Too Punny Halloween Costumes
When Pigs Fly
Store-bought wings ($19; amazon.com) turn this little piglet into a darling impossibility. Chenille stems form the tail; the ears are felt.
Pair classic party hats with homemade animal ears and face paint to get the celebration started.
Like Father, Like Son
For this Dad-and-Junior getup, you'll need matching outfits and a few identical accessories. Nautical Set of temporary tattoos, $15; tattly.com
This genius guise is crafted from supplies you're likely to have on hand: just add glasses and a graduation cap ($12; gradshop.com). Swap out the accessories for a pair of boxing gloves and a faux black eye and you've got yourself a Tough Cookie.
Heart bellies and valentine-shaped glasses ($6 for a dozen; amazon.com) give these birdies a loving look.
On Cloud Nine
This dreamy ensemble didn't blow in from heaven -- it's made from quilt batting! A sparkly numeral affixed to a headband tops off the look.
The Cat's Pajamas
Use your child's pj's and a pair of slippers for the base of this adorable disguise. Complete the look with draw-on whiskers and handmade ears, tail, and collar.
Deck your child in an over-the-top outfit and confectionery bling for a sweet and stylish ensemble. To create your own edible accessories, simply staple wrapped candies together to form necklaces and bracelets. Large gold-wrapped candy coins can be made into amulets.
Originally published in the October 2013 issue of Parents magazine.