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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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Hot Adult Halloween Costume Ideas for 2013

Oct
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Hot Adult Halloween Costume Ideas for 2014
Batgirl Deluxe Adult Costume
Batman Dark Knight The Joker Grand Heritage Collection
Batman The Dark Knight Rises Muscle Chest Deluxe Adult Costume
Bavarian Guy Adult Costume
Captain America Female Classic Adult Costume
Captain Skullduggery Elite Adult Costume
Cleopatra Adult Costume
Collector’s Edition Batman Adult Costume
Dark Heart Queen Adult Costume
Dark Mad Hatter Adult Costume
Deluxe German Beer Girl Adult Costume
Disney Sleeping Beauty – Maleficent Deluxe Adult Costume
Edward Scissorhands – Miss Scissorhands Adult Costume
Fallen Angel – Elite Adult Collection Costume
Fortune Teller Elite Collection Adult Costume
Ghost Lady Elite Collection Adult Costume
Ghostly Gent Elite Collection Adult Costume
Ghostly Lady Elite Collection Adult
Gothic Vampira Elite Collection Adult Costume
Gothic Vampire Elite Collection Adult Costume
Headless Man Adult Costume
Maid Marian Adult Costume
Maleficent Witch Adult Plus Costume
Masters Of The Universe – He-Man Adult Costume
Masters Of The Universe – She-Ra Adult Costume
Mortal Kombat – Scorpion Adult Costume
Mr. or Mrs. Potato Head Deluxe Adult Costume
Mystic Medusa Adult Costume
Pirate Elite Collection Adult
Pirate Vixen Adult Coat
Pirates of the Caribbean – Captain Jack Sparrow Prestige Adult Costume
Queen of Hearts Elite Collection Adult Costume
Racy Robin Hood Elite Collection Adult Costume
Robin Hood Adult Costume
Sexy Peacock Adult Costume
Sexy Swashbuckler Adult Costume
Star Wars Sexy Princess Leia Adult Costume
Sultry SWAT Officer Adult Costume
Supergirl Deluxe Adult Costume
Tavern Maiden Adult Costume
Tavern Maiden Adult Plus Costume
Top Gun Men’s Flight Suit Adult Costume
Top Gun Women’s Flight Dress Adult Costume
Vampiress of Versailles Elite Adult Costume
Vixen Pirate Wench Adult Costume
Wicked Queen Adult Plus Costume
Wicked Witch Elite Collection Adult Costume
Wonder Woman Corset Adult Costume
Yo! Mummy Teen Costume
Zombie Prom Queen Adult Costume

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Halloween Masks And Makeup

Oct
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Halloween Makeup Ideas

Smudge your base color on the lid, blending up and out towards the brow till it pretty much just fades away. A nice grey would work well for this. Next you need to intensify that color with a darker color by adding it to the crease of the following the natural curve of the socket. Lighten under the brow line and use a round makeup brush to smudge it the two colors together starting from the outside in. Go easy on your eyeliner and do wear mascara. If you look younger than you are, your eyes will be just right for this look.Halloween Makeup

Are you the girl next door? The boy next door? Have you all your life been known as “a good kid”? Well, with Halloween right around the corner, this is no time to be polishing your halo. In fact, it’s time to forget comfy and try on some seriously sinful and evil shoes. Come on, by now you must be sick of that squeaky clean reputation. If you’re chronically cute, the trick to looking evil this Halloween is all in the eyes and makeup Forget the costume for now. Without scary eyes and makeup , that vampire outfitHalloween Makeup

Makeup does not hold the magical power that a Halloween mask can. They have the ability that will transform you into another place and time whether you want to be a superhero or heroine. By starting with a Halloween costume idea you can be anybody or anything that you desire for one night of the year. From the beginning of time humans wore masks either to worship gods or spirits of the earth. Another regular item for this type a mask would be using bird feathers and creating a beak that would create a haunting bird mask.

 

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Movie Character Halloween Costumes

Oct
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Movie Character Halloween Costumes 

Sometimes a role is defined by the actor/actress; and sometimes the actor/actress is defined by the role. Are you Scarlet O’Hara or are you Vivian Leigh?  I think that Scarlett O’Hara is the more recognized name.  Clark Gable might be better known as Clark Gable, rather than Rhett Butler.  Either way, you want to be recognized, even if you have to tell the other guests who you are. 

Dressing as copyrighted characters are usually a big no-no; but you might assume that wherever you get a famous character costume, whether it be from a costume shop, a retailer, or from the net, that the licensing fees have been bought for whatever character it is that you choose.

Movies open up another world to your imagination.  You might take the movies by genre (westerns, musical comedies, gangster, war) or you might just to back to the silent movies or perhaps the decade that you grew up in.   Betty Boop Deluxe Short Dress Adult Costume20's Film Star: Charlie Chaplin Adult Costume

Or as mentioned in the previous paragraph, pick a star and the movie that that star was most famous for.

Lastly, is there a costume you might buy, rent or assemble from your favorite movie?  And was your favorite move, “Wizard of Oz?”

Lion Adult CostumeWizard of Oz - Tin Man Plus Adult CostumeThe Wizard of Oz - Scarecrow Plus Adult CostumeThe Wizard of Oz  Dorothy  Adult Costume

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Halloween Historical Costumes

Oct
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  Halloween Historical Costumes   
Wow!  History takes in a looooooog, loooooong period of time.  Eons of time. From the Cro-Magnon or Neanderthal days up to today.  History probably goes back to Adam and Eve (a nice couples costumes, BTW), but I don’t know if they were pre or post Cro-Magnon. Hmmmm…..let me see.  What periods of history can I recall?  Roman, Greek, Biblical, Medieval, Renaissance, the French Revolution period , Early America, the Civil War, the Turn of the Century (NO!, not this past one, the one before it),  the Roaring Twenties, the Thirties, the Forties, the Fabulous Fifties and the list can go on and on..  Also consider your own history, which might take in the Sixties and the following decades. Throw in the Tool Age, Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Computer Age.  Tarzan - Tarzan Adult Costume In an earlier post, we mentioned that assigning names to costumes and playing that role was a major part of having a great time dressing up.  The ‘putting a name of a character on the costume’ theme will resonate in many of the subjects to follow.   From the Roman period, maybe a Marc Antony and Cleopatra; from the French Revolution perhaps Napoleon Bonaparte and Josephine.  How about an Abe and Mary Todd Lincoln from the Civil War era, or Bonnie and Clyde from the 1930’s?  Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton made a nice 60’s couple, and you even tie them back to a movie (‘Cleopatra’) they co-starred in.  Gone With The Wind - Scarlett Picnic Dress Adult Costume

 

Abe Lincoln Adult Costume

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Interchangeability is also a keyword in these posts.  People from one category might also be associated with another category.

 So dig out those old History books, and while you’re at it, can you also find the book from Freshman Geography 101?

 

 

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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.

Lady Liberty Elite Collection Adult CostumePower Rangers Green Ranger Classic Muscle Adult Plus Costume Mary Poppins Adult Costume

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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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