There are many ways to create your own costume using items found around the house. While you can certainly sew your own (with or without a pattern) from eco-fabrics like bamboo, organic cotton, silk, or hemp, making one from closet-bound items is a great way to recycle, and low-cost, too! Look for supplies in the attic, your junk drawer, seasonal closets, the toolbox, or even kitchen cupboards.
**How this helps**
Americans spend a spine-tingling $5 billion dollars annually on Halloween decorations and supplies. Cheap Halloween costumes are often worn only once and end up in a landfill sooner or later. Recycling your own clothes and materials is a great way to save money and prevent waste.