Prepping for your Halloween costume is easier than you think! Some people wait until the last minute to put together a costume, other people spend all year planning what they’re going to wear. If you’re a crafter and want to get the most out of your costume, we’ve got some tips and tricks to help you have a spooktacular holiday!
1) Recycle parts from old Halloween costumes
Before you rush out to buy all-new items, take inventory of your old costumes. You might be able to create something brand new from bits and pieces of things in your Halloween supplies.
2) Hit up thrift shops for fabric and clothing
Some costumes call for strange clothing items: jackets, shirts, or even pants. Goodwill and other thrift stores are great places to pick up clothing items on the cheap. Even if they don’t completely match, you can modify them knowing you’re not breaking the bank.
3) Make sure it’s comfortable
This is a huge thing that a lot of people miss. You might be only wearing your costume for one day or night, but you want to be comfortable at home or out at a party. Store-bought costumes can be made from itchy or sweaty material. Making your own costume will let you control the outcome.
4) Craft a group costume
Creating a group costume isn’t just a fun way to go out, it’s a fun way to craft with your friends! Plan a night early in October to go out and gather your supplies. Then spend the night having wine and creating your group themed costumes (or just individual apparel) together!
Other Halloween Ideas
There is a lot you can do to prepare your costume for Halloween. Here are some extra quick tips to help make sure your costume is the best that it can be.
- Modify an existing store-bought costume to make it more personal
- Plan out your costume on paper
- Pick items you can use every day, not just Halloween
What are you dressing up as this Halloween?
Do you have any Halloween crafting or costume tips?
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