Our Union Riveter Wenchkin loves all things Halloween. You've seen her pumpkin-carving skills and her bat hoodie costume on the cheap. Here are some more ideas for cheap, last-minute costumes (you know, in case you 'suddenly' are invited to a party).
So I keep hearing about how expensive costumes and candy are. I get not wanting to deal with trick or treaters, but Halloween was and always has been my favorite holiday. It is a big play day for me where I get to be someone else. When I was a kid my grandmother made all my costumes for me and I continued to make my own later in life.
I think in this day and age where everyone is understandably concerned about money, we need to learn to take back our holidays. There is no reason to not have Halloween because you cannot afford it. My mom often had craft parties for us kids that consisted of all the moms pitching in with some juice or cupcakes and whatever craft materials they had at the house. There are countless links to be found Googling DIY halloween crafts or even going to Martha Stewart's site and browsing it (she even has a "last minute Halloween ideas" section).
Costumes do not need to be expensive, a little imagination will go a long way.
|Look what we found just |
by Googling cheap costumes!
- Mummy: two bucks worth of gauze got me a mummy costume
- Instant Nerd: broken glasses, tape on the nose and a fake paper pocket protector
- Kitties: for 6 bucks you can get any variety of tail & ear packs for just about any feline
- T-shirt ninja: you just need all black and a black tshirt, Google it
- Vampires: all you really need is teeth or glitter
- LEGO blocks: you need a box, six plastic cups cut in half, glue and some paint
- LEGO man: round bucket, plastic cup cut in half, glue, yellow paint
- Butterflies, Lady Bugs and Ninja Turtles: all be easily done with straps, cardboard and some paint.
- Freudian Slip: print picture of freud, attach to a slip
- Tourettes Guy: wire framed glasses and neck brace
|Be a T-shirt Ninja! |
Just add black clothing and you're all set.
Take back the holidays, do less shopping, more making, make your own traditions and involve your friends and family. You can do it, you are only limited by your imagination.
Wenchkin is the amazing artist behind Wenchcraft, the Art of Wenchkin. You can find her on Google+, on Facebook, or you can shop her ArtFire shop! She currently resides in Albuquerque with artist Scott Krichau, and their tripod Jack Russell "P."