Jack-o'-lantern with head on a platter
Taryn Leoncavallo, 12
Inspiration: "I like big and funny costumes." (The costume is six feet tall!)
Supplies: For the body, an shirt stuffed with newspaper, a backpack, plastic pipe to attach jack-o-lantern, a flashlight, a straw hat, jeans, rubber gloves; for the tray, plastic foam, a doily, green construction paper, duct tape.
Time it took: About a week.
Grown-up help: "My dad helped me attach the head so it wouldn't fall off and had to help me get in and out of the costume."