Halloween is not only one of the biggest holidays of the year, it is easily celebrated by both children and adults alike. If gives you a chance to dress up in something unusual or scary and you can decorate your home to look inviting or scary to others! When it comes to costumes, the possibilities are utterly endless! Even if you don’t have a very large budget to work with, you can throw something together using items you have in your very own home. With your very own DIY Halloween Costumes, you can gather plenty of “oooh’s” and “ahhhs” from anyone you encounter. Not only that, but you can save tons of money as well! And if you’re a frugal mom like me, saving money is a bonus anytime!
DIY Detective Costume:
This is one of the EASIEST costumes you can make from home. First, find the following items in your closet:
- A black or white shirt
- Black or khaki pants
- A beige or black jacket
- Deer Stalker Hat or a Fedora
- Black or brown shoes
Carry around a magnifying glass and zip lock bags (evidence bags) to make you look the part even more. Throw on the ensemble, and you’re ready to begin investigating!
DIY Princess Halloween Costume:
This is one of the easiest costumes to pull together from home. Grab last year’s prom dress, or dressy dress a pair of heels, and a tiara and your all set! Instead of a tiara, you can also use paper flowers. Also, don’t forget to go to used clothing stores or Goodwill for this type of dress, you are sure to find some options. The princess costume is always perfect for little ones and teens who want to look like royalty for the evening!
With a little bit of imagination anyone can afford a DIY Halloween costume. It not only is a great way to save money, but you can also show off your creative and artistic side as well. With homemade costumes, frugal moms can be saved from expensive and intricate costumes. So, let your imagination run wild and make your very own wonderful Halloween costumes in 2014!
DIY Halloween Costume – The Trouble with Bills Costume:
Dress up as the US mail or as a pile of bills by simply taking your favorite sweatshirt and stapling bills randomly all over the shirt. Then you can paint your face to look like a postage stamp! Just let your creativity flow on this one.
DIY Make-up with the Help of YouTube:
Go to www.youtube.com and do a search for Halloween Make-up Ideas. You will find all kind of ideas like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=117vsOgApSk A no muss no fuss, simple kitty kat! This one is a favorite for little girls!
DIY Wolverine Halloween Costume:
Guys and teen boys can find a quick look for Halloween at home too! They can easily channel their inner X-Men Superhero by grabbing a leather jacket, white tank top, acid washed jeans, and a pair of lace up boots. All you need is the claws and a wig and if you don’t have that, get creative and make claws with rubber cement and tin foil and for the hair grab a can of hair spray!!!
DIY Tourist Costume:
This is super easy! Put on a busy polo shirt, a funny straw hat or ball cap, beige or black shorts, white knee socks and tennis shoes. Hang a couple cameras around your neck and you have yourself a super easy tourist costume!
So, which one do you think you might try this year? Share your thoughts below! And we’d LOVE to see pics of your Halloween trick or treating gang, post on Facebook and let us see and share.