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Martha Stewart on Her ‘Fairy Grand-Martha’ Halloween Costume

Martha Stewart.
Martha Stewart.

At last night’s Friends of Hudson River Park gala, Martha Stewart was resplendent in gold sparkles, which naturally led to questions about her upcoming Halloween costume: A ruffly, pale-pink ensemble, unveiled on the cover of her “Halloween” issue. “Is it Fairy God-Martha?” we asked. “Grand Martha!” Stewart corrected, kindly, and then adjusted the emphasis. “Grand Martha.” Was it tough to make? “Me and my team, we had a great time planning it. It’s a very simple costume. It’s a Danskin ballerina bodysuit — long-sleeved, long legs — and just about 40 yards of pink tulle. Easy!”

So, what’s a Halloween pitfall to avoid? “Difficult costumes to wear,” she said. “Like being a big box or something … you shouldn’t force your little kids into that stuff. Comfort. Comfort above all.” We mentioned dressing as dice in second grade, encased in a giant cardboard box. “Oh my gosh!” laughed Martha. “Oh, no, no.” Did she have any similar disasters? “No!” she said. “Mine are always great.”

Martha Stewart on ‘Fairy Grand-Martha’ Costume