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.

Astrid Hair and Makeup Tutorial

Astrid Hair and Makeup Tutorial

Astrid is one of the coolest female characters in the world of animation. She's a Viking with a two-handed ax that rides dragons, so what's not to love about her? If you're excited for the latest installment in the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, perhaps you're already considering an Astrid cosplay for an upcoming convention or wearing an Astrid costume for Halloween. In this Astrid hair and makeup tutorial, we're going to show you how to style a wig and do your makeup so that you can look just like Astrid, whether your hair is blonde or not!

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Sock Hops and Having Fun 50s Style

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sock Hops and Having Fun 50s Style

You have probably heard of a sock hop, but if you’re looking to attend one or perhaps host your own sock hop party, you’re going to need to know a few things. We love parties with a focus on dressing up, so keep reading for tips on what to wear to a sock hop, what kind of music to play and party games for a sock hop. It’s good to be well-informed so you can rock around the clock like a pro!

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Carnival Costumes Around the World

Carnival Costumes Around the World

When most people hear the word “Carnival”, we tend to think of the Brazil Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. The extravagant floats with colorful costumes, the music and dancing. You wouldn’t be wrong either, but many other countries celebrate Carnival as well! (The festival can take on a few variations in different countries and under different names, too.) Carnival is a pre-Lent festival that is largely celebrated by Catholic and Greek Orthodox regions as a last big party before fasting begins. The origin of the name “Carnival” is from the Latin words carne vale, or “goodbye to meat”. If you’re curious about the kinds of Carnival costumes worn around the world, check out all of these fabulous costumes for Carnival!

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Best of 2018: A Year in Review

Best of 2018: A Year in Review

As 2018 is coming to a close, it's time to look back at what a crazy roller coaster ride it has been. There were so many ups and downs, but honestly, we're going to be focusing on the positives for the year! We love pop culture and keep up with the trends, so let's explore a random smattering of categories from entertainment to a little news, and other 2018 shenanigans that made us smile. We'll be citing our sources along the way, but as with all ranked lists, there will always be a little bit of opinion. We hope you remember the good times with us as we recount the highlights of 2018!

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DIY Christmas Card Ideas to Accompany Your Holiday Pictures

DIY Christmas Card Ideas to Accompany Your Holiday Pictures

If your family likes to create custom cards every year or if you’re making your own family holiday cards for the first time, you know that one of the most difficult aspects of this endeavor is coming up with Christmas card ideas that are unique and fun. It can be hard to decide what everyone should wear, how and where to pose, and ultimately what your Christmas card messages will say. Fear not! We’re going to give you a couple of holiday card ideas that will help to take away some of that holiday stress. Check out these fun Christmas photo card ideas for couples and families!

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Joaquin Phoenix The Joker Makeup Tutorial

Joaquin Phoenix The Joker Makeup Tutorial

As one of the most prolific adversaries that Batman has ever faced, the Joker has gone through countless appearances and withstood the test of time. Whether you're fond of Cesar Romero's Joker with white makeup hiding his mustache, the musical laughter of Mark Hamill's animated Joker or Heath Ledger's gritty, unhinged villain, they all bring something new and exciting to the role. The latest actor to step into the Joker's clown shoes is Joaquin Phoenix. And while the movie is still in...

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