How to Make Paper Costumes

Aug 31, 2013 by

papercostumesBack in 1922 you couldn’t just order your Halloween costume online, or pick it up at a costume stop in town. During the early 1900’s people took great pride in creating their own costumes, and often did it using crepe paper.

HOW TO MAKE PAPER COSTUMES by Dennison Manufacturing was originally published in 1922 and is full of how-to directions for making your own costumes out of paper. Dennison Manufacturing was at that time THE place for party supplies and home crafts.

A few words from the introduction, plus chapter titles to give you an idea of what gems you will find inside this little book.

“It is as natural to think of crepe paper for fancy dress costumes as it is for table decorations or as a material for making flowers. Crepe paper costumes have proved entirely satisfactory for costume parties, plays, pageants and for all stage purposes. The large variety of beautiful shades in which Dennison crepe paper is made and its fine texture give it a great advantage over cloth materials, and the fact that there are no fraying edges to hem makes it possible to make costumes of crepe paper much more quickly and satisfactorily than if any fabric material were used.”

Contents:
Accessories for Costumes
Bird Costumes
Children’s Costumes
Fancy Costumes
Floral Costumes
General Instructions
Holiday Costumes
Material for Costumes
National Costumes
Nature Costumes
Seasonable Costumes .
Slip-Over Costumes
Story Book Costumes
Vegetable Costumes

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