Me, myself, I would think of almost too late as 4 p.m. on Halloween day. I would think of almost too late for a super fabulous deal as this week or next. Over the last few years it has seemed like the prices on costumes (at least the ones Big Girl and her friends have been interested in) go up the closer you get to the big day. As for e-bay and Craigslist, the really good deals are getting snatched up quickly.
That said, here are some "almost too late" (and not too expensive) costume ideas from Big Girl and me.
1. Fancy Nancy.
Another favorite storybook character. Can you tell we were at the library over fall break?
This one is also pretty easy. Start with either a pink dress or long pink skirt and shirt. Add pink tights, pink shoes, wings if you have them or skip them if you don't because she doesn't have them in every story. To finish off the look a crown, pinktails (pigtails) and a wand with pink streamers (hair ribbons work great).
3. Handy Mandy