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Smarter Style: Homemade, Grownup Halloween Costumes
October 5, 2012 at 12:00 AM

If you have a small kid or two in your house, I'll bet a sizable number of your conversations for the last few months have revolved around Halloween costumes. But why let your kids have all the fun? It's not too hard to whip up a fun, creative costume for yourself.

Martha Stewart, of course, has some amazing ideas. My favorite is the Manhattan Skyline, which would be super easy to create if you can draw, and can be easily adaptable to your own town. I bet you can even print out photos and cut out around them to remove the need for mad artistic skills. The tulle ghost is also super cool and pretty.

Esquire has some guy-friendly costumes, which would be pretty easy to put together with a thrift store trip...Indiana Jones? Yes please.

And The Daily Green has some nice costumes you can repurpose household items to create. I love the Pac-Man could even add a bow and go with your guy as Ms. Pac-Man!

Do you make your own costumes? And what's your best one ever?


  • JerseyGirl511
    October 5, 2012 at 12:07 AM

    Never made a costume.

  • Kainalu55
    October 5, 2012 at 12:14 AM

    Yes!!  I like to make my daughters costumes

  • AstuteMama
    October 5, 2012 at 12:53 AM

    I haven't dressed up for Halloween in over 7 years. I don't remember ever having a best costume ever.

  • jendawn1
    October 5, 2012 at 12:59 AM
    I have made dd's first halloween costume. This year we bought. I may buy a witches hat or something for myself too :)
  • fraujones
    October 5, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    I don't make costumes, but sometimes I incorperate clothes I already own for things like pirate or witch costumes. 

  • keeckhardt
    October 5, 2012 at 9:26 AM
    I don't dress up. I've made a few costumes for my kids but not this year.
  • MamaJane
    October 5, 2012 at 10:12 AM
    We made my hubby into a punching bag one year. He won best costume. It was great!
  • inmybizz
    October 5, 2012 at 10:21 AM

    as a kid i made my own costumes an adult i've never made a costume.

  • EbonySnow
    October 5, 2012 at 11:34 AM

     DH and I use our Ren Fest costumes for halloween too

  • Hannahsmommy816
    October 5, 2012 at 12:25 PM

     i'll be making dd1's ladybug costume, now she changed her mind lol!

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