Cheryl ZibiskyNeed a kid's costume, pronto? Desperate to find a replacement babysitter hours before your dinner reservation? Help is on the way.
You Need: A Halloween Costume
The bad news first: A white sheet and a kid do not a ghost maketh. To cobble together a costume, read on.
The Quick Fix:
For Girls: Her closet probably has the makings of a fairy princess -- a leotard, a wand, a tutu. Just add glitter gel to her face and hands. "Whether the costume is accurate to a character doesn't matter. Kids will go for it," says Laurel Burke, co-owner of the Spook Shop costume store, in Bellingham, Washington, and a film production designer. For a crown, cut points into a sparkly or colored translucent school folder and glue the ends together, says Burke.
For Boys: Got a big cardboard box? Cut off the flaps and cut holes for arms and a head. Spray-paint it silver or decorate it with markers and you have a robot. To make feet, cut a hole into the bottoms of two shoe boxes for him to put