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Kids' costumes

Explore 95 projects, 10 articles, 7 galleries, 60 videos, and more

Halloween Face Painting

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Butterfly Costume

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Wizard and Witch Costumes: Witches' Hats

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Garbage-Bag Ghost

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If you're still looking for the perfect outdoor Halloween decoration, this garbage-bag ghost is an old favorite. It's easily put together with common household items and the effect is something to behold.
Materials
  • Wastepaper basket or hamper
  • Small household fan
  • Plastic garbage bag
  • Black paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Clip
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8 Instant Eek! Ideas

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No time to create an elaborate getup for this year's October bash? Here's an appalling solution: Buy inexpensive rubber pests and attach them to your skin, clothing, or hair. It's as easy as trapping a fly in a cobweb. For the disgusting ideas shown on these pages, you can purchase materials at party-supply and seasonal Halloween stores. You'll know you're the best-dressed when partygoers swat at your head -- or better yet [evil cackle], run away in a panic.
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Black Widow Makeup

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Martha's transformation was inspired by the Queen of the Spiders in Italian makeup artist Stefano Anselmo's book "Il Trucco e la Maschera."
Materials
  • Eyebrow plastic
  • White cream makeup
  • Sponge
  • Black cream makeup
  • Small makeup brush
  • Dark-green frosting powder
  • Eyelash adhesive
  • False eyelashes
  • Tiny makeup brush
  • Eyeliner brush
  • Red lip liner
  • Red lipstick
  • Fan-shaped brush
  • Powder blush
  • Paper
  • Hair gel
  • Black wig
  • Plastic spiders
  • Cotton swab
  • Long black fingernails
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All Dressed Up: Flower Bouquet

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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

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Halloween Baby Costume: Pie

Steps:6
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