Quick, inexpensive DIY Halloween costumes

Save time and money by making your own Halloween costume

WTOP's Rachel Nania

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WASHINGTON — Put away the overpriced catalogs and close out the web browsers. This Halloween, there’s no need to spend a lot of money on store-bought costumes.

Allison Lince-Bentley, sewing instructor and owner of Tilden House Studio, said making your own costume can be quick, easy and inexpensive.

“If you’re a parent raising kids in the D.C. area, you probably don’t have either a lot of money or a lot of time, so I try to focus on ideas that you can achieve without having much of either,” Lince-Bentley said.

Best of all, no real sewing skills are required.

“As long as you can squeeze a bottle of glue and use a pair of scissors, there are all kinds of things you can do,” she added.

Here are some of her best tips — from materials to purchase to ideas to execute — for DIY Halloween costumes.

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