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!