I must confess, at this point, I'm usually scrambling around trying to get costumes completed and the candy bought. This year, at least the costumes are done. That's the most important part anyway, right?
This year we have a zombie, a vampire-sort-of-thing (this one is still confusing me, but she is happy), a witch, Batgirl and Spiderman. The costume that has required the most work is Batgirl. This is a hard one to find on the shelf at the store, so I went into 'I can make that!' mode. (Nope. I haven't changed that much over the past year.)
The Batman symbol was easy. A Google search brought up this template. Craft felt and Tacky Spray worked great as my materials. Then I just pinned it on the front of a black shirt. Very easy.
An easy alternative came about while playing with some recently purchased knit headbands. I believe these were found at Walmart, but I'm sure they can be found at many different stores or online.
Take your headband and put it on the face/person who will be wearing it.
Next, do a quick zig-zag stitch around the eye area and along the nose.
Let me know what you think. Or, if you are able to improve on this, share with us what you did. I'm sure I'll be making more masks in my future.