Happy Frugal Halloween!

31 Oct

I can think of no better sendoff for October than Halloween, especially since I’m not the biggest fan of winter. My parents made Halloween a very special event for my brother and me and the excitement has never faded, save for a much more reserved approach to consuming candy.

I love dressing up for Halloween even when it falls on a workday. I’m not the type of girl to gravitate toward the “sexy” line of costumes so I don’t break the dress code with my outfits. Instead, I keep it simple with a few accessories to show off my quirky side. I also don’t like to spend a lot of money on costumes since it’s just one day out of the year and I’m a bit of a purist — I rarely wear the same costume twice.

This year, my costume cost $9.50. I dressed as Clark Kent/Superman after being inspired by this image on Pinterest. While you will not see me striking this pose today, I did think the ensemble was an easy and fun way to celebrate the season.


I already own black pants, a white button-up, and trendy black-rimmed glasses. I started my pursuit of a basic Superman tee early so as not to risk throwing the idea to the wind due to lack of planning. I went to Walmart and found juniors Superman tees, complete with cape and drawn-on belt for less than $10. However, I wanted something more fitted and without capes, because I take Edna’s advice on The Incredibles very seriously. I found what I was looking for in the boys clearance section — a two-piece pajama set featuring a Superman tank top. I tried it on and was relieved it wasn’t painfully tight. The best part of this find? It was $3.

I then searched for suspenders and found those in the men’s department. I wanted red ones but realized they might look nerdy, so I opted for classic black ‘spenders for the bargain price of $6.50.


As cheap and easy as this costume was, I’m a little concerned to realize that I look more like Drew Carey ย than Clark Kent. Anyone else see it??

Now it’s your turn — do you love Halloween? Do you dress up at work or wait until after hours?

9 Responses to “Happy Frugal Halloween!”

  1. DGM October 31, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    Ain’t no way you look the least bit like drew carey…great costume!

  2. CF November 1, 2013 at 1:01 am #

    Nice costume! I used to like finding costumes and dressing up for halloween but I find it is always a bit of a let down. Most people at work don’t dress up and the parties are never as good as they could be!

    • Kendal November 1, 2013 at 2:21 am #

      My work people don’t dress up either! I feel you about parties, too. It’s always awkward making small talk with people when your dressed up like a demon!

  3. Taynia | The Fiscal Flamingo November 1, 2013 at 1:39 am #

    Super cute and so clever. Perfect for work. After planning my kids costumes I didn’t have enough energy left over to do my own. I did manage to pull together an orange shirt with black slacks. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Kendal November 1, 2013 at 2:22 am #

      Thanks lady!! What did you dress your kids up as? I love all the cute costumes I’m seeing. So far no Mile Cyrus, thank goodness!!

  4. Kyle | Rather-Be-Shopping.com November 5, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    Comeeee onnn downnnn – Yeah, I think I’m on ‘The Price is Right’ right now looking at your pic. J/K

    • Kendal November 5, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

      Bahahaha Kyle! My coworker and I laughed about it for a few minutes when I first had the realization. She promised me I don’t look like him in real life but agreed the resemblance in photo was unmistakable. Good ol’ Halloween tricks, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Stefanie @ The Broke and Beautiful Life November 6, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

    Pinterest is such good inspiration for EVERYTHING! Cute.

    • Kendal November 6, 2013 at 11:03 pm #

      Thanks Stefanie!