Halloween Costumes: 5 DIY materials that won't break the budget

Planning and executing a DIY costume can be a fun creative project for kids and parents to work on together. Check out these five materials that can make for costumes on the cheap.

3. Wrap-up a fun fabric costume

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Kim Conner, a Burlington, Vt., marketing director and mother of three, designed this mermaid costume for her daughter.

Purchasing some fabric remnants can be less expensive than buying a readymade costume. Parents and older kids that are prepared to invest a good deal of sewing time into a costume may want to check out the pattern section of the store. However fabric costumes don't have to involve extensive sewing skills. Capes, skirts, dresses, saris, and togas are all examples of minimal or no-sew costume ideas.

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