Posts by Angela Poch
Angela Poch

Angela Poch is an Inbound Marketing Specialist and Resident Crazy Cat Lady at HalloweenCostumes.com, where she is an assistant editor and covers tutorials, crafting and pop culture. Angela has created costumes and props for Halloween events, conventions and Renaissance festivals.

Some of her favorite costumes include 90s Rogue, a custom Jedi, warrior elf, and some nameless Renaissance pirate. (She’s still figuring out how to make a Jedi light-chakram.) You can find her on Twitter @AngelaPoch1 or her cats on Instagram @stardustrocketnova.

Unbox These Creepy Dolls: The Nightmare Collection of 12 Iconic Horror Movie Dolls [Infographic]

Creepy Dolls: The Nightmare Collection

The horror genre has several staples that are bound to give you the heebie-jeebies: jump scares, creepy kids, basements, isolated settings and creepy dolls. We'll be taking an exclusive look at horror movie dolls. What is it about dolls, ventriloquist dummies and mannequins that scare us? The fear of non-human but human-like things is called automatonophobia. Perhaps the unblinking, soulless eyes are unnerving. In a dark room, dolls can be mistaken for a lurking figure. Dolls can even be made to resemble a particular person, which often hits that uncomfortable spot in the uncanny valley. Whatever the case may be, scary dolls aren't about to stop appearing in horror films anytime soon, especially this year with movies like Annabelle Comes Home, the Child's Play reboot and Brahms: The Boy II. If you love niche horror and you're interested in delving into other creepy doll horror movies, we collected some of the most unsettling automatons in the movies for you.

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Fairest of the Faire: The Best Renaissance Gowns

Fairest of the Faire: The Best Renaissance Gowns

The Renaissance Faire is one of the largest costumed events you can attend outside of Halloween. While they're not exactly the most historically accurate, they still do their best to give you an experience that feels like you're visiting another period in history with a variety of stage shows and events like jousting and highland games. (By the way, the Renaissance was a period that happened from about 1300 to 1600 across Europe, if anyone bugs you about it!) It's still a great excuse to run around in a Halloween costume and get in character for a day. If you're looking for the perfect Renaissance gown, we have quite the variety for girls and ladies of all walks of life from peasants to nobles and mythical creatures.

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Easy DIY: Stranger Things Starcourt Mall Steve Costume

Easy DIY: Stranger Things Starcourt Mall Steve Costume

Today, Hawkins is taking another step into the future with the brand new Starcourt Mall. We got our first sneak peek into Netflix's Stranger Things season 3 with a clip of the new Starcourt Mall in Hawkins, Indiana. This look at the new series also gave us our first glimpse at sailor outfit Steve, and the new girl behind the ice cream counter. Since then, even more sneak peeks and trailers have dropped, and we're getting excited to see what season 3 has in store for our favorite characters! If you're looking for a fun new costume idea for Comic-Con or even Halloween, perhaps you'd like to DIY an easy sailor Steve costume. It's relatively simple to make, and we'll give you some special tips if you're interested in making a no-sew costume. To clarify, we did sew ours, but it's easy enough to pull off without a sewing machine too!

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How Can I Tell the Difference Between Inexpensive and Expensive Costumes?

How Can I Tell the Difference Between Inexpensive and Expensive Halloween Costumes?

Have you ever wondered why some costumes are more expensive than others? Sometimes there can be a variety of price points within a costume category. For example, one pirate costume is only $19.99, but this other pirate costume is $39.99, while yet another is $89.99! A lot of the pricing comes down to a difference between materials, the number of accessories and other amenities like zippers and pockets. We're going to explain this in greater detail by doing a few side-by-side comparisons of popular Halloween costumes so that you can have a better idea of what to expect when you see costumes listed as deluxe, authentic and supreme. Please note that the prices mentioned may change, but we're using them as a grounds for comparison so that you know what you might expect at similar prices.

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Princesses, Assemble! Disney Princess Avengers Mashup

Princesses, Assemble! Disney Princess Avengers Mashup

In recent years, Disney has been ramping up their Disney Princess game. They're more than pretty faces: they don't need a man to swoop in and save the day. Some of them even have special superhero-like powers. After they banded together in Ralph Breaks the Internet, everyone has been wanting to see more of the princesses being just plain awesome. We're 1000% on board with this, so in anticipation of the latest Avengers movie, we paired the princesses off with the hero that we felt best represented them. Keep reading to see all of our fun Disney Princess mashup character posters.

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How to Make a Marshmello Mask DIY

How to Make a Marshmello Mask DIY

Marshmello is a newer player in the realm of electronic music, but his iconic look recently created a big splash when he collaborated with Fortnite to host an in-game concert in early February. A unique Marshmello skin was also produced in collaboration with the event. However, if you're looking to make your own DIY Marshmello helmet, we're going to show you how to turn a LEGO costume into Marshmello's signature mask. His appearance has appealed to many people, and Marshmello even has a YouTube channel where he shares his music and cooking skills. If you're interested in making a Marshmello costume for Halloween or a Marshmello cosplay, keep reading to see how we made Marshmello's signature white bucket helmet.

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