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5 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes That Only Require Face Paint

by M.E. Russell

Five quick and easy costume ideas that only require a bit of face paint

Every year I set lofty goals for what I want my Halloween costume to be. I daydream that my costume will be obscure, creative, witty, complicated, unique... What inevitably ends up happening is that Halloween weekend rolls around and I'm still scrambling for inspiration. This year, I grabbed an inexpensive palette of face paint from the costume store so I'd be ready for any last-minute parties that creep up on me. If you're in the same perfectionist-steered boat and can't settle on ideas until it's almost too late, here are five last-minute Halloween costumes that only require face painting. Easy enough.     

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How To: Roy G. Biv Cake.

by Chris Gardner

How To: Roy G. Biv Cake.

Kaitlin from WhiskKid has got a few things figured out: 1) cakes should always be created from layers; 2) the more thin layers, the better, as they allow for more frosting; and 3) if you're gonna have crazy layers to support the frosting, you might as well make those substrates amazing.

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How To: Rainbow Garden Furniture.

by Chris Gardner

How To: Rainbow Garden Furniture.

Check out any 'design on a budget' book. When pursuing the question "what's the biggest 'bang for your buck' in home decor?" the authors will almost always answer, "a $20.00 can of paint." And is turns out, they're right.

Case in point: Maddylane's rainbow-coated garden furniture redo, with a lovely chocolate trim. Just look at the photo below for the contrast in color and texture. The worn, water-soaked wood from before looks dingy and...

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