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Legally Blind Woman Turns Love of Halloween Into a Part Time Costume Business

| October 28, 2008

Jeannine Conway has a garage full of tables covered with props like rubber weapons, wigs, carved pumpkins and party gags, in addition to a life sized mannequin portraying the Joker from “The Dark Knight” movie. Conway has meticulously recreated the late Heath Ledger’s character from the recent hit movie and says she “realized back in August that the […]

Homemade Halloween: Quick and Easy Costumes, Decorations, and Not-So-Frightening Family Fun

| September 26, 2008

Homemade Halloween: Quick and Easy Costumes, Decorations, and Not-So-Frightening Family Fun  (Fox Chapel Publishing, September 2008) is chock full of creative step-by-step projects for everything your family needs to celebrate October 31st – from super easy-to-make costumes and pumpkin carving patterns to party favors and delightful decorations. In Dandy Disguises, the construction of basic costume […]

Sew What – Sewing for the Theater and Entertainment Industry

| July 4, 2008

Megan Duckett didn’t know how to sew when a co-worker in the theatrical lighting business told her Knott’s Berry theme park needed someone to reupholster some coffins for a Halloween display.  Duckett worked up the courage and took the job then rented a sewing machine and reupholstered ten coffins over the next five weeks.  “I […]