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Making Halloween Magical

Halloween has always been one of, if not my most favorite of Holidays. As we get older and have witnessed each holiday time and again, it’s easy to lose the magic we had as kids. As an adult, I still get into the Halloween spirit and do it up big. There are so many fun and creative ways to make that feeling come alive again.

Each Halloween, my friends and I have a sort of contest to see who can come up with the most creative costume. As adults, we still love to compete with our creativity. The one catch is, you cannot just go buy your pre-made costume at the costume shop or store. You have to make your entire costume from scratch. This is the fun part. It may take some thinking and running around, even some sewing, soldering or pasting. It’s worth it.

There are tons of great places to find what you are looking for. Thrift shops have endless items just waiting to be plucked up and matched together for your costume idea. Dollar stores are another great source for inexpensive make-ups and accessories. Once you know what you want to be, and start gathering the “evidence”, it will all start to fall into place.

I have been so many things over the years. One year it was Medusa….and let me tell you, it wasn’t easy sewing a hundred rubber snakes together for a head of hair. Another year a Geisha Girl, with a beautiful Kimono I picked up at an upscale thrift shop. Each costume becomes your own personal creation when you devote a little bit of time to it and you can keep it for years to come.

Depending on how detailed you may get with your costume ideas, it may not always be the cheapest way to go. You would be surprised how expensive making your own costume might be, but it doesn’t have to be. There are a billion things you might already have in your home that can be revamped into your Halloween costume. Do you have clothes in the attic that you don’t wear any longer? Make up in drawers that has been collecting dust? Old socks with holes that could be used on your hands as animal paws with a little painting? You get the picture. A little digging can go a long way.

Just be careful that any make-ups, sprays, etc. that you are using are safe for you or your family and pets. Don’t use anything that may be flammable when in a house or party that may have candles burning. When going out at night be extremely careful if you are crossing any streets, because you may not be that visible. Use common sense, stay safe and have the best Halloween ever!

 

Kellie Strausser

Chef Kellie Strausser is a thirty-four year young self and restaurant taught Chef who dabbles in catering small functions as a hobby. Her love of creating carries over into several areas of her life, including freelance writing, art and her passion for cooking and entertaining for friends and family in Lancaster, PA.
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