Spend this October working that devilish imagination of yours. Alexa is just days away from unearthing 24 Halloween craft tutorials in 24 hours. That should keep you busy until the Big Day. Alexa says they will be “quick and easy and very accessible projects. I’ll be covering everything from jewelry to decor ideas to fun food crafts to costumes! And all of the projects I make are something you can achieve in an evening, so it doesn’t mean you have to spend hours of labor slaving away on your crafts!”
Reader Debbie also let us know about her 2 newest craft tutorial projects: Crow Canister & Tray, and Vintage Look Halloween Decoupaged Decor. Bust out the glue and be sure to share the photos when you’re done.
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Today is a huge day for costume sales so many of us are out shopping for the perfect outfit for ourselves and/or for children. But before you make your final decision, know what lurks behind that store bought costume. Our friends at Green Halloween have some great tips to share;
Look for costumes made from 100% natural materials such as cotton. Hemp and burlap are child and Earth-healthy and make great costumes.
Wool is naturally flame retardant (as opposed to many costumes which are sprayed with chemicals to keep them “safe”) and is naturally water repellent, which comes in handy if you live in colder climates.
Dress infants in themed cotton onesies with matching hats instead of in polyester costume buntings.
If you do buy a costume off the rack or from thrift or consignment stores, be sure to …
We recently featured some costume makeup video tutorials to help the ladies win those costume contests. This time around we are featuring some video tutorials for the guys to get creepy with.
More Dark Knight Joker makeup tutorials;
Joker Makeup Search on YouTube
Creating Joker: Complete Costume
Ghoulish Makeup on a Budget
Not sure on your costume just yet, or want to get some more gruesome makeup tips? Try a simple search for top rated Halloween makeup videos on YouTube to get more ideas than you can shake a severed arm at.
Still deciding what to be for Halloween? Let’s see what ideas the Internet has so kindly assembled for us. First stop is American Apparel, the Los Angeles based manufacturer of tons of fair labor clothing items. Their super simple, single color clothes are perfect for creating costumes from. Seen to the left are the “nudist colony” group costume idea and a hipster “cyclist”. There’s a handy Flash based viewer on their site with several more costume ideas based from their clothing line, but you can easily use stuff from your own closet.
AA is also holding a DIY Halloween Costume Contest. Win $100 store credit with your own homemade costume or just rate all of the photo submissions.
Another fantastic resource is Polyvore. The site “lets you mix and match images from anywhere on …
The folks at Threadbanger never disappoint. The hosts Rob and Corinne plus all the budding Threadbangers in the forums are always full of unique DIY project ideas. With October half way over, they’re kicking into Halloween mode and unleashing another series of spooky video tutorials on us. Here’s a preview of what’s to come…
And here’s the first video tutorial for 2008: a Wicked Witch Costume. With some basic sewing skills you can transform some old clothes you aren’t wearing anymore into a super ruffled, super stylish witch costume. And what witch would be complete without her hat? Using some wire, interfacing and scrap fabric you can make a custom hat to your own bewitching specifications.
Plus more from last year’s Threadbanger tutorials;
DIY Fairy Wing…
For the most unique and spectacular Halloween goodies you really can’t do better than handmade. The diversity, quality and imagination beats the pants off any of the mass produced Halloween items. Etsy – the epicenter of handmade items sold online – has put together a spooktacular Halloween gift guide that features quite an array of treats; costumes, decorations, jewelry and accessories, toys, cards, spooky art, and even food. Now you can support independent artisans while decking out your haunted mansion in style.