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Costumes cheap, simple to create

Posted: October 16, 2013 at 3 a.m.

The mermaid costume that Kim Conner of Burlington, Vt., designed for her daughter is a frequent “re-pin” on the Pinterest photo-sharing website. Details for how to make the costume are at Conner’s blog, seven thirty three (733blog.com). With supplies on hand and inexpensive purchases, a Halloween costume can be assembled in a snap.

The mermaid costume that Kim Conner of Burlington, Vt., designed for her daughter is a frequent “re-pin” on the Pinterest photo-sharing website. Details for how to make the costume are at Conner’s blog, seven thirty three (733blog.com). With supplies on hand and inexpensive purchases, a Halloween costume can be assembled in a snap.

If you’re thinking of making this year’s Halloween costume yourself, you can stick with simple or go Hollywood pro. Neither has to take much time or money, and either can create a convincing costume, whether you’re looking to draw guffaws, shrieks or admiring nods.

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