Double, double toil in trouble, it’s almost that time of year again…HALLOWEEN! Even though it’s on October 31st, we all seem to start celebrating it as soon as October gets here. From the decorations to the candy, trick-or-treating is quite a BIG DEAL. My kids start thinking of their costumes on November 1st. Of course, it usually changes several times before October rolls around, but they do a lot of planning. We have a tradition of walking the neighborhood with some very close friends. The neighborhood puts on a show of their own, from spooky décor to awesome props, it sure is night to remember.
To keep in the spirit of things, I always dress up with the kids. The thing is though, I don’t like spending money unnecessarily. To say the least, I am a really frugal person. I have yet to spend money on a costume for myself. I gathered some photos of costumes from the past five years to show you how easy it is to use what you have. Excuse the quality of the photos and the cheesy poses, when I took these I had no intention of sharing these with the world. Although, today I thought it would be a great idea to show other DIYers just how easy it is to dress up for Halloween using what you have.
Seriously, how simple is a cat. Use a black make-up pencil to draw some whiskers on your face, and heart on your nose. If you have a daughter, chances are there is at least one cat-ear headband in your house. Wear something black… Meow, you are a cat!
Just like a black cat, the scarecrow is another symbol for fall and Halloween. This time I used a brown make-up pencil and made stitches. on my face and nose. I wore my husband’s red flannel and my beach hat and just like that I was scaring all the crows.
This was part of a couple’s costume. I was a deer and my husband wore his camouflage…I’m sure you get the picture. I wore an old brown turtleneck, and my daughter’s reindeer antlers from Christmas. I used a black make-up pencil to draw a nose and long lashes around my eyes. Boom, I was a deer…no pun intended. Well, maybe a little 😉
Being a mummy was so much fun, because I was 8 month’s pregnant. It made the costume like a funny pun. I cut strips from an old white sheet, and my husband had fun wrapping it all around my pregnant belly. I used a black make-up pencil to draw big dark circles around my eyes. After all, I do feel very qualified to be a “Mum”.
And last but not least, my all time favorite costume was…
Rosie the Riveter
Of course, I had to be Rosie. What woman doesn’t want to be Rosie? She symbolizes the female spirit. Again, this was another easy costume. I wore my favorite denim shirt and tied a red bandana in my hair. I did style my hair classic 1940’s style, which I did have to watch a YouTube video to get the look just right. I have to admit that I loved my hair like that because it reminded me of pictures of my Grandmother when she was young. I completed the costume with red lipstick and my “We Can Do It” attitude.
So, there are no excuses not to dress up with your kiddos this Halloween. Use what you already have and be creative. Dressing up is why Halloween is considered the most fun holiday. Your kids will love it, and you get to be something other than Mom for a night.
Have you ever DIYed your Halloween costume?
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