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    In a message dated 7/9/2003 7:12:04 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
    Budget101_@yahoogroups.com writes:

    > Last year my kids were a vampire and a witch while I was a zombie. For
    > my son I found a cape for $1.00 and a white dress shirt for less than
    > $5.00 I used my makeup for the face and he wore black jeans. My daughter
    > I paid $1.00 for the hat and less than $5.00 for a black dress and again
    > I used my makeup for the face. For mine I just wore my usual clothes and
    > painted my face up with white and black makeup with a little red for
    > blood. Grand total for the 3 of us $12.00
    >

    Since you are starting early, you can check the thrift/second hand stores.
    We find most of our costume needs that way. I have the kids figure out what
    they want to be and we improvise using the thrift store. I must admit like you,
    we start early for a good selection because sometimes it will take a couple
    of thrift store trips to put a costume together. We also save all our costumes
    from year to year. That way someone can reuse all or part of a costume.
    We've made last minute costumes for some of my kids friends that way.

    Another idea -- can you sew? Walmart has pretty cheap material or again pick

    something up from the thrift store. Once my daughter wanted to be a
    princess. I cut up an old prom dress using the bottom as her skirt. I cut a
    triangular piece for the bodice adding fake pearls and ribbon for decoration.
    The hat
    was a piece of poster board with netting and ribbons. I think the whole
    thing cost less than $3.00.
    It would be easy to add sweats underneath for warmth.


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    Anggie Thompson
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    <font face="Arial" size="2">Last year I went as a traffic cone. I found an orange dress at the thrift shop then got an orange piece of poster board & wrapped it into a cone shape. Some people guessed that I was an orange crayon, which was a good guess too. It was really hard getting in the car with the "cone head"! Got knocked sideways a couple of times!
    <font face="Arial" size="2">Anggie

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    This may be difficult to explain, but a little boy came to my door one
    Halloween and he was dressed as a man holding his own head. He had on a
    large pair of pants up to his armpits and a large workshirt rigged up to go
    well over his head with the arms stuffed and the shirt padded. He had his
    head sticking out between two of the buttonholes and one of the stuffed arms
    with stuffed gloves coming down and underneath his head. I don't know what
    he rigged up the shirt with; cardboard didn't work too well for me, but
    there's a lot of time left to experiment. Everyone thought he was a riot!
    Kami in Iowa
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    My DS is going as "God's gift to Women". I am wondering how to wrap him as a present??? He doesn't want to wear a box wrapped up. He will wear a tag saying To: Women From: God, but I can't figure out what else he can wear. Any ideas?
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    My DS is going as "God's gift to Women". I am wondering how to wrap him as a present??? He doesn't want to wear a box wrapped up. He will wear a tag saying To: Women From: God, but I can't figure out what else he can wear. Any ideas?
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    Great idea. He does have a tux without the jacket. I did mention that to him. I like the chains, hair gel & aftershave idea.
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    Not sure if you can find any now but those big bows that they use to
    wrap doors (usually red and about 4" wide)... go to a craft store
    and purchase the widest ribbon you can... wrap it in a cross shape
    around his mid drift area and up his middle, placing a big color
    coordinating bow in the middle with a big tag.
    What a cute idea by the way!!!
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    The Dollarama in Ontario has there Christmas stuff out already and
    tons of big bows
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