Bare bones budget

Its easy to get swept up during the halloween season. There are so many cute decor ideas, costumes and baking projects. Keeping my budget tight was a priority for me, so that meant getting creative with my costume. Originally, my friend and I had settled on doing some youtube DIY face paint project. We were going to test our art skills and paint on some creepy skeleton faces. I just couldn’t shake the feeling that our costume would be lacking without some additional skeleton details. Of course, adding the details is where your budget can grow steadily out of control. It starts with something small here and there, but it all adds up in the end to being way more than what you bargained for. Regardless, I went hunting for some skeleton accessories. I found myself strolling through a party supply store, when a toddler skeleton costume caught my eye.  I decided I would take a peak, just out of curiosity, and after inspecting the type of material, I realized I could probably repurpose pieces of the costume. Ringing in at only 8 dollars, this costume was way cheaper than trying to purchase individual skeleton accessories. I went home and got straight to snipping. I cut the legs off of the costume, and was able to use the top portion as an actual top. I reused the gloves by snipping off the finger tips, and could even save the leg pieces to use as leg warmers. I won’t lie, I was pretty impressed. Once I add the face paint on friday, I think the look will really come together! Doing halloween on a budget is tough, but if you get creative there is definitely a way to put together an awesome costume! IMG_3349

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  1. officialAeronautz · October 26, 2014

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