Quick and Easy Halloween Costumes
Ghosts and Goblins are starting to stir around the South Bay. Will you be prepared?
Halloween is a big deal at our house. Every year we start planning our costumes months in advance usually trying to stay within the same theme. One year we were pirates, and this year characters from the Hobbit. A few times we had to get really creative. Like the year my son decided to be a Christmas tree, so his dad was a lumberjack (which didn’t work out because of the severe shortage of plaid shirts oddly enough) and I was a tree hugging hippie. It’s not too late to get yourself ready for Halloween! Making a cool costume doesn’t have to be time consuming, expensive or stressful. Here is a list of easy to throw together costumes on a budget.
Go With What You Got
Making use of everyday clothing can make Halloween a chilly breeze. Bob the Builder, Where’s Waldo or Steve from Blue’s Clues are easy to throw together last minute and easy to recognize. Decorate a jean jacket with some pins for a hippie costume. Look through your closet to get some inspiration for your costume.
Make It Up As You Go
Adding a little face makeup could really turn a simple costume up a notch. White face paint with an all-black outfit makes an instant mime or for something a little more popular, throw on a pair of coveralls and some yellow paint to replicate the minion look from despicable me. A clown face is creepy when painted on regardless of what you wear with it, but if you put on bright colored clothes and big polka dots you are almost guaranteed to be scary.
Never underestimate the power of accessories! A wooden horse and a cowboy hat can be used for a cowboy/cowgirl. Write ANDY on your shoe to create the Jessie or Woody characters from Toy Story. A witch’s hat and a broom stick is all you need to make a magical and classic Halloween witch. You can find several types of tales, ears and masks for a relatively inexpensive addition to an outfit.
Box It Up
Boxes can be used in many creative ways. Cut a square out of the front then decorate. You can go as an aquarium, a claw machine, television or anything square really. Or there is always Minecraft .
Go As A Group
M&Ms are pretty popular and can be made by adding a “M” to a hooded sweatshirt. Get yellow shirts or sweatshirts with letters on them for scrabble tiles. Turn a strapless dress or really long shirt into hot sauce packets by “writing” hot sauce on it and/or a “saucy” saying. You can do the same thing for crayons only have each person be a different color and write “crayon” on your clothing.
Whatever you decide to wear, Halloween costumes are a ton of fun! What will you be this Halloween?