My homemade Geico money costume came from the insanely funny Geico commercials. My specific costume idea is from the commercials featuring the Geico Money, “Sometimes it feels like somebody’s waaatching you” I didn’t know how I was going to pull it off but with a call to packing company to find sheets of Styrofoam and a few other ingenious ideas I finally assembled a work of art… at least in my giant googley eyes.

It started with cutting Styrofoam sheets, stacking them (staggered a little to resemble money) then skewered at different angles and hot-glued to secure together. I cut out a hole just the size of my waist and then began designing it. I sprayed the whole thing a light green and then copied a 5 dollar bill the best I could using a Sharpie on the top layer.

To make the eyes I bought cheap clocks, turned around the face with numbers and added a construction paper pupil. The money wrap is also construction paper as well. Finally I got some suspenders and made wire u’s with hangers in the Styrofoam to attach the suspenders to. I wore plain black sweatpants as to not detract from the design and I had a blast dancing it up as the Geico money.