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Handmade halloween costume ideas (2009)

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Just wanted to get the ball rollong on this years post for all of your great handmade costume ideas, links, and photos, please post them here :)


by on Aug. 16, 2009 at 6:39 AM
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by on Jul. 30, 2010 at 1:42 PM

For years I've made kids costumes from cardboard, sort of like those "sandwich" board sign getups you see at rallies or in the city. My kids loved these because they could paint the front and back panels and wear color coordinated clothing underneath. These costumes are easy to wear and remove, too. 

There's a step by step article on how to make cardboard panel costumes here, plus a bunch of free face paint/home made makeup recipes and lots more about costumes to make at home.

by on Jul. 30, 2010 at 2:54 PM

oooo.....wonder if i could get my girls to wear that costume then put a t-shirt on hubby saying I always wanted

Quoting wildharvestmoon:

I'm buying two plain monkey costumes for my 2 boys and turning them into flying monkey costumes from The Wizard of Oz. I'll then be dressing up as the Wicked Witch.

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by on Jul. 30, 2010 at 11:30 PM

Did you see the Two and a Half man show when they did this. The grandma was the witch and her sons and grand son was dress like the monkeys

by on Aug. 6, 2010 at 3:52 PM

when i was little i was always coming up with ideas for costumes(we never bought a one!)  One year i used a large appliance bag and drew spuds on it and wore slippers and a cap and was a couch potato.  the year after that I taped purple balloons all over it and was a bunch of grapes.  Another year i used a white dress from our dress-up box and was the statue of liberty.  There is so much around you can use and make without buying things!

by on Aug. 6, 2010 at 3:54 PM


by on Aug. 7, 2010 at 9:53 PM

 all of you are great , i love the flintstones

by on Oct. 30, 2010 at 9:45 AM

i have 2 handmade costumes this year!!

strawberry shortcake: (it was so easay and a no sew job)


i also have a clown: (the acessories were bought but the outfit was hand made)


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