In terms of Halloween outfits, you can go cheap and easy, or put a little money into a costume that’ll last. Or you can play off what’s in the news (the recession!) with a clever, timely costume like a Pyramid Scheme, a Bear Market, a Repo Man, a Job Seeker, or, scariest of all, Bernie Madoff. Warning: not appropriate for children.
Check out the list of recession-inspired costumes from Recession Wire.