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Coming-and-Going Person Costume

Follow these simple instructions to make a Coming-and-Going Person costume for Halloween.

Coming-and-Going Person Costume

Time: 1 hour

Effort: More difficult — some sewing required


  • Mask (full face)
  • Wig
  • Two similar outfits (in the same color) with the backs cut off
  • Two pairs of shoes (one pair will be cut up)
  • Glue gun/glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread

Instructions: Sew the front of one outfit (dress or shirt and pants that you have cut the back off of) to the front of the other outfit. Next, cut the hair off the back of the wig and attach the mask to the back of the wig. Cut and style the wig over the mask for a "natural" hairdo look.

Put the wig on your child's head so that the mask is on the back of the head. Cut one pair of shoes so that you can attach them to the back of the pair your child will be wearing (this will vary in technique, depending on what outfits you have chosen, the types of shoes, and your own creativity).

Your child may be surprised to see just how many people walk up to his other half and start talking. Half the fun is turning around and seeing the surprised faces!

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