Sunday, May 30, 2010

Easy, Ironic costume - Freudian Slip (photo)

freudian slip, originally uploaded by riverinthepines.

Here's the costume (I think Meg Ryan wore in one movie) where you wear a slip and either put a sash on it that reads: FREUDIAN (make sure to spell it correctly!)

Or put on the face of Dr. Sigmund Freud.

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Mario Kart Costumes (great couple or friends costume)

Mario Kart, originally uploaded by Dance Party Duo.

This is a great costumes for two guys that want to go to a halloween party together.

Is easily a DIY costume with painted cardboard box, black or red shirt, hat with stripes and M or L, fake mustache (essential!) white gloves.

Very easy to put together and great for Wii fans or video fanatics.

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Group Costume Idea: Smurfs!

smurfs, originally uploaded by *** z i l l a h ***.

Make sure to notice Papa Smurf in the middle, quite funny!

But an easy costume for all- royal blue legging and white skirt for the gals, white pants for the men, royal blue shirt and white pointed hat (these can be made out of felt, even glued together).

blue face paint.

There are a ton of smufts to be, of course, I'm only remembering
Smurfette, but you could even create your own, Artist Smurf, writer smurf, drunk (or Drunken) Smurf, Angry Smurf, go with it!

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Lily and Herman Munster Halloween costumes (photo)

Lily and Herman Munster, originally uploaded by Charger's Mommy.

Here's the couple's version of the Munster's costume.

The key to Herman Munster is the GREEN face makeup! Also, I saw someone do Herman and he had high water pants which I thought were perfect!

black hair and green face make-up And he has some great black boots on.

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Lily Munster Halloween Costume

Lily Munster, originally uploaded by carriepie.

Feel pretty and scary at the same time as Lilly Munster!

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Edward Scissorhands costume in black leather (photo)

Edward Scissorhands, originally uploaded by pgp_geek.

Here's another example of an Edward Scissorhands costume.

Definitely a prize-winning costume!

Edward Scissor hands

Photo note:

My main costume for this year.
I won first place at two costume contests, almost recuperating the cost of the costume.

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Edward Scissorhands halloween costume (photo)

Do it yourself Edward Scissorhand costume

What you need--

white shirt
black pants
black suspenders
scissor cut out of cardstock that you can wrap with tinfoil (real scissors might be a tad dangerous)
white makeup,
black makeup around the eyes,
crazy hair (dark hair color or hairspray...
optional - leather choker

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DIY Bucket of Popcorn and Movie Ticket Costumes

Love these adorable costumes (adults could do these too) but probably easier for kids. For the ticket, some poster board and good handwriting (or print out the info from your computer). For the popcorn, a white box, red duct tape and popcorn with a lot of glue.

Love this.

PHoto note: Bucket of Popcorn and Movie Ticket Costumes

I made my 4 year old daughter a bucket of popcorn costume for Halloween 2008. It won us an ipod at the Tokyo's New Sanno Halloween costume contest. My other daughter went as a movie ticket to coordinate with the popcorn.
For more pictures or directions go to

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Pregnant Brownie (Girl Scout) Halloween Costume (photo)

Funniest Costume, originally uploaded by dubsies.

This one for funniest costume,

If you wanted to have a couple costume you could add a boy scout! Maybe a sexy boyscout costume where the boy scout is part gigolo or maybe a cub scout leader! Many places to take this one!

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Vincent van Gogh Costume (photo)

Vincent, originally uploaded by nicasaurusrex.

LOVE this Vincent van Gogh with sunflowers. And hat and look at his face! Just like the self-portrait. This is a fav of mine down to the yellow clogs.

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"The Scream" Edvard Munch Halloween costume

Scream, originally uploaded by mrdorkesq.

LOVE this little boy! Fantastic costume!

This could be done for an adult as well.

Photo note:

My son wanted to be the painting "The Scream" for Halloween in 2003.

I painted a copy of the painting onto a Styrofoam insulation board that I had covered with linen and sewed the painting onto a black sweatshirt.

American Gothic costume (couple costumes)

American Gothic, originally uploaded by San Diego Shooter.

Here's another version with bald skull and bring your own frame!

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"American Gothic" costume

Lots of great renditions of American Gothic painting as a costume

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The Son of Man Painting Costume (photo)

The Son of Man, originally uploaded by jmurawski.

How cool is this?

And not too hard to do. Very artistic costume and perfect for the art lovers and artists out there.

Photo note:

Tim's Halloween costume, with appropriate photoshopped background. If you've never seen the original painting, check it out here:

I forget where we found the hat, but the apple was yanked from a hideous $9 discount fruit and flower arrangement we found at JoAnn Fabrics, and I just wired them together and sewed the wire onto the hat, disguised by the hat's ribbon brim.

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Ms. Pac Man and the Ghosts Group Costume

Ms. Pac Man and the Ghosts, originally uploaded by palcarl.

Love this! If you can find someone to be PacMan, I know I'd want to be a ghost!

This looks pretty easy to do too!

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Ghostbusters Group Costume (photo)

032 Drunken Ghostbusters, originally uploaded by dragoncon.

Great costume

And someone could dress up as the ghost.

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Vintage Mickey Mouse Club Group Costume (photo)

Circ_ MickeyMouseClub, originally uploaded by hendersonlibraries.

Love the TV (and the black and white photo!) Easy fun costume for a group.

Though everyone will want to be Annette & Cubby. I know it!


Mousekateer costume,

Best Group Costume - Wizard of Oz

Best Group Costume, originally uploaded by gazerdude.

Lion, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man costumes

Lego Costume - Group Costume

Lego Costume - Group Shot, originally uploaded by gdmfl68.

Plastic lego men costume - Incredible!

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Best Group Costume - Army Men

Army Men, originally uploaded by FFFew.

The toy army men (could even add a G.I. Joe) this would be an awesome Halloween costume for a group! This looks so cool!

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Day of the Dead street vendor - Best Costume Winner

Incredible Day of the Dead costume--

Photo note:

2008 Official Salem Witches Ball $1000 1st prize winner for best costume

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Rosie the Riveter Costume (photo)

comparison, originally uploaded by BSmaurer.

Very easy to do--

What you need:

Red polka fabric from fabric store for bandanna hat,

Denim or blue shirt

Red lipstick
black eyeliner on top lids


Black boots (optional)

That's it! Easy and you look great for the night.

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The Birds Melanie Daniels (as 'Tippi' Hedren) Halloween Costume

Here's a great costume for the movie buffs out there.

Go as - Tippi Hedren in Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 film "The Birds". Try Michaels' crafts for the fake birds, Goodwill for an old vintage dress and some fake blood.

Great costume! Love this.