Can't Afford Halloween?

So my two friends invited me to go trick or treating with them (we may be a bit older, but hey, free candy), and they wanted to dress as these "Romance Time" medieval kind of ghostly women. I said that would be fine (even though I had a Sugar Skull outfit already picked out and I had already bought). So

So my two friends invited me to go trick or treating with them (we may be a bit older, but hey, free candy), and they wanted to dress as these "Romance Time" medieval kind of ghostly women. I said that would be fine (even though I had a Sugar Skull outfit already picked out and I had already bought). So my friends send pics of costumes that they want to wear to me. The costumes they picked are EXTREMLY expensive (~$60) for my family's salary. I tried telling them that maybe I could go as something different or make or wear my own costume, but they insisted we all match. What should I do?

Best Answer:

Catherine: Tell them, "The only day you get to tell me what to buy and wear is the day that I am in your wedding."

Your "friends" need to be reminded that you aren't a prop in their play or their unpaid employee.

Or you could just take a pass. Tell them you're too old to trick o' treat and that you've got other plans for the night. Invite someone else over and you can answer the door (in costume) for the little kids. You can even set up some scary stuff and creepy music on the front porch if you wish.

Other answer:

Catherine:
Well you can't afford Halloween with your friends. You can go as the prop you choose, like with your little sister or brother or something but you probably won't have as much fun.
mokrie:
Well it's just toooo bad for them. Wear what you want! They don't own you. Halloween is supposed to be FUN not another place to take orders from people. Either they really want you along as their friend or they aren't really friends at all. Just show up in YOUR costume and tell them too bad, this is the costume you already had. IF they are your friends they will accept it.
Ambistoma:
Think of something else that would go with their theme but that you can make or obtain more cheaply.
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