I LOVE HOMEMADE COSTUMES.
Before I joined MullenLowe's media buying team, they never dressed up for the office Halloween party.
Once I joined the team, I made sure that changed.
My friend and I made all 7 shark costumes and together, we were Shark Week.
The year before, my team at MullenLowe dressed as farm animals. I decided it would be more fun to make a costume than buy one, so I glued over 1,000 cotton balls to a jacket, made some sheep ears, and tried to make it through the workday without accidentally dropping cotton balls all over the office.
ty BEANIE BABY
To make a black cat costume less boring, I decided to make a TY tag and be Zip, the black cat TY Beanie Baby. I copied the poem on the back of Zip's tag, but changed the date to my birthday.
This was a fun group costume that my friends and I put together pretty quickly using things we already had at home. On our backs, we wrote our names and checked off specific boxes to show what Starbucks drink each of us was. Having our friend Mike dress as a Starbucks barista was an added bonus.
My best friend and I were a box of Nerds for Halloween one year. And yes, it's hard to walk with a 3-foot-long foam board around your neck.
Same friends, same apartment, different costumes. For a Christmas-themed party, we made ourselves into snowmen. I bet you'll never guess what we used to make our hats.
DOUBLE MEANING COSTUMES
I was proud that I came up with this idea myself. My friend dressed up as French toast and I dressed up as a Tiffany engagement ring box. Together, we were "Breakfast at Tiffany's!"