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Coolest Publishers Clearing House Costume

by Jennifer Roberts
(St. Louis, MO USA)

Publisher's Clearing House Prize Patrol and $10,000,000 Winner

Publisher's Clearing House Prize Patrol and $10,000,000 Winner

Instructions on making the Publishers Clearing House Prize Patrol and $10,000,000 Winner Costume:

Go to the thrift store and pick up a men's suit, dress shirt, and tie, and woman's robe.

Purchase pink rollers and roll hair up.

Cut out a a piece of cardboard and paint it white, allow at least 24 hours to dry. Then using the computer, print off the from, to, amount, and check number. We signed ours from Ed McMahon. Tape the entire piece of cardboard with clear packing tape to protect the check from your evening of partying.

Using your computer print out a piece of paper that says Prize Patrol to tape over an old button.

Then on your way to the party, stop at the grocery store florist department and pick up 4-6 balloons and tie them to a clip. Clip them to the back of your shirt UNDER your jacket so they hover over your head.

Make sure you have a pocketful of those annoying stamps Publishers Clearing House makes you sort through to order magazines to hand out to party goers all night and tell them, "You may already be a winner!"

This costume is a riot and is guaranteed to win you best costume!

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awesome
by: Anonymous

That is hilarious! I'm considering that for this year.

great idea
by: sm from decatur ill

My husband and I will going as this to our annual party. I think this is a great and inexpensive idea for a couples costume!!
great Jo whoever thought of it!!

Love it!
by: Anonymous

OMG I love this - -I am taking this idea!! Pity I will lose my check after three drinks!!

Excellent!
by: Jeremy S.

After browsing through online stores trying to find the perfect costume, I end up finding the best here, and they are all homemade. I may have to do this.

HILARIOUS
by: Jo

I am putting this together right now! Thanks for the great idea. I cannot wait to go to our Halloween Party this year!
Thanks again for the SUPER idea!

This cracked me up!
by: Dana (Exorcist)

You gave me the laugh of the day. It's so unique and simple and yet hilarious. My boss and his wife were looking for something to go as when I happened across your pic, couldn't stop laughing. I told them that I'd make the check and the pin for them and all they would need to worry about is the clothes and balloons so they agreed. Another couple always blows the others away, but I told my boss, with this costume "you can take 'em!" I'll let you know if they win!

so unique
by: Anonymous

Love it! gonna try to talk the old man into it!

hilarious
by: Anonymous

That is soooo funny! My husband and I have to do something at church - this is clean - we can have fun while not spending much $$$. All I need is the rollers and a check and balloons. Thanks so much :)

so funny!
by: ashley

I am pretty sure this costume just saved our Halloween... I am so excited!

have fun
by: Anonymous

my husband and I did this 2 years ago. It was so much fun. We made the top 10 in the contest. Have fun with it.

This is really cool!
by: Anonymous

What a unique idea! How hilarious! LOVE IT!

Brilliant
by: Anonymous

way awesome .. bravo
definitely gonna do this!
9 7 2009

Graet Idea!!
by: Kassadee

I did this last year and it was a huge hit! I dressed as Ed McMahon and even found his signature on the internet to use on the check. I love the idea of the balloons and stamps! I had one of my friends carry the balloons and camera, but I had never thought about using the stamps. Great costume!!

That is gold!
by: Lozzatron

That's a brilliant idea - well done! Love the photo too!

I can't wait!
by: Becca

me and my best friend are being this for Halloween! we think its so funny and we cant wait to go out

More Info!
by: Monica

Love your creation! Could you post more check details or more pictures of your check? I would love to see exactly how you made it/how it came out. It would be a big help... thanks!

Memorable Costume
by: Anonymous

We did this last year and everyone still talks about it. I have no idea how we're going to outdo it this year...

Prize patrol
by: kmwell

Me and my sister in law did this this year at the last minute. it took no time really to put together and we got first prize at the party. We also got some big play money too and had hanging out of our pockets and passed it around. We had a ball. dont know what to do next year now. thanks for the super idea

thanks
by: Anonymous

Thanks so much, this is this years costume! We could afford this and its great really appreciate the post :)

We did this last year
by: Anonymous

My husband and I dressed up using your costume idea. It was great and a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.

One Of The Best!
by: MF

My friends and I did this one back in 2001 for our Senior Dress-Up Day in high school! The three of us dressed as the prize patrol (took the 80s business woman route - bright blazers with shoulder pads, teased hair) and would run up to people in the hallway, telling them they've won the prize. It was a blast :)

Awesome
by: Alex

Me and my girlfriend are definitely doing this! Great idea thanks!

I can't believe I found it!
by: Dee

This is the perfect costume for my boyfriend and I and I'm so glad you posted this on here. We can't wait till Saturday now!!!

Wearing it tonight!
by: JYinNJ

Have a halloween party tonight my husband and I are dressing up as. We did go to the thrift store and got a suit and even a tie with money on it! I am wearing my Halloween pajamas with slippers!

So much fun!
by: Christine and Dan :)

This is an awesome idea!! Thank you for posting it!

My husband and I used your idea tonight and people loved us!

So simple and it only cost us about $5 for the balloons (from a grocery floral area) and foam board (from Dollar Tree). The rest we already had. :)

Happiest Halloween
by: Melissa

Big HIT, and super fun to do. Thank you for the great idea! Went to Michaels and got a custom size foam board for the check and it all came together perfectly. Have fun with it!

Melissa and David

2012
by: The Winner!!

Here it is 2012...and me and a co-worker are dressed up as I type!! EVERYONE....has had a BLAST with us. What a HOOT!!! Thank you!! 4 years later!!!!
LaLa,Prize Patrol
Di, The WINNER

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Coolest Homemade Publisher Clearing House Couple Costumes

by Trinette H.
(Columbus, OH)

Homemade Publisher Clearing House Couple Costumes

Homemade Publisher Clearing House Couple Costumes

Homemade Publisher Clearing House Couple Costumes
Homemade Publisher Clearing House Couple Costumes

What a fun, and EASY costume to put together last minute. Here is what you will need for this Publisher Clearing House Couple Costumes:

Female-Robe, Hair Curlers, Night Mask, Pajamas, and Slippers. I had all these on hand, so no need to go out and buy anything!

Male-Suit, Homemade Button that reads "Prize Patrol", 1/2 dozen balloons to attach to back of suit, and 1 Large, homemade check. I used a tri-fold presentation cardboard and cut it down to size. Then I just created and printed out the writing for the check. I thought I would be funny, so I wrote things like 4 Ga-gillion dollars and on the "For" line-Being Awesome. We have saved the check and will def. use it in the future.

The only purchase made for this costume was the cardboard for the check, balloons, and the "make your own button" kit. Less than $10 total. You just can't beat that.

Thanks to coolest-homemade-costumes.com, we have made 2 separate costumes 2 years in a row!

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Coolest Publishers Clearing House Couple Costume 3

by Jonna B.
(Houston, TX)

Homemade Publishers Clearing House Couple Costume

Homemade Publishers Clearing House Couple Costume

I got this idea for a Homemade Publishers Clearing House Couple Costume from YOUR site! I loved the idea! My boss was the Prize Patrol. He wore a nice suit with a tie and a hat. We had balloons tied to the back of his coat and I made the printed check on a plotter at work. So far my cost is $5 for balloons for his outfit.

For me, I wore my robe, pajamas and slippers... NO COST. I got some green cream make-up from the Halloween store for my facial mask - $1.99. I had old rubber foam curlers I used in my hair, but you can get those at a Walgreens or CVS. Still no cost to me. I added a magazine to look as though I was reading when the prize patrol came calling.

The total cost to us for making this was under $10!

We won the FUNNIEST COSTUME category at work.

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TOO FUNNY!!!
by: Anonymous

Ya'll captured it B E A U T I F U L L Y!!! I laughed so hard. Ya'll look like fun people to be around!!! Yep.

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Coolest Publishers Clearing House Winner Costume 2

by Laura G
(Tulsa, OK, USA)

Coolest Publishers Clearing House Winner Costume

Coolest Publishers Clearing House Winner Costume

Coolest Publishers Clearing House Winner Costume
Coolest Publishers Clearing House Winner Costume

I saw this idea for this Publishers Clearing House Winner Costume on this website and thought it was so cute. It was very easy to put together. My husband wore a suit and tie he already owned. I made him a badge that said prize patrol using vinyl and felt. We picked up some balloons to top off the costume. I used several pieces of foam core and a large plotter to create the check.

For my costume, I purchased a pink robe and houseshoes. I put curlers in my hair and used green acrylic paint and water for my face mask. We won first place at the party we attended.

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