Raphael and April from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
I made his shell out of a cheap drawstring backpack and masking tape colored with a magic marker. My goodness that sounds ghetto.
A: We were on a budget and B: I was super busy at my clinical and literally got everything about 36 hours before we dressed up. I didn't think it looked too terrible.
I did however leave enough time to dye my hair, which is the one and only time my hair has ever been dyed. It was pretty fun to have red hair. I wanted to cut it to the right length, but our wedding was in a year and I was desperately trying to grow it out.
I think I did a pretty sweet job for 36 hours and probably 30 dollars for the both of us. Did I mention that when I was a child I wanted to change my name to April? My mom thought it was because I was born in that month and I had little imagination. Turtle power!