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October 5, 2013 in Features
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Kim Conner of Burlington, Vt., designed this mermaid costume for her daughter.

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Zombie costume includes white greasepaint and realistic 3D scars.

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Parrot costume has a feathery boa, colored feathers and a yellow paper beak attached to cheap, plastic glasses.

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Snake charmer/Medusa costume has lashes, snake-eye contacts and temporary lip tattoos.