“Mom I need a costume” will have a familiar ring in many households at this time of year. Buying a costume from the store can be very easy, but making a costume can be very satisfying and a lot cheaper. A new book, Creative Costumes by Ecocrafts demonstrates how to recycle materials to make fun costumes.
The costumes in this book can easily be made from materials around the home with some glue and paint –little or no sewing ability required for most of them. A few colourful plastic bags and a little glue can become a lovely mermaid costume. Find an old tank top and cut up an old lace tablecloth and you can quickly transform them into a princess costume. Using green garbage bags and a green 2 litre pop bottle anyone can quickly become a fire breathing dragon. A knight in shining armor is also a possibility.
Creative costumes is only one of the many costume making books in the library. A list of titles is currently posted on our website www.scrlibrary.mb.ca. Making costumes together is a great way to spend time with family and also use up some of the odds and ends around the house.