Clever Halloween getups for kids needn't be a chore, so don't pull your hair out -- pull theirs up. Kids will go wild for these "natural" styles: Give strands a lift with radical waves (the surfing kind), twirl tresses into a beehive (a real one -- almost), or shape another high-'do.
Green hair dye
Plastic or rubber snakes, ladybugs, and other creatures
Martha's grand cape swells behind her as she rides through a twilight gloaming; her pale eyes stare from beneath red-rimmed lids. Although the cape looks elaborate, it's constructed with just a few folds and seams in a long piece of taffeta. A top hat veiled with black netting is trimmed with gray ribbon and an ostrich feather.
Basic sewing supplies
9 yards of black taffeta
1 1/2 yards of 1 1/2-inch-wide black ribbon
A top hat in black, available at Hats Plus Ltd. hats-plus.com
1 yard of black military netting
1 yard of black tulle
1 2/3 yards of 1 1/2-inch-wide gray ribbon, 630-Smoke by Morex Corp.