Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Top Three Homemade Halloween Costumes

There are a lot of individuals each year that go on Halloween with handmade costumes and with ready made costumes being pricier with each passing year, it is quite obvious that the need for clever costumes made at home is there.

In the old days, people that were interested in doing their own costume would just grab a piece of white fabric, cut two holes in it and then go out as a ghost. It is a still great idea for people that love ghosts to wear such a costume but there are so many different things that could be done as well.

A vampire is an excellent example of a Halloween costume that can be homemade. All you need is a piece of black fabric to change into a cape (or a cape if you have one handy for other purposes) and then a tin of make-up in order to make the face pale enough that the person can indeed come across as a vampire. To enhance the impression, you should get some lipstick or red crayon and smear some of it across the mouth and teeth of the person dressing up as a vampire. This will add the illusion of the person having just had their dinner of blood and even without the tooth extensions there it is still a wonderful costume to wear.

Another great example of a costume that can be entirely homemade is that of a mad scientist. Many people have chemistry goggles in their homes now because of university children or their own work and therefore a combination of these safety goggles, dark circles under the eyes created with the help of make-up and a white coat it is quite possible to make somebody look like a mad scientist. If you get them to permanently open their eyes as wide as possible when they go out and then mess up their hair so that it looks as shaggy as possible then it will add an effect to the impression given by the costume.

Ghosts, vampires and mad scientists are just three costumes that people used to buy at the store all the time when they went on Halloween journeys. However, it is quite possible to make these and other well-known costumes (i.e. ghouls, goblins and faeries) at home with a bit of creativity and elbow grease and at the same time end up saving lots of money.

Inventiveness is the watchword for clever homemade Halloween costumes.

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