One day in advance: Make cookies. Roll out dough. Using patterns, cut cape wings and 8 cookie supports. Also cut 3 boy cookies and 3 ghosts. Before baking, turn 1 ghost over for Witch. Bake and cool all cookies. Place cookies on waxed paper-covered cake boards and decorate with royal icing. For all piped-in areas, pat smooth with finger dipped in cornstarch. For wings, spatula ice smooth, then outline with tip 6. For all character cookies except Mummy, pipe tip 3 faces, hands and clothes. Add tip 2 facial features. For witch and Mrs. Frankenstein, spatula ice dresses smooth. Pipe witch hat with tip 6. Add tip 44 hatband and waistband. Position pretzel for broom; add tip 3 pull-out bristles and tip 44 band. Pipe Mrs. Frankenstein's hair with tip 3 zigzags, extending onto waxed paper; overpipe twice. For Mummy, pipe tip 44 band wrappings. Let all cookies dry overnight. Attach cookie sticks to backs of Witch and Dracula with melted candy; let dry. Attach 2 cookie supports to back of each remaining cookie
with melted candy. Let set.