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Quick Tip: Green Halloween- Homemade Costume Ideas

Thinking about Halloween costumes for this year?  Rather than going to a Halloween speciality store and spending $40 on a costume worn once, try renting from a theatrical or costume shop.

Feeling extra creative?  Recycle some clothes in the closet you’re saving to wear ‘some day’. Convert an old shirt or bedsheets to a cape, layer clothes to dress up a’ la hobo chic as Ashley or Mary-Kate Olsen or use old formal wear to go as a classy or train-wrecked celeb.

*And before Halloween comes, Let’s cheer on the Phillies – World Series! Whoo!

Posted by Julie

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

2 thoughts on “Quick Tip: Green Halloween- Homemade Costume Ideas

  1. Great idea. I’m thinking of recycling some of my old clothes for my costume this year. I’ve got plenty of old stuff hanging around:)

  2. Try hitting some yard sales and flea markets. Way cool stuff to be found: hats, wraps, shoes, belts, accessories, take it apart, pin it together, make something new out of what you find.

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