SOURCE: Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

September 30, 2010 09:35 ET

Fun With Fleece - Create Comfy, Cozy, Unique Halloween Costumes With Jo-Ann

HUDSON, OH--(Marketwire - September 30, 2010) -  Trick-or-treaters are sure to be greeted with lots of ooohs and aaahs this fall when they set out in style wearing handmade no-sew Halloween costumes created with help from Jo-Ann. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, an estimated 36 million* children ages 5 to 13 participated in the Halloween trick or treating tradition last year. That adds up to a lot of costumes.

"Halloween is so much fun for kids and adults alike," stated Courtney Talkington, manager of education and inspiration for Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. "But all of that fun can be overshadowed when you have to struggle with costumes that don't quite fit, or aren't exactly what your child was hoping for."

Jo-Ann has introduced a new line up of no-sew fleece costumes that can help solve both of these common Halloween frights. From ladybugs and lions to bumble bees and bats, the sky is the limit when you start with these new basic patterns, available for free in stores and online at Or, check out our video demonstrations on YouTube with all of the instructions you need to get started making your costume.

"If your three-year-old wants purple spots on her ladybug, it's no problem when you make it yourself," noted Talkington. "And the greatest reward is watching your children proudly stroll the neighborhood in costumes made just for them." Patterns can be sized for adults too, so let your imagination be your guide as you snip, fold and tie your way to a great costume.

These easy-to-create costumes are just the beginning of the Halloween fun you'll find at Jo-Ann this season. With accessories that will help to put the finishing touches on any costumes, and the décor and accompaniments that will add an exclamation point to your parties and celebrations, Jo-Ann is your festive fall destination. In addition, you won't want to miss the new Martha Stewart Halloween collection now available at Jo-Ann. 

Get started now on a Halloween look that is uniquely yours. Log onto for more inspiration to get you started, or stop by your local store to find the materials you need to create a one-of-a-kind costume.

About Jo-Ann Stores, Inc.
Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores (NYSE: JAS) the nation's largest fabric and craft retailer with locations in 48 states, was founded in 1943 as a single retail store. Today, more than 750 Jo-Ann stores across the country provide consumers with creative inspiration. For additional information, visit

* U.S. Census Bureau News, Facts for Features, August 31, 2010

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