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8 Cheap and Easy Halloween Costumes for the Lazy Parent

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Halloween costumes can involve an awful lot of cost and effort for something that just gets worn for a few hours—not to mention, in the dark! But sometimes making your own costumes just involves even more work! Here are a few cheap and easy ways to appease your spooky spawn this October 31.

1. What your small child wants to be: A minion

The cheap and easy solution: A yellow swim cap + goggles + blue overalls.

2. What your small child wants to be: Captain America

The cheap and easy solution: Duct tape a red, white and blue frisbee to your kid's arm.

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3. What your small child wants to be: Someone from "Frozen"

The cheap and easy solution: Dress your child up however you want and promise him/her that it's a character from the upcoming "Frozen" movie.

4. What your small child wants to be: Donald Trump

The cheap and easy solution: "Make America Great" cap and an overgrown haircut. Make your own logo, so as not to inadvertently support Donald Trump.

5. What your small child wants to be: Batman

The cheap and easy solution: Give him or her a bat (and stand far away).

6. What your small child wants to be: A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

The cheap and easy solution: All you need is a bandana! Draw some eyes on it. Don't cut them out, though—that's a waste of a bandana!

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7. What your small child wants to be: A manga character

The cheap and easy solution: Dress your child in whatever you have on hand, because nobody who answers the door over the age of 18 will ever recognize a manga character.

8. What your small child wants to be: A kid with pinkeye or hand-and-mouth disease.

The cheap and easy solution: Just take him or her to preschool for a week and let the magic unfold.

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