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The Bare Bones: A Last-Minute Halloween Survival Guide

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The Necessities

Dressing up along with your kid makes Halloween extra fun, but if it's too late in the game for you to cobble together a costume for yourself, don't sweat it—a flashlight with fresh batteries and a sturdy candy bag are all you really for your kid to have a blast trick-or-treating. Downsizing your own costume to animal ears or quick Frankenstein makeup can be a game-saver if you don't want to miss out.