Halloween is an exciting holiday, but it can come with its own list of stresses. One of the most common things that causes stress is deciding on a costume.
Mothers are practically Halloween experts, given how many years they have helped their little ones out with costumes. Don’t sell them short, they are still able to let you know what did and what didn’t work out so well.
Lori Foe, mother of a student, said “When [my son] Wesley was younger he wanted to go out and buy a costume, but as his imagination developed he could see things had other uses than their original intended use, making costumes cheaper and more fun to create his own instead.”
Money isn’t the only way to come across a sweet Halloween costume. Here are some ideas that can help start anyone down the path of costume concoctions:
- Why not make use of that old costume that is in the back of the closet? But that doesn’t mean that it necessarily has to come out of the back of your closet. It’s true that there are plenty of old retired costumes out there that could use more love. Ask a friend or family member if they have any tucked away and then dust it off and use it!
- Deseret Industries, need more be said? Not only can one literally find old discarded costumes, it is a place that lends creativity a stage to shine! Just imagine what you may like to be, go in, and you’re sure to find something to start up this year’s adornments.
- Not sure of where to start? Try going into a fabric shop like Joan’s. Not only is it a place to help an idea start, it’s also loaded with other people’s grandmas who are more than happy to share stories of what they have made in the past. Plus, if you mind your P’s and Q’s, they might even be willing to show you a thing or two.
- Don’t let Halloween pass by this year with a shrug of the shoulders on what to dress up as, it’s hard enough to determine what kind of career paths to take. Why not explore different paths by living a day in their shoes! Be that fire fighter that your childhood self always dreamed of!
As you can tell, there are many different resources available to help you make the best Halloween costume possible. Take advantage of them and make this holiday one to remember!