Understanding the Circular Economy

Last Minute Halloween Costumes & Decorations

Upcycle and recycle to make Halloween in Vancouver and the lower mainland extra spooky this year!

By:

Nadine |

October 19, 2022

We need to start this blog by thanking all the bloggers that we borrowed these ideas from. Credits can be found at the end.

Are you running behind and don’t have a Halloween costume yet? Here are some simple and fun ideas that you can use to make kids, couples, and family halloween costumes from recycled materials! Skip the store and adding to the waste that gets created with this holiday; it is Circular Economy Month after all!

Tetris Blocks Halloween costume
Tetris Blocks Halloween costume

Tetris Blocks

Who doesn’t remember this classic game? This is great for couples or kiddos. Tetris fans will appreciate the simplicity of this costume design that can be created using cardboard boxes, glue, and paint.

baby octopus Halloween costume
baby octopus Halloween costume

Baby Octopus

We bet you have some old socks without a mate. Instead of leaving them in lonely purgatory, make them into this adorable costume! The suction cups are rivets off of an old belt, although buttons or paper cut into circles could also work. The legs are stuffed with cotton balls or stuff with other fabric and you can reuse that material again in the future!

Baby Octopus Scuba Divers Halloween Costume
Baby Octopus Scuba Divers Halloween Costume

Scuba Divers

This costume is great for kids and adults. Grab that old snorkeling mask, two empty water or pop bottles and some fabric or string. You can paint the bottles any colour you like, and presto! You have some adorable scuba divers who are ready to hunt for buried treasure and candy.

We know that Halloween can get expensive and feel like too much work. Skip the pricy costumes that your kids grow out of and try one of these fun and free costumes from recycled materials. What other costumes can be made from recycled materials around your home?

Happy Halloween!

Costume Ideas and Image Credits:
Clean River
Recycle Nation
GF Victoria

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