Halloween is around the corner...so time to start cooking up some Halloween costumes you can make from home and save money while treating your little ghosts and goblins to a fun night!
This idea came from Kaboose.com-- I just changed a couple of things, but basically the costume idea is the same.
Home Made Spider Costume
long sleeve black top/shirt
4 long black socks
newspaper, grocery bags, paper bags, or anything else you can use to stuff the socks with
a black knit cap
Stuff each sock with paper or bags or filling of some sort.
Attach each sock to the side seams of the shirt (two socks on each side)
(I would suggest sewing the socks to securely attach them to the shirt, but duct tape can probably work as well.)
Next, you will want to attach the black yarn in-between each sock and the cuffs of the shirt. This can be done in a couple of different ways. You can use the duct tape to attach a yarn piece at the cuff of the sleeve, and then tape the end of the yarn on the first sock. Then repeat for the next sock. You could also make a small hole in the cuff and thread the yarn through the hole down to the first sock, through a hole in that sock and down to the last sock. Make a knot in the yarn after threading it through the last sock, and repeat on the other side.
On the knit cap, you could add squiggly eyes for an extra fun touch, or use cotton to create a spider web effect.
Add tights, beige pants or even black pants to complete the costume.
costume idea and picture from http://crafts.kaboose.com