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EDITORIAL: Fun Inexpensive Halloween Costumes


Metztli Herrera in costume by Gemma Herrera |

Holidays are near starting with Halloween and the children are the most excited. Thinking about how much candy they will accumulate by the end of the night. For parents it can be a challenge to buy children a costume every year. There is a fun and inexpensive way to get your children a costume. Make them! Creating the costumes with your children can be exciting activity that will save you money.

First decide what the costume will be, second gather any potential items from around the house that you can implement into the costume, clothing, shoes, make-up, paint, cardboard, etc. Last year my son was a werewolf it was very simple and it only cost about six dollars. Fast, easy and freaky costumes require mostly make-up and shredded clothes. Zombies are fun and very popular, vampire costumes need white and black make up, and the good old ghost a white sheet.

A werewolf boy costume is easy and very dramatic. You will need a long sleeve shirt and a patch of furry fabric than can be purchased at your local fabric store. Measure both sleeves by upper wrist area and front neck line. Cut a piece of furry fabric for each part, hot glue it or sew on. The furry fabric should peek out mimicking werewolf fur. Add furry effect to face with eyeliner by enhancing eyebrows into bushy brows and pencil in hair around face. Finally mess up hair and set with hairspray.

If you decide to make a costume this year, remember to look around your home for any items that might inspire you. A large piece of cardboard can be bright beautiful butterfly wings or aluminum tubing can be a robot arms. You can also always search online or holiday magazines for more ideas.


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