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Coolest Homemade Laundry Basket Halloween Costume

by Sarah
(Washing, D.C.)

Homemade Laundry Basket Halloween Costume

Homemade Laundry Basket Halloween Costume

This Homemade Laundry Basket Halloween Costume was an original idea and very easy to make! I was the only person with this costume on and got lots of compliments throughout the night.

To start, I bought a wicker/plastic laundry basket that had a linen lining. Since the bottom was just the linen cloth, I cut that out and made sure it fit as a "dress". I then sewed heavy cloth on the sides as straps to keep the laundry basket in place. After the laundry basket had straps, I added the laundry.

I safety-pinned clothes all over the top of the basket to the linen lining on the top of the laundry basket and to other pieces of clothing. I used lots of colorful and different pieces, including shirts, bras, underwear (new), and socks. I made sure they were safety-pinned as much as possible so there was no way I was losing anything!

Don't use too many pieces, otherwise the basket will get heavy as the night goes on and get a bit uncomfortable. To top off the costume, I put a sock in my hair as a headband. Lastly, underneath the basket I wore a bathing suit to make it look as if the basket was all I was wearing.

This was my favorite costume I have ever worn! It was very easy to create and so much fun to wear. It did not take much time or money yet looked so good. This idea can be taken in a number of different ways and re-invented by anyone to fit their personality.

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Cool Costume!
by: Anonymous

That's one of the coolest ideas I think I've heard of. I mean, it's so everyday yet no one has really thought of turning it into a costume. We all hate dirty laundry, but this girl has turned our everyday chores into a fun, spirited halloween costume! I think I'm going to try to make this for my sister, but am not sure if I have the right skills, might ask my mom for help.

I really agree with what the girl said about making it fit your personality. Like more beachy clothes if you live in Florida vs long underwear if you live in Michigan!

awesome
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This is so creative! I love it!

sweet!
by: Anonymous

I had to have a costume last minute and i did this it took me no time at all. thanks for the idea!!!

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Coolest Homemade Basket of Laundry Costume 3

by Bridget I
(Ontario, Canada)

Homemade Basket of Laundry Costume

Homemade Basket of Laundry Costume

Homemade Basket of Laundry Costume
Homemade Basket of Laundry Costume

I've always tried to be an object for Halloween as opposed to a character or a person and two years ago I had a Basket of Laundry Costume. The costume took just a few hours to construct and was quite fun to wear.

I started by cutting a waist-sized hole in the bottom of a wicker laundry basket. My laundry basket fit snug enough that I didn't have to hold it up or add shoulder straps however that may be necessary. Next, I went though my and my family members' wardrobes and picked out the funniest and most interesting clothes I could find, anything from underwear to striped socks to bathing suits. Some of these clothes I put in the basket itself while others were draped over the sides or safety pinned to my shirt and pants. I also attached an empty container of laundry soap to the basket and made a necklace out of clothes pegs just by clipping them to an already existing necklace. Finally, as a finishing touch, I clipped two more clothes pegs to my pigtails and the costume was done!

Quick, easy, and inexpensive to make, a basket of laundry makes a great costume in my opinion. The two friends I trick-or-treated with even dressed up as a washing machine and a dryer and together we were a big hit!

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Coolest Homemade Human Laundry Basket Adult Halloween Costume Idea 4

by Maria P.
(Tennessee)

Homemade Human Laundry Basket Adult Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Human Laundry Basket Adult Halloween Costume Idea

Homemade Human Laundry Basket Adult Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Human Laundry Basket Adult Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Human Laundry Basket Adult Halloween Costume Idea
Homemade Human Laundry Basket Adult Halloween Costume Idea

A few years ago my kids were all wanting me to dress up with them, so I figured why not, it was the last minute and I had nothing to wear SO I came up with my own idea.

Since I have 4 kids and do laundry so much, why not become a human laundry basket - so here it is 2010 and the request was again asked so I of course said yes !! Oh and the black around the eyes is from all the hard work I put into cleaning everyday LOL

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