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MaDonna Flowers
MaDonna Flowers

MaDonna is a Brand Specialist at HalloweenCostumes.com and has dressed up as a cat well over a dozen times in her life for the holiday. Last year, she dressed as her favorite skeleton, Jaunty.

The Most Iconic Character Beards Ever

by |September 12, 2022
Categories: Costume Guides

The Most Iconic Beards Ever

A beard really makes the character. Would Santa be so jolly without his white-as-snow whiskers? Would Mr. T be so intimidating without his full goatee and sideburns? And can you even imagine Jack Sparrow at ALL without picturing him twirling his facial hair as he stumbled about? No. We love thinking about Halloween costumes for dudes with beards, and, frankly, we can’t get enough of it. Here is our list of the characters with the most iconic beards EVER. We’ve selected only fictional bearded characters (sorry Abe Lincoln and Bob Ross), and this list is in no particular order.

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DIY Spider Dog Costume

by |June 7, 2019
Categories: Costume Tutorials, DIY

Spider Dog Halloween Costume tutorial

 2019 Update: We now carry a Spider Pup Costume.

Everyone should be able to get in on the fun for Halloween, especially little puppies! If you're into dog costume ideas DIY, this "spider dog" (or is it "dog spider"?) costume is easy enough to finish in one afternoon but will look realistic enough to scare...

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Skeleton Face Makeup Tutorial

by |October 17, 2018
Categories: Makeup Tutorials

Skeleton Face Makeup Tutorial

We feel like skeletons are in the big ten for classic Halloween costumes. You know the group: witch, ghost, vampire, etc. Skeletons are just so iconic for the holiday, but there are a ton of different ways you can go with the look. Day of the Dead, minimal, super realistic, we’re even sure there are a few jaunty skeletons out there to dress as! However, our current favorite is a mix of casual, realistic, and just a teensy bit scary. Heading to a party where you don’t wanna go full-out literal costume, but you still want to make sure everyone knows you love Halloween? This skull makeup look is for you!

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Sentient Vehicles: 25 Cars, Trucks, Buses, Bikes, and Trains That Can Think On Their Own [Infographic]

by |June 19, 2017

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The concept of a vehicle that can act on its own has been around for decades. Movies and TV shows have often featured these characters with varying degrees of sentience, from cars that can talk and sing and interact with humans to other vehicles who are portrayed merely as self-driving, with no other personality traits. With both Cars 3 and Transformers: The Last Knight in theaters this month, there was no better time than now to create this infographic which features 25 of our very favorite sentient vehicles, dating all the way back to 1941. We’ve included Lightning McQueen and Optimus Prime, of course, but we're also sure to mention some lesser-known vehicles, such as a vampire motorcycle and a murderous semi-truck.

 

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DIY Babadook Pride Costume and Makeup Tutorial

Babadook Meme Costume for Pride

If someone told you a few weeks ago that the Babadook would become the most popular symbol of 2017's Pride Month, you wouldn't have believed them. But, if the past year and a half have taught you a single lesson, literally ANYTHING can happen. Thank goodness for us, this time that "anything" was something incredible. The Babadook is a horror movie released in 2014 about a single mother and her kid being tormented by a storybook character. Pride is a celebration of LGBT rights, love, and acceptance. So, why is the Babadook a gay icon? Well, many reports say that Netflix accidentally added the film to their LGBT section, and as the internet is known to do, the joke took off. Whether that origin story is true or not, we don’t really care, because we love the Babadook’s new inclusion at Pride events around the country. Since we are HalloweenCostumes.com, and this is too amazing to not take part in, we created our own DIY Babadook costume perfect for you to wear to Pride or for Halloween this year.

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30 Years of Zelda: The Evolution of Link [Infographic]

The Evolution of Link

Hey! Listen! What was your first Zelda game? Some players have been with the series since 1987, the year the first game was released in America. (The Legend of Zelda officially was first released in 1986 in Japan.) Other players joined the Hyrule adventure in 1998, over a decade later, with the Nintendo 64's Ocarina of Time. And we imagine now, new, young players picking up their 3DS and helping guide Toon Link through his quest in the handheld entries to the franchise. Throughout all of these games, our hero, Link, has evolved and transformed, little by little, due to graphics upgrades, designer and developer choices, outfits, and even hair color. In our infographic, we show all of these changes and give you insight into why the differences happened. So, if you're as excited as we are to plug in the Nintendo Switch for the first time on March 3rd, and play the newest Zelda game, Breath of the Wild, we hope you enjoy this blog. It's dangerous to go alone! Take this.

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