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Halloween costumes

Explore 147 projects, 22 articles, 25 galleries, 142 videos, and more

Little Red Riding Hood Costume

Steps:5
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Paper Wigs

Steps:5
Make these paper wigs for a fun and easy way to add to your Halloween costume!
Materials
  • Plastic grocery bag
  • Scissors
  • Round object to use as a head form (we used a cabbage)
  • Masking tape
  • Newspaper, thin colored paper, or curling ribbon for "hair"
  • Double-sided tape
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Pirate Costume Accessories

Steps:11
Materials
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Foil Spray glue
  • Utility knife
  • Bone folder
  • Shoe polish
  • Buckle template
  • Hook template
  • Large plastic cup
  • Black construction paper (22-inch-by-28-inch sheet)
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Black masking tape
  • Black string or twine
  • 2 pieces distressed faux leather, vinyl, or oil cloth measuring 10 inches by 34 inches
  • Can
  • Fabric marker
  • Pirate pouch template
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Rib Cage T-Shirt

Steps:6
Other Ideas:
Crafting and DIY, Halloween
A few strategic cuts transform a simple white T-shirt into a skeleton-inspired Halloween costume. Complete the look with spook-tacular Exposed-Bone Jeans.
Materials
  • Front rib cage template
  • Back ribcage template
  • Scissors or craft knife
  • Tape
  • White T-shirt
  • Cutting mat
  • Repositionable adhesive spray
  • Small (18 mm) rotary cutter
  • Fabric scissors
  • Black T-shirt
  • Scissors or craft knife
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A Hair-Raising Costume

Steps:4
Other Ideas:
Halloween, Kids, Kids' costumes
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.
Materials
  • Hairspray
  • Eyelash glue
  • Towel
  • Green hair dye
  • Plastic or rubber snakes, ladybugs, and other creatures
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Umbrella Bat Costume

Steps:5
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Ghostly Equestrienne Costume

Steps:7
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.
Materials
  • 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.
  • 1 black ostrich feather
  • Fabric glue
  • 2/3 yard of white cotton shirting (optional)
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Voodoo Witch Costume

Steps:7
Other Ideas:
Halloween
Materials
  • Cheese grater
  • Cheesecloth
  • Large safety pins
  • Muslin or similar fabric
  • Sturdy fabric belt
  • Jute or other natural twine or rope
  • Plastic skeleton bones
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
  • Raffia, seashells, and other found natural objects
  • Old necklaces and assorted jewelry
  • Pincushion
  • Straight pins
  • Spray bottles
  • Coffee
  • Black fabric dye
  • Gray acrylic paint
  • Water
  • Paintbrushes
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Parrot Headpiece

Steps:11
Crafter Kristin St. Clair took inspiration from her pet bird, Pico, to develop this gorgeous Halloween headpiece.
Materials
  • Roll of plastic wrap
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Aluminum foil
  • Head form (or cantaloupe/cabbage steadied in bowl)
  • Rigid Wrap plaster wrap
  • Polyester batting
  • Creative Paperclay
  • Craft knife
  • Light-grit (300) sandpaper
  • Ping-pong ball
  • Steel wool
  • Acrylic paint in a variety of colors
  • Paintbrush
  • Feather template
  • Polyester organza in chosen color for feathers
  • Fabri-Tac fabric glue
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