News: Bring the Brothers Grimm Characters to Life This Halloween

Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Sleeping Beauty are some of the most horrific fairy tales ever written, but over the course of nearly 200 years they've become watered down and sugar coated for innocent children everywhere. The original tales by the Brothers Grimm are virtually opposites of how we know them today, because they were never really intended for unsullied youngsters. The folk tales came from storytellers across the German countryside, recounting the terrors they've heard ove...

How To: Apply Frankenstein makeup for Halloween

Young Frankenstein makeup designer Angelina Avallone shows you how to look like Frankenstein's monster in 30 minutes. You can use a Halloween costume makeup palette to create this look (the demonstrate used one from Ben Nye). Watch this video costume prep tutorial and learn how to apply Frankenstein makeup for Halloween.

How To: Dress Up in a Minnie Mouse Costume

Minnie Mouse costumes can be very cute. Take a look at this video to find out how to make a Minnie Mouse costume of your own, including what makeup you will need and what clothes you can use to pull off that authentic Minnie Mouse look this Halloween. The costume itself is not hard to make, since a lot of the clothing is available for cheap at a nearby mall or store.

How To: Make an Incredibly Realistic and Completely Functional Armored Gauntlet

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...

How To: Build Ant-Man's Helmet & Suit for Halloween

Ant-Man isn't one of the most famous Marvel superheroes. In fact, with the news of his individual movie came great doubt that the comic book legends could succeed in telling the tiny story of an oddball hero on the big screen. Yet with its humor and unique story, Ant-Man has become a hit movie in its own right—and the hero will most certainly make a hit Halloween costume.

How To: Make a DIY Gypsy Halloween costume

Happy Halloween! Learn how to put together a budget friendly, quick, and easy gypsy costume for Halloween! Hopefully this may help out as a "last resort" costume for some of you. Regardless, a gypsy makes a super cute and easy costume. Hope you all have a great Halloween!

Keep Your Mouth Shut: This DIY Sewn Lips Look for Halloween Is Bloody Gruesome

Halloween is near, and if you don't have a costume yet, you better start looking because it's going to be a shit show. Instead of wading through heaps of sweaty costumers, making your own costume at home is so much better, especially when you can create something like this: This awesome sewn-mouth face, by young cosmetology student and Instructables user a_skeleton, is one of the most impressive examples of a mouth sewn shut that I've ever seen.

Quick Tip: Make Your Halloween Treats Glow in the Dark with Tonic Water

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...

News: 5 Truly Last Minute Halloween Costumes

It's already Halloween and the night is fast approaching. You swore to yourself last year that you wouldn't wait until the last minute again for a Halloween costume, yet here you are on Samhain without a costume… again. All of the costume shops are sure to be crammed with last-minute shoppers, and you don't feel like spending a lot of dough anyway, so what are your options?

How To: Make a Lady Gaga Poker Face Costume

If you're a fan of the "Poker Face" music video, you may want to consider replicating Lady Gaga's costume from the video as your own this Halloween. This guide will show you how to build the outfit, complete with leather gloves. Now just memorize the song and you'll be ready for karaoke party too!

How To: Bee-Do, Bee-Do! 5 Awesome DIY Minion Halloween Costumes from 'Despicable Me'

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.