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Kids' costumes

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Gnome Costume

Steps:6
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Crafting and DIY
Make your own gnome costume for Halloween with some cotton balls and other dollar store material.
Materials
  • Large T-shirt
  • Two pairs black knee-high socks
  • Gold foil candy
  • Glue
  • Cardboard
  • Sneakers or work boots
  • Baby bib
  • Cotton balls
  • Fabric glue
  • Large red bag or large piece of red paper
  • Pencil
  • String
  • Craft knife or scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Spun-Cotton Mushroom Ornaments, optional
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Black Sheep Costume

Steps:6
Other Ideas:
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Mademoiselle Butterfly

Steps:4
Colorful and beautifully crafted, hand-stitched felt wings can turn anyone into a bright butterfly. Combine them with a plain black top and pants, and a headband with pipe-cleaner antennae.
Materials
  • 1 1/2 yards dark brown wool felt
  • Butterfly Template
  • Scissors
  • 1 yard polyurethane foam
  • 1/4 yard blue felt
  • 8 by 10 inches each of orange, white, and green felt
  • Needle and thread
  • 1-inch-wide black elastic
  • 2 brown pipe cleaners
  • Brown headband
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Owl Glasses

Steps:2
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Parrot Glasses

Steps:2
Your days of going as the party pooper are over: This eyeglasses-based costume is fast, fun, and sufficiently understated for the self-conscious.
Materials
  • Yellow Beak Template
  • Green Eyeglasses
  • Green and Blue Feathers
  • Glue
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Felt Puppy Ears

Steps:6
Every child can be top dog with these easy-to-make Dalmatian, Doberman pinscher, and basset hound ear headbands.
Materials
  • Dalmatian template
  • Doberman pinscher template
  • Basset hound template
  • Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Marker or tailor's pencil
  • Felt of contrasting colors
  • Fabric glue
  • Fabric-covered plastic headband
  • Hot-glue gun and hot-glue sticks
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Charmed Costumes: Devil Horns

Steps:4
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Spider Princess Costume

Steps:17
Materials
  • 3 packages (20-by-90-inch) sheet crepe paper in black
  • 1 package (20-by-90-inch) sheet crepe paper in white
  • Tape measure or ruler
  • Scissors
  • Thread, in black and white
  • Sewing machine
  • Straight pins
  • Black seam binding or ribbon
  • Black Velcro fastener
  • Black 3/4-inch elastic, for headband
  • Toy spider
  • Black yarn, for spiderweb cape
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