Every year my boys pic a theme and we try to push the envelope in costume making! Everything is homade or altered and at least 90% of the materials are reused and purchased second hand.  The jackets are womens blazers bought at Salvation Army and altered.  The swords are reconstructed wooden loofa handles! We try to watch our footprint on Halloween and were proof, you can do it in STYLE! Sure, it dosent hurt to have such adorable models! (boys ages: 5, 2, 6mo)