Halloween may be creeping around the corner, but don't rush to the store and buy an expensive outfit. You can make these crafty looks in plenty of time (for much less).
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All you need are some old T-shirts, fabric glue, and a few hours to make this easy owl costume by Ellen Luckett Baker from alphamom.com.
Complete How-To: Owl Costume
Another creation of Ellen Luckett Baker for alphamom.com, these bat wings are simple to make using black felt and boning. The mask? It's as easy as printing out and pasting to a pair of sunglasses.
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3. Rubik's Cube
Design mom and blogger Gabrielle Blair recreation of the retro toy requires just a box and some construction paper, a quirky kid can impress friends as this infamous puzzler from yesteryear.
Complete How-To: Rubik's Cube Costume
What child doesn't fantasize about flying through the air? Following Brooke Reynolds' lead, sweatpants or tights and a graphic felt cape become classic superhero paraphernalia.
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With the pattern for a 1970s art smock, Merilee from Mer Mag sewed her little boys a pair of knight costumes with wonderful - and adorable - hand-drawn emblems worthy of King Arthur's court. Add sweats, boots, and the all-important plastic sword for an old-fashioned (and friendly!) sword fight.
Complete How-To: Knight Costume
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