Posts by Aleksandra Sobic (Page 2)

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 90s Nickelodeon Game Show Costumes

by |October 5, 2015

We have been obsessed with 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 launching "The Splat" tonight, a nightly programming block airing from 10PM to 5AM, which will feature the best, best, BEST Nick game 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 DIY 90s costumes are going to be especially big on Halloween this year, we put together 5 different DIY looks from our favorite Nickelodeon game shows. Many of these Nickelodeon costumes revolve around 90s...

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6 Printable Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Paper Dolls

by |September 10, 2015

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 the 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 paper fresh dolls of the Banks...

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Making Mario: The Creation and Evolution of Mario [Infographic]

The Evolution of Mario

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 mustache "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 does a Mario evolution look like? 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...

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DIY Celebrate Pride Facebook Costume

by |September 1, 2015
Categories: Costume Tutorials, DIY

DIY Facebook Pride Filter Costume

 

Were you one of the more than 26 MILLION people that used Facebook's "Celebrate Pride" feature the weekend that it launched back in June? Is your Facebook profile picture still a pretty Pride rainbow? Do you want to keep celebrating pride through this Halloween and beyond?? Then you will almost certainly enjoy our tutorial on how to put together a celebrate pride Facebook rainbow filter costume to sport this October. Whether you marched in as many pride parades as you could after the Supreme Court ruled to allow same sex marriages, marched in zero but want to show your support for the LGBT community, or even if you just like the way things look between different colors of cellophane wrap, give this tutorial a try!

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Jurassic Pup: Puppies Replace Raptors in 6 Movie Scenes

by |June 10, 2015
Categories: Humor, Mashup, Movies

Jurassic Pup

 

Typical weekday you = At work. Bored. Scroll through go-to blogs in search of fun article to chase away doldrums. Find one! Fluffy puppies! Find second one! Behind-the-scenes info about cool upcoming movie! SHOOT. Only have time for one before important spreadsheet is due. CAN'T PICK BETWEEN PUPPIES AND MOVIES!! SHAKE FIST AND WONDER WHY WORLD IS SO CRUEL!!

Okay deep breaths. That really escalated there. Here's some good news: With "Jurassic Pup," you don't have to make the world's most difficult choice. You can have it all! We took one of 2015's most highly anticipated films and stuck tiny widdle puppies right in it! Specifically, we removed the Velociraptors from 6 iconic Jurassic Park and Jurassic World scenes, and replaced the scary dinos with a puppy dressed AS a dino.

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Jurassic Wars: 12 Star Wars-Inspired Dinosaurs

by |June 8, 2015

Jurassic Wars Star Wars Inspired Dinosaurs

 

What do you get when you mash up two of 2015's (but more like the 21st century's) most highly anticipated blockbuster films? You get Jurassic Wars: An intergalactic adventure 65 million years in the making. In an unprecedented collision between a galaxy far, far, away, and creatures from a time long, long, ago, we bring you 12 completely new dinosaur species, inspired by 12 of the most celebrated characters from the Star Wars franchise. Cue the John Williams music and hold on to your...

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