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Published on October 13th, 2010 | by Maria

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5 Halloween Costume Ideas Using Recycled Materials

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Besides candy, my favorite thing about Halloween is creating fun and interesting costumes with recycled materials. The challenge of turning junk into a one-of-a-kind costume is one of the things that makes this holiday so much fun. Here are five eco-friendly costumes you can make or to get your creative juices flowing!

Legos

1. Lego Costume

Over on Instructables, there is a great tutorial showing you how to make a Lego costume. It would be simple to make this for a child too!

[image by s.o.f.t. via Flickr Creative Commons]

Malaysian Bat

2. Bat Costume

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories shows us how to make a bat costume. They also have instructions for a unique crocodile costume that I couldn’t resist posting!

[image by littleREDelf via Flickr Creative Commons]

Robot Beach

3. Cardboard Robot Halloween Costume

Robot costumes are an easy way to use an old cardboard box and Team Droid gives a great overview of making one. I love the use of dryer hose for the arms. This is a great jumping off point to let your imagination run wild!

[image by AndyWilson via Flickr Creative Commons]

Fabric Scraps

4. Scrappy Owl Costume

Alphamom shows us how to make the cutest owl costume from recycled fabric scraps. Translating this into an adult costume would be a breeze.

[image by jek in the box via Flickr Creative Commons]

Gold Crown

5. Lace Crowns for Lots of Halloween Costume Ideas

Finally, these gilded lace crowns from Bitter Betty would be the perfect final touch to a princess costume.

I would love to hear what Halloween costumes you’re making this year. Feel free to leave links and ideas in the comments section.

[gold crown image by leadenhall via Flickr Creative Commons, Cardboard robot image by Scott Beale/Laughing Squid via Flickr Creative Commons]




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About the Author

Hey there! I'm Maria Raffaelle and I currently live in Chicago, IL. I have a passion for all things eco-friendly in makeup, skincare, haircare, and fashion. The crafter in me loves to put a DIY twist on beauty too! One of my goals is to help women realize that they are all beautiful; no matter their size, shape, or skin. Let's celebrate the beauty in each of us, together!



3 Responses to 5 Halloween Costume Ideas Using Recycled Materials

  1. dining table says:

    Wow! Those are very nice and cute ideas! I am really glad that Halloween is fast approaching!

  2. Jason says:

    This post seems to be broken?

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