lunes, 15 de octubre de 2012


Halloween Costumes:

 What is your favourite Halloween Costume?

Cute, creepy, sweet, and scary - here are some of our favorite Halloween costumes.

Frank's Monster

This costume will suit your would-be rampaging monster from his big jug-head to his pretend-giant toes!
  • Plastic gallon jug
  • Green acrylic paint
  • Silver pipe cleaners
  • Nail
  • Masking tape
  • 2 5/8-inch bolt/washer/nut combinations
  • 1 yard of black plush
  • Double-sided mounting tape
  • Black elastic cord
  • Old blue jeans
  • Old sneakers
  • Black T-shirt
  • Green socks
  • Old blazer
  • Green plastic gloves
  • Cotton batting
  • Green face paint
  1. Frank's Monster - Step 1 To make the headpiece: Begin by cutting the spout and handle off the plastic jug. Paint the front and sides green. Once dry, add silver pipe cleaner stitches to his forehead. To do this, use a nail to poke holes in the jug, then thread silver pipe cleaners through the holes to resemble stitches. Fold the pipe cleaner ends flat against the inside and cover them with masking tape so they won't scratch your child's head.
  2. Frank's Monster - Step 2 Next, add the bolts to the monster's temples. Cut large holes in the plastic with the point of a pair of scissors (adults only). Thread each bolt from inside the jug to the outside, then slide on the washer and screw on the nut.
  3. Frank's Monster - Step 3 Cut the hairpiece out of plush fake fur in the shape shown. Attach to the front, sides, and back of the jug head with double-sided mounting tape. Poke two small holes in the bottom of the headpiece and thread the elastic cord through for a chin strap.
  4. To decorate the clothes: Cut the cuffs off the old jeans, then fringe the pant legs. To doctor the sneakers, unlace them and cut off the tongues and the toes, leaving the soles and sides intact. Relace the sneakers.
  5. To assemble the costume: Have your child put on the T-shirt, jeans, blazer, jug headpiece and rubber gloves. Next, stuff the toes of the green socks with cotton batting and put on the socks. Put on the sneakers, apply face paint, and your child will be ready to fill the big guy's shoes.


    Target Costume

Target Costume

Hit the Halloween bull's-eye with an easy duct-tape design
applied to a black shirt -- then score an extra point with our arrow hat, made from a length of wire hanger and two straws.

Download a complete materials list and illustrated step-by-step directions.
  • Red, black, blue, and white duct tape
  • Parchment paper
  • Assorted sizes of plates, bowls, and glasses
  • Black sweatshirt and pants
  • Wire cutters
  • Wire hanger
  • 2 plastic straws
  1. Target Costume - Step 1The Target: Stick adjoining strips of white duct tape to a sheet of parchment paper, covering an area just bigger than a dinner plate (ours was 10 1/2 inches in diameter). Trace the plate. Repeat with the blue, red, and black tape, tracing three increasingly smaller circles (we traced 8- and 6-inch-diameter bowls and a 3 1/2-inch-diameter glass).
  2. Cut along the traced lines. Peel the white circle from the
    parchment and stick it to the shirt?s front, then affix the
    other circles atop to create the target design.
  3. Target Costume - Step 3The Arrow: With the wire cutters, cut the straight bottom segment from the hanger. Bend it to form an arch that will fit over your child?s head. Trim about 1 1/2 inches from each straw. Sandwich one end of each straw between squares of duct tape. Trim the duct tape into a point and feathers, as shown. Slip the straws over the wire ends and secure them with more tape.


halloween costume


 For the makeup, paint small circles on the cheeks, a triangle on the nose, and one vertical, short line above and below each eye. For the costume, grab one of dad’s old plaid shirts, big brother’s jeans and boots, and an old straw hat. For the finishing touch, cut up raffia ribbon and have it stick out the sleeves, securing it with hair scrunchies. If you have one, tape a decorative black bird to the top of the hat.



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