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Unique & Easy Halloween Costumes

October 25, 2010

I love dressing up.

As a former sorority girl and lover of Halloween I’ve had a lot of cause to wear costumes.

However, I am also incredibly cheap. So this blog is a look back at some of my costumes over the years that were all easy, do-it-yourself projects.

Bubble bath:

Towel

White balloons

Rubber duck or other iconic bath toy

Loofa

Safety Pins

Headband

Simply safety-pin the balloons to the towel (You can wear white and pin them directly to you, but I had to drive to the party so pinning them on the towel allowed me to fit in my car without messing them up.)

I poked a whole through the rubber duck and inserted a head band. Then I carried around a loofa on a stick. Easy Peasy!

Nudist on strike:

A lot of layers of clothes

Sharpie

Two boards

Rope

Write “Nudist on Strike” on two boards. Put two large holes through the top of each and insert rope creating a sandwich board. Now, don’t work up a sweat partying it up and you should be good to go!

Harry Potter:

Head to Goodwill and find a gray vest/sweater you can cut down

White button up

Black pants

Witches hat

Tie

Print Gryfindor/Slytherine logo

Chopsticks painted brown

For this, I cut up a gray sweater and wore it over a white button up. Add blank pants and printed the logo and glued it to vest. Take a tie (if you know which house you want to paint it’s a good idea to get a tie with one of the colors already in it – yellow or maroon/green or silver) then paint in a diagonal stripe the colors for the house. Add a hat and a brown painted chop stick and you are a member of the wizarding world.

Dobby:

Pillow case

Foam

Headband

Tan-colored shorts

For Dobby (Back, second from the left) we tea-stained a white pillow case, cut out tan-colored foam and attached it to a headband. She then wore tan-colored shorts and flip-flops. We cut a hole in the pillow case and made it look a little ratty.

Hedwig:

White shirt (long-sleeved)

White shorts

White net stockings

White and black feathers

Party Hat

Orange construction paper

Cardboard

Hedwig the owl was pretty easy. We cut out two wing shapes from card board and glued feathers. We added a couple black feathers to it as well to look closer to the owl on Harry Potter. I added Velcro to the back of the wings and Velcro to the sleeves of the white shirt. We cut out two bird-feet shapes from orange construction paper with room for a foot and taped them on her white shoes. Then glue orange construction paper to a party hat for the beak.

 

Pirate:

White undershirt

Ruffley top

Cut-up bottoms

White net stockings

Pirate hat

Red lipstick

Pirate sword

Simply cut up some old pants and wear them over fish-net stockings. I found a satin, ruffley blouse at Goodwill and put a vest I also obtained at the Goodwill over that. I found the hat and sword at Party City. What topped off the look was surprisingly the red lipstick. Never underestimate the power of lip color.

Parrot:

Cardboard

Multi-colored pack of feathers

Red Shirt

Red Shorts

Red tights

Orange construction paper

Party hat

Cut out two wing shapes from card board and glue feathers. Add Velcro to the back of the wings and Velcro to the sleeves of the shirt. Cut out two bird-feet shapes from orange construction paper with room for a foot and taped them on shoes. Then glue orange construction paper to a party hat for the beak. Now, you have a parrot. For added effect, carry around a pack of crackers!

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