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Fun Halloween Costumes That Are Fast, Easy, Affordable!

halloween costumes that are fast, cheap, and fun
Get inspired with any of our super fast, easy, and inexpensive costume ideas! There are dozens to choose from, and many won’t need much more than one of our awesome cult film shirts. Don’t wait ’till it’s too late! As of this writing, there’s only 11 days until the shipping cutoff. Make the most of this Halloween with the awesome 80’s and Cult Movie Costume Guide!

Reverend Tre’s Wet Hot Costume Triple Play

Halloween’s coming up quick and everyone here at FIC is knuckling down on the triple-double-Bavarian Pretzel-daily-double-no-skin-touching-Denver-Omeletes, with absolutely none of the ol’ 1-2, 1-2-3, or the 1-2-3-4. Yup, we’re pretty much nose to the grindstone, hard at work on Found Item Clothing’s new for 2015 Movie Costume Guide!

But since the Guide’s not 100% ready yet, and we’re still putting the polish on some final touches, I wanted to show off one of our more popular costume groups this year, the Wet Hot American Summer collection! If anyone isn’t familiar with Wet Hot, it’s a cult classic film that was pretty much panned on release (as all good cult classics are) but has, over the years, developed into a red hot commodity.

Speaking of Wet Hot, have you seen the 2015 release, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp? I’ve been busy binge-watching the new prequel mini-series on Netflix. I don’t want to mention how old I am, but let’s just say I was able to get in to the original film without any troubles. The new series reprises a lot of the film’s ridiculously campy silliness, and if you liked the movie I think you’re going really enjoy First Day of Camp. The second episode has a coming-of-age skit that made me spit my bourbon out, so there are some solid out-loud laughs to be had. Anyway, let’s take a look at some of the classic Wet Hot costumes we’ve put together.

#1: McKinley


Short shorts are hawt! Get yourself one of our world-famous Clifton track tees, that old Casio calculator watch off eBay, red short shorts (white trim mandatory!), tube socks with red stripes, and navy blue Saucony running shoes.

#2: Gene


If acting the crazy part is more your thing, Gene is the character for you. Start with adding a blue bandanna on your gorgeous dome, add goatee, apply scissors to a blue tee cropping high on the waist, cutting off the sleeves, and accentuating a deep V-neck cut. Top off with blue denim jeans, boots, and a filthy white chef’s apron. Must have accessory: a can of mixed vegetables!

#3: Gary


Remember when we said short shorts were back? We ain’t lying! Closing the circle on our trio of Wet Hot American Summer costumes, we look to Gary. Nailing Gary (the look, gosh!) takes the right hair so if it’s not naturally the proper length try a wig, add the requisite aviator glasses, a Betty Jane Tavern tee, some yellow shortie shorts, white tube socks, and some older running shoes.

Because You Never Know When You Might Need A Good Group Costume…

Halloween draws ever closer, and with it comes the nerve-shredding pressure to win the holiday with a clever costume. That’s the bad news. The good? Your friends here at Found Item Clothing have your back (literally and metaphorically). To wit, the annual refresh of our Halloween Movie Costume Guide, an ever-expanding gallery of head-to-toe tutorials, now totaling some 40 entries, developed around some of the most wacked out movie characters to appear in ’80s flicks.

New for 2013 are 4 group costumes inspired by Breaking Away, Caddyshack, Dazed And Confused, and Wet Hot American Summer. Ideal for groups of 2 to 4 enterprising individuals, they’re simple to put together (using everyday clothing staples), easy on the wallet, and just a bit off the pop culture radar. What’s old is new again, or something to that effect.

Embedded below are some snaps from our photo shoot earlier in the month. Click on the images to link through to the tutorials!

The Cutters from Breaking Away.

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The caddies from Caddyshack.

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Gene, McKinley and Gary from Wet Hot American Summer.

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Got a good idea for a group costume this year? Let us know about it in the comments below!

Contact us: travis [at] founditemclothing.com

The Mean Jeans Put On Their Halloween Pants, Do The Monster Mash (Video)

Noted party animals and ’80 enthusiasts, the Mean Jeans, rumble through the pop culture canon with an amazacular ode to Indiana Jones… and Sparks, the alcoholic energy bevy of choice for Portland’s creative underclass.

Shot at Fright Town, a local haunted house, the video comes packed with a gaggle of movie references and juvenile in-jokes, punctuated all by a ghoulish dance party (writer’s note: the girl with bloody eye sockets has cute moves). How many can you spot in the video for their new single, “Possessed 2 Party With U (Ragers of the Lost Sparks)”? Weigh in below…

It should be noted that the clip above was directed by Brett Roberts, whom attentive readers might recall co-edited our supercut of iconic movie sunglasses earlier in the year.

Contact us: travis [at] founditemclothing.com

Trick Or Tees: Outtakes From The Reel World

Overflow images – mostly of the funny and reasonably embarrassing variety – for our annual Halloween project are embedded below.

Big Hair, Big Attitude

Crossing streams

That's no moon...

See the entire collection on our Facebook feed.

Why Waltz When You Can Rock & Roll: travis [at] founditemclothing.com