- July 9, 2003 at 11:36 am #249846
In a message dated 7/9/2003 7:12:04 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Last year my kids were a vampire and a witch while I was a zombie. For
> my son I found a cape for $1.00 and a white dress shirt for less than
> $5.00 I used my makeup for the face and he wore black jeans. My daughter
> I paid $1.00 for the hat and less than $5.00 for a black dress and again
> I used my makeup for the face.
For mine I just wore my usual clothes and
> painted my face up with white and black makeup with a little red for
> blood. Grand total for the 3 of us $12.00
Since you are starting early, you can check the thrift/second hand stores.
We find most of our costume needs that way. I have the kids figure out what
they want to be and we improvise using the thrift store. I must admit like you,
we start early for a good selection because sometimes it will take a couple
of thrift store trips to put a costume together.
We also save all our costumes
from year to year. That way someone can reuse all or part of a costume.
We’ve made last minute costumes for some of my kids friends that way.
Another idea — can you sew? Walmart has pretty cheap material or again pick
something up from the thrift store. Once my daughter wanted to be a
I cut up an old prom dress using the bottom as her skirt. I cut a
triangular piece for the bodice adding fake pearls and ribbon for decoration.
was a piece of poster board with netting and ribbons. I think the whole
thing cost less than $3.00.
It would be easy to add sweats underneath for warmth.
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