Halloween, Easton Park-style!

Oct 10/03/18

It’s October 27th, and you’re getting ready for the Easton Park Trunk or Treat event. But you forgot to plan an awesome costume. You were a ghost last year, and it’s time to up your game. Never fear! With these easy and awesome Easton Park costume ideas, you’ll not only win the costume contest, but also the hearts of your neighbors!

Wicked (Cool) Witch of the Easton

You’ll need:

  • Striped tights
  • Witch outfit
  • Broom
  • Witch hat
  • Easton Park logo
  • Fabric glue
  • Red face paint

She’s modeled after the worst witch from the Wizard of Oz, only much more fun! Print and cut out the Easton logo and use fabric glue to attach to witch hat. Put on the witch outfit, and paint your face (and the neighborhood) red. For extra sparkle, carry candy (or beverages) in a plastic cauldron!

Red Bench

You’ll need:

  • Foamcore/ cardboard
  • Red spray paint
  • Hot glue
  • Old t-shirt

Show your Easton pride by going as an iconic red bench. Cut foam core or an old cardboard box into strips, spray paint them red, and hot glue to a t-shirt in a general bench-like shape (NOT while you’re wearing the shirt!). Neighborhood pooches will be begging to be your bench buddy!

Easton Park Trolley

You’ll need:

  • Rectangular cardboard box
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Green spray paint
  • Blue & green paint

Find a box with the same general shape as the trolley—longer than it is wide, and big enough that your shoulders fit inside. Turn the box upside down and spray paint the whole thing green. When it’s dry, use paint or a marker to show the Easton Park Trolley’s signature arches. Paint the toilet paper roll blue, and attach to the side—voila, you have a slide! Cut a hole in the top of the box for your head to poke through. For extra points, carry a bell that people can ring.

McKinney Falls

You’ll need:

  • Blue t-shirt
  • Onions (Plastic recommended)
  • Blue netting fabric

Put on the blue shirt. Fashion the onions into a necklace and wear around your neck. Drape the fabric over your head and body like a veil. For extra pizzazz, cut the bottom of the shirt and/or fabric netting into fringe-like strips. Congratulations, you’re Onion Creek!

Holy Guacamole

You’ll need:

  • Green t-shirt
  • Paper
  • Angel halo & wings
  • Optional: Green beanie hat

No one can resist this Austin favorite! Put on the green shirt. Draw and color avocado halves on the paper; cut out and tape to your chest. Don the optional beanie hat, followed by the angel halo and wings. Tell racy jokes only if you want to be known as spicy guacamole.