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Smarter Style: Homemade, Grownup Halloween Costumes

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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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mereinhart28
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 7:43 AM

I've never made a costume. Would love to try though! 

Dorian11
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Hi there

I would love to make my son's costume but i have no time for that! So, i found an easy and really cheap way to make him happy! I found this one

Hope it will work!

Have a great day all ;o)

momma-flynn
by Greta on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:26 AM
I make mine sometimes. It's usually simple if I do it, like a cat lol. Easy stuff.
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Luvmybooskies
by Tiff on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:57 AM

I don't have the talent to do that, but my friend does, she is amazing! Last year we borrowed a skunk costume for my oldest DD and everyone we passed made a comment on how wonderful the costume was. I would kill for just half her talent lol.

Madelaine
by Ruby Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 1:18 PM

I do not wear them or make them.

Madelaine
by Ruby Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 1:19 PM

I do like to see what other people come up with though.

Gabbysmom615
by Kira on Oct. 8, 2012 at 2:23 PM

 i havent worn a costume since i was 14

Pammi86
by Pamela on Oct. 8, 2012 at 2:25 PM

I have never made one!

SweetLuci
by Luci on Oct. 9, 2012 at 7:27 AM

 Thanks.

teesoloca
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 3:19 AM

 awesome ideas

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