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The Day of the Dead ('Dia de Muertos' in Spanish) is the Mexican holiday celebrating loved ones who have passed on. Festivities take place on All Saint's Day and All Souls' Day throughout Latin America and other world cultures. These are the 2 days directly following All Hallow's Eve, the day we know better as- Halloween!


Dia de Muertos Costume


Instead of being a drab, morbid affair, the Day of the Dead is a true celebration known for incorporating bright colors, flowers, and superb artistic...

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Whether or not we admit to watching them, cartoons are a part of all our lives.  With such a huge variety of cartoons out there, though, it can be tough to pin down exactly which one to be. To help narrow down that list, let's look at a few of the classics more closely, along with the necessary accessories and makeup guides to have the perfect Halloween toon experience!


cartoon costumes




Since the release of the film in 1942, a certain little deer has been warming our...

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Furry Frankie


Okay, so you have a dilema: You have been invited to multiple Halloween parties - look at you Ms. Popularity! Besides that you have to take the kiddos trick-or-treating and make an appearance at your Maw-Maw and Pop-Pop's soire. What's a girl to do?! You could get tons of costumes and fill your already overflowing "seasonal" closet, wear the same boring costume to each event, OR take our advice and settle for neither of these unsatisfying options...

Any of our Sexy Monster...

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Pop Art Inspired Costume Ideas


 Are you a rebellious spirit? Do you want to show “The Man” you’re not going to conform this Halloween? Then try a Pop Art costume! Pop artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol rebelled against tradition by leaving their proverbial marks with dots and bold colors. We will show you many ways to make your own mark this Halloween!




Lichtenstein literally pulled his inspiration right off the pages of comic books....

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This year we are premiering some seriously cute sexy monster costumes. If you want just the right combination of flirty and monstrous, look no further! The costumes and any accessories you might want are all right on our website, but if you want to really take the costume to the next level, you may want to try some fun nail art to finish off your look. Here are some nail design ideas along with tips on how to duplicate the look yourself. We hope you find some inspiration!


Shaggy Shelly

With the bright, playful colors and polka dots in the Shaggy Shelly look, it isn’t tough to find some inspiration. Simply paint four of your nails with a glittering orange and paint your accent nail a complimentary pink. Once the pink dries, use a white polish to carefully apply polka dots on the accent nail. You can also use a nail art pen if you prefer smaller polka dots.

I used:

  • Color Club: Sparkle and Soar

  • OPI: That’s Hot! Pink

  • Essie: Moon Struck


Shaggy Shelly monster costume and nail art

 (Shaggy Shelly Monster Costume)


Polka Dotty

The colors and pattern in the Polka Dotty costume are also easy to draw inspiration from for a seriously fab manicure! For this rich purple color, I wanted a bit more of an accent so I left two accent nails. On the other three, once my lovely base color dried, I did some freehand polka dots to my liking.

I used:

  • Sinful Colors: Let's Talk

  • Sinful Colors: Cinderella

  • OPI: Suzi Says Feng Shui


 *One tip for freehand polka dots: before I draw them, I swirl my brush around the rim of the bottle to get rid of excess polish. This way I get clean polka dots without globs on the nail.

polka dotty monster costume and nail art

 (Polka Dotty Monster Costume)


Flirty Gerty

The colors in Flirty Gerty were particularly inspiring because they’re colors I never would’ve put together on my own. Once I had the manicure together though, I was very pleasantly surprised with how well they worked together. A bit of sparkle and an unexpected color combination go a long way. Again, I went with an accent nail, but this time I layered hexagonal glitter over the primary color and a more subtle glitter over the accent nail.

I used:

  • Love & Beauty by Forever 21: Green Glitter

  • Sinful Colors: Purple Diamond

  • Color Club: Sky High

  • Sinful Colors: Hottie


Flirty Gerty monster costume and nail art

 (Flirty Gerty Monster Costume)


Sexy Melody

Hot pink and green has been one of my favorite color combinations for ages, so this felt like a natural choice for Sexy Melody. Painting the thumbnail in the accent green as well gives it an extra pop of color and, of course, the polka dots are fun as always.

I used:

  • Sinful Colors: Irish Green

  • Essie: Moon Struck

  • Color Club: Wing Fling


Sexy melody monster costume and nail art

 (Sexy Melody Monster Costume)


Furry Frankie

For the adorable Furry Frankie, I wanted to try something a bit different. Inspired by the layers at the bottom of the dress, I decided to try my hand at a cloud manicure. Fortunately, it’s a lot simpler than it looks! You just need a bit of patience and a steady hand. I followed this tutorial and it was easy to get it right on the first try. I will definitely be giving it a go with other color combinations as well!

I used:

  • Sinful Colors: Love Nails

  • Sinful Colors: Fiji

  • Sinful Colors: Purple Diamond


Furry Frankie monster costume and nail art

(Furry Frankie Monster Costume)


So with those tips in mind, absolutely take a look at the new monster costumes. They’re sure to make your Halloween a fun time. I’ll leave you with a final tip that applies to any nail art: have fun with it! If something doesn’t turn out exactly how you wanted, don’t sweat it. It’s meant to be a good time. Happy (Almost) Halloween!


Anika Guldstrand is a staff writer for HalloweenCostumes.com. 

Looking for a fun and trendy Halloween theme this year for your kids, yourself, or your family? Safari is the answer. This theme is simple to put together, while adding an exotic twist on the usual Halloween standards.



Whether your kids are two or twelve, or somewhere in between, there are plenty of safari themed options for their Halloween costume. For infants and toddlers, opt for a super cute and comfy animal costume that will function as a warm outer layer for that cold night...

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