Every year, our school has a Halloween celebration for the kids in the community. We pick a theme and decorate one of the girls' dormitory buildings accordingly. The kids get to come in with their parents and trick or treat at all of the residents' rooms (which, of course, are supplied with tons of candy!). Then, we have games and prizes set up in the lobby and basement - it's always fun!
This past year, my boyfriend and I made and hosted our own game. We built a Mario-themed beanbag toss, and dressed up like Luigi and Daisy. The costumes were far too expensive for two poor college kids to buy, so we made our own!
I know they're not the greatest - if we had had more time, money, and equipment (oh, how I missed my sewing machine), we could have done a much better job. But for about a $10 budget, two nights, and hand stitching, I thought we did pretty well.
Even though our hair and skin don't match those of the characters, and the costumes could have been better, the kids still loved it. Several mini-Luigis and mini-Marios, and even a little Princess Peach wanted their pictures taken with us - I couldn't have been happier.