Saving you Time and Money This Spooky Season
Halloween’s just around the corner, are you prepared? If not, don’t worry just yet; Miller’s has the five greatest do-it-yourself costumes that will have the whole neighborhood talking about your creative skills. Why waste money on a costume your child will wear once when you can create one easily for free! Your only job is to add endless amounts of candy to your shopping list, we’ll take care of the rest.
Your son or daughter likely isn’t too fond of bath time, but they’ll love this version! Take an inflatable baby pool and cut the bottom out. Place the inflatable around your child and glue/tape 10-15 white balloons to the inflatable, as well as your kid’s arms. Have them carry around a scrub brush or throw in some bath poufs as hair accessories and there ya have it! Smarty-Pants
You’re heading to the candy isle anyway, so why not pick up an extra bag of Smarties? Tape or glue about 30 packs to a pair of dark pants. Wear a bright shirt, throw on some suspenders and glasses and strut your nerd self to every house in the neighborhood!
It’s Raining Cats and Dogs
Get a clear umbrella and tape or glue black cut-outs of cats and dogs onto the umbrella. If this isn’t an option, simply carry around a cat and dog stuffed animal. Pair this with rain boots and a rain jacket and you have a simple and creative costume that takes only minutes to create!
Who says superhero’s need expensive capes to save the world? Dress your son or daughter in a pair of leggings and a t shirt of any color. Use felt or paper to craft a letter for the front of their shirt, and cut up fabric to create an eye mask. Throw on a belt and a make shift cape and your child’s ready to fight crime.
For this simple solution to a last minute costume, all you need are black leggings, a black long sleeved shirt, and a white short sleeved shirt (maybe some paint too, if you’re feeling creative!) Cut out “bone-like” slices into the white shirt and put it on over the black ensemble. Add black face paint for the finishing touches and you have a spooky skeleton in under 30 minutes.
Share Your Great Costume Ideas With Us!
Post a pic of your favorite Halloween costumes to our facebook site and be sure to check out our staff costume contest on October 31st!