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Halloween costumes

Explore 150 projects, 22 articles, 24 galleries, 142 videos, and more

Beekeeper Costume

Steps:4
This watchful beekeeper always takes good care of his bee colony. He wears a sting-resistant suit (actually a pair of painter's coveralls, available at hardware stores), work gloves to protect his hands, and a long tulle veil to guard his face. Dozens of "bees" are glued to the open-mesh netting; others buzz around his wide-brimmed straw hat. The stenciled bucket becomes a winsome receptacle for Halloween treats.
Materials
  • Scissors
  • Black tulle netting
  • White wide-brimmed straw hat (or spray-paint a regular straw hat)
  • White spray paint (optional)
  • Hot-glue gun 
  • White seam binding
  • Wire cutters
  • Millinery bees
  • Letter stencils
  • Yellow paint pen
  • Metal bucket with handle
  • Duct tape
  • Light-colored shirt
  • Pair of painter's coveralls
  • Pair of cotton work gloves with yellow accents
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All Dressed Up: Flower Bouquet

Steps:2
Make a sunny bundle of daisies, tulips, and sunflowers. These friends (from left), Sophia, age 8, Emily, 7, Angelika, 7, and Sarah, 7, wear felt-petal collars and pollen headdresses topped with stickers. Velour dresses and bright tights bring it all together without a single stitch.
Materials
  • 28-gauge floral wire
  • Headband
  • Fusible web
  • Iron
  • Felt
  • Fabric glue
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Octopus Costume

Steps:8
Materials
  • Octopus costume pattern
  • 1 1/2 yards teal fabric
  • 1 yard polka-dot fabric (for lining)
  • 1 package white iron-on patches
  • 1 package navy-blue iron-on patches
  • Scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Coordinating thread
  • Polyester stuffing
  • Chopsticks
  • 2 yards teal double-fold extra-wide bias tape ribbon
  • Needle and thread for basting
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Lobster Baby Costume

Steps:10
You can create viewer Isabelle Ortley's fun and adorable baby Halloween costumes at home. Although the general processes to create Isabelle's original costumes follow, no two costumes are exactly alike. In the end, any costume you design will be memorable and guaranteed to be loved by your friends, family, and, of course, baby!
Materials
  • Muslin fabric
  • Pencil
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and thread
  • Cotton stuffing (acrylic or plastic bags also work)
  • Red pipe cleaners
  • Velcro
  • Fabric paint (light red, darker red, brown, and black)
  •  Puffy paint 
  • Sponge
  • Assorted ribbons
  • Silk flower
  • Hot glue gun
  • Fake vegetables
  • Serving platter
  • 1-inch foam
  •   1/2 yard pant weight fabricSmall butter container  
  • Glue
  • Small butter container
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Halloween Baby Costume: Pie

Steps:6
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All Dressed Up: Outer Space

Steps:4
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Glamour Girls Costumes

Steps:2
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