Halloween is coming up, and if you haven’t started thinking about your costume, you probably should. Dressing up for Halloween is an age-old tradition that will be a part of your life for many years (as it should be).
What’s that? You don’t enjoy dressing up? Halloween costumes are too expensive, you say? Nonsense.
Yes, we agree that purchasing pre-fab Halloween costumes is lame. It’s over-priced and extremely wasteful. But what if instead you used your creativity to create a costume by upcycling household items and old clothes?
Now all that it takes is an idea, and a little bit of planning, and you can come up with an awesome costume for $10-$20, no problem.
The Cardboard Crocodile
MATERIALS: cardboard, tape, and butcher paper
MATERIALS: recycled tights, leggings, laundry basket, bits of fabric.
The Recycled Samurai –
MATERIALS: Rubbermaid 32-gallon garbage cans, rubber stoppers.
MATERIALS: umbrella, hooded zippered sweatshirt, needle and thread, pins, pliers, scissors, bolt cutters or tin snips.
MATERIALS: Styrofoam, paint, cardboard.
Etch-A-Sketch – Here is a creative, functional, yet complicated costume idea!
MATERIALS: Plywood, metal rods, pulleys, cloth, cable wire, hot glue, plexiglass, nuts, bolts, small wheels.
Plastic Armor Suit –
MATERIALS: every empty plastic container you can find.
What cool, eco-friendly Halloween costume will you create? Share your costume ideas with us in the comments!