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Secrets of a Great Do-It-Yourself Halloween Costume

ipone baby costume

Jealous of your friend down the street who always seems to come up with the most creative and unique Halloween costumes? Looking for the “wow” factor in your Halloween costume this year rather than going as the color green (again)? Well, if you’re ready to dive into the costume venture …

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2012 Halloween Costume Ideas For $5 or Less

up old man costume for toddler

So you want to dress up this Halloween, or dress your child up without breaking the bank. But you also don’t want to do the simple run of the mill usuals like a ghost, a mummy or an American tourist. Who doesn’t want to be something current for Halloween right? …

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Mom’s Halloween Secrets

kids costumes

It’s that time of year again when your mom frantically searches through closets for scraps of material and seldom worn clothes whilst all the while screaming: ‘Why didn’t you tell me it was tomorrow?!’ You’re sure you did tell her that the school Halloween party was tomorrow and, to be …

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The Origins of Our Halloween Customs

Halloween is a festival that dates back over 2,000 years, with origins in Celtic celebrations marking the beginning of winter. Believed to be a night when the boundaries between the living and the dead world are blurred, this night of magic and mystical happenings is steeped in traditions and superstitions. …

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Steampunk Costume Ideas

steampunk costume

You’ve heard about it, the idea of “steam” plus “punk” intrigued you, but you really have no clue what it’s all about….well, friends, you aren’t alone. Steampunk falls into that mysterious, difficult to define place between fantasy and fact, which is absolutely ideal for the geek in all of us …

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How To Make Your Face Up Like A Zombie

zombie make up

If you know anything about trends in Halloween costumes then you do know that Zombie make-up is hot! Just look at all the Zombie walks that take place all over the world in big cities like Toronto, New York and London. The first thing you need is a clean slate …

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Halloween Costumes For Kids Who Love To Garden

baby flower costume

Halloween costumes are most fun when the child wearing them gets to pick them out or even design them. The costume your child wears should be a reflection of something he loves; it could be a favorite movie, comic book character, or occupation. It may be a favorite monster or …

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1970’s & 80’s Costume Ideas

80s Diva Madonna costume

There are certain eras that are so distinct that you can’t help but identify them at one glance. When you think of the 70’s and the 80’s, there is no disputing just how unique they were. Much of this is due to the fact that these decades had such outrageous …

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Cheap and Easy Halloween Costumes

easy pirate costume

Time’s ticking! Need to scare up cheap and easy Halloween costumes fast!? Never fear! Fast, inexpensive Halloween costumes are hiding in your closet right now. Here are a few favorite easy Halloween costume ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Mummy: Wrap up your costume in a flash. Use gauze, …

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Host a Halloween Photo Safari

Photo Safari iPhone App

If your kids are getting just a tad too old for trick-or-treating, or you’re hosting a family event a few days before the big night, consider making a Halloween Photo Safari the highlight of your next bash. With the advent of camera cell phones and smart phones, photo safaris have …

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The Year of the Mermaid

Little Mermaid costume

As a child, Halloween was my absolute favorite holiday. I started planning my costumes months in advance, polling my friends to make sure none of them were thinking of showing up at school on the morning of the 31st decked out as the same thing as me. I was fortunate …

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Easy Felt Costumes

felt batman cape

Felt makes an excellent, virtually no-sew choice for simple Halloween costumes. Because it doesn’t fray, felt does not require hemming. It is also easily glued and hand sewn, making it perfect for the non-sewing crowd. And with a variety of colors available at your local fabric store or a fabric …

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Home-made Costume Idea: Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn Face Makeup

A few years back for Halloween, I wanted to make my own costume that was both original and cost effective. By cost effective, I mean cheap. I was a little low on cash, yet bent on creating the most unique Harley Quinn costume imaginable (a super villainess from Batman). Mind …

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The Most Popular Halloween Costumes of the Past 5 Years

Some people choose Halloween costumes that are classics and have been around forever and will continue to stand the test of time. Other people choose a trendy Halloween costume related to current events, politics, or popular characters of that year. But nothing dictates Halloween costumes more than which blockbuster movies …

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Scary Scars and Wrinkles Made with Collodion

Ok, moms and dads, push the children from the room and close the door. We gotta talk. Done? Good. Look, its about scarring the kids. Not scaring the kids, though that would be fun, but scarring the kids. I’m not calling the Division of Family services; in fact, I want …

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Easy Kid’s Halloween Costumes

Quick and Easy Ideas For Last-Minute Children’s Costumes Some kids and their parents have their Halloween Costume ideas well planned and mapped in advance. Others don’t decide to go trick-or-treating until the last minute. If you are scrambling around the night before or the day of to find a Halloween …

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Halloween in Indiana

There was always a particular order to Halloween activities in my family. The whole family went to Stonybrook pumpkin patch to pick pumpkins. When we were little, my Mom dressed my sister and me in “quaint” calico bonnets to block out the sun. Mind you, it was something like 1985, …

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Halloween Costume Classics: Wizards Throughout the Ages

Whip up an enchanting costume this Halloween Halloween is a time of magic, making a sorcerer’s costume the perfect pick. But there’s more than one way to wave a wand. Famous wizards have their own distinctive looks, giving you plenty of options. Try a classic or contemporary enchanter outfit and …

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