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.

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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DIY Easy Super Mario Odyssey Costumes

DIY Easy Super Mario Odyssey Costumes

Mario is one of Nintendo's most beloved characters. Over the years, he has been included in numerous games, and you're bound to see a handful of Mario costumes for Halloween and at many conventions. In one of the newest Mario games for the Nintendo Switch, Super Mario Odyssey, one of the most fun aspects of the game is the array of unlockable Mario costumes. Not only does Mario have the ability to wear other character outfits from the Mario games, but he has a variety of additional outfits, many of which had small appearances in other games. If you're looking for some fun Comic-Con cosplay ideas or you want to get more use out of a Mario costume that you already own, we're going to show you how to assemble some Super Mario Odyssey Mario outfits.

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Top 10 Zombies Ranked by Their Danger to Humans

Top 10 Zombies Ranked by Their Danger to Humans

Zombie movies have existed for decades. We're especially excited to see the remake of Stephen King's Pet Sematary for some more zombie goodness, especially that zombie cat! While the concept of a zombie is nothing new and even some diehard horror fans admit that the zombie genre is being squeezed to death by the sheer number of zombies in current media, there are some films and shows that stand out above the rest.

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