Digital News Report – Sure, you can go out and buy a Halloween costume, but more people are making their own. According to a recent Bing survey, 40 percent said that they are planning to do a DIY Halloween costume. Forty-three percent of the respondents said that the cost of a costume for one night of use isn’t worth the expense.
Bing’s survey also found that many people want to dress up like their favorite rock star. I bet there are plenty of Lady Gaga impersonators this Halloween. Even though this may be the case, there are still plenty of other cute, funny, and scary costumes for craft enthusiasts. Here are some cheap Halloween costume ideas that are do-it-yourself.
When putting together a cheap Halloween costume, consider things that you have already that would have made it to the trash, such as Paper bags and boxes, and even toilet paper rolls. Clothing such as sweats that you can wear later on can be a practical building block for underneath the Halloween costume. Try to think of the colors that are associated with the character that you are trying to recreate. Can you add felt pieces, paper details, construction paper, and paint to recreate the details? You can also use ideas that others have come up with and add them to your own ideas.
Easy DIY Outfits for Younger Kids
The scuba diver costume on this website was created using two empty 2-liter soda bottles for the air tanks and construction paper for the flippers. On this website are other simple costumes to make such as a beauty contestant, construction worker, basketball player, and mad scientist.
Best Collection of Homemade Halloween Costumes Ideas for Kids
Here you will find some great instruction to construct the costumes that might be a little bit more complex. However, these homemade Halloween costumes are pretty darn cool. They have subdivided up for boys and girls, teens, and different themes. Boys can become LegoMan, or a bag of “Grosseries”.
Halloween Costumes Ideas for Adults
Martha Stewart has a great selection of homemade costume ideas for adults and kids. The costume ideas here range from simple to very complex. The adults section has a wealth of ideas to get inspired. Martha even has a section for dressing up your pet dog for Halloween.
Of course, these are just a few of many websites highlighting homemade Halloween costumes. Making your own can be a lot of fun, especially if you like to be creative. Just remember to give yourself enough time to put together your costume, otherwise you could end up with one of those last minute Halloween costumes.
By: Victoria Brown