The Halloween Handbook: 447 Halloween Costumes

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Overview


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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761129875
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2004
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 7.92 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Bridie Clark

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.

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.

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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)

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