Sep 29, 2014
5 Easy Halloween Costume Ideas
Posted in Seasonal + Holiday
All Hallow's Eve is just around the corner, and it's time to start getting creative! Costumes can get pricey if you purchase them in the store, but you can save a lot of money and make a statement that's uniquely 'you' if you get a little crafty and turn this holiday into a DIY project.
Here are some Halloween costume ideas that will make you smile when Beggar's Night rolls around:
Fewer things say fall than scarecrows. This is one of our favorite Halloween costume ideas because it's simple and expressive. Gather the following items:
Everybody loves Cookie Monster, and this is one of those Halloween costume ideas that will be a big hit anywhere that it's worn. You'll need:
Bat or Butterfly
Umbrellas can offer great creative options when you're thinking about fun Halloween costume ideas. To make a bat costume, stick to all black. If you're looking for a butterfly effect, look for colorful, bright patterns. Here's what you'll need to do:
Start with a simple sweatshirt hoodie. Thrift stores are the perfect place to find these, so you don't have to damage anything you already own. Take an umbrella, which you can usually find at local dollar stores, and cut it in half, taking care to keep the metal spokes in place. Cut two of the spokes out, keeping the surrounding fabric intact, and set them aside.
Attach each half to the bottom of each sleeve (stitching these on will be more effective than gluing), so when the wearer's arms are raised, the wings come alive underneath them! On top of the hoodie, secure the remaining two spokes to represent feelers.
How easy is this one?! The stem is comprised of a long-sleeved white dress or a white long-sleeved shirt with white pants. To make the top of the toadstool, start with a sombrero. Glue or staple a white fabric to the bottom (any fabric will do just fine). For the top, you'll want a white fabric; try to find one with a little sheen, if possible. Very loosely cover 3/4 of the hat with the red fabric, stuff it with paper, and seal it completely. Place white circles on the top, and you're good to go!
Do you have another great Halloween costume idea? Feel free to share it in the 'Comments' section below!
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