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Below is a video that takes you step by step through the process. You can then follow along step by step through the rest of this instructable.
Step 1: Step 1: Get an embarrissing Halloween picture of favorite little one
So, here is the picture I finally got of my niece wearing her Halloween costume. Please note the Christmas tree in the background. It took me until Christmas to finally get her to pose for a picture in her Halloween outfit. It took that long for her to come down from the sugar rush from all the candy to finally get her to stand still for a picture. Fortunately, kids like to play dress-up, so if at first you don't succeed in getting your Halloween picture, try try try again. A helpful tip: The threat of Santa not delivering gifts is always useful to get your kid to pose for a holiday photo. Unfortunately the threat of the Great Pumpkin not delivering gifts does not work quite so well.