Easy Last-Minute Halloween Costume: Clark Kent

So it’s two days before (or the morning of!) Halloween and your teen son decides he really ISN’T too old to go trick-or-treating again this year. What do you do?

Here is my solution for a quick and easy last-minute costume:

Presenting, Clark Kent

It’s definitely not a bird nor a plane, but this Superman definitely turned the heads of some teen girls last week at our church’s Trunk or Treat!

We had all the pieces at home, all I needed to buy was the superman logo tee shirt, which I picked up at my local Target.

Clark Kent wears:

  • Black high top chucks (Converse One-Stars from Target):$17 on clearance
  • White Dress Shirt (owned) Free
  • Tie (Owned–You can get a shirt/tie combo at Walmart for $10) Free
  • Dress Slacks (Owned–You can find dress slacks at Walmart for $10) Free
  • Black glasses (3D movie theater glasses) Free
  • Superman tee shirt (Target) $11 after Cartwheel discount
  • Good looks: Priceless!

My total cost:  $28 by reusing some items he already owned…technically only spent $11, since I had bought the Chucks a few weeks ago, but these were his first time wearing them, so I added it in.  😉



DIY Minion Halloween Costume {Ba ba ba ba-ba na-na!}

Today’s costume is an easy DIY!  My daughter knew that she wanted to dress up like this character since we watched Despicable Me 2 this summer.


The DIY Minion

Just looking at this kid makes me want to say: BEE DOH!  BEE DOH!  BEE DOH!!

I love the way this all came out!  I used a mix of hand-me-downs, consignment and new items.  She will be wearing this on Halloween night!

This DIY Minion wears:

  • Black Chucks (Converse All Star hand me downs from her brother): Free(ish) retail at about $30
  • Yellow Tee Shirt (my son’s old band tee): Free –these retail less than $10 new
  • Thick Round Glasses (Michael’s): $1
  • Yellow Beanie (Amazon): $5
  • Black Gloves (from an old costume): Free –you can find black gloves for about $1
  • Yellow Soccer Socks (Ross): $3 (for two pair)
  • Denim Overalls (cosigment shop): $3
  • Yellow Buttons (Joann): $1
  • Silliness–Priceless!

My total cost:  $13 with lots of reusable pieces!!