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My wife and I decided, at my suggestion, to be television commercial characters for Halloween this year. Personally, I think it turned out great. I went as The Most Interesting Man in the World, while she went as Flo, of Progressive Insurance fame. It was a pretty easy costume to put together, so give it a shot.
[amazon_link id=”B002JM16BE” target=”_blank” ]White Apron[/amazon_link]
Obviously this is a great starting point for the costume. Get a nice white apron, but some [amazon_link id=”B00006B8FS” target=”_blank” ]iron-on tshirt transfers[/amazon_link], print out the Progressive logo across the chest of the apron, and you’re all set.
[amazon_link id=”B009ETOFFO” target=”_blank” ]Name Tag & I Love Insurance Button[/amazon_link]
If you’ve ever worked retail, you might have some old ones sitting around some where that you can cover with a white sticker and either draw on the name along with the orange and blue bars at the top or print it out from your computer on to the sticker. If you haven’t managed to accumulate at least one of these in your life, then you can always pick up a pre-made button/name tag set from the above link.
[amazon_link id=”B0056X75QS” target=”_blank” ]White Collared Blouse[/amazon_link] with [amazon_link id=”B008HPOFW4″ target=”_blank” ]White Pants[/amazon_link]
This part is pretty straight forward and some of you may even already one or both of these as part of your wardrobe. Regardless of the exact style, if it’s white it’ll work.
[amazon_link id=”B002AMY9HG” target=”_blank” ]Hair[/amazon_link], [amazon_link id=”B007SMA4Q8″ target=”_blank” ]Headband[/amazon_link], and [amazon_link id=”B002LFLQ8W” target=”_blank” ]Lipstick[/amazon_link]
If you’ve got long straight brown hair, you’re already set in that department. If you’ve got long brown hair, but it isn’t straight, you can straighten it. If all else fails, get a suitable wig. Once your hair is set, just add the headband and get your lips nice and bright red.
[amazon_link id=”B002VH2K26″ target=”_blank” ]Navy Converse Shoes[/amazon_link]
Honestly, you probably don’t need to worry about the shoes. Most people won’t look at your feet and certainly won’t judge your costume because of them. If, however, you want to make sure everything is exact, these are the shoes you’ll need.
I hope your Flo from Progressive Insurance costume turns out as great as my wife’s did.