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HowStuffWorks.com Finds More Consumers Hunting for "DIY" Halloween Costume Ideas

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Site Offers Inspiration for Budget-Conscious "BOO-It-Yourselfers"

ATLANTA - October 21, 2009 - More trick-or-treaters will be donning "do-it-yourself" Halloween costumes this year, predicts HowStuffWorks.com, an award-winning, credible online resource that provides easy-to-understand information and explanation for thousands of topics. The site has seen a doubling of searches on the number of people looking to create their own costumes as compared to this time last year.

Full of practical ways to make all kinds of spooky stuff, HowStuffWorks.com features everything the do-it-yourselfer needs to make the night a scream with its fun-filled Halloween Library of holiday-related advice and articles, including:

For those haunted by indecision, the site offers light-hearted, helpful advice on selecting the perfect spooky costume, or readers can look for inspiration from HowStuffWorks.com's top 10 most searched costume ideas:

1. Owl

2. Horse

3. Ghost

4. Pig

5. Zombie

6. Donkey

7. Elephant

8. Vampire

9. Turkey

10. Pilgrim

Whether it's Bo Peep with her sheep, a graveyard ghost or a pretty princess, the site offers original and simple "no-sew" ideas for kids that can be made with a few dabs of glue or slides of the iron.

Need a last-minute transformation? This quick post explains and illustrates how great masks can be made with little more than a milk jug and a bit of enthusiasm!

For readers who want to carve a ghoulish or goofy design, this article includes tips on how to make carving the perfect pumpkin safe and easy for everyone involved, making it a perfect activity to share with kids.

From wacky ornaments and creepy candles to a variety of bewitching centerpieces, find simple and inexpensive ways to turn home into haunted mansion.

"Whether cute or creepy, we're seeing more and more resourceful people searching for information online on how to create homemade Halloween costumes," says Conal Byrne, Editor-in-Chief, HowStuffWorks.com. "HowStuffWorks.com is helping take the fright out of DIY with a wide range of crafty-inspired resources to help celebrate this spectacularly spooky holiday economically."

HowStuffWorks.com has the answers to almost any question you have on Halloween, including the history and meaning behind traditions like trick-or-treating and jack-o-lanterns and even those you didn't even know to ask. More information is available at How Halloween Works.