Everyone bought their fantasy pumpkins at Trader Joe’s already, right?  So now onto the other October thing: buy all the costumes.

Not really excited for driving all around town looking for ideas? Buy? Rent? Make? We did a little research. As we do.

 

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Here are a few make-yourself options:

This is so extra (virgin olive oil).  But we love it.

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Hocus Pocus on repeat. We all have the vacuum and top-knot down anyway:

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Borrow some of that poster board you got for your kid’s school project pronto:

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Tongs!  Oh, Doc, you tickled our funny-bone:

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Real or fake?  The news.  We are talking about the news.

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Someone please put their kiddos in a Hot Wheels with this Carpool Karaoke idea.  Share and tag us for laughs:

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All we need are the chopsticks:

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This might be the only croquembouche we make ourselves:

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This is never not the cutest:

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Tom Cruise is currently filming the new Top Gun but maybe we could find a stand-in:

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Rental Options

Don’t be scared: Morris Costumes is a Charlotte institution when it comes to serving the serious Halloween fan.  Want to rent something right out of Gone with the Wind or Ghostbusters? This is the place for incredible top-notch costume purchases, as well.

 

 

 

Grab-and-Go costume? Party City is the place.

This is just, well — magic:

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We may or may not be racing you to get this one so hurry:

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Bob Ross?  This is pretty:

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Madonna would approve:

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Just magical:

 

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Blast Off!

 

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Cutest little Beast we ever did see:

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Little girls never grow out of the mermaid phase.  Truth.

 

 

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Handsome Hulk:

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Look at this little stinker:

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