Halloween is fast approaching and if you’re someone who thinks a lot about sustainability, you may already be wracking your mind for eco-friendly Halloween costumes. Luckily, there are tons of awesome and creative costumes out there that are also sustainable. We’ve got a few fun ideas for you right here!
1. Upcycle Old Costumes
Upcycling is the practice of repurposing old stuff into new stuff. It’s a great way to decorate and dress as well as to create sustainable Halloween costumes. You could reuse old costumes wholesale, or you could combine old costumes to create something new. You can even make your own costumes out of things you’d otherwise throw away. A classic example of this would be cutting holes in an old sheet to turn it into a spooky ghost costume.
2. Create Your Own Body Paint
A lot of Halloween costumes require body paint. For instance, if you’d like to dress as a zombie you might want to paint your face a ghastly shade of green. Luckily, creating body paint that doesn’t contain any toxins is pretty easy. Cornstarch, body lotion, water, and food coloring is a tried and true recipe for body paint. Making the paint is a fun activity too!
3. Use Material Gathered From The Natural World
Another great option is to construct Halloween costumes using material gathered from nature. A quick Google search for costumes made out of natural materials brings up some incredible ideas. You could dress as a dryad, a spirit of the trees from Greek mythology, using autumn leaves to make a costume. Or you could use moss, ferns, and other plants to create a Loch Ness Monster costume.