Showing posts with label halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label halloween. Show all posts

Friday, September 25, 2015

6 Ways to Reuse Last Year’s Halloween Costumes

Halloween is a fantastically fun holiday that can inspire you to go all out when it comes to Halloween decorations and costumes. Still, spending loads of money on great costumes for the kids every year can get a little pricey. Fortunately, you don’t have to waste all of those old looks; they’ll come in handy for various future projects. 

Make Creative Halloween Decorations

Just because Halloween is over and the kids are quickly growing doesn’t mean you have to trash their old costumes. You can turn those old costumes into yard decorations to use all year long or just around Halloween time. This Halloween, spend some time choosing stupendous-looking kids costumes for parties. Why? Because later, you can stuff that Frankenstein or Buzz Lightyear costume with old clothes and cotton batting, and it will look amazing in your yard or hanging from your porch. The whole neighborhood will be envious of your creative yard decorations. Haunted Home Decor now available for up to 50% OFF + FREE Shipping at eBay! No code required! Visit at and Get the latest eBay redemption code, eBay promo code 2015!

Upcycle for Different Events

Before you recycle the old costumes, try upcycling them. Lots of kids don’t want to wear the same costume twice–at least where all of their friends can see it. If your little one went as a pirate or a ballerina, that costume could come in handy during a school play or a dance recital. They could also wear it to a cousin’s costume-themed birthday party or another holiday party. Hang onto it for at least a year so that you get the most use out of it. You can even collect costumes from family and friends and put them into a dress-up bin. Encourage your kids to perform a play of their own.

Halloween Hand-Me-Downs

Do you have more than one child or other young relatives? The rules for hand-me-downs apply to Halloween costumes as well. This is particularly true if you have a younger child, niece, nephew, or neighbor who looks up to one of your older kids. The little ones will love wearing a big kid’s costume next year, plus you’ll save someone else from spending money.

Initiate a Costume Swap

Another way to save while getting the most out of the holiday is to swap costumes. If your kids are part of a playgroup, have best friends at school, or if you’re close to a group of mothers, talk about swapping costumes. Each child gets something new—to them—and no one has to spend money on a brand new costume. After you’ve swapped as much as you can, you can either look for different ways to reuse old costumes or donate them.

Dish Up Home Decor

Lots of costumes are made from interesting materials like metallic fabric, netting, or velvet. If you’re crafty, start cutting up old costumes. You can turn them into place mats, use the pieces for quilting, or create lovely collages and decoupage projects. There are all sorts of possibilities, including picture frames and pot holders. Pinterest is a great resource for ideas and patterns for DIY home decor.

Cut It Up for Festive Decorations

The right Halloween costume works for different holidays as well. Keep that crafting spirit and start making holiday decorations. Different pieces from the costumes can work as tree ornaments on their own, but you can also make garlands and ornaments out of bits and pieces of fabric. Get inventive and invite the kids to join in; they’ll feel tickled knowing that their old Halloween outfits are now long-lasting holiday decorations.
By following these tips, you can feel better about buying a really creative or pricey Halloween costume. What’s the most inventive way you’ve ever reused an old outfit?

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Top 25 Creative Halloween Costumes for Every Occasion That Will Surely Impress You

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Need costume ideas for your little ones? Here are some creations that are more cute than creepy!

1. Audry Hepburn, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

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Because every girl likes diamonds, no matter what age!

2. Burrito Baby

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Chipotle’s menu just got a lot cuter!

3. Smurfs

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Blue never goes out of style!

4. Biker Baby

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You can never go wrong with drawing facial hair and tattoos on babies.

5. Albert Einstein

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Baby Einstein has got nothing on this!

6. Little Old Lady

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Does your little one still need help walking? Work in a walker into their costume.

7. Edward Scissorhands

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Someone’s ready to shape some shrubbery.

8. Dwight Schrute from “The Office”

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Some beets would make this costume!

9. Headless Boy

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Adding a candy bag inside and telling people to put the candy in the neck opening would cause this costume to be even more unforgettable.
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10. Harry Potter and Fluffy

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Does the leash law apply to all three heads?

11. Gandhi

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Baby wisdom is the best! If only he could talk!

12. Baby Carl Fredricksen

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Any costume that incorporates balloons automatically makes you the coolest guy at the party. Just don’t add too many!

13. Eggs and Bacon

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Who doesn’t want to start their morning sunny side up?

14. Raggedy Ann

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Red heads just have more fun!

15. Wilson from Castaway

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If Wilson was originally this cute, no one would ever allow him to float away.

For The One-Man Show

Do you want to make a strong solo statement? Then consider these suggestions.

1. Corpse Bride

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Beauty and horror have never looked better!

2. The Joker

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The joker is both timeless and terrifying. And what guy doesn’t want to wear smeared lipstick?

3. Question Man

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Do you have trouble deciding what to be for Halloween? Maybe it’s time to just embrace that!

4. Dr. Who

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Becoming a timeless time lord is as simple as putting on a brown pin-stripped suit and glasses. Don’t forget your sonic screwdriver!

5. Loofah

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This is most likely the cleanest costume you will encounter.

6. Despicable Me Minion

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Everyone loves a minion! And the best part is that no one expects you to be articulate!

7. Napoleon Dynamite

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Embrace your inner listless teen. Just don’t crack a smile!

8. Sheldon

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Do you already know everything? Then choose a costume that allows you to call other people idiots and still stay in character.

9. Jellyfish

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With this costume, you can’t wait for the sun to set to show off your iridescent style.

10. 50 Shades of Grey

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A trip to the hardware store for paint samples is all that’s needed for a literal interpretation of this steamy novel.

This List of Group Halloween Costume Ideas Will Blow Your Mind

Halloween is right around the corner, and it’s getting to be that time when you need to make a decision on what you will be this year. If you are going as a crew, here are 30 group Halloween costume ideas to help you make that final decision!

1. The Seven Deadly Sins

This group costume is a great idea for your group of seven. Who doesn’t want to dress up and be a deadly sin? This is an awesome costume that you can make with your friends and not spend a fortune on. In addition, you also can prepare for Halloween and Take up to 30% OFF Costumes For Her or Get Up to 30% OFF Costumes For Him at! Dress up & SAVE with other eBay coupon codes, eBay redemption codes September 2015 at here 

2. Batman Villains

This is a group costume than can accommodate any large group. With a list of 100 Batman villains you have plenty of options to choose from. You can go old school with a forgotten villain like Doctor Hurt, go with something in the middle like the Riddler, or go with the most recent movie villain and choose Bane. There are so many options with this one you can’t go wrong!

3. Three Blind Mice

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This costume is perfect for a group of three. Create your own canes, grab a headband with mouse ears, and throw on a black outfit and you’re set. You never know who you will run into at the Halloween party, so don’t forget the sunglasses.

4. The Sims

Another great idea for a group costume this Halloween. This costume is cheap, and you can have an unlimited number of people in your group. Don’t forget the true sign of a Sim — the green diamond.

5. Cereal Box Mascots

Each member of your group can pick their favorite cereal and become the cartoon on the box! The best thing about this costume is you won’t get hungry throughout the night. Grab a box of your cereal and you’re set!

6. Mario Karters

This group costume might take a little more time to put together, but you will definitely get complimented on your efforts. If you’re going with the traditional Mario Kart game, then this is perfect for a group of eight.

7. Trolls


This simple costume will turn all the heads. If you don’t already have one, pick up a nude-colored dress, and then all you need is a wig! Another costume with that works for any sized group.

8. Piñata


Another great DIY costume. Grab some candy and you’re ready to go. If you have a little extra time bring along a creative stick or bat to complete the look. Again, this simple costume can go along with any sized group.

9. Jack Torrance (the Shining) and the Twins

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This is the kind of costume only those who love horror movies can pull off. If you’ve seen the movie you know how creepy these characters are. If you want to dress up as Jack and his family, the costume is great for a group of three (especially if you have a young child), and the twins costume is best for two. Make the costumes as creepy as you can!

10. Characters from Kill Bill

This group costume can come from many different parts of the movie. Depending on what part of the movie you want to dress up as you can have a large or small group. As you can see in this picture, you don’t even need to be a main character from the movie! And come on, who doesn’t want to dress up as a badass for Halloween?

11. American Ninja Warriors

This show has become extremely popular lately. Don’t feel like getting all dressed up this Halloween? Grab a pair of gym shorts and create an American Ninja Warrior shirt to go with it. Grab as many friends as you want for this group costume.

12. Shark Week

Literally. Shark. Week. This can work for either a group of five, or a group of seven. The shark hats definitely make the costume, so be sure not to leave those out! This is another awesome DIY idea for Halloween.

13. The Players from the Game of Clue

The ultimate whodunnit? This group costume works best with a group of six. Pick your favorite character and dress up as them, but don’t forget your murder weapon!

14. Sanderson Sisters

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Halloween isn’t complete until you watch at least a few minutes of Hocus Pocus. This group costume is made for three, with the possibility of four if you want to include Billy. Don’t forget your book of spells!

15. Rock — Paper — Scissors

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This costume is ideal for a group of three. Who didn’t play this game as a child, or as a couple trying to decide who has to get up? There won’t be any questions at the Halloween party about who your group is supposed to be.

16. Liquor Cabinet

Everyone has their drink of choice. Why not dress up as yours? This group costume is fit for any amount of people. It’s also a cheap DIY costume if you use clothes you already have.

17. Black & White Film Stars

With this costume you can be an old-time movie star, just make sure you have plenty of powder! Perfect for those with an old soul, and ideal for a group of two.

18. French Kiss

This is a new spin on the rock group Kiss. You can work this costume with any number of group members, but it’s meant for four. Bring some French bread and you’ve got the look, not to mention the perfect snack to soak up the night’s drinks.

19. Characters from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

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This is the perfect family costume. Pick your favorite characters and become them for the night. Grab a Wonka bar,a  golden egg, and a golden ticket and you’ve completed the look. Also good for large groups.

20. 101 Dalmatians and Cruella De Vil

Essentially, this group costume idea could work for up to 102 people! You could throw a Halloween party just for this group costume!

21. Saved By the Bell

Bring your costume back to your childhood days. This costume can work great for a group of six friends. Choose from Kelly, Zack, Lisa, A.C. (Slater), Jessie, and Screech. If you’re Zack, don’t forget your old school brick cell phone.

22. Britney Spears

Britney Spears has had some pretty memorable music video outfits. This group costume idea allows you and your friends to pick your favorite outfits and try them out yourself. It’s Britney, bitch!

23. Toy Green Army Men

This costume is great for any sized group. You might have had these toys as a child, or maybe you remember them from the movie Toy Story. This costume is original, and is sure to be a hit at any Halloween party.

24. Publishers Clearing House Winner and Crew


Winner winner chicken dinner. Talk about an original costume. This costume can fit a group up to seven people. You have the Publishers Clearing House crew consisting of sound man and all. The winner gets to be comfortable all night in an oversized robe. Don’t forget the balloons, million dollar check, and a bottle of cheap champagne!

25. American Horror Story — Coven

Good for a group of five, but you can really make this work for any size group. Dress up in the uniform and you’re ready to go. It’s the old school Halloween idea of being a witch, with a new sense of style and modern twist on the costume.

26. Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Models

There are always crazy costumes in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. This group costume allows you to come up with your own crazy costumes while keeping it sexy and classy. Great for any sized group.

27. Snowmen

This is an easy DIY costume idea. Good for groups of two or more. Grab some black pants, white shirt, hat and scarf and the rest is up to you. Throw some creative touches on it (maybe a carrot nose) and make it your own!

28. The Addams Family

The Addams family and Halloween go hand in hand. Perfect for a group or family of eight. You might have to draw straws for who gets Cousin It, but you can’t go without him!

29. The ‘Spice’ Girls

Not what you typically think when you hear Spice Girls. That’s what makes this costume that much better! Grab a group of friends and pick out your spices. This DIY costume allows you to be as creative as you want.

30. Lego Men

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If you are really dedicated to standing out this Halloween, then this is the perfect group costume for you! Don’t worry, you can actually see through their mouths. Good for a group of five, but you can go up or down from there.