Humans aren't the only ones who get to take part in the festivities on Halloween. We give our pumpkins human faces and dress up our pets, so why not include toys and stuffed animals in the fun?
Kids get all the fun on Halloween. They get to dress up as their favorite characters and collect free candy, but with none of the responsibility that comes along with buying or making a costume.
Halloween is only a few short weeks away, and most people are scrambling to get their costumes together before the big night. The secret to a great getup is all in the details, and including your pet in the fun can be exactly what you need to take your costume to the next level.
Nerds get a bad rap most of the time, but on Halloween, everyone wants to be one. However, not everyone knows how to geek it out without going too far. There is a limit, even for nerds, and these eight Halloween costumes are nerdy times pi.
Voodoo you want the best costume this year? You're probably laughing so hard right now that you need to hold yourself together with pins and needles, right?
If you're throwing a party for Halloween or making homemade goodies for trick-or-treaters, there's no shortage of spooky foods and drinks you can cook up. But if you want to take it a step further, you can make anything glow under a black light by adding a little tonic water. Camber Wilson over on Recipe Snobs was asked to come up with a recipe for glow-in-the-dark cupcakes. After playing around with the frosting a bit, she found that tonic water made white frosting glow, but the effect was d...
American Horror Story might just be the craziest TV shows out there, with its absurd plot twists, creepy, over-the-top characters, and wicked storyline. It's gained a cult following ever since the first season, Murder House, and has even earned some Emmys along the way.
Back in college, I always had the hardest time starting an essay. Once it got going, I was fine, but every single time I sat at my desk trying to come up with some inspiring opening paragraph, the thought of jamming a pencil into my eye crossed my mind.
Some women see Halloween as a once-a-year opportunity to dress in something skimpy without dealing with as much scrutiny as usual. That can be fun, but not everyone is comfortable enough wearing so little, and the costumes are so boring and repetitive. Some of us just don't feel like freezing.
Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, is a Mexican holiday celebrated on November 1 or 2 each year to honor the dead. It's often lumped in with Halloween, and while some people do dress up in costumes, the day is much more focused on remembering the lives of friends and family members who have passed. People who are unfamiliar with the holiday sometimes consider one of its most pervasive symbols, the sugar skull, rather morbid. And special makeup effects artist Rick Baker is no stranger to the ...
This mummy Halloween project was inspired by the fear of answering the phone when mother calls. So, instead of getting wrapped up in frustration, get wrapped up in this easy DIY prop...and give your mummy love.
Afraid of the dark? You're only afraid of things you can't see. Just like an owl, see through the darkness, light up your imagination, and use your own owl eyes to make your very own Halloween hoot. To make this owl, you'll need black foam board, an X-Acto knife, LED lights, battery-powered closet light, and curtain rod.
Last summer, Universal Pictures released the sequel to the popular 2010 animated film Despicable Me, bringing back everyone's favorite characters—the Minions. They're adorable, yellow, and they speak a gibberish "Banana Language." What's not to love? If you're planning on dressing yourself (or your kids) as Minions for Halloween this year, you'll be in good company. There are tons of costumes out there you can buy or make, and here are five of the best DIY options for you.
After Halloween Guide: How to Remove Makeup, Face Paint, Fake Blood & Body Glue from Skin & Clothing
Becoming someone else for Halloween is a lot of fun, but it can take a ton of tools to accomplish. An elaborate costume can require you to slather yourself in all kinds of makeup, paints, and glues, and putting it on is only half the work. The real fun starts when the party's over, and you have to remove it all.
2011's The Artist was the first silent film to win an Academy Award since 1927. It was old school versus new school, and it won in unprecedented fashion.
Timely costumes for Halloween are awesome—especially really obscure ones—because they're indicative of social awareness. In 2010, I remember seeing several Chilean Miner costumes, which I thought were great. 2012 brings new stories, new characters and more importantly...new Halloween costumes.
While some of us like to keep it simple with the Halloween costumes, there's the whole other side of Halloweeners that go all out with theirs These are five of the more crazy and interesting costumes that you can do yourself—if you dare.
If you're dressing up as someone iconic for Halloween, having the right voice can make or break your costume. Think about it—having a Darth Vader lookalike walk up to you and start talking like Alvin the Chipmunk would probably ruin the effect (and possibly be a little creepy).
Stormtroopers were once the elite soldiers of the unstoppable Galactic Empire that ruled the Universe. Then little ol' Luke Skywalker came along and destroyed the Death Star, ending the evil empire forever. Since then, poor Stormtroopers all over the world have been left without work (maybe it's the economy). Out of the entire year, Stormtroopers have only a few select days of recognition, such as Star Wars Day and Halloween, where they come out of the woodwork to celebrate their once beloved...
Scary costumes are the only way to go for Halloween (even if they're sexy). But instead of shelling out upwards of 150 bucks this year for some store-bought outfit, save your cash for things like booze and candy and create your own costume on the cheap.
Ryuk, the popular anime death god character from Death Note, has instilled fear into many. Just from the live action movie version, his horror penetrates through the screen. I mean, c'mon, just look at this horrifying beast... As horrifying as Ryuk may be, he is a lovable character and is especially admired in the cosplay world. Now you too can become Ryuk with the help of YouTuber cozplaii. She goes through all of the makeup and accessories you'll need to become Ryuk this Halloween (or whene...
Halloween costumes have gotten pretty boring. Most women dress up as a "slutty (insert occupation here)" and the costumes have started to all look alike. Not that there's anything wrong with wearing something skimpy, it just feels like somewhere along the line we lost all creativity.
The Dark Knight Rises. The Amazing Spider-Man. The Avengers. Halloween is a few weeks away and all we're going to see are these same ol' superhero costumes. It's like that every year, due to the immense popularity of comic book films by DC and Marvel.
If you've decided to forgo the super heroes and television characters and go medieval this year for Halloween, David J. Guyton has just the thing to take your costume over the top. To promote his new book, he built this awesome gauntlet armor—and made a step-by-step tutorial. David's is made of brass because it's meant to be a prop (would work well with Steampunk), but if you wanted to make it legit, he suggests trying steel instead. He started with a paper template, which he used to trace th...
There's only three weeks left until the spookiest holiday of the year, which means stores and costume shops everywhere are bringing out their Halloween inventory full force. So now's a good time to start prepping your Halloween costume—because you really don't want to do it last-minute again, do you?
When you're a kid, the best part about Halloween is the free candy, but if you're past your trick-or-treating years, there are still plenty of things you can do. With all the costumes, scary stories, and pranks, what's not to love? And now, you can even use your smartphone to celebrate.
...or your teachers, parents, etc.
Are you a fan of the wizarding world of Harry Potter? This Halloween, dress up like a student of Hogwarts with this Harry Potter costume tutorial, complete with makeup ideas that will make you look like you're straight out of the movie series. You can make this costume at home!
Are you looking for World of Warcraft costume ideas for Halloween? Take a look at this makeup tutorial to find out what steps you'll need if you want to look like a Night Elf with different kinds of makeup. You'll need either purple or blue colors most likely.
If you're a fan of the new "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" series, take a look at this cosplay tutorial on how to create Pegasus wings and ears. This is a great guide for those looking to make a 'My Little Pony' Halloween costume. You'll look like Fluttershy in no time.
While many people may naturally look like they're from "Jersey Shore", perhaps you want to artificially make yourself look like it by dressing up in a Snooki costume this Halloween. If you do, take a look at this video tutorial to find out how to do your hair, makeup, and outfit to look just like Snooki.
This Halloween, enter The Grid by making your own Tron Legacy costume. This guide will show you how to make a cheap Tron costume for Halloween to impress everyone at this year's party. You can use EL wire to make the shirt get that blue outline.
At first glance, it may look like zombies don't care about their hair, but they really do. Zombies have a distinct look, and if you're trying to make a zombie costume for Halloween, you should be sure to watch this hairstyle tutorial so you can get it right.
If you're looking for a last minute way to transform yourself into a zombie, take a look at this guide on a quick and easy DIY zombie costume. You should be able to make this with things you already have at your house. You'll only need 30 minutes or so to get ready for the Halloween party.
Whether you're creating a Madonna costume for Halloween, or just trying to get that 80's retro look, take a look at this guide to learn how to do your hair and makeup just like they did 30 years ago. You'll look like a punk rocker girl soon!
Take a trip back to the 80's with this Halloween costume idea. With a little bit of makeup and some colorful clothing, you can create a retro 80s costume, complete with the appropriate makeup. Take a look at this tutorial to find out how.
This Halloween, go back to the classics with a traditional vampire costume for Halloween. Grab a wig and some velvety clothing for your outfit, then watch this video to find out what makeup you'll need to complete your vampire costume.
Kim Kardashian got a lot of attention for her Wonder Woman costume. If you want to try to replicate her look this Halloween, this makeup tutorial will show you how to dress up like Kim Kardashian's Wonder Woman. It's like two costumes in one!
Dress up as America's favorite soccer mom this year by going with a Sarah Palin costume. This tutorial will show you how to do your hair like Sarah Palin. After you're finished with the hair, you'll just need a wool coat, some red heels, and a pair of glasses.
This video will show you how to make several different costumes very easily with items you can find around your house. Learn how to make an easy costume like a Kraft cheese single, a chick in a box, and more. These easy Halloween costume ideas will help you be ready for the party this year.