All Posts Tagged 'pictures'

Historical Costumes Guide: Marie Antionette in Pre-Revolutionary France

by |September 19, 2011
Categories: Historical, Resource

Learning how to make historical costumes can be useful for various events: reenactments, school plays, even book reports. For beginners, however, it’s difficult to know where to start. Elaborate dresses from movies can be wonderful sources for inspiration, but attempting one of those on a first try is as ambitious as replicating a Van Gogh without previous painting experience. Just as one needs to learn the basics of brush strokes and blending to paint, a costumer needs to learn the basic...

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Dressing For Your Body Type on Halloween

by |September 19, 2011

What should you wear to fit your body type? It’s a question we all ask! There are many different articles of clothing that can either help show off our wonderful assets or slightly cover up something we don’t necessarily want showing. Dressing for your shape comes into play while shopping for your day-to-day wardrobe, but it’s just as important during Halloween. The costume experts at HalloweenCostumes.com have created a guide to help you make the perfect choice this October!

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7 Hollywood Pirates and their Real Life Counterparts

by |September 2, 2011
Categories: Resource

Arrrr, pirates! Romantic, dashing, full of eyeliner and dreadlocks, they have entertained us for so long we tend to forget who the real pirates were. There's more of a chance you'll know the name Jack Sparrow over Edward Teach, or Captain Hook over Christopher Newport. Even hearing the name Dread Pirate Roberts will have you bellowing "You killed my father ... prepare to die!" before you think about Bartholomew Roberts.

Since pirate garb is a time-honored costume theme for Halloween, it's time...

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Cartoon Eyes Makeup Tutorial for Halloween

by |July 1, 2011

So, you’re going as a cartoon character for Halloween. How do you complete your look and wow all your friends this year? Why, with makeup, of course! Huge eyes are a staple in anime and video games, and if you achieve that effect, you’ll be sure to impress everyone. The look is versatile and works for different characters, ages, and events, like Halloween parties or anime conventions. Our HalloweenCostumes.com makeup expert put together this awesome step-by-step anime makeup tutorial...

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Marilyn Monroe Makeup Tutorial for Halloween

by |June 29, 2011

Marilyn Monroe is known for her embodiment of glamour, confidence and charm. Her classic look is unforgettable: platinum blonde curls, dramatic eyes, bright red lips, and, of course, her beauty mark. If you plan on dressing up as Marilyn or any other starlet for Halloween, you can't forget the makeup! You’ll need it to achieve the timeless 1950s look to complete your outfit. Our HalloweenCostumes.com makeup expert has put together a step-by-step video on how to look just like a pin-up...

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Halloween Traditions Around the World

by |June 28, 2011
Categories: Resource

Halloween is a big deal in the United States, but we aren’t the first or only country to have a day celebrating all things spooky. Most cultures have an event where they pay tribute to the dead by performing traditional rituals, dressing up in costumes or throwing a huge celebration. Other festivals are more of a cleansing event – ridding their town of anything evil in preparation for a new year. Many countries, such as Ireland or Romania, have a history that provides the basis for...

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