Published on October 13th, 2010 | by Maria3
5 Halloween Costume Ideas Using Recycled Materials
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!
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]
2. Bat Costume
[image by littleREDelf via Flickr Creative Commons]
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]
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]
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.
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