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My Costume Book
     

My Costume Book

by Cheryl Owen, Jonathan Pollack (Photographer), Jo Gapper (Illustrator), Teri Gower (Illustrator)
 
Packed with more than 25 imaginative easy-to-make designs just right for Halloween or any other dress-up occasion. Kids can transform themselves into a Christmas tree, a jack-in-the-box, a grandfather clock, even a TV set! Easy-to-follow instructions make for costumes kids can easily put together on their own or with a little help from their parents. Full color.

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Packed with more than 25 imaginative easy-to-make designs just right for Halloween or any other dress-up occasion. Kids can transform themselves into a Christmas tree, a jack-in-the-box, a grandfather clock, even a TV set! Easy-to-follow instructions make for costumes kids can easily put together on their own or with a little help from their parents. Full color.

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Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Graphically pleasing, this book outlines many (25+) costume ideas that can be created by even the most creatively challenged or arts-and-crafts inept person. Many require a leotard or T-shirt and tights to be worn underneath. The other required materials are easily obtained, if not already present in your home. Patterns are together at the back of the book. Great browsing fun for Halloween ideas or for other dress-up times.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Twenty-seven different costumes are presented in this oversized book. Most rely on underlinings of body stockings, T-shirts, leotards, tights, bathing suits, or some form of sleepwear. The costumes themselves are basic shapes made from boxes, garbage bags, and heavy paper, or are simply constructed fabric shells. They are further enhanced with glued or sewn-on bits and pieces of decorative items (paper, foil, glitter, sequins, etc.). The directions are illustrated with bright, clear, full-color photographs. As well as basic designs, Owen suggests ways to vary the costumes, e.g., the ``pencil person'' can become a flower or firecracker with only a few modifications. The usual suggestions for parents to read the directions with youngsters before beginning and for children to always seek help with scissors and sewing machines are provided. Adults with some sewing skill could easily make any of these costumes in under an hour, but allowing youngsters to help will result in quite a sharing experience. Priscilla Hershberger's Make Costumes! (North Lights, 1992) takes a similar approach.-Carole B. Kirkpatrick, Terminal Park Elementary School, Auburn, WA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316677424
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
09/28/1995
Edition description:
1st North American edition
Pages:
95
Product dimensions:
10.55(w) x 11.36(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

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