We found ourselves in Carrefour and Toys'r'us yesterday looking at Halloween costumes. We were heartily disappointed (although not surprised) at the tacky, unimaginative stuff they have on sale-expensive too. The same old costumes and accessories get churned out every year with little thought or interest.

Anyway, as usual I leave everything to the last minute and so need a very quick and inexpensive costume for Maya. Ben still has a skeleton costume from last year he is happy to wear, but Maya is adamant she wont be a witch yet again.

Google is my trusted friend on these matters, so I have been searching for easy and fun costumes to make at home. I have found some totally wild costumes, but not being very creative, I am a little limited.

One that did jump out at me was the bat costume at the Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, made from a black umbrella. Umbrellas are never in short supply here in Singapore, so perhaps I could manage this.

I adore this costume, made out of PET soda bottles, but it's a little out of my league. There are lots of easy, quirky and sometimes silly halloween costume ideas here. The "Cereal Killer" sounds easy, or how about dressing as a teabag or spilled spagetti?? Check out the paper mache"Teapot" costume for something different! I must put my imagination into top gear..ah well, it's all a bit of fun!


Anonymous said... @ October 30, 2008 at 11:48 AM

Whats everyone doing for safety precautions for Halloween? My husband came across an article (http://i-newswire.com/pr220892.html) with some info about background checking neighbors. I thought that may be a little overboard, but it had some other good suggestions for some precautions I haven't thought about. Last year my youngest son came down with a massive fever after Halloween. I almost thought about just taking the kids to our church's fall festival this year instead of door-to-door to prevent that from happening again. I don't know yet. What's your advice? Am I over-reacting or just being a concerned mom?

Anonymous said... @ October 30, 2008 at 7:04 PM

Hi, milly. How ru? It's nice to read your blog. So, I just drop EC for you. Keep on working on it. Don't forget, to Keep on Smiling. Salaam.

Milly said... @ October 30, 2008 at 9:21 PM

@ Laura Harvey
Thanks for your question and I think it's a big issue; big enough for a post. As parents of course we want to protect our children from unknown nasties out there, but I think we must use our common sense, and I for one will be accompanying my kids for trick or treating.

@Sofhal Jamil
Thanks for the drop and the kind words!

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