Paper Bag Halloween Mask (1920's)

Paperbag Halloween MasksMake Halloween Masks from Paper Bags bag Halloween masks are worn over the head, covering the face completely.  Holes are cut for the eyes and mouth.

The back of
the bag should be cut to fit over the shoulders.

For safest fit – use brown paper grocery bags.

Skull Paper Bag Mask

A ghost face made by adding ears of folded white crepe paper.  The features are drawn on with crayon.

You can use Halloween Decorations for the face on your Paper Bag Halloween Masks.

Angel Costume to Make from Crepe Paper

Angel Costume to Make

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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Feather-Like Angel Wings & Costume Using Crepe Paper (16 pages)

Crepe Paper Costumes 101: Basic Tips for Making Crepe Paper Costumes (28 pages)

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Angel Wings & Costume Instructions

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Are you looking for simpler wings to make?  Check out: Simple Angel Wings

How to Make Fairy Wings / Bee Wings

How to Make Fairy Wings & Bee Wings wings, and those for bees and other insects, are made on foundations of wire bent into the correct shape.


    • 2 pcs. No.7 Flower Wire;
    • Verybest Crepe,1 fold;
    • gauze, material
    • paste or cement;
    • spool wire;
    • 2 yds. 1/2″ Gift Tying Ribbon.


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Fairy Halloween Costume to Make

How to Make a Fairy Costume (6-8 yr.) – Verybest Crepe,

  • 3 folds No. 100 White;
  • 1 pc. each 1/2″ silver tinsel, 1/2″ white satin Gift Tying Ribbon;
  • 1 sheet silver Mat Stock;
  • 1 pkg. No. 5 silver Gummed Stars;
  • 2 pcs. No.7 Flower Wire;
  • 1 spool No. 1. Flower Wire;
  • 1 roll clear Cellophane;
  • glue;
  • hat elastic;
  • muslin slip.


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Homemade Witch Costume (1920's)

Witch Costume to Make

The Witch Costume requires the following materials:

  • 4 folds No. 65 Orange Crepe Paper
  • 2 folds No. 12 Black Crepe Paper
  • 1 fold No. 11 White Crepe Paper
  • 1 sheet No. 12 Black Mat Stock

About making costumes using crepe paper:

Most costumes are made over a muslin foundation to which the crepe paper is sewed or pasted.  The materials are inexpensive and very stricking and unusual costumes may be made with very little work.

The “slip-over” costume is very popular as it may be worn over any simple clothing and quickly removed.

The foundation is a full width of crepe paper cut out either oblong or rounding for the neck so that it will hang straight down front and back.

Turn under the outer edge from shoulder to waist line both front and back and make one or two tucks to make the waist the correct width.

To this foundation are added ruffles, fringe or cut-out designs.

This Halloween Costume Idea is from the 1923 Dennison’s Bogie Book.

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