Haute Halloween

Samantha is a 17-year-old from Tulsa, OK. She enjoys babysitting, sewing, drawing, crocheting, writing and anything creative. She loves to hang out with her mom and two sisters and hopes to someday work in the fashion industry.


‘It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!’ is on it’s annual TV run, leaves are falling and that seasonal Halloween store, down the block, is freshly stocked with masquerade masks and over priced vampire fangs. It can only mean one thing: Halloween! Helping your teen find a trendy yet appropriate costume, while still being affordable, is not the easiest task around. Teens like one thing….and parents like another… Searching the aisles of the Halloween store, you seem to have compromised on a costume but when you go to take a closer look, you see the price, cha-ching! You take notice of the costumes to your left and right and see that the price tag is equally as shocking for a costume that will, more than likely, be worn once and hang in the back of the closet until the next millennium. So how can you and your teen compromise and find the middle ground in this situation? I have put together a teen-approved D.I.Y. costume list, that is both appropriate and stylish, to help parents and teenagers agree upon a costume this Halloween.


Costumes For 1 Person:


A Bunch of Grapes –

Instructions: http://www.coolest-homemade-costumes.com/coolest-grapes-costume-5.html


Martha Stewarts Trash Bag Witch Dress and Witch Hat –

Dress Instructions: http://www.marthastewart.com/266274/no-sew-witch-costume

Hat Instructions: http://www.marthastewart.com/268139/wizard-and-witch-costumes-witches-hats


Barbie In a Box –

Instructions: http://family.go.com/halloween-costume-contest/unique-costumes-1/barbie-doll-in-package-unique-costume-2244/


Famous Movie Character Costume –

Whether you want to be Ferris Bueller, Captain Jack, or Holly Golightly– thrift shops are a plethora of Halloween costume possibilities. You can find inspirational and cheap costume pieces by searching the racks of thrift stores.



Group Costumes:


A Dozen Doughnuts –

This one is easy, just grab 12 friends and 12 inflatable pool rings– each person gets an inflatable pool ring to wear around their waist, and there you have it, a dozen doughnuts!


Salt and Pepper Shakers –

Instructions: http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf86218173.tip.html




Let us know below if your teen decides to rock any of these fashionable yet appropriate and affordable costumes this Hallow’s Eve!






Photo: Lee from Blue Stone Graphics

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