Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with costumes that not only impress but also leave a positive impact on the environment?
Many of us might not realize it, but Halloween can be quite a wasteful holiday, with a significant amount of fabric waste generated by store-bought costumes. In fact, each year, Halloween produces a shocking amount of waste. According to the New York Times, more than 60% of fabric fibers used in costumes are derived from fossil fuels and will not decompose if they end up in landfills. In the United States, approximately 85% of textile waste goes to landfills, exacerbating the problem. But fear not! By being more mindful about the costumes you choose this year, you can help reduce your environmental footprint and make Halloween a more eco-friendly celebration for your little ones.
5 responsible costume ideas:
1. DIY Animal Costumes:
One of the easiest and most planet-friendly Halloween costume ideas is to create DIY animal costumes. These costumes are not only adorable but also promote wildlife conservation. You can fashion animal ears, and tails, and even paint faces to complete the look. Upcycle old clothing and fabrics to bring these costumes to life. Use our Charcoal Enhanced Diapers to create a mysterious bat like this little cutie!
2. Superhero Swaps:
Instead of buying brand-new superhero costumes each year, consider organizing a costume swap with other parents in your community. Kids grow out of costumes quickly, so why not exchange costumes with friends or neighbors to give new life to those old costumes? This is a fantastic way to reduce waste and engage in a fun, cost-effective Halloween tradition.
3. Recycled Material Robots:
Transform your little ones into eco-friendly robots with costumes made from recycled materials. Raid your recycling bin for cardboard, aluminum foil, and other scrap materials to craft these unique costumes. Not only will this costume idea spark your child's creativity, but it will also raise their awareness about the importance of recycling and reusing materials.
4. Nature-Inspired Outfits:
Why not take a cue from nature for your child's Halloween costume? Dress them up as a tree, a flower, or even a bee. These costumes are not only cute but also send a strong message about the beauty and importance of our natural world. You can use organic and sustainable fabrics for these costumes or even upcycle old clothes.
5. Upcycled Classic Costumes:
Many classic Halloween costumes like witches, pirates, and ghosts can be given a planet-friendly twist by using upcycled materials. Visit thrift stores, garage sales, or even use our DYPER diapers to create these timeless characters. Get creative with your DIY skills and save money while reducing waste.
Join in on some spooky Halloween fun and enter our first-ever DYPER Halloween #CostumeContest! We're giving away the winner a month of DYPER Simply Kind Diapers AND a month of DYPER Charcoal Enhanced Diapers.
- Take a photo of your baby in their 2023 Halloween costume showcasing how you used their DYPER diaper to complete their look.
- Post the photo on your Instagram*, tag @get.dyper in the image, and use the hashtag #DYPERCostumeContest23
- Head to this link to finalize your submission!
*If your IG account is private, please e-mail us your photo to email@example.com with the subject of "DYPER Halloween Contest."
The winner will be picked and announced on Friday, November 3, 2023 on @get.dyper’s Instagram stories. Open to U.S. residents only. Void where prohibited by law, must be 18 years or older to enter. (Please note: winners will only be notified by the DYPER account. If you receive messages from an account claiming to be a "contest winner selection" account please disregard and report as spam!)