16 Finance-Themed Halloween Costumes for the Recession

With such a frightening year for finances, we thought it only appropriate to feature the blingin’-est costumes. Whether you’ve lost a lot in the Recession or found Lady Luck on your side – here’s our picks for the best finance-themed Halloween costumes:

  1. Golddigger

    The perfect “career” option if you’re surviving a layoff or took a beating in the market this year.

  2. Investment Banker Bum

    An easy last-minute costume that makes a clever commentary on the financial state of the nation.
    ibanker-bum

  3. Money Flusher

    A toilet costume made even more appropriate with “NASDAQ” scrawled on the seat and money overflowing from the bowl.
    money-flusher

  4. Bank Robber

    You may have considered becoming one this year already and if you look like her, there’s probably plenty who will be happy to oblige a little robbery.
    bank-robber-costume

  5. Mount Rushmore

    For when you’re feeling short on dead presidents in your life.
    mount-rushmore-halloween-costume

  6. Pimp

    There’s always this option for the jobless.
    pimp-costume

  7. Matthew Lesko

    He’s the man behind the “Free Government Money” books a.k.a. “That Question Mark Guy.”
    mattlesko-cropped

  8. Donald Trump

    Be a real jerk and tell your 1 in 10 already unemployed friends, “you’re fired!”
    donald-trump-costume

  9. Money Bag

    Whose baby isn’t one?
    money-bag-baby-costume

  10. Credit Card

    The perfect costume for when you want to express your happiness over the new credit card regulations.
    credit-card-costume

  11. Robin Hood

    Who doesn’t love a guy who steals from the rich to give to the poor?
    robin_hood_costume

  12. Money

    There’s no costume more money than money, unless your name is Bill.
    money-costume

  13. Blingin’ Gangsta Rapper

    You can always fool people into believing that you’re not slumming with a few CZs and flossin’ your swagger.
    bling

  14. Uncle Sam

    A fitting way to celebrate our tax credits, like the soon-to-end first-time homebuyers tax credit.
    uncle-sam-costume

  15. Lady Luck

    We all could use a little from this maiden.
    lady-luck

  16. and… if splurging on a costume seems a bit too fiscally irresponsible, you can settle for this shirt:

    credit-crunch-costume