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Ideas For Homemade Halloween Costumes
If you want to save some money or want a costume that is customized to suit your tastes, you can take the DIY route and make your very own homemade Halloween costumes. Making your own Halloween costume will also give you a chance to make use of your creativity and originality. Moreover, homemade Halloween costumes are always unique. Here are some simple instructions and exciting ideas for homemade Halloween costumes to help you in your task.
Homemade Halloween Costumes
Homemade Caveman Costume
You can make or assemble your very own homemade Halloween costume in a few easy steps. Caveman costumes are not only easy to make but are also fun to assemble and are one of the most popular costumes out there. Draw admiration from your friends and family this Halloween by making and wearing your very own caveman (or cavewoman) costume. This homemade Halloween costume is suitable for all age groups and can be modified according to your tastes.
For this costume project you will need velvet material in light brown, grey or white color (you can change the colors if you like), some black velvet material, a bit of rope, a short stick, lots of newspaper and brown paint. Sew the brown velvet into a baggy dress without sleeves (you can also have a one shouldered strap dress), leaving the bottom part without a hem, and sew on small patches randomly all over the costume using the black velvet material.
Using a pair of scissors you can cut the bottom part of the dress jaggedly so that it has a torn and ragged look. Next, take the stick and wrap crumpled newspaper around it till it is reasonable thick and resembles a club and then paint it all over with brown acrylic paint. Now you can don your delightful homemade Halloween costume and tie the rope around your waist to give the costume a little more shape. Wear some beaded necklaces and use some toy bones to accentuate your caveman look.
Homemade Shower Costume
Making a shower costume is another great idea for homemade Halloween costumes. All you need is some thick and flexible wire (like plastic coated wire), an old shower curtain, a bathing costume and a shower cap. Take a piece of the wire and shape into a circular hoop without joining the ends. The hoop should be slightly smaller than the width of your shoulders (it has to rest on your shoulders comfortably without slipping off).
Wrap more wire around this hoop till it is fairly thick and then cover the hoop entirely with silver paper or ribbon. Trim the shower curtain down to a suitable size (it should be knee-length) and then slip the loops of the curtain over the circular wire carefully. You can now secure the ends of the wire hoop using plenty of duct tape. Wear a bathing costume and a shower cap, and use a bath brush, rubber ducks and other bathing toys to accentuate your shower themed homemade Halloween costume.
Homemade Grocery Bag Costume
Wearing a grocery bag costume for Halloween is sure to make your friends feel awfully hungry. This homemade Halloween costume is really easy to make and all you need to create it is a large rectangular cardboard box like a medium sized appliance box, lots of brown paper, old and empty cartons and tins (the ones with removable lids), chip bags, cereal boxes (these have to be in fairly good condition), lots of newspaper and a pair of brown leggings.
Take the box and cut off the top and bottom flaps neatly and then using an X-acto knife cut out two armholes on either side of the top part of the box. Next, you can cover the box entirely with brown paper, letting the brown paper extend over the top part of the box to make the whole costume resemble a brown paper bag. Alternatively, you can use brown paper bags (old grocery bags) to cover the box neatly.
Taking a pair of scissors cut the top of the brown paper in a zigzag fashion making large triangular shapes to mimic a real grocery bag. Now take your cartons and tins and close any flaps or covers that might be open securing them with glue so that they look as good as new. Chip bags will have to be stuffed with newspaper so that they look full again before sealing them with tape or glue.
Using long strips of duct tape you can now proceed to taping each of these ‘grocery items’ around the inner side of the top part of your box costume (make sure that you don’t stick too many items around your box as you will need adequate room for yourself) and voila your ‘grocery bag’ is complete. Slip on a pair of brown leggings, don your ‘grocery bag’ and you’ve got a really cute homemade Halloween costume!
Homemade Recycle Bin Costume
If you want a costume that is not only cute but eco-friendly, a recycle bin costume might be the perfect choice for you. To make this homemade Halloween costume all you need is a large cardboard box (any shape), some garbage bags, a can of blue spray paint and protective gear, white cardstock, acrylic paints, black marker pens, black leggings, empty plastic bottles, plastic bags and other disposable plastic items.
First of all you will need to remove the upper and bottom flaps of the box. Take your box to a well-ventilated area and donning your protective gear spray the outside of the box entirely using the blue spray paint. Next, draw and paint images of the Earth, the recycle symbol and the words ‘Recycle Bin” on the white cardstock and outline everything using a black marker. Cut out these images and words, and paste the recycle symbol and ‘Recycle Bin’ on the front side of the box and the Earth image at the back.
Open out a large garbage bag, secure it all around the interior of the box (with tape and glue) leaving a portion of the bag sticking out of the box with which you can cover the top portion of the box so that the whole box truly resembles a recycle bin. Use an X-acto knife to cut out large armholes in the box. Now you can proceed to add the plastic items to the interior of your cardboard recycle bin using duct tape, don the black leggings and your homemade recycle bin costume and you’re done!Ideas For Homemade Halloween Costumes,