7 Tips for Making Your Own Halloween Costumes

7 Tips for Making Your Own Halloween Costumes

Do you want to save a little cash this year on Halloween costumes? If so, why not try making your own? Making your own Halloween costumes can be fun and easy, and in the end you can save a ton of cash. If you want to give making your own costumes a try, take a peek below at 7 tips for making your own Halloween costumes. By keeping a few simple tips in mind, you can make the perfect costumes and get the job done right!

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1. Find your inspirations.

Why not head to the internet to find your inspirations? You can browse Pinterest for DIY costume ideas or do Google searches for DIY costumes. You will be amazed at the ideas you find and just how easy (and creative) some of them can be.

2. Check out the local thrift store.

Head to your local thrift store to look for costume accessories you might be able to use. Before you buy new, see if your local thrift store has what you need for less. You can often find hats, gloves, fabric, and other add ons for just pennies.

3. See what you can borrow.

Want to dress up as a doctor? See if your nurse or doctor neighbor has scrubs you can use. Depending on what you want to dress up as, a friend or relative may have clothing and accessories you can use. Keep this in mind when choosing your costumes and before you buy anything new.

4. Check out Dollar Stores.

Dollar Tree has a great assortment of accessories as well as face paint, make up and other items perfect for your DIY Halloween costume. Don’t forget to browse the aisle to see what might be perfect for your project.

5. Give it a trial run.

Don’t wait until Halloween to give your costume a trial one. Instead, test it out at home a few days prior so you can see what else you might need or what you might need to adjust. A trial run is the great way to work out any kinks in your plan.

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6. Be comfortable and practical.

Be sure whatever costume you come up with is comfortable, or you won’t want to wear it. Be practical in your planning and choose materials and accessories that are comfortable and suitable for the environment you live in.

7. Save it for next year.

When done, save your accessories and costume for next year. You might just find ways to switch it up and reuse parts of it, or you can always loan it to someone who wants to make their own costume too!

See how easy it can be to make your own Halloween costume? Give these tips a try and you are sure to come up with something spectacular.

  1. Jessica Cassidy says

    Good thing I still have my old costume from last years Halloween. These are very helpful tips.

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