Keeping Halloween EconomicalDateline: 09/20/98
Halloween Costumes allow our creativity to reach an all time high. There is no right or wrong to a costume. Here's some tips to help defray some of the expenses.
Pajamas #2704 for children, which is an excellent style for costuming. Buy a little extra fabric and make matching mittens to complete your costume.
A pink pair of pajamas with a curly tail and triangle ears on the hood becomes a pig. Small children can easily be made into cows and dalmatians by making white pajamas and adding appropriate black spots. If you need help with the spots, MacPhee Workshop applique patterns has a "Spotted Fever" appliques pattern to help.
If our child will be outside for Halloween, make the pajamas large enough for warm clothing under them or out of fleece or another warm fabric. They will have growing room and warm pajamas for the winter.
Simple Headgear has all you need to add your own head gear to pajamas or any costume.
Boys tend to want the scary side of Halloween. Add boot style slippers (from the "Other" pattern selections) or Foot Wear For The Middle Ages - Basic Instructionsas foot wear to Pajamas, old clothes or a sweat suit.
Halloween Costume Centerand Halloween Costumes That Won't Scare Your Budget have economical costume ideas. If your kids are like mine, they will feel deprived, if you don't make their costume. Making, elf style slippers, Simple Headgear or other costume accessories, solves these little problems.
Lots more costumes and Halloween ideas!
Other Costumes and Net Links
Check out Halloween/Costume Net Links for more costume ideas.
You will find other costume ideas and directions, and a Halloween Loot bag, from your guide, in the Past Issued Of 1997 Weekly Features
Halloween Costume TailsFrom Your guide, has simple directions to add tails to a costume.