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Halloween costumes

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Goldfish Costume

Steps:2
A first costume should be as cute and cuddly as the wearer, and one made of feathers, wool, even scales, when sewn in quilted felt, will be just that. Use the simple soft designs here to ensure that your little one is adorable in her new skin.
Materials
  • 60-inch-long piece of kraft paper
  • 1 1/2 yards of orange wool felt
  • 1 yard of 1/4-inch-thick polyurethane foam or one bag of wool-blanket batting
  • 4 sets of Velcro fastener dots, 1/2 yard of pink wool felt
  • White craft glue
  • Goldfish costume template
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Roast Turkey Costume

Steps:10
Materials
  • Muslin fabric
  • Pencil
  • Roast turkey template
  • Sewing machine
  • Pins
  • Needle and thread
  • Cotton stuffing (acrylic or plastic bags also work)
  • One 6- to 8-inch piece of Velcro
  • Acrylic paint (light brown, darker brown, yellows, beige, and orange)
  • Lace trim
  • Sponge paintbrush
  • Old toothbrush
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Silk flowers
  • Fake vegetables
  • 1/2 yard 1-inch-thick foam
  • 1/2 yard pant weight fabric
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Spiderweb Mother and Sock Spider Baby Costume

Steps:3
Knotted black yarn pinned to a white skirt is the perfect foil for a crawling spider baby.
Materials
  • 3 pairs of men's microfiber black dress socks
  • Safety pins
  • Polyester-fiber stuffing
  • Spider template
  • Cardboard
  • Hole punch
  • 24-gauge wire
  • 5/8-inch-wide black grosgrain ribbon
  • Self-adhesive Velcro
  • Hot glue gun
  • Black fake fur
  • Velcro-ribbon ties
  • Long white skirt
  • Black yarn (you can also use white yarn if wearing a long black skirt)
  • Crinoline petticoat (optional)
  • White craft glue
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Coffee-Filter Fairy Godmother No-Sew Halloween Costume

Steps:6
An Elizabethan-style costume like this could get even Tinkerbell hooked on coffee.
Materials
  • 100 small coffee filters (8- to 10-cup size)
  • 50 industrial-size coffee filters
  • 50 industrial-size coffee filters
  • White shirt
  • White A-line skirt
  • 5/8-inch-wide ribbon
  • 1/4-inch dowel
  • White paint
  • White paper pastry cups
  • 1/4-inch white ribbon
  • White plastic headband
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Safety pins
  • Mayonnaise jar
  • Ironing board or dress form
  • Crinoline petticoat
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Hair-Raising Costume: Wind

Steps:3
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Crepe Pumpkin Costume

Steps:7
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How To: No-Sew Witch Costume

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How to Create a Mermaid Costume

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