Buying your costume already made is certainly easy, but not as fun as making your own. You might not think you are crafty or you wonder how you ever will find the time to sit down and break out fabric and paint; but that’s not the point!
Make this year’s Halloween more than just one day. With what leisure time you do have, sit down with the kids and make it an ongoing activity. With motivation and the everlasting creativity of children, it is definitely possible to scope your house for materials or make a trip to your nearest craft and fabric store.
Here are some tips:
Instead of TV time, brainstorm time
Think of a few costumes that you have always wanted to try. What materials do you need? What do you have? Remember, a witch can be unique because you decide the makeup, outfit, and extras such as a broom or stuffed black cat.
Do not be afraid to try something new
At the time I thought my mom was crazy, but in retrospect, she was pretty genius. For example some of my costumes (which can all be done again and in your own special way):
-I was a present: She took a giant box, cut a hole in the top for my head, two on the side for arms, and wrapped the box with pretty pink paper. She then painted my face pink and stuck a bow on my head!
-I was a mummy: A scary one. I think she grabbed every roll of ace bandages from work and wrapped my entire body in it! All you could see was my face which was covered in white paint and my eyes and lips were black.
-My brother and sister were Thing 1 and Thing 2: She purchased a pair of bright red jammies, cut out some white felt which was then glued to the chest with a giant number 1 and 2. They both really enjoyed the blue curly wigs!
-I was a victim of Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller, The Birds: She had too much fun purchasing small birds from Hobby Lobby and gluing them on to my shirt. But not as much fun as we had making fake blood all over the shirt and where the birds were. She even somehow managed to get a bird on my cheek held up by fake blood.
Enjoy the holiday! That’s the point? To do something fun and different from everything else you do throughout the year?