Let’s face it, Halloween today is about collecting as many lollies as possible. But what’s with all the boo and spook? Up the cute factor in the fancy-dress department and trick neighbours into giving just treats!
Blockbuster outfit (above)
1. Tape the top of a suitably sized cardboard box closed, leaving the bottom open, then cover in your choice of coloured ConTact. Mark and cut out holes for head and arms. Stick evenly spaced coloured plastic cups to front with a hot-glue gun. The headpiece is a smaller box covered in ConTact, with a hole cut in the bottom to sit on top of a baseball cap and more cups glued on top. A matching plastic carry bucket is perfect for Halloween loot!
2. Use a utility knife to cut a hole in the base of a plastic pot, then smooth out rough edges with a file. For arm straps, secure two lengths of colourful rope to inside of pot using packaging tape. Tape bright artificial blooms to inside front of pot. A headband with a matching flower tied on with a ribbon is a pretty touch – and don’t forget a watering can for the stash of sweets!