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Simple Halloween Costumes for the Family

Creative last-minute disguises that you can pull together with everyday household items. 

Kids in jester and king costumes
Photos: Glenn Glasser; Stylist: Kristine Trevino
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Jester and King

Nothing could take the jingle out of your court’s jolly jester. Start with bright and cheery attire like two-tone tights, a tee accented with grosgrain ribbon, and swap out shoelaces for ribbons with bells attached to the ends (get the how-tos). His royal highness has a few wardrobe demands. Start with a plush robe and slippers, which are both embellished with cupcake liners. The golden crown and staff are made from safety pins, an empty wrapping paper roll, and wiffle ball (get the how-tos).

Jester: American Apparel Opaque two-color pantyhose in lime/turquoise, americanapparel.com.

J.Crew Perfect fit long-sleeve crewneck tee in deep turquoise, jcrew.com.

King: L.L. Bean Fleece Robe in nautical red, 

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