Slip into something outrageous, if only for a night. You needn’t be disguised from head to toe: one mischievous piece is enough to get you in the spirit of the evening. These accessories are appropriate for the most dreadful of affairs.
From Martha Stewart Living
Devil Horns How-To
Choose a medium-width headband (ours was 3/8 inch wide). To make horns, use lightweight air-drying modeling clay. Roll clay into cones, and curl tops with hands, making sure the cones’ bottoms are flat. Let dry according to package directions, then cover with black or red acrylic paint. When paint is dry, coat one side of each horn with a thin layer of craft glue and apply glitter generously, sprinkling over horns. Let dry, then glitter opposite side. Once glue is dry, attach horns to headband with hot glue.
Bat Band How-To
Stack and fold two sheets of black paper in half. Enlarge template. Position template on fold, trace, and cut out, making two bats. With black craft wire, poke a hole in the center of one bat; hold the end of the wire. Glue second bat on top, sandwiching wire in between. Wrap opposite end of the wire around a thin headband (ours was 1/4-inch wide) to secure. Repeat, adding more bats.
Spider Shades How-To
Start with an inexpensive pair of round, black-rimmed sunglasses. Photocopy our spiderweb template to fit lenses; secure template behind one lens with tape. Trace web onto lens with a fine-tipped white paint pen. Remove template; let dry. Repeat on other lens. For legs, use small scissors to trim the fuzz on both ends of four black pipe cleaners, as pictured, so ends come to a point; cut each pipe cleaner in half. Attach pipe cleaner halves to back of frames with hot glue. Allow enough room around hinges for glasses to open normally. Bend pipe cleaners to resemble spider legs.
Spider Web How-To
Surround yourself in a shawl of spiders. Weave your web with a roll of white or ivory cheesecloth. (Choose a roll rather than squares so you’ll have more length to work with.) Unroll the cheesecloth and spread it out, pulling apart and snipping the ends to achieve the desired distressed appearance. To secure plastic spiders, simply apply a small dab of hot glue to each, and press onto cheesecloth.
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