Halloween Party Costume Awards

It’s no secret that I love Halloween, but in case you missed the 985 times I’ve said this before, I LOVE HALLOWEEN! My annual family Halloween party is something I start thinking about in June. Luckily my family is full of good sports and they humor me, and even dress up. There  have been some awesome costumes through the years for sure.

In preparation for the big event, I made my costume awards this weekend. I turned some Dollar Store Skeletons into some fine skeleton chaps to give away. I’m sure these costume awards I hand out are treasured like they are Emmys, so I wanted something ‘real nice’ this year (said in my best Cousin Eddy voice).

I took these skeletons and gave them a little class with some junk bow bowties. Junk bows are easy to make and a great way to use up scraps. Gather up some paper and bits of ribbon to make these.

How To Make  A Junk Bow


Accordion fold the paper like a fan. No need to measure and score. These are meant to be a little crooked.

How To Make Junk Bows

Next gather up bits of ribbon and a piece of twine. Lay them on top of the accordion paper and wrap the twine around the bunch and finish off with a bow. In this case I threaded a rubber band through the twine before securing it. Fan out the accordion paper and crinkle and fluff it a bit.

How To Make  A Junk Bow


I slipped the rubber band over the skeleton head and then finished it off with a pageant sash.

Halloween Party Costume Awards

My larger skeleton got his own version of a junk bow tie. He was looking so dapper I decided he needed a moustache too.

How To Make Junk Bows

Dollar store plastic skeletons to classy Halloween costume awards just like that!

Skeleton Joke



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4 Comments on Halloween Costume Party Awards

  1. chark
    October 22, 2014 at 12:06 pm (3 years ago)

    love these!

  2. Laura Kelly
    October 23, 2014 at 9:54 am (3 years ago)

    So totally spooky fun!


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