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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Vintage Halloween Costume Ideas

More Halloween costumes!  Again we looked to inspiration from our good friends over at GreatGets.com.  They have put together an inspired collection of vintage finds from  LittleLightVintage that will make for unique one of a kind Halloween costumes.  The bright pink and blue petticoats are extremely versatile.  Think burlesque, clowns, fairies, butterflies, wild neon beauties – the possibilities are endless.  LittleLightVintage has adorable sailor dresses, psychedelic '60s shift dresses, and even a fun tennis outfit that would make a perfect half of a “couples who play together, stay together” couples costumes. Remember, these are one of a kind pieces so if you like something you need to jump on it quickly. Even if your original favorite has been sold, take some time to explore Daryn's Etsy store – chances are you will find something else you like just as much!

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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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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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Game Board Costumes for Couples

The couple who plays together stays together!

We happened upon these great new game board costumes for couples (or groups or singles!)  The gals costumes are all cute and sassy and the guys, well shall we say they are rather “goofy.” We particularly like the his & her Operation costumes – in fact they inspired this post.  We can absolutely see a group costume of 4 teenage girls arriving in style as a set of games, Scrabble, Monopoly, Twister, & Operations.  We can even imagine adding a fun costume element to your Game Night Party.

Do not worry – there is still plenty of time to order and receive your costumes in time for Halloween!

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Psy Gangnam Style Costumes for Gals

Gangnam Style Halloween Costumes for Gals

Glam Sequin Silver Gangnam Style ShortsPink Gangnam Style Shorts | Sleeveless White Lace Gangnam Style Tunic |  Gangam Style Pink Tunic Top | Sleeveless Hand Embroidered Tunic | White Chiffon Tank Top Sleeveless White Blouse | Retro Round-neck Chiffon Solid Lace Loose Fitting Long Tops | Drop Waist Coral Rayon Tunic

Gangnam Style Dancing Gals

We have had so much interest in our Psy's Gangnam Style Costumes we thought it might be fun to do a follow-up in response to the many requests asking for additional Gangnam style  costume ideas for gals.

Our most asked question is how to create female versions of the male characters.   Here are a few of our favorite female Psy costumes.  One piece of  advice – don't dawdle.  Most pieces have limited availability and are flying off the shelves!

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