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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Halloween Questions are less boring in April, right?

I am going to a "Halloween" party in a couple weeks. I own this nurse dress and this nurse cap. In them I look like a realistic, traditional, matronly nurse. I would like to look like a ______, ______, and/or _______ nurse. How do I weird this costume up? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Apr 18, 2013 - 19 answers

Sweet and Sour Couture

How do I dress up as a Chinese Takeaway? [more inside]
posted by dinosaurprincess on Nov 5, 2012 - 12 answers

Pale red head seeks halloween costume ideas...

I'm tall, thin, pale, and short dark red hair. I have a great wardrobe and a floor-length black hooded cape. What can I be for Halloween? V1.36(million) with some limitations... [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Oct 30, 2012 - 12 answers

What costume can I base around white super-high-heel boots?

I'm looking for Halloween costume ideas (for a man) based around an awesome pair of white, patent leather, lace-up, knee-high boots with about a seven-inch heel. Thought of this but Emma Frost is already not a super-well-known character, so I feel like it'll fall flat. But that's the vibe: cross-dressy / gender-bent or straight-boy-drag, rather than full drag.
posted by sixswitch on Oct 30, 2012 - 8 answers

Costume ideas for the creatively challenged

It's been over a decade since I had to dress up for Halloween and I am not very creative. Is there anything I can reasonably do using this flowy green 1930's style dress? [more inside]
posted by missix on Oct 29, 2012 - 14 answers

Help Me Become The Cat Lady from the Uncanny Valley

Halloween CostumeFilter: My idea this year is to dress up as a literal incarnation of a Cat Lady: e.g., regular human clothing in conjunction with as hyper-realistic a cat head/mask as I can come up with. Difficulty: must be finished by this coming Wednesday morning so I can wear it to work! [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Oct 29, 2012 - 1 answer

Baron Samedi and Maman Brigitte. Yea or Nay?

My friend says my Halloween idea might be racist. This took me completely by surprise. I was skeptical, but after stewing over it I'm now looking for a second opinion. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Oct 29, 2012 - 70 answers

what do you call 2 girls in prom dresses and pumpkin-heads?

halloween question: we're 2 ladies wearing these ridiculous orange sparkly pouffy prom dresses, and we're thinking of putting pumpkins on our heads. what clever thing could we be? how could we make our costumes super awesome? we're thinking "pump-queens" or something. can you be more creative than that? something clever or punny would be fantastic! thank you!
posted by andreapandrea on Oct 28, 2012 - 16 answers

Who's got two thumbs and separates the heavens from the earth? This sky!

Piggybacking off this question, my original Halloween costume idea fell through BUT I just obtained some cloud pajamas and I'm trying to think of a way to build a costume around them. I'm a grown-ass man. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by psoas on Oct 26, 2012 - 31 answers

Wabbit Twacks

I need an Elmer Fudd hat for a halloween costume. Where can I find something like this in New York? [more inside]
posted by to sir with millipedes on Oct 25, 2012 - 5 answers

Ladies need male or androgynous costumes to look hot in

Gender bending costume ideas for a formal-ish occasion for two ladies: one on the tallish and thinnish side, one on the shortish and curvyish. [more inside]
posted by jetsetlag on Oct 24, 2012 - 15 answers

what are good halloween costumes for black vinyl catsuits?

i have a black vinyl catsuit (from when i was the baroness a few halloweens ago) that i'd like to use in this year's costume, except that i don't know what this year's costume is going to be yet, and i'm trying not to be lazy and just do the baroness again. please hope me, ask metafilter! [more inside]
posted by lia on Oct 23, 2012 - 23 answers

Incorporating a Red Union Suit into Fancy Dress!

Costume ideas revolving around a red union suit? [more inside]
posted by _superconductor on Oct 23, 2012 - 31 answers

What are the must-hit events for a San Francisco Halloween?

Please help us experience an American-style Halloween in the San Francisco Bay Area (ages 20s-30s). For us I think this means finding the most highly recommend of: 1). A big event crammed with people in their best arty / sexy outfits (like SEAF Seduction, or Decompression if it were reinvented as a Halloween event), 2) An amazing haunted house, 3) Maybe a corn maze or similar? What are your strongest recommendations? [more inside]
posted by anonymisc on Oct 18, 2012 - 5 answers

How to look like something you can't see?

How do I dress as a black hole for Halloween? [more inside]
posted by pompelmo on Oct 18, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me work with green high density foam

I am at the "what have I gotten myself into THIS year?" portion of the costume making season and am struggling with my material choice - 1 inch thick green high density foam. [more inside]
posted by dirtdirt on Oct 18, 2012 - 13 answers

Beetlejuice Beetlejuice Beetlejuice

I plan on being Miss Argentina, the blue-skinned, slit-wrist Afterlife Receptionist from Beetlejuice for Halloween. What free typeface should I use to print the sash? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Oct 18, 2012 - 6 answers

How do I make myself look like Archer for Halloween?

Make me look like Sterling Archer for Halloween. I want to look just like the "animated" version of him. I don't just want to wear a tux and color my hair. Need tips on "animating" a suit, painting my face, getting contact lenses, and getting my hair just right. [more inside]
posted by farmersckn on Oct 13, 2012 - 10 answers

Sorry, another Halloween costume idea...

Halloween costume filter - I have the dress, now what should I be? [more inside]
posted by sunshine37 on Oct 11, 2012 - 11 answers

This hellish tech startup trafficking in souls needs a name

Halloween Filter: Help me with a name and tagline(s) for my 'business' of getting people to sign over their soul to eternal damnation. Tech startup parodies most welcome. [more inside]
posted by subject_verb_remainder on Oct 11, 2012 - 28 answers

Use the Schwartz for Halloween!

Halloween Costume Advice - Help me BARF, Lone Starr! [more inside]
posted by PlutoniumX on Oct 9, 2012 - 15 answers

I have a pink suit, now I need a costume idea

Usually I love Halloween and think of a costume months in advance. For some reason I felt stuck this year until I saw a totally awesome bubble-gum pink suit at Goodwill. It fits me perfectly and I want to wear it, but... what should I be? [more inside]
posted by ezrainch on Oct 4, 2012 - 40 answers

Dressing kid as Psy for Halloween

Gangnam Filter. I'm dressing my 4-year-old as Psy for Halloween. Ideas welcome. [more inside]
posted by k8t on Oct 2, 2012 - 20 answers

I have no idea what I am doing.

I am looking for costume ideas which include a horse head mask? [more inside]
posted by ~Bert on Sep 28, 2012 - 49 answers

Wiggle wiggle wiggle, yeah!

I need costume suggestions for an LMFAO themed Halloween party. [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Sep 28, 2012 - 14 answers

Baby's First Halloween

Geeky (or just really really cute) Halloween costume suggestions for baby. [more inside]
posted by HMSSM on Sep 21, 2012 - 37 answers

This TARDIS was made for walking

TARDIS-filter: My partner and I have vaguely-substantiated plans to go as Doctor Who (10th ed.) and the TARDIS for Halloween. I will be the TARDIS, because blinky-light-headbands are cool now. [more inside]
posted by jetlagaddict on Sep 4, 2012 - 7 answers

Halloween make-up for black skin?

My African-American son has darkish brown skin, say, like Eddie Murphy or Will Smith. For Halloween, he wants to be a dead soccer player, not exactly a zombie, though. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by bluedaisy on Oct 30, 2011 - 8 answers

This American Halloween.

Help me take my Ira Glass costume to the next level. [more inside]
posted by Fister Roboto on Oct 29, 2011 - 27 answers

the big bad wolf

I want to make this crazy awesome wolf helmet for my Halloween costume. Is there a quick, relatively cheap way to do that? [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Oct 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Jennifer seeks Government

SeattleHalloweenCostumeFilter: how to put a logo on my face? [more inside]
posted by Sauce Trough on Oct 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Original costumes involving a Viking helmet

Viking Halloween: I have a plastic horned viking helmet. I need fun, original ideas for a Halloween costume that includes it. [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten on Oct 27, 2011 - 29 answers

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