Why Homemade Halloween Costumes Rock
With only 2 weeks to go until Halloween, there are costumes everywhere you look. Hop into any store and it’s easy to come out with something slutty to wear on October 31st. But finding something original that doesn’t cost the same as a week’s worth of groceries is the hard part. Seriously? $60 for a cheap rayon dress that barely covers my ass? No thank you, Wal-mart.
Instead of forking over money for some mass-produced-costume-in-a-bag that is neither cute nor economical, why not get creative and make your own costume? I’ve done the homemade costume thing for the past three years and they’ve turned out pretty phenomenal. DIY costumes are leaps and bounds above that BS lining the cardboard aisles at those pop-up Halloween stores. Need proof?
They’re more original.
I was a nun last year. At all the Halloween parties I went to, I saw about 7 sexy witches, 6 sexy devils, 20 fairies, 3 sailors, and 2 Strawberry Shortcakes. How many nuns did I see? Zero. One of my friends was spaghetti and meatballs, another was bubble tea, and they both looked hotter than any other girl there. Homemade costumes make you stand out and show off your creativity, not just your skin.
$80 for a dress that’s going to fall apart the second time I wear it? I’ve got better things to spend my money on. Save some money this year with a homemade costume. You probably have most of what you need in your closet already, so you can splurge on few key accessories to make your costume truly fantastic.
They’re more fun.
If you’re at all like the girls I know, you start planning your Halloween costume on November 1. The year before. After all that planning, purchasing something at a costume shop just seems like a huge let down. It’s so much more satisfying to get together with some girlfriends and make a costume that you actually care about and that shows off who you are.
With two weeks to go, you’ve got plenty of time to whip up a spectacular homemade Halloween costume that you can be proud of. Don’t give in to the man! Do it yourself and this will be one Halloween for the record books.
What’s the best costume you’ve ever made?