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10 Super Easy Halloween Costumes That Include Your Face Mask

As we approach Halloween, it’s time to start thinking about costumes and how we will dress-up this year. Usually we only think of wearing masks during Halloween, but as we all know, 2020 has been far from normal. We’ve been wearing masks for months.

Luckily for us, face mask manufacturers have provided us with just about any color, style, pattern, or design you could want in a protective face covering.  This makes it really easy to incorporate them into your Halloween costume. With only minimal effort, you can have a super cool costume all while doing your part to make sure everyone around you has a safe and enjoyable holiday.

We’re quite positive there will be lots and lots of creative people out there coming up with outrageous ideas for costumes using face masks, but we’re all about simple and quick so you can spend less time designing, and more time enjoying.

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Doctor or Nurse: A simple disposable mask and some scrubs is all you need but you could always add a stethoscope if you’re a Dr. or maybe a hat for a nurse to give the costume a little extra flair. The members of the medical community are truly hero’s, so if you’d like to really stand out, we love the idea of honoring them by incorporating a big “thank you” somewhere on your outfit.

Cowboy

Cowboy/Cowgirl: Jeans, boots, and a western shirt should about do it. Then you can use a bandana print gaiter as your mask to round out the look. Want to make people laugh? Carry a hobby horse with you!

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Ninja: These warriors are usually covered from head to toe with the exception of their eyes so use your imagination when creating this fun costume. Don’t forget the (plastic) sword.

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Animal: You can find just about any animal face mask you want on the internet. From Dogs and Cats, to pigs and bears, if you’re an animal lover there’s something out there for you. A fun idea would be to create a family “zoo” where everyone is a different animal!

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Mummy: A white mask, a whole lotta gauze and you’ve got a super scary Halloween costume. Not interested in wrapping your whole body in bandages? Wear white pants and a white shirt and just wrap your face. That will make it easier to use the restroom too!

Painter/Drywaller: Again, all you need is some whites splattered with some paint if you’re a painter or some jeans and a t-shirt with a little faux drywall dust (we recommend cornstarch) and you’re ready to go. You can add the appropriate tools of the trade for some extra bling if you like!

Coal Miner: A hat with a light, a flannel shirt, a pair of jeans and some work boots should do the trick for this costume. Maybe smear a little black makeup on your mask and face for the real miner look.

Bank Robber: You can wear just about anything for this costume and a gaiter mask is the perfect accessory. Throw in a couple of water guns and your ready to go!

Clown: Some crazy clothes and a clown mouth drawn on your mask and you’re all set. You can be a happy clown or a scary clown – you’re choice. In case you’re interested, we prefer happy clowns.

Create your own: There are tons of ideas on the World Wide Web for painting up a simple disposable mask into just about anything. You can make a jack-o-lantern face, add rhinestones and go as a disco ball, or even attach fangs and go as a vampire. Use your imagination. There are no wrongs when it comes to Halloween and masks.

We’d love to see your creativity! Share your pictures on our Facebook page and have a spook-tacular Halloween!

 

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Plan a fun Halloween Weekend with these frightfully fun ideas

Halloween is so much more than carving pumpkins, costumes, and trick or treating. Since there is nothing better than family time, why not plan an entire weekend to get everyone in the spirit? We have some spooktacular ideas that are sure to keep all the ghouls and goblins entertained and bring a wickedly fun twist to your Halloween activities!

Brew a Batch of Slime

Could there be a better time of year to make ooey-gooey slime? We think not. Slime making is easy, fun, and has all kinds of creative possibilities! You can make slime any color and add extras like plastic spiders, googly eyes, or glitter for a special extra touch. Here’s a simple recipe we found that both adults and kids will love playing with!

 

Get Wrapped Up in Mummy Bowling

Wrap Plastic bowling pins (available at almost any store that sells kids toys) in toilet paper, glue some eyes on, line them up, and voila- you have yourself a mummy bowling alley. You can use a rubber ball or if you want to make it extra fun, use a small pumpkin! Play as individuals or teams and have prizes for the winners!

 

Make Frightfully Fun Halloween Recipes

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A quick search for “Halloween Recipes” will produce 1000’s of fun snacks and treats that your whole family can sink their teeth into.  A great idea would be to give each person a recipe to make and let the creative juices flow. Not only will you have some tasty tidbits for your Halloween celebration, but the kids will also learn a little about cooking and how much fun it can be!

 

Craft up Some Decorations

Halloween crafts are another project with endless options. From painting pumpkins to festive paper lanterns you’ll make memories and have hours of enjoyment being creative! The best part is that after Halloween is over, you can put them away and bring them out to display for years to come!

 

Bob for Apples

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Bobbing for apples really is a Halloween tradition! People have been doing it forever and it’s one of those activities that get passed down from generation to generation. Ideally you want to play this fun game outside if the weather cooperates but if it has to be done inside, make sure to put some towels down to avoid slipping on wet floors.

 

Have a Scary (or scary-ish) Movie Marathon

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Have the whole family put on their pajamas, dim the lights, grab all those tasty treats you just made, and settle in for a night of spooky, scary fun. There are tons of age-appropriate options so make sure your playlist is suitable for your audience. We don’t want the little ones too scared or they’ll be up all night!

 

Tell scary ghost stories

Another fun pajama activity! Light a fire in the fireplace or fill the room with candles and turn off the lights. You can even hand out flashlights to use during storytelling. Take turns coming up with the scariest stories or talk about actual scary folklore from your neck of the woods.

 

Do the Time Warp

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a cult classic. One of the most iconic parts of the film is the classic ‘Time Warp’ song with dance. Since the film is not suitable for all ages, download just that part of the movie to play on your TV. You’ll have a blast learning the dance and watching everyone get their moves on. Plus… you’ll get a little exercise to work off all the treats!

 

We’d love to hear your ideas for a fun Halloween weekend too! Share them in the comments or visit our Facebook page and show us your pictures of how you celebrate the scariest night of the year!

 

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