Decorating the house and making tasty treats aren’t the only parts of Halloween I enjoy. I also love coming up with unique ideas for costumes, and anyone can create these easy dress-up costumes – no sewing required. Which is good for me, because I don’t have the time to sew! If you have a little girl, why not gather up a bunch of scarves made from silky or gauze-like material and let your child dress up as a woodland fairy? Tie the scarves in multiple layers over a set of long pajamas or a swimsuit, depending on the climate you live in, and drape them around her in many different directions for a flowing effect. If you want to get a little silly, get a green trash bag and make an MRE costume. Cut a head hole and two arm holes in the trash bag, then gather the bottom of the bag around your kiddo’s waist or upper legs. Tape a “Meals Ready to Eat” label, complete with nutrition information, on his chest, and he’s ready to go!
This, however, is my favorite idea. This costume, which shows my prepper side, is for a walking Bug Out Bag, or emergency survival kit. Since I tend to be prepared for just about everything, I have all the stuff I need for this costume readily available.
Bug Out Bag Costume Suggested Supplies:
Gather up as many of the following household items as you can find to complete this fun costume!
- Batteries (any size will do)
- Small Mess Kit
- Water Bottle
- Duct Tape
- Glow Sticks
- First Aid Kit
- Climbing Rope
- Parachute Cord
- Emergency Blanket
- Very Large Duffel Bag or Backpack
Collect all your supplies and lay them out on the bed or a large table where you are able to get a full view of everything. You’ll be able to arrange them to your liking, once you’ve begun to attach everything to the duffel bag.
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