“Designed and sewed by Bridget Keith, age 12. Dress is from the Goodwill, cats are from her stuffed animal collection. Idea all her own.”
truebluemeandyou: Some of the best costumes are the ones that are the cheapest and simplest.
DIY Halloween Paper Doll Costume Tutorial and Templates from Spoonful here. Made with foam core and other cheap supplies, this costume could easily be converted for any age group.
DIY Homemade Halloween Face Paint from Parenting Squad here. Found this at a big site that accidentally left the original copy from this site below it without linking back – oops.Photo: left-hand / Flickr I have never tried homemade face paint like this so don’t know how well it really works. There are also links to face painting tutorials and tips for applying makeup at the link. They have “recipes” for the following:
- White Skin for a Dead Look: Cover your child’s face with cold cream. Then carefully add baby powder or cornstarch to her face, making certain she doesn’t breathe any of it in. You can use a buff puff or cotton.
- Face Paint
- Clown Makeup Base
- Fake Blood: Chocolate Syrup and Red food coloring
- Homemade Pixie Glitter: Plain Aloe Vera Gel and Glitter (the more fine kind): Mix in 1/2 teaspoon for every 2 tablespoons of gel. Put on desired areas, avoiding the eyes. Store in an airtight container or it will dry out.
- Grey Hair: Hair Gel and cornstarch.