Halloween is a great time to get creative! You can also be eco-friendly about it by using eco-friendly fabrics, re-working a costume you already have, using materials already in your home or buying a costume made from eco-friendly materials. Here are a few ideas to get your imagination going!
- find a cardboard box you have lying around
- cut out the bottom of the box, two arm holes in the sides and a hole for the head
- dress in silver/grey tights and long sleeve top
- use paint to add buttons, switches, words etc
- after Halloween, you can recycle the box
- paint a cardboard box white
- cut out the bottom of the box, two arm holes and a hole for the head
- paint on dots like you find on a die
- dress in black or white
- later on, you can recycle the box
- find/make a black cape
- add a scarf
- use a tree branch as a wand
- wear some thick rimmed glasses (easily found at thrift stores)
- wrap an organic cotton sheet around you, toga style
- wear sandals and gold jewelry
- make a head piece out of real flowers instead of harmful plastic ones
- wrap a belt or rope around your waist
- dress in shades of blue and/or green
- sew/glue/pin on lots of leaves and flowers
- carry around a stuffed animal or two
Host a costume swap!
Rent a costume.
Buy eco-friendly accessories like these.
Buy a costume made of 100% Organic Cotton or a recycled fabric… even better if it promotes recycling!