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October 27, 2008

Green Your Halloween -- Costumes

Homemade costumes It's time for ghosts, witches, and jack-o'-lanterns. This week we'll provide tips for a greener Halloween.

Tip #1: Recycle Costumes

Reporters for King 5 News recently found toxins such as lead, phthalates, and cadmium in children's Halloween costumes. Instead of dressing your kid in toxic plastic, skip the store-bought mask and make your own. Get creative with recycled cardboard, organic fabric scraps, and recycled paper. Inhabitots has instructions for turning an old t-shirt into a superhero cape and The Purl Bee offers tips for sewing an organic wool bunny costume.

Share your tips! What materials do you use to make Halloween costumes? Have you found ways to save money in the process?

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