Arts and crafts skills may include sewing, ironing, safety pins, iron-on bias tape, staples or fabric glue. The supplies you will need will depend on your skills and purpose of the costume. Costume materials may include fabric, paper, scissors, sewing machine, glue, ruler, pen and pencil, and other specialty tools.
Make 3 choices of costumes. Look into your personal clothing closets and dresser draws for articles which may satisfy one of these three interests. The entire costume may be made with available garments. Decide which costume is the easiest to design and construct with the current findings.
The next decision is the mask. Will you purchase, make a mask, or do facial painting with on-hand cosmetics or a Halloween makeup kit?
- Little girl or boy
- TV and Movie characters
- Homeless person
- Occupational clothing
- Dance or exercise garments
- Dead Bride or Groom
- Headless woman or man
- Baby, Toddler or Child
- An old woman or man
- Hobby interests outfit
- Sports interests clothing
- The mask which is worn or painted on the face is the beauty or horror identification for the costume. For instance a bride and groom with skeleton faces and cobwebs on their ensemble.
The Halloween Mask
Select a mask which represents a character of your interest. The mask can cover the eye part of your face, 2/3 of your face, or a full mask. Masks which can be purchased at party department stores will have supplies of simple eye masks, celebrity, political, monster, and more.
Masks are made of fabric, plastic, foam, paper, and rubber. If you do not wish to purchase, decorate your own mask.
You can make your own mask with materials you have on hand, such as, cardboard, poster board. Or use an everyday facial cover such as a sports guard helmet, a gas mask is very popular, or an underwater diving mask.
Men may consider removing or adding a mustache, beard, eyeglasses, hat or head scarf, removable teeth, a cardboard box; let your imagination take over. Wear something which is out of the ordinary for your type of personality.
An inexpensive Halloween makeup kit is great to have on hand, but if you do not, use eyebrow pencils, eye shadow tints or powders, and lipstick.
Protect your skin by applying moisture cream to face. Use the eyebrow pencil to draw intended markings and fill large areas with eye shadow tints, rouge, or lipstick.
The Halloween makeup kit usually includes instructions and ideas.
The skull makeup seems to be very popular because of its ease of application and is easy on the budget.