Every year we attend a party in October and my husband and I end up making our own homemade Halloween costumes.
Why? Mostly because we are last-minute-Louies and are usually scrambling around trying to make something out of the things we have laying around the house!
Our family and friends like to make their own too mainly because they are almost always less expensive and usually funnier. This photo is of my daughter (the one in the blue) and her college roommates in their homemade Halloween costumes.
They went to a Hobby Lobby or Michael's store and bought tshirts and shorts to match, all in different colors.
Then they cut up the shirts so that they would all be different, put on some heavy makeup and used coordinating ribbon for accessories like jewelry and hair bows.
Craft stores, by the way, are a great place to find things to make costume accessories. I love looking in the dried and silk flowers area. One year I made a headpiece out of dried flowers, ribbon and a grapevine wreath.
The best part about my daughter's homemade Halloween costume is what she did with her hair. This part of the costume probably took the most time but still easy. Here's how she did it:
Look at these homemade costumes a couple of our friends wore to the annual Halloween party. The guy on the left is "Static Cling" and obviously made this costume himself.
He collected a bunch of miscelleneous laundry items and some used dryer sheets. Then he hot glued them all over an old sweatshirt (of course there had to be pink ladies panties plastered across his chest!).
I laughed so hard when I saw him because it was funny and so very clever. One of the easiest homemade costumes I have ever seen and I loved this idea because you could just wear jeans with it. No masks, no frills, just simple, funny and comfortable. My style completely.
The guy on the right made this homemade costume out of a bunch of torn up sheets. He is a painter by trade so I think he hot glued them to some old painter's pants and a shirt, wrapping the sheets around and around until he looked like the perfect mummy.
Then he smeared on white face paint, made dark circles around his eyes and tied some sheets around his head. Wha-lah!
Over the years, I have gathered several photos of homemade halloween costumes mostly from family and friends. Thought my visitors might find these photos helpful so I share them all here.
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