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Masks for Halloween!

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Masks for Halloween

Not always the most comfortable of disguises, but masks can create an interest and mystique.  And the range of masks is wide-spread from a simple black eye mask (ala the ‘Lone Ranger’ to very large heavily plumed, and/or feathered masks. 

Sequined masks always have an appeal not only because they are pretty, but just a glint in the right lighting might catch the eye of the beholder (you know, the guy you are interested in).

At any costume shop, you will see a wall filled with every monster mask known to mankind.  Some are face masks (which cover the entire front, but not the back or sides), some cover ¾ of the head, and some are overhead masks.  The mask of the incumbent President and some of his predecessors will be featured on these shelves or walls.  Perhaps another politicl figure. An assortment of cartoonish characters may also grace the ‘wall of infamy’.  Most of these masks are made of vinyl or rubber.

The caveats to wearing a vinyl/rubber mask are many, but the main two are the inability to drink (other than through a straw) comfortably; limited vision because the openings for visibility might be an inch or so from the eye.  And lastly, because of the materials used, and depending upon how much of the head is covered, these masks can be very, very warm.  But then again, some people like it hot.

There are clear plastic frontal masks of a young man or woman, or an elderly man or woman.  Clear plastic is opaque so they allow the skin tones to show through but distort the features of the wearer. 

There are also ‘hoodwink’ masks that have no eye openings at all.  Sorry, I forgot.  These are used by those people who need total darkness when they sleep.  Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!

 

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Yet More Movie Character Costume Ideas

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Yet More Movie Character Costume Ideas

 There was a harvest of romantic comedies and musicals in the 1950s, many of which were based on Broadway productions.  There, too, were the epic Biblical movies such as ‘Ben Hur’, where a simple toga or a Roman soldier costume might fare well.   

       

 Along with the likes of ‘On the Waterfront’, and ‘Marty’ (neither will provide you with a good Halloween costume idea), were several Broadway musical productions converted to film.  ‘Carousel’, ‘Oklahoma’, ‘Kismet’ and ‘South Pacific’ to name a few, and costume ideas are plentiful in this genre.

       

There were movies like ‘Rebel Without a Cause’, ‘Blackboard Jungle; and another musical ‘West Side Story’ that were based on teenagers and teenage gangs of the fifties.  Poodle skirts and black leather jackets would fit well (more or less) for a Halloween costume from these movies.

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

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

 

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Movie Character Halloween Costumes

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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.   20'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?”

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Halloween Historical Costumes

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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. 
 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. 

 

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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Old Television Shows and TV Personality Costumes

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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.  All from old television shows and television personalities.

 

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.)  So, just go back to those golden days of television or ask your Mom or grandfather about some of the shows.  Google works, too!

 

 

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Halloween Costumes Ideas For Halloween Partys

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Halloween Costumes Ideas For

Halloween Parties

Halloween Costumes Ideas For Halloween Partys.  If you want to enjoy Halloween as children do, why not go as a baby girl and a baby boy? All you need would be baby blue and baby pink rompers plus matching pacifiers as accessories and you are all set. There are hundreds of Halloween costumes for couples that you can consider. You may even choose to be celebrity couples and go as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie or you can go as Barack and Michelle Obama even. Even the Trumps if you prefer. These couples Halloween costumes are always very fun and when you go for these costumes, there are more chances for you to get your creative juices flowing.

Historical themes have been popular for ever so long. You can dress up as Adam and Eve – a theme that is popular even today. Of course Romeo and Juliet, Anthony and Cleopatra are still a favorite with everyone. You can dress up as a couple from the 50’s. 60’s, 70’s or the 80’s and make everyone relate to that period. Gods and Goddesses of the Greek and the Roman period can also be represented. You can also wear the costume to represent Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie or any other political or Hollywood celebrity couple

If you start your shopping early and have a theme idea, you will be amazed at the assortment of Halloween costumes out there made for couples. There are costumes that are inexpensively priced and there are some that are more expensive, depending on your idea and if you plan to reuse the costume for all the parties this year. True, you get what you pay for, but with a Halloween costume that is not as important. This is something you may only wear this year, and maybe even only one time, so feel free to browse the clearance and sales items with no guilt.

Costumes have become the ultimate attire for celebrations during Halloween or other theme parties. The online world is full of fancy dress stores where people can either buy or rent out Halloween costumes for adults, kids & couples. Famous couples costume ideas are great for married couples attending a Halloween or a masquerade ball party. Couples Halloween costumes made up with a combination of little humor & thrill are always appreciated in Halloween. There are numerous famous couple ideas for Halloween & choosing the perfect match for a couple can really be a challenge.

Having a conflict with what to wear?  What usually happens is that the man may or may not want one character that the woman may want or vice versa. Making a choice on Halloween costumes is not tough if you are willing to put in some time. For starters, simple things like taking dresses out of TV characters like Lady and the Tramp, and others, could work well for you. If you wish to be the talk of the party, all you have to do is apply some thought. By using accessories you can spice up your costume on any budget.

 

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Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples

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 Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples

When thinking of Halloween costume ideas for couples, you will find that they are available in a wide array of things. Some of the different choices you may find could be a popular celebrity couple or something more unique like various food items that go together. There are hundreds of different Halloween costume ideas for couples that will lean more towards the unusual, odd, comical or just plain different types of Halloween costume ideas for couples. Some of these Halloween costumes ideas for couples are pretty simple to put together, while others may be a bit more difficult to put together. Halloween costumes designed for grownups can often mean complimentary costumes for young couples

One quite easy pair of Halloween costumes for a couple is also economical and rapid to put together.It’s based on a play on words * “sick and tired” * where both partners dress in pajamas.One partner carries a pillow and a blanket (worn out), the other features a bottle of medication and a box of tissues, (not well).Various other Halloween couple costumes for Halloween could be the “frog and princess” or “Jekyll and Hyde” or “Romeo and Juliet”.Obviously you need to go jointly for the full effect, but you’re only restricted by your creative imagination. Groups of buddies who will attend the functions, naturally can go because the Justice League. The Justice League’s members are well-rounded and are sufficient to accommodate a group of five or six. They can make their grand entrance in these events carrying extravagant and eye-catching costumes of various colours. Group members can also come because the village men and women. The character costume, of course, would vary from each and every member of the group.

Wearing costumes as groups, would permit individuals to be associated with their group rather than being observed as an individual entity. Halloween costume ideas for couples , is also becoming popular. Many people like to dress up as famous couples like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie or may be Russell Brand and Katy Perry. A more conventional approach would be to dress as President and First Lady, or Adam and Eve (with carefully placed fig leaves). Another approach to the costumes for couples to go as a pair of classic cartoons such as Aladdin and Jasmine “Beauty and the Beast” The Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood, or Homer and Marge Simpson. There are over thousands of Halloween outfits to choose from but what makes it unique is totally up to you. You can look online to see one of a kind Halloween costumes you can use for a Halloween event or you can always make one out of everything you can find in your house. Take for example your dirty clothes, you can always improvise it by smudging ketchup, mustard and paint to give you that murky and foul look. Let someone else do the make-up for you then you are on your way to becoming a zombie from Walking Dead.

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Couples and Halloween Costumes

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Couples and Halloween Costumes

Costumes have become the ultimate attire for celebrations during Halloween or other theme parties. The online world is full of fancy dress stores where people can either buy or rent out couples and Halloween costumes for adults, kids.  Famous couples costume ideas are great for married couples attending a Halloween or a masquerade ball party. Couples Halloween costumes made up with a combination of little humor & thrill are always appreciated in Halloween There are numerous famous couple ideas for Halloween and choosing the perfect match for a couple can really be a challenge.

For a lot of couples, Romeo and Juliet gives them the chance to be romantic but take into account that these two die.  Another couple that you may wish to emulate would be Jack and Kate from Titanic, but just be sure that you find a balcony where you can pose with your lady love and declare that you are the king of the world.If your Halloween party happens to be on a boat then this costume is perfect but you may want to keep an eye out for any icebergs just in case.You can fashion your own out of cardboard or you can just buy them online.

Finding the perfect costume is hard to do but there are many Halloween costume ideas out there that are ideal for couples including the Romeo and Juliet costumes With Romeo and Juliet costume Halloween – Costume -Ideas-for- Couples, you would have found a superb alternative to wear a costume, which is best suited for Halloween If there is something you want to remember, it is that this play happened in the 14th Century in Verona, Italy. As Romeo and Juliet’s dresses are raking up a lot of popularity, they seem to be one of the best Halloween Costume Ideas for couples around.

One such tradition would be to wear costumes, intended originally from frightening away the spirits of the departed, today we don costumes to be able to scare other folks.This practice makes Halloween a great time for both older people and for children to put on unusual costumes and do some pretending.While there are several web sites or party shops that might offer you a  

ready made Halloween costume, if you would like to certainly be a bit unique and not look just like everyone else, you could try creating your very own original Halloween getup.

The costumescostumescostumes.net website has everything that you’ll require when looking for your Halloween outfit. Including a number of different costumes which are presently in fashion with this year.  A number of them include clothes from films for example Pirates of the Caribbean, Thor, Harry Potter, and also the Eco-friendly Lantern.Another trending costume for women during the last couple of years is Peacock Costumes.  It only appears to become attaining recognition, and new costumes are now being manufactured every year.

 

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Homemade Halloween Costumes

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Homemade Halloween Costumes

We bought flannel shirts, a toy rifle and old jeans from a Good Will store so the only thing we paid anything for was the wigs. I got this women’s costume idea from seeing a fat man draw on his stomach and making it whistle. I was 7 months pregnant the first time I did this costume and figured if a fat man can do it then so can a pregnant woman. I had heavy shoulder pads in the jacket but to make shoulders you can also use 2 small balloons and tie them around your hips. Staple or attach gloves to the end of the sleeves for hands.

 

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