DIY with household materials.
Sometimes the best costumes come from home and not out of a pre-assembled bag. Start by rummaging through your old clothes and see what you can repurpose for some fabric. Having spare fabric handy could lead to the creation of a toga, cape or dress. Another useful material is cardboard
, especially if you have little kids. Simply cut out holes for arms and the head and you nearly got yourself a robot or spaceship! Plus they’ll enjoy decorating it too.
Chances are you’re not alone.
Like most people I know, I say I want to go all out for Halloween but really I feel like it’s just too much work. Most likely some of your friends do too. A simple solution is to do a group costume. You don’t all have to be decked out to look good; usually people are simply impressed that you took the time to coordinate. If you have a group of girlfriends, one idea is to dress as Team USA’s Fab 5 Gymnastics’ squad
. All you need is a leotard, medal and your friends! If you want to do something extra easy, simply get a bunch of solid colored t-shirts, label each one with a large M, and you and your friends can go as the M&M gang.
No shoes, no shirt, no problem!
If a complete costume outfit is still too much to handle putting together, you can always resort to some simple make-up effects which are extremely inexpensive when you’re on a budget. Put on all black clothing and with a little theater make-up you can easily become a mime, a wild feline
, or jack-o-lantern!
Whatever your reason is don’t let Halloween scare you out of having a little fun. For more costume ideas that are budget friendly and easy to do, visit Greater Nevada Credit Union’s Halloween board on Pinterest