Ideas to create a sustainable costume
As strange as it may seem, getting a sustainable costume that respects the environment is very simple, just open the closet and let your imagination run wild! Next, we leave you a series of ideas to make Carnival a more respectful party with the environment.
According to a study by the North London Waste Authority and the NGO Hubbub, seven million costumes are thrown away every year in the UK alone. If we add to this that nearly 90% of the outfits are made of plastic, we can confirm that both Halloween and Carnival are two festivities that, despite their short duration -1 day each-, undoubtedly contribute to the increase in the generation of plastic waste.
Aware of this problem, at Captain Denim we have selected some tricks with which to achieve a sustainable costume. Remember, every little gesture counts!
- Open the closet and think about what clothes can be used to create your costume. The basics are always a good option. For example, to get a thief costume you need 4 pieces of clothing that you surely have in your closet: black skinny pants , a black and white horizontal striped shirt, a dark hat and a mask painted with black crayons. You'll have a sustainable, improvised costume in no time.
- If you need any accessories, do it yourself. You can use the thousands of tutorials on the internet or take a look at Pinterest, you will surely find original and surprising ideas with which to create a fun costume!
- You can also organize a swap party in which you can exchange costumes, clothes and accessories that you no longer use for accessories hidden in other closets. You save and recycle, 2 in 1.
- Get a reusable or recycled costume: you can use one from another year, rent it or borrow it from a friend or family member. If you also create your own accessories with recycled materials, you will get a sustainable costume quickly and easily!
And you, do you have any suggestions to create a sustainable carnival costume? Tell us!