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Thursday, October 24, 2013

A thrifty mom’s Halloween costumes are big on creativity

Krystol Tofstad, right, holds up a mermaid fin as part of her daughter Katy’s Halloween costume in their Grand Forks, N.D., home. Krystol and Katy created a pirate who’s holding a treasure chest filled with “jewels” and a mermaid (Katy).