Each year as Halloween grows near kids and adults alike get excited about the pending fun. For the family on a budget however, costumes can be a drain on the checkbook. Instead of buying the costume, make the costume. It provides fun and frivolity, leaves you with a sense of accomplishment and alleviates the normal financial drain.
We always want our kids to look their cutest and they always are but don’t forget to have fun with them. Follow the instructions below and refer to the diagrams to make your costume that your friends won’t soon forget.
brown (or other earth-tone) shirt
fall-colored faux leaves
random twigs (can be found in almost in yard or park)
1) Glue a couple of twigs and leaves to the hair pins and set aside to dry completely.
2) Move to the pants and randomly place leaves up the front and back of each leg. Secure each leaf or twig with a safety pin.
3) Do the same with the shirt. (If you want to be really coordinated, lay the shirt and pants out together and have the leaves and twigs spiralling around the legs, torso and arms as if they are “blowing” around you.)
4) On Halloween night, slide the hair pins in your hair to complete the look. Have fun getting your friends to guess what you are. It will be a memorable costume that’s fun for all ages. Once Halloween is over, simply remove the twigs, leaves and safety pins and continue to use your pants and shirt.