What is the best way to attach newsprint to a dress to insure reasonable longevity? [more inside]
posted by thivaia
on Oct 28, 2008 -
I'm trying finish up a mask I'm making for Halloween; it' s basically a giant papier-mache eyeball, and I'm looking for suggestions for suitable paints to use to make it look good. [more inside]
posted by millions
on Oct 27, 2008 -
Dressing as a Preist (leaning more toward Irish Catholic one )for Halloween. Looking for ideas and wierd and funny things to say. So far i found this Things you dont want a Preist to say
was hoping to query the hive mind for funnier things and ideas.
posted by Rolandkorn
on Oct 26, 2008 -
Costume Filter for the Bearded (again): How do I pull off Jesus on the cheap? If not the Big JC, then who (or what)? [more inside]
posted by piedmont
on Oct 24, 2008 -
CostumeFilter: I'm making my own henchman costume this Halloween, and I'll be driving past downtown LA tomorrow morning. Are there any specific stores I should check out if I'm looking for cheap generic clothes? I'm looking for solid color plain long-sleeve shirts, sweatpants, things of that nature. Bonus points if I can find gloves and cheap generic boots. [more inside]
posted by spiderskull
on Oct 23, 2008 -
CostumeFilter: Where can I find a long-sleeved bodysuit (aka leotard with snaps)...in red or orange? [more inside]
posted by radioamy
on Oct 22, 2008 -
I'm looking for a good costume idea for my friend and I. She's a redhead who has been lots of famous redheads in the past (lucy, carrot top, Annie, pippi longstockings, pebble, etc) and I'm a blonde.
I'm looking for us to dress up as cartoon characters, relevent pop culture references, historical figures etc. that were blonde and redhead. No suggestion is too obscure! Please let me know what you think! (we've already nixed Lucy and Ethel) [more inside]
posted by wannaknow
on Oct 21, 2008 -
Hallowe'en filter: Yes, another "help me come up with a costume" idea, only with added restrictions and existing costume pieces to help form it! I have a super lame idea for one but I'd like to kick it up to 11 if possible. [more inside]
posted by gwenlister
on Oct 21, 2008 -
What should we be for Halloween? Looking for suggestions for a gory couple’s Halloween costume. [more inside]
posted by cestmoi15
on Oct 20, 2008 -
This is Mr. Messy
. My 5 year-old son wants to be Mr. Messy for Halloween. Any ideas on how to make this costume?
posted by Sassyfras
on Oct 13, 2008 -
Halloween costume: Thinking of going as a "gotcha" journalist. What are some "gotcha" questions I can ask at a Halloween party? [more inside]
posted by shucksitsjeremy
on Oct 12, 2008 -
Where's a good place to hire decent banana costumes for someone in Sydney, Australia? [more inside]
posted by gttommy
on Oct 10, 2008 -
I need to slim up a little for a Halloween costume. How to reasonably get there? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre
on Oct 9, 2008 -
Costume Filter: I'm going as the subprime mortgage crisis this year. Need some help figuring how to pull this off. [more inside]
posted by cazoo
on Oct 9, 2008 -
Costume / recipe conundrum: We're hosting a rock star themed potluck near Halloween. The dishes we supply need to be in a theme that corresponds to the costume. We need help! [more inside]
posted by Jupiter Jones
on Oct 8, 2008 -
CostumepartyFilter: Im going to a costume party where the theme is "hollywood nights". I have a beard and dont really want to shave for the party. Any costume ideas that will fit with a beard that goes well with "Hollywood nights"?
posted by flipmiester99
on Oct 6, 2008 -
I have a penchant for elaborate Halloween costumes. This year my boyfriend and I want to go as Wall-E and Eve
, but I'm struggling with how to create an Eve costume. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 5, 2008 -
My sister is going to a SNL themed Halloween party. She needs ideas for "obscure, I mean so obscure that people are like 'Wow that is obscure!' "I told her that not many SNL characters are that obscure and if they are, no one's going to get it anyway. Yet being my sister I feel I should help her. I suggested Rosanne Rossana Danna, but that was not obscure enough. So I turn to the green.
posted by Epsilon-minus semi moron
on Oct 4, 2008 -
I would like to wear a bear costume for Halloween, but the only storebought options I have found on eBay and elsewhere online haven't quite matched what I'm looking for.
This is basically what I'm after, as a reference.
Or possibly even this one
or this one.
If anyone out there knows where to find something similar that would fit a 5'9" 130 lb person, I would be thankful (bonus points if I can buy it in the Vancouver, BC area)
Full disclosure: I plan on drinking beer from a growler with 'Honey' written on it.
posted by wolfsleepy
on Oct 3, 2008 -
Beardo Halloween: I would kinda like to go as Gustave Courbet
, but fear a) trying to come up with a good costume that reads as Courbet, and b) having to explain who Gustave Courbet is over and over. I do look like him, but what else might there be? [more inside]
posted by klangklangston
on Oct 3, 2008 -
Halloween Costume Filter: I am looking for a somewhat classy character or historical figure to be for Halloween this year that's not overly done. (Think Jackie O, not Marilyn Monroe.) [more inside]
posted by thebrokenmuse
on Oct 2, 2008 -
Seeking recognizable group Halloween costume suggestions for four (2 guys and 2 girls), preferably with a pop culture/nerdy bent.ha [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch
on Sep 30, 2008 -
I need to build a working etch-a-sketch
costume for Halloween. How do I make the internal mechanisms, and how do I make a very large shake-to-erase screen? [more inside]
posted by cmchap
on Sep 28, 2008 -
What are your tips for face painting? I'm not talking about fancy theatrical or costume painting, just your average person decorating kids' faces with hearts, stars, etc. [more inside]
posted by radioamy
on Aug 5, 2008 -
Any idea where to find a black-and-white horizontally-striped t-shirts reminiscent of old style prison outfits--like what Elvis had in Jailhouse Rock? I've found whole costumes (jumpers, etc.) but I just need t-shirts.
posted by sourwookie
on Jun 19, 2008 -
Posting for a friend: creating metal like armor for a costume, without the whole metal part. [more inside]
posted by zabuni
on Apr 18, 2008 -
I want to throw together 2 costumes (1 guy, 1 girl) that would scream 80's new wave high schooler. I need pictures to help us not end up too emo. "New wave" means different things to different people, so please read inside. [more inside]
posted by 23skidoo
on Apr 15, 2008 -
Looking for superheroine costume ideas.
My girlfriend and I are going to a wedding where everyone is being asked to dress as a superhero of some kind. It doesn't matter if the superhero exists as a character or not, they just have to exist in someone's mind. [more inside]
posted by dolface
on Apr 11, 2008 -
My senior class voted me 'most likely to be a super villain' for the superlative section of the yearbook. I need to throw something together to wear in the picture, and I was hoping someone could help me. People are expecting me to come up with something really good, and everything I can think of is a little mediocre.
Can you guys think of anything funny/ cool for a high school girl dressing up as a super villain?
posted by howgenerica
on Apr 5, 2008 -
What can you tell me about working in theatrical costume in NYC? [more inside]
posted by doift
on Apr 4, 2008 -
Where can I find / how can I make a Venice-style Carnival costume in the Chicago area by Friday evening? [more inside]
posted by Reverend John
on Feb 20, 2008 -
I've been trying to find an image of Helena Bonham Carter in the picnic scene of Sweeney Todd. Or, more specifically, the pinstripe corset she was wearing in that scene.
Having no luck so far, as every image online is of the dress she wears for most of the begining of the movie.
Am I stuck waiting for the DVD?
posted by Kellydamnit
on Jan 7, 2008 -