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October 12, 2019

COSTUMES ARE THE WORST

For the planet, that is. Halloween costumes in particular are designed to be single use...made from the cheapest plastic materials and shoddily put together

And that's why we are BIG fans of turning our trash into treasure...by up-cycling it into AMAZING Halloween costumes for our kiddos!

CARDBOARD COUTURE

Cardboard is ubiquitous, easy to work with, and the possibilities are endless as to what you can create with it. Oh, plus it's recyclable AND biodegradable!

Here are a few of my favorite cardboard costume ideas:

CARTON CHEVAL

I'm a huge fan of these templates from Zygote brown designs. Find all of their amazing-ly creative templates HERE

HOT AIR HEROINE

This one is straight up genius. Find instructions HERE

But this one combines all of my favorite things--up-cycling, dads baby-wearing, and POLITICS! Perfectly on-trend for debate season, too.

ABSURDLY EASY INSTRUCTIONS HERE

Here's the runner-up. Use your own discarded sports drink bottles & solo cups or scavenge them, this jet pack is so gosh-darn impressive!!!

FIND OUT HOW TO MAKE THIS ONE HERE

CREATIVE CUSTOMERS

But you know who has the best ideas of all? Beya Made customers. I asked my Facebook group to share their DIY costumes and I was blown away at their ingenuity. 

MAUI

Jessica used the leaves from a silk plant she no longer wanted, thrifted a flower lei and made the CUTEST Maui costume for her guy. 

MAYTAG MAVEN

Beya Made stitcher-in-chief Sarah looked no further than her laundry room for inspiration. I love this box-turned-dryer costume!

The grand prize winner has got to be Laura, who re-purposed her un-recyclable Blue Apron box insulator into a robot costume. HIGH-FIVING A MILLION ANGELS, LAURA!!!

NEED MORE INSPO?

I made a Pinterest board for you, HAVE FUN!

And you have any other suggestions I should add here, SEND ME A NOTE!

Loving you always,

Laurel T. | founder, Beya Made

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