[POLL] Store Bought Halloween Costumes or Homemade?
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and something that I look forward to every year. However, finding a good costume can be a challenge, and if you wait too long, most of the Halloween costume stores generally run low on inventory. You might end up having to dress up as a giant banana.
Purchasing a quality Halloween costume can also be really expensive. Some people spend hundreds of dollars on costumes every year. Many store-bought Halloween costumes are poorly made and don't last long.
In my opinion, the best Halloween costumes are homemade. It may take more time than running to the costume store, but you definitely get more for your money. My favorite costume from my childhood is when my mom made me a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costume using an old backpack and some felt squares to make the shell. I was Michelangelo because he was the coolest. I had the orange face mask and everything.
My brother is a high school teacher and his students always make fun of him because of his fashion choices. He's a huge fan of Crocs and often wears them in the classroom. This year, he decided to use that as his inspiration for a Halloween costume. Using some foam and tools he had in the garage, he made a giant Croc and it's truly amazing. Check it out below.
The point is, you don't have to break the bank in order to find the perfect Halloween costume. Sometimes the perfect costume can be made with items that you have laying around the house. You just have to get creative.
What do you think? Are homemade costumes better than what you can find in the store? Vote in the poll below!