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!!
Inexpensive but decent Han Solo costume...for a curvy girl? [more inside]
Looking for book recommendations for bead work and belly dance costuming. [more inside]
I wanna look like a 60s air hostess. Where can I find a dress like this and boots like these? [more inside]
Help this costume-newb be amazing. [more inside]
Help me make computer zombie costumes for my drama class students. [more inside]
I'm going to a Lost-themed costume party and need a costume! [more inside]
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]
What did you do to occupy yourself while in a large, goofy costume? [more inside]
I need help coming up with a costume for a pre-existing alien (no inventing my own). [more inside]
Quick and simple "60's" outfit for a guy who has to go to a theme party. Any ideas??
Vintage SNL filmed bit with birds wearing costumes. [more inside]
Myths & Legends: Costume idea help please! [more inside]
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!
What short, creative performances can guests put on at my party to entertain themselves? [more inside]
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]
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]
For Halloween, I want to dress up as the opening credits sequence to some TV show. But which show? [more inside]
Tell me about using spirit gum near my actual hair. [more inside]
What are some good names for a zombie cowboy? [more inside]
Halloween costume: "Casual Batman". Help me come up with bat-gadget ideas! [more inside]
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]
Where can I find reasonably detailed reference images of smart everyday women's clothes from the 1940s, 50s and early 60s? [more inside]
DeathFilter: How can I make my arms, chest, and neck look paler without getting white stuff everywhere? [more inside]
Please post some cool ideas for Halloween costumes for a couple! [more inside]
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]
How can I turn a wedding dress into a Halloween costume without destroying the thing? [more inside]
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!
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.
[AnimeCostumeFilter] What are some elements that could make up a 'generic anime costume'? [more inside]
How can I make a Mac Tonight head? [more inside]
Where can I buy a little boy's size M or L Abraham Lincoln costume in Austin, TX for less than $35? [more inside]
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]
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]
I'm thinking of being Bruce Wayne (not Batman) for Halloween. Any tips on pulling this off, or nice touches you can think of?
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]
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.
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]
HalloweenCosutmeFilter: I'm tall blonde girl...help me come up with a TV-themed Halloween costume idea! [more inside]
Looking for an original costume idea for Halloween at a BDSM club. [more inside]
I have a week to come up with a superhero(ine)/supervillain costume. This should not be an existing character. [more inside]
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]
Help me find some tshirts from a music video. Barring that, I'm going to need a simple costume that will pass hipster muster. [more inside]
CostumeFilter: I want to go as Sputnik for Halloween. How to best accomplish this? [more inside]
I want my halloween costume to be (primarily but not exclusively) an elaborate hat, and I want to make it. I have two and a half weeks, and somewhere between $25-$45 to devote to things to put on the base hat (I have a free and/or inexpensive source for various kinds of hats, and so am not factoring that into my expenses). I want it to be clever, to be ridiculous like Marie Antoinette and her wigs, and I want it to be something I can wear all night. What should I do? [more inside]
Costume-filter: help me source a kid-sized plain yellow rain coat for my daughter's Coraline costume. Bonus points if it's a coat and boots combo. [more inside]
How do I make long hair, moustaches, and beards for large (mascot-size) costumes? The fur fabric that I've found is fairly short (just a few inches). I'd like to make a long white dwarf-like beard. Here is a picture of a small gnome statue. How would I make a beard like that for a 24" wide face? Here is the best example I've found so far. This costume actually has a long beard. Does someone actually sell fur fabric with hair that long?
Say you were going as one of Roy Lichtenstein's pop art girls for Halloween. What would you wear? [more inside]
Baby shower help please? I'm throwing a baby shower for my sister-in-law in a couple weeks. It's going to be a co-ed Halloween party basically, but also there will be baby presents. How can I incorporate babies & Halloween in the food and decorations? Cheaper is better, as I'm about to be laid off soon!
My son wants to be the Death Star for Halloween. Awesome. I can do this. But I’m stuck as to how to make a sphere. Help! [more inside]