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by SixFigureStart | October 15, 2009


Looking for some timely Halloween costume ideas? Let the recession be your inspiration. Whether you’re dressing up as Bernie Madoff, the repo man, or a laid off CEO—now’s the time to get crafty and start planning your recession-ready party wear. And if you’ve recently been laid off, then consider it a blessing. After all, you’ll have more time to grab your glue gun and start making your own costume from scratch.

Here, some of our favorite recession-inspired costume ideas.

Bernie Madoff: Dressing up as America’s No. 1 Ponzi schemer is shaping up to be a popular option this Halloween. Just pick up a Madoff mask (available at costume stores across the country, as well as online), a suit, and you’re ready to go. Just don’t forget to stuff your pockets with cash to make the costume complete. [Read more]

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