I was sent a copy of Clever Costumes in exchange for review. All opinions remain my own.
Over the last several years, I have had all sorts of good intentions to make Halloween costumes for my kids. I see bloggers post some amazing pieces of creativity and ingenuity. I however end up going to the store and buying some canned outfit for way too much money.
Clever Costumes may just save my sanity and possibly my wallet this year. All of the costumes are made with easy to find supplies like plastic bags, craft paper, and things you already have around the house. This kit comes with a few supplies to get you started and a TON of fantastic costume ideas.
Here's a few of the costumes that just blew me away:
Queen of Hearts: Isn't this AMAZING! And guess what it's made from -- plastic Target bags! See what I mean about ingenuity. I would have NEVER thought of that!
And my daughter's favorite - the one I'll most likely be making for this year; the Flapper Dress. You can even see her sticky finger prints on this page. Again, it's made from plastic bags. I think I can handle that expense.
I just realized that both of these costumes are girl costumes. The book has plenty of stuff for boys too including, gladiators, frogs, puppies, astronauts, pirates, and more.
I'm really excited to try these out and my kiddos love playing dress up, so it's a match made it heaven. Now that I've got a book full of ideas with inexpensive supply lists, my only hold up is going to be the time to make it. I'll be putting in some craft time after the girls go to bed.
And if you don't celebrate Halloween, you can use these for simple dress up play. There are only a handful of ghoulish costumes. Most stay on the every-day side of things.
Are you a brilliant costume designer or do you need major inspiration like me?