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If you have a small kid or two in your house, I'll bet a sizable number of your conversations for the last few months have revolved around Halloween costumes. But why let your kids have all the fun? It's not too hard to whip up a fun, creative costume for yourself.

Martha Stewart, of course, has some amazing ideas. My favorite is the Manhattan Skyline, which would be super easy to create if you can draw, and can be easily adaptable to your own town. I bet you can even print out photos and cut out around them to remove the need for mad artistic skills. The tulle ghost is also super cool and pretty.

Esquire has some guy-friendly costumes, which would be pretty easy to put together with a thrift store trip...Indiana Jones? Yes please.

And The Daily Green has some nice costumes you can repurpose household items to create. I love the Pac-Man one...you could even add a bow and go with your guy as Ms. Pac-Man!

Do you make your own costumes? And what's your best one ever?

by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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sweetpea1269
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 12:30 PM
So not crafty
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SarahSuzyQ
by Sarah on Oct. 5, 2012 at 12:37 PM
I made my son's Luke Skywalker costume because he wanted something so specific. I don't plan to do any of my own dressing up!
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Jukebox_Jenny
by Jenny on Oct. 5, 2012 at 12:46 PM
I usually make my own
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Samanthamommy
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 2:36 PM

I never have, but this year I'm a tin-woman

momofsixangels
by Colleen on Oct. 5, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Nope.I cant even sew a button on

alliesmom112
by Sandy on Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:01 PM

We are making our own costumes this year for our church trunk or treat. DH and I are going to be mechanics and do our car and truck as Mater and Lightning Mcqueen

bether89
by Ruby Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 4:59 PM

 I don't dress up and haven't since I was a kid.

VisionSeeker
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 5:25 PM

 I have made a costume for myself.

Juniper53098
by June on Oct. 5, 2012 at 5:37 PM

The best costume I made for myself was a flower in a pot.  The best costume I made for 1 of my kids was a stop and go light.

koolkidsmom
by on Oct. 5, 2012 at 6:52 PM

 Yes mine are homemade.

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