Five “Make Your Own” Costumes

If you want to take on the ultimate craft project this Halloween season you may want to consider making your own costume (or those of your kids). Rather than having to buy that same costume that everyone will be wearing or trying to navigate the horrors of the costume rental shop you can design and make a costume that fits your own aesthetic! There are as many costumes available as there ideas. Don’t be afraid if you feel that your sewing is not up to making a costume. There are no-sew costumes, costumes from thrift stores, and even cardboard costumes. Here are just a few ideas to help you make your own Halloween costume-

· Fast and easy costumes-These are costumes that are fast and simple for trick-or-treating. These are several last minute costume ideas you can make with items you have laying around your house. Simply assemble the needed supplies and put your costume together.

1. Artist Costume-The main supplies needed for this costume are:
Piece of Cardboard
Paint
Paintbrush

2. Autumn Leaves Costume-The main supplies needed for this costume are:
Brown Hooded Sweatshirt
Silk Leaves
Safety Pins

3. Basket Full Of Laundry Costume-The main supplies needed for this costume are:
Old Laundry Basket
Clothesline (or any rope)
Clothes
Clothespins and/or Safety Pins

4. Biker Costume-The main supplies needed for this costume are:
Black Leather Anything
Bandana
White T-shirt
Sunglasses

5. Candy Cane Costume-The main supplies needed for this costume are:
White Outfit (such as a sweat suit)
Red Duct Tape (and Green tape if you like)