Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year, next to my birthday. I look forward to halloween every year, and every year I DIY our costumes. I’ve been DIY my halloween costume since I graduated from high school. My mom, grandma and aunt all sew, but did they teach me? I taught myself to sew, just by watching tutorials and researching.
Does ANYONE remember a time when a store bought costume was few and far between? I mean, I certainly don’t, but I wish less people bought, and more people made their costumes. I’m glad to see that more people are DIYing there costumes thanks to things like Pinterest!
I fell in love with homemade costumes because I thoroughly enjoy working with my hands. When I’ve finished, I have such a great sense of accomplishment. Oh, and when people acknowledge my costume as being “cool” or “awesome” or even better they KNOW who you are PORTRAYING, you can proudly say “yea, I made that, no biggie.” It makes me feel AMAZING.