Halloween Costumes in a Hurry!

It’s practically creepy how quickly Halloween came around this year. Luckily, Megan Nicolay,  author of Generation T: Beyond Fashion and Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt, is on hand with some quick and easy costume solutions.

You’ve got a whole week to put together a Halloween costume, but if your procrastination skills are anything like mine, you’ll still be wanting for that perfect costume accessory come Friday night (or Saturday afternoon, even?). And who has the time or resolve to battle the last-minute chaos and crowds at costume stores? Here are two super-cool, super-quick, no-sew projects from Generation T: Beyond Fashion that you can make with old T-shirts from your closet—so you can whip up a homemade Halloween costume on the fly. Speaking of fly…

How about a superhero cape? Superheroes are always fun (make a mask, too!), but this cape could also transform you into a dashing Dracula, a mister mysterioso magician, or even crowned royalty! Let the cape be your statement or personalize your look with some fabric markers or iron-on letters.

If you’re trying to channel some warmer weather with your costume, how about this fringe dance skirt? Pair it with a bikini top (which you can actually make using project #49 from Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-shirt) or other tropical attire and you’re ready for a luau. Aloha!

For more T-shirt transformation ideas, check out!

–Megan Nicolay


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    November 3, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    If you’re running out of time, you can always make a costume starting with your little black dress.

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    Lisa Thompson
    September 10, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    I think something sexy usually does the trick. Short skirt, maybe angel, maybe devil. Good to plan ahead .

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    damske kabelky
    October 12, 2010 at 10:17 am

    Heh, that stuff is so funny. I will share this.

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