TITLE/AUTHOR: EASY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR CHILDREN by Leila Albala
PUBLISHER: Alpel, Chambly, Quebec, Canada, Copyright 1985, 1986, 2nd revised edition,
ISBN: (10) 0-9691932-7-0
ILLUSTRATOR: Leila Albala with black-and-white sketches and patterns, Photos by Elie Albala
DESCRIPTION: Softcover, Illustrated cover, 128 pages, 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”
CONDITION: VERY GOOD, Ex-library with usual stamps and card pocket, Pages clean, white and tight, Light edge wear
ABOUT THIS BOOK: Make Halloween memories with this book! Easy miniature patterns for innovative costumes. Wigs, hats, helmets, costume jewelry, treat bags, flowers, mustaches, and other accessories. You will find 60 costumes plus 14 last-minute costumes for children 3 to 12 years old. Miniature patterns easy to enlarge! Includes accessories, history and safety tips.
EASY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR CHILDREN includes mostly simplified costumes that are easy to create, yet allow creativity, plus this book also has several simple, no-sew costumes and last-minute designs so that the children can participate in creating them. Traditional Halloween costumes are all here and a whole lot more. The author has added a brief history, safety tips, and other entertaining and useful facts and ideas; written so that children too, will find them interesting.
Although titled for Halloween, the costumes and accessories in this book are useful for other costume occasions and school
plays, too. Use your imagination to modify any costume, making it unique and to suit your taste, needs and budget.
The miniature patterns in this book are drawn in two different manners. The simplest patterns are drawn to SCALE; the remaining patterns are drawn onto grills. Instructions are given on how to enlarge both types of patterns. The directions for completing each garment are short and simple on purpose. Long and complicated directions tend to be discouraging and make the job sound more difficult than it really is. Naturally you need to know basic sewing techniques before using patterns with such short directions.
This book contains patterns for children in sizes fitting children 3 to 12 years old. The majority of costumes are loose-fitting, and the size is easy to enlarge or reduce for your child. Instructions are given to do this.
“This book is affectionately dedicated to all Canadian and American children. May they find the magic and fantasy of a safe and happy Halloween.” --- Leila Albaia
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