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]
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]
Seeking recognizable group Halloween costume suggestions for four (2 guys and 2 girls), preferably with a pop culture/nerdy bent.ha [more inside]
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]
What should a kindergarten teacher dress up as for her school's fairytale ball? [more inside]
Name some iconic men's outfits from the Golden Age of Hollywood. [more inside]
How can I be a good Magnum PI for Halloween? [more inside]
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]
Looking for tips on creating a crazy black light troll costume. [more inside]
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.
Need an antebellum costume post haste! [more inside]
Posting for a friend: creating metal like armor for a costume, without the whole metal part. [more inside]
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]
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]
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? Thanks!
What can you tell me about working in theatrical costume in NYC? [more inside]
Where can I find / how can I make a Venice-style Carnival costume in the Chicago area by Friday evening? [more inside]
Source for better-quality womens' Roman toga-type costumes? [more inside]
I need reference for an outfit for a Swing themed party. [more inside]
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?
A school dance is fast approaching, and we don't know what to wear! Help! [more inside]
For Halloween this year, my costume (similar to this one) is a giant, inflatable, flesh-colored penis. Can I get in any trouble with the law for wearing it out in public? And does it make a difference whether that day is Halloween or not?
How can I make my boring Dorothy costume funny and/or ironic? [more inside]
HalloweenCostumeFilter: My band has a gig on Halloween in the East Village of NYC. Can you help me complete my costume? I can't use my hands, because of the instrument I play. I usually wear a black suit, bowtie, and bowler hat, and I am looking for minimal detail that can be added to make a quickly and commonly identified costume. Last year I wore some terminator makeup on my head and that was enough. Any recommendations?
I need some help with zombie makeup. [more inside]
CostumeFilter: I have armature wire and roma plastilina. What can I do before tomorrow night? [more inside]
Forthcoming Halloween party with a fancy dress theme. I'm a Chinese bloke who hates dressing up. any particular suggestions? [more inside]
Last minute Halloween costume help! I need a costume with a veil. [more inside]
For this year's Religious Studies Dept. Halloween party (theme: dress as a religious character), my partner and I want to go as Zombie Jesus and Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter. Is this offensive? If not, can you help me plan the costumes? I have never seen JCVH (and won't be able to before the party), what would an appropriate costume be? [more inside]
I'm thinking of being the 2007 Writer's Strike for Halloween (because, you know, November 1st will be pretty scary for us WGA members living paycheck to paycheck.) Now-- how to make this snarky, intangible and in-joke-ridden costume idea a reality? [more inside]
Halloween costume with integrated goatee? [more inside]
How do I make a low-cost, yet somewhat realistic-looking severed hand/foot? [more inside]
Looking for ideas for a halloween costume - I'm pregnant. [more inside]
I'm thinking of dressing as Lucy Van Pelt for Halloween this year, but I'm not sure how to go about finding a costume authentic-looking enough to be recognizable, as opposed to just being some girl with black flippy hair and a blue dress. Also, I can't sew. Any ideas?
'Tis the season: Help me perfect my Ahmadinejad costume. [more inside]
I need ideas for an offensive halloween costume [more inside]
Halloween filter: Seeking ideas for a name and back story for a bug/caterpillar/worm costume. Difficulty: Must be "Super." [more inside]
Where/how do I get ahold of a "Big Suit" like David Byrne wore in _Stop Making Sense_?
I need a women's clothing article for a Halloween costume... trouble is, I'm a guy. How do I size things up? [more inside]
What pixelated clothing can I obtain that would complement my new pixelated ThinkGeek "8-bit" Necktie? [more inside]
I'm making a rat costume for my son and I need to know where to buy "whiskers". [more inside]
Help me find or make a clear plastic ball for my drinking bird costume (yes, a drinking bird costume).
I'm going to be a drinking bird for Halloween and need a clear plastic ball to fill with colored liquid and attach to my butt. How can I buy or make one? [more inside]
Where should we go for our first Halloween in San Francisco? [more inside]
Long story short: I have to dress up as Hank Morgan, the Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. Where do I find the appropriate attire in New York City? [more inside]
I need to find some vintage wear for a halloween cosume. Color Me Badd oriented. [more inside]
I need a costume idea, theme "Myths & Legends". Help me, please! [more inside]
Anyone know where to find a size xl realistic straightjacket? [more inside]
I'm looking for some good ideas for infant Halloween costumes. We have a 5 month old daughter that we'd love to dress up (mostly for the cute pictures) but we're short on ideas. I've seen all the 'cute' costumes (some into the hundreds of dollars) available for sale on various sites but none of them are striking me as particularly worth the money. [more inside]
HalloweenFilter: This year's party is "Heroes and Villains"-themed, and my fiance and I would like to be either a hero/sidekick pair or a classic hero/villain pair. [more inside]
Where can I find outrageous fake mustachios in Chicago? [more inside]