For a hip costume idea, consider
the following bag of tricks from Lamancusa:
* If youre a Bewitched
fan, put your own spin on a witchs costume by being a diva
witch with a big wig, embellished broom and bejeweled sun glasses.
Or, combine a hat and broom with a doctors mask and be
a witch doctor.
* Take a page from Pirates
of the Caribbean and go one step further to create an over-the-top
pirate look with makeup, wild hair and a jeweled eye patch.
* If youre going out as
a group, have each person create their own unique superhero costume.
Stuff a stretchy shirt with polyfil for a muscular Mr. Incredible
look or pair a black eye mask and cat ears headband to become
* Fairies are an increasingly
popular costume choice with new iridescent and opalescent fabrics
that add a fanciful twist to the traditional tulle and silks.
Make your own fairy costume by combining wings and a wand with
a glittery dress.
* Like Harry Potter? Combine
a brown cape and black glasses with a crazy wig for a variation
on this popular costume to personalize your own Hairy Potter
* If your child recently lost
a tooth, maybe shed like to be the tooth fairy. Combine
a set of wings and wand with a T-shirt or turtleneck on which
youve drawn or ironed on an outline of a tooth.
* And, dont forget Fido!
Consider dressing your pets for Halloween, or making them your
sidekick. Shaggy and Scooby-Doo, Dorothy and Toto or Charlie
Brown and Snoopy are a few ideas.
* Whatever the costume, personalize
your look with embellishments, such as ribbons, seasonal stamps,
beads, knitted accents, feathers, buttons and paint. Particularly
popular this year are dangling and reflective beads.