Great DIY Halloween Costume Ideas


Happy Halloween everyone! Hope your Halloween is as scary and spooky as ever. Today I wanted to share with you some last minute Halloween costume ideas that I found online. Hope you enjoy it I much as I did writing about it.

Ice Cream Costume: 

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Treasures and Travels came up with this wonderful costume idea that that colorful and easy to put together.

To recreate this upside down Ice Cream Cone Costume you will need:

  1. White Tulle Bloom Skirt
  2. Mini Popsicle Sticks
  3. White Tee or Tank
  4. White Shoes
  5. Brown Paper
  6. Bobby Pins
  7. Colored Paints
  8. Safety Pins
  9. Hot Glue Gun

Cone: Cut a sheet of brown paper in half diagonally and roll into the shape of cone, secure with tape. Attach the cone to your hair using bobby pins, poking a hole threw each side of the paper cone and securing to your hair – or – use hot glue to glue the cone to a headband.

Sprinkles: Paint the mini popsicle sticks an assortment of bring colors and use hot glue to secure a safety pin to the back of each sprinkle. Attach the sprinkles to your outfit using the safety pins.

Spider Web Costume:

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Pretty Plain Janes came up with this wonderful costume idea. This costume doesn’t require any sewing skill and is very easy to put together.

  1. 1 1/2 yards of 72″ felt (Used white here but black would work too – just make sure you purchase opposite yarn color)
  2. black yarn
  3. plastic spiders
  4. You will also need black shoes, something for you child to wear under costume, safety pin and a bobby pin or clip to attach spider for hair to.

Instructions

  1. Fold your felt in half length wise.
  2. Take a pen and tie a piece of yarn measuring 24″ long around it. (This measurement is for a 5T size – adjust by a few inches for smaller or larger.) Place end of yarn not attached to pen in the center middle on folded side of felt. Stretch the pen the length of the yarn and mark a half circle on your felt holding onto the yarn end in the center middle the whole time.
  3. Take a large bowl and trace half circle sections on the rounded line that you marked with the yarn and pen.
  4. Take the same large bowl and place on middle of fold about 2 1/2″ in and trace that half circle (this will be the neck hole).
  5. Now cut following the guide of all the half circles you traced (including the neck).
  6. Unfold the felt and cut a slit up middle of one side only. (This side will be the back.)
  7. Grab your yarn and place one end on point of scallop and run the other all the way up to the neck – cut to length. Do this for every point around the “poncho”. You can space out the neck ends more evenly once you have them all cut to size. Once everything is spaced evenly hot glue each end.
  8. Now take the yarn and start at one open end of cape and run it lengthwise all the way around to the other open end, hot gluing when it intersects each yarn piece from step 7. I did this 3 times, which means I eyeballed the cape being divided by 4 as I was running the yarn around.
  9. Attach a spider to the cape using hot glue. Also attach one to a bobby pin or clip for the hair (if using).
  10. Dress your spider! You can hold the back closed with a bobby pin or hot glue some ribbon on each side and tie shut.

You can make the “web” with puffy paint as well. I am not a huge puffy paint fan so yarn it was for me. You could also get fancy with gems or sparkly embellishments of any sort. A fly would be fun too (I couldn’t find one unfortunately.)

Here is a helpful guide for the spider web poncho:

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Spooky Spider Costume: 

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Pretty Plain Janes again came up with this wonderful costume idea. To create this costume you will need.

  1. black long sleeve shirt
  2. black stocking cap (found mine at a dollar store)
  3. black women’s socks (the kind that have the “L” shape)
  4. 2 eyeballs (found mine at a dollar store
  5. black mittens (dollar store again)
  6. gift tissue, plastic bags or newspaper for stuffing
  7. a little bit of black ribbon or yarn
  8. You will also need dark pants (black works best but dark denim could work too), shoes, hot glue gun and glue for it.

Instructions

  1. Stuff each sock with tissue, plastic bags, paper or whatever you have that will stuff a sock. I used one tissue paper for the foot of the sock and another for the part that goes up the leg.
  2. Hot glue (or sew) each sock to back of shirt making 4 “legs”.
  3. Attach each “leg”, starting with the arm of the shirt (because that’s a leg too), by taking ribbon or yarn and hot glueing it to the back of every limb. I left about 4″ of space between each leg.
  4. Take 2 eyeballs and attach to front of the hat with hot glue.
  5. Dress your spider (don’t forget the mittens)!
  6. To make this costume extra sturdy you could sew instead of hot glue. Would be a good idea especially if you have a little one who might tug at the legs.

DIY Queen Bee Costume:

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  1. This costume you can you actually put together in the last minute, courtesy of Studio DIY. The detail picture instruction can be found at ehow.
  2. To create this imaginative great costume you will need:
  3. Gold metallic scrapbook paper or card stock
  4. Yellow and black pom poms
  5. Black pipe cleaners
  6. Shoe clips
  7. Headband
  8. Hot glue
  9. Scissors

Instructions:

  1. To make the crown, print out the crown template and cut it out. Trace the template on the back of gold paper and cut. Glue together to form a crown, using hot glue.
  2. Put a dot of hot glue on a large yellow pom pom and attach it to a black pipe cleaner, pinching the pom pom around the pipe cleaner to cover the end. Repeat to create a second antennae.
  3. Twist another pipe cleaner onto the bottom of the antennae to extend the length if necessary.
  4. Wrap the pipe cleaners and around the headband to secure the crown. You can add a dot of hot glue, if desired, for extra security.
  5. Glue small black pom poms around the base of the crown.
  6. To make the shoe clips, fold over a small piece of gold paper and draw a wing shape along the fold. Cut out.
  7. Hot glue the wings to the shoe clips, leaving the wings creased in the center.
  8. Add a large yellow pom and a small black pom along the center fold of the wings, securing with hot glue.
  9. Pair your crown and your bee-dazzled shoes with black and white stripes and a yellow skirt, and you have a buzz-worthy costume for all your Halloween festivities!

Mary Poppins Costume:

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Just a spoonful of sugar … Ok, you might need a little than that. To recreate this DIY Mary Poppins costume, you only have to find some items from your closet and a few key accessories.

You will need:

  1. White blouse
  2. High-waisted black skirt
  3. Black tights
  4. Black pair of heels
  5. Red ribbon
  6. Large purse
  7. Umbrella
  8. Black hat
  9. Few flowers

Instructions:

  1. Tuck a white blouse into a high-waisted skirt with a full or a-line silhouette; wear both over tights and a pair of heels.
  2. Tie a red ribbon in a bow around the collar of your blouse.
  3. For accessories, carry a large purse and an umbrella, and stick a few flowers in a black hat with a round brim.

Wicket Witch Costume:

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This costume is actually courtesy of me that I put together at the last minute last year with things in my closet. The only thing that I bought was the witch hat. This what I used to create the costume:

  1. Lace maxi dress. (I got mine from Forever 21 a while ago for $20+. You can get something similar at forever 21 for less then $25 or less than $28)
  2. Witch hat (I got mine at target for $6. You can get similar ones)
  3. Statement necklace (I wore my favorite Amrita Singh’s Reversible Bib statement necklace).

Instructions

  1. Wear your lace dress
  2. Put on your witch hat
  3. Put on your statement necklace

You are now a stylish witch to party like crazy.

Hope your Halloween is fun and spooky at the same time.  Don’t forget to check out my Facebook Page and follow me on Instagram @allaboutme3181.

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Halloween Treats


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It’s almost Halloween time! When you think that the election  could not get scary enough,  the spooky day that can lead to tooth decay is lurking behind us. Why not make Halloween fun and healthy all the inner kids in us. I found some great recipes and wanted to share them with you,

Octodogs:

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This is a fun little project that can be done with kids. It only takes few minutes to make.

Ingredients:

  1. 6 hotdogs (I use Applegate Farm’s the Great Uncut Beef Hotdogs – 110 cal,  Trader Joe’s Uncured Chicken Hot Dogs – 60 cal, Applegate organic turkey frank – 60 calories, Lightlife Foods’ fat-free Smart Veggie Dogs – 45 cal).
  2. Romaine Lettuce leaves.

Instructions:

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  2. Cut hot dogs in half. To make the ‘legs’ of the octodog, make 3 cuts on 1 side of each hot dog, leaving about 1/3 the rounded top of the hot dog for the ‘head’. Turn hot dog over and make 3 more cuts, so you have 8 ‘legs’.
  3. Place the octodogs in the boiling water until cooked through and the ‘legs’ curl up, about 1 minute.
  4. You can use sesame seeds or bits of nori (dried seaweed) to create little faces on the octodogs if you wish. Use different sizes of hot dogs to create different sized octodogs! I also add relishes and diced tomatoes to add

Silly Apple Bites

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This is another fun little project to do that is healthy and is delicious.

Ingredients for Googly Eyes:

  1. 1 c. powdered sugar
  2. 1 tsp. cornstarch
  3. 1 Tbsp. corn syrup
  4. 2 tsp. nondairy milk
  5. ¼ tsp. almond extract (or vanilla extract)
  6. mini nondairy chocolate chips

Instructions for Googly Eyes:

  1. Whisk together the powdered sugar and cornstarch. Add the remainder ingredients except for the chocolate chips and mix until combined. It should be a thick paste at this point.
  2. Place into either a piping bag or Ziploc baggie and pipe dots into one row onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Gently top each dot with the mini chocolate chip–you don’t want to wait too long to place the chocolate chip in the middle or it will set.
  3. Repeat until all the paste is gone.
  4. Allow the googly eyes to set for at least 24 hours on your counter.

Ingredients for Apple Bytes:

  1. 2 green apples, each quartered
  2. sunflower butter
  3. 32 sunflower seeds
  4. 2-3 strawberries, sliced
  5. 1-2 homemade vegan googly eyes per apple bite

Instructions for Apple Bytes:

  1. Cut the middles out of each quarter of the apple to create a mouth. Don’t worry about perfection, you are filling this gap with sunbutter anyway so if you cut too deep, you can always just cover it up and no one will know.
  2. Coat the inside of the cut gap with a filling of sunflower butter.
  3. Place 4 sunflower seeds on the top of the “mouth” for the teeth.
  4. Place 1 sliced strawberry inside the mouth for the tongue.
  5. “Glue” each eye above the mouth with a dab of sunbutter to stick.
  6. Serve and enjoy.

Witches’ Broomsticks

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Ingredients:

  1. Reduced-fat mozzarella cheese sticks (I use fat free version)
  2. Pretzel sticks
  3. Chives

Instructions:

  1. To make the broom, slice the mozzarella stick across in thirds.
  2. Use a knife or scissors to cut a fringe pattern on the lower half of the cheese.
  3. Insert a pretzel stick into the cheese, making the broomstick.
  4. Tie a chive around the top.

Hope you enjoy the recipe as much I have enjoyed making it. Have a wonderful Halloween.

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Tory Burch Mini Duo


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I know it’s only October but it’s not too late to think about Christmas gifts, especially stocking stuffers. I for one love start thinking about Christmas gifts early. This way, I don’t have to procrastinate at the end. One of the stocking stuffers that I think is great for a loved one will be Tory Burch Mini Duo , which only cost $20 at Sephora. Let’s break down this small but powerful gift set.

Description: The package contains two of Tory Burch’s favorite fragrances – the signature Tory Burch fragrance and new Absolu – into one petite package. The signature Tory Burch fragrance is the first fragrance from Tory Burch that captures classic elements in unexpected ways. It is feminine and tomboy; easy and polished. It has floral peony and tuberose blend with crisp citrus notes of grapefruit and neroli — anchored by earthy vetiver. It’s a bright and complex mix in a super-chic glass bottle with a signature fretwork top. Absolu, the new fragrance from Tory Burch, intensifies the classic elements of her first fragrance. It’s modern, sophisticated and feminine. It has fresh tuberose, pink pepper and pure rose — grounded in earthy vetiver and sandalwood. It’s a bold and dynamic mix in a super-chic glass bottle with a signature fretwork top.

My verdict: The classic signature fragrance is at first strong floral, but it turns into a very soft pretty scent. This fragrance is great for Spring and Summer. There is nothing to dislike about this fragrance. A little goes a long way for me and just a a hint of floral. It’s not heavy or musky. As for the new Absolu fragrance, it is something more suited for fall. I love woodsy scents that have a lingering affect. My final verdict, this is a great gift for Christmas stuffer, birthday, for just to pamper a woman. For $20, this is a must buy.

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