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BP Costumes

Last Saturday, C and I were invited to a Halloween fundraising party for a local nonprofit. We only had a couple of days to come up with costumes, and we didn’t want to spend much. I scoured the ‘net for witty homemade ideas, but my search was pretty fruitless. I started thinking about the big things that happened through the year in news, politics, and pop culture, and then tried to narrow it down to something PG and neutral since this was more of a “work” party than “friend” party. Sexy bar maid/bumblebee/Sesame Street character was not an option. 
BP clean-up crew?! Done and done. Our costumes came in at about $15 each, and {pats self on back} got a ton of compliments at the party.

If you’re looking for a couples costume for Halloween this year, here’s what you’ll need to recreate this super easy one:
1. Coveralls or a rain suit from your local hardware store. I found a 2 piece rain suit (jacket and pants) for $7!
2. Dark brown or black acrylic paint to splatter all over the suit
3. Iron-on transfer sheets and a plain t-shirt. You can search “BP parody logos” and find tons of images, or just use BP’s legit logo. I added “We’re working hard so Tony can get his life back” under the logo, and then printed the transfer from my home printer and followed the iron-on instructions.
4. A few props, like small bottles of Dawn, sponges and buckets, a stuffed bird covered in acrylic paint, etc.
5. Cream eyeliner in dark brown or black to smudge on your face
6. Boots or wellies
That’s it! You can find a lot of the things for these costumes lying around the house. All I had to buy were the rain suits, paint, and transfer sheets.
What are you wearing for Halloween?

Author: Keira Lennox

I'm a small town lady from the sunshine state with an affinity for bookstores, beauty counters and unfussy style. I spend my days running my flower shop, and my nights blogging about what I love and what I wear. (Or watching Netflix and drinking wine.)

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