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BOOK GIVEAWAY: Cute and Easy Costumes for Kids

Cute and Easy Costumes for Kids by Emma Hardy is a must-have for Halloween costume fun!
Even the back cover provides inspiration.
Each project includes clear step-by-step instructions.
There are costumes that will excite both boys and girls.
Cute and Easy Costumes for Kids by Emma Hardy is a must-have for Halloween costume fun!

Cute and Easy Costumes for Kids by Emma Hardy is a must-have for Halloween costume fun!

Photo: Courtesy of Cico Books

You could be one of THREE lucky winners in our Halloween Book Giveaway.

Halloween is such an exciting time for children (and adults), and the costumes are a huge part of the thrill. With 35 costumes to choose from, Cute and Easy Costumes for Kids by Emma Hardy (Cico Books, 2010) will inspire you to plan something special for the children in your life. The collection of outfits to make will delight kids and please parents, too, because all of the designs are easy to construct. Each project includes detailed step-by-step instructions, and the techniques section offers advice to help you put together a great costume for a memorable Halloween or other occasion. The costumes are divided into sections that include: Animals and Insects; Adventurers; Fairy Tales and Nursery Rhymes; Costume Classics; and Halloween. Full-size pull-out patterns are included in the back of the book for each of the outfits, and the beautiful photography will inspire your creativity. This is a must-have book for any sewer with children.

We're giving away THREE copies of Emma's terrific book, Cute and Easy Costumes for Kids!

Leave a comment on this post before the deadline-11:59 pm, Monday, September 20-and you could be one of the THREE lucky winners. Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Tuesday, September 21.


Comments (30)

Kay69 Kay69 writes: My youngest goes to our local playgroup, Caterpillars. Every year they have a big fundraising event to raise funds to purchase some of the play equipment the play group needs. I found this book; Cute and Easy costumes for kids, in the Library and have had to keep re-borrowing it so I can use it to make costumes. I must say it is very practical easy to follow book, the patterns are such an added bonus!
I hope to donate the costumes I make for sale at the play groups fundraising. Having my own copy would make it so much easier and I could do this every year for the Playschool. Goodluck all.
Posted: 7:47 am on September 22nd

MemeGeorgia MemeGeorgia writes: I hope I make the deadline. I love making my grandbabies their costumes & dress up clothes. This book would be invaluable. I am disabled so have time to do for them is it is too strenuous.
Posted: 1:40 pm on September 21st

alexinatl alexinatl writes: Wow I hope I make the time cut-off- my 4 year old and 3 year old daughters would love this!
Posted: 12:44 am on September 21st

alexinatl alexinatl writes: Wow- I hope I make the time cutoff- I have a 4 y.o. snd a 3 y.o. and they would love this!
Posted: 12:37 am on September 21st

NancyReynolds NancyReynolds writes: I have a 6-year old grandson who loves to wear costumes--even when it's not Halloween! I'd like to peruse the book to see what we could come up with to add to his collection of outfits from Superheroes to Charlie Chaplin!
Posted: 9:33 pm on September 20th

LadyMac04 LadyMac04 writes: For many years I made costumes for my children - several of them even won prizes - from elementary school on through graduate school and "real life". I am thrilled that there is a new generation and I can go back to making dreams come true for my grandson. This book would be the perfect addition to my library of sources for ideas and techniques.
Posted: 7:27 pm on September 20th

Manazalie Manazalie writes: I wish I could work on a pattern with my children who would love to help me to sew new costumes! Thanks for the giveaway!
Posted: 3:12 pm on September 19th

Manazalie Manazalie writes: I wish I could work on a pattern with my children who would love to help me to sew new costumes! Thanks for the giveaway!
Posted: 3:10 pm on September 19th

Manazalie Manazalie writes: I wish I could work on a pattern with my children who would love to help me to sew new costumes! Thanks for the giveaway!
Posted: 3:09 pm on September 19th

UmeNoHana UmeNoHana writes: These costumes all look very cute! With Halloween a little more than a month away, I've been thinking lately about costumes for my two kids.
Posted: 11:08 am on September 19th

YH YH writes: I have 4 year old and 6 year old daughters. They love costumes!! They love to dress up! I have been looking for the sewing book for the costumes which is cute and simple. I just fpund this book online and was trying to find better price...then came across this offer. Thanks :)
Posted: 3:28 pm on September 18th

pmkurth pmkurth writes: I always made costumes for my children, now I have a 3 year old granddaughter to sew for!!!! I would love to have this book!
Posted: 2:01 pm on September 18th

cindy_sews cindy_sews writes: I have a three year old daughter who is begging me to make her a halloween costume. Winning this book would be the motivation I need to get her costume made! I hope I win it because it looks great!!!
Posted: 11:13 pm on September 17th

Out_West Out_West writes: Love the book cover! I have 12 grandchildren and one 13 year old, I'm thinking I need this book . . .
Posted: 9:28 am on September 17th

dpete dpete writes: This sounds just wonderful! I hope, I hope!!
Posted: 8:26 pm on September 16th

lmr4 lmr4 writes: Thank you for the opportunity to win Cute and Easy Costumes for Kids. I still have two grandsons young enough to enjoy the costumes in this book. I would love the chance to make a Halloween costume for each of them.
Posted: 6:43 pm on September 16th

Sharsayssew Sharsayssew writes: I loved making costumes when my three children were younger. After many years of not sewing, I have recently started creating again. Unfortunately, I gave all of my patterns away years ago and am having to rebuild. Now, I have four grandchildren and a fifth on the way, what a joy your book would be in creating memories for my childrens children.
Posted: 11:09 pm on September 15th

LoracC LoracC writes: My granddaughter who would love one of the costumes from this book.
Posted: 3:06 pm on September 15th

jmccambridge jmccambridge writes: My son just turned 1! I would love to sew his first "real" Halloween costume!!
Posted: 11:20 am on September 15th

missb_2000_2001 missb_2000_2001 writes: I would love to try to sew my son one.
Posted: 10:08 am on September 15th

WillaMcNeill WillaMcNeill writes: This looks like so much fun! Please include me. thanks.
Posted: 8:14 am on September 15th

jenbot jenbot writes: My 3 year old son is already planning his costume - I think he's more excited by Halloween than Christmas! I would love to have this book to help create something he'll be excited to wear.
Posted: 7:11 am on September 15th

NZGigi NZGigi writes: Having just been asked by my almost 7 year old granddaughter to create a Fantastic Mr Fox costume this book sounds very appealing.
Posted: 12:00 am on September 15th

jennielee226 jennielee226 writes: I have 2 girls, age 4 and 7, who would jump for joy if I won this book.
Posted: 11:20 pm on September 14th

NewGrandma55 NewGrandma55 writes: I have a new grandaughter who will be donning her first Halloween costume this year. The book looks fantastically full of great costumes. It would be a great addition to my Taunton collection of some of the most useful books and DVD's on the market!
Posted: 8:39 pm on September 14th

raevenfeather raevenfeather writes: This look adorable for all my nieces and nephews and my own future kids!
Posted: 7:25 pm on September 14th

stacysews stacysews writes: OOOOh, this is perfect! Not only is Halloween right around the corner, but my toddler loves to dress up in costumes ad could definitely use a dress up trunk full of goodies!
Posted: 7:07 pm on September 14th

Greta121 Greta121 writes: Wow...I have two little girls and was just looking for great ideas of what to sew them for Halloween online..this book looks fabulous!! I really hope I win!! Thank you so very much for the opportunity!
Posted: 6:28 pm on September 14th

littlemissprim littlemissprim writes: As a relocated retiree, I miss my little ones' daily discoveries so sending packages of handmade dresses, costumes & goodies keeps them close in my heart as I make the treasures & me in their lives as they play dressup! the added joy of the photos filled with smiles & giggles make my days a little sweeter.
Posted: 6:19 pm on September 14th

TnSewingNewbie TnSewingNewbie writes: I have a little girl who is 5 and she loves to play dress up! This book looks fantastic, She would keep me busy sewing for a while. Thanks for offering this give away :)

Posted: 6:14 pm on September 14th

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