What will you be this Halloween?
Readers Share Their Halloween Costumes
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Olaf from Frozen
Olaf from Frozen made with a white baseball cap, white t-shirt, felt and some pipe cleaners
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Halloween costume for a grown-up. I just used things I already had, mostly makeup. Very cheap!
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I made this costume for my husband out of red and white felt. I glued the pieces together and safety pinned them to his clothes. He carried a set of tongs.
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Grandma's Homemade Costumes
Here are my grandchildren in the costumes I made. My granddaughter was Elsa from the movie Frozen. Just like many little girls, she wanted square sequins because that's how Elsa's dress is made. I didn't want to pay the price for that, so I found shinny, glittery ribbon, cut them in squares, and glued them on the top. She loved it.
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Get Your Scare On!
Get your scare on with these spooky ideas.
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That's a Big 10-4, Good Buddy
My one rule for Halloween costumes is it has be made from stuff around the house. Here's my son in his "trucker" costume. The tattoos sleeves are made from old nylons using fabric markers. I added two iron on logos done on the computer and he already had the hat. It was comfortable, which is important since he usually wears it to a couple of parties and bowling on Halloween night.
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I Wish I Was a Spider...
My 3-year old son was a spider, all for the price of two pairs of athletic socks. We simply stuffed the socks and sewed them to his shirt. Then I ran some thread through the spider legs and attached each side to a hair elastic that he could hook over each wrist to hold his "legs" up. I used the "foot" part of the athletic socks that we had cut off to stretch over his regular shoes to make his spider feet. A knit hat and gloves and his spider was complete.
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