Always Money in the Banana Stand

Ta-Da! Here is Mikey in the costume I made him for Halloween! In case you can't tell, he is dressed as George Michael Bluth from Arrested Development (our favorite show). A lot of people didn't get the costume since they've never seen the show, but the people that did get it had such great reactions that I feel the effort that went into the costume was totally worthwhile. Throughout the night people would walk by and with a totally straight face say "There's always money in the banana stand". ha! One girl even did a little silly dance she was so excited when she saw his costume.

For anyone that may want to do this costume in the future, I noticed (too late) that Amazon sells blue aprons with a banana on them here. I just went to Jo-Ann Fabrics and bought the apron, printed the pictures, and pinned them on. You can't tell from this picture but the name tag says "Mr. Manager." Mike already owned a yellow shirt, and khakis, so that part was easy, and the banana stand itself didn't take too long. It's just poster board with a string of Christmas lights on them. And of course I made the sign on top which I think turned out pretty well!

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  1. This was a FANTASTIC costume!!! Nice work! So much better than last year's crayon and solo cup. I never realized how much Mike looks like GeorgeMichael.

  2. Haha agreed - I love this costume. Great idea & fantastic execution!

  3. where did you get the banana logo for the apron?

    1. Hi Justin, I just did google image searches and then printed the images and pinned them on. I found one of them here: Good luck!


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