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Get your getups on together for double (or more) the fun

You may no longer be interested in trick-or-treating, but that doesn't mean you and your friends can't be a hit at a Halloween costume party. Whether you're going with your best friend, a group of friends, or a boyfriend/girlfriend, here are some creative, easy-to-make Halloween costumes that are sure to turn heads.

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Super heroes

Save the world with your partner in crime. This costume is simple enough to assemble. Depending which super hero is your favorite, you can color-coordinate with a friend to make your uniforms fantastic. Perfect example: Batman and Robin.

Batman: Gray shirt, black tights, shoes and cape; bright yellow belt. Don't forget the black eye mask with bat ears. Print out a copy of the bright yellow Batman symbol and add it to the front of the uniform, and you're set.

Robin: Long- or short-sleeved green T-shirt, with red sleeveless shirt over it; tan leggings, with green briefs on top; yellow cape, green shoes; black strip of fabric with a pair of eye holes for the mask.

1960s pilot and flight attendant

Look for photos online of the defunct PanAm airlines to guide your classy retro look. A few things might be needed from a costume store.

Pilot: Dark suit (pants and jacket) and white collared shirt (preferably short sleeved; dark tie. To buy: Pilot style hat, name tag and airplane wings pin. Complete the look with some cool aviator sunglasses.

Flight attendant: PanAm stewardesses, as they were called back then, wore powder blue pencil skirts with matching blazers. If you can't find this color, don't sweat it. Just improvise. Find a black skirt and jacket and white collared shirt and pull some cute pumps from your closet. To buy: Cute stewardess-type hat in a costume or thrift store; white gloves.

The evil genius Gru and his little yellow minions

This idea from the movie Despicable Me is perfect for a group of friends.

Gru: Dark pants, shirt and shoes; scarf of a different shade, such as gray. If you want to be completely authentic, get a skull cap from a costume shop to replicate Gru's bald head.

Minions: Yellow T-shirt, blue denim overalls over the T-shirt, sneakers and swim goggles

Mario and Luigi

These Italian video game brothers are fun to act out and have fairly simple outfits.

Mario: Red shirt and hat; blue denim overalls. If you can't find overalls, improvise with jean shorts and suspenders; funny stick-on mustache.

Luigi: Exactly like the Mario costume except shirt and hat are green.

Bamm-Bamm and Pebbles

Channel your inner prehistoric toddlers from The Flinstones.

Bamm-Bamm: Use a black fabric marker to draw black triangles on an old pair of khaki shorts, cut the hem to look jagged; make a shoulder sash from brown fabric; add a little brown cap marked with triangles; and a club. Go barefoot.

Pebbles: Bright green sleeveless shirt, preferably one with a swingy hem, add triangles drawn with black fabric marker; bright blue shorts; buy a bone hair clip from a costume store. Go barefoot.

Get your getups on together for double (or more) the fun 10/23/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 2:56pm]
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