Category Archive: Halloween Costumes

Newsies Halloween Costume Ideas

  Tonight I watched the Disney movie musical, “Newsies” with my girls.  Not sure why I had not seen it until now. It was made in 1992! 1992 people!! I have no idea why we didn’t go see it when we were in NYC a few years ago. It was all the rage. Maybe it …

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Top 5 Reasons Why I Don’t Like Costumes From Mass Retailers

I am not generally a food snob, but I am kind of a costume snob.  I do not like costumes that come in a bag. Every year as my family plans for Halloween, we do not shop the costume aisles of the local discount store. Maybe for a few years when my kids were little, but …

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White Witch Halloween Costume Idea

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My friend at Archive Costumes of Orem, Utah posted this picture on their Facebook page of a white witch costume that is available for rental and I fell in love with it! First, it’s a great photo in a beautiful local park. Second, I love the hat. I am a sucker for hats.  I haven’t …

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How to Make Fake Tattoo Sleeve

My daughters love to watch Bethany Mota videos on YouTube.  She is fun, friendly, and has a great variety of tips, recipes, and DIY projects and crafts.  My daughter showed me this one tonight and I really liked her DIY fake tattoo tights which could easily work for a fake tattoo sleeve as well.  Start …

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Mermaid Tail for Mermaid Costume

mermaid tail

I ran across a website that makes mermaid costumes that can be used in water for play or for totally awesome mermaid costumes on land!  They are open on the bottom so that you can walk in them, though with tiny steps. They come in many different sizes for girls, teens, and adults and different …

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Frozen Costume Pattern

Frozen Costume Pattern

The Frozen costume pattern for Anna and Elsa costumes is now available!  There was one left at my local JoAnn store and here it is…    

Disney’s Maleficent Costume

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I was reluctant to see the new “Maleficent” movie by Disney because at first it seemed like some of the other fairy tale movie remakes out there, told from a darker side for a more mature audience.  However, “Maleficent”  is not one of those.  With really beautiful fantasy settings and interesting twists in the storyline, …

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Disney’s Frozen Elsa Costume and Elsa Makeup

  My girls ran across this Elsa makeup tutorial a few days ago and I wanted to share it with all you Frozen fans! Makeup is one of the 6 magic ingredients in a creating a custom costume, so you want to be sure you have thought about the makeup design to go with your …

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Glitter Shoes for Disney’s Frozen Elsa Costume

You can bet characters from Disney’s “Frozen” will be huge for cosplay and Halloween this year!  I will focus on many aspects of their costumes throughout 2014.  My daughters are already planning their Anna and Elsa costumes for Halloween.  I’m kicking off the “Frozen” posts with this link here to a tutorial showing how to …

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The Roaring 20’s: Great Gatsby Costumes for Men

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The Roaring 20’s and The Great Gatsby seems to be a popular costume theme for parties, dances, and other special events. I wrote a previous post here on 1920’s costumes for women, but I neglected to write for the 1920’s men’s costume. To me, men’s fashion overall isn’t as fun or dynamic as women’s fashion, …

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