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21 Insanely Creative Halloween Costumes For You And Your Friends

We are what we pretend to be, so this year, pretend to be a burrito.

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Start with three baseball T-shirts. We bought the iron-on numbers for the front and back at Michaels and — after much debate about what acts go with each base — added the details with a Cricut and iron-on material. This is how we made all of our T-shirt-based costumes, but you could easily just use a stencil, iron-on letters, or — if you're feeling brave and crafty — freehand 'em.

7. Cookie and Lucious Lyon

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Who knew a French twist and an eyeliner 'stache could turn a girl into such a pretty male mogul?! Get Cookie's dress here and the wig here. Both her coat and Lucious's suit are from Burlington Coat Factory.

8. The Oregon Trail Wagon & an Ox

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We made the covered wagon costume using a box and wood contact paper, pipe insulation from Home Depot (you could also use pool noodles), and muslin. The ox costume is basically just horns/ears.

9. Gene and the Can of Vegetables from Wet Hot American Summer

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The can costume is made from silver poster boards covered in felt. The Gene just takes a bandana, a cutoff T-shirt, and an apron.

15. The Whole Oregon Trail Crew

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As mentioned above, we made the covered wagon costume using a box and wood contact paper, pipe insulation from Home Depot (you could also use pool noodles), and muslin. The ox costume just needs horns/ears. The dysentery, tombstone, river ("Ford me, baby!"), and trail are all simple T-shirt costumes.

~You break it, you buy it.~

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To make the china shop costume, start with a store-bought Alice in Wonderland dress (or a French maid costume) and add pieces from a doll tea set to the dress and to a headband with E6000 glue. You can add the sign with iron-on material or print it out and attach it to the headband.

21. The Founding Dads

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Buy Founding Fathers wigs at Halloween store and accessorize them with things dads like: transition lenses, WD-40, Bud Light, socks with sandals, etc. Laugh wildly at your own jokes.

Costume design and construction: Rachel Wilkerson Miller and Alanna Okun

Additional costume assistance: Jenny Chang, Julia Reinstein, Jess Probus, and Terri Pous

Photography: Lauren Zaser and Sarah Kobos

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