Posts by Marlon Heimerl
Marlon Heimerl

Marlon is HalloweenCostumes.com’s Inbound Marketing Manager and the person in the office who instantly thinks that the hum of a faulty air conditioner is without-a-doubt a ghost. His passion for all things spooky, wonderment for the unknown, and admittedly gullible nature, make him a sucker for the paranormal. Having logged more time watching TED talks and documentaries than most valley girls spend primping their Chihuahuas, Marlon is always up for some intellectual sparring.

Bojack Horseman and Princess Carolyn Couples Costume DIY

 

What came first, the creepy horse mask or BoJack Horseman? We like to think that's a theological question better reserved for the philosophers. After all, the talking horse has been a bit of a spirit animal in pop culture dating as far back as Mr. Ed and however many tons of peanut butter the poor beast chewed throughout his career. No matter the origins, or our strange fascination with talking horses, the Netflix original hit BoJack Horseman made an immediate impact on an adult-themed cartoon universe. Competing with other big names like Family Guy, Rick and Morty, or really anything else you'll find on Fox or Adult Swim, it's the kind of show that makes immediate sense on an entirely offbeat and sarcastic level.

For anyone unfamiliar with the show, we follow a washed-up, 90s sitcom dad through trial and tribulation as he struggles to find purpose in a world that outgrew the days of cheesy sweaters and soft piano themed "touching moments" wrapped nicely with a 30-minutes-solves-everything bow. (Think of the end of every Full House ever and you get the idea.) Slightly depressed, very foul-mouthed, entitled, and all around lost, you somehow still find a way to love poor old BoJack as he gropes his way through a world that outgrew him, and yet, that desperately hopes he lands back on his feet.

If you are a fan of the show, you just might be considering a BoJack Horseman couples costume this year. But being a human and all, the task may seem a bit daunting at first. Fear not, long-faced friend, this BoJack and Princess Carolyn couples costume guide will be sure to give you what you need.

 

 

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Rick and Morty Halloween Costume

 

If you understood the gibberish in the title of this post, you are probably a Rick and Morty fan. To no surprise, Halloween enthusiasts and Cosplayers are finding all sorts of ways to sport Rick and Morty costumes and, well, we wanted a piece of the belchy action! So listen, Morty , we have the perfect Rick and Morty Halloween costume DIY , for you, Morty.

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Thinking 4th Dimensionally: Back to the Future

 

The world  may have waited 30 years only to find out that we don't have hover cars, dog walking drones, or fully-functional hoverboards (thanks a lot, Father Time!), but that doesn't mean we can't think 4th Dimensionally. Here today, just over a week away from October 21, 2015 - the day when Marty McFly, Jennifer Parker and Doc Brown famously ventured into the future in Back to the Future Part II - we have the distinct pleasure of seeing beyond our past to take stock of our "future".

 

In the spirit of exploring the delecate fabric of the space-time continuum, we bring you three cross-sections of time from the Back to the Future trilogy. And quite literally, we've pulled apart the threads to explore the principle costumes worn by Marty McFly, Doc Brown, and Biff Tannen throughout 1985, 1955, 2015, and 1985. Cosplayers delight - this is your source for finding the Back to the Future costume that no one else thought of for Halloween 2015! Enjoy the ride.

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Volkswagen Emissions Scandal Costume

 

It's an outrage! It's a scandal! And of course, it's a Halloween costume. In light of the Volkswagen TDI diesel scandal, there is no separating the news from this year's best "attention getting cringe costume" idea. This is not to trivialize a devastating blow to the car industry, or the countless VW employees it impacts, or the questions it raises about values and ethics. It is, well, comedy. When it hurts too much to cry, it's time to laugh!

In a year with too many scandals, tasteless costumes, and unfortunate news stories to count on all your fingers and toes, this is just par for the course. The real challenge is finding a way to take something so abstract and make it a tangible outfit. Consider our suggestions on how to put together a Volkswagen Diesel Scandal costume, if you want to be the "Oh, I get it" Halloween 2015 partygoer that starts conversations. (*Note: these conversations may be uncomfortable!)

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Game of Thrones Shame Costume DIY

 

SHAME! SHAME! SHAME! We all felt it in our bones. Our skin crawled with it and it was in our nightmares in the nights that followed. That was the awful magic at the end of Game of Thrones season five during Cersei Lannister's painful walk of shame through the streets of King's Landing. To no surprise, this is one Halloween costume we can expect to see on the streets for Halloween 2015!

This Game of Thrones Shame costume DIY will give you a solid starting point for making a big splash this Halloween with a questionably laughable, and truly disturbing couples costume for Halloween. Either pairing a nun with an inflatable doll for solo party-goers, or trying your hand at a Game of Thrones Shame couples costume like we did here, will be par for the course in this year's top "Why didn't I think of that?" costume. Without further ado, we bring you the finished product, along with a DIY list for pulling this costume off...

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2015 Group Halloween Costume Ideas

 

Gather up the crew! It's time to make a big splash with an unforgettable group Halloween costume for 2015. Easier said than done, right? Creative group costume ideas aren’t as easy to come by as couples costumes or a solo dress up plan. A great way to start is with some inspiration: are you going to draw from a movie? A TV show? Something more creative like a board game, a book, or a pun? Next, think about your group size. You might need an option to accompdate a trio, a crew of five, or even a bigger ensemble of 10+!

Classic groups like Wizard of Oz characters, Simpsons members, and other memorable movie and TV casts are always smart costume bets. But what if you really want a show-stopper that hasn't been done? Then you'll need to take the yellow brick road less traveled and get creative! This collated list should grease the gears in that noggin of yours and help generate some ideas. There is a little bit for everyone in here, from the classics to the bizarre, so we hope you enjoy this dive into what the web has to offer for 2015 Group costume ideas!

 

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