I think I'm ready, anyway.
OK, who is utterly obsessed with all things Star Wars, is going to be a Jedi Knight ($13 costume plus the light saber she already owns). Kid #2 is going to be a skeleton (costume already hanging in closet from last year, when OK used it). Kid #3 is going to be a firefighter ($10 costume-- and the jacket will go nicely over his injured shoulder and conceal the sling). A nice cheap Halloween. I'm not as cheap as the World's Cheapest Husband (who is??), but I don't want to spend a whole lot on Halloween, either. I try to buy inexpensive costumes, on sale if possible, and reuse them as much as I can. Unfortunately the kids don't always want to wear the costumes we bought last year or the year before, but I do my best to recycle them where possible!