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Halloween

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Wizard and Witch Costumes: Witches' Hats

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Garbage-Bag Ghost

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If you're still looking for the perfect outdoor Halloween decoration, this garbage-bag ghost is an old favorite. It's easily put together with common household items and the effect is something to behold.
Materials
  • Wastepaper basket or hamper
  • Small household fan
  • Plastic garbage bag
  • Black paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Clip
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Mad Scientist Invites

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This creepy invitation looks like it came from a dungeon laboratory -- but it's easy to make at home.
Materials
  • Paper price tags
  • White card stock
  • Cup of brewed tea
  • Paper towels
  • Matches
  • Black-ink pen
  • Corn syrup
  • Red food coloring
  • Fine paintbrush
  • Plastic floral tubes
  • Fake bugs
  • 5/8-inch corks
  • Black thread
  • Small cardboard boxes
  • Excelsior (wood shavings)
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Halloween Anchovy Headpiece

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Materials
  • Anchovy body template
  • Fin template
  • Tail template
  • One piece blue poster board, cut in half
  • One piece gray poster board, cut in half
  • Aluminum foil
  • Metallic blue paper
  • Craft knife
  • Scissors
  • Transparent tape
  • Bone folder
  • Xyron Creative Station with permanent adhesive cartridge
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Newspaper
  • Duct tape
  • Screw punch or hole punch
  • Ribbon or string
  • 2-inch clear acrylic split ball ornaments
  • Drill
  • Gray cord elastic
  • 1/8-inch-thick blue fun foam
  • Black card stock
  • Circle cutter
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Shrunken Apple Heads

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8 Instant Eek! Ideas

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No time to create an elaborate getup for this year's October bash? Here's an appalling solution: Buy inexpensive rubber pests and attach them to your skin, clothing, or hair. It's as easy as trapping a fly in a cobweb. For the disgusting ideas shown on these pages, you can purchase materials at party-supply and seasonal Halloween stores. You'll know you're the best-dressed when partygoers swat at your head -- or better yet [evil cackle], run away in a panic.
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Black Widow Makeup

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Martha's transformation was inspired by the Queen of the Spiders in Italian makeup artist Stefano Anselmo's book "Il Trucco e la Maschera."
Materials
  • Eyebrow plastic
  • White cream makeup
  • Sponge
  • Black cream makeup
  • Small makeup brush
  • Dark-green frosting powder
  • Eyelash adhesive
  • False eyelashes
  • Tiny makeup brush
  • Eyeliner brush
  • Red lip liner
  • Red lipstick
  • Fan-shaped brush
  • Powder blush
  • Paper
  • Hair gel
  • Black wig
  • Plastic spiders
  • Cotton swab
  • Long black fingernails
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Vampire Bat Cupcakes

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Pumpkin Cachepots

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Bat Bag

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Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Kids, Paper
Light up your little ones' night -- and their bags -- with bright-eyed bats. Coat the bottom of a paper plate with bold, reflective paint.
Materials
  • Paper plate
  • Reflective paint
  • Construction paper
  • Bat template
  • Battery-operated LED lights
  • Black paper bag
  • Craft glue
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