6 tips for crafting an eco-friendly Halloween costume

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It is hard to believe, but it’s almost that time of year again when sugar-hyped witches, ghosts, superheroes, and princesses will be ringing your doorbell and asking for candy. Halloween is a fun holiday for many of us, but the celebration can easily become expensive and far from eco-friendly, thanks to the decorations, candy, and greeting cards. Worst of all, the plastic-packaged costumes can also be an enemy of the environment, as well as your wallet.

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10 sustainable Halloween decorations for your green home

Halloween is just around the corner, but when it comes to decorating your home for the spooky holiday, it can be a challenge to keep things eco-friendly, thanks to most store-bought decorations being made with non-recyclable plastic and covered in toxic paint or synthetic fabrics.

But, there is no need for frivolous spending and waste when it comes to decorating for Halloween. There are some great DIY ideas that you can use to upcycle things that are already lying around your house, allowing you… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

10 adorable DIY Halloween costumes for pets

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s the best excuse of the year to play dress-up with your pets. In fact, seeing our furry friends in costume have become one of our favorite parts of the spooky holiday—who can say no to a superhero-costumed dog? Of course, while our photogenic pets might not be as excited about their new outfits as we are, it’s important that their adorable ensembles are safe and comfortable for them to wear. If you need help figuring out how to dress up your… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Vote for your favorite costume in the Green Halloween Costume Contest

Attention all ghouls and goblins! With the spookiest of holidays just around the corner, crafty DIY costumes are beginning to pop up everywhere, and voting has officially begun for finalists in Inhabitots’ Green Halloween costume contest. Got a creatively handmade, recycled, and/or repurposed costume for babies, kids, pets or the whole family? We want to see it!

We’re already loving the creative spirit of so many of these out-of-the-box Halloween costumes and we’re only getting started. Participants… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

6 DIY Halloween Decorations Made with Upcycled Materials

You know that Halloween is just a few days away, right? Don’t worry: it snuck up on us too, and now we’re scrambling to decorate the house with a suitable number of scary items so we can celebrate in style. If your place is looking a little sparse in the View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Voting has begun in the Green Halloween Costume Contest

Attention all ghouls and goblins! With the spookiest of holidays just around the corner, crafty DIY costumes are beginning to pop up everywhere, and voting has officially begun for finalists in Inhabitots’ Green Halloween costume contest. Got a creatively handmade, recycled, and/or repurposed costume for babies, kids, pets or the whole family? We want to see it!

We’re already loving the creative spirit of so many of these out-of-the-box Halloween costumes and we’re only getting started. Participants… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

10 Trumpkins that are making Halloween great again

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The first Trumpkin on our list, and possibly the most terrifying entry, is painted on the face of the pumpkin rather than carved. A tuft of real hair finishes off the eerie image. It was posted on Instagram by user @ktmod with the tasteful caption, “Grab ‘em by the pumpkin.”

 

[Trump 2]

This next Trumpkin by Instagram user @petermartindk takes a more classic approach, transforming the presidential candidate into a glowing jack-o-lantern. We dig the minimalist approach here.

 

[Trump… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Calling all creative costume makers – enter the Inhabitots Green Halloween Costume Contest!

ENTER INHABITOTS’ GREEN HALLOWEEN™ COSTUME CONTEST HERE >

THE PRIZES

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2ND PLACE WINNER

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8 Adorable DIY Halloween costumes for pets

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it’s the best excuse of the year to play dress-up with your pets. In fact, seeing our furry friends in costume have become one of our favorite parts of the spooky holiday—who can say no to a superhero-costumed dog? Of course, while our photogenic pets might not be as excited about their new outfits as we are, it’s important that their adorable ensembles are safe and comfortable for them to wear. If you need help figuring out how to dress up your… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building