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We have many titles with oodles of great ideas for a spookily festive holiday. Everything from creating your own unique costume to creative holiday treats. Get creative and have fun with the help of your local library!
Library Resources to Help You Celebrate Halloween
Costumes and Cosplay
1000 Incredible Costume & Cosplay Ideas: A Showcase of Creative Characters from Anime, Manga, Video Games, Movies, Comics and More by Yaya Han, Allison DeBlasio, and Joey Marsocci (a.k.a. Dr. Grymm)
Provides a broad and detailed glimpse into the ingenious artistry and attention to detail behind some of the most fabulous costumes you can find.
Duct Tape Costumes by Carolyn Bernhardt
Easy to follow step-by-step guide on creating costumes using duct tape.
The Hero’s Closet: Sewing for Cosplay and Costuming by Gillian Conahan
A skilled crafter and avid cosplayer presents a DIY guide to creating unique and fantastical homemade costumes that provides an abundance of inspiration, technical tips and advice on pattern selection, alterations, fabrics and more for creating an awesome costume.
Crafts and Cookies
Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween by Stephen Brown
Celebrate the season of costumes and candy with Glitterville's guide to creating a wondrously wacky and whimsical holiday! This title is also available as an eBook.
Halloween Treats: Simply Spooky Recipes for Ghoulish Sweet Treats with recipes by Annie Rigg
There’s nothing more exciting for them than hosting their own Halloween party, complete with ghoulish sweet treats. In this spooky new book, queen of cakes, Annie Rigg, turns her hand to simple, cute and creepy cakes, cookies and other edible sweet treats to delight any Halloween-loving child. You’ll find chapters on Cookies; Cupcakes; Big Cakes; and Other Treats. Kooky recipes include cookie ghouls, gingerbread witches’ hats, spidery cupcakes, and jack-o-lantern cookies. There are also simple recipes for bite-size treats like eyeball sweets and chocolate witches’ fingers. The easy ideas are suitable for the home baker, whether you have experience of baking or not. Some of the recipes are even straightforward enough for children to help you make.
If you're looking for more great books on the topics featured in this blog post, search the library catalog using the following keywords:
- Halloween cooking
- Halloween costumes
- Halloween decorations
- Holiday cooking
- Holiday crafts
- Costume design