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Leather Unicorn Mask

Steps:10
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Bat Headband

Steps:7
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Madame Butterfly Costume

Steps:4
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Golden Goddess Costume

Steps:13
Materials
  • For the costume:3 yards white silk organiza (at least 50 inches wide)
  • Rotary cutter
  • Quilting ruler
  • Gold floral spray
  • Gold floral spray
  • Pressed oak leaves
  • Floral pips
  • 6-inch branch
  • 28-gauge gold-colored copper wire
  • 1 1/2-inch pin backing
  • Bobby pins
  • Makeup:Mousse
  • Hair dryer
  • Round brush
  • Curling iron
  • Bobby pins
  • Metal clips
  • Ivory foundation
  • White liquid makeup
  • White loose powder
  • Small makeup brush
  • Gold shimmer eye shadow
  • Tweezers
  • Individual false eyelashes and eyelash glue
  • Bronze eyeliner pencil
  • Gold liquid liner
  • Angled blush brush
  • Pinkish-brown powder
  • Blush highlighter
  • Blush gold shimmer powder
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Martha's Ghostly Equestrienne Makeup

Steps:6
With makeup in haunting shades, Martha is transformed into a Ghostly Equestrienne.
Materials
  • Makeup brushes
  • A makeup sponge
  • Pale concealer (optional)
  • Liquid foundation (use the lightest shade available)
  • Tinted moisturizer (optional; use the lightest shade available)
  • Buildable white face powder (one that will become more opaque the more you apply)
  • Blush (optional)
  • Red eye shadow
  • Gray eye shadow
  • Black liquid eyeliner
  • Black mascara
  • Gray eye pencil
  • Sheer lip gloss
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Family Costumes: Woodland Creatures

Steps:4
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Making Ghosts

Steps:3
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8 Instant Eek! Ideas

Steps:9
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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Beekeeper Costume

Steps:4
This watchful beekeeper always takes good care of his bee colony. He wears a sting-resistant suit (actually a pair of painter's coveralls, available at hardware stores), work gloves to protect his hands, and a long tulle veil to guard his face. Dozens of "bees" are glued to the open-mesh netting; others buzz around his wide-brimmed straw hat. The stenciled bucket becomes a winsome receptacle for Halloween treats.
Materials
  • Scissors
  • Black tulle netting
  • White wide-brimmed straw hat (or spray-paint a regular straw hat)
  • White spray paint (optional)
  • Hot-glue gun 
  • White seam binding
  • Wire cutters
  • Millinery bees
  • Letter stencils
  • Yellow paint pen
  • Metal bucket with handle
  • Duct tape
  • Light-colored shirt
  • Pair of painter's coveralls
  • Pair of cotton work gloves with yellow accents
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