Take a walk down the costume aisle of any Halloween store and you will find the same unimaginative costumes year after year. I believe that the best costumes are the ones we make ourselves. Our Halloween costumes should speak volumes for our own personalities. Over the next several weeks I will show a couple of quick and easy DIY Halloween costume ideas in the hope that it will stimulate your own imaginative DIY pieces. Please share with us what you too have created.
A very popular theme for Halloween costumes is medieval and renaissance. This is a great theme for DIY if you are detailed oriented and can be easily be done with treasures from an attic or thrift store finds. Interestingly home décor trims are quite suitable for detailing your medieval garments. I purchased in inexpensive robe (under $20) and added a rabbit fur trim style: 41563-WT and 2” wide gimp style: 36808-10 both can be purchased by calling 1-800-9-mjtrim. I replaced the ties with 5/16″ rayon twist cord style: 00618 in old gold and added imported fancy key tassel style: 50015 also in gold at the end of the new ties. All of the trims were added by using fabric glue, since I know that not all of us are so inclined to sewing and I don’t want that to hinder anyone’s creative side.
Check back through out the week as I will try and post a couple times each week leading up to Halloween. And again, we are very interested in your own thoughts and ideas, so please share.
Have a happy DIY!