Is your Halloween stationery sorted now you’ve clicked on our Are you hosting a monster mash? links? Well the next thing to sort on your last minute Halloween to-do list is a costume…
Halloween photo booth props could be an eminently frameable activity for your guests to have fun with but they could also provide you with a last minute costume option if you’re headed to someone else’s haunted house party or accopmpanying your trick or treaters around your neighbourhood.
Pixilated Photobooth offers a range of masks, glasses, lips and wigs that are easy to cut out and transform yourself with.
Bird’s Party Blog also recognises the dual potential of its free printable props which include a witch’s hat, blood shot googly eyes and a variety of quirky fanged mouths.
For printable masks try Hello Kids which has an eclectic range including a bat and an alien mask you can colour in yourself as well as a pumpkin, skull, witch, bloody monster face, Frankenstein monster and zombie.
And they can be used in as many ways as they have designs: great if you are “allergic to make up on your face, plastic masks or you just had no time to buy or make a Halloween costume this season” you can even use them “for decorating pumpkins to create a monster pumpkin patch or to decorate your house for a frightfully spooky Halloween look. Print and tape the printable Halloween mask to look like pictures on the wall and make a room called the Monster Hall of Fame, tape a scary mask to a mirror so the next person to see his reflection will think they look like a vampire, Frankenstein or any other one of the scary monsters”, “use the masks as a creative way to invite all your Halloween friends to a Monster bash! If you are looking for a party game idea you can use these Halloween masks to play the guess who game or charades.”
For skull, mummy and cat masks head to Early Play Templates and if you’re after a black cat, skull, spider, strange green monster with blood-shot eyes, Jack-O-Lantern and moth make for a quick disguise for cute little ones then click on Mr Printables where “children can choose their favorite masks and come up with their own ideas for complete outfits. You can also make them in felt, using these printables as templates. There are also blank templates for printing on colored papers or coloring in your own creepy creations!”
Jessika Hepburn shares a tutorial for a “Happy Howlween” on the Oh My! Handmade Goodness blog that was inspired by the printable paper mask Juliette Collett shared on her blog Zu. Jessika explains how you can print it out for both toddlers as well as older children and adults. and, if you choose to wear one yourself, don’t forget to follow step eight in the instructions: “Wear & howl fiercely!”
And, if you’ve got a bit more time left and are looking for an accessory for your own outfit, then why not have a go at I Love to Create blog’s DIY Spider Necklace? It uses dimensional fabric puffy paint applied to a piece of black tulle that you layer on top of her printable spider web pattern – and, if you have time to make two, then can I have one as well please?!
Do you love finding printables on the internet? Do you have particular favourites? Or have you featured some on your own blog? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your links and we may be able to feature them in a future post.