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Halloween

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Grocery Getups: Cowboy

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Grocery Getups: Flapper

Steps:12
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Grocery Getups: Princess

Steps:7
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Hair-Raising Costume: Wave

Steps:6
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Beehive Hair-Raising Costume

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Kids, Kids' costumes
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Paper Cat-Girl Costume

Steps:15
Materials
  • 3 packages (20-by-90-inch) sheet crepe paper in orange
  • Scissors
  • 1 roll orange crepe-paper streamer
  • 1 roll black crepe-paper streamer
  • Orange thread
  • Black seam binding or ribbon
  • Four 8 1/2-by-11-inch sheets black construction paper
  • Black rickrack, for headband
  • Orange 3/4-inch elastic, for headband
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Paper Pumpkin Costume

Steps:27
Materials
  • 3 packages (20-by-90-inch) sheet crepe paper in orange
  • 1 package (20-by-90-inch) sheet crepe paper in black
  • Scissors
  • Floral wire
  • Thread, in orange and black
  • Sewing machine
  • White tissue paper, for stuffing
  • Seam binding, or ribbon, in orange and black
  • Craft glue
  • Black rickrack
  • 1 roll green crepe-paper streamer
  • Pencil
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Mini Cheesecloth Ghosts

Steps:3
Layers of starched cheesecloth give these little specters their haunting postures.
Materials
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard cylinders (such as a paper-towel tube)
  • Tape
  • 22-gauge floral wire (63400222), by Panacea, from createforless.com
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cheesecloth, (DCEA001), by Dritz, from Joann Fabric and Craft Stores
  • Liquid starch (20464), by Faultless, from Agelong Brands, agelong.com
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Witch and Cat Lawn Ornaments

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Lanterns, Outdoor lighting
This sinister sorceress and her trio of menacing felines are in a black humor -- all the better to give guests a start when they arrive at your home for the festivities.
Materials
  • 4-by-8-foot piece of 3/4-inch plywood for witch (available at home centers)
  • 4-by-4-foot piece for 3 cats (available at home centers)
  • Repositionable spray adhesive (57691772), by Krylon, from Create for Less
  • Jigsaw (available at home centers)
  • 1 quart of black latex paint (available at home centers)
  • Paintbrush
  • Hammer and screwdriver
  • 6-foot piece of heavy-wall conduit for witch; 3-foot piece for each cat (available at home centers)
  • Four 2-hole conduit straps and 8 wood screws for witch (available at home centers)
  • Two 2-hole straps and 4 screws per cat (available at home centers)
  • Similar broom (RU71), from halloweencostumes.com
  • Cup hook (504517), from Abuchon Hardware
  • Similar lantern (38469), from gardendecorgalore.com
  • Witch template
  • Cat templates
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