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For the past two years, I have coordinated Halloween costumes with Atlanta murals and paired each costume theme with a cheap date recommendation. You can view the 2019 series here and the 2020 series here.

This year, I continued the tradition but derived my inspiration from some of the three-dimensional artwork in the city. Check out the third installment of my art-inspired Halloween costumes and cheap date recommendations below.

Costume #1: Beth Harmon from The Queen's Gambit with the giant chess set at Atlantic Station

Cheap Date Idea: Check out Chess Night at the Anguished Barber. Players of all skill levels are invited to attend this weekly event.

Costume #2: Olive Hoover from Little Miss Sunshine with the VW bus on the side of Mellow Mushroom in Buckhead

Cheap Date Idea: Have an ice cream date at any of Atlanta's best ice cream shops. In keeping with the movie theme, I'd recommend Sprinkle Cookie ice cream from Queen of Cream because queens eat ice cream and sprinkles are for winners.

Costume #3: Elphaba from Wicked with the monkeys in the Monkey Massacre Memorial at Autrey Mill Nature Preserve

Cheap Date Idea: Visit the SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion, which recently featured the work of Gilbert Adrian. Adrian was known for his fanciful costume designs for The Wizard of Oz.

Costume #4: Miss Piggy with Kermit the Frog (the frog sculptures by Beau Smith) at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Cheap Date Idea: Head to the Center for Puppetry Arts to see Miss Piggy herself and enjoy the shows and events in their ongoing adult programming.


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