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A drawing of the biblical figure noah.

Bible Costume Ideas?This page contains bible costume ideas. Biblical character costumes can be simple to put together and warm for trick or treaters.

 

Bingo cards and a bingo dauber.

How to Make a Bingo CostumeIf you are looking for a creative costume idea for Halloween, how about using old Bingo cards? This page explains how to make a Bingo costume.

 

A couple dressed up as salt and pepper.

Halloween Costume Ideas for CouplesThis is a page about Halloween costume ideas for couples. Trying to come up with a couples Halloween costume can be fun or frustrating. Don't despair, get creative.

 

Egyptian Costume Ideas

Egyptian Costume IdeasThis is a page about Egyptian costume ideas. Creating a costume for historical Egyptian figures like Cleopatra, Nefertiti, King Tut or just a peasant slave, can be lots of fun.

 

Woman Dressed in Witch Halloween Costume

Halloween Costume Ideas for AdultsThis is a page about Halloween costume ideas for adults. Adults like to get into the fun and dress for Halloween as well.

 

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Women Trying on Hats

Saving Money on Halloween CostumesHalloween costumes can be expensive if you don't have a plan and stick to a budget. This is a page about saving money on Halloween costumes.

 

Smiling baby in a Lamb Costume against a beige background

Warm Halloween Costume IdeasThis is a page about warm Halloween costume ideas. October can be quite chilly in many parts of the country. It is a good idea to consider warmer Halloween costumes in these areas.

 

A box of popcorn Halloween costume.

Halloween: Box O' Popcorn CostumeI took a box, painted it white. Then I painted red stripes, leaving a spot to make the circle (I used a pan lid to make the circle.) I cut holes out for his head and arms (cut the flaps off the open end of the box where the legs come out).

 

Grapes Costume

Making a Bunch of Grapes CostumeThis page is about making a bunch of grapes costume. A very cute, inexpensive costume for young and old.

 

The completed costumes for Dr. Frankenstein and his monster.

Frankenstein's Monster Project CostumesCome enter Dr. Frankenstein's laboratory, if you dare! Phoenix is dressed as Dr. Frankenstein, the mad scientist who has created this green monster. Gryphon is Frankenstein's monster. He is currently in two pieces, and the top half of him is waiting on the slab to be assembled together with his legs. When the monster on the slab is ready to arise, suddenly, to your surprise, he'll do the mash!

 

Painting the elf ears a light green.

Forest Nymph Illusion CostumesWe dressed as Forest Nymphs that had the illusion that their legs were sitting on tree stumps. These were fun magical costumes involving tons of leaves, flowers, and had a big focus on nature.

 

Mary Poppins Costume - young girl wearing the costume

Mary Poppins CostumeMy daughter needed a quick idea for a costume and so we took a look at what we had on hand and came up with this Mary Poppins costume.

 

boy dressed as a truck

Halloween Log Truck CostumeWhile unconventional, a log truck can make a fantastic Halloween costume. Check out this Halloween log truck costume for you or your child.

 

young man in costume

Making a Clark Kent (Superman) CostumeThis is a page about making a Clark Kent (Superman) costume. Ideas for creating an incognito costume for the Man of Steel's secret identity.

 

Buying Used Halloween Costumes

Buying Used Halloween CostumesThis is a page about buying used Halloween costumes. Your local thrift stores are great, inexpensive sources for Halloween costumes or the items to create your own.

 

Starbuck's costumes

Coffee Costume IdeasThis is a page about coffee costume ideas. Whether you plan to be a latte', barista or a bag of coffee, there are inexpensive ways to make a costume.

 

Joker Costume

Making a Joker (Batman) CostumeThis is a page about making a Joker (batman) costume. Dressing up as the Joker from the Batman movies can be a simple costume with lots of face makeup.

 

small boy dressed as Michael

Making a Michael Jackson CostumeThis is a page about making a Michael Jackson costume. A fun costume for a dancer can be a famous entertainer.

 

Man Dressed as Pirate with Parrot on Shoulder

Use Your Pet as a Halloween PropThis is a page about use your pet as a Halloween prop. Depending on the type of pet you own, you might be able to incorporate it into your costume or decorations.

 

Lamb Costume

Making a Lamb CostumeThis is a page about making a lamb costume. A cute, simple homemade costume for a child or adult is a lamb.

 

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Journalist and Secretary

Journalist Costume for PhotographerThis Halloween, my photographer husband and I attended two costume parties. He wanted to be able to take pictures at both events so we needed to find a costume that allowed him to incorporate his camera.

 

Tween Dressed as Pirate for Halloween

Halloween Costume Ideas For TweensThis page is about Halloween costume ideas for tweens. Young people need a costume that allows for easy movement, excellent vision and good visibility.

 

Cracked Porcelain Doll Costume

Porcelain Doll Costume IdeasThis page contains making a porcelain doll costume ideas. An inexpensive costume to assemble and personalize is a china doll.

 

Making a Scarecrow Costume

Making a Scarecrow CostumeThis page is about making a scarecrow costume. An inexpensive costume can be a lot of fun.

 

Little Devil Halloween Costume

Halloween Costume Ideas For KidsThis is a page about Halloween costume ideas for kids. Sometimes coming up with a new costume idea every year for your children can be a challenge.

 

A toddler wearing a devil costume with a tail.

Making Tails for CostumesThis page is about making tails for costumes. Many kinds of costumes need a tail to be complete.

 

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Halloween Costumes from the Dollar StoreNo need to spend a lot of money on Halloween costumes. The Dollar Store has a lot of children's toys and things that you can make a costume with. For girls, fairy wings and a wand, play jewelry, and gloves can make a cute fairy.

 

Child's Greek Goddess Halloween Costume?My niece wants to be a Greek goddess for Halloween, but we don't want to order the costume online because we don't know how it will look. Is there anyplace where we can find a dress, shoes, headband, and accessories like those shown in this photo? She is 12 years old.

 

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Use Washable Glue to Attach Gems To HairWhen I was young, I'd put little braids in my hair then glue rhinestones to the braids for sparkles when I'd go out at night. This would be wonderful for a child's fairy or princess costume at Halloween!

 

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Last Minute Halloween CostumeLast minute Halloween costume: Use a marker to write on an old t-shirt. I AM A _________(cat, pumpkin, puppy... If you can, draw a stick figure on the back, and a few whiskers on the child's face. Call it minimalist! By Linda

 

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Costume Treasure Chest at Clearance PricesWell, Halloween is fast approaching and soon it will be all over but the belly aches. Start thinking now about those Clearance sales that will have those pricey costumes discounted to practically nothing.

 

Max's First Halloween

Max's First HalloweenMy adorable little Grandson Max, getting ready to celebrate his first Halloween! He is taking after his Daddy in his Army costume, he's already our little Hero.

 

woman in costume

Red Riding Hood the Wolf SlayerHere's a twist on the usual Little Red Riding Hood. Just add an axe and a piece of fur to your picnic basket and you go on to tell a whole continuation story of what happened in the woods.

 

Cracked Porcelain Doll Costume

Cracked Porcelain Doll CostumeI had the opportunity to dress up two days in a row for costume parties this year. I chose to be a cracked porcelain doll out of items I already had in my closet. Here are pictures of my makeup both nights.

 

finished broom

Homemade Witch BroomMy daughter wanted to be a witch for Halloween this year and wanted a broom for her costume. The broom I made was easy to make and can be easily customized to match any witch costume.

 

Child dressed as a taco.

Saving Money on Halloween CostumesAs fast as children grow, they outgrow their clothes fast, usually meaning less money in your wallet. Before this Halloween, either shop for gently used Halloween costumes either at yard sales, or your local thrift stores before buying a costume at a retail store. It is much cheaper than renting one or buying one.

 

Mary Poppins Costume - young girl wearing the costume

Mary Poppins CostumeMy daughter needed a quick idea for a costume and so we took a look at what we had on hand and came up with this Mary Poppins costume.

 

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Halloween Costume Ideas?I either want it to be some sort of masquerade ball kinda thing or a classic princess, poofy, sparkly dress kinda thing for Halloween this year. I need costumes for tweens and cheap!

 

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Halloween Costume Ideas?I work at a local boys and girls club. We are having a haunted house and party for our members. There is a staff of about 10. We need a theme for the members to enjoy as well as our staff.

 

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Costume Ideas for Photographers?My photographer husband is going to a Halloween costume party and wants to dress up in some way to include his camera, so he can take pictures there. Does anyone have any ideas?

 

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