Decisions, decisions, decisions! With just a few weeks to go until lil ghouls and goblins take to the streets, costume decisions need to be finalized. Some moms have been planning for this day for months, with exquisitely designed costumes thought out to the last detail, while others will go the old "let's get creative with an old sheet and a pair of (safety) scissors" route the day before Halloween. The Green Halloween movement is gaining momentum, and this Saturday, Oct. 8, lots of tots in almost every state will participate in National Costume Swap Day, giving parents another option for acquiring a costume.
Celebrity stylists Phillip Bloch, Jessica Paster, and George Kotsiopoulos know a thing or two about getting dressed up for a celebration — after all, they've styled Katy Perry, Jennifer Aniston, and Halle Berry, to name a few. Watch our video for their tips on how to put together a creative Halloween costume by taking a cue from Katy Perry's "California Gurls," Britney Spears, or the Kardashian sisters.
My favorite Halloween pastime wasn't trick-or-treating, it was the anticipation of wearing my finished costume. As children, my siblings and I would come up with what we wanted to be for Halloween and then my mom, grandma and mainly, my aunt who is an amazing seamstress, would concoct the costumes from scratch. No task was too daunting, when Gremlins became a blockbuster, my brother and I became Stripe and Gizmo with realistic paper-mache headpieces. But none compared to the one I wore as Cinderella in first grade. With a few hems, stitches and a hoopskirt made of bent wire hangers, my aunt took an old bridesmaid's dress and made me feel like the belle of the ball. What was your best costume?
What a grape, err I mean great, costume idea! It may not be a pet-safe snack, but it's a neat ensemble nonetheless.
Turn your own dog into Grapes on a Vine . . . on a dime! OK, more than $.10 but this costume can easily be had, especially if your pup already has a green coat or sweatshirt.
To create, simply blow up purple balloons (or choose red or green balloons for your favorite flavor) and hot glue them to the coat. Add on some leaves cut from a garland and you've got a fine costume on your hands — just be sure to place the balloons where your pup can't accidentally pop them and put it out of reach when the photo opp's done.
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