Home-made or store-bought, there’s no denying costumes are the cornerstone of Halloween.
It’s easy to find almost any costume at local Halloween stores, but handmade outfits allow for creativity and detail. Do-It-Yourself Mommy blogger Christina Dennis told Global News she loves making costumes for her two daughters.
“You can make really unique things,” said Dennis. “If your child is really wanting to be a specific character, or if they have something really detailed in mind, than making it is an advantage because you can get exactly the look that they want.”
Dennis has made costumes for her kids since they were babies. She’s done everything from sewing full-fledged princess dresses, to making animal masks. But Dennis admitted that there are some downsides to hand-making Halloween costumes.
“I’ve spent hours sewing costumes for my girls,” she said. “And also, sometimes maybe it won’t turn out. You never really know if it’s going to turn out or not, so if it doesn’t turn out then maybe you’ll have to buy something after all.”
Still, Dennis finds the experience fun and said that the Internet offers all sorts of ideas for home-made costumes. Sites like Pinterest and other blogs offer tutorials for all skill levels. Dennis encourages others to try their hand at home-made costumes, but added there’s no shame in buying one if you don’t have the time.
“As much as I love to make costumes, I just don’t want to put pressure on myself if I don’t have the time,” she explained. “So we did find some amazing costumes at the store that the girls love.”
The home-made Halloween costume was once a staple of the holiday, but now with a variety of costumes available conveniently at stores, parents can explore both options when choosing a costume. (KLM)