I came across this website today: ThreadBanger.com. It’s to DIY for.
They’ve got wonderfully creative ideas (with an emphasis on “green” materials) with easy-to-follow pictures, too.
Now I’m all for letting our kids make their own costumes – when they can – but helping them with the process can be a cherished experience – one that will likely be remembered even more than the costume itself. So if you’re looking for some ideas and direction for what to make and how to make it, I’d say ThreadBanger is a great place to start.
Here are a few of my other favorites:
- Knitty.com’s knitted wig
- About.com’s DIY fashion
- Budget101.com (“frightening ideas that won’t hurt your wallet”)
Of course, our new book, Celebrate Green! also has great DIY ideas, including a recipe for making your own face paints!