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Melinda Lavine / Grand Forks Herald

Thursday, October 24, 2013

A thrifty mom’s Halloween costumes are big on creativity

Krystol Tofstad, right, fashions a box onto her daughter, Katy, 11, as part of her homemade Halloween costume. Katy’s wearing an old dance leotard for her part as a mermaid being carried in a treasure chest by a pirate.