There is no denying that kids love Halloween. Everyone gets to dress up in fun costumes and, best of all, you get free candy by going door-to-door. But, as a parent, you know that costumes can be expensive and they often fall apart after just one or two wears. To save some money, and likely come away with a higher quality, try some of these DIY Halloween costumes.
- Raining Cats and Dogs. For this simple costume, all you need is an umbrella, a raincoat, and boots. Then, tape small cutouts of cats and dogs all over the umbrella.
- Twister. If your child is a giant ball of energy that leaves a mess in his or her wake, dress them up as a tornado. You will need a hula hoop, two large gray t-shirts, fabric glue, black tulle, a stapler, twigs, and dark gloves.
- Tomato. As an alternative to dressing as a pumpkin, try something red this year. This costume uses an oversized sweatshirt, so no sewing required.
- Mermaid. Using bubble wrap, cupcake liners, and a few other materials, you can turn your little girl into a shimmering mermaid.
What do your kids want to dress as this year? Stop by Gateway Easy Auto Credit and show off your costumes.