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5 Quick Costumes You Can Put Together Using Cat Ears

by M.E. Russell

5 Last Minute Costumes You Can Make Using Cat Ears

There are a handful of Halloween costumes are never going to go out of style. Year after year they make their appearances: witches, ghosts, Disney princesses, cats... Chances are if you've celebrated Halloween, you have some old props and costume pieces lying around. We're recycling the old and making something new with these five last minute costumes for cat lovers. Dig your old cat ears out from the bottom of your dresser drawer, and let's...

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DIY Sushi Halloween Costume For Your Dog

DIY Sushi Halloween Costume For Your Dog
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Halloween is right around the corner, which means that it's time to start thinking about costumes. And if you're like me, you probably like to subject your pets to ridiculous costumes too. And a sushi roll certainly fits that description. But it's seriously the cutest thing ever. Click through to check out my puggle modeling his new costume, and find out how to make your own version!     

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5 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes That Only Require Face Paint

by M.E. Russell

Five quick and easy costume ideas that only require a bit of face paint

Every year I set lofty goals for what I want my Halloween costume to be. I daydream that my costume will be obscure, creative, witty, complicated, unique... What inevitably ends up happening is that Halloween weekend rolls around and I'm still scrambling for inspiration. This year, I grabbed an inexpensive palette of face paint from the costume store so I'd be ready for any last-minute parties that creep up on me. If you're in the same perfectionist-steered boat and can't settle on ideas until it's almost too late, here are five last-minute Halloween costumes that only require face painting. Easy enough.     

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128 Halloween Costume Ideas If You Have No Idea What You're Going to Be Yet

by M.E. Russell

128 Ideas on What to Be for Halloween

As an adult, you've got a lot of important decisions to make every year, but one of the most important is what to be for Halloween! We're only kidding - but sometimes it does seem like an overwhelming responsibility! If you're still scratching your head as to what to be, take a scroll down this list and see if anything tickles your fancy. We have costume ideas for couples, whole families and groups, or for a party-of-one. Happy Halloween!    ...

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15 Punny Halloween Costumes to Make this Year

by Holly Wade

15 Punny Halloween Costumes to Make this Year

With Halloween less than one month away, it's time to start thinking about what costume you'll wear for the big day! In case you want to go with a creative costume that will get people thinking, try one of these 15 punny Halloween costumes that are not only easy to DIY but fun to wear around and keep people guessing what you are. I know my favorite...what's yours?

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DIY Halloween Costume: Purple Rain

by Alicia Lacy

Prince Purple Rain Costume

It would be a shame to leave a Prince-themed costume out of our DIY costume repertoire this Halloween, for three compelling reasons:

 

1. Everyone admires Prince.

2. We live in Minneapolis, a city that holds Prince in its heart.

3. He epitomizes what it means to be an artist. He is a legend.  

 

So this Halloween, we're paying tribute to Prince with a Purple Rain-inspired costume. Read on to find out what we did...


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An Easy Couples Costume: Guns n' Roses Axl Rose + Slash

by Alicia Lacy

Slash and Axl Rose costume

We're heading to a Halloween costume party this weekend and we needed to pull a couples costume together at the last minute. We made a list of famous duos - Ricky & Lucy, Beyonce & Jay-Z, Peanut Butter & Jelly... but decided to go edgy and classic: Axl Rose + Slash.

Here's how we pulled our costume together using things we already had (blacks pants and flannels) and a few key pieces we ordered on Amazon Prime (you have time to do the...

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How to Make a DIY Cleopatra Halloween Costume with Craft Supplies

by Brittni Mehlhoff
DIY Cleopatra Costume
Photo: Amelia Tatnall

I love Halloween costumes that involve remixing items that you already have in your closet. And I just so happen to have a white dress that works perfectly as the 'base' for a Cleopatra costume. So, I DIYed the accessories (exaggerated jewel collar, crown, cuffs, etc) to take this plain white dress from normal outfit to Cleopatra. Want to see how it all came together? Click through for the full tutorial.

 

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Show Off Your or Your Kids' Halloween Costume

by Chris Gardner

Show Off Your or Your Kids' Halloween Costume

If you hadn't noticed from our content the past few weeks, Curbly is a big fan of Halloween. There's nothing like this holiday that inspires folks to get creative with their home decor, out in the yard, or in the kitchen. But, of course, the true trophy of DIY Halloweenisity is the costume. Whether created for little trick-or-treaters who can't wait for candy, or for grown-ups who can't wait for their own Halloween traditions, we think they're just plain fun. Unless they're scary. That's tacky.

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So, we wanna see yours or your children's for the year. Right here, in this very post. Just upload them in the comments section below by clicking on the image icon. Looks like this:

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Sew a Newspaper Dress.

by Chris Gardner

Know how there's some really great final projects in the how-to blogosphere, but the means by which they getcha there are quite muddled and badly conveyed?

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This newspaper dress from PrixPrix sho ain't oneofum. With an Instructable as fine as the outcome, this "Old Gray Lady" dress created completely of the New York Times and thread (no tape, glue, or staples) will inspire you with every pleat, fold, and seam. These things can be done, friends, and this is how we do 'em.

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