Halloween is on the horizon. If you're ready to retire the bedsheet ghosts and felt cat ears, scroll through these clever costumes from Pinterest.
Children may turn up their noses at receiving healthy snacks on Halloween, but they won't mind adding nutritional value to their costumes if they look this cute.
Legos and Indiana Jones. You can't possibly go wrong with this clever costume combo.
This unusual (but adorable) idea incorporates cookware you likely have on hand.
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If you want to include your four-legged friends in the festivities, try out this transformation.
This couples costume adds an original touch to the classic nerd getup.
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Use cardboard and string to make your dream of competing on "The Price is Right" a Halloween reality.
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This is a great last-minute costume you can create from clothes strewn around the house. Simply drape, secure and go.
Use plywood and a red wagon to create this costume and keep young trick-or-treaters snug throughout the night.
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It's amazing what some face paint and a monochromatic outfit can do. You can even mix it up by making text cards and going as silent-movie stars.
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For classic gamers and group-costume fans, cardboard boxes and paint become the perfect mediums for recreating the gaming favorite.
Step-by-step instructions can be found on Instructables.
Recreate the dotted appearance of a comic-strip character with red face paint and dramatic expressions.
Use an old or cheap black umbrella to make anatomically correct bat wings. Add a black shirt and pants, and you're ready to celebrate.
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Use an old picture fame and some paint to recreate a work of art — or a vintage photograph.
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For princesses, ballerinas and fairies, tutus quickly turn a simple outfit into the perfect costume for little girls. Full, brightly colored tutus are simple to make with just tulle and ribbon.
Find instructions on The Train to Crazy.
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Who says Facebook is limited to the virtual realm? Bring the social site to life with some cardboard and paper printouts of your Facebook page.