Halloween is right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about costumes. Let’s face it. Halloween costumes aren’t the best investment when funds are low. After all, most costumes only get worn once and then stay in the closet for a few years before being donated. Don’t get me wrong, donations are always a wonderful thing. But, the focus of this week’s blog is to discuss ways for you and your family to save money on Halloween costumes while also spending time together.
Homemade costumes are a wonderful way to save money and spend time together. Not only can you come up with amazing costume ideas, but you can also think of ways to reuse old costumes. First, sit down with your family and ask each person what they want to be for Halloween. Once everyone has an idea of what they want to be, you can start gathering supplies to make the costumes together.
Many Halloween costumes and accessories can be reused to make new costumes. For example, capes from vampire costumes can be used for superhero, witch, or even medieval costumes. You can also take just about any costume and add a bit of fake blood and makeup to create a new character, such as a dead cheerleader. Also don’t forget all the items laying around your house that can be used in Halloween costumes. Sheets always work well for ghost and toga costumes, but they can also be wrapped to create part of a belly dancing costume. You can also spray paint silk roses for the perfect accessory to a dead bride costume. All it takes is a bit of creativity.
One last tip is to remember that Halloween makeup can be made from common household ingredients. For example, fake blood can be made using corn syrup and food coloring. Not only is homemade Halloween makeup less expensive, but you also don’t have to worry about the makeup being harmful if accidentally swallowed by little ones.