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That’s right, no skeletons, but lots of potential costumes are sitting in your closet. Get in that closet and start crafting, inventing, bedazzling or cutting. You have tons of materials and props in your house right now for original ideas for kids and adults. Plus add “green” to your Halloween this year. It’s not all about orange and black anymore! And hey, you may even clean out your closet and get rid of some clutter. It’s a win-win.
Old Prom or Bridesmaid Dresses = Brides Maids (the movie!)Recycle your old prom dresses, bridesmaid dresses and create your own take on the movie Bridesmaids. Get the girls together and even if your friends don’t have a pink dress, find a common color, use other accessories and get creative.
For the kids: One of my favorite Halloween costumes as a kid involved a puffy white prom dress that we found marked way down on clearance. The material cut off the bottom of the dress became my veil and wahlah, I was a beaming (young) bride! Cut up one of your old dresses and create an outfit for your child, from a bride to rockstar to the red carpet.
Shoes, Boots and Music = FootlooseBring back the classic movie Footloose with anticipation of the new re-make coming out October 14. Choose from one of the looks: the school uniform or black leather jacket and classic kicks or a white tee, stonewashed jeans and white nikes or flannel and cowboy boots. The key prop is the iPod (or an old cassette player) with ear buds in your ears. You can walk around dancing, ignoring people or you could even have a group costume and create your own flash mob!
For the kids: High School Musical is still a popular choice. Have them dress in athletic clothing, create your own Wolverines jersey or recycle your old cap and gown for a musical graduation. It may be a different color, but you could create a “Class of” sash or your own High School Musical sash.
Old Tees, Office Supplies and Coffee Mugs = The OfficeThis is an easy, low maintenance costume. Take old plain tees and make a Dunder Mifflin shirt or Schrute Farms Beets shirt. Dress accordingly, carry around office products and get creative. Paint a “world’s best boss” mug or use your own if you’re lucky enough! Carry your mug around and fill with beverage of choice.
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Sheets = Pac-Man and GhostsA landmark in video game history meets the classic ghost costume. Get a group of friends together and use red, blue, orange or pink colored sheets for the ghosts, referred to as pac-dots. You can brand your sheets with the correct names, Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde. Use a golden or yellow sheet for Pac-Man, paint big black ovals for the eyes and a mouth for gobbling up those ghosts.
Paint, Bucket and brush = PainterMore of this outfit will come from the garage. Use old clothes or buy a plain white painting coverall for cheap. This was a fun costume to make when I was younger. I splattered multiple paint colors all over the coverall and branded it with my self-made painting company on the coverall and a hat. Carry a paintbrush and a paint bucket for your candy.
Twister Board Game = TwisterWhat’s the easiest game to wear in your house? Twister! Wrap the game around you and make a dress or shirt. Make a headband or hat with the spinner. Or keep the game functional, and make a removable cape and craft a shirt with the spinner for on-the-go Twister.
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