the youngest of five) buying a costume from the store was unheard of. I think I convinced my mom to buy me a witch costume kit once and was horribly disappointed and felt guilty for weeks that she spent money on something I secretly did not want to wear. Halloween is only one night a year and the costume is worn for a few hours - search for what you already have, invest in a glue gun, a couple yards of felt, and you should be good to go. View posts one, two, three, and four here.
Maybe all of these costumes were inadvertently inspired by the TV choices of my husband. But seriously, overalls can be made into so many costumes. Just add props!
the crab fisherman
the train conductor
the alaskan gold miner