Category Archive: Movies

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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Halloween Costume Idea: DIY LEGO Costume

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Everything is Awesome, Everything is Cool When You Are Part of a Team! –Lego Movie The LEGO head or mask for a LEGO costume does not seem to be readily available from retailers, so you are in for a few hours of DIY if you want a Lego costume. The couple from their tutorial here said they …

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6 Easy Halloween Costume Ideas for Men

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13 Days until Halloween and guys, you still have time to pull together a pretty snazzy Halloween costume. These next 6 ideas for Easy Halloween Costumes for Men range from classic to comic and are easy to pull together with a few pieces from your closet and a purchase or two online. 6 Easy Costumes Halloween …

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Harry Potter Costumes at Warner Brothers Studio Museum in Burbank

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We recently visited Warner Brothers Studio in Burbank, California.  My brother-in-law’s brother works as a curator for the museum exhibits and in the archives.  We got a behind-the-scenes sneak peak of the museum’s new “75 Years of Batman” exhibit (no photos allowed at that moment! ).  We also spent a bunch of time upstairs in …

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Disney’s Maleficent Costume


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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How to Make Fascinator Hats: Hunger Games Costumes

I am so totally in love with fascinator hats. I love their whimsical and funky designs.  I discovered them a few years back when I made hair accessories for the Lullaby League in a community theater production of “The Wizard of Oz.”   Then of course many people learned about them from the wedding of …

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The Roaring 20’s: Great Gatsby Costumes and Flapper Costumes for Women

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This page is for all you who need a costume for a Great Gatsby, Flapper, or Roaring 20’s event.  You will see a brief overview of 1920’s costume ideas along with links to 1920’s fashion images and tutorials for hair, makeup, and 1920’s clothing. When assembling a costume, I always consider 6 magic ingredients to …

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Hunger Games and Catching Fire Costume Ideas

In honor of the November 22 USA release of “Catching Fire”, the second in the Hunger Games movie series, I will be sharing links for Hunger Games costume ideas.  These will be helpful in case you are dressing up to attend the “Catching Fire” midnight premiere.  Even if you won’t be dressing up, these links …

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Sully Halloween Costume Idea: Monsters University

I just had lunch with a friend who said her son wanted to be Sully, but she was having trouble finding the costume in his size, so she was going to make one. Here are some other options for Sully that are simple and no-sew. Top it off with the Sully hat or mask shown. …

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Totally Cool Mens Shoes for Halloween Costume Ideas for Frankenstein, Jack Skellington, Steampunk, Mad Hatter

  These shoes available here from Costume Craze are the coolest shoes for a costume that I’ve seen in a while.  The list of costumes they could be used with seems endless: Frankenstein, Jack Skellington, Joker, Ridler, Mad Hatter, Beetlejuice, a vampire, a gangster, Steampunk, it goes on…

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