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  • Halloween
    Top 8 Retro Halloween Costumes for Kids
    Halloween is tomorrow! Yikes! Still haven't figured out your child's costume -- or your own, for that matter? We've got eight retro costumes that are easy to make and require no sewing. We say these throw-back costumes of the 80s and 90s are for...
    Laurie Mega
  • 2017 Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids
    Halloween
    2017 Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids
    Don't just throw an old sheet over your child's head before you hit the streets to trick-or-treat this year. Give your kiddos a Halloween experience to remember with these top Halloween costume ideas for 2017.  Star Wars Rey Costume Your child...
    Kelly Sundstrom
  • Costume Patterns Printables
    Crown Costume Pattern
    Easily create a crown with this printable pattern -- perfect for a school play or Halloween costume. ...
  • Group costumes for Halloween
    Halloween
    Top 10 (Easy) Group Costumes for Families
    Halloween costumes for groups always seem like a good idea, until you have to figure out an doable theme. Are you casting about for group costume ideas for your family? Look no further than our top 10. You can make these yourselves -- no sewing r...
    Laurie Mega
  • Zombie Costumes for Halloween
    Halloween
    7 Zombie Costumes for Undead Family Fun
    The Walking Dead is back this month, and Halloween follows right behind. Instead of the cutsie costumes of years gone by, this year think zombie. Enjoy an undead Halloween with zombie costumes perfect for the whole family. Your whole family will ...
    Kelly Sundstrom
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    Costumes
    Easy (And Cheap), Last-Minute Costume Ideas
    Did Halloween sneak up on you this year? If you're racking your brain for a quick and easy costume for you child, don't fret. These get-ups are simple, cheap, and can be made with materials you probably already have on hand. ...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Costume Patterns Printables
    Basic Vest Costume Pattern
    This basic vest pattern will be the perfect addition to any child's Halloween costume. ...
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Dory preschooler costume
    Costumes
    2016 Halloween Costume Ideas for Kids
    Every year, certain children's Halloween costumes take center stage because of new movies, TV shows, video games, and other trends. See which costumes will be a hit with kids in 2016. Also, consider these great group costumes for families. ...
    Erin Dower
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    Halloween Masks
    9 Halloween Masks Kids Can Make
    Get creative with your costume this Halloween by making your own one-of-a-kind Halloween mask with these craft instructions and printable templates. ...
  • Black Cat Halloween Costume
    Costumes
    16 Parent-Submitted Halloween Costume Photos
    We asked parents to submit photos of their kids' best Halloween costumes. Take a look at these cute, spooky, and creative costumes our readers' children are wearing to celebrate All Hallows' Eve! You can submit your child's photo by emailing feed...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Food Costumes
    Stuffed Green Olive Costume
    Stuffed Green Olive CostumeTime: 15 minutes Effort: Quick and easy - no sewing required Materials:Red turtleneck Red tights Red knit hat Red shoes or red spray paint Large green trash bag with tie handle Newspaper for stuffing ScissorsInstruc...
  • Costume Patterns Printables
    Wing Pattern 7 and 8 Costume Pattern
    Children will love making these wings for their Halloween costumes. ...
  • Costume Patterns Printables
    Wing Pattern 5 and 6 Costume
    Children will love making these wings for their Halloween costumes. Just print, cut out, and have fun! ...
  • Costume Patterns Printables
    Wing Pattern 1 and 2 Costume Pattern
    Children will love making these wings for their Halloween costumes. ...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Funny Costumes
    Half Man/Half Woman Costume
    Half Man/Half Woman CostumeTime: About 1 hour Effort: Quick and easy - some sewing on Variations I and II. Materials:One button-up blouse One button-up skirt One pair of pants One button-up men's shirt One tie One boy shoe and one girl shoe ...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Costume Patterns Printables
    Wing Pattern 3 and 4 Costume Pattern
    Children will love making these wings for their Halloween costumes. ...