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The Halloween Handbook: 447 Halloween Costumes

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Publisher Comments:

Get Historical. Hysterical. Or come hither (Ooooohhh.) Plus all the hoopla.

Who knew you could concoct an instant costume out of underwear and safety pins? Voilà: Chest of Drawers!

Or dazzle friends with the ingenuity of using a cauliflower and some fake blood—yep, you're a No-Brainer.

Packed with ideas galore, The Halloween Handbook shows how to create literally hundreds of inspired costumes for grown-ups and kids (and even pets) that are unexpected and easy to make, mostly from stuff around the house.

Synopsis:

It's dress-up for grown-ups, and the liveliest, most imaginative collection of Halloween costume ideas--447 costume ideas to be exact--from two hip, inveterate lovers of all things Halloween . . . plus dozens of other ideas for enjoying the holiday.

Bridie Clark and Ashley Dodd are the dynamic duo, in or out of capes. For every level of interest, time--and irony--they offer suggestions. There's the ultra-quick: Pin several pair of underwear to a shirt, and voil

Synopsis:

It's dress-up for grown-ups, and the liveliest, most imaginative collection of Halloween costume ideas--447 costume ideas to be exact--from two hip, inveterate lovers of all things Halloween . . . plus dozens of other ideas for enjoying the holiday.

Bridie Clark and Ashley Dodd are the dynamic duo, in or out of capes. For every level of interest, time--and irony--they offer suggestions. There's the ultra-quick: Pin several pair of underwear to a shirt, and voil

Synopsis:

Halloween is not just for youngsters--it's for everyone who loves to have fun. HALLOWEEN HANDBOOK is a one-stop source for the holiday--costumes, decorating tips, party ideas, recipes, lore, and much more. It's impossible not to find inspiration in the encyclopedic costume section, which offers more than 400 ideas--many illustrated with black-and-white photographs, all easy to replicate (no prosthetic noses!)--and 95% are no-sew.

About the Author

Bridie Clark lives in New York and works in publishing. Halloween is far and away her favorite holiday--originally for the candy, and now for the once-a-year opportunity to play dress-up.
Ashley Dodd lives in New York and works in public relations. Halloween is far and away her favorite holiday--originally for the candy, and now for the once-a-year opportunity to play dress-up.

Table of Contents

The Costume Encyclopedia

1. Classics and Classics with a Twist

How to Make Face Paint (3)

Winging it (5)

Chew on This: Faux Fangs (6)

Stuck on You: Adhering Things to Your Skin (9)

Goddess Variations (12)

How to Make Fake Blood (16)

Here's Looking at You: Fashion Contact Lenses (16)

Going Batty for Vampires (17)

Acessing Extra Accessories (19)

The Wherefore of Werewolves (20)

Witches, Both Wicked and Wonderful (22)

How to Make a Wart from Scratch (23)

The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 (24)

2. Play with Your Words

Wearable Cylinders (26)

Bruises, Scrapes, Cuts, and Scars (28)

Age in an Instant (34)

Anti-Costume Antics (46)

3. Come-Hither Costumes

Batting an Eye: False Eyelashes (49)

Halloween Home Decor (56)

Always a Bridesmaid? (68)

4. History in the Making

Hey, Baldie! (75)

The Haunting of the White House (77)

Big Wigs (79)

Ghosts Galore (83)

The Decade-Inspired Theme Party (84)

5. Movie and TV Characters

Flavor Savers (a.k.a. Mustaches) (88)

The Legend of Jack-o'-Lantern (92)

How to Toast Pumpkin Seeds (93)

Pumpkin Carving 101 (94)

Hold Your Hair High (98)

Get Blown Away (109)

TV Casts to Replicate (115)

Movie Casts to Replicate (118)

Getting Catty: How to Make Yourself Up as a Feline (119)

A Commercial Break (120)

Top 10 Classic Camp Movies (122)

Top 10 Truly Terrifying Movies (124)

6. Celeb Sightings

Props Worth Buying (139)

Top 10 Halloween Tunes (140)

7. Literature and Arts

Top 10 Halloween Books (156)

8. The Sporting Life

9. Crowd Participation

Sandwich Board Step-by-Step (174)

Animalistic Tendencies (176)

10. Around the World

Road Trip: Salem, Massachusetts

Road Trip: Keene, New Hampshire

Goblins, Goblins, Goblins (181)

Road Trip: New Orleans, Louisiana (183)

Raod Trip: New York City! (183)

Halloween Around the World (186)

Road Trip: San Francisco, California (188)

11. For the Group

Glitter: A Cautionary Tale (194)

Party Planning

    The Drinks Menu

    The Buffet Table

    Rallying Your Troops (199)

12. A Moveable Feast

Halloween Recipes

13. Odds and Ends

"Tooth" some options (226)

Grosser than Gross (235)

The Criminal Element (236)

Recycling Effort (238)

14. Nursery Rhymes, Fairy Tales, and Costumes for the Young at Heart

Princess Variations (246)

Party Games for the Wee Ones (251)

Baby, It's You (252)

What to Wear When You're Expecting (255)

Top 10 Family-Friendly Flicks (256)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761129875
Subtitle:
447 Costumes
Author:
Beckman, Janette
Photographer:
Beckman, Janette
Author:
Beckman, Janette
Author:
Dodd, Ashley
Publisher:
Workman Publishing Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Seasonal
Subject:
Textile Arts - Costume
Subject:
Halloween costumes
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Home Improvement
Subject:
Halloween
Subject:
Crafts-Theme Crafts
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20040815
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
800x800

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"Synopsis" by , It's dress-up for grown-ups, and the liveliest, most imaginative collection of Halloween costume ideas--447 costume ideas to be exact--from two hip, inveterate lovers of all things Halloween . . . plus dozens of other ideas for enjoying the holiday.

Bridie Clark and Ashley Dodd are the dynamic duo, in or out of capes. For every level of interest, time--and irony--they offer suggestions. There's the ultra-quick: Pin several pair of underwear to a shirt, and voil

"Synopsis" by ,
It's dress-up for grown-ups, and the liveliest, most imaginative collection of Halloween costume ideas--447 costume ideas to be exact--from two hip, inveterate lovers of all things Halloween . . . plus dozens of other ideas for enjoying the holiday.

Bridie Clark and Ashley Dodd are the dynamic duo, in or out of capes. For every level of interest, time--and irony--they offer suggestions. There's the ultra-quick: Pin several pair of underwear to a shirt, and voil

"Synopsis" by , Halloween is not just for youngsters--it's for everyone who loves to have fun. HALLOWEEN HANDBOOK is a one-stop source for the holiday--costumes, decorating tips, party ideas, recipes, lore, and much more. It's impossible not to find inspiration in the encyclopedic costume section, which offers more than 400 ideas--many illustrated with black-and-white photographs, all easy to replicate (no prosthetic noses!)--and 95% are no-sew.
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