With today's Halloween online stores, finding a costume has never been easier. Online costume stores not only offer complete costumes, but accessories and costume props to allow you to create your own personal costume. But what about all of those old Halloween costumes you have laying around? With a little bit of creativity, you can mix old and new and come up with something completely different. This article is going to give you a few ideas on how to reuse old Halloween costumes.
Mix and Match: If you don't want to use the exact same costume again, why not just take bits and pieces? Maybe you can take the handcuffs from a plus size cop costume and use them around your wrists for this year's prisoner costume. And with about 3.76 million American kids choosing to dress up as their favorite superhero for Halloween, you can mix and match capes, eye masks, and more to create a whole new superhero look. Or take last year's baseball player costume and with a little ripping, tearing, face paint, and fake blood, you can quickly turn it into a baseball zombie costume. With a little creativity, you can easily take bits and pieces of old costumes to create something different.
Costume Swap: If you and your friends are really looking to save money but don't want to reuse your own old costumes, why not trade with each other? Not only do you get to give old costumes new life, but you get to wear something completely different than previous years. From plus size cop costumes to crazy werewolf wigs, you and your friends are sure to have a blast trading costumes with each other. This also makes a great idea for a pre-Halloween party!
Decorations and Crafts: Don't want to wear an old costume? Then why not turn it into something completely new! With a little bit of creativity, you can turn old Halloween costumes into spooky decorations. With some cotton batting and string, you can have characters overtaking your lawn. Or by taking bits and pieces of old costumes, you can easily make pillow covers, placemats, or crafty decoupage projects. This a great idea for those sentimental costumes that you can't bring yourself to get rid of.
Hopefully, this article gave you some great ideas on how to reuse some of your favorite old costumes. And if not, no worries. You can always find something new at the Halloween store.