Home Made Costumes
By Aubrie Dionne
Growing up in a family of four, we didn’t have money for fancy, store bought costumes, so my mom made all of our costumes. She sewed old curtains into princess dresses, leopard fabric into a jumpsuit, and used some of her old clothes to make gypsy skirts. My sister and I always dressed as twins, so she made two costumes: mine a little bigger than hers.
My mom was very creative! I think homemade costumes are the best when you have the time to make them. As a kid, I didn’t know the difference between my costumes and the other kids’. But now, looking back, I feel very proud to have had her make them for me.
Last year I went to a costume party with my husband. We both work, so I bought the costumes off of a website. They looked amazing, of course, (which you’ll see in the picture-I’m Arwen the elf, and my husband is a cross between Leogolas and Aragorn. We had a blond wig, but he wanted a sword instead of a bow.) But, somehow it didn’t feel as good as wearing the ones my mom used to make.
Have you ever made your own Halloween costume?
What were some of the things that you made?
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