You will need a large white bedsheet. Cut out a hole in sheet to fit over your head. Try to center the hole in the middle of length of sheet. You will need a round plastic clothes basket with most of bottom cut out to fit over your head and rest on your shoulders.
You will need assorted empty laundry containers such as detergent and fabric softener both liquid and powder and sheet boxes. Use yarn or string to attach items to sheet. I used safety pins to pin the string onto the sheet in random pattern. Use assorted clothing items such as socks, bras, undies, PJ's etc to drape over top of basket and hang onto sheet. The funnier the better.
Everyone loved my costume at the costume party we attended!
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Making costumes can be a lot easier if you use duct tape. There are two ways I like: Make fabric out of duct tape and then make a costume like you normally would.
One half of my body looked like a man, and the other looked like a women. Very inexpensive. Go to a used clothing store to get the clothes.
I called several places about renting a Halloween costume and was dumbfounded at the amount of money you can spend to rent a costume. And you don't even get to keep it! So, I put my thinking cap on and did some research.
Here are a couple of grown up costume ideas that are fairly cheap. "Devil with a blue dress" (for you rock and rollers.) Last year I wore a blue dress I'd already had with devil horns and tail I picked up on sale for 1.99 and everyone loved it!
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I just turned 30, am single, no kids, and need a catchy Halloween costume idea. I am good with DIY too, I just need ideas!
Here are a few ideas:
This link will give you tons of ideas. As for me, I have blown up purple balloons and was a grape cluster (hard to sit but still pretty cute). I have also just hot glued some cherrio type cereal to an old shirt and drizzled fake blood from each and I was a cereal killer. You can dress in a suit and cut out printed out pages from law books and be a "law suit". Hope these help.
My photographer husband is going to a Halloween costume party and wants to dress up in some way to include his camera, so he can take pictures there. Does anyone have any ideas?
By Jess from Hillsboro, OR
Go as an old fashioned camera! (Like those used during the Civil War era) Make a replica camera from cardboard with space for the regular camera to shoot through. A cloth over his head and he's good to go.
How about an old time news reporter? Straw hat with press pass, striped shirt with sleeve holders, suspenders and neutral pants.
He could wear khaki clothing with one of those safari hats to be a "wildlife" photographer. He could also wear dress clothes, make himself a "press pass" to pin on his shirt and go as a photojournalist.
Thanks for the ideas! We wound up going as an old fashioned journalist and his secretary to the party. He had most of the pieces in his closet so it was pretty inexpensive.
We also thought of Peter Parker (Spiderman) as he is a photographer, or a secret agent or spy costume. I'm sure we will try to do something different for next Halloween. :)
I am looking for Halloween costume idea for a guy in his early 30s?
Go to site www.instructables.com they have all sorts of costumes and how to make them.
A pirate is good, biker, state worker, baseball player, football player, a flasher, a cook; the main thing is does he want to make a suit or buy a suit?
Thanks for the feedback you guys! I ended up being a stripper pole! It was the hit costume of the party! How did your Halloweens turn out?
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I sewed two large bath towels together, made a knot over one shoulder and secured with rubber band (wore a strapless top under it), used quilt batting to make soap bubbles attached to double faced tape & pasted on arms & face, and shower cap with soap bubbles also and carried a bath brush and soap on rope and wore flip flops.
Looking for a minimalist adult Halloween costume? This page offers the instructions you will need to make a cute felt taco pin or hat decoration.
This is a page about making a bowling ball costume. Homemade Halloween costumes are not only fun to make but even more fun to wear.
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