If your household is like mine, you are not planning on ditching Halloween this year, but ditching store bought, plastic, and single-use costumes? YES!
Halloween is a big deal for families and this year there is no reason to miss out on any of the fun. Whether you are planning a socially distant candy-treat scavenger hunt, or a spooky walk around the neighborhood counting pumpkins and goblins, a great costume is still the key to having fun.
In recent years, about 65% of Americans purchased costumes for Halloween instead of swapping used ones with friends or DIY-ing. If that isn’t bad enough, the majority of purchased costumes end up in landfills, generating spooky and scary plastic waste. YIKES!
It’s time to get creative! If you aren’t so much of a maker but want a quick and eco-friendly solution, start with pajamas. Mightly Pajamas are a great organic cotton base for any costume since they are comfy and keep kids cozy throughout the day and into the night.
Ready to zip, zap, zoom to the moon? Space-themed costumes are great because they create reasons for kids to explore cool facts about planets, why the moon changes shape each night, and gravity. If you are looking for a sibling-friendly costume, here’s one that is out of this world. Mightly Galaxy Pajamas are a colorful take on what you see in the night sky. We have shooting stars running across a midnight navy background, just like you are looking through a telescope.
Your space partner or resident astronaut is also very important. Do you have any insulated box liners from a recent delivery? If so, turn it upside down and cut a small opening at the top large enough for a head to pass through comfortably. Next, line up where the armholes need to be and cut holes to allow arms to move freely up and down. For pants, you can do the same thing, but this time the opening is right side up and the leg holes will be at the flat bottom. You can cinch these two pieces together with a belt or tape, but if you do the latter, make sure to include a slit in the back for easy on and off, especially for bathroom breaks. Lastly, transform your bike helmet into an astronaut helmet and snow boots into moon walkers. This costume is one small step for fun and one giant step in keeping things green!
Best witches for a haunting Halloween!