Funny Halloween Costumes for Couples

Written by Rose Smith

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7.Cut 2 “metal plug connections” fromrepparttar scrap cardboard. Paint with gold paint. Let dry and then carefully slice intorepparttar 151023 front ofrepparttar 151024 foam to positionrepparttar 151025 plugs. Hot glue into place. Your “plug” costume is finished.

**Traffic Lights**

Materials needed: yellow cotton fabric, 2 squares each of red, green and dark yellow felt, matching colored thread or iron-on double-sided interfacing.

1.As above, cut a tabard fromrepparttar 151026 yellow cotton. Measure from knee to shoulder, doublerepparttar 151027 length and cut. Figure outrepparttar 151028 width by measuring from shoulder to shoulder and cut your length of material torepparttar 151029 proper width.

2.Hem all edges. Fold in half and cut a semi-circle onrepparttar 151030 fold to fit your head through. Hemrepparttar 151031 opening. Cut two 4” wide strips of yellow material about 5” to 6” in length (this will vary depending on how large or small you are). Sliprepparttar 151032 costume on and pinrepparttar 151033 straps torepparttar 151034 back and front on each side near your waist. Sew into place. You might also choose to hemrepparttar 151035 sides as in Step 3 of Plug and Socket Costume.

3.Cut a red circle, dark yellow circle and green circle. Position onrepparttar 151036 front ofrepparttar 151037 costume. You can either sew these one or use double-faced iron-on interfacing to secure. Wear black pants and a black, long sleeved jersey underneath.

**Tacky Tourists**

Items needed: white Bermuda shorts, tacky Hawaiian shirts, tacky sandals (forrepparttar 151038 men, don’t forget to wear socks with your sandals), beach comber hats, plastic flowered leis’, white zinc ointment, camera, straw beach bag, large funky sunglasses.

1.Just dress up. Add some ofrepparttar 151039 zinc across your noses (don’t want sunburn!) and you’re good to go.

And there you have it. Three costumes that are simple to make and fun to wear. All it takes is a look around your house to find “pairs” of items that could be turned into funny Halloween costumes that would be perfect to wear as a couple this year.

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Tips For a First-Time Mom

Written by Jackie G. Maxwell

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It's important that you have a break fromrepparttar constant focus of your everyday activities withrepparttar 151022 baby. This can include many at-home activities as well, like reading, quilting, or even crafts that you enjoyed beforerepparttar 151023 birth. The baby will be just as happy watching you relaxed and involved in your hobby, as they would be if you were doingrepparttar 151024 laundry.

You might even find a group for mothers at your church or local community center. Sharing tips for a first-time Mom with others, is one way of easingrepparttar 151025 pressures and worry of whether you are doing things right, andrepparttar 151026 time out, even with baby, will be a change in routine that you'll welcome!

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