Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas For Children
You can find a large variety of
Halloween costumes available at stores in your neighborhood. However, when you
consider the cost and lack of originality, homemade costumes are a more fun and
oftentimes more cost-effective option. Plus, if you involve your children in
creating the homemade costumes, the results will be worth more than any
store-bought costume in any store.
Here are some inexpensive, homemade Halloween costume ideas that will cost
little money and show lots of imagination.
An over-sized flannel shirt, some straw, and faded jeans with
patches will make a great scarecrow. Stuff the jeans and shirt with plastic
grocery bags and leave a little straw hanging out of the shirt and jeans. A
little makeup will complete your scarecrow costume.
Ghosts are an old stand-by that never goes out of style. Use an
old white sheet with holes cut for the eyes and sew a simple treat bag out of a
scrap of material or a worn out pillow case. You can dress your ghost up a bit
by making lips out of red lipstick and a few false eyelashes. Or you could color
a beard and moustache with markers. You may want to create a colorful ghost by
using a sheet covered with polka dots or one that is brightly colored.
You can create a great clown with sweat clothes that are a bit to
large decorated with fabric paint or markers. Sew on some pom poms, use an
inexpensive wig with a large, colorful hat, and you could even stuff the
clothing with tissue (although the tissue will be a problem if the need for a
restroom break arises).
You can become a hippy from the 1960s with a tie-dye shirt and
faded jeans with holes in the knees. Combine this with a headband, a ponytail
wig, and a jacket or vest covered in fringe and you will have the most authentic
looking hippy costume of all time.
Halloween is the time to dress like something completely out of
character. You can dress your child as a typical nerd, complete with white
shirt, pocket protectors, pants that are too short, horn-rimmed glasses, while
socks and black dress shoes. Don't forget to tape one corner of the glasses for
a true nerd appearance. Make sure you use plenty of hair gel to slick back the
hair and a few overly large fake teeth will be a great addition.
Find an inexpensive plastic barrel and cut a hole in the
bottom. Paint the entire barrel the colors and design of your favorite brand of
soda in a can. With holes for arms and your head, a simple barrel can transform
your child into a soda can.
Your child can be the hit of your block or at the neighborhood Halloween party
if you use a little imagination and create special homemade costumes out of
inexpensive, household items.
Like the commercials say "The memory of your child in a costume you made
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