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Favorite DIY Tricks and Treats for Halloween

Are you ready for a trick or a treat? We asked you, our community readers, for your favorite DIY ideas for Halloween costumes and seasonal treats. Check out which ideas were the most popular and get a little inspiration to make this Halloween the best one ever.


Top Picks For DIY Kids Costumes

Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat

This one isn't completely DIY, but if you have the right apparel at home you can knock these classic characters in one trip to the party store.

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Bubble Bath

It's amazing what can happen when you combine white balloons and super glued rubber duckies. Include your little one's  favorite wagon to make it even easier to collect their favorite treats on Halloween night.

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Cardboard Costume Patterns

A little cardboard can go a long way, if needle and thread are not your thing. Find patterns online for a rocket ship, Packman, robot, and much more. Check out this cute Dragon made completely with cardboard.

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Fairy Princess

A little tulle makes an instant costume with possibilities only limited by your imagination. Make it long enough for a dress and add wings, a tiara, or a halo.

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This also works out well for adults too, if you get really creative.

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View more kid DIY costume ideas like "The Candy Wrapper" and "Water Color Paint Tray" for inspiration, plus step-by-step instructions from the DIY Network.



Need an Adult DIY Costume? Our members mentioned a few of these ideas from Buzzfeed.

A Classic Piece of Art













Bat Girl - Literally 















Contemporary Comic Character

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Top Picks For DIY Decor

Pumpkin Carving

Keep your pumpkin all season. Don't carve, instead use thumbtacks, paint, stickers, temporary tattoos, glitter and more. Check out Pinterest for endless ideas.

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Darby Smart is a great resource for unique pumpkin decor ideas, plus features videos with full tutorials on how to make them for your own spook-tacular decor.

You can also give your pumpkin a Florida theme with these awesome coastal templates.

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A few other ideas the community loved were mentioned on this crafty Halloween list by Country Living.

No-Mess Jack-O-Lanterns

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Treats to Die For

The sweetest part of this holiday is the tastiest way to release your creativity in celebration of this popular holiday.

Quick Treats With a Personal Touch

Raid your local Dollar Tree for Halloween cookie cutters, plates cups and decor.


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Devilish Devil's Food Cupcakes

Get the recipe and inspiration to make your own version of this classic treat from Ambrosia Baking.

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Check out for more easy and fun recipes to give your most haunting celebrations new life.

I Scream Graveyard Pie - Get the Recipe

how_to_decorate_the_graveyard_pie_vert.jpgGrape Lemonade Ghost Ice Pops

A great treat for the warm fall season we see so often in Florida - Get the recipe here.

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Have your own unique costume ideas or Halloween recipes you'd like to share? It's not too late to comment on our Facebook post to add your input! 

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