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Simple Angel Wings – Easy To Make from Crepe Paper

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[disc] These easy-to-make Angel Wings are great for school plays, Halloween costumes, even dress-up. They could also be used as butterfly wings, fairy wings, bug wings. Receive more awesome vintage goodness in your in-box, subscribe to our free newsletter HERE. Material Verybest Crepe, 1 fold No. 100 White; 1 pc. No. 7 Flower Wire; paste; 1 pc. 1/2" white Gift tyying Ribbon. Wrap two 18" pieces of wire with 1/2"  wide strips of crepe paper.  (see Tips for Cutting Crepe Paper) Cut crepe paper 19" wide, 24" long. Paste one wrapped wire to each 19" edge. Fold edge over 1/2" and paste, arranging so [...]

How to Make Feather-Like Angel Wings

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Making Feather Wings Feather wings, such as Cupid wings and angel wings, are made on a founda­tion of wire bent in the correct shape, or if they are quite large, the foundation is made of cardboard reinforced with wire. When cardboard is used, cut inthe desired shape and then cut out the center, leaving a narrow frame. A wire, shaped to follow the outline of the wing, is fastened to it with tabs of gummed cloth tape (illus. No.1). After the wires are attached, cover the frame smoothly on both sides with crepe paper. "Feathers" made of rows of pointed petals [...]

Children’s Halloween Costumes from the 1920’s

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Here's some vintage inspiration for your little one's Halloween Costume: "Merry Revellers "Here's a gay bevy of Carnival Folk - Oranges and Lemons in tarlatan skirts and black gold-laced bodice - the White Rabbit of Alice in Wonderland fame, in a home-made brushed wool or animal plush costume. The Butterfly wears a little pleated under-dress of sulphur yellow tulle with gauzy wings, daubed with orange and brown paint.  True to tradition, the little Red Witch flaunts a bold blak cat on her scarlet head-dress, which matches her sateen frock.  The fluffy Chick is just a mass of muslin frills, with [...]

Decorated Crepe Costume

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Decorated Crepe Paper Costume

Materials Needed (adult size)

1 Fold No. 362 Decorated Crepe
1 Fold No. 21 Heliotrope Crepe Paper
1 Fold No. 22 Violet Crepe Paper
1 Fold No. 23 Purple Crepe Paper
1 Fold No. 11 White Crepe Paper

This easy costume can be made for virtually any theme.

A plain foundation is made. Extra pieces are

Easy Imp Costume To Make

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If you have not asked your guests to come in Hallowe'en costume, start off your party by presenting each guest with some sort of simple costume and cap. You can slap them together in no time if you use some of the designs of crepe paper printed in Hallowe'en patterns. They will add so much to the enjoyment of your guests that you will be more than repaid for your efforts. Costumes that are called "slip-over" will answer beautifully if you must make enough costumes for the whole crowd. You can make two from one fold of crepe paper, and [...]

Pansy Costume

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Pansy Crepe Paper Costume

Materials Needed (6 year old size)

1 Fold No. 23 Purple Crepe Paper
1 Fold No. 61 Light Amber Crepe Paper
1 Fold No. 22 Violet Crepe Paper

Two enlarged flowers are made and fastened, front and back, to a slip-over foundation. The flowers themselves may be

Bird Costume

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Bird Crepe Paper Costume Materials Needed (8 year old size) 3 Folds Crepe Paper color selected for body 1 Fold Crepe Paper color selected for breast 2 Pieces No. 15 Wire 1 Piece N0.3 Gummed Tape The foundation for this costume is cut longer in the back than in the front and shaped to represent the tail. Reinforce the edges with wire. Cover the entire foundation with rows of pointed "feathers," begin­ning at the bottom both front and back and working to the shoulders. Cut separate pieces for the wings, covering them also with "feathers." Gather the wings slightly at [...]

Daisy Costume

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Daisy CostumeDaisy Crepe Paper Costume

Materials Needed (14 year old size):

4 Folds No. 46 Leaf Green Crepe Paper
1 Fold No.11 White Crepe Paper
1 Fold No. 63 Dark Amber Crepe Paper
1 No. 163 Yellow Festoon
1 Doz. No. 10 Wire

Cut green crepe into a fine fringe across the grain of the crepe and sew six or

Apple Tree Costume

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Apple Tree CostumeApple Tree Crepe Paper Costume

Materials Needed (14 year old size):

3 Folds No. 41 Apple Green Crepe Paper
3 Folds No. 71 Light Brown Crepe Paper
1 Fold No. 952 Decorated Crepe Paper
2 Hanks 1/18 inch Rope G 6

A straight strip of cloth, to which shoulder straps are attached, is used for the foundation of

Carnation Costume

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Carnation Crepe Paper Costume

Materials Needed (14 year old size):

6 Folds No. 31 Light Blush Pink Crepe Paper
5 Folds No. 32 Medium Blush Pink Crepe Paper
5 Folds No. 33 Dark Blush Pink Crepe Paper
2 Folds No. 35 Cerise Crepe Paper
1 Fold No. 45 Moss Green Crepe Paper
1 1/2 Doz. No. 10 Wire, 1/2Doz. No. 15 Wire

The skirt is made of fringe in two shades of the color