3. Mickey Mouse
"I was Mickey Mouse! Not MINNIE Mouse, as people kept yelling at me; girls can be Mickey Mouse too! I got the idea for this costume after I saw a red Mickey Mouse skirt somewhere online. It was sold out, so I made my own by finding a cheap red skirt at a local store and sewing two white felt ovals. I also bought some cheap black $15 platforms from Target and spray painted them bright yellow. The gloves and tail came from a local costume store and at $20 were the most expensive part of the costume. I put my curly hair into two pigtails for ears, and voila!"
4. Unicorn (x 2)
"My mom made ALL our Halloween costumes when I was little and just fulfilled my every childhood desire — from 'Bunnicula, the vampire bunny' to 'koala.' My favorite, looking back, was this deceptively simple-looking unicorn costume, which consisted of white tights, a white leotard, and a hood and tail made out of rows upon rows of cast off lace and ribbon in shades of ivory, as well as a handmade horn. I loved it so much that 20 years later, I recreated/updated the costume as an adult."