It’s that time of year again: knit scarves, pumpkin spice everything, and, of course, Halloween. Inside every hard-working, sleep-deprived adult is a yearning for candy corn and costumes, a desire only to be released on October 31st, “All Hallows’ Eve.” And really, nothing beats winning the party’s Halloween costume contest for the most original and creative holiday garb or having the most decorative apartment in the building. It is an accomplishment with which your younger self would be impressed. The only problem, especially in this day and age, is the cost of and lack of originality found in store bought costumes and decorations. This year, avoid the countless trips to the local “party palace” or the over-priced costume shop and get creative; channel your inner artist. Remember, you don’t have to be the artist to be the artist.
With simple products found in DaVinci Art Supply, you can save money and be a lot more unique than the crowd of girls in leotards, tights, and fake cat ears claiming to be “kittens.” Challenge yourself this Halloween and be bold! Paint, paper, tools, and various crafts can be found in DaVinci to create a one-of-a-kind costume that will turn heads and won’t break the bank. We even have face paint for the true Halloweeners who are determined to become the character they are impersonating. Get crafty and fun; isn’t that what Halloween is all about?
And what about decorating your space—a place with spook and creativity. Making decorations is simple and homemade decorations almost always look nicer than cheap stuff found in the back of a discount store. One can never go wrong with a pumpkin, the ultimate staple of the holiday, because they’re pretty awesome to look at when decorated. Carving can be a mess, especially in a NYC apartment where the bathroom is in the kitchen and the kitchen is in the living room. Instead try painting pumpkins. Different types and colors of paint can lead to some really cool results.
So this year, spruce up the season with some unique Halloween designs. Going homemade is guaranteed to provide more fun, better costumes and decorations, and fewer tears over the $65 dollar sheet you bought in order to resemble a sexy ghost for an evening. Halloween is just around the corner, so really think, who do you want to be this year?