People and animals
Tippi Hedren from “The Birds”: Finally, a use for all those stuffed animals! Cruzan made an easy Hitchcock costume by getting a vintage dress from Goodwill and fake feathered birds from the craft store. Attach the birds to the dress in various places, mess up your hair, and you’re done.
Bat: If you’ve been hoarding broken, black umbrellas, this is the costume for you. Remove the handle and stem of the umbrella, and cut the fabric so only three wire spokes are on each side. The additional spokes can be used for bat ears. Sew the umbrella wings onto a black sweatshirt (hand-stitching is fine) from the outstretched arm to the torso. A hoodie works well if you’d like to add bat ears.
Jellyfish: Another umbrella costume, though this one should be clear or white — domed, if you can find one. Hang mesh fabric strips, ribbon and other lengths/widths of fabric trim to the umbrella edge. Dress in a solid white or light pastel color, and carry the umbrella.
Girl Scout: Borrow a vest or sash with badges, or make one using inexpensive material from the fabric store. Add a green or brown skirt and sneakers, and carry a box of Girl Scout cookies. You can double your investment and sell the box if it’s new.