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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Looking for LARGE "Swifty Lazar" type glasses

Does anyone know where I can buy LARGE, fake black square type glasses that Swifty Lazar wore? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Aug 1, 2013 - 6 answers

Favorite fairy tales - steampunk costume insppiration

So the local steampunk group is having a fairy tale steampunk event this fall, and I'm super excited. I used to read all the color title fairy tale books when I was younger, but it's been a while. What fairy tales would you recommend for me to read, for costume inspiration? [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl on Apr 9, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me find this officer's uniform from the 1955 movie "French Cancan"?

There's a character in the 1955 movie "French Cancan" who wears a very fancy uniform. He wears a light blue double-breasted jacket with white braid and bright red pants with stripes on the sides. I think it is some kind of old fashioned military dress uniform. You can see the outfit 0.26 seconds into the trailer (warning:there are 26 seconds of cancan dancing first). My question is: (1) What sort of uniform was this? Or is it just a costume they made up for the movie? (2) Where/how could a modern person most affordably get a similar outfit of sufficiently good quality to wear around town at fancy occasions that are not Halloween?
posted by steinwald on Jan 13, 2013 - 9 answers

Dress me up for the end of the world!

Help me dress like the end of the world! [more inside]
posted by superlibby on Dec 10, 2012 - 18 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

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

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

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

Having F3arful difficulty finding this jacket

Help me find a jacket as exactly like this as possible, of any material, as cheap as possible. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Jul 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me find my superpower

People of Metafilter who run long distances in funny outfits! People of Metafilter who like inventing alcohol themed superheroes! Help me come up with a costume and superhero identity for the SoCal Ragnar Relay. [more inside]
posted by rhythm and booze on Apr 13, 2012 - 16 answers

Help me find a supervillan costume!

I've been invited to a supervillan costume party. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by robot-hugs on Mar 11, 2012 - 21 answers

What hilarious thing gets you kicked out of heaven?

I need help making a list of sins -- the funnier the better. [more inside]
posted by Pwoink on Nov 10, 2011 - 32 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

I have a top hat, now what?

So I have a top hat. 1) What can I pair it with for Halloween that isn't some outlandish character*, and 2) how can I wear it on days that are not Halloween and not look like I'm (trying to) dress way up? [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Oct 27, 2011 - 30 answers

Where can I find an airline pilot uniform in NYC?

Help me find an airline pilot uniform in or near New York City. Tomorrow! [more inside]
posted by bassomatic on Oct 27, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me dress my dog for Halloween!

Help me come up with an awesome Halloween costume for my dog! [more inside]
posted by southpaw on Oct 17, 2011 - 26 answers

Mexican "Day of the Dead"-themed Costumes

Halloween costume filter: Inspired by this AskMe, my wife & I have decided to go for Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)-themed costumes. Interested in any and all ideas both for costumes themselves and face-painting patterns (and floral accessories!). A few possibilities we've been looking at: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5. But open to anything. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Oct 14, 2011 - 15 answers

How on earth can I use these big black wings for Halloween?

I fell in love with, and bought, a big expensive pair of black wings at an anime con earlier this year. I would love to actually get some use out of them and wear them at Halloween, but... as what? Ideally, what could I go as that I wouldn't have to constantly explain what I was supposed to be? [more inside]
posted by tomboko on Oct 8, 2011 - 32 answers

Halloween costumes for a "Masquerade Macabre"

Halloween costume filter: My wife and I (couple in our early/mid 30s) are thinking about going to this Halloween party (currently second item down), titled "Masquerade Macabre." The organizers' suggested themes for costumes are below the fold. More inclined toward renting, but DIY is possible, too. Prefer an idea that works for a couple, but any suggestions appreciated! [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Oct 3, 2011 - 8 answers

No umbrella means he'll have to be P-chan instead.

Where can I buy a red paper umbrella/parasol in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by methroach on Sep 26, 2011 - 9 answers

I've already got the husband and suckling babe part down...

Where might I procure a cheap old timey laced vest for a nerdy Game of Thrones Halloween costume? [more inside]
posted by ifjuly on Sep 23, 2011 - 10 answers

What would YOU wear to a zombie apocalypse?

I'm running in a Zombie Infected 5k Obstacle Course. I could dress as a casual runner caught in the apocalypse, but where's the fun in that? [more inside]
posted by CPAGirl on Sep 21, 2011 - 19 answers

Does this pvc fitting exist?

CostumeFilter: Help me identify this plumbing/pvc pipe fitting! [more inside]
posted by bienbiensuper on Sep 14, 2011 - 6 answers

Toddler dress-up time!

I'd like to start collecting dress up clothes for my toddler daughter, but need ideas and tips. [more inside]
posted by Nickel Pickle on Sep 11, 2011 - 21 answers

Cheap Cowboy Costume

Cowboy Halloween costume on the cheap [more inside]
posted by saladin on Sep 6, 2011 - 14 answers

Glowing light bulbs in my hair: help me wear this piece of art

Help me create a functional light bulb crown! I saw this amazing sculpture at an art walk this week, and I'd like to make it into something wearable for Burning Man. My guess is that I can start by buying this type of bulb, but I need some advice beyond that. Wiring type and strategy? Batteries? How about affixing them to my head? I have long hair and could do something creative with little buns - I want to secure everything in a minimalist way (no baseball hats) so that the focus is on the lights.
posted by red_rabbit on Aug 20, 2011 - 11 answers

I vant to surf your break.

Help me find a surfing video which featured Dracula. [more inside]
posted by notion on Jul 17, 2011 - 4 answers

Virtues and sins costume ideas

Costume ideas needed! The theme: virtues and sins. [more inside]
posted by t-rex on Mar 5, 2011 - 15 answers

the shoes on my feet

quick! low-maint. costume for destiny's child themed party? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish on Feb 12, 2011 - 11 answers

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