Spiders and spider webs are a Halloween staple. They are inherently creepy, but the black and white design can also be sophisticated or fun in Halloween decor, costumes, and treats!
With all of my spare time, I teach music classes for kids. Last year during Halloween time, I was teaching the “Black Spiders” semester of the Sound Beginnings program. This gave me lots of inspiration for some Spider-iffic details for our Halloween class/party. I whipped up these sweet cobweb treats, by using plain white granulated sugar in our cotton candy machine (watch out for scorching, or thy will look brown). I added a jeweled spider plastic ring and a custom spider web topper to explain the gift.
We dressed as superheroes for Halloween, but wanted to stick with the spider theme for class, so I improvised this spider costume for my son with materials we had around the house. Black tights and shirt for the base and 3 pairs of black socks–one pair on his arms, and the other two stuffed (with batting or even shopping bags–whatever is around) and pinned to the sides of his costume. His black “hat” is the top of an old pair of nylons. You can see he is excited about his costume and his music class!
I didn’t get a picture of me, but I dressed as a spider web. I wore white clothes and attached black spider webs to my outfit. You could also do this with black tape. It was perfect for the times when my son/spider sat on my lap–a.k.a his spider web. For extra spider-glam, I used liquid eyeliner to draw webs on my eyelids. A great last minute costume or Halloween detail!