Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas

I love homemade Halloween costumes and with a little thought they generally pretty simple and a whole lot cheaper than paying for some run of the mill, off the rack get up. I posted some of these costumes last year, but I wanted to repost them for a little inspiration.

Zombie Rockstar
Made from stuff we had around the house and a purchased wig and face make-up.

Spongebob Squarepants
Painted on a box we were given from the hardware store!

Toilet Paper Mummy
I made this one in complete desperation. By the time he finished trick-or-treating all the tp had fallen off.
A Baby Costume
If I can make this so can you! I learned how by searching You Tube Videos
for tutu's, baby leg warmers, and hair bows. 
Homemade costumes are so cute people! This year let's strive to be more like our mother's and make them! My kids get a million compliments on their costumes when they are homemade. Chloe wanted to be an Angel this year and I was going to make it out of white tulle. My mind was whizzing with ideas and possibilities when she changed her mind. There are so many options for homemade costumes. You can make any costume into a zombie. You can use your kids old soccer or baseball uniform and make them into a zombie player. One of the only costumes I remember wearing as a child was when my aunt made me into a scarecrow. I think it had something to do with the fact that I wouldn't let her brush my hair. Her last minute costume idea and a pair of overalls and some straw turned out to be the most creative and memorable.
What's the most memorable homemade costume you have worn or created?


Crystal said...

Ah! THose costumes are great!! I'm not much of a "maker" of costumes. I usually buy them. Well...except when I was growing up. I don't think anybody bought costumes then. However, this year my 4 boys are being stick people. They will be in black head to toe with glow-in-the-dark tape to look like stick men. They look so great!

Sue said...

I love homemade costumes too, Lil! Your Spongebeb reminded me of the year my son wanted to be a cereal box~easy!