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“A person should always choose a costume which is in direct contrast to her own personality.”

– Lucy VanPelt “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and one that I look forward to every year. It is a holiday full of fun and creativity, where kids and adults alike take their imaginations to the limit and create wonderfully fanciful costumes. Whether you have your costume already planned for this year, or you are scrambling and trying to come up with something last minute, here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing.


Headbands by Martha Stewart

kids in crayon costumes

Crayon costumes from Parents Magazine.

giraffe costume made out of cardboard

Cardboard Box Giraffe from AllYou Magazine.

simple homemade costume

Paper Bag Vest & Binoculars – Real Simple Magazine.

lego costume

Cardboard Box and Solo Cup Lego Piece

outer space costumes

 Cardboard Space Creations from Martha Stewart

rocket man costume

Made from plastic soda bottles. From the blog – Been There, Pinned That.

As you can see, costumes don’t have to cost a fortune or take hours to create. With a little ingenuity and everyday supplies that you already have laying around your house, you can create magic. To find the sources for the images here along with more costume ideas, check out our Holiday Fun Pinterest board found here: https://pinterest.com/pin/11962755231700728/

Do you have a costume that you made in the past or are in the process of making for this year? We would love to see your creativity! Email your photos to [email protected] or send them to us on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OriginalWorks. With your permission, we’d love to share your photos and pass your creativity onto our other followers!

Happy trick-or-treating!

Carol Newlin


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