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Costumefilter, difficulty level: Conceptual and Beanplated.

How do I design a costume that represents the Fear of Heights? [more inside]
posted by tabubilgirl on Nov 4, 2014 - 11 answers

Where to find a non-sexy, non-phallic squid costume?

My girlfriend has been searching without luck for a squid costume, one that meets her requirements. How to find one? [more inside]
posted by johngoren on Nov 1, 2014 - 1 answer

How do I "sexify" my bug costume?

How do I make my cockroach costume "sexy" in a really obnoxious way. [more inside]
posted by Captain Chesapeake on Oct 30, 2014 - 45 answers

Halloween costume for a female with very short blonde hair

I am a female with short dark blonde hair. It suddenly occurs to me that I need a Halloween costume, but I hate wearing wigs and I'm not going to color my hair. What can I dress up as that makes use of this hairstyle? We've already got Claire Underwood, Switch from The Matrix, Twiggy, and Patricia from the movie Breathless on the list--so we don't need those. [more inside]
posted by elizeh on Oct 30, 2014 - 23 answers

How to achieve Calvin's hair with much longer hair

For Halloween this year, my 11 year old son is being Calvin of Calvin and Hobbes. We've sorted out his costume, but I am having a hard time figuring out what to do with his hair. My son's hair, (seen here) is much longer than Calvin's. How can we style his hair, which he has no desire to cut, into a style that still evokes Calvin?
posted by Nimmie Amee on Oct 25, 2014 - 9 answers

Evil Circus Roustabout Costume Help

We are going to a Halloween party where the theme is "sinister circus." My husband wants to go as a wicked roustabout. He's all set with a belt full of rope and carabiners, old-fashioned, tattered clothes and oil smudges on his face. He even made up a batch of blue rock candy (which if you're a Breaking Bad fan you'll get.) Problem is... [more inside]
posted by Fenriss on Oct 24, 2014 - 12 answers

"What has Luis Suarez done now?!"

I want to be Vampire Luis Suarez for Halloween. I have the soccer kit, I have the fangs, I have the soccer ball. I just need some good fake blood to put around my mouth - blood that won't stain a polyester soccer shirt. [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on Oct 21, 2014 - 9 answers

One of these days I'm gonna get costumizized

I'd really like to pull off a Travis Bickle costume for Halloween, but I'd really really like to do it without having to shave my head. Help me find the perfect mohawk wig/prosthetic/something! [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Oct 20, 2014 - 2 answers

Help With Zombie Makeup, But Not Really Gross Zombie Makeup

So, my kid wants to be a zombie for Halloween. Fine. But stuff that is too scary gives him nightmares. I do not think he can deal with most of the zombie masks you can find in costume stores. And also I don't want to scare the little kids that will be at the places we are going. [more inside]
posted by emjaybee on Oct 6, 2014 - 16 answers

Help me make a Wadsworth costume for Halloween

This year for Halloween I will be part of a group going as the main cast of Clue. Help me pull off an amazing Wadsworth (i.e. the butler). [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Oct 5, 2014 - 3 answers

Help with Circus/Carnival themed costumes for a tall, cheap curmudgeon?

Help me put together a circus/carnival themed Halloween costume for a pub crawl. [more inside]
posted by saladin on Oct 1, 2014 - 9 answers

This is Halloween, This is Halloween...

Where's the best place online to buy quality baby Halloween costumes? [more inside]
posted by erst on Sep 26, 2014 - 8 answers

Make Me Mason

Since my most recent haircut has made me look a bit like Mason Verger off NBC's Hannibal ( proof) I've decided to make it my Halloween costume this year. I want to focus on his first appearance in the white fur-trimmed coat. ( Like this ) What the hell is he wearing and where can I find a reasonable look alike within the month? Something cheap enough that I don't have to work it into my daily wardrobe to justify buying it. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Sep 24, 2014 - 12 answers

Ideas for literary or science knuckle tats for Halloween

Looking for knuckle tattoo ideas from which to base costume off of for Halloween - 2 word phrases about literature or science. Help? [more inside]
posted by barchan on Sep 10, 2014 - 42 answers

Recommendations on a costume seamstress in NYC?

My fiancee has a costume piece that needs to be taken in a bit. The piece has boning and is somewhat complex, and we'd like to find a seamster/seamstress in NYC who has experience with boning to able to alter it. Can you recommend someone? [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Aug 5, 2014 - 2 answers

Help Make Me the Living Tribunal

I need some recommendations for fake muscles and/or a girdle (middle?) a Living Tribunal costume I'm thinking of putting together for NY Comic Con. [more inside]
posted by Sangermaine on Jul 9, 2014 - 2 answers

How to find TV/film costuming internships in or near LA?

I'm an apparel student from the Midwest, looking for a wardrobe/costuming internship in LA for the summer of 2015. Help me track one down? [more inside]
posted by jaynedanger on Apr 28, 2014 - 4 answers

Fancy Dress Filter - Theme: Cartoons

HELP - I'm having a costume crisis. What easily-recognisable cartoon character can I, a mid-height slim lady dress as, that isn't a sleazy she-ra or a dull disney princess? [more inside]
posted by greenish on Apr 4, 2014 - 33 answers

Where to get a REAL Santa suit?

Where to get a REAL Santa suit? I don't want a costume! I want something I can wear as I work outside in the winter, real functional clothes that happen to be red and lined with white fur. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Dec 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Tips on Portraying Santa Claus?

I have to portray Santa Claus at my library in a few weeks and would appreciate some suggestions! [more inside]
posted by cinemafiend on Nov 22, 2013 - 8 answers

My pooch is a never-nude

On Saturday we have a community street festival here in Perth, and I need my little Clyde to win the whole damn dog show. [more inside]
posted by honey-barbara on Nov 12, 2013 - 11 answers

It rubs the lotion on its skin...

I'm looking to find / make / adapt a costume for a fine art photoshoot that I'm currently planning. The character in the picture is one from myth, who is said to have a skirt made from flayed human skin. Short of sending Ramsay Snow's a raven or becoming Buffalo Bill, how can I put together a costume that will look as creepy-beautiful as I need? [more inside]
posted by gmb on Nov 12, 2013 - 12 answers

I want to wear a petticoat.

History/literature freak here. For the longest time, I've harbored a secret desire to go, in full costume, to an "historical" event that was 100% historically accurate. Where should I look? [more inside]
posted by Miss T.Horn on Nov 7, 2013 - 15 answers

Arcade Fire costume

What's the best way to make a fire costume? What kind of store should I go to buy what I need? [more inside]
posted by esprit de l'escalier on Oct 31, 2013 - 9 answers

What's an adequate symbol?

For Halloween this time, my wife, kids, and I will don our alter-egos as made-up superheroes and villains. I will be the acceptably nefarious Dr. Adequate. What would be a good symbol to put on my shirt? I thought maybe an equal sign or a standard distribution curve. Any other ideas? Is there a simple symbol of pictogram that screams "Adequacy" to you? Thanks!
posted by Shohn on Oct 30, 2013 - 43 answers

How can I make my "red tape menace" costume theme more clear

11th hour costume question: how can I make the theme behind "red tape menace" (bureaucratic Russian, with literal red tape) more apparent? As I'm in charge of reviewing public applications of sorts, I have been called a "red tape machine" by family members, and I like the general idea/joke, especially as this is a costume to wear to work. The elements of my costume can be seen here. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 29, 2013 - 15 answers

Where to buy a parasol in Portland?

I am going as a Victorian character for Halloween and need a black lace parasol by tomorrow night. I'm looking for something in this style. As usual, I've left it too late to order online. Halloween pop up shops don't have this. Any idea where else can I find this type of parasol in the Portland, OR area? I've already been to Cargo and Uwajimaya without success. Thanks!
posted by Tiye on Oct 29, 2013 - 10 answers

Another Twenties costume question

Unusual 1920s costume ideas wanted/ how to '20s-style a kimono [more inside]
posted by runincircles on Oct 29, 2013 - 11 answers

Do you think Hannibal ever slobs out in sweats?

My Halloween party is tomorrow. Yay! My workload is much heavier than anticipated. Boo! I need all your suggestions for fast, impactful, and easy costume and party favor ideas. Details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Oct 25, 2013 - 9 answers

What costumes could make use of purple hair?

Which Halloween costumes could make use of purple hair? [more inside]
posted by Polychrome on Oct 25, 2013 - 31 answers

FX show Archer: What hairstyle does Pam have?

On the animated show Archer, Pam Poovey has her hair up in some kind of pseudo-bun apparatus (possibly a french twist?). What is her hairstyle and where can I find instructions for recreating it? [more inside]
posted by mikurski on Oct 22, 2013 - 4 answers

What did or would Walter Sobchak's dog tags say?

I'm working on a costume of being Walter Sobchak from The Big Lebowski. I want to get dog tags made up. What's on them? [more inside]
posted by artlung on Oct 21, 2013 - 14 answers

Need a cheap necklace that resembles ice cubes

I'm going as a Singapore Sling for Halloween. I'm looking for a necklace that resembles ice. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Oct 19, 2013 - 9 answers

Best options for airbender temporary tattoos/clothing in LA?

I'm trying to create an pretty good airbender/air nomad costume for halloween. In particular I'm looking for advice on people I might turn to in Los Angeles to temporarily give me the iconic arrow tattoos. Do I want body paint? Henna tattoos? Something else? What do I need to be aware of if I've never done anything like this before? Also interested in any tips for putting together the red/yellow outfit -- either pieces I could buy off the shelf (over the internet or locally) that are close, or people I could go to.
posted by weston on Oct 18, 2013 - 2 answers

Would this Halloween costume be offensive to trans* people or allies?

I have an idea for a costume for our Halloween party that involves my not only dressing in drag but also explicitly calling out the fact that a guy dressing in drag shouldn't be as big a deal as it often is. Seems like a good idea to me - but as a white, cis, straight male I want to be sure I'm aware of any offense I might give to less privileged groups before making a final decision on whether to go through with the costume. [more inside]
posted by solotoro on Oct 18, 2013 - 35 answers

I know, I know... another Halloween costume question

I am completely stumped this year for Halloween, and my fall back idea has been commandeered. Slightly nerdy ideas are encouraged, and while I am usually okay with being completely unsexy and going as a dude, I'm kind of burnt out on that route this year. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Quincy on Oct 17, 2013 - 18 answers

Let me know and I'll Blade Run out and buy it

Going as Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford in Blade Runner) for Halloween. I found a trenchcoat and toy blaster on Ebay that are close enough. Can you help me find something similar to his shirt and tie? [more inside]
posted by supercres on Oct 17, 2013 - 3 answers

You're Dressed as The Who?

Suppose that strangers and friends tell you, on a semi-regular basis, that you bear a noticeable resemblance to a young Pete Townshend of The Who. Further suppose you want to capitalize on that resemblance by going as Pete Townshend for Halloween. What do you do for a costume? [more inside]
posted by gauche on Oct 16, 2013 - 22 answers

DANGER ZONE!

Help me find a Lana Kane dress for my Halloween costume? Snowflakes inside.. [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Oct 16, 2013 - 6 answers

What kind of tie is Hilbert wearing?

I'm considering dressing as the mathematician David Hilbert for Halloween. I'm using as reference that one famous photo of him in the Panama hat that shows up every time someone talks about him. But I can't really tell what kind of tie/cravat/neckerchief he's wearing. What is that, and where can I find one?
posted by ErWenn on Oct 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Halloween-costume making tips for the non-crafty

My son would like something like these fuzzy pant legs for his Halloween costume, and I'm wondering if I might be able to make something instead. However, I'm not especially crafty. [more inside]
posted by bluedaisy on Oct 6, 2013 - 8 answers

How do I make a hail storm costume for a Toddler?

My brother calls his daughter, Hailey, HailStorm. He wants her (she's 20 months) to be a hail storm for Halloween. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by SuzySmith on Oct 3, 2013 - 21 answers

Medieval scholarly costume on the cheap.

Halloween is coming, which means it's costume time. This year I've decided to go with a medieval theme, so that I can also have something to wear to the Renfaire which comes around in November. I have a vague idea that I'd like to dress as some kind of wandering scholar or scribe (it would allow me to wear glasses and is a nod to my academic real-life persona) but I don't really have a lot of ideas for how to make that awesome (or even really recognizable). I would like to keep the costume more on the realistic/historical side of the costume continuum than the funny/cheesy side, as much as is reasonable. I also am pretty broke, so I want to keep the Buying of Things to a bare minimum. I am happy to scrounge and to craft -- my main handicap there is that I do not have access to a sewing machine, nor do I even know how to use one, but I am otherwise pretty resourceful. How can I build a good costume around this?
posted by Scientist on Oct 3, 2013 - 9 answers

Help on my Bandit Keith cosplay (sooo many buttons!)

I've decided I will be cosplaying Bandit Keith from YuGiOh at my next convention. I've found an appropriate jean vest which I will be dying black (hard to tell if it should be black jean or leather). I'm still looking for the most patriotic bandanna in existence. But what I'm most concerned about is the shear number of gold buttons spread out on the jacket. [more inside]
posted by gzimmer on Sep 27, 2013 - 4 answers

'90s sitcom redheads?

Help me brainstorm a list of red-headed sitcom characters from the 1990s. [more inside]
posted by ashputtel on Sep 27, 2013 - 24 answers

Satyr-day Night Fever

Looking for a tutorial / advice on making satyr-style digitigrade stilts for a Halloween costume. [more inside]
posted by LSK on Sep 26, 2013 - 1 answer

Facial Hair for Halloween

Last year I was Walter White, the year before I was Ned Flanders, and before that I was Magnum PI. I'd like to keep up the tradition of using my beard/moustache in a Halloween costume, but I don't really have any ideas this year. [more inside]
posted by Copronymus on Sep 24, 2013 - 35 answers

Advice for a homemade zombie animal Halloween costume?

My kid wants to be a zombie weasel for Halloween. Help me make it awesome! [more inside]
posted by kostia on Sep 13, 2013 - 6 answers

Costume suggestions: female character from a book.

It's the time of year for Halloween costume suggestions again! I work at a university library, and usually some of the staff dress up on Halloween. This year, we're considering suggesting the costumes be characters from books. Who do I pick? [more inside]
posted by telophase on Sep 6, 2013 - 39 answers

Tell me about masquerade balls in central New England.

It has been too long since I went to a costume party, but I am not really into the Halloween bar scene. I am looking for: a crowd wearing nice costumes in an interesting venue; something that's kind of special. I am not looking for: "I'll wear a bathrobe and say I'm a Jedi, let's go drinking!" crowds. More Venetian carnival, less "this fuzzy pimp hat was all that was left at iParty." [more inside]
posted by usonian on Sep 4, 2013 - 4 answers

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