MAKING COSTUMES FOR PARTIES, PLAYS, AND HOLIDAYS by Alice Gilbreath

MAKING COSTUMES FOR PARTIES, PLAYS, AND HOLIDAYS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Gilbreath's costumes, arranged in order of difficulty, are generally easier to make than those in Parish's Costumes to Make (KR, 1970) and unlike Parish, Gilbreath doesn't call for commercial patterns as a starting point. Her 21 frequently far out creations -- not only spaceman, devil and scarecrow but also longhorn steer, tree (brown leotards wrapped with wire branches and crepe paper leaves), record player (black leotards with cardboard head box on top and cardboard and construction paper disc glued on front), grandfather clock (based on a full-length cardboard box) and poster-board firecracker -- will have a less finished look when completed, and require less use of needle, thread and fabric than of paper bags and cartons, blankets, towels, and readymade clothing. An unlikely source for party, play and holiday costumes, this could be a handy idea book for children looking for something different to ""be"" on Halloween.

Pub Date: March 13th, 1974
Page count: 96pp
Publisher: Morrow