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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

Costume Query

I'm almost done with my Booker DeWitt costume for DragonCon - only thing left to do now is to finish the shirt. But seriously, what is up with this shirt? Can someone, accomplished costume-maker or otherwise, make sense of my reference image? [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Aug 21, 2013 - 10 answers

My lovely lady hoops...

Hoop me! I am going to a Steampunk con and have bought a bustle skirt. This is awesome! However, when I got it, it wasn't as full as I expected. I contacted the Etsy seller and she said she photographs them with a hoop skirt she got years ago. Super! So, where do I get one? I'm looking on Amazon and there are so many. I don't even know where to start because the reviews are all over the place. [more inside]
posted by sio42 on Aug 2, 2013 - 16 answers

Is this an actual dress that's available to buy (or is it custom-made)?

I am looking for the dress worn by the character "Ruth" in the Pedro Almodóvar film I'm So Excited. Is this dress (same style and fabric) available for purchase? [link to photo of dress inside] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 1, 2013 - 4 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

What is this Game of Thrones character wearing under his shirt?

Ser Jorah Mormont of Bear Island, the knight exiled from Westeros, spends a lot of time in season 2 of Game of Thrones with his shirt half open (thank you, Gods). But one thing has been bugging me. What is the leather strap he always has on underneath his shirt? It's the piece that goes over one shoulder, across his chest, and under his other arm. Is it just a costumey accessory to make him look like a rugged medieval cowboy, or does it serve a practical purpose?
posted by keep it under cover on Jun 21, 2013 - 7 answers

How can I make space suits for a low-budget film?

I have signed on to provide costumes for a microbudget film. I've done this before, but all I did was thrifting and light modification; this time, we need space suits. [more inside]
posted by thesmallmachine on May 7, 2013 - 10 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

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

Need help figuring out a steampunk-y-ish sorta costume thing.

I am not at all into the steampunk scene. But for the fun of it, I'm going to this in a couple of months. A friend of mine has been to it regularly, and has persuaded me to join her for the evening. So I need to figure out a costume. I'd like to keep total spend under $100-$150, if at all possible. [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on Mar 21, 2013 - 16 answers

Biff’s green tracksuit.

I'm looking for Biff Tannen’s green Adidas tracksuit. [more inside]
posted by Start with Dessert on Mar 16, 2013 - 7 answers

Honey, You Look Cold

I'm years late to the party but I have just started playing Dragon Age: Origins. I am having a problem with Morrigan. [more inside]
posted by DWRoelands on Feb 18, 2013 - 6 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

Help me get started with costuming!

I know nothing about costuming or sewing, and I don't have a lot of space to do it. Help me get set up and learning how to put together basic clothing/costumes in my apartment! [more inside]
posted by gchucky on Dec 28, 2012 - 17 answers

Theory of style

Seeking scholarly and otherwise fascinating essays on costume history, especially ideas that made you re-think your understanding of fashion design, department store display, shopping, tailoring, the representation of clothes in history painting, material culture, theory of style, couture, etc [more inside]
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Dec 18, 2012 - 7 answers

We three costumes

Please give me ideas for a fancy dress costume for 3 adults. A 60-year-old (but look/act decades younger) couple and their late-20s child. They need to be WARM as they will be worn outdoors on New Year's Eve in a Cornish seaside town, but it also needs to be possible to eat a restaurant meal in them. [more inside]
posted by Acheman on Dec 16, 2012 - 11 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

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

one pill makes you larger, the other makes you small

[costume filter] My toddler daughter and I are going as Alice in Wonderland this Halloween. I will be representing Alice after she has eaten the cookie that makes her grow, and my daughter will be Alice after drinking the drink that makes her small. What visual techniques can I use to enhance this? [more inside]
posted by dipolemoment on Oct 2, 2012 - 9 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

I wanna be your super hero... of some ridiculousness

Alright MeFites, help me rock yet another themed birthday party. [more inside]
posted by Quincy on Sep 27, 2012 - 9 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

Give me your ideas and nobody gets hurt...

Creative costume ideas for a cops and robbers theme party for a plus size lady. [more inside]
posted by wuzandfuzz on Sep 1, 2012 - 20 answers

Where Do You Put Out A Casting Call For A Personal Project?

I am shooting a music video next month. It's a personal portfolio project and while my social group has stepped in beautifully, I still need people with certain traits/looks. Is there a place online I can post a listing to while also being upfront that it is an unpaid/volunteer gig? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Jul 31, 2012 - 8 answers

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