Halloween is lurking ever nearer, and you need costumes and home decorations. Even if you're not as crafty as a witch, Halloween is a good time to start because the results are supposed
to look deformed and grotesque. And you're dreaming of a green Halloween. Fortunately I just happen to have a few links to get you started. This garlic wreath
could help you keep the vampires away, and this eyeball wreath
may work on everyone else. For a geek-style Halloween, make a Mac-o-lantern
. You could also decorate the house with a vinyl record cat clock
, tin can candle lanterns
, a ghost mobile
, CD cat coasters
, or a skeleton doll made out of old socks
. For outdoor decorations, lawn tombstones can be made out pizza boxes and old newspapers
, a skeleton out of old plastic containers
, and there could be a ghost or two hanging about
. You could adorn yourself with a skeleton brooch made out of tin cans
, and if you've got old clothes or linens lying about the children in your life might like a few cute monsters
. If your kids (or you) have finally outgrown dolls, give the dolls a zombie makeover
. For costume ideas, check out the Daily Green's list of the best recycled costumes on the Web
, then send the kids trick or treating with pumpkin
or black cat canisters
. Just please be careful with those shears and x-acto knives or the blood and gore on your costume may be a little too organic.
posted by orange swan
on Oct 24, 2008 -
2004's Scariest Halloween Costumes.
A do-it-yourself guide to this season's quickest, least expensive, and spooky-ookiest halloween costumes. My personal favorites are: Florida's Electronic Touch-Screen Voting Machines, The Littlest Prisoner at Abu Ghraib and Jenna Bush's Liver.
posted by Brilliantcrank
on Oct 28, 2004 -
Inarguably, I think, using contact lenses solely to change the way you look
(for halloween, perhaps) is a wonders-of-technology experience, one that reached critical mass
some time ago. There have been cases of permanent injury, though, and the NY Times reports
that the F.D.A. is cracking down. How great is the risk, and can it be mitigated? (Other than, you know, by actaully getting them via perscription.)
posted by Tlogmer
on Oct 29, 2002 -
and mullet wigs
does not a costume make. I thought Halloween was supposed to be about looking scary to keep the evil spirits
away? I also dislike the idea of buying a costume - seems disingenuous. Slightly more inside...
posted by bradlauster
on Oct 15, 2001 -
I've seen a lot of photos of peoples' costumes from this past Halloween, but this guy's costume
is far and above the best one I've seen.
posted by mathowie
on Nov 20, 1999 -