Ok, so we got three costumes completed for less than $10! On Halloween, I whipped up two more costumes. Next year, I'll plan a bit better so my costumes look more polished.
I pulled out old quilting materials (batting, scraps, ribbons, etc.) along with cardboard from our recycling bin and created the hat and vest for hubby. I sewed my retired sewing equipment to the vest. For the hat pin, I took a rusted pin and glued a bead to it, then glued it to a photo-card that I wrote measurements on.
For my card costume, I used a black robe from a grim reaper costume that I found at a "free-store". I formed the hoodie into a spade shape, cut up an old sheet and used that as my card. Removed a broom handle, cut up the rest of the cardboard from our recycling and made my spade.
Lastly, our baby-girl really wanted a Cheshire Cat incorporated (as did I) so we added the biggest smiley face possible to a pre-made tote that was given to us.
Nothing too fancy, but I am actually quite proud of the fact that I used old materials that would otherwise be trash! Thanks for looking.