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Sometimes it's just a prop.

Turning a cigarillo into a costume prop. [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Aug 30, 2010 - 14 answers

Dreams and Nightmares Costume Ideas

I need costume ideas for the theme "dreams and nightmares"! [more inside]
posted by t-rex on Aug 24, 2010 - 24 answers

No clever pun as costume, I need freakin' scary!

Halloween filter: Someone else started it! But yeah, please help me, too. I need a scary costume. [more inside]
posted by Eicats on Aug 6, 2010 - 17 answers

No lingerie + animal ears a la Mean Girls

Help me wow my friends with an out there Halloween costume! [more inside]
posted by gumtree on Aug 6, 2010 - 22 answers

60's women's fashion help needed

Stylin' in the swinging 60's [more inside]
posted by I_Love_Bananas on Aug 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Anything but Clothes, Ideas needed!

Need ABC (Anything but clothes) costume idea. Looked everywhere and I can't find anything really creative. [more inside]
posted by Cubanisimo on Jul 19, 2010 - 21 answers

My 80's memories stop at shaving my hair, Cyndi Lauper style in 1985.

Costume-filter: 1989 theme. Family of four. Suggestions, please? [more inside]
posted by malibustacey9999 on Jul 4, 2010 - 16 answers

Help me find the name for my new favorite pants

What are these pants (on the girl) called, so that I can I find them/a pattern for them? From the Bollywood routine on So You Think You Can Dance last night. The slit and the billoweyness when she spins are the key aspects of why I love these.
posted by Sweetdefenestration on Jun 24, 2010 - 3 answers

Where can I find pasties in NYC for a mermaid costume?

I'm trying to put together a last minute costume for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade this Saturday, and need some pasties with tassels. Ideally I'm going for something somewhat classy in an old-school burlesque style, like this, but would also settle for something basic like this, that I could decorate at home with sparkly glitter and whatnot. Because of the timing I can't shop online, so need to find a store in NYC (preferably Manhattan or Brooklyn). Any ideas, metafilter? Thanks!!
posted by bobafet on Jun 17, 2010 - 6 answers

I promise to shoot first if you help me.

Inexpensive but decent Han Solo costume...for a curvy girl? [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Jun 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Designing for the decadant belly dancer!

Looking for book recommendations for bead work and belly dance costuming. [more inside]
posted by Attackpanda on Jun 3, 2010 - 3 answers

Make Me an Air Hostess!

I wanna look like a 60s air hostess. Where can I find a dress like this and boots like these? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 2, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me figure out a costume! What's a costume? I have no idea…

Help this costume-newb be amazing. [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on May 20, 2010 - 12 answers

Flaaaaaaaashdriiiiiiiiiives

Help me make computer zombie costumes for my drama class students. [more inside]
posted by HeroZero on May 20, 2010 - 7 answers

I need a LOST costume!

I'm going to a Lost-themed costume party and need a costume! [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on May 20, 2010 - 34 answers

It's as if it's trying to stay a secret identity.

Where online did I recently see for sale an instant superhero or superhero kit-type costume for adults that included a cape, goggles, and maybe a flight helmet? [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow on Apr 21, 2010 - 5 answers

Spending time in a large, goofy costume

What did you do to occupy yourself while in a large, goofy costume? [more inside]
posted by bwilms on Apr 13, 2010 - 26 answers

Help me Obi Wan

I need help coming up with a costume for a pre-existing alien (no inventing my own). [more inside]
posted by duckierose on Apr 6, 2010 - 24 answers

Simple guys 60's outfit?

Quick and simple "60's" outfit for a guy who has to go to a theme party. Any ideas??
posted by tonyx3 on Mar 4, 2010 - 12 answers

Steer me to a bit of SNL from 30+ years ago.

Vintage SNL filmed bit with birds wearing costumes. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Feb 3, 2010 - 4 answers

Mythical and legendary costumes

Myths & Legends: Costume idea help please! [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Jan 8, 2010 - 7 answers

New Years Party Costume Ideas?

I'm going to a New Year's party. The theme is the 00 decade, and I can dress as any event/ figure from this decade. Ideas for something clever/ fun/ cute? I'm a short blonde girl, if it helps. Thanks!
posted by howgenerica on Dec 31, 2009 - 21 answers

Creative ideas for a party

What short, creative performances can guests put on at my party to entertain themselves? [more inside]
posted by Kateruba on Dec 1, 2009 - 11 answers

Zig a zag ahhh!

Help me dress as a rock star for Christmas! My office Christmas party theme is come as your favourite rock star and I need ideas! [more inside]
posted by Jubey on Nov 29, 2009 - 14 answers

Help me dress up as a dead celebrity!

Costume Party Filter : Going to a "Dead Celebrity" costume party in a couple weeks and am having trouble coming up with any good ideas that aren't going to be done 100 times over. [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on Nov 10, 2009 - 31 answers

Opening credits costume

For Halloween, I want to dress up as the opening credits sequence to some TV show. But which show? [more inside]
posted by painquale on Oct 31, 2009 - 28 answers

Using spirit gum to attach a prosthetic near my real hair

Tell me about using spirit gum near my actual hair. [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Oct 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Zombie cowboy wants naaaaaaames.

What are some good names for a zombie cowboy? [more inside]
posted by hilaritas on Oct 29, 2009 - 47 answers

"I am Batman"

Halloween costume: "Casual Batman". Help me come up with bat-gadget ideas! [more inside]
posted by Glendale on Oct 29, 2009 - 18 answers

Where would I find a black fedora and black sunglasses for a Blues Brothers costume by Saturday morning?

Where would I find a black fedora and black sunglasses for a Blues Brothers costume by Saturday morning? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Oct 28, 2009 - 8 answers

Yes, I've got a lulu. Why?

Where can I find reasonably detailed reference images of smart everyday women's clothes from the 1940s, 50s and early 60s? [more inside]
posted by stuck on an island on Oct 28, 2009 - 19 answers

Make me deathly pale!

DeathFilter: How can I make my arms, chest, and neck look paler without getting white stuff everywhere? [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian! on Oct 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Halloween Costumes for a Couple

Please post some cool ideas for Halloween costumes for a couple! [more inside]
posted by demagogue on Oct 26, 2009 - 32 answers

Sexy Library!

Costume-filter: I would like to dress as a library for Halloween. How can I accomplish this in an inexpensive, recognizable, maneuverable/non-bulky way (aside from sticking random books to my bum?) [more inside]
posted by chara on Oct 26, 2009 - 8 answers

How do I make a costume out of a wedding dress?

How can I turn a wedding dress into a Halloween costume without destroying the thing? [more inside]
posted by libertypie on Oct 26, 2009 - 12 answers

Halloween Costume Filter: Hobbes plush in Toronto?

Where can I get a Hobbes or Hobbes-lookalike plus toy in Toronto this week? I just made the last minute decision to go as Calvin & Hobbes for Halloween, where can I find an appropriate stuffed tiger on short notice? Bonus points for help with other costume elements, thanks!
posted by JPDD on Oct 26, 2009 - 11 answers

Where can I buy a toy gun that can be made to look like Bruce Willis' in the 5th Element movie?

Help me complete my 5th Element movie bruce willis costume please! I'm looking for a toy gun that looks sort of like his in the movie. Would like to keep it under $15, just looking for something close. I don't mind painting it or doing some slight modification.
posted by I like to eat meat on Oct 25, 2009 - 10 answers

I want to give off a vibe of 'anime' without being a particular character.

[AnimeCostumeFilter] What are some elements that could make up a 'generic anime costume'? [more inside]
posted by jacalata on Oct 25, 2009 - 13 answers

when the clock strikes half past 6, babe

How can I make a Mac Tonight head? [more inside]
posted by troika on Oct 25, 2009 - 4 answers

Kid's Lincoln costume in Austin, TX.

Where can I buy a little boy's size M or L Abraham Lincoln costume in Austin, TX for less than $35? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2009 - 2 answers

How do I get Dolly Parton's cleavage?

How can I get cheap, comfortable, semi-realistic giant fake breasts for Halloween? Yes, I'm going as Dolly Parton. I'm also a girl with some already not-insignificant boobs going on. (And yeah, we may well be overthinking this giant plate of beans.) [more inside]
posted by web-goddess on Oct 24, 2009 - 15 answers

Help me find an Artie, The Strongest Man In The World Shirt for Halloween!

I want to be Artie the Strongest Man in the World from the Adventures of Pete and Pete 90s Nickelodeon show....BUT I can't find a shirt that is anything close HELP! [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Oct 23, 2009 - 13 answers

HalloweenCostumeFilter: Bruce Wayne

I'm thinking of being Bruce Wayne (not Batman) for Halloween. Any tips on pulling this off, or nice touches you can think of?
posted by Jacen Solo on Oct 22, 2009 - 34 answers

Yet another HalloweenCostumeFilter. Sorry.

Halloweencostumefilter: I've been racking my brain to come up with a good Halloween costume to wear to work, but I can't seem to come up with anything. Limitations: (pants, physical job, not overly sexy) [more inside]
posted by mollymayhem on Oct 22, 2009 - 22 answers

What would Jesus wear on Halloween?

My teenaged son want to dress up as Jesus. He has the hair, but he wants a robe like Jesus wore. However, he doesn't want a crappy polyester costume-shop robe. Also both of us refuse to sew anything. So -- what would be a good Jesus-robe (or just any plausible Jesuswear. This would be daywear, not Jesus eveningwear) that we could buy, in a nice natural fabric? and we're in New York City so if you have specific suggestions for stores that would be even better.
posted by DMelanogaster on Oct 21, 2009 - 20 answers

What to be for halloween?

Where in NYC can I buy or get the materials to create a simple (easy to wear and not too expensive) Halloween costume? I also need to think of a simple historical or pop-culture figure to be. Thank you, hive-mind! [more inside]
posted by ac on Oct 20, 2009 - 11 answers

What TV character to be for Halloween?

HalloweenCosutmeFilter: I'm tall blonde girl...help me come up with a TV-themed Halloween costume idea! [more inside]
posted by just_ducky on Oct 20, 2009 - 24 answers

BDSM costume ideas, please!

Looking for an original costume idea for Halloween at a BDSM club. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 17, 2009 - 17 answers

Imaginary superhero/supervillain costume

I have a week to come up with a superhero(ine)/supervillain costume. This should not be an existing character. [more inside]
posted by jeather on Oct 17, 2009 - 13 answers

Non-obvious devil costume

Yet another Halloween costume question: I'd like to go as His Infernal Majesty, the Prince of Darkness. But not the obvious horns-and-tail-and-pitchfork version... [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Oct 17, 2009 - 37 answers

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