As most of you know, I love Halloween. I always prefer making my own costume over purchasing a store-bought one, so I end up making quite a few trips to the craft store and my local Target. But what if you’re REALLY on a budget this Halloween and all you can afford is something like… toilet paper? It sounds crazy I know, but I promise it can work.
When you typically think of toilet paper costumes, you might think of a mummy or maybe even a bride, but I like to think outside the box. To me, toilet paper sort of resembles gauze bandages, so I immediately thought of dressing up as a plastic surgery patient.
To make the costume, you’ll need some sturdy toilet paper, like Cottonelle Triple Roll. So naturally I headed over there to pick up some toilet paper- along with 500 other things, because that’s just what happens at Target.
You can use the toilet paper in a variety of ways. Some typical surgeries that result in you being bandaged include nose jobs, boob jobs, facelifts and more. So pick your favorite and bandage yourself up with the toiler paper! Use a few layers to mimic the thickness of the actual bandages.
Then it’s time to finish your look. Using a black eyeliner pencil, draw surgical incision marks in appropriate places. I chose to have lines for a face lift. If you’re feeling crazy, maybe plump up your lips to look like you just had lip injections or draw on some arched eyebrows as a result of a facelift gone wrong. Sure, I look a bit scary and ridiculous, but that’s what Halloween is all about!
*This post is in no way is trying to make fun of those who get plastic surgery. In fact, I’m all for it and even blogged about it a while back. Halloween is supposed to be fun, so let’s enjoy it 🙂