Tuesday March 5. 2019
There is no better party than Carnivale and no better time to pull out all the stops and don your Mardi Gras finest. First we culled through hundreds of costumes to gather the best of the best Mardi Gras costumes and then we searched for great jester costumes, Voodoo costumes, and Masquerade costumes to make sure you had enough options. We particularly love the Voodoo Doctor and His Voodoo Dolls as a great group costume for both trick or treating teens or adult costume parties. And don't you think this beautiful watercolor card depicting a Venetian Masquerade party would make for wonderful inspiration for a visual twist on the standard Carnivale, Halloween, or Mardi Gras costume party? Continue Reading →
Wear Outfits, Not Costumes
Just today we received an email from Shopstyle announcing that outfits rather than costumes are 2015's hottest Halloween trend. We wanted to scream – told you so! Every Halloween we feature real life clothes that can be dressed up for Halloween and then worn again throughout the year.
For example a must own little black dress like the one featured below, and available in sizes xs – 4x, can be paired with black cat bags, headbands, shoes, jewelry and cat face paint. And then after Halloween you can continue to wear the dress and all the accessories, just not all together.
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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.
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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Every once in a while I come across a picture or a photo that inspires me. This one popped up on my Facebook feed. Admittedly, I am extremely biased but my niece's gorgeous piercing blue eyes staring out from behind that incredible Venetian blue and gold mask made me wonder if this Halloween rather than donning the usual scary costume or sexy fantasy costume we might consider more refined, almost elegant Halloween attire. I must admit, after my truly scary Halloween experience being stalked by a crazy dressed in a Clockwork Orange costume, I get a bit freaked out by Halloween. Sometimes I believe Halloween is used as an excuse for people to “try on” behaviors and personae that are unacceptable in every day life. But I digress.
The point of this post is to suggest switching it up this Halloween – rather than spend a fortune on a one wear costume, raid your closet or better yet buy yourself that long coveted cocktail dress you can wear again and again and add a stunning Venetian mask. You can even create a couples Venetian mask that is both easy and fabulous or join forces with your girlfriends and together make a jaw dropping entrance. (This would make a great teen costume too especially if all of your friends wore different but coordinating masks!!) Elegance is forever chic and always sexy!
For more costume ideas check out HalloweenCostumes.com