Ever wonder what to do with chip bags? How about making a Red fox spirit costume like the one made for The Eagle's Gift show? The picture isn't very clear, but chip bags are stitched together and stuffed with fiberfill to make the parkas worn by the actors. What can you do with chip bags?
Okay, I have to say when I saw the Real Transformers YouTube video I couldn't stop laughing. I don't know if it was the fact that these transformers don't transform smoothly or if I just can't imagine a transformer convention. Still, once a transformer fan myself (at a young age) I must admit these are pretty cool. If I had a little boy or if my girls were into this kind of thing I would definitely encourage this as a Halloween costume. Here is a YouTube video instruction guide to build a transformer car costume out of shoe boxes and cardboard.
In Tianjin young children find ways to recycle newspaper scraps, old discs and so on. Take a look at the newspaper umbrella and disc butterfly. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find anything else on this story other than these two colorful pictures of very creative children. If only we could all be this creative.
Does the greener side of you want to help spread the environmental word? Do you have an old prom dress that barely fits you anymore? Good. Dye it green and stitch on some trash like Bamabelle did for the Etsy Halloween Costume Contest. This costume is dedicated to the effort to stop beach pollution. A pale pink vintage prom dress is dyed green and then littered with regular household trash often found in the ocean. I say this one deserves first place.
For more fun ideas, see 15 Easy Last Minute Costumes That Are Sheer Genius and 21 Best And Easiest DIY Halloween Costumes For Kids.
I hope these costume ideas have sparked some ideas of your own. May you have a happy and safe Halloween.