Do you normally buy or make your children's Halloween costumes? My daughter wants a vampire...
costume, any suggestions?
I grew up in a household where we made costumes. Both kids and adults worked together on the outfits (crafting and sewing) and it made it really fun.
BTW, here's some advice for you and your daughter for her costume,
In my opinion there is only one good Halloween costume.
And, I think we should let the kids make their own costume or let them use their own pocket money to buy their own Halloween costume or let them wash your car to earn money to buy their own Halloween costume. We don't want our children growing up to be little spoil Prince and Princess, right?
I have made dancing costumes for my daughter now for 24 years ( she is now 27) ..thought it was over then I got 3 grandaughters !!!
I always make any costumes they may need for Halloween , parties or dancing shows..we recycle old ones sometimes ,and I encourage the girls to help , teaching them to use the machine etc. We also make costumes for the boys sometimes but they are always ghosts and Ghouls and all things horrible !
Try the internet for costume suggestions .....look under Childrens Fancy Dress, and good luck !!
For a vampire, you can probably find a lot of what you need around the house or a stores like Goodwill. Let your daughter help design, price and put together her costume. That way you're still working together on the project, but you don't have to create the whole thing from scratch.
I always make, they come out way cooler, they are funner to so, and way cheaper...you really can't go wrong...I mean it gives you so much flexibility. I have been a parrot, sylvester, and the energizer bunny because of it.
I use to make my girls costumes, but now the fabric is outrageous. You can go to a second hand store and find a prom/party dress (but get it now- in a month, you won't find any) and then all you have to buy is a cape (you can get one for under $5 at a five and dime type store or under $15 at some place like Walmart/Target etc.
Make them, always...not only do you end up with a better costume, it's also a great parent/child project which makes for a more memorable holiday, and then you have something that no one else is wearing. I had to buy a costume for my son one year, and it just wasn't all that fun when he could see kids wandering down the street dressed exactly the same. Store-bought costumes are also generally very cheaply-made and don't fit as well as homemade ones. Alternatively, check Etsy for some great costume makers .
by Mike 4 years ago
Would you rather make your own Halloween costume or buy one online or store?Personally I'd rather make my own. It's more fun, often economical and no one else is going to have the exact look.
by WheelerWife 2 years ago
Are you making your own Halloween costume?Are you getting creative? Crafty? What are you going to be this year?
by Joelle Burnette 9 years ago
Halloween is undoubtedly my favorite holiday. Okay, I'm a tad biased since Halloween is my birthday. Still, it's just around the corner; closer than Christmas, in any case, regardless of stores already stocking xmas items.Anyway, what costume will you be wearing for Halloween? Will you make it? or...
by James Halpin 4 years ago
Homemade or Store-bought Halloween costumes?Out of the 12 years of trick or treating as a child I had 2 store-bought costumes. The rest were homemade and were the best costumes ever. My daughter acts like this is unheard of andnobody makes there own costume so I wanted to see if this...
by Billie Kelpin 4 years ago
What was the most creative Halloween costume you ever made or wore?The 1st year I was married, I wanted a costume that wouldn't be complete unless my new husband n I hugged, so we went to a party as a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich. I cut the tomatoes out of red poster board, used...
by trafford 8 years ago
Halloween costumes & New Halloween Costume Ideas?What are the best Halloween Costumes Source For Kids, Teens, & Adults? is there any new costume ideas or dresses masks or any thing for Halloween 2010? what is your favorite character and where you spent your Halloween horror nights?
|HubPages Device ID|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Google Analytics|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel|
|Google Hosted Libraries|
|Google AdSense Host API|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels|
|Author Google Analytics|
|Amazon Tracking Pixel|