I don’t normally decorate our house for holidays like Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, 4th of July and Halloween. Unless you consider setting out a bowl of candy corn decorating. But I did get a little crazy this year and created a Halloween costume picture collage to go inside this brand new Threshold (Target) frame that I found at Goodwill Northfield for $6.99.
I put the photo collage together using Adobe InDesign, but you could also use a free online collage maker like PicMonkey.
Going through these old pictures reminded me that several of their costumes were made using stuff we bought from Goodwill!
BATMAN & ROBIN
This was my first year attempting to make their costumes. I don’t have any sewing skills so I knew I’d be doing a lot of cutting, gluing and painting. Batman’s mask was made using an adult-sized black winter hat. I just cut holes for the eyes and knotted off the two ears. The capes were made using large t-shirts and felt. I simply cut out the back of the t-shirt while leaving the band around the neck then applied the superhero logo with felt. And for Robin’s shirt I used felt and paint to make the design. My favorite piece of Robin’s costume is the red velvet bloomers I found at Goodwill.
GREEN LANTERN & FLASH
In addition to what we already owned, I only had to buy red pants and a black long-sleeve shirt. To complete their look all I did was paint the logos on their shirts and applied duct tape on their pants, sleeves and waistbands.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES
I bit off more than I could chew on this one–you wouldn’t believe how hard it was to find green pants at the thrift store! It came down to the wire, but I found green pants for everyone, along with green sweatshirts, and yellow t-shirts. For the masks I simply cut up some kid-sized t-shirts that I had found in blue, red, purple and orange. My absolute favorite part of these costumes were the seat cushions turned turtle shells! I found these at Goodwill Kent just a few days before Halloween. To see the full post on these TMNT costumes, click here.
Happy Thrifting & Happy Halloween!