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Kids' costumes

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Little Red Riding Hood Costume

Steps:5
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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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Pettiskirts

Steps:24
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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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A Hair-Raising Costume

Steps:4
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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Superhero Cape and T-Shirt How-To

Steps:3
Other Ideas:
Kids, Sewing
A cape is truly what separates the supermen from the boy wonders.
Materials
  • Alphabet Templates
  • Lightning Bolt Template
  • Planet Template
  • Star Template
  • Felt or sparkly paper, holographic metallic-effect film, 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, in Silver-Shine
  • Small sharp scissors
  • 36-by-36-inch piece of polyester satin (or T-shirt)
  • 24 inches of 1/2-inch chromspun grosgrain ribbon, 5/8 inch, in Neon Orange and Gray
  • Fabric glue, such as Magna-Tac
  • Safety pin
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