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.
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.
If you're a fan of the Metal Gear video game series, an obvious Halloween costume choice would be Solid Snake, the protagonist of nearly all of the games. However, an even better option would be Big Boss, aka John, Ishmael, Vic Boss, The Man Who Sold the World, and Naked Snake, among many other aliases. He's was once a good man, but better known as the nemesis to Solid Snake. The below costume by YouTube user Erick Zeros showcases Naked Snake in his good era, in Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eate...
Have you ever come across somebody on the streets looking like this? Pretty freaky, especially if it's not Halloween. But you know what, Halloween is almost here, so freaky is good. Thanks to creative folks like Eric Testroete and Bhautik Joshi, you can now create an awesome papercraft portrait of your own head for Halloween this year.
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...
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.
With a November 2013 release, Disney's Frozen just missed Halloween. That means that everyone had to wait an entire year to dress up as their favorite princess or snowman—and that time has finally come.
Zombies are all the rage these days, but what if you don't want to be just a normal zombie? Stand out amongst the different costumes this Halloween by following this makeup guide on dressing up as a zombie bride. You'll need to be willing to spill a little blood on a wedding dress to get the real corpse bride look though.
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.
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.
Lady Gaga wears a very interesting costume in the music video for 'Telephone.' If you want to make that costume yourself this Halloween, take a look at this video on how to dress up as her, complete with her telephone hat.
You can carve a pumpkin that smokes, has an LED display, or even one with the President's face on it, but if you want your jack-o'-lantern to really stand out—make it sing the Ghostbusters theme.
For Halloween, most people want to go all out when it comes to decorating their homes with spooky, scary decorations. I myself decided that for this year I would go ahead and try something more realistic, which is why I went to my local thrift store and purchased a stuffed dog. I made sure it looked as realistic as possible for this project.
I saw an amazing video with a great idea on how to create claws when you have longer nails. I want to go as a Vampire this year, but those claws that you buy look terrible on me, because my nails are long and you can see them under the fake claws. The video was in German, which kinda "spooked" me at first, but the girl added English subtitles (thank god). Here is the video and the instructions she gives:
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...
A bullet wound to the head is one type of fake wound you probably don't have to worry about people thinking is real. If it was, you'd be dead!
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...
Sadness won over the worried world with her downtrodden, mopey attitude in Inside Out, the widely popular animated film from Pixar and Disney. She's relatable, helping us to connect with all of our bouts of tears, sour attitudes, and blue feelings—and this Halloween, you can embody Sadness with this easy DIY makeup tutorial via Rotoscopers.
Ah, Halloween—the funnest, but scariest day of the year. You don't just dress up and go door to door asking for candy—it's the best day to pull off scary/spooky pranks.
There's no doubt going to be a lot of Steves running around this Halloween, as Minecraft still has a huge community, but those posers are probably just buying their Minecraft costumes. Isn't the best part about Minecraft creating? So why let someone else create your costume?
With only a day left until Halloween, a full and detailed costume is too much to throw together for most people. But you still have to dress up as something, right? No one will give you candy or let you into a Halloween party if you don't even put in some effort.
Are you one of those people that waits until the last minute to come up with a costume for Halloween? Unless you're a makeup artist, have a ton of money, or are ultra-crafty, coming up with a good Halloween costume is always a low-priority task. That is, until it's Halloween and you're having a panic attack.
Creativity and well thought-out planning are qualities to be admired when choosing a costume for Halloween. Going out in hordes to purchase the same 'ol outfits from a local costume warehouse means you're probably wearing the same thing as thousands of other people.
Sometimes, when it comes to Halloween costumes, the easiest ones to make are the best. They require little effort, but can pack a punch and look even more authentic than complex character replications.
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?
If you're too old to trick-or-treat (are you ever really?), throwing a Halloween party is the next best thing. You could always just serve beer and jungle juice like most other people will be doing, which will certainly get the job done, but where's the fun in that? Instead, impress (or gross out) your guests with one of these gruesome drinks.
The Guardians of the Galaxy have to be the most fun superhero team to have at a Halloween party. They dance, they break the rules, and they definitely have the grooviest music. So the Guardians are a great bunch to pick from for your Halloween costume — or even for a themed group costume. Just imagine the badass vibe when you all walk into a venue together with Star-Lord blasting "Cherry Bomb" from a portable speaker. Here's a roundup of some of the best Guardians of the Galaxy costume guides...
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.
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?
Give your ghoulish guests on Halloween a realistic spooky display of a head speaking inside a magic crystal ball. To make this even creepier, the talking head is the ghostly Madame Leota from Walt Disney's Haunted Mansion. To recreate this Halloween decor, you'll need a flatscreen TV, glass bowl, DVD player, a DVD of Leota's incantation, fake snakes, and some fabric.
Minecraft is a simple game with a huge following, and is a great inspiration for easy, DIY Halloween costumes. We've already shown you guys how to make a Simple Steve costume and a Creeper costume—now it's time for a new Minecraft-inspired one.
With only a few days left until Halloween, your options might be rather limited if you still don't have a costume. You may have laughed while some people spent the entire month of October painstakingly crafting their ridiculously detailed costumes, but now that the big day is so close, the joke's on you because you still have nothing to wear.
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?
You told yourself you wouldn't be one of those lame people who throws on a mask and shows up at costume parties, but here we are a day before Halloween and you still have nothing. Unless you want to endure endless ridicule, you can't skip dressing up altogether, but if you don't want to buy a pre-made costume your options are pretty limited.
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.
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.
One of the best horror movies released in 2014 was The Purge: Anarchy, a sequel to The Purge. Although it didn't receive the best reviews (and was missing Ethan Hawke star power), it was still very profitable, somehow better than the first part, and best of all—spawned various new costume ideas for Halloween.
The big night is less than a week away, so how do you not have a costume yet?! In my world, Halloween is the night of all nights. It's the only day of the year when it's socially acceptable to dress and walk around like an insane person, eat too much sugar, and scare the hell out of total strangers. What's not to love?
If you're looking for ways to make trick or treat even more fun than what it already is, try the following Halloween prank. Total amount spent for these items was less than 5 dollars (not counting the candy), so anyone can do this. If done correctly, you might scare a few trick-or-treaters!
Call of Duty may be one of the best video game franchises ever, but I doubt you'll see very many people dressed up as COD characters this Halloween. As awesome as the games are, there just aren't any memorable characters when it comes to looks—besides one.