Homemade Halloween Costumes
By Kaylie Brown
Halloween is sneaking up on us fast this year, and that means it’s time for a lot of candy and a great costume. When it comes to finding a costume, most people go to the nearest costume store and spend around forty bucks on something that will only be worn once. It turns out that homemade costumes are becoming more popular these days. Not only will a homemade costume be much cheaper and have better quality, it is a one of a kind costume that fits your personality. When going into a costume store it can obviously be noticed that there are costumes for little kids, twelve year olds, and adult costumes teens could wear, but probably shouldn’t. How can you make a homemade costume this year?
YouTube offers hundreds of DIY (do it yourself) videos for making cheap and easy Halloween costumes. A popular YouTube channel that offers these DIY videos for Halloween is Macbarbie07. She has a new video on how to make a minion costume from the animated movie Despicable Me, which is a very popular costume this year. The link to the minion DIY video is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9slzmz6n64. Macbarbie07 can get pretty artsy while making her costumes, but making a costume can be as simple as finding clothes within your own home, going to the thrift shop, and then only having to buy small accessories you can’t make. A minion costume can be as easy as wearing a yellow shirt and tights, throwing on some overalls and either creating or buying the goggles the Minions wear.
Other examples could be throwing a red polo and some kakis on and being Jake from State Farm, or braiding your hair and sticking flowers in it to be Rapunzel from Tangled. “You can be more unique and creative when you make your own costume, and no one else will have it”, says Seton junior Molly Henderson. Stand out this Halloween with an original homemade costume!