Posts by Chris Harder
Chris Harder

Chris Harder is copywriting manager at HalloweenCostumes.com.

The Best Costumes in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

by |March 30, 2016

Star Wars The Force Awakens Costumes

A (not so) long time ago in a galaxy (not so) far, far away…
Star Wars fans have long been analyzing, obsessing, admiring, and even recreating the many classic costumes seen in both the original Star Wars trilogy as well as the prequel trilogy, and we’re happy to tell you the trend has continued with the release of The Force Awakens. It’s not just an act of ritual for long time fans; the new costumes in The Force Awakens (or TFA as it is often referred to on message boards and Star Wars fan circles) are made with such care, attention to detail, and unexpected awesomeness that reverence for these new costumes are just as justified as our collective admiration for the simple yet wicked elegance of the Vader suit or the enigmatic heritage of Boba Fett’s Mandalorian garb. This list goes through our standout favorites from the TFA newcomers—the cream of the galactic crop—and we might even have a few little tidbits sprinkled in about how the costumes inform the characters, their war-torn world, and how the dynamic between the mysterious First Order and the struggling Resistance continues to inspire our love for that galaxy far, far away.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Pumpkin Patterns [Printables]

by |October 16, 2015

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“You’ve taken your first step into a larger world…”

Okay, so Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens isn’t even out yet, but Star Wars fans can’t contain their Death Star-sized excitement. Our normal countdown clock is usually for Halloween, but this year it's set to December 17th because that’s when Star Wars is finally back in theaters. After that day we'll finally be able to stop asking ourselves the big questions, like: will Chewie finally beat C-3PO at Holochess? Will BB-8 and R2-D2 be BFFs? Is Kylo Ren really just Ponda Baba in disguise? Yep, the big questions. But since Halloween is our specialty, we decided to make some really wizard Star Wars printable patterns for all you...

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Awesome Valentine's Day Cards for Everyone in your Life [Printables]

by |February 3, 2014

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Love is in the air and that can only mean one thing--Valentine's Day is only a couple weeks away! Don't panic, because we here at HalloweenCostumes.com have got you covered (PHEW!). For some people this holiday is just representative of slick consumerism, an invention of greeting card companies, but for others it's a beautiful excuse to celebrate romance, candy hearts, and everything saccharine. It's probably a little bit of both, but that doesn't mean it can't be fun, right? That's why...

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Secrets of the Disney Vault [Quiz]

by |November 26, 2013
Categories: AnimationFamilyQuiz

You've watched Disney films your whole live and have undoubtedly found favorite characters and songs, but how much do you really know about Disney animated film history? In honor of the release of Frozen this week, we have put together the ultimate Disney quiz that may prove to stump even the most dedicated Mouseketeers...

 

Secrets of Disney Quiz ImageJoin the jamboree! Click the image to take the quiz and step inside the legendary Disney vault.

 

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Assassins Attire: Style Progression Through Assassin's Creed [Infographic]

by |October 23, 2013
Categories: InfographicsVideo Games

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If you're going to be an assassin, you've got to look the part, and nobody has defined deadly good looks better than the Assassin's Creed series from Ubisoft. This infographic examines each costume through the series' progression from Altair all the way to Edward, the latest lead in Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, where we (finally) get to run around as a limber, parkour pirate aficionado! We hope this guide is a fun look back at once was, as well as a useful tool in crafting your own...

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DIY Walking Dead Governor's Fish Tank

by |October 11, 2013
Categories: DecorDIYHorror

One of the most iconic sets on The Walking Dead (heck, maybe all of TV!) is the Governor's secret chill pad... the one that has an entire wall composed of decomposed zombie heads in fish tanks. We loved this so much that we thought it would make for some absolutely creepy and actually pretty easy DIY Halloween decor! Not gonna lie, after we finished we had the urge to just sit back, relax, and watch the zombie fish tank for a couple hours...

 

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