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Laureen Miles Brunelli

Find Last Minute Halloween Costumes in Your Kids' Dress-Up Box

By October 28, 2013

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Kids CostumesTime is growing short for Halloween costumes. While technically we still have the weekend before the big day, in actuality kids probably have some Halloween party, parade or other dress-up affair planned for this weekend. At this point the stores have been decimated, so what is a procrastinating mom or the mom of a "mind-changer" (I always have one of those!) to do?

Mine the kids' costume box! This collection of old accessories from costumes of years gone by is a treasure trove. But don't do it on your own, make it a dress-up party.  Pull out the old costumes and see what creative ideas kids can come up with.

One year, one of my "mind-changers" opted for a kitty-angel-princess costume--all picked from the costume box. It was a pretty cute costume, but what was even cuter was how she explained to a local radio DJ, hosting a costume contest, that kitties, angels and princesses were each special "people." She won a $50 gift certificate to Toys R Us!

Before you break out the costume box, browse this list of costume accessories and their possible uses to spark some ideas.

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