Scarecrow Costume to Make

Scarcrow CostumeMaterial (4-8 yr.) – Verybest Crepe,

  • 2 folds No. 147 Orange,
  • 1 fold each No. 142 Canary,
  • No. 183 Sand,
  • No. 188 Brown,
  • No. 139 GrassGreen;
  • 2 1/2 yds. 1/2″ yellow ribbon,
  • snap fasteners.

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Using 2 yds. for fullness, make a gathered skirt of orange with 5″ deep fringe at bottom. Stitch a 5″ deep fringe of yellow, sand and brown under the orange, Fig. C. Make a plain fitted waist of double thickness of orange*. Bind around neck and armholes with a 2″ wide strip of orange folded like bias tape to 1/2″. Stitch skirt to waist.

Make a green bolero jacket of a double thickness, Fig. D. Bind edges with green. Gather and sew a soft fringe* of the 5 colors about 10″ deep across the tops of the armholes. When cutting fringe, fold so that there will be a heading at both ends uncut, Fig. E. Stitch a 3″ deep stiff fringe at bottom, Fig. F.  Add ribbons to tie.

Make a neck ruff of the 5 colors cut 6″ wide, 1 yd. long, fringed from both edges to within I” of center. Gather to 8″ length and stitch to ribbon long enough to tie around neck, Fig. G.

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For the hat, fold a 20″ wide piece of yellow crepe paper 22″ long (or correct head size) through the middle across the grain. Seam short ends. Gather open edges (see page 23). Cut fringe and pull through slits in hat. Stretch lower edge to make brim roll up slightly.

* detailed instructions for these processes can be found on pages 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 of

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Angel Costume to Make from Crepe Paper

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Instructions for making Feather-Like Angel Wings and an Angel Costume (robe & halo) – all from Crepe Paper!

Perfect for school plays, Halloween Costumes or even dress-up.

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A Halloween Romance – Story Party Game (1940's)

Assign to each of eight people one of the following characters. Whenever one’s character is mentioned in the story, he is supposed to repeat the sounds here given.

The story-teller should pause a moment after the mention of a character in the reading.

At the end of the story, all perform in unison.

1. Sweet Young Thing: “Tee-hee-hee.”

2. Strong Young Chap: Sings a bar of “Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life.”

3. Canary in the Cage: “T w i t t e r. twitter.”

4. Cat on the Hearth: “Prrow.”

5. Dark and Stormy Night: “Hoo-oo-oo.”

6. Dying Dog: “Ki-yi.”

7. Cruel Old Father: “Gr-humph.”

8. Gray Ghost: “O-o-oh.”

Once upon a time a sweet young thing was in love with a strong young chap. But she had a cruel old father who opposed their marriage.

One Hallowe’en night the sweet young thing was sitting in her parlor, with the canary warbling in the cage and the cat dozing on the hearth. It was a dark and stormy night. Hearing a strange noise outside, the sweet young thing went to the door. There in the yard lay a. poor, dying dog.

“Oh,” said the sweet young thing, “I will bring him in where it is warm and will give him something to eat.”

“No, you don’t,” growled her cruel, old father, appearing at just that moment. “Let dying dogs lie.” And he compelled the sweet young thing to return to the parlor with the canary in ,the cage and the cat on the hearth. Through the chimney she could hear the howl of the wind on this dark and stormy night. Suddenly there came a knock at the door, and the strong young chap entered.

“I have come to take you to marry me,” cried the strong young chap.

“Goody-goody,” laughed the sweet young thing.

“No, you don’t,” growled her cruel old father. “You can’t marry my daughter. Get out.”

And the sweet young thing began to weep. And so did the canary in the cage, and the cat on the hearth, and the dying
dog outside.

“Oh, what shall I do?” cried the sweet young thing. At that instant the lights went out, and down the chimney came the gray ghost.

“I’m going to get you,” the gray ghost whispered, Hoating toward the cruel old father.

“Help-oh, don’t-” screamed the cruel old father as the gray ghost touched him, and he sat down and behaved himself.

“At last you’re mine,” the strong young chap cried joyfully.

And then the sweet young thing, and the strong young chap, and the cruel old father, and the canary in the cage, and the cat on the hearth, and the dark and stormy night, and the dying dog, and the gray ghost, all of them together laughed and laughed and laughed.

Pixie Costume to Make

pixie1-webMaterial (4-6 yr.) ~ Verybest Crepe,

  • 1 fold each No. 131 Nile Green,
  • No. 139 GrassGreen;
  • 2 yds. 1/2″ green ribbon;
  • small metalbell;
  • paste;
  • muslin slip.

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Make darts in slip for snug fit at waist*. Using about 2 1/2 yds. for fullness, make gathered skirt of light green 3″ above knees. Stitch to slip I” below waistline*.

Cut a 60″ strip of dark green the same length as the skirt into 5″ wide, 5″ deep points*, Fig. G. Gather and stitch at waistline.

Make a plain blouse of dark green*. Cut 5″ wide strips of both colors long enough to go around armholes. Fold together and cut one long edge into 3″ wide, 3″ deep points. Stitch around points, turn and press. Stitch around armholes and fold over to outside. Make a similar pointed piece and stitch around neck, Fig. H.

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Make similar double-pointed strip for top of skirt. Stitch in place, at the same time turning the bottom of the blouse under and stitching, Fig. J.

Cut cap from double thickness of dark green with pattern, Fig. K. Stitch from top of fold around to head size. Turn. Bind head size with a 2″ wide strip of light green, folded like bias  tape to 1/2″. Stitch in place. Sew small bell to point of cap.

* detailed instructions for these processes can be found on pages 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 of

45 Easy to Make Costumes and Accessories of Crepe Paper

What Was It? – Ghost Story (1940's)

(Before beginning this story each guest has been asked to select from a magazine the name of some advertised product. When the story-teller asks, “What was it?”, he points in turn to various guests,’ and they reply with the name they have selected.)

It was a dark, dark night, and the young man walking along the lonely road could hardly see his hand in front of his face. The way was rough, and he stumbled and fell at times. Off in the west there were occasional flashes of lightning, and after a few seconds would come threatening mutters of thunder. Then the wind began to rise, and he could hear its low moan as it sifted through the pine trees along the roadside, and its shrieking wail as it rushed past the telephone poles. Suddenly it started to rain; a few swift drops at first, then a lull; then the storm broke furiously.

By a flash of lightning, the young man saw to his left, at the end of a short lane, a house, and he began running toward it, hoping to find shelter. He could see, by the lightning, that it was a large, gloomy building made of stone. Not a light appeared in any window. The young man stumbled up the stone steps and lifted the great brass knocker in his hand, intending to give a loud knock. But the knocker slid from his hand as the door slowly swung open, creaking on rusty hinges. There stood a bent and twisted man with a candle in his hand.

“Come in,” he said, and laughed horribly. “We have been expecting you.” The young man stepped in, and the door was closed, bolted and barred.

“We have waited for you a long time. Follow me.”

The young man decided that he was being mistaken for some expected guest but resolved to keep up the pretense temporarily. Up a long narrow stairway they crept, and their shadows behind them swayed and wavered on the floor. The hunchback stopped before a door, which he pushed open. He stepped in and placed the candle on the table, and then pointed to the wall.

“Look.”

Stepping forward a pace or two, the young man strained his eyes, but he could see nothing. From the doorway there came a low, insane laugh, and as the young man turned, the door slammed and the key turned in the lock. He tried with all his might to force open the door, but it was impossible. Sitting down in a chair he pondered. Suddenly he saw the heavy window curtains part, with a hand holding a dagger slowly appearing. In terror he turned to the opposite side of the room only to see a hand thrust from the door of the clothes closet, painting a revolver at his heart.

There was a slithering sound from above, and looking toward the ceiling he saw a long green snake uncurling itself from around the chandelier. A strange clicking noise was heard, and the young man was struck motionless with fear to see hundreds of red-hot iron rods, thrust through holes in the opposite wall, slowly moving forward. There seemed to be no way of escape.

Then suddenly his eyes came to rest on a familiar object on the mantel. With a cry of joy he ran forward and grasped it.

WHAT WAS IT?

Bo-Peep Costume to Make

bopeep1-webMaterial (6-8 yr.) – Verybest Crepe,

  • 2 foldsNo. 165 Pink,
  • 1 fold each No. 120 Baby Blue, No. (100 White if crepe paper blouse is to be made),
  • No. 108 Black;
  • 1 sheet pink Mat Stock;
  • 1 1/2 yds. 1/4″  black satin ribbon;
  • 3 yds. 2″ pink ribbon;
  • snap fasteners;
  • white cotton blouse or muslin slip;
  • 1 sheet floral design Gift Wrapping Paper;
  • paste.

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You may use a white cotton blouse and make a separate skirt or the entire costume may be made of crepe paper sewed to a muslin slip. Make the skirt long enough to come 3″ or 4″ below the knees after 2″ has been turned under and stitched to represent a hem. Use 2 1/2″  yds. for fullness and stitch to 1″ wide waistband, at the same time stitching panniers in place.

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For panniers, cut a piece of blue crepe 20″ wide, 30″ long in shape of Fig. E. Turn curved edges under 1″ and stitch. Cut flowers from the wrapping paper and paste 6″ apart all over the shaped piece. Double through the middle of 22″ side and seam. Gather the now straight edge, drawing up to about 8″. Make two and sew one to skirt at each side, about 4″ from front edge of bodice when it is laced as shown in illustration. Tuck the seamed end in and fold as shown in illustration.

Make bodice of a double thickness of black, Fig. F. Punch holes in front edges and lace with black ribbon. Turn under at back edges and sew snap fasteners in place.

Bo-Peep’s hat, Figs. L and M, is like the “Jiffy Hat” shown on page 23.

* detailed instructions for these processes can be found on pages 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 of

45 Easy to Make Costumes and Accessories of Crepe Paper