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Costumes! Costumes! Costumes!

Sep

Costumes! Costumes! Costumes!

Halloween, Masquerade, Mardi Gras, Theatrical, Santa’s,  Valentines Day, Easter Bunnies, Mascots, Stage Makeup, Masks, Disguises

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Halloween Costumes. Where do I Start?

Oct
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Halloween Costumes.  Where do I Start?

Oops!  This should have been published a month ago.  Anyhow, this is our disclaimer.

Beginning next week, we will begin to process some thoughts that will help you make a decision as to what you might want to wear to your Halloween costume party.

In the meantime, you might want to simply visit our ‘sponsor’, BuyCostumes.com via the ad in the right column.  Just click on Halloween costumes and you will find many, many costumes; and the one you are looking for will probably be there.  At this time, availability as to quantity, size and whatever other paramenters you might use should be there.  In two-three weeks, who knows.  OK, enough on the blantant sale pitch.  You know that we get a commission on every sale that is made through us.  Also enough transparency.

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What Halloween Costume is in Your Closet?

Oct
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What’s in your closet?  A Halloween costume, perhaps?

You can create a terrific costume by using things you have in your closet with the addition of some make-up and accessories.  How easy is that?

Do you have an old graduation robe?  A tube of green make-up, a scraggly black wig, and a witch’s hat – Voila!  If you’re really feeling adventurous, add a fake nose & a wart or two.  Grab a broom & you’re ready to go.


Bridesmaid’s dresses are usually shoved to the back of the closet.  Bring them back out into the open!  Add a sash and some smeared mascara and you just became the loser in a beauty pageant!

Your torn, paint-splattered work clothes can turn you into a slasher victim.  Wrap some bandages around your body; add some fake blood and you are ready to go.  Word of warning: fake blood will stain clothing and skin – so don’t wear anything you don’t want ruined!

Make-up, wigs, and hats can turn the most basic wardrobe item into a costume.  Let your imagination run wild!

 

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Transform Yourself This Halloween

Oct
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Transform Yourself This Halloween 

On the subject of Costume for halloween ideas for kids, the options are actually unlimited. Phineas and Ferb or Purple Bunny inspired costumes are the other possible Halloween costume ideas for kids that you could go for. You will find a several internet sites which have some creative Halloween costume ideas for 2012 that you may search and find costumes based on your requirements. Get a little creative this Halloween with memorable Halloween costumes. If you are unsure about some new distinctive designs, you may still wear the classic Halloween costumes for the year’s Halloween About the AuthorHalloween Makeup

You may be innovative this Halloween with many different concepts for your wigs, masks, makeup and others that you may buy for a unique experience. There are a whole range of Costumes For Halloween which can be worn by children, older people as well as pets. Any person troubled with the varieties of costumes to wear need to first have a suitable theme under consideration. You will discover many options for Costume for halloween ideas but an excellent place to begin basically by drawing inspiration from some of the happenings of the year 2012.Halloween Makeup

Depending on what you’re trying to accomplishment Halloween makeup may allow you to transform yourself into another Halloween character better than buying a Halloween mask. By using makeup it can be less expensive and a lot safer for kids when Halloween trick-or-treating and not impairing their vision with a Halloween mask, also with the variety of Halloween makeup that is available you can create some fantastic Halloween affects. You can try Halloween makeup tips with some theatrical grease paint kits that have great colors that are very easily applied and can be removed at the end of the night hassle free.

 

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Halloween Makeup Techniques

Oct
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Halloween Makeup Techniques

You may be innovative this Halloween with many different concepts for your wigs, masks, makeup and others that you may buy for a unique experience. There are a whole range of Costumes For Halloween which can be worn by children, older people as well as pets. Any person troubled with the varieties of costumes to wear need to first have a suitable theme under consideration. You will discover many options for Costume for halloween ideas but an excellent place to begin basically by drawing inspiration from some of the happenings of the year 2012.Halloween Makeup

 

The Halloween holiday has its own origins in the cultures of the Celtic tribes of Europe. In the old times, it was a celebration to represent the end of summer and the start of winter and the ancients felt that it represented a time when the spirits crossed onto the afterlife. The attire became a way of concealment to safeguard the living from the spirits. Halloween is a holiday that continues to captivate both young as well as the old. Besides the magic and ghost stories, Halloween furthermore conjures up a great deal of costume shopping by a large number of families.Halloween Makeup

Every now and then men and women prefer to travel in groups. For everybody wanting to attend a Halloween costume party in a group of friends, then group Halloween costumes such as a “herd of animals” might be just the ticket. If you can get enough of your friends, you can each select a persona in a film like the Munsters or even the witches of Eastwick. Kind of like men and women used to do with the Rocky Horror Picture Show. For more substantial groups or even groups of indeterminate size, you could get dressed up to become a swarm of bees.

 

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Plus Size Halloween Costumes

Oct
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Plus Size Halloween Costumes

 

Wear to find great Halloween plus size costumes?  OK, that’s a joke, I know how to spell “where”.  The answer is as close as your laptop or desktop.  In the case of the flapper costume shown below, I did a Google search and found this listed under ‘plus size costumes for women’ at Amazon.com.

And there are myriads of costume shops that also carry plus sizes.  Just visit your local costume shop. The costume below is named: Velvet Diamond Flapper Plus Size at Amazon.com

 

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Celtic, Genii and A Little Halloween History

Oct
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Celtic, Genii and A Little Halloween History

For men an excellent costume might be to dress as a genie. Find some baggy trousers and make a turban from a soft towel or strip of cloth. Get a bogus snake and have it hang out of the trousers. Have a flute or recorder to enhance the effect of a reptile charmer. Using a fake tan (one which washes off) and some eye liner will also add to the mysterious look and also works as a good disguise as well. For those who remember the ancient tv show, you should understand that women can even be genies.Halloween Makeup

So I have a beauty guru channel on youtube and I really want to do a Halloween makeup tutorial but the problem is, I have no idea what to do a tutorial on! I mean I know it will be a halloween one, but I don’t know whether to do a witch or a fairy or a vampire or a mermaid or just any halloween costume will work!!!!! Please I need ideas and try to be creative I’m not looking for a cat or a banana I want something really cool like an evil queen or enchantress anything will helpHalloween Makeup

The Halloween holiday has its own origins in the cultures of the Celtic tribes of Europe. In the old times, it was a celebration to represent the end of summer and the start of winter and the ancients felt that it represented a time when the spirits crossed onto the afterlife. The attire became a way of concealment to safeguard the living from the spirits. Halloween is a holiday that continues to captivate both young as well as the old. Besides the magic and ghost stories, Halloween furthermore conjures up a great deal of costume shopping by a large number of families.

 

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Old Television Shows and TV Personality Costumes

Oct
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 Old Television Shows and Television Personality Costumes

From ‘Mr. Television’, Milton Berle (oh, you never heard of him?) and his outlandish, clownish costumes and makeup to M*A*S*H and its assorted military characters from the Korean War, come another huge category of possible Halloween costume ideas.

 

Hoop Clown Adult Costume

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There were a rash of Western TV shows (‘Bonanza’, ‘Rawhide’, ‘Gunsmoke’ with Matt and Kitty) and their assortment of western garb, replete with a six shooter or two) in the 50’s, 60’s.  

For you futuristic fans, remember ‘Battlestar Galactica’ or ‘Star Trek’?  Costumes from these kind of productions might be on the pricey side.

The ‘Addams Family’ and ’The Munsters’ can provide you with several characters each that might feed your ghoulish personality.

 

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A medical smock might be all you need to play a part from ER or Dr. Kildare, Ben Casey or ‘Grey’s Anatomy’.

Buffalo Bob, Clarabelle, Princess SummerFallWintersSpring are a few characters from ‘Howdy Doody’.

But Howdy, himself might be a bit of a challenge. Unless of course, someone has a wooden head and looks like him.  (He was a marionette.) 

 

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Try This on For Size!!

Oct
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Don’t Wear the Same Halloween Costume That Someone Else is Wearing

Oct
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A little diversion today.

What would happen if you saw someone wearing the same Halloween outfit as you at the same party?

 

 

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Cartoon Characters Costumes!

Oct
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Cartoon Characters Costumes!

 I love cartoon character costumes.   Big, and baggy and goofy, and kids of all ages love them.  They are horribly uncomfortable but are usually the delight of any Halloween costume party.  Most of the famous cartoon characters that you see on TV, in the movies and even sometimes on a box of cereal are copyrighted and not available to rent or buy, at least for adults. 

 But at most all season costume shops, there likely will be a variety of really cute and funny characters.

 Cartoon animals, cartoon cute monsters and cartoon comic strip type characters are the most fun!

Wolf Mascot Adult Costume

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Although they can be ‘air conditioned’, most are stuffy and hot.  One way to reduce the heat is to put an ice pack or two into a bag and strap it over your shoulders so as to be a little lower than your arm pits. 

 Watch your shoes and feet.  The coverings are usually larger than your own shoes, and can cause havoc going up or down steps.  Many a character has been ‘tripped up’ by their own feet.

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