Store-bought Halloween costumes are not only expensive, but use generic characters that will be worn by hundreds of other children. Making your own costume at home will save money and ensure that your child's look is a true original. Creating a unique, homemade Halloween costume can be a fun project for you and your child to do together. Depending on her personality, a girl's costume can be anything from a romantic fairy princess to a large slice of pepperoni pizza. The options are endless when it comes to designing a Halloween masterpiece; you are limited only by your imagination.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Inspirational sources such as magazines, TV shows and story books
Discuss Halloween costume ideas with your daughter. Ask her if she has any special costumes in mind that she would like to create. Look through inspirational sources such as books and magazines for possible costume ideas. Consider not only people, but inanimate objects and food as well, such as a box of french fries or a remote control for the television.
Search through your home to find materials to make the costume. Consider transforming an old bridesmaid's dress into a gown for a fairy princess, or turning a large appliance box into a giant vending machine costume.
Look through past Halloween costumes and try to alter them into something new. Transform your daughter's bride costume from last year into a corpse bride costume by dirtying it up and shredding the fabric. Take an old princess costume and
Visit local thrift stores to look for costume materials. Browse through both women's and men's fashions. Look for belts, jewellery and neckties that can be used as accessories to complete the costume.
Purchase any craft items that will be needed to create the costume. Consider using face paint, hair colour, craft paint, craft glue, rhinestones, artificial flowers and any other items that will complement the costume and make it stand out.
Gather all materials, craft items and accessories. Set up a work station on a large table, or use the floor. Free yourself from distractions by shutting off the television and silencing your cell phone so you can spend quality time with your daughter creating the perfect Halloween costume, made just for her.
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