Here are a few blasts from the past:
A brown hat, an old dress shirt, a jump rope, and brown "purse" set Ethan up for a candy finding expedition. Yes, we did find a few snakes...
For this look, my oldest son found an old suit jacket, hat, worn gloves, and crafted a stick into a suitcase using a bandanna. Simple and not kooky. It was cool enough for him...
Robot and Luke Skywalker
(~the cute little witch is our God Daughter~)
The robot is crafted from the recycling bin and extra pieces from the dryer vent. We purchased a new funnel for his helmet and one can of spray paint. He was happy.
My little Jedi used Ace bandage wraps over a pair of white slacks. We then cut an old t-shirt and fashioned a karate style shirt that I hot glued into place and cinched it with an old belt. He raided the toy box for his light-saber toy and reused his Valentine's Day box from school. We made R2-D2 from the recycling bin, here's more on Recycling With The Force.
High Roller Zombie
We dressed up a top hat and tux coat with spider webs, bugs, dried boutonniere, and some scary face paint to create this look. To make a tuxedo, we found a woman's suit coat at the local Thrift Store and I cut tails out of discounted fabric and hot glued them to the bottom of the coat.
My friend also enjoys making costumes for her boys. Here is a link to her blog where she highlights a few of their past costumes: Halloween Costume Dilemmas.
We still haven't decided on what the boys are going as this Halloween. What are you planning on dressing as this year?