Get 3 pieces of candy for fictitious lawn work. Most noted for the largest Ponzi scheme in American history, here’s the Bernie Madoff Halloween costume. For more on the where Bernie Madoff, prison #61727-054, is today visit N.C.’s Butner Federal Correctional Center.
Props & Items Needed: Black baseball cap, gray wig, scissors, white hairspray or white hair powder to lighten, clear glasses, white t-shirt, white sweatpants, gold watch, large ring (wedding), black shoes, light brown eyebrow pencil, tie with money clip, one $1 bill, black fabric paint, cup of warm water (can cool), paint brush, newspaper and a very large white pillow case.
The Outfit: Take the newspaper and lay it out onto a flat surface. Lay out the white t-shirt on the newspaper. Take the paint brush and place it into the black paint to paint horizontal lines of equal size. Do the same for the pants after laying the pants with the legs next to each other so that all horizontal lines are matched on each pant leg.
Paint the prison number 61727-054 with black paint on the back of the shirt where a white horizontal stripe is located. If this seems much, you can, at times, purchase a prisoner outfit from a Halloween costume store, this will do.
Pillow Case: Take the white pillow case and place it onto the newspaper. Use the black paint and paint a large $ sign on it (or whatever you wish) with the word Madoff on top. Place the paintbrush into the cup of water. Allow pillow case to dry.
You can also cut slits on the upper portion of the pillowcase around the edges to thread a thin rope through and tie when one meets the other. This way you can place candy inside and tie it to keep the candy in.
Bernie Madoff Hair: Put the wig on top of some newspaper to trim the front section so that the front is thinner than the rest with a semi-receding hairline. Use a white spray for hair or white hair powder to go along the sides of the wig. The sides should be a dash lighter than the top. Allow to dry then place on head.
Baseball Cap: You can also put on a black baseball hat if you wish, Bernie wore one.
Eyebrows: The brown eyebrow pencil defines Bernie’s eyebrows. Place large eyebrows on the edges of your natural eyebrows. The Bernie Madoff eyebrows should be semi-bushy.
Glasses: Bernie gets a clear pair of clear glasses.
Extra Props: Place a $1 bill on the money clip that you will attach to the tie after putting the tie on. Gold watch (black band will do), a large ring (wedding) and a pair of black shiny shoes seals this deal, it’s Bernie Madoff.
When you say “Trick or Treat or Trick” in the Bernie Madoff Halloween costume, you are bound to get a couple of chuckles. Halloween costume ideas sometimes comes from the news events of the year. Again, for more information on Bernie Madoff in Butner visit N.C.’s Butner Federal Correctional Center.