Last-minute Halloween costumes made of Duck Tape

Duck Tape Idea: Cave Boy

October 25, 2010 10:00:00 PM PDT
If you're like many busy parents, you may not have started putting together your child's Halloween costume. Or is your child the procrastinator, not able to decide what to wear? Then now's the time to head for the toolbox and find some Duck Tape. You can make clever looking, attractive and fun costumes in about an hour with Duck Tape and some help from the experts at Michaels arts and craft supply stores.

You can find photos, printable directions, patterns and materials lists on Michaels' website, according to Alaina Pearling, a crafts specialist. You'll instructions for traditional favorites including create spider webs, dragons, princesses, super heroes and robots. You can make several of them from Duck Tape.

If you want to put your own creativity to the test, you can enter the "Spook-duck®-ular Costume Contest" that runs through October 31. Enter your original Duck Tape® costume creations in the adult or children's categories for a chance to win a $100 Michaels gift card. If you're 14 years old and older, enter at

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You can also find last-minute decorations at Michaels. The Ravenhead Manor? collection of Halloween decorations, includes skulls, framed photos, candles and frightening floral arrangements for less than $15. Party essentials like themed plates, cups, napkins and a spider web table runner start at $1.29.

Chicago area Michaels stores are holding Free Family Events on Saturday, October 30. They include in-store kids' costume parades, face painting and crafts. Visit for locations and complete schedule of events.