Tired of same old typical Halloween costumes. You know ones….vampire, witch, or mummy. It also seems that everyone just “has” to wear latest movie craze costume as well, like a Batman Begins costume. Maybe it’s time to come up with a more unique and funny Halloween costume…just to be different.
If you’re somewhat crafty and handy with a sewing machine, many amusing costume ideas can be pretty simple to make. It just takes a bit of ingenuity and creativity. Even so, if you don’t have time or patience to create your own Halloween costume, maybe a friend of yours can help. As a last (or perhaps first?) resort, you can also buy most of these costumes online although it will just cost you a bit more.
So for those wanting something a bit different this year, here are 3 funny Halloween costumes that are easy to make. Perfect for those couples that like to dress up together!
**Plug and Socket**
Materials needed: black cotton material, heavy white iron on interfacing, large square piece of foam (enough to fit around hips), scrap cardboard, gold colored paint, hot glue and gun, black long sleeved shirt, black pants.
1.For electrical outlet costume, measure from your knees up to your shoulders, then double this length and cut. For width, measure from shoulder tip to shoulder tip and add an inch. Cut your current length of material to proper width.
2.Fold material in half width-wise (ie. if you hold material in front of you it still falls full length from shoulder to knees). Cut a hole out of folded end so your head will fit through. Hem opening.
3.Slip material over your head so that it’s inside out. Carefully pin material together 3 to 4 inches below your underarms on each side. Remove costume and sew seams from bottom up to your underarm pins. Hem bottom of costume.
4.Cut out 2 large socket shapes from white iron-on interfacing. Carefully cut two rectangles out of inside of each socket shape (where you “plug” would go). Iron sockets to front of outfit, one above other.
5.Dress in a black shirt and black pants (or skirt). Slip costume on and you’re done.
6.For Plug Costume, take white foam and carefully cut a whole through back third of foam piece (not in center – you want more foam in front to act as “plug”). Step into foam and slide it up over your hips. You made need to adjust opening to fit. If necessary, make two black straps and attach them with a glue gun to inside front and back openings of foam and slip straps over your shoulders to hold foam in place.