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Halloween Costumes: Movie Stars Costume

Movie Stars Costume

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Fashion trends may come and go, but as any movie star knows, true glamour is never out of style. The centerpiece of this costume is a natty wrapping paper hat, oversized enough for any Hollywood ego. A dress-up box or trip to the thrift store can provide the rest: sunglasses, a killer dress and sparkling faux gems. And don't forget the most important accessory of all: a pack of equally glamorous pals.

Materials

  • glue stick
  • three 25- to 30-inch square sheets of wrapping paper or tissue paper
  • masking tape
  • scissors
  • assorted hat decorations (crepe paper, ribbon, fake flowers, gift bows, pipe cleaners, fabric and feathers)
  • assorted dress-up clothes (including fake jewelry, sunglasses and fancy shoes)

Instructions

Movie Stars - Step 1

1. Create the hats by gluing three sheets of paper together in the center. Have the print side of the bottom sheet face down, so the underside of the hat will be patterned too.

Movie Stars - Step 2

2. To form the hat's crown, center the paper on top of your child's head and gently press the edges of the paper down around the sides of her head. Wrap masking tape around the crown (at eyebrow level) two to three times. For a taller hat, place a ball of newspaper on top of your child's head before forming the hat.

3. Create the brim by rolling the paper edges up or under and taping in place, or by trimming the edges.

4. Decorate with flowers, bows, ribbons, crepe paper, pipe cleaners, fabric scraps, feathers or plastic tiaras -- whatever accessorizes your child's party dress best!

5. After putting on her party dress, jewelry, sunglasses, and shoes, your child can don her new chapeau and get ready for the rave reviews. To dress up plain shoes, stick colored gift bows or tissue paper flowers to the tops of the toes with a loop of tape.

Tips:

To dress up plain shoes, stick colored gift bows or tissue paper flowers to the tops of the toes with a loop of tape.