Anime Character Costumes

Anime Character Costumes

As many of you already know, we are Yahoo news junkies and every once in a while, a story inspires us, appalls us, or simply makes us laugh.  This morning's story about a gal from Ukraine who spends hours each day transforming herself into a real life anime character got our creative juices flowing.  For months we have been contemplating how best to showcase the amazing custom anime character costumes but worried that they might not quite achieve the desired look on a real live human being.

Cosplay Air Gear Ringo Noyamano Costume

We were wrong – with a little make-up and great cosplay costume, just about anyone can transform themselves into a living anime character for not much more than an off the rack Halloween costume.  These high quality, custom designed cosplay anime character costumes look amazingly authentic and will definitely help you stand out from the pack this Halloween.  Cosplay costumes also work great as couples costumes and group costumes but it is essential that you plan ahead because they are special order and take a few extra days for delivery.

Here are a few videos showing you how2 create those amazingly large anime eyes fanboys adore.

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Halloween Party Favors – Chocolate Covered Oreos

Halloween Party Favors – Chocolate Covered Oreos

Make your Halloween party a little more delicious this season with these chocolate covered Oreo cookies shaped like ghosts, jack-o-lanterns, and candy corn. Serve them as party snacks or send them home with guests as your Halloween party favors since they arrive individually packaged and tied with matching ribbon – so cute! The shelf life for these cookies is up to 3 months so you can actually plan ahead and order them early.  Wouldn't it be nice to be able to check party favors off your “to do” list

These treats would be ideal Halloween party favors for classroom Halloween classroom parties, costume parties for both children and adults, and even fun at home celebrations.

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What to Wear to a Great Gatsby Roaring 20s Theme Party

Great Gatsby Roaring 20s Inspired Clothing

Full of glitz, glamour, ornate details, and a true style all its own – what girl wouldn't want “The Great Gatsby” look? Whether you are planning a casual Gatsby themed garden party, fabulous, glamorous cocktail evening, or even attending a Great Gatsby costume viewing party, there are plenty of ways to add a flapper-esque flair to any look with the 1920s fashion inspired dresses and accessories over at ModCloth.

  • Details, details, details. Epaulets, pearls, rhinestones, and sequins were highly used during this time period to add glitz to an evening outfit.
  • Slender silhouettes. While you could still see a full skirt, long hemline, and high neck, the robe de style dress featuring a drop waist and straight cut was the most popular style.
  • Haute headpieces. To top off the entire look, add a whimsical & decadent headpiece from ModCloth. You can even DIY a fabulous headband with ribbon, feathers, and gemstones!

For more tips & tricks to achieve the perfect flapper-esque look, you can visit the ModStylists here: ModCloth ModStylists Will Style You Up!. The ModStylists can put together a look-book specifically for you!

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PIP’s Pick — $10 Costume Sale

$10 Costume Sale

Today through  May 2, 2013 all clearance costumes & shoes are drastically reduced to $10  at Costume Express.  This is an unbelievable sale.  It is definitely worth the time to check out the discounted costumes and stock up not only for Halloween but for your year long costume wearing events.  Think elementary school productions, Memorial Day and 4th of July parades, and children's birthday parties.

Do you have a graduating high school senior leaving for college in the fall?  Many of the college mixers are themed costume parties so what better a gift than a fully stocked costume box. Costume Express $10 Clearance Sale Izzy's costume box includes  everything from Disney princess costumes to cute animal costumes to sassy angels and sizzling devil costumes.  Many costumes serve multiple purposes – for example the featured clowning around costume works great for a neon themed party as well as a Mardi Gras party.

Don't dawdle  – these costumes are flying off the shelf.

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5 Best Great Gatsby Summer Party Invitations

Great Gatsby Art Deco Roaring 20s Party Invitations

We have put together an inspiration board of our favorite Great Gatsby|Art Deco | Roaring 20s Party Invitations.  With the release of The Great Gatsby movie on May 10th we think it would be so much fun to begin your summer weekend entertaining with a Great Gatsby costume party.  It would certainly set the mood for the rest of the summer.

Roaring 20's Flapper Girl Retro Invitations | Uptown Affair invitationArt Deco Save The Date Photo Cards Personalized Invite  | Vintage Art Deco 1920s Postage Stamp  | Ascot Chic Art Deco Invitation

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The Great Gatsby Movie Viewing & Costume Party

The Great Gatsby Movie Viewing Costume Party

The Great Gatsby Movie Viewing & Costume Party

The Great Gatsby Movie Viewing & Costume Party

The Great Gatsby Movie Viewing & Costume Party is our of our all time favorite themes! We absolutely love Great Gatsby themed Costume Parties.   Not surprisingly, costumes are required.  I always get flack from my husband when I suggest he simply wear a suit and hat.  After much conjoling, I finally persuade him to don a dapper classic tuxedo like the one worn by Leonardo DiCaprio in the poster.   Done!

An even harder problem is what should I wear?  So many options but I particularly love the very reasonably priced Anna-Kaci flapper dresses on Amazon.  To complete the outfits order a coordinating boaLong Satin Gloves, a Costume Cigarette Holder, a flapper wig or headband or hat, and flapper beads / pearls.

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Discount Halloween Costumes – Just $3.99!

Discount Halloween Costumes - Just $3.99!, kids costumes, teen costumes, adults costumes, cheap costumesDo you love Halloween but hate to spend money on costumes?  We hear you!  When I received an email from Shindigz this morning promoting their $3.99 discount costumes, I almost didn't bother opening the link figuring at that price the costumes would be junky leftovers from past seasons so you can imagine my surprise when I actually found costumes I like!  At $3.99, I am 100% sure this Lady Gaga costume will be sold out by tomorrow.  Likewise the Born Bad teen costume can't be beat.  Not only

is it a great deal for Halloween, college gals should consider snapping it up just to add their costume boxes for Greek events & college parties – I don't need to tell you that every year you will attend at least one Angel & Devil theme bash and this she-devil is particularly cute!

Update! New Halloween Coupon from Shindigz!

I just had to share with you today's email!

Save 50% on Halloween Decorations and Costumes. Use promo code WSAEFJ at checkout through 10/19/2012 at 11:59 PM E (certain restrictions apply)

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Halloween Party Games & Activities

Halloween Party GamesAs you well know, successful children's parties need detailed planning.  Down time often equals trouble because when you put a bunch of kids together with nothing to do, I promise you they will either create drama (girls) or create chaos (boys).  That is why Party Idea Pros highly recommends slotting in at least 4 organized activities in addition to eating.  We recommend planning a doing activity, a craft activity, a game activity, and ending the party with a breaking the pinata.  Additionally, we always plan an extra game or two just in case the kids aren't feeling one the activities we planned or each activity goes more quickly than anticipated.  Remember it is much easier to cut out a planned game than it is to create one on the spot.

For Halloween consider planning a Witch Hunt as your doing activity where you turn out the lights, and players search in the dark with  flashlights for witch paper cut-outs secretly placed around the party area! We love the Color Your Own Halloween Paddleball Games as the craft activity. And the Bean Bag Toss, Dart Board, Disk Drop, and Pin The Tail On The Cat all work for the game activity.  Halloween PinatasAnd of course, there are plenty of great Halloween pinatas available.  For the “just in case” games simply print out a few Halloween theme printable games and if you need them, you can let the kids choose which one to play.  Also, for Halloween we would add one more activity – a fashion show so the kids can “show off” their costumes!

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Dress Like Lady Gaga – Halloween Bacon Costumes

Dress Like Lady Gaga - Halloween Bacon Costumes

Yes, you are seeing this image correctly.  That is Lady Gaga wrapped in bacon at the MTV VMAs 2010.  We guess she really likes the meat since just this week, the Huffington Post posted pictures of Lady Gaga wearing a meat corset.

All these pictures got us thinking — Halloween is around the corner.  You can re-create this iconic meat lovers look — even attend a costume party as a meat loving couple or entire meat wearing family. Don bacon costumes!

Bacon Costumes

Bacon Suit, bacon costume Bacon dress, bacon costume

Bacon Bunting Costume      Bacon Pet Costume

Bacon Costumes

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Halloween Piñatas

Halloween piñatas

Halloween Piñatas

Kids love piñatas almost as much as they love candy.  So combining a piñata with Halloween trick or treating – how perfect is that!  We love these Halloween Piñatas – a scary black cat, a giant flying bat, a witch on a broomstick, an adorable Frankenstein, and a great carved pumpkin.

Halloween Piñatas are not only perfect additions to any party they may be a great alternative for those of you not so into trick or treating, begging for candy by knocking on strangers doors.  The fact is that some children really do find the holiday of Halloween scary and overwhelming so inviting a few friends over to your house for a costume party may be just the answer.  Send out Halloween invitations, serve Halloween theme food & drink, play Halloween games, offer cute Halloween party favors, have a costume fashion show, and end the festivities with breaking the piñata so everyone walks away with a bagful of candy.  This way you also have complete control over the candy and don't have to comb through pillow cases full of yucky unwrapped candy handed out by strangers.

Have a safe Halloween and party hearty!