I hadn’t the money I did in 2009 to purchase a professionally assembled costume. Since I had grown a beard (for the Blackhawks’ playoff run) I opted to use the beard to my advantage. It took no more that $40 worth of material and knowing someone with extensive sewing skills. I used a pair of old professional wrestling tights (what I do as a part time job) and a leather jacket I was able to find at the local thrift store. In total, about 8 yards of fleece material, and the finish product of this Macho Man Costume earned me significant notoriety on the greatest day of the year.