When it comes to finding a Halloween costume for your little princess, you’ve been known to go the extra yard.
This year, stop by Amberella Gallery and treat her to a sweet confection by local designer Karen Clarke.
Scoop up a ready-made tutu (she’s got a few in the gallery’s signature rosy hues) or go the custom route: Tell her the color and style and she’ll stitch one in no time.
Simple tanks and layers of tulle (lined with soft tricot to stave off itchiness) are embellished with beads, ribbons, and flowers. And since Clarke lives just steps away, popping in for a quick fitting is a cinch.
It’s sure to measure up.
PAWS Mutt Strut
What: March with your pooch (or rent one for the day) to raise funds for four-legged friends, then let ’em loose with bobbing for bones, an obstacle course, and vendors.
Why: Fur real.
When: Sat. Registration, 10 a.m.; parade, 11 a.m.
Where: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, 1900 Pattison Ave. (215-238-9901). To register or rent a dog, go to firstgiving.com.
Fairmount Art Center
What: Classes for all ages that focus on music, movement, and art.
Why: Easel does it.
When: Enroll now for fall session beginning Nov. 3.
Where: 2501 Olive St. (215-765-2787). Register online at fairmountartcenter.com.
Rittenhouse Row Halloween Celebration
What: Trick-or-treating at area boutiques, a costume contest, and a family-friendly party with cupcake decorating, dancing, and more.
Why: Witch way?
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Costume contest, noon-2 p.m.; party, 2-4 p.m.
Where: Costume contest, The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut St., at the rotunda; party, G Lounge, 111 S. 17th St. R.S.V.P. for party (required) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Dawn Walsh