12 Clever Halloween Costumes

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Not everyone can bring down the house with a CosPlay-level Halloween costume. But you can still wow a crowd even if you're only one part crafty—by being three parts clever. My shortlist of witty approaches to costume creation includes get-ups that bring a play on words to life; costumes that show off your ability to do a lot with a little (time, materials, skills); and costumes that invite others to play along. (There are other ways to be clever on Halloween, of course, like creating an amazing…

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