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How to Measure Yourself

How to Measure Yourself

So you're buying a costume for Halloween or cosplay or a movie premiere. You should be able to shop for one just like a shirt or pants, right? While we do our best to size our products uniformly, the sad truth is that every manufacturer is different and sometimes those sizes can vary. We always recommend measuring yourself and then consulting the size chart on every one of our product pages. And you're in luck, because we're going to show you how to measure yourself or your child. We'll look at measuring for shirts and tops, dresses, and even jumpsuits. We'll also include some tips for measuring your child. Let's get out the measuring tape and start measuring!

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2019 'Halloween in America Survey' Results [Infographic]

2019 'Halloween in America Survey'

With October less than a month away, interest in Halloween is rising. Retail stores have already begun stocking Halloween decorations and candy, and people are starting to put up their ghoulish decorations. We surveyed 2,012 respondents to reveal how the United States celebrates the spooky holiday so you can have an idea of how to prepare for your Halloween this year.

Methodology 

The study was conducted for HalloweenCostumes.com through Google Surveys. The survey interviewed 2,012 U.S....

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11 Original Fairy Tales vs. Disney Movies: How Many Do You Know?

11 Original Fairy Tales vs Disney Movies: How Many do You Know?

Disney is well known for the movies and shorts they've been making for more than a century. Many of them are based on previous works from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen, among others. Disney also draws from well-known myths and tales from oral traditions. However, these are not always the most accurate or faithful adaptations. If we've managed to pique your curiosity, keep reading to see a handful of Disney movies versus the original tales. How many of these stories are you familiar with?

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Minions Questions & Answers: Everything You Need to Know Before Seeing "Minions: The Rise of Gru"

Minions Questions & Answers

It's finally July, which means Minions: The Rise of Gru is only one year away from being released in theaters! While we know that seems like a long time, we wanted to give you (and your kids) plenty of time to get prepared for the next time the Minions hit the screen. So throw on those goggles, slip on those coveralls and let's get talking all things Minions!

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Which Actors Have Spent the Most Time in the Makeup Chair?

Which Actors Have Spent the Most Time in the Makeup Chair?

Actors transform into their roles in a variety of ways. Through mediums like costumes, animation, CGI, special effects makeup and prosthetics, actors and actresses have overcome their own physical limitations in order to become the characters that we know and love. Most viewers are blissfully unaware of what some actors have had to endure for their roles, from hot and stuffy costumes to countless hours of being fussed over in a makeup chair. If you're curious to see which Hollywood actors spent the most time in the makeup chair for one of their movie or television roles, we compiled a top ten list for you! Keep reading to see who made the cut.

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Property Damage by Superheroes and Supervillains

Property Damage by Superheroes and Supervillains

We’re big fans of spectacle here at HalloweenCostumes.com. We love explosive action sequences and flashy special effects. The bigger the better, really, and when superheroes are involved they’re seriously huge. But have you ever thought about all that destruction? People’s lives are saved left and right, but you have to wonder about their livelihoods, right? Every car used as a projectile is someone’s ride to work or school. Every skyscraper toppled means that hundreds or thousands of people are out of a job. It’s something to think about. In fact, it’s something we think about.

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