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Here is a photo of my husband and I this Halloween. I turned us into cheeky comic book characters. It all cost a few dollars using just makeup, markers (for outlining old clothes), and paper for talk bubbles. We loved the reactions we got. We even called our parents, live on video chat, and freaked them out. Best Halloween yet!
Total Time: 1 Hour
This is one of the best costumes I have seen in a long time. It looks great and what fun!
For the pupil, we hot glued a paper plate painted black to the center of the front side of the trash bag.
For the iris, we used slightly crumpled green Saran Wrap, also hot glued to the trash bag. Optional red streaks were made with red mylar from a leftover birthday balloon, but could be made with red permanent marker.
Dress the child in either a white or black sweatsuit (we went with white for better visibility at night). An adult can help the child put the bag over their head, then stuff with newspaper and tie the bag closed around the child's waist. A thrifty and fun costume guaranteed to be a hit!
Source: Our son's imagination and Mom and Dad's creative execution!
By Chris from Williamstown, NJ
What a "spooky" idea! Eyeballs are great for Halloween. I like to make eyeballs to hang from my trees.
vguy Earle, AR
Halloween is fast approaching! Here are some easy and inexpensive Halloween costumes for adults and children alike, using sweat suits and stuff you have laying around the house.
My company allows us to dress up at Halloween, but it's difficult to find costumes that are family-appropriate and don't hinder movement. One year I made a big splash for less than $10!
There are a few kid-friendly costumes that can be made from items in your home. You'll find that for an adult or child's costume you won't need to spend a fortune or search the town for the pieces for these costumes.
Cut top and bottom out of box. Slide over stroller and tie or tape in place so seat of stroller is inside box. Tie or tape stuffed cats and kittens inside box so that they are looking over side.
Go to Office Max and get a pack of the "Hello, My Name is __________" stickers. Fill them out with various names and put all over your clothing.
When I was a little girl my mother made a simple but pretty costume with the taffeta skirt of one of her old dresses.
A list of last minute Halloween Costumes for the little ones.