Going eco with Halloween costumes is probably not something that many people think about, but it is actually the ideal time to be intentionally conscious. Why? Because it’s risk free! Costumes are supposed to be over-the-top and out of our comfort zone. This freedom allows you to try your hand at making something or thrifting an old who-knows-what without worrying about the outcome being perfect.
Not to mention, store-bought costumes are often made from cheap synthetic materials, are likely produced in a sweat-shop, and are usually disposed of after minimal wear. And then there is Halloween makeup, which is super comedogenic (pore-clogging) and full of toxic ingredients. (Unless you make our natural diy costume makeup, of course!)
Well, I’m excited to show you our costumes. In case you didn’t catch it yet, we were Goldilocks & the Three Bears!
WHAT WE WORE:
We decided to go with more of the personification of the characters, getting an exaggerated story-book feel for their personalities rather than just dress up in fluffy bear costumes. Ears were, however, a necessity, and I am happy to say that all three sets of ears were thrift store finds from Savers! This was SUCH a great help as it saved me the time and effort of making them.
ECO FACTORS: Vintage (reduce/reuse), Thrifted (reduce, reuse), Organic Fibers (health, environment), Upcycled/Repurposed (reduce/reuse), Indie Shops (community, economy)
Thrifted pleated cord pants, thrifted sweater vest, thrifted shirt, and thrifted vintage Christian Dior tie
Thrifted Vintage dress, Apron was made out of curtains, Shoes were second-hand from Crossroads
Thrifted dress, Vintage apron used to be her Great Grandmother’s
Organic cotton bodysuit from H&M, Pinafore was made out of a pillow case, Vintage bloomers used to be mine, Vintage shoes bought on Instagram