Monday, 15 October 2007

Halloween: A great chance to recycle old clothes

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Halloween is one occasion where we can get away with wearing bizarre items that have been sitting in the back of the closet for the past few decades. In fact, come to think of it, halloween is a great time for recycling any old thing you don't wear any more -- you can incorporate it into your kids' costume, or even your own! The DIY Diva at the Green Guide has some great suggestions:
  • Paint yellow stripes on an old black turtle neck for a bumble bee costume.
  • Stuff old newspaper in back stockings for spider legs.
  • Cat ears can be made from a head band and some old material, or felt from the hobby store.
  • For a mask, consider a paper mache one or one made from a paper plate.
In my house, we always had recycled costumes, and though I'm past my dressing up days, I'm at the point where I wouldn't consider buying one of those tacky department-store costumes. What do you think?

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