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    Lunch Lady Costume
    Lunch Lady CostumeTime: Less than an hour Effort: Easy - no sewing required Materials:Smock-type apron White slacks Hair net Brown eyeliner Latex gloves Various kitchen utensils (spatula, turkey baster, etc...) Instructions: Put on clothes, ...
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    Lego Costume
    Lego CostumeTime: About one hour Effort: Easy - no sewing required Materials:Cardboard boxes (one for child to wear around body, the other smaller - maybe a shoebox - to wear as a hat Butter or margarine tubs, or plastic/paper cups Paint GlueI...
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    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 ...
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    Lamp Costume
    Lamp CostumeTime: Mere minutes Effort: Hardly any Materials:Lampshade Black clothes Instructions: Just throw on the lampshade when you're about to leave. More Costume Ideas ...
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    Green with Envy Costume
    Green with Envy CostumeTime: 5-10 minutesEffort: Quick and easy – no sewing requiredMaterials:Green sweat suit, or green shirt and green pants Black marker Instructions: Have your child put on the shirt and pants. Write the word "Envy" on the f...
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    Formal Apology Costume
    Formal Apology CostumeTime: 10 minutesEffort: Quick and easy – no sewing requiredMaterials:Poster board Black magic marker Long piece of string or ribbon Hole puncher Your child's fanciest or most formal outfit Instructions: In large letters...
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    Man in the Wind Halloween Costume
    Man in the Wind Halloween CostumeTime: 1 hour Effort: Fairly easy - no sewing required Materials:Wire (about 2 yards) Coat and tie Leaves Umbrella Hairspray Glue or tapeInstructions: Have your child wear a suit and put wire in the tie, as if...
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    Windblown Costume
    Windblown Costume Time: 30 minutes Effort: Easy - some sewing required Materials:Scarf Flowy skirt Long hair or a long wig Thin wire Instructions: Braid the wire into your hair, and stick the braids out in one direction as if they are being blown...
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    Watch Dog Costume
    Watch Dog Costume Time: 5-10 minutes Effort: Quick and easy - no sewing required Materials:Any dog costume or mask At least 2 wristwatches Instructions: Dress up as a dog. If you don't have a ready-made costume or mask, don't worry. All you reall...
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    Static Cling Costume
    Static Cling Costume Time: 30 minutes Effort: Quick and easy - no sewing required Materials:A dark shirt and matching dark pants. Double stick tape, safety pins, or glue Several lighter colored laundry items (socks, undies, ties, hankies, bibs, e...
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    Baseball "Bat" Costume
    Baseball "Bat" CostumeTime: 1 hour Effort: Fairly easy — some sewing required Materials:Black felt (you'll need a piece that's half as long as your child, and as wide as the span of his or her arms) Glitter Glue Baseball hat Baseball shirt, ...
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    Fashion Police Costume
    Fashion Police CostumeTime: 30 minutesEffort: Quick and easy – no sewing requiredMaterials:Dark navy blue or black pants Matching button-down shirt (with collar) Policeman's hat Badge Platform shoes Boa Whistle Instructions: Dress your chi...
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    Smartie Pants Costume
    Smartie Pants Costume Time: 30-40 minutes Effort: Quick and easy - no sewing required Materials:A pair of old pants A lot of Smarties candies - the more, the better! GlueInstructions: Glue all the Smarties to your pants. It's as simple as that, S...
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    Sleepwalker Costume
    Sleepwalker CostumeTime: 5-10 minutes Effort: Quick and easy - no sewing required Materials:Sleeping mask Pajamas Silly slippers Robe Teddy bear Pillowcase Hair rollers (optional)Instructions: Put on pajamas, slippers, and robe. Wear sleeping mas...
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    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...
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    Shower Costume
    Shower Costume Time: 1 hour Effort: Quick and easy - no sewing required Materials:Hula-hoop Shower curtain or old bed sheet Shower curtain rings Thin rope Flip-flops Shower cap Skin-colored leotard Funnel Rod Tinsel Foil TapeInstructions: Tape ...
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    Fair Weather Fan Costume
    Fair Weather Fan CostumeTime: 10 minutesEffort: Quick and easy – no sewing requiredMaterials:Professional sports jersey Pennant, foam finger, or any other fan paraphernalia you can locate Hat Computer printout of a five-day forecast (use a cl...
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    E-mail Costume (for Boys Only!)
    E-mail Costume (for Boys Only!)Time: 15 minutesEffort: Quick and easy – no sewing requiredMaterials:Any color shirt and pants Fabric or sturdy paper Fabric glue or safety pins Scissors Instructions: Cut two E shapes out of the paper or fabric...