Happy Halloween, everyone!!
The weather, the candy, the spooky decorations, and all the creative costumes make this one of my favorite holidays. It doesn’t matter how old you are, it’s always okay to get into the spirit of things by dressing up as something fun!
This year, both of my costumes were handmade. I wore a Frosted Mini-Wheat costume to a Halloween party, then I wore a creepy mask to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.
The mask was very easy to make. All you need is a reusable, fabric grocery bag (large enough to cover your head), scissors, and a needle and thread for some quick and sloppy stitching.
All I did was turn the reusable bag inside out, cut out holes for the eyes and mouth, then sewed up the pointy corners to make more of a rounded out shape. It doesn’t have to be perfect, it can actually be any form you want. I felt like the worse job I did sewing, the better it looked.
My bag was a little too white, so I soaked it in a bowl of watered-down coffee for about ten minutes to make it more of a tan color; you might not need to do this if your bag is already a color you like.
Once that dried, I added to the creepiness by burning the edges of the eye and mouth holes with a lighter. I liked how the burnt edges looked.
I finished the look by wrapping twine around the bottom of the mask; this not only was a nice look, but it made it look more like a mask, rather than a bag on my head.
Add any other scary accessories you’d like. I added fake teeth so I would look really crazy. Make it your own!
We hope you all have a safe and spooky Halloween!