Monday, October 6, 2008
It's that time of year again. I start to feel the consumer pull of those cute little costumes that cost and arm and a leg (especially as I'm watching our retirement funds tank). On Eco-Child's Play I posted about how to create green and eco-friendly Halloween costumes for and with your little one.
See, I'm not too crafty. I blame my mom. She never really passed along the sewing, baking and design type skills or vision. I simply just don't have it. So, I have to seek guidance in these areas or spend oodles of cash.
Just in time Craft magazine (oh, those inherently gifted crafty people) send along a link to make quick and easy costumes at home. I wonder if they would be easy for even the likes of me. At least there are step by step instructions, pictures, and a materials list.
Check it out, they have costumes ranging from a bee, monkey, lego, sushi (!) and a pirate. They were even featured on the Early Show for their blooming creativity and frugal-ness.
We can do it, all of us. We can resist the marketing to buy a 40 buck costume and make something work from what we have, or a quick visit to the consignment and/or craft store.