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Halloween costumes

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Flower Costumes: Rose Garden

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Cat and Kitten Makeup

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Fairy GrandMartha

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Halloween
This billowing gown comes together with surprisingly little sewing. Wear a pink bodysuit and leggings for coverage. Senior stylist Marco Maranghello from John Barrett pinned Martha's hair into a loose updo and then added in extensions and lots of sparkling accents. For a fantastical look like this, he says, "The more hair gems, the better."
Materials
  • 15 yards pink tulle, full (108-inch) width
  • Sewing machine and sewing supplies
  • 4 yards pink grosgrain ribbon, 2-inch width
  • Safety pin
  • Brass stamped flowers
  • Copper spray paint
  • Jewelry epoxy
  • Assorted metallic beads
  • Wrist cuff, ring bases, and bobby pin blanks
  • Wire snowflake forms
  • Drill
  • Wooden dowel
  • Copper tape
  • Soft cloth
  • Wire cutters and pliers
  • Wire comb headband in gold finish
  • Bobby pins
  • Hair extensions (optional)
  • Star form
  • Foundation
  • Translucent pressed powder
  • Blush
  • Highlighter, slighly iridescent
  • Face glitter
  • Eye shadow in light netural, taupe, and dark smoky colors
  • Black liquid eyeliner
  • Black superfine felt-tipped eyeliner
  • Eyelash curler
  • Black mascara
  • Makeup brushes
  • Beige eyeliner pencil
  • Faux lashes and lash glue
  • Cotton swab
  • Lip pencil in a natural shade
  • Satin-finish pink lipstick and gloss
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Swamp Couple No-Sew Costumes

Steps:3
Start with a simple dress, jacket, and tie -- nothing you'll want to wear again in its original form. Have fun with the wide selection of silk and plastic leaves and flowers that are available; you need not follow our choices.
Materials
  • Dress
  • Jacket
  • Tie
  • Wide Selection of Silk or Plastic Leaves or Flowers (we used Silk Spiderwort)
  • Leaves and Plastic Maiden-Hair Ferns
  • Hot Glue
  • Scissors
  • Safety pins
  • 2-inch length of slender ribbon
  • Bobby pins
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Galaxy Girl Halloween Costume

Steps:10
Cosmic couple, indeed: These shimmery space people are more Studio 54 than Area 51 (or any other alien hangout) in costumes crafted from everyday hardware-store supplies, including dryer tubing, pipe insulation, Mylar sheeting, and metal-repair tape.
Materials
  • Makeup sponge
  • Iridescent silver cream makeup
  • Silver glitter hair spray
  • False eyelashes
  • Eyelash glue
  • Silver liquid eyeliner
  • Silver glitter
  • Small paintbrush
  • Craft glue
  • Thin headband
  • Plastic spoon
  • Acrylic martini glass
  • 2 5-inch aluminum pie tins
  • Metal-repair tape
  • Hot-glue gun
  • 2 foil cupcake liners
  • 8- and 9-inch aluminum pie tins (1 of each)
  • Wire
  • Silver dryer-duct tubing
  • Wire cutters
  • Scissors
  • Mylar
  • Double-sided foam adhesive
  • 1/2-inch-wide ribbon or seam binding
  • Masking tape
  • Pipe insulation
  • Gray leotard
  • Fast-drying craft glue, such as Magni-Tac
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Galaxy Guy Halloween Costume

Steps:3
Cosmic couple, indeed: These shimmery space people are more Studio 54 than Area 51 (or any other alien hangout) in costumes crafted from everyday hardware-store supplies, including dryer tubing, pipe insulation, Mylar sheeting, and metal-repair tape.
Materials
  • Makeup sponge
  • Iridescent silver cream makeup
  • Silver glitter hair spray 
  • Silver liquid eyeliner
  • Rubber boots
  • Metal-repair tape
  • Dryer duct
  • Scissors
  • Painter's suit
  • Leather gardening gloves
  • Bubble gun
  • Acrylic margarita glass
  • Chrome spray paint
  • Silver clamp light
  • Thin headband
  • Hot-glue gun
  • 2 5-inch aluminum pie tins
  • Wire
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Lagoon Lady Halloween Costume

Steps:9
Our siren has come a long way from the scary swamp creatures of old, with stenciled scales, a webbed frill (made from rubber gloves), and artfully scalloped gills.
Materials
  • Makeup brush
  • Iridescent green cream makeup
  • Pair of fishnets
  • Hair clip
  • Scissors
  • Dark-green cream makeup
  • Makeup sponge
  • Black eyeliner
  • Green false eyelashes
  • Eyelash glue
  • Yellow contact lenses (optional)
  • Green hairspray
  • Rit dye in taupe, kelly green, and lemon yellow
  • White tank dress
  • White leggings
  • Green fishnets
  • Stencil brush
  • Paint-can grid
  • Green fabric paint
  • 8 yellow rubber gloves
  • Needle and thread
  • 10 inches of ribbon
  • 2 6-inch paper plates
  • Light-green spray paint
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Hole punch
  • Bobby pins
  • Press-on nails
  • Green nail polish
  • Light-green rubber gloves
  • Dark-green spray paint
  • Pair of flippers
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Harlequin Halloween Costume

Steps:3
Harlequin -- a centuries-old character from improvisational European theater -- is known for clownish behavior, acrobatics, and brightly colored clothes. Does that sound like anyone you know? This modern take makes a fun costume for spirited kids. An ordinary white button-down shirt, decorated with iron-on diamond shapes cut from colored satin, is the foundation of the outfit.
Materials
  • Iron-on adhesive such as Heat 'n Bond
  • Polyester satin in assorted colors
  • Harlequin templates
  • White button-down shirt
  • Iron
  • White cotton fabric
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • White ribbon, 1/2-inch width, 2 yards
  • Satin ribbon in various colors
  • Ballet slippers
  • White duct tape
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Rapunzel Halloween Costume

Steps:3
You don't have to go to great lengths to become Rapunzel. Here, her famous hair is made of rope; the braid is looped at one end and rests on her head like a crown. A twin-sized sateen sheet makes an elegant no-sew skirt with nothing more than a pin in the back and a ribbon around the waist.
Materials
  • Braided hair extension (optional)
  • 3/8-inch sisal rope
  • Scissors
  • Bobby pins
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Wide satin ribbon, for braid and sash
  • Twin-size sateen sheet
  • Large safety pin
  • White blouse
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Big Bad Wolf Halloween Costume

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