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Coolest Monopoly Man Costume

by Nichole
(San Diego, CA)

Monopoly Man Excited About Winning $10 in a Beauty Contest

Monopoly Man Excited About Winning $10 in a Beauty Contest

My boyfriend wanted to be the "Monopoly Man" or Rich Uncle Pennybags from the board game Monopoly for Halloween.

He bought a secondhand tuxedo suit for $30, a cane for $5 at a local Halloween store and we made out our own Monopoly money (you can actually download a patten to print out on color paper on the Monopoly board game website). He got a cheap hat too, at Target or somewhere for $5.

The hair and mustache were the hardest part of the costume. To get dimensional grey hair, we bought both silver and white hair spray (two for one at the local party store $3) and painted a brown mustache silver and then sprayed my boyfriend's hair up to about the middle so the hat would cover it. I layered grey with white and the result looked pretty natural.

But the main part of the character is the attitude. I told him he should do that open mouthed surprised face Mr. Monopoly does on the cards when he gets money. Then again, he looks a bit Dali in the pic, but I don't think anyone would get a Dali costume at a Halloween party.

Our total was:
Tux $30 (we plan to sell it back to the thrift store once it gets worn a few times)
$5 Cane
$5 Felt Top Hat
$3 Colored hair spray in silver and white
$3 Mustache
Free - Printed out money on paper we had

Total $46.

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can be done cheaper
by: Anonymous

I did the same thing and mine only cost like ten dollars maybe (Goodwill)

How do I make it a couple costume?
by: Rachel

My boyfriend is also planning on being the Monopoly man, but I would like to be something "Monopoly" too. I was thinking the money or a plastic house, but I would love if someone had a better idea!

Awesome Job
by: Anonymous

Excellent and Believable

Nice One L & 4F


Idea for you and your boyfriend....
by: Anonymous

He could be Mr. monopoly and you could be "The Banker" or the "Cop" that puts him in jail... or my best friend and I are going to be Mr. Monopoly and she is going to be the "Community Chest" .....

a question:
by: Anonymous

you got a link for the printable monopoly money?

Kids MR. Monopoly costume!!!
by: Anonymous

My son Dylan loves the game Monopoly. He wanted to be MR.Monopoly for Halloween, it was the easiest costume ever. We had an old black suit from a wedding, and a white shirt. We went to the store and got a red bow tie, a cane and a top hat.

I took some old monopoly money from an old game we had, and glued it to the pocket of the jacket and pants, then we took park place and boardwalk cards and stapled them to the top hat with some money as well. Also I made a little monopoly sign on the computer to put on the hat as well just so everyone would know who he was since it just looked like a suit he is only 9...

The mustache and hair were the hardest we could not find a white mustache any where, we got a brown one and some hair spray color from a party store and sprayed my son's hair and the mustache. Then I found an old hunter green pillow case and took Gold glitter glue and drew a dollar sign on the pillow case... He used this for trick or treating, his loot bag looked like a big bag of money!!!

He won first place, no one else had a costume like this ... I'll post a picture...

by: Anonymous

His name FYI is Mr. Moneybags not Mr.monopoly and where did u find a cheap bowtie!!!!

Ze Moustache
by: Anonymous

How did you get the mustache to stick?

Web site for Monopoly Money Reprints?
by: Anonymous

Which website did u use to get the Monopoly money reprints?

Halloween Costume for the Monopoly Man
by: Jess

Where did you get that top hat other than Target?

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Coolest Monopoly Gameboard Costume

by Diane Reinert
(Cincinnati, Ohio )

Homemade Monopoly Gameboard Costume

Homemade Monopoly Gameboard Costume

Our family loves family game night and one of our favorite games to play is Monopoly. I suggested the idea to my daughter after seeing the Twister costumes in the stores.

We had an old Monopoly game board with missing pieces so we put it to good use recycling the game pieces for her costume. We used a hot glue gun to glue the game pieces, hotels, and community chest and chance cards to the game board. We had an old pair of foam dice we put around her neck. She used an old black suit jacket, tuxedo shirt, and bow tie.

We purchased a black felt bag with Halloween decorations, turned it inside out and sewed the gold dollar sign emblem to the bag. Next we stuffed the bag with money from the old game board. We purchased a cane and spray painted it black. The top hat was purchased from a Halloween store. Standard Halloween face make-up was used to apply mustache.

Total cost for costume:

-Cane $5
-Bag $3
-Dollar emblem $2
-Make-up $2
-Hat $10
Total Cost $22

This was a really fun costume to put together. The whole family got in on the act and made suggestions. We are trying to think of an idea for next year to top this one!

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Coolest Monopoly and Operation Gameboard Costumes 5

by Mike R.
(Auburn, Washington, USA)

Homemade Monopoly and Operation Gameboard Costumes

Homemade Monopoly and Operation Gameboard Costumes

I am always trying to come up with new and original stuff. This particular year I decided on a board game theme. The original plan was Monopoly and Life but that looked a little daunting. Both Monopoly and Operation Gameboard Costumes are made out of felt, it's a very cheap fabric and easy to work with. As with anything you do it's all about the right tools.

I used a fabric cutter that is basically like a pizza cutter and a metal straight edge. It allows you to cut long thin strips of whatever fabric you are using. Everything is held together with a hot glue gun so there's zero sewing. I usually try to do objects or things rather than people because it's just more fun. I keep all the old costumes because you never know when they might come in handy.

My oldest daughter will be trying her hand at making her first costume this year. She's going to be a gumball machine. Good luck kid!

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by: Anonymous

How do I do the red, yellow and pink part of this costume? What did you use for it?

by: Mike R

I used felt. The Red part is just a big Rectangle. then place a smaller yellow rectangle over that. the pink for the body is felt also. then shade it with sidewalk chalk for a darker pink. everything is felt cut outs with some cardboard backing if needed. the tweezers are made out of cardboard then covered with felt using a hot glue gun.

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