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    Mail Carrier Costume
    Mail Carrier CostumeTime: 1 hour Effort: Fairly easy - some sewing required Materials:Blue slacks and shirt Postal carrier hat 4 to 5 small stuffed dogs Large, over-the-shoulder bag Instructions: Nearly all supplies can be bought at a Goodwill...
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    Magician Costume
    Magician CostumeTime: 1 hour Effort: Easy - no sewing required Materials:Black top hat White shirt Black bow tie Black pants (male) Black skirt (female) White gloves Black cape Magic wand Deck of cards Stuffed white rabbit (like Beanie B...
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    CIA Agent Halloween Costume
    CIA Agent Halloween CostumeTime: 15 minutes Effort: Quick and easy — no sewing required Materials:Black or dark-colored pants Jacket Blouse or shirt Leather shoes or boots Sunglasses Fake gun Cell phone Wallet FBI or CIA badge for wallet...
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    Mad Scientist Costume
    Mad Scientist CostumeTime: Quick - just enough time to collect pieces of costume Effort: Easy - no sewing required Materials:Lab coat Dress shirt Bow tie Rubber gloves Eye protection goggles Pocket protector Jeans/pants Tennis shoes Hair ...
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    King of Hearts Costume
    King of Hearts CostumeTime: 2-3 hours Effort: Easy - no sewing required Materials:2 pieces of oak tag (heavy-duty white cardboard paper available at most office supply stores) Red, black and yellow magic markers Scissors Black ribbon A deck o...
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    Jailbird (Escaped) Costume
    Jailbird (Escaped) CostumeTime: With supplies, about 30 minutes Effort: Easy - some sewing Materials:White pants White shirt White fabric White pillowcase Black iron-on felt Green fabric marker Black fabric marker Black construction paper ...
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    1950s Car Hop Costume
    1950s Car Hop CostumeTime: 3 hours Effort: Easy — no sewing required Materials:Food tray Plastic food Glue Roller skates Restaurant apron Circle skirt White ankle socks White short-sleeved T-shirt Pen, napkins, straws, paper pad Instruct...
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    Greaser from the 50s Costume
    Greaser from the 50s CostumeTime: 30 minutesEffort: Quick and easy – no sewing requiredMaterials:Blue jeans White T-shirt Comb Pomade Converse All-Stars or motorcycle boots Buddy Holly style glasses or sunglasses (optional) Instructions: Da...
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    Glittery Star Costume
    Glittery Star CostumeTime: Less than 2 hoursEffort: Easy – no sewing requiredMaterials:Poster board – two sheets Glitter and glue Paint (glow-in-the-dark paint recommended) and paintbrush Leotard or sweatshirt, and tights in a color that mat...
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    Football Player Costume
    Football Player CostumeTime: 1 hourEffort: Quick and easy – no sewing requiredMaterials:Football helmet (even a toy one will work) Football jersey (or take an oversized shirt with short or ?-length sleeves and put a number on it.) Football pan...
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    House Painter Costume
    House Painter CostumeTime: 1 hour Effort: Easy - no sewing required Materials:White overalls (denim okay, but white is best) Disposable white painter's cap from hardware or paint store (you may have to take a small tuck in the back to make it ti...
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    Flower Child Costume
    Flower Child CostumeTime: 15 minutesEffort: Quick and easy – no sewing requiredMaterials:Bell-bottomed pants Long-sleeved hippie shirt (from a thrift store) Long-haired wig Flowers (for hair) Sandals Light-colored sunglasses Peace-sign nec...
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    Flapper Costume for Preschoolers
    Flapper Costume for PreschoolersTime: 30 minutes or lessEffort: Quick and easy – no sewing requiredMaterials:Dress-up sequined leotard Four-foot boa Sweatpants or skirt Dress-up "flapper" hat with feathers and sequins Onesie or long-sleeved ...
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    Flapper Costume
    Flapper CostumeTime: 1 hourEffort: Sewing requiredMaterials:Dress, in any color Fringe Stretchy headband Feather Long beaded necklace Boa Fishnet stockings Fancy shoes Scissors, needle, and thread Instructions: Attach the fringe to the he...
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    Scuba Diver Costume
    Scuba Diver Costume Time: 30 minutes Effort: Quick and easy - no sewing required Materials:Black sweatpants Black sweatshirt Snorkel and mask Foil Backpack Black foam or construction paper Shoes Hot glue gun ScissorsInstructions: Put on the s...
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    Firefighter Costume
    Firefighter CostumeTime: 10 minutesEffort: Quick and easy – no sewing requiredMaterials:Black spray paint Fire hat Yellow raincoat and pants Electrical tape Black boots Spray bottle Red spray paint Small flashlight Black face makeup Toy...
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    Hot Air Balloonist Costume
    Hot Air Balloonist CostumeTime: 15-30 minutes Effort: Easy - no sewing required Materials:Large plant basket 6 Helium-filled balloons Colorful ribbons Brown tights/sweatpants Small pillowcases Rope Poly fill Duct tape Instructions: Tie 6 h...
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    Hockey Player Costume
    Hockey Player CostumeTime: Mere minutes Effort: Easy - no sewing required Materials:Sweatshirt, numbered (or add number w/colored tape) Trousers Broom/hockey stick 2 oven mitts 2 hot pads Bike/skating helmet Safety pins Instructions: Pin on...