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9 Awesome Last Minute Halloween Costumes You Can Make From Junk

6. Red Fox Spirit Eco-costume

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?

 

7. Real Transformers

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.

 

8. CD Butterfly

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.

9. Death of a Mermaid

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.

Comments
Oct 28, 2007
by Monique (not verified)

He he he lol

OMG those pics are so funny but they are really good ideas he he he lol

Oct 29, 2007
by kidsolo (not verified)

great

wow, I love them

Oct 30, 2007
by Miss Cellania (not verified)

Why does YouTube rate a link

Why does YouTube rate a link and none of these other costumes do?

Oct 30, 2007
by Miss Cellania (not verified)

Oh, OK, duh, I found the

Oh, OK, duh, I found the links now. Now I must go read them all!

Oct 31, 2007
by Rickard Clay (not verified)

Wow thats totally invintive

thanks for all your help
I shall begin
creating the most coolest moose head ever

Oct 31, 2007
by Gloria Campos
Gloria Campos's picture

:) Yes the links are in the titles

 The links for YouTube are just the videos and instructions. Hope you like it :)

Jan 25, 2008
by Anonymous (not verified)

wow.

how do you consider any of those costumes "last minute"? it looks like some of them (the pop-bottle armour f'rinstance) would take upwards of 40 hours of hard, skilled work!

Oct 13, 2008
by Anonymous

yeah i agree

i also agree with wow none of these are last minute i need a costume now for my son

Oct 13, 2008
by Anonymous

who could

who in the heck get that many baby dolls and why do we need to answer a math problem

Oct 17, 2008
by Anonymous

wow

i am so going to be like a mermaid OMG it is so cool i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oct 21, 2008
by Anonymous

lol mermaid

lol yeah these are bomb costumes but i dont think id have the guts to be any of them except maybe the mermaid that ones bomb

Oct 22, 2008
by Anonymous

costumes

Very inventive

Oct 25, 2008
by Anonymous

What happened to the other 4

What happened to the other 4 costumes?

Oct 25, 2008
by Anonymous

oops. haha i didn't see the

oops. haha i didn't see the other page :] wow ignore this entire comment

Oct 25, 2008
by Anonymous

this is gay

this is gay!

Oct 26, 2008
by Anonymous

there is only 5

there is only 5

Oct 29, 2008
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Oct 29, 2008
by Anonymous

can I

can I submit one

Oct 29, 2008
by Anonymous

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Oct 29, 2008
by Anonymous

lol

these costumes are hillarious

Oct 29, 2008
by Anonymous

poop

u r the dumbest weirdest person iv ever heaard of!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oct 30, 2008
by Anonymous

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u guys are oh so very creative!