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
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.
Coolest Monopoly and Operation Gameboard Costumes 5
by Mike R.
(Auburn, Washington, USA)
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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