- On October 20, 2015
If you’d like to save a little cash and do something good for the environment, then skip the pricey, store bought costume this year and create your own Halloween costume made from recycled material. We LOVE Jessica’s Dumpster Diver costume from last year!
They’re easy to make and Mr. Murph approved. Here are 3 examples of costumes using things around the house:
- (Milk Jug) Stormtrooper Helmet – Thanks to some good ole imagination, now everyone can make their very own Star Wars Scout Trooper helmet. You can hand make it fairly easily by using PVC pipes, foam core, hot glue and plenty of other recycled materials that can be found around the house.
- (Soda Bottle) JetPack – Super easy. All you need are two soda bottles for each jet pack, some duct tape, tissue paper for the jet fire, gray strap fabric, and silver spray paint. Simply spray paint the bottles, bind the two bottles together to form the jet pack using duct tape, make straps with fabric, and make the flames by cutting the tissue length wise and stuffing them into the opening of the bottle, securing with duct tape.
- (Cardboard Box) Dumpster Diver – This recycled costume is Mr. Murph’s personal favorite! All you need is a box, some straps, some signage that says American Waste Control or Feed Mr. Murph, an underwater mask and snorkel. Voila! There you have it — a bonified dumpster diver if there ever was one. Just remember to feed Mr. Murph any recyclables you don’t use for your costume!