I would always rather use things that I’ve made myself, and that includes clothing. I hand-painted these so I could have my own pair of custom TOMS.
I can’t do Halloween without going all out. So this year I decided to go as the doctor’s TARDIS from doctor who. Here are a couple pictures of the final result, complete with LED light up hat, the key to the TARDIS, and a cell phone holder inside the call box so you can actually call the TARDIS! I even set up my phone with a ringtone of the TARDIS sound.
Media: cardboard, spray paint, sharpie, colored duct tape, paper.