Date: Sep 28, 2015
Categories: Children, Costumes, DIY, Halloween, Holiday, Trick-Or-Treating

Halloween Costumes in a Pinch
It’s hard to believe Halloween is only a month away.  Don’t think you have time to make a really cute and creative costume?  Have no fear!  Marc’s has saved you some time by gathering a list of clever, easy-to-do Halloween costumes to make you the hit of any party or trick-or-treat event this year!

Bubble bath
Rub-a-dub-dub!  How fun it is to celebrate Halloween in the tub! 

What You’ll Need:
  • Inflatable baby toy
  • Wide ribbon
  • 10-15 white balloons
  • Double-stick tape
How To:
  1. Cut a hole in the bottom of an inflatable baby bathtub.  Leave at least 2 inches for the rim.
  2. To make the suspenders, punch two holes near the front and back on the remaining bottom rim.  Measure your child from shoulder to waist and multiply by 2; cut two lengths of wide ribbon to that size. Thread through the holes, knotting the ends underneath to secure.
  3. Blow up 15 white balloons and attach them with double-stick tape inside the tub and to the sides to make it look like bubbles are overflowing.
   Halloween Up movie custume idea

Carl from “Up”

There is nothing more adorable than dressing up your toddler as an older man.

How To:
This couldn’t be simpler.  Blow up some balloons with helium, give your child some glasses, a bow tie, make a walker out of PVC pipe, and voila! 

Mr. Twister
Your child will blow the competition away with this twisty costume!

What You’ll Need:
  • Hula hoop
  • 2 large adult-size dark-gray T-shirts
  • Fabric glue
  • 10 yd black tulle
  • Stapler
  • Twigs (grab a few from the yard)
How To:
  1. To make the tornado, place hoop inside one shirt, and attach with glue around upper torso. (If hoop is too large, cut it to fit, and secure ends with strong tape.)
  2. Cut off body of second shirt, just below armpits. Glue this piece to bottom of first shirt. Place shirt on hanger; hang from clothesline or shower rod.
  3. Starting at the top, take one end of tulle and wrap it loosely around shirt, stapling it as you go. Continue in this manner, wrapping, gathering, and stapling, until you've created a funnel. When you reach the bottom, twist tulle tightly, and staple to secure.
  4. Tuck small twigs inside tulle.
  5. To make the hat, cut one sleeve from second shirt 8" from top. Glue under raw edges of top, then glue closed. Wrap tulle around, turban style, stapling as you go.

Ladybugs bring luck to those who dress like them this Halloween!

What You’ll Need:
  • Black long-sleeved top
  • Black leggings
  • Oversized red sweatshirt
  • 2-3 pieces black felt
  • 2 large black chenille pipe cleaners
  • 1 black headband
  • Fabric glue
How To:
  1. Cut sleeves off sweatshirt and cut small slit in the waistband.
  2. Cut felt into about 12 circles.
  3. Glue 6 circles onto the front of the sweatshirt, 6 onto the back.
  4. To make the antennae, twist a pipe cleaner onto each side of the headband; curl the ends of the pipe cleaner to complete the look.
  5. Dress in black leggings and top, add the sweatshirt over the top, complete with antennae headband.
Here are some other clever Halloween costume ideas if you find you’re short on time:
  1. Take a black Sharpie to a plain white t-shirt, write “Error 404, Costume Not Found”.
  2. Pin clothes and dryer sheets to yourself to represent static cling.
  3. Write “Life” on a plain white t-shirt in black sharpie and hand out lemons (“When Life hands you lemons…”).
  4. A black and white striped shirt, a black beanie and gloves are all you need for a burglar costume.
  5. Cut 2 holes in a large black trash bag for your legs to fit through.  Fill the bag with leaves, lightly cinch the top around your neck to become your own bag o’ leaves.
  6. All you’ll need is an iron and a chef’s hat to become the next Iron Chef!
  7. Tape some Smarties candies to your jeans for your clever take on a “Smartypants”.
Of course, if you’re really in a pinch, Marc’s offers a great selection of ready-made costumes for you and your family to wear and scare!  And don’t forget, it isn’t Halloween without decorations and candy!  Marc’s is your Halloween Headquarters, providing everything from costume materials to decorations for your home to candy for your little trick-or-treaters!
Tell us, how do you get ready for Halloween?  Sound off in our comments below!!
Posted: Sep 28, 2015 | 0 comments
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