Just a couple more nights and Halloween is here! I just posted some ideas on “greenifying” your Halloween celebrations, but I realized I there’s more, courtesy of the Treehugger. This time, let’s focus a little bit more on creating your own costumes. I hope they’re not too lame for you – I thought they were pretty cool!
Go as a skunk! What is better than going around on Halloween dressed as something that repulses everyone? You can be a skunk without having to buy a costume. Just go find a black turtleneck and black pants or tights. You can then create the white stripe using a piece of cloth or even tissue paper.
How about a spider? Here is another creature that creeps out a lot of people. You can also use black clothing – tight articles are the best. For the legs, you can use black stockings that are stuffed to the max.
The same article suggests going as a rag doll or a jack in the box – you will not need much to come up with these costumes, both in terms of money and other resources. The bottom line is letting your creativity flow and use materials that will not add to the strain that the earth is already experiencing.
A few more tips – when your kids go around trick or treating, make sure you bring an extra bag with you, for the trash. This way, you will not be guilty of leaving around trash. Also, instead of using plastic bags, why not use recycle bags? This will also help impart the value of recycling to the kids. For more tips, visit the whole article.