It’s easy to take a sheet, cut a few holes in it and call it a ghost, but you might find yourself with an unhappy trick-or-treater if that’s as far as your creativity takes you this year.
While there is always the option of going to the store and buying a costume, you run the risk of getting a poorly made, expensive and unimaginative getup.
Patch explored the Internet and found plenty of adorable, easy and sometimes even earth-friendly options:
- Martha Stewart’s Spring Chicken costume is extremely cute and cuddly. It’s also super simple—just some loose wool batting, a few feather boas and a little red felt. (Appropriate for children ages 3 and older)
- The Reader's Digest Do-It-Yourself Skunk costume for babies is adorable and can be put together with a feather boa, fake fur, and a black T-shirt and leggings.
- TheDailyGreen.com has a listing of recycled Halloween costumes including a crocodile made out of a cardboard box, butcher and tissue paper, and a little tape.
A simple yet creative homemade costume is a snail outfit (see photo). Use brown clothing, a rolled-up blanket and silver duct tape. The antennae consists of a knit hat with pipe cleaners, but you can improvise with a headband, pipe cleaners and strong glue.
What is your best homemade costume idea? Share it in the comments section below.