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A non-crafty parent's dilemma: what to do about Halloween?




Take Two host Alex Cohen in her homemade Princess Leia costume.
Take Two host Alex Cohen in her homemade Princess Leia costume.
Alex Cohen
Take Two host Alex Cohen in her homemade Princess Leia costume.
Alex Cohen's daughter Eliza in her store-bought Princess Leia costume.
Alex Cohen


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Halloween isn't until Saturday, but for many kids, the big day is Friday— that's the day when most schools are holding their Halloween celebrations.

For parents of younger kids who aren't coming up with their own costumes, that means right now is crunch time to get the costumes done. And there can be a lot of pressure to make something AWESOME.

But how to go about it? Buy something from a store? Make a costume yourself? Cobble something together from things around the house? 

Freelance writer Erin Ashenhurst recently wrote a piece in Slate about her quest to craft a homemade costume for her son for Halloween. She joined Alex Cohen and Deepa Fernandes for a chat about the pressures of Halloween for parents lacking in the time and talent departments.

To listen to the full interview, click the blue player above.