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Halloween costume ideas

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i want to make a homemade halloween costume for my son's school halloween party. i searched the net but wanted to check with EF members, if they have some good ideas. if u can post some pics also, it would be a great help. thanks
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Old 17.10.2011, 18:23
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Re: halloween costume ideas

What is your son into? That may help generate some ideas
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What is your son into? That may help generate some ideas

My son is 6 year old.....
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Old 17.10.2011, 19:10
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Re: Halloween costume ideas

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Old 17.10.2011, 19:51
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Re: Halloween costume ideas

i've always loved making my son's costumes- some past ideas for you- a manta ray, zombie, bat, dinosaur, shark. if you need ideas on how to make them, feel free to pm me .

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Re: Halloween costume ideas

One year I made the kids capes - black material on one side, purple velvet on the other. They are still in use (it must have been about 2-3 years ago), very versatile, dead easy and quick to make. (a half-circle with another half circle cut out for the neck)

The kids are wizards & witches, princes & princesses, superman, fairies..

The witches/wizards hat they had to make themselves (but then i believe in that type of thing...) Also just a semicircle bit of card stapled together, and they put stars, paint, stickers on it.

Also have made very simple "tiger" costumes in the same design- effectively a cape, with a tail and a "hood/head thingie with ears" sewed on.

Different material would make this a zebra

These types of "costumes" they dont grow out of that quickly....





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One year I made the kids capes - black material on one side, purple velvet on the other. They are still in use (it must have been about 2-3 years ago), very versatile, dead easy and quick to make. (a half-circle with another half circle cut out for the neck)

The kids are wizards & witches, princes & princesses, superman, fairies..

The witches/wizards hat they had to make themselves (but then i believe in that type of thing...


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i've always loved making my son's costumes- some past ideas for you- a manta ray, zombie, bat, dinosaur, shark, zombie. if you need ideas on how to make them, feel free to pm me .
thanks so much for this nice ideas...now i have to look what would be fit for my skills.
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Re: Halloween costume ideas

Anyone know where I can get adhesive vampire teeth within Zurich during the next few days for non-silly prices?
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Old 24.10.2011, 23:57
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Anyone know where I can get adhesive vampire teeth within Zurich during the next few days for non-silly prices?
If the prices are good for you, then why not consider ordering online from *HorrorKlinik.de in Germany? They ship to Switzerland.

Enjoy the gig, party or whatever that night!

*Disclaimer: This is not a recommendation, just a suggestion.
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If the prices are good for you, then why not consider ordering online from *HorrorKlinik.de in Germany? They ship to Switzerland.

Enjoy the gig, party or whatever that night!

*Disclaimer: This is not a recommendation, just a suggestion.
The problem isha is that ive left it too late, so im not sure theyd arrive in time if I ordered now?
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The problem isha is that ive left it too late, so im not sure theyd arrive in time if I ordered now?
Agreed. There is that possibility even if they sent the order out today... Shame though, as some of them there fangs looked pretty...er...interesting!

Also, have you checked out this albeit somewhat old thread for suggestions and links to Zurich possibilities?

Where have you looked already? What were the prices like if so?
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Old 25.10.2011, 10:53
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The problem isha is that ive left it too late, so im not sure theyd arrive in time if I ordered now?
Looking at the shipping info, they say if it's in stock, it goes out within 24hrs AND the picture on the page seems to indicate that they use DHL - so hopefully there are some options for faster delivery if you so desire (sorry, I didn't look that far).

So, you maybe okay... unless it's something you need tomorrow.
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Looking at the shipping info, they say if it's in stock, it goes out within 24hrs AND the picture on the page seems to indicate that they use DHL - so hopefully there are some options for faster delivery if you so desire (sorry, I didn't look that far).

So, you maybe okay... unless it's something you need tomorrow.
Well... in the end I got everything I was looking for... for a fraction of the price online!
  • Vampire fangs - Manor, 9.95CHF. Adhesive fangs, no different to the ones that cost 20EUR online.
  • Coloured contacts - Fielmann, 13CHF (including 2 hr fitting session), no different to the ones that cost 25EUR online.
Not bad at all really. Thanks for the advice though guys.
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Re: Halloween costume ideas

You're welcome and glad y'all sorted out and ready for bite night!
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Re: Halloween costume ideas

anyone knows where can I find any of the following:

-Flight suit. and helmet
-Adidas blue tracksuit.
-Hugh Hefner PJ?`
-nautical themed pashmina afghan
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Re: Halloween costume ideas

Two years ago I was headed to a Halloween party with a mate of mine (I was the tag alone, it was his invite).

I had asked previously if it was dress up, but he said he didn't know (stupid really, who has a halloween party and DOESN'T dress up)


On the way I asked again, he called and confirmed it was indeed a dress up.


I advised that we take a quick detour into the Coop pronto -

"For beer" asked my friend
..."nope, toilet paper"



Instant "Mummy"* costume.



*it makes a mess, and my friend caught on fire at one point from one of the candles...... I'd run with real bandages if you could.

HOT TIP- When wrapping yourself up, make a "provisional" means to get ones self to the toilet........ beer will do that to you
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Two years ago I was headed to a Halloween party with a mate of mine (I was the tag alone, it was his invite).

I had asked previously if it was dress up, but he said he didn't know (stupid really, who has a halloween party and DOESN'T dress up)


On the way I asked again, he called and confirmed it was indeed a dress up.


I advised that we take a quick detour into the Coop pronto -

"For beer" asked my friend
..."nope, toilet paper"



Instant "Mummy"* costume.



*it makes a mess, and my friend caught on fire at one point from one of the candles...... I'd run with real bandages if you could.

HOT TIP- When wrapping yourself up, make a "provisional" means to get ones self to the toilet........ beer will do that to you
Or just buy bandages from the same shop?
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