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February 28, 2007 9:31 AM   Subscribe

Help me pick a costume for this years round of Purim Parties!

So here's the deal. What are some good ideas for costumes for Purim that I can make cheaply and easily. Say a budget of $10, and a time limit of 1 hour of preparation. Any costume considered, no matter how wacky!
posted by LoopyG to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (15 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Depending on how closely you want to stick to actual jewish themes, it would be worth searching through the many Halloween costume threads for cheap/wacky costume ideas.

If you're looking for more traditional (yet wacky!) ideas, I recommend you go as Queen Esther. On stilts.
posted by hermitosis at 10:13 AM on February 28, 2007

Oh, and while my suggestion stands, you may want to mention your gender and any other details/limitations that might dictate whether it's really funny or just plain wrong for you to show up as any variety of queen.
posted by hermitosis at 10:15 AM on February 28, 2007

Traditional doesn't matter. And Queen Esther is taken as my girlfriend is going as her... =)

I will check out some Halloween threads though. Who else has some tips?
posted by LoopyG at 10:15 AM on February 28, 2007

Go as a Hamentaschen. I recommend poppyseed.
posted by pinky at 10:27 AM on February 28, 2007

I vaguely remember dressing as a hamentashen for Purim one year when I was a kid. All you need is two pieces of posterboard cut into large triangles. Decorate them with tan and red (or the color of the filling of your choice) felt to resemble hamentashen, then string them together sandwich board-style.
posted by amro at 10:29 AM on February 28, 2007

pinky beat me to it !
posted by amro at 10:29 AM on February 28, 2007

Also, that should be "all you need are..."
posted by amro at 10:30 AM on February 28, 2007


Apricot might be nice as well, if you consider yourself a "fall."
posted by pinky at 11:01 AM on February 28, 2007

What about going as Haman?
posted by electroboy at 11:15 AM on February 28, 2007

Or, go as a hayman (=haman? *crickets chirping*)
posted by solotoro at 11:37 AM on February 28, 2007

posted by Carol Anne at 12:00 PM on February 28, 2007

Just in case Solotoro's pun wasn't bad enough, you could go as a scarecrow. Ugh.
posted by defreckled at 1:18 PM on February 28, 2007

If your girlfriend is dressing as Esther, wouldn't King Ahasueros be the natural costume for you?
posted by Faint of Butt at 1:25 PM on February 28, 2007

Kingly garments are hard. But hamentashen, that's perfect! Brilliant! Superb! I figure I can do it for about $5, and 30 minutes (plus time to go to the store).

Thanks everyone!
posted by LoopyG at 8:20 PM on February 28, 2007

I helped persuade a stranger to dress as a pastry. This is the most awesome day ever!
posted by pinky at 9:47 AM on March 1, 2007 [1 favorite]

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