Need a perfect Halloween costume for your perfect angel - at the last minute? Try an angel. You probably have all the materials at home and it can be made in just a few minutes. This is great for those times when you just need to throw something together and don't have much time or the store is wiped clean.
Grab a white sheet or dress. Either a white sheet or a white dress will work as an angel dress. For the dress, you won't have to do much but have your child put it on. With the sheet, just cut a hole in the middle large enough for going over your child's head. Remember the ghost costume trick? This is just like that, except your child will be an angel, not a ghost, once the accessories are added.
Grab a silver or gray scarf, belt, or fabric scrap. One of these items large enough to span your child's waist will do the trick. Put on the belt or tie the scarf or fabric scrap around your child's waist. This helps avoid the ghost look and get your child's homemade angel Halloween costume look more angelic.
Grab three wire hangers and straighten them. Take the first one and fold one end over to the middle to make a circle. Twist the sections together. Now make a circle with the other end as well and fasten it in the same manner. Be sure there is a straight piece going up between the two and that one circle will securely fit atop your child's head. When it's placed there, the other circle should rise above his or her head like a halo. Set this aside. Take the other two hangers and connect them in the middle, making wing shapes out of each side. Set the wings aside.
Grab some aluminum foil and elastic (or string). This will be the final touch to your kid's last-minute homemade angel Halloween costume. Wrap the foil around the wings, as well as the halo. Now put the halo on your child. Then, you are going to attach the wings. First cut a very lengthy piece of elastic or thick string (yarn and twine both work well). Tie the elastic or string to the middle portion of the wings,with a long piece extending from each end. Place the wings against your child's back and wrap each string end over the shoulder and around the arm on each side. Tie it again in the middle. This should secure the wings.
Now the only thing left to do is send your child off to the costume party or take her trick-or-treating in her new homemade angel costume. Happy Halloween!
*I originally published this via Yahoo Contributor Network