Mr. Potato Head
"Made with recycled newspapers and paper plates (with minimal food leavings). Even some of the paint was recycled. Used exercise balls for the shape. Used recycled newspaper for the eyes, nose and mustache. Used the recycled paper plates for the ears by gluing recycled Popsicle sticks between two plates to make them removable," writes Lorie Howe. We say: Mrs. Potato Head would be proud.
Ms. Pac-Man is made out of cardboard, posterboard, felt and a belt. I ended up making her so big that she didn't fit in my car so I had to borrow someones station wagon!" writes Marisa Pulchin. We say: Watch out for ghosts out there!
"This is a handmade two-man operated robot costume made entirely from cardboard, duct tape (the main ingredient), foil, old window screens, and a child's space toy gun (found in a thrift store for 50 cents)," writes Lucie Gilot. The Daily Green says: That robot looks more disgruntled than evil, but it's definitely an awesome costume!
Wheel Chair Train
"Dante has cerebral palsy and does not walk so we decorated his wheelchair. He loves Thomas but Gordon is his favorite." The Daily Green says: Dante looks pretty sharp as a fire truck, too.
Joe S. writes, "The costume was very hot, but it was worth it." We agree. Totally hot.
Boy in a Cage
"Boy in cage, being carried by monster! This is only one boy. The monster is a dummy with old mask. I used a lot of old clothes/shoes, left over paneling, paint, safety pins, old wire coat hangers. But I did have to buy the dowel sticks for the bars," writes Tammy Dolin. The Daily Green says: Creepy and creative!
This is Dashbot-2007, my son Dashiell in the robot costume I made for him for Halloween 2007," writes Summer Teague Strotkamp. The Daily Green says: What kind of diapers does a robot need?
"This is made from a long pillow case, and a lampshade - both from Goodwill... and a little bit of paint," writes Danielle R.P. The Daily Green says: Floss, anyone?
Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots!
"These were made from cast-off cardboard boxes and duct tape," writes Ian Austin.
Liz Mills made herself into a stone cemetery angel, a creepy Halloween costume for a creepy night.
Treehugger, and Polar Bear
Pictured here are Sierra Varano, at age 9, as Tree Hugger (leaves hot-glued onto a Target nature shirt, brownie pants with grass trim hot glued on bottom) and Tama Becker-Varano as drowning polar bear holding onto melting ice cap (painter's suit $3.99 & polar bear hat). Very timely.
The Nuclear Family
Yar Ratnacla made the costumes "from used junk found around the house, yard sales, swap meets, or thrift stores" to make this Nuclear Family costume. The Daily Green says: This is anything but an average family.
Popeye and Olive Oyl
"Julie Conklin is the tough but loveable Popeye, while Matt Gillespie plays Olive Oyl, his damsel in distress," writes Matt. The Daily Green says: Gender-bending is a sure-fire way to get attention at the Halloween party.
"My sisters and I dressed as characters from the Goonies. From left to right we are Brand, Steph and Ma Fratelli. (Jamie, Angie and Diane Smith) All parts of the costumes are clothes purchased from local consignment stores," writes Vaneesa Cook. The Daily Green says: Down here, it's our time. It's our time down here.