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Top Five DIY Halloween Costumes

October 12, 2010

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Don’t ask us where the time goes, but mid-October is almost here and if you have kids (or are a kid at heart), that likely means you have started to consider Halloween costume ideas.

While we love the creativity that comes with creating an elaborate costume, we also know that detailed ideas can quickly become very time consuming and expensive. As a result, we went on a search for the top five do-it-yourself costumes. We hope you’ll find them spooky, time efficient and most of all, FUN!

1. Ghost


It doesn’t get much easier than cutting out two holes in a white sheet! You can add creative flair by coloring the sheet using a permanent marker or just keep it ghostly-white for a spookier effect. Find out how to make this simple costume here and get tips on adding accessories to it here.

2. Vampire


With vampire books, movies and television shows galore, it has never been cooler to wear fangs. If you’re planning to go in the style of the suave Edward Cullen, traditional vampire gear may not apply. However, the more original look is as easy as throwing on a suit or tux and powdering your face. But don’t forget those pointed teeth! You can check out how to create the look here and get tips for creating a female vampire look here.

3. Witch or wizard


The biggest decision you’ll have to make is whether you are a good witch (wizard) or a bad one. No matter what you decide, this is a classic costume that will have other people spellbound (pun intended)! If you are a witch in the making, click here. For all the wizards out there, check out these tips here.

4. Doctor or mad scientist


Whether you are hoping to be the next McDreamy or looking for something a bit more maniacal, all you’ll need to get started is a white lab coat. You can add a shower cap or stethoscope if you want to look scrubbed in and ready for surgery. Check out doctor tips here and mad scientist ideas at this link.

5. Bumblebee


A favorite for small children! This one is as easy as buying a yellow shirt and cutting out the black stripes to match. You can dress it up with an antennae headband and even paint your face to create the ultimate buzz. Get tips on how to create the look here.

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If you’re still indecisive about what you or your child want to be this Halloween check out for more. We also are loving the movement toward a “greener” Halloween. You can find tips for how to make the holiday more eco-friendly this year by checking out the Green Halloween website, a non-profit dedicated to “thinking outside the candy-box!”

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We’d love to hear your fresh perspective!

  • Do you have a costume idea in mind yet? If so, share it with us! If not, what has been your favorite Halloween costume from a past year?
2 Comments leave one →
  1. DORIS FISHER permalink
    October 20, 2010 4:39 pm

    the turkey rollup is wonderful


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