Saturday, August 28, 2010

My favorite Halloween Costume

Halloween items are just around the corner and into our stores. However visiting you local thrift store you could not only create your own costumes at a much cheaper price, but you can also help other people as well.

My favorite costume was dressing up as a witch. Not only did I enjoy being a witch but I also won many Halloween competitions for the costumes as well. The costume was all self made. Starting with a black gown from my mother. It was an old maternity gown that was all black and thick. We cut the bottom of the gown to have jagged edges.

Living up north during my childhood, having the gown was big was perfect so I could easily wear clothes underneath so I could be warm.

Next we got a cape, witch's hat, lots of green make up, and black hair spray. Wearing dark colored clothes, then the maternity gown, then the cape. Painted my hands and face dark green. Ratted my own long blond hair as high as it would go, and sprayed it with black hair paint. My hair was completely black and ratted. Some people thought it was an expensive wig. Then top with witch's hat.

Latter We even found some old ties. Which we sewed together to make as a snake. I the wore the snake around my neck. An unique and elaborate costume. Overall this costume didn't cost that much, every year it got better and didn't cost much.

With over 60 day till Halloween now is the perfect time to start searching local thrift store for costume parts.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Only 65 days till Halloween

Yes there is only 65 days today for Halloween. This means that now is the perfect time to start your decoration planning. Being thrifty with items from around the house or things you may use often is a great way to save money. The more money we can save the more scarry Halloween stuff we can get!!

Currently I'm saving ice coffee bottles. The bottle are short and fat and plastic. These bottles are perfectly fat as they could look like little pumpkins. Simply cover the bottle in paint to make them look more like a pumpkin. Tie a string around the bottle and hang the bottles from the trees. Inexpensive pumpkins to decorate the trees.

Halloweeen this year is going to be blast. Please share links and or ideas below on more home made decorations.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tips for Homeowners to be safe on Halloween

Halloween is coming up in a few month and it is time to start planning. I have written an article on tips for homeowner to help homeowner protect themselves and their property during this hopefully fun Halloween year.

Tips for Homeowners to be safe on Halloween

Please if you have additional tips leave a comment below. If we are all prepared and thinking safety first we should have a Happy Halloween.