The Halloween Handbook

The Halloween Handbook

447 Costumes

Book - 2004
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It's dress-up for grown-ups, and the liveliest, most imaginative collection of Halloween costume ideas--447 costume ideas to be exact--from two hip, inveterate lovers of all things Halloween . . . plus dozens of other ideas for enjoying the holiday.

Bridie Clark and Ashley Dodd are the dynamic duo, in or out of capes. For every level of interest, time--and irony--they offer suggestions. There's the ultra-quick: Pin several pair of underwear to a shirt, and voil#65533;, A Chest of Drawers. With a bit more time, wrap yourself in aluminum foil and don a beret--mmm, French Kiss. There are Angels and Devils, all with variations (add roller skates to your Satan costume, and go as Hell on Wheels). Come Hither costumes--Lady Godiva, Chippendales Dancer, Stripper Emerging from a Cake. Celeb sightings, from the Dalai Lama to Madonna (six Madonnas, actually, from all of her phases). Costumes for couples--Sweethearts Caught on Lover's Lane, Fred and Wilma Flintstone--and costumes for whole groups of friends, including how to appear as the Sopranos or the hapless castaways on Gilligan's Island . And for the children, check out Nursery Rhymes, Fairy Tales, and Other Costumes for the Young and Young at Heart.

Finally, for the friend who just can't bear the thought of dressing up but still wants to join the fun, suggest the Time Traveler from the Day Before Halloween.
Publisher: New York : Workman Pub., c2004
ISBN: 9780761129875
Branch Call Number: 394.2646 Cla 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xii, 259 p. :,ill. (some col.)
Additional Contributors: Dodd, Ashley


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Sep 21, 2012

The entire book is in black and white, so the costume ideas are even less inspiring. Most of the costumes are a play on words (Smartie pants), traditional costumes or (outdated) celebrities. It might give you some ideas to start, but the costumes themselves are not very creative.

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