Posts by Aleksandra Sobic
Aleksandra Sobic

Aleksandra is HalloweenCostumes.com’s brand manager and senior Mario consultant. She believes that her stature, hair, passion for pink, and reverence of cake, make her the ideal candidate to play Princess Peach on Broadway. Some additional interests include crafting, wine, correcting people’s grammar, obsessing over Jurassic Park (remember, women inherit the earth!), and brainstorming ways to make sexy costume representations of typically un-sexy pop culture characters. Donkey Kong was a breeze but Jabba the Hutt is proving formidable.

DIY Chris Pratt Pratting Costume

 

There were LOTS of memorable moments in Jurassic World. There was a lady that got eaten by a dinosaur that got eaten by a dinosaur (kind of like a human tur-duck-en), there was the guy who made sure to grab both of his margaritas in the midst of a Pteranodon attack, there was that strange cameo by Jimmy Fallon, and, of course, the scene that stole the show: raptor training with Owen Grady. When Chris Pratt's character stared into the eyes of three vicious Velociraptors, "BLUE, STAND DOWN," audiences were entranced. The raptor paddock scene was so memorable, "DELTA, I SEE YOU, BACK UP," that it even spawned a Meme now known as "Pratt-ing" or "Prattkeeping."

Jurassic World costumes are going to be some of the most popular choices for Halloween 2015, so if you really want to stand out from the [raptor] pack, give our Pratt-ing costume tutorial a try. "BLUE, WHAT DID I JUST SAY?" We've also included a simple tutorial on how to make this a couples idea, with a DIY Clare Dearing costume. Just remember, don't turn your back on the cage, and if something chases you, RUN!

 

 

DIY Jurassic World

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Printable Pop Culture Pumpkin Carving Stencils 2015

What an eventful year 2015 has been so far! The supreme court ruled to legalize same-sex marriage, a clumsy shark with bad rhythm stole the show at the Super Bowl, The Muppets got their own reality TV show, and Kanye West announced his intentions to run for P.O.T.U.S. in 2020. These stories have been covered by the news, discussed at water coolers, and turned into Halloween costumes, but now they're taking on a new form...one that's rather round, orange, and full of seeds: we've turned them into printable pumpkin patterns! If you're tired of carving witches and bats, and aren't afraid to get the neighbors talking, then try your hand at any one of our 15 free printbale pop culture pumpkin patterns!

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Burger King Halloween Whopper and Sexy Green Poop Halloween Costume

 

Hmmm, how to broach this subject delicately...wait, the subject is sexy poop, so that's not humanly possible? Okay! In that case, better include all the poop puns we can!! Now that we understand each other, away we go: Burger King's limited edition "Halloween Whopper" has been making headlines lately, and not because of its spooky black bun. Let's say this #1 headline has more to do with...#2. That's right, those brave enough to try this festive food have reported that after consuming the burger, their poop turns GREEN! Burger King has assured consumers that the bread contains less than 1% food dye and is completely safe, but that didn't stop the hashtag #GreenPoop from blowing up on Twitter, and it sureeeee didn't stop us from parodying this whopper of a story with a Halloween costume idea! Without further a-poo, we bring you a DIY tutorial on how to create a sexy green poop Halloween costume.

 

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90s Nickelodeon Game Show Costumes

 

We have been obsessed wtih all things 90s since, well, THE 90s, and it turns out we're not alone in our overwhelming feelings of nostalgia for this delightful decade. Nickelodeon will be lauching "The Splat" tonight, a nightly programming block airing from 10PM to 5AM, which will feature the best, best, BEST Nick shows of our collective youths. Is this real life?? Do we really to get to re-watch Legends of the Hidden Temple contestants get captured by terrifying Temple Guards? Do we really get to cheer for the red contestant on GUTS, as they vie for a piece of the Aggro Crag? YES! The answer is yes.

 

In honor of this most fantastic new television offering, and because 90s nostalgia costumes are going to be especially big on Halloween this year, we put together 5 different DIY looks from our favorite Nickelodeon game shows. It's about to get WILD AND CRAZY, KIDS!

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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Paper Dolls

 

"I looked at my kingdom, I was finally there, to sit on my throne, as the Prince of my desk chair." If you've been perusing the internet from your cubicle at all today, you've probably heard some news that will make you feel a little old: today marks the 25th anniversary of the first episode of treasured American sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air! Yes it has been TWENTY-FIVE years since you coveted Hilary's wardrobe, practiced doing "The Carlton" in front of your mirror, snickered at Uncle Phil's sassy comebacks, and rapped along with Jazzy Jeff's catchy opening theme song. To celebrate, we created printable paper dolls modeled after 6 of the show's most famous and fashion-forward characters. Why? Why not! Without further ado, we'd like to take a moment, just sit right there, we'll tell you how we made these prints of the Banks from Bel-Air.

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The evolution of mario - an infographic

 

Mario has a lot to brag about - appearing in more than 200 video games, being the titular character of the bestselling video game franchise of all time, not to mention sporting a killer moustache "before it was cool." The latest feather in Mario's cap will be the release of his newest game, Super Mario Maker, which is set to be released this Friday, September 11! But was Mario always the king of the gaming scene? Was there a time he didn't wear that signature red cap? What was with that one time he was a Doctor - does he even have a license to practice medicine?

We could take a stab at answering these questions ourselves, but why, when Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto himself has been so forthcoming with information! In his own words, with our own illustrations, here is the story behind your favorite princess-rescuing plumber.

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