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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Making Costumes For Halloween

Making costumes for Halloween? There's more than one way to skin this cat!

If you've got lots of kids to outfit for Halloween, or the chosen costume is a bit out of your price range, a fun and economical alternative is making costumes for Halloween. What if you're not a seamstress or don't even have a sewing machine? You can still make costumes for Halloween. It all comes down to how you define 'make'. Just as you can bake a cake from scratch or whip one together with a mix, in both cases, you made a cake. So it is with making Halloween costumes. Let's take a look at your options.
Sewing a Halloween costume yourself is time-consuming, but on the other hand has its rewards. The costume is super customizable as you can choose any fabrics or colors you like. People who enjoy sewing, and have the time, usually derive pleasure from the endeavor.
However, most of have schedules that would try the patience of a Saint and simply don't have the time for lengthy projects. The solution? Go take a look at second-hand and Thrift clothing shops for your basic ingredients. For example, if you need to make a Princess costume, look in the formal wear sections for a flower girl type of dress or a prom dress. Look at shoes, too, which might enhance the costume. Making costumes for Halloween from these clothes shop finds make it a piece of cake, so to speak. No matter what your costume needs, from a Pirate to a pumpkin, you'll find the basic clothes right there.
Online vintage clothing stores are another possibility. These shops also typically offer accessory items, such as hats and costume jewelry. Check eBay for things like tiaras, wands, fake weapons and other such props.
Get right over to the fabric shop and look in the notions section for lace, ribbons, trims, fringes, tassels, buttons, appliques, collars and other such custom attachments. Ribbons, silk roses and beads can do a lot to decorate a shoe. Let the kids pick their favorites.
Browse the fabrics for designs and fabrics from which you might make a belt, sash, veil or whatever the costume requires for authenticity. Check the formal wear section for gauzy fabrics you can use for veils. Just an eighth of a yard of gold lame makes a lovely sash for a dress. Check out the felts for Robin Hood's tunic or hat. You can gather everything you need to complete the costume.
If you haven't got one, pick up a glue gun and a supply of glue sticks. That's all you need to attach the decorations.
Making costumes for Halloween can be as easy as that! You can be sure your kids will treasure your homemade Halloween costume for years to come. It is, after all, a one-of-a-kind costume! Original, inexpensive and fun for all.

Lot's of Halloween Ideas where you can find Ideas on Toddler Halloween Costumes and ideas on Funny Halloween Costumes & How to Make Quick Easy Halloween Costumes

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