Halloween costumes on a friendly budget

Halloween costumes on a friendly budgetHalloween costumes on a friendly budget

Are you forgetting one of the most important things in the hustle and bustle of Halloween party planning? How could a Halloween party be complete if you are not wearing some bizarre, weird, funny, or scary Halloween costumes? Halloween is one of the fabulous events of the year when whole of the family comes together and dresses up in some bizarre and funny way to celebrate the gala. Make it one of the memorable ones by donning unique Halloween costumes.

Halloween costumes on a friendly budget

Good Evening Moneyistas,

Running short of Halloween costumes ideas this year? Looking for something unique and budget friendly? If that’s the case, do not worry Home is the place to go for Halloween costumes this year. It’s not necessary that you get fabulous Halloween costumes only in stores; you can get them right in your wardrobe at home.

Designing and making Halloween costumes at home are definitely a budget friendly idea in comparison to ready made ones. Designing Halloween costumes on your own will enhance your creative genius as well. You will have a chance to explore your creativity and save money at the same time.

Every year you buy some expensive Halloween costume for whole family and next year they are of no use. Since, Halloween is a festival of colors and fun, you cannot just wear the same thing over and over again. You want to look different and try out something unique to show your kith and kin.

Besides, growing kids tend to throw tantrums if they are given the same costume every time. So, the best way out is to gather your scissors and stitching accessories along with some old clothes, news papers, cardboard, plastic and paints and be a Halloween costumes designer for your family.

   How to make Halloween costumes on a friendly budget

The following are some easy to make costumes using items around the house, borrowed from friends and/or relatives, or purchased for next to nothing at your local thrift store include:

  • The little old lady or man –

Dress accordingly in an older man (a suit is big) or women’s clothing. A hat is a nice touch. If you do not have a proper walking stick, you can use a suitable stick. Of course, add some creative face painting with lots of wrinkles. Be sure to add the crisp voice and a prominent limp.

  • The hobo –

Recycle unwanted clothes. Paint or stain, tear some areas (especially around the bottom of pants, ends of sleeves, elbows and knees as these areas show wear first). Use black or brown make-up to blur the face a little so as not to look well-groomed. Blush your nose to look reddish. (Hobos get cold outside) Wear the oldest pair of worn-out shoes you can find (or even better, two different shoes) and a ragged hat, and you’re good to go!

  • Princess –

This is a timeless costume. Every small girl wants to be a cute little princess at least once. But do not rush out and buy the hottest costume you can see. The princess is just an expression of elegance. As long as your little girl is feeling elegant, she is a princess. If you do not already have a party dress in full length, look in the thrift store for a cheap, floor-length party dress. Just choose one that looks “princess”. Better yet, lend one if possible. A princess wand can be easily made with a dowel or stick and a foil-covered cardboard star. Add ruffles with dust-feather or ribbons, if desired. Make a crown. You can easily make one with a headband and crafting material.

Here is a good tip: Recycle a Burger King Crown. You know the crowns that they distribute to all the little kids of Burger King. You can cover with foil or paint and add beads or gems for decoration. They also make a great pattern for a crown if you want to create it from a different material that you have.

  • Animals:

For toddlers: wear a one-piece pajama as a starting point. An extra bonus: The pajamas are warm clothes for a night of cool weather in many areas. For example .. a fluffy white, brown, black or even pink footed pajama can easily become a kitten, a rabbit or a dog. Add a homemade tail with scrap material (fasten with safety pin), a headband with matching ears, or if you use a hood, attach ears directly to hood).

And some creative face painting with homemade face paint, and you have a sweet little costume that can be used as  trick or treat as a comfortable outfit!

For older children: Use tights or stretch pants and turtlenecks, pullovers, hooded sweatshirts, all in the color you want instead of pajamas. Use the desired color of gloves for the paws. Bats, lions, tigers, even a skunk can be created in the same way as the above mentioned animals!

Halloween Costume Recycling Tip: Remove the stuffing from an unwanted big stuffed animal (through a cut slit down), wash and use sections of Fabic for costume. Or cut a hole for the face and your toddler can be small enough to fit right in and use for hooded costume.

  • The big baby:

This is a fun costume for an older child. Return to the diaper zone! A bottle or pacifier, a bib, a homemade cloth diaper (of course, over tights or pants) and a rattle. Add some rosy cheeks and your child will be ready to laugh (or cry) his/her way through the treat and tricks.

  • The witch –

A long black dress or black trousers with a black top can be combined with a witch’s hat and a black cape (do it yourself, if you’re smart). Add black boots and makeup a treaky face to suit it.

  • Scarecrow –

So, cut some old jeans and a flannel shirt in scarecrow. Cut the sleeves and pant legs into stripes so that they look shredded. Use straw or the bristles of an old straw broom and stick or glue to the edges of the sleeves with the legs along the bottom of the shirt making it look as if it is bursting out of the scarecrow. Add a straw hat.

These are all good Halloween costume ideas and you should now get a better picture of it. The idea is to use as many items as possible to create these timeless Halloween costumes. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

How to make Halloween costumes on a friendly budget

So, let me know your ideas and leave comments below.

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