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Animal costumes are a fun choice for Halloween because you can really let your imagination run wild. Have you ever wanted to be the Big Bad Wolf? Or maybe you have always wondered what it was like to be a peacock, or a dragon? Halloween gives you the chance to be anything you want, including fun animals. Animal costumes are great for colder climates too because you can layer clothes underneath the costume for Trick or Treating if it’s cold and the furry costume gives you an extra layer of warmth. Costumes of animals and animal accessories can also be worn year after year if you take care of them. Costumes of animals can be of real animals like bears or chickens or make believe animals like werewolves or dragons. They can be adorable or scary. And they are always popular.

Many parents like to dress their young children as animals for Halloween because…

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nurseDoctor and nurse Halloween costumes are popular every year. There are a lot of different styles of doctor and nurse costumes available so no matter what type of costume you’re looking for it won’t be hard to find. Medical costumes are perfect to wear to Halloween parties or out to clubs and bars on Halloween. Creating doctor costumes is easy with a lab coat and some scrubs. You can buy scrubs as part of a costume or buy them from a company that makes them for hospital staff. They aren’t expensive and they are available in lots of colors and prints. Add a doctor’s set with a stethoscope, a clipboard and some latex gloves and you have a great doctor costume that you can wear anywhere. Men and women can both wear scrubs and a lab coat to create a doctor costume. Doctor costumes can also consist of wearing a button down shirt and tie under a lab coat. When…

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rhorrorThe 80s are back in a big way and that means 80s trends like acid washed jeans, neon everything, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show are all popular again. The Rocky Horror Picture Show never really stopped being popular. It is one of the most successful films in history. It is still being shown weekly on thousands of screens all over the world. Many theaters show The Rocky Horror Picture Show as a special event on weekend nights and charge higher ticket prices than normal. Even with the higher ticket prices the show sells out consistently. What is it about the film that makes it so popular after nearly forty years?

Part of the appeal is that the audience is expected to participate in the show. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a campy classic movie with a cult following of rabid fans. At every showing fans will dress in costume as the main characters of the film, get out…

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twinkies-costumesA popular Halloween costume this year celebrates the return of a popular icon. Twinkies are back and many people are planning on dressing up as their favorite snack cake to show their support for Twinkies. Twinkies have been a part of childhood since around 1930. They have undergone some changes over the years but essentially have stayed the same. The golden cake with the vanilla cream filling that is supposed to last long enough to feed survivors of apocalypse is something that nearly everyone loves. Adults love the rush of nostalgia that they get from eating the golden cakes and kids love the taste of the tasty cake.

Fans of the cake almost lost their treat for good. Hostess, the company that has been making Twinkies for decades, filed for bankruptcy in the fall of 2012. They announced abruptly that Twinkies were no longer going to be made along with other popular snack cakes like Zingers. People were devastated. Many…

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CleatusIf you want a fantastic Halloween costume that will really impress your friends this year dress up as the Fox Robot Cleatus for Halloween. Cleatus is a wildly popular on Fox Sports who has gone from a lowly graphic element to his own bona fide character. Originally Cleatus would dance and perform other tricks to entertain. He had a sleek machine look but he wasn’t menacing. He almost looked like one of the original Cylons. But after Cleatus became extremely popular with fans his look changed. Now Cleatus looks like a Transformer. He is huge and dark and very angry looking. His yellow eyes glow menacingly and he doesn’t dance and twirl around much anymore. Although he does still do the Electric Slide from time to time.

You might think it would be difficult to build a Fox Robot Cleatus costume but it doesn’t have to be. A lot of Cleatus’ armor is easy to assemble out of paper mache…

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hunger-gamesThe Hunger Games movie and the highly anticipated sequels are sure to inspire a lot of Halloween costumes this year. The memorable characters from the books and films make great costumes for all ages. Katniss and Primrose Everdeen are very popular choices. Young girls and grown women alike want to dress up as Katniss. So is the flashy Effie Trinket, whose large fascinator hair accessories are a great way to have some fun with your costume. Ceasar Flickerman, Rue and Clove are also popular costume choices. Whether you want to create a minimal costume or an elaborate one there are lots of choices to draw from when you are creating a Katniss costume. Here are some of the accessories you will need to create your own memorable Katniss Everdeen costume for Trick or Treating or partying:

To create an authentic Katniss costume you first need to choice what time frame you want to use as a reference. During the Reaping…

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cosplay1Cosplay has become an international phenomenon. It used to be that Cosplayers would attend fan events like Comic-Con in small numbers hoping to connect with other superfans who liked to dress up as their favorite characters. Now thousands of Cosplayers pour into conventions and other events every year and thousands more fans come to see them. Some of the Cosplay genres even have their own specific conventions throughout the year. Every year around the time of Comic-Con, which is the biggest con in the nation, major news outlets start to run photos of the elaborate costumes and scenes staged by Cosplayers.  Along with other events like panels and meet and greet sessions many cons now feature Cosplay contests where fans can win money and prestige for having the best costume.

Cosplay would never have reached the level of mainstream acceptance that is has now without social media and the Internet. People were making costumes based on their favorite superheroes and…

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not-justEveryone associates Halloween with costumes, but dressing up in costumes for other holidays is just as much fun. There are many times throughout the year when dressing up in costumes adds a lot of excitement and fun to the celebration. Dressing up in costumes can even be a fun hobby. Cosplay, a hobby focused on dressing up as comic book characters, movie characters, and book characters is quickly becoming a huge trend in the US. It’s already been a popular in other countries, especially Japan, for many years.

Costumes are very much a part of traditional holiday celebrations in different areas of the country. In New Orleans no Mardi Gras celebration would be complete without masks and elaborate costumes as well as Mardi Gras beads. Many people spend months working on their costumes for Mardi Gras each year the same way they work on their Halloween costumes. Wigs, masks, and very fancy suits and gowns are the core of any…

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plug-inCouples costumes can be a lot of fun. Whether it’s your first Halloween together or  your 50th Halloween together there are couples costumes that will fit your relationship and your personalities. Couples costumes give couples the chance to really express their personalities. Inspirations for costumes couples can come from books, movies, pop culture icons, history, or even games. Because there are so many different types of couples costumes that you can choose from here are some tips to help you choose the perfect costume this Halloween:

Pick a Costume that is Comfortable for Both of You – Maybe you don’t mind wearing a mask all night or heavy clothing but your partner might. When you are picking out a couples costume it’s important to talk to your partner to find out what their costume likes and dislikes are. In order for the costume to work you will both need to wear your costumes all night. The effect of the…

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Mardi Gras costumes can run the gamut from spectacular ball gowns and tuxedos to outfits resembling those worn bymg1 Vegas showgirls. Part of the fun of Mardi Gras is that you can dress up as anything that you want to be. Mardi Gras is a time of excess and people who celebrate are encouraged to go to over the top when it comes to costumes. If you have ever wanted to dress up as a fantasy character or indulge a secret desire to be a stage performer Mardi Gras is the time to do it.

 

Mardi Gras parties are all about enjoying the things in life that are usually supposed to be enjoyed only in moderation. Mardi Gras parties usually last all night and feature decadent food and plenty of alcohol. If you are outside enjoying the Mardi Gras parades and other festivities you can count on finding plenty of people to party with throughout the night. Having a…

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fairies2Fairy costumes are one of the most popular Halloween costumes, especially for little girls. Fairy costumes come in many colors but are always iridescent and change color with the color. Fairy costumes also have to have lots of twinkling glitter fairy dust for the fairy to blow about. Shiny translucent wings are also a must have for a great fairy costume. Little girls love fairy costumes because they are pretty, delicate and dainty. Women love them for the same reason, although women prefer to wear costumes that represent darker evil fairies instead of the good fairies commonly thought of when people think about fairies.

There are lots of different kinds of fairies because there are so many different legends about fairies. The image that everyone thinks of when they picture a fairy is part Disney and part Victorian legend. During the Victorian era the image of fairies as small human like creatures with pale hair, white skin and glittery wings…

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sexy-costumeValentine’s Day is the perfect time to have some fun by dressing up in a great costume. Whether you are single or in a couple there are fun and sexy Valentine’s Day costumes that you will enjoy wearing. Costumes are a fun way to spice things up if you are already in relationship. Costumes are also a great way to catch the attention of your crush if you’re going to a party or going out for Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is your chance to let go and be a little wild. Indulge in some of your fantasies and pick a sexy costume that represents something you have always wanted to do. You can make Valentine’s Day extra special with a sexy costume.

 

You can wear a costume as part of a special Valentine’s Day theme for your partner if you are in a couple. A naughty schoolgirl costume is a great choice for a Valentine’s Day party or a…

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There have always been people who like to wear Renaissance and Medieval style costumes for Halloween but that number is growing fast thanks to pop culture fantasy hits like Game of Thrones. The increased popularity of fantasy books and movies is due in large part to films like Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit prequel. The popularity of fantasy genre costumes has along grown because of the Harry Potter books and films and HBO’s smash hit Game of Thrones. Cosplayers have been creating intricate and historically accurate Renaissance and Medieval costumes for decades. Now their skills are being put to use helping fans of popular fantasy shows and movies put together amazing fantasy Halloween costumes.

One of the biggest groups of fantasy costume fans is the Society for Creative Anachronism, or the SCA. The SCA was founded in 1966 by a group of history buffs and fantasy and science fiction fans. They combined their interests and…

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Sons of Anarchy is one of the most popular cable television series in history. The show has consistently gotten the highest ratings ever recorded for the FX network. The show tells the stories of matriarch Gemma Teller Morrow and her husband, sons, and members of the Sons of Anarchy motorcycle club. While she is not the President of the club Gemma has a huge influence on the activities of the club and the lives of the members. She is known for her ability to manipulate events and people including local law enforcement. Gemma is one of the most popular characters on the show and a great inspiration for a Halloween costume.

 

Biker costumes in general are always popular, but Sons of Anarchy bikers are very popular. To create an authentic Sons of Anarchy costume you need to have the Sons of Anarchy patches to put on a leather biker jacket or old army vest. To create a Gemma costume…

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If you want a great Halloween costume this year choose one of the popular characters from The Avengers. You can buy a complete Avengers costume or you can buy separate pieces and accessories to customize your costume. There is such a wide range of characters portrayed in The Avengers that there is sure to be a costume for everyone. The Avengers is a great idea for a group costume if you want to dress up with your family or with a bunch of friends. Just remember that Avengers are costumes are sure to be very popular this year and make sure that you order your costumes early. If you are looking for plus size costumes you should order at least two months before Halloween because popular plus size costumes usually sell out very quickly. Fun costume ideas inspired by the Avengers include:

Black Widow – Women who want a sexy costume that will still be comfortable to wear should check…

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Witches are one of the most recognizable characters of Halloween and witch costumes are still one of the most popular types of Halloween costumes. Dark, ugly, evil –looking witches have been associated with Halloween for more than a hundred years. Good witches like Glinda from the Wizard of Oz are also popular costumes for Halloween. But in the last 20 years the rise of witch characters on pop culture TV shows and in popular movies have also created a more modern witch type that gives people the flexibility to create their own witch costume interpretation. One of the most recognizable pop culture witches, Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter books and movies, is a very popular Halloween costume.

Witches are a very critical element in a lot of fantasy and science fiction TV, movies and novels. They also play a large role in popular video games. Cosplay fans who create costumes of the archetypes in the games they like throughout…

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A great way to make sure that your Halloween costume shines without spending a fortune is to use accessories to finish the look. A lot of people forget about the accessories when they are putting a costume together. But using the right accessories is important to the final look of the costume. Shoes, wigs, makeup, coats, weapons, jewelry and other accessories are all very important in building a great Halloween costume. If you are planning on wearing one of these types of costumes this year you will need accessories to make your costume great:

Specific characters – Are you dressing up as a superhero this year? Or as a character from a beloved TV show or movie? If you are then the accessories that you use will make a big difference in the look of your costume. If you dress up as a super hero but don’t have the right kind of weapons no one will know what super hero…

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Even though the original Wizard of Oz film came out in 1939 it is still a hugely popular choice for Halloween costumes. Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow can still be seen every Halloween. Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West are always out Trick or Treating. There have been other films based on the Wizard of Oz story throughout the years but none have captured the imagination of the public like the original 1939 film.

When the film was released the special effects used to switch from black and white to color were revolutionary. Many of the technical aspects of the film were considered to be ground breaking. By modern standards they are laughable but the film effects that are in use today are all in part based on the techniques used in the Wizard of Oz. Whether it’s the music, the effects, or just the characters themselves people still…

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Cosplay is hitting the mainstream after more than 20 years of being a relatively unknown hobby. Thanks to social media and the increased attention focused on fan conventions more and more people are becoming fascinated by it. The name Cosplay comes from combining “costume” and “play” and was coined in the early 1980’s by a reporter. The reporter was at a comic convention and was struck by how many fans were dressing up in costumes as their favorite characters. He reported on the phenomena back then but had no idea that Cosplay would take off the way it has.

 

The increased popularity of geek culture, graphic novels, and video games has led to a massive increase in the amount of Cosplayers over the years. In some ways Cosplay is similar to dressing up in costume for Halloween but there are some differences between Cosplay costumes and Halloween costumes. Usually Cosplay costumes are far more elaborate than traditional Halloween costumes.…

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Wigs are a great accessory to bring your Halloween costume to life. Wearing a wig gives you the chance to totally change your appearance and personality without any long term commitment to a new hairstyle or color. But a lot of people shy away from wearing Halloween wigs because they think they will be hot or uncomfortable to wear during Trick or Treating or at parties that last late into the night.

Use these tips and you will be able to keep your wig on all night and keep  your costume looking great even if you party all night:

Consider Wearing Hair Falls – Hair falls are hair pieces that clip or tie into your own hair. They are worn frequently by Cosplayers who want to create Anime style hairstyles. You can also add hair falls to a wig to create even more elaborate hair pieces. Hair falls can be lighter to wear than wigs and they are easy to…

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Halloween contact lenses can make your costume really stand out. Colored lenses and special effect lenses are really impressive looking and add a professional touch to costumes. They are more affordable than you might think as well. But, like normal contact lenses you need to take care when wearing them and handle them safely to avoid hurting your eyes or getting an infection.

If you have been thinking about buying some vampire lenses, zombie lenses, or other special effects lenses here is some vital information you need to know about Halloween contact lenses:

You need a prescription – Even though these lenses are not corrective lenses in order to get them you need to see an optometrist and get a prescription. Legally you can’t buy special effects lenses without a prescription. The prescription has your eye measurements on it so that lenses can be custom made for your eyes. Custom lenses will ensure that the lenses don’t damage your eyes.…

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Hippie costumes are always fun for Halloween. There’s no more iconic hippie costume than a Grateful Dead hippie costume. Kids love to dress up as the Grateful Dead dancing bears for Halloween and the bear costumes are very practical costumes for kids. For smaller children footie pajamas with a Dancing Bear hood made a great costume and will keep the child warm if it happens to be chilly on Halloween night. You can make a fur hood yourself out of fun fur or you can buy a Grateful Dead Dancing Bear child’s costume that has a fun zip up one piece suit and a Grateful Dead bear hood. Grateful Dead Halloween costumes are great for family costumes if you have multiple kids that you need to take Trick or Treating. Mom and Dad can dress up as hippies and the kids can all be Grateful Dead bears. Kids love dressing up as the colorful bears and Mom and Dad’s hippie…

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The second film in the trilogy of animated features about the Smurfs takes the mischievous Smurfs to Paris.  After the success of the first Smurfs animated film that brought back the popular 80s cartoon creatures the studios got busy producing the second film. The third film is already in production. In the latest installment of the Smurfs story the evil Gargamel has managed to make two evil and clever copies of the Smurfs called Hackus and Vexy. They are referred to as The Naughties. He thinks that these two creations will make it possible for him to harness that magical Smurf essence at last after spending decades trying to get his hands on it.

 

Unfortunately for him he is wrong. He discovers that only Smurfette can turn Hackus and Vexy into real Smurfs and give him access to that magical Smurf essence. So he kidnaps Smurfette and takes her to Paris. While Gargamel is holding her captive with the…

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Halloween isn’t just about being scary. Funny costumes are always popular too. If you prefer funny instead of scary there are lots of Halloween costumes you can choose from that are unique and fun without being scary. Halloween is a great time to let your inner child out to play. You can choose costumes that have a darkly funny twist to them or choose characters that are dark but also humorous like Beetlejuice or any of the characters from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Here are just a few of the many different kinds of funny costumes you can create for Halloween:

Pop culture costumes – These costumes are great for adult Halloween parties because they are iconic figures that people will instantly recognize. Some of the best pop culture Halloween costumes are advertising figures that everyone knows from commercials like the Gecko, Wendy, Ronald McDonald or Tony the Tiger. If you want an instantly recognizable costume that is a…

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Why People Love Super Skin Costumes

Super skin costumes are one of the most worn costumes for Halloween. People love to see people wearing them and they love to wear them. Super skin suits make it easy to create amazing Halloween costumes. They also can be worn for Cosplay, for sporting events, for parties, for dance performances and for many other types of events. Super skin suits come in a huge range of colors and patterns. Some suits are a complete costume by themselves. Other suits are the perfect base for your own unique creation. If you love Halloween and you want to create a super creative costume you have to start with a Super skin suit.

Check out the top reasons why people love these suits:

They will fit anyone – It doesn’t matter if you are underweight, overweight, or average weight. There is a Super skin suit that will fit you. These suits are made of Spandex and…

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Monster High has been a success since its debut in 2010 so it may not be surprising that Halloween costumes of popular Monster High characters are still popular. But in general costumes inspired by toys aren’t usually popular for more than a season or two. That’s why it is impressive that Monster High Halloween costumes for characters like Frankie Stein, Draculaura, and Cleo De Nile are still some of the most popular costumes each year. Little girls still love dressing as Clawdeen Wolf, Laguna Blue, and Ghoulia Yelps because the fun stories of these characters navigating their way through high school really resonate with girls. There are also boys who like the series and enjoy dressing up as Deuce Gorgon and Clawd Wolf.

One of the reasons why Monster High has become such a huge hit with kids is because of the videos and books that feature the characters that the kids already love. It’s natural for kids to want…

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Vampires have always been a part of Halloween, but over the last decade or so they’ve become even more popular because vampires are such a huge part of popular culture today. In the past vampires were not as visible in the everyday world as they are now. These days vampires are everywhere, especially in young adult and teen oriented books and movies. The image of vampires has changed over the years and the range of types of vampires has expanded which has made vampires accessible to people of all ages.  Recent books, movies and TV shows about vampires have made vampires cool and given them a new image which lets people get very creative when dressing up as vampires. Vampires in old legends were gruesome creatures that were ugly, misshapen and terrifying but modern vampires are trendy and look very human, like the vampires in True Blood or Twilight. Anne Rice’s famous vampires Louie and Lestat were very dramatic and…

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Aside from adding visual appeal and life to your Halloween costumes, cosplay costumes are also very affordable. Plus, you will have a lot of different options at your fingertips if you look for them in today’s market because there are many different choices and sizes available in this department nowadays.

That’s right. Without shelling out too much money, you can show up as your favorite fantasy character at your next Halloween party. You can even look for these costumes on the World Wide Web because a lot of websites have a lot of options on offer for affordable costumes for Halloween, in general.

If you have no idea which cosplay costume to wear yet, though, then here are several ideas that you might want to check out:

Cowboy Costumes

You shouldn’t have any trouble finding cowboy costumes in today’s market at an affordable price. You can even find them in a lot of different sizes and shades if you search…

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Pirates are a lot of fun come Halloween season, not just because it is fun to dress up as one of them, but also because of the demeanor that you will have to emulate to come across as a real pirate. Although pirates aren’t admittedly everybody’s cup of tea, children definitely love them and you are sure to find a lot of inventive pirate costumes for children in today’s day and age.

 

Whether your kids love pirates because of Long John Silver or Captain Hook or any other famous pirate characters in cartoons or movies, there will be a lot of options for them out there. If you aren’t sure if this would be a good option for your children to wear for Halloween, though, then read on first.

 

For starters, you need to understand that pirate costumes come in a ton of different styles. As such, your kids might want to dress up as Captain Jack Sparrow…

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People always seem to have trouble finding good renaissance costumes, but this is mostly because they haven’t tapped into what online retailers have to offer in that department. Still, even with so many online stores catering to Halloween costumes nowadays, it can still be tricky and challenging to find the best costumes out there. So, how exactly can you find a good renaissance outfit? Here is a quick guide on how to do so with ease:

 

Step One: Find a specialty store for renaissance clothing.

 

This shouldn’t be hard because there are a lot of renaissance specialty stores online nowadays. In fact, it should only take you around ten seconds to find a website that promises to provide the best renaissance clothes out there. You have to be careful, though, because these promises aren’t always true. One good way to find out how good a store actually is would be to check out their products. It would be…

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