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Put together a great Halloween costume with the ideas in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A long black dress
- Black cloak or shawl
- Pointy black shoes
- Striped stockings
- A witch's hat
- Face paint or makeup
- Black lipstick
- Green or black washable paint
- Black poster paper
- Black cat
Shop for used clothes
Comb through thrift shops and used clothing stores for a calf-length black dress, a black cloak or shawl, and black pointy shoes.
Cut or tear the dress' hemline into jagged strips.
Visit a costume shop
Go to a costume shop for horizontally-striped stockings — green and black or red and black will stand out best — and a witch's hat. You can also find your face paint here.
Apply face paint
Apply an even layer of white face paint or make up, then add brown and green smudges. Now smear black face paint or mascara around your eyes.Complete the look with black lipstick.
Add a couple of warts by painting peppercorns green or black and applying to your face with non-toxic glue.
Turn your teeth gray
Chew some black licorice or black jelly beans until your teeth turn gray.
Make a broomstick
Tie a bunch of real twigs to a broomstick and you're off! If you've got a black cat, take him along for the night.