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Short but Scary - for middle schoolers

Tell me your favorite scary, creepy, Halloween-ish shows for a middle school audience, that aren't so long they take up too much of a party. [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Oct 24, 2016 - 7 answers

Halloween costume for a blue-haired 8 year old

My 8 year old son cannot decide what he wants to be for Halloween. He has turquoise blue hair, which doesn't have to be part of his costume, but I mean, if you're going to have blue hair, you may as well make the most of it at Halloween, eh? [more inside]
posted by pyjammy on Oct 23, 2016 - 30 answers

Meet the devil at me

Help me dress up like a Crossroads (as in, Blues musician Robert Johnson selling his soul to Satan at a crossroads).... [more inside]
posted by purenitrous on Oct 22, 2016 - 10 answers

Does your town schedule Trick or Treat?

I grew up in Ohio and trick or treat times would be scheduled and published in the newspaper. I'm in California now and can't seem to find scheduled trick or treat times for my town. Is it possible scheduling trick or treat is just an Ohio/Midwest thing? [more inside]
posted by shesbookish on Oct 22, 2016 - 52 answers

Help a teacher with their Halloween costume!

After my costume became a sleeper hit last year, I need help coming up with another fun costume for 2016! Help! [more inside]
posted by Nightman on Oct 21, 2016 - 38 answers

The gentle art of verbal defense - princess cupcake edition

So my tween has decided he wants to dress up as a cupcake princess this year for Halloween for a school event and general trick or treating. Advice for responding with something other than the string of cusswords and momma bear mode once people start saying something? [more inside]
posted by tilde on Oct 21, 2016 - 23 answers

The Theme is Book Titles and We Need Costumes

We are me (early 20s, female) and my live-in babe (late 20s, male). The party theme is Book Titles. [more inside]
posted by meemzi on Oct 15, 2016 - 30 answers

Halloween in New Orleans

Mrs COD and myself will be arriving in town on the 30th, and leaving on the 3rd. It looks like we will miss the parades and most if not all of the pre-31st activities. So what shouldn't we miss on Halloween itself, and what restaurants / museums, etc. should be put on our itinerary? I've been to N.O. once, for DrupalCon earlier this year. I was busy with the 'Con and saw little beyond getting to Frenchman's Street one night for some blues. WWII Museum is on my list. Beyond that - looking for ideas.
posted by COD on Oct 12, 2016 - 7 answers

Sugar Skull face mask for Halloween

We're having a Halloween costume contest at work and I wanted to paint my face like a sugar skull. I've seen some great masks online in the finished stage, but the awesome pictures leave me with some questions about the how-to part. . . [more inside]
posted by onecircleaday on Oct 12, 2016 - 12 answers

Spooky graphic novels or comics?

Help me find some spooky graphic novels or comics to get me in the Halloween spirit [more inside]
posted by Bulgaroktonos on Oct 11, 2016 - 17 answers

Movies with characters dressed up for halloween

Can you think of any movies with characters that dress up for halloween? Thanks!
posted by poorchanticleer on Oct 4, 2016 - 33 answers

"Was there a murder or wasn't there?" "Yes! Killed good weekend."

I'm looking for ensemble horror/mystery comedies set in sprawling mansions. Examples within. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Oct 3, 2016 - 17 answers

Simulating 80s wallpaper for my Stranger Things Halloween theme?

So, I'm attempting a "Stranger Things" Halloween porch decor theme this year, and one aspect of this will be a reproduction (or as close to one as I can get on a budget) of the Byers' living room, specifically the whole couch/wall-o-lights thing. And the one aspect of this that is stumping me a little is how to simulate that extremely period-appropriate brownish(?) wallpaper behind the couch, as seen here. How might I achieve this? [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Oct 3, 2016 - 12 answers

Halloween in a Navy Blue Ballgown?

I have this dress in a dark navy blue (I think they call it Marine, but it's darker in real life than in the photo.) I'd like to use it as the base for a Halloween costume! I'm 5'7ish, size 16, with red hair. Happy to wear a wig, crazy makeup, buy accessories, whatever! Any and all ideas appreciated!
posted by firei on Oct 2, 2016 - 22 answers

Fiat lux

How do I tastefully illuminate a large, top-hat-wearing inflatable spider? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Rattery on Sep 24, 2016 - 7 answers

The year in awesome used kids' books

What are your absolute favorite seasonal or holiday children's books? Bonus points: lovely illustrations; likely out of print or otherwise not on the front page of the relevant section of Amazon. [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Sep 19, 2016 - 33 answers

How to securely affix googly eyes to face/hands? (Halloween)

For halloween this year I want to do something like this. as a costume. But if I just use the standard sticky backs that come on googly eyes I assume the eyes will constantly come unstuck and I am going to be leave a trail all around public transport and any party I go too. Is there an adhesive / substance that I can buy that I can use to securely yet removably affix googly eyes to my face and hands?
posted by Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory on Sep 11, 2016 - 15 answers

Drag duo for Halloween

What are some well-known male character duos in pop culture? ...that would be fun to dress up as for Halloween?? [more inside]
posted by switcheroo on Sep 9, 2016 - 57 answers

The Bestest, Artsiest Halloween Cards (That I Can Afford to Make)

I love Halloween and I love making art, so this year I'm planning to start early on a whole crop of Halloween cards that I will disperse far and wide. I'm trying to figure out a cost-effective way to make each one by hand. I don't know how many I'll need; I'm thinking of putting them in my Etsy shop for free as well as sending to friends. Info about art skills and card preferences inside. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on Sep 6, 2016 - 7 answers

Strangest Thingsest

My girlfriend and I both really like Halloween and we both really like the Netflix show Stranger Things. So much so that we're throwing a Stranger Things themed Halloween party. Help us do that! (all of the spoilers inside, but if you haven't seen Stranger Things, just go ahead and fix that and come back) [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Aug 29, 2016 - 33 answers

Need ideas for homemade Halloween costumes for the very tall.

I've been invited to a friend's Halloween party again this year and am looking for some good homemade costume ideas. [more inside]
posted by Twicketface on Aug 28, 2016 - 13 answers

"Hell House" script wanted!

Where can I download or view a "Hell House" script, as used by Christian churches to warn teens of the evils of abortion, homosexuality, etc? (These used to be sold as kits, but I can't seem to find where to order one.) A scene by scene breakdown would also be useful... Thanks in advance, sinners!
posted by Unsomnambulist on Jun 30, 2016 - 4 answers

Unique Victorian Bat Wedding Dress - where to start?

I am getting married on Halloween this year and after a few months of trying to find a unique dress for the occasion and kept coming back to one that I love, both for the personal touch (I have always loved bats since my childhood), appropriate for the elaborate-ness I was wanting to go for, and perfect for the vintage Halloween theme I had in mind. Where do I start? Many questions from someone with very little experience in the seamstress / costume industry. The original image that inspires the look is here. More below the fold of what I've found online. [more inside]
posted by hillabeans on May 9, 2016 - 11 answers

mystery punkin man

who is the man on this pumpkin? [more inside]
posted by changeling on Dec 25, 2015 - 16 answers

Where to buy Kerr’s orange and black wrapper ‘Halloween’ candies?

I’m looking for those terrible candies that you resented in your Halloween loot bag as a kid. I need to buy some, ideally online. Must ship to Canada. My Google-fu is failing me, only turning up out-of-stocks from Halloween. There has got to be somewhere that stocks them year round. What store/site is this?
posted by walkinginsunshine on Nov 10, 2015 - 9 answers

Donate a Halloween costume in November in DC

I accidentally purchased a child's Halloween costume instead of an adult-sized one when ordering online. I used one piece of the costume (hat), so I can't return it, but the rest has never been worn, so I'd like to donate it. Googling turns up donation drives from 1-2 months ago, but nothing in November. DC MeFites, can you think of anyone who would take this? Preferably in DC proper, does not need to be tax-deductible.
posted by capricorn on Nov 6, 2015 - 10 answers

Pink wig + glasses + something = Halloween

OK, I have done some googling, but no good finds yet -- I need help with last-minute Halloween costume ideas using a short pink wig and my own glasses... I'm average weight and pretty short.
posted by trillian on Oct 31, 2015 - 18 answers

Silver cream makeup-- how do you stay on?

I bought a tube of silver cream makeup for my halloween costume weeks ago! I thought I was so prepared, but now I'm realizing when I apply it to my face, it doesn't really seem to dry. I'm not close to any costume stores, unfortunately, but I do have a pretty well stocked drug store nearby, what should I be putting on on top of this to ensure that my face is not wet all night? Or alternatively, have I just not been waiting long enough-- how long should this stuff take to dry?
posted by twill on Oct 31, 2015 - 12 answers

Help me add a little something to my Donald Trump Halloween costume.

I just finished a trial run of my Donald Trump Halloween face makeup (like this) and I'm pretty happy with the results. However, given my personal opinion of the man, I don't want my costume to be some sort of homage, so I'd like to add a funny or ironic twist. Puns are acceptable. [more inside]
posted by janerica on Oct 30, 2015 - 23 answers

How to "wear" a plastic Hallowe'en mask suspended in front of my face?

I picked up a hideous hard plastic fanged ghoul mask at a central California valley supermarket for .49¢. It looks like this fellow, only more colorful. I want to "be" this thing for Hallowe'en, but I don't want to spend the night with gross slimy plastic on my face, especially as there are no breathing holes. How can I easily suspend a traditional plastic mask an inch or three in front of my face? It has big eye holes and tiny side holes to hold an elastic head band, but is otherwise a solid sheet of plastic.
posted by Scram on Oct 30, 2015 - 11 answers

Wacky vest advice needed!

I found a ridiculously cool vest at the thrift for $1.99. Help me turn it into a Halloween costume. [more inside]
posted by sucre on Oct 28, 2015 - 23 answers

Trying to identify an old 1980s feature-length Halloween cartoon.

This Halloween animation about a kind witch and two children aired on broadcast television sometime in the early 1980s. Because I was only 6 or 7-years-old, I remember very little. Please, help me this identify this show. [more inside]
posted by captainsohler on Oct 28, 2015 - 2 answers

SFX Contacts in San Francisco?

I'm trying to find a place to purchase some special effects contact lenses like the type here. Due to the proximity to Halloween I'd ideally like to purchase them locally in San Francisco. I tried calling Kryolan and asking for leads, but they had none. Neither did my optometrist's office. I'd also happily look at an online retailer that offers expedited shipping.
posted by matt_od on Oct 26, 2015 - 2 answers

Is there a recipe that will use up Halloween candy?

This is a weird question about a fantasy my son has about "cooking" with Halloween candy. For months he's been talking about making "Sweet Stew," a "recipe" he made up in which the Halloween candy is ground up in the food processor and then mixed with peanut butter. Is there any real recipe for something we can make with Halloween candy? [more inside]
posted by pipti on Oct 25, 2015 - 35 answers

the bear accessories

My Halloween costume is this awesome bear hood, which I would like to make more awesome with a little customization. Suggestions welcome. [more inside]
posted by roger ackroyd on Oct 24, 2015 - 8 answers

Couples Halloween Costumes - Short Hair and Blond Beard Edition

Hey all! Looking for an easyish Halloween costume for a cisgender straight couple. Complications? Blond beard for the dude, short hair for the woman, and glasses for both. [more inside]
posted by superlibby on Oct 24, 2015 - 14 answers

A realistic gun at a kids halloween party?

Should I include a very realistic looking gun as part of my halloween costume when I go to a party that will be primarily for children? [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Oct 24, 2015 - 55 answers

How can I make this sword?

I'm going to be Pearl from Steven Universe for Halloween, and I have all my costume parts accounted for except for her sword. How can I recreate the sword cheaply and quickly? [more inside]
posted by ActionPopulated on Oct 24, 2015 - 8 answers

'natural' ultra-white face makeup: 101-level application instructions?

My Halloween costume is just a regular old undead sort of demon: black eyes, horns, and a very white face. My intent is to have a scary pale, almost paper-white visage, but I want it to look less thick/flat and more 'natural' than standard clown grease paint. I have no makeup application experience whatsoever. Can you help me figure it out? [more inside]
posted by divined by radio on Oct 22, 2015 - 9 answers

Easy costume ideas: 4 year old wants to be a car.

My son wants to be "The King" from the movie Cars. I can't find any pre-made costumes for this guy. I'm not crafty. How? [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Oct 20, 2015 - 9 answers

Easy, super fast way to make a positive face cast for a kid?

I want to make some foam superhero masks for my kids, that follow the face pretty closely, but don't have to be super accurate. I don't want to go too complicated, so most special effects tutorials are out, besides they (8 and 4 years old) aren't inclined to sitting still while I tinker. [more inside]
posted by BleachBypass on Oct 20, 2015 - 6 answers

Spooooooky, but not too scary... or old... or good

Help me find slices of the particular flavor of cheesy Halloween movie that our kid likes. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 19, 2015 - 23 answers

Black Eye for Halloween

I'm pretty sure I'm going to have a black eye for halloween. Any ideas for movie/book/tv characters with black eyes for a costume?
posted by poorchanticleer on Oct 19, 2015 - 24 answers

Give me some beta!

There's a Halloween-themed bouldering/costume competition coming up, and I need MeFi's costume ideas. [more inside]
posted by hollyholly on Oct 12, 2015 - 11 answers

Nerdy costume ideas for large woman

I'm finally working with people that like to celebrate and have fun, including a Halloween costume party w/ prizes! I find myself feeling very competitive, I want to win! Unfortunately, nothing in the Halloween stores fit me. Looking for suggestions on the nerdy side. Contest categories: best dressed & scariest costume [more inside]
posted by INFJ on Oct 11, 2015 - 29 answers

Nicotine-Free Cigarette Look-Alike?

I recently quit smoking. Yay! For my Cruella De Vil costume for Halloween, I've already got a cigarette holder and I'd like something to put in it that, you know, looks like a cigarette. The thing here is that it absolutely, 100%, no wiggle-room cannot have any nicotine. What are my options here? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Oct 8, 2015 - 17 answers

Dress my muffled ears

I'm looking for ideas for fancy dress costumes that incorporate a set of ear defender earmuffs, which I need to wear in order to deal with amplified music and crowded environments. The earmuffs look like very large headphones. I'd like gender neutral/masculine costumes if possible, but really all ideas are welcome. [more inside]
posted by Acheman on Oct 8, 2015 - 12 answers

Need recommendations for spooky mysteries to give to my Grandmother.

It's October, so I'd like to give my Grandmother some spooky mysteries to read. I've given her quite a few gothics, and those aren't difficult to find, but she now prefers the young adult books I've been getting for her. I know her taste, because we talk a lot about which books she's enjoyed the most, and I know she won't like anything too dark, too serious, or too gross. Lighthearted (but not too silly) mysteries with Halloween themes are what I'm looking for. [more inside]
posted by Beholder on Sep 29, 2015 - 9 answers

Painting a Paper Mache Costume in Bad Weather

I've created a paper mache Darth Vader helmet for my son, and it needs only painting...but the weather's supposed to be rainy for the next few days, and he needs it for Friday. [more inside]
posted by Dr.Enormous on Sep 29, 2015 - 6 answers

Favorite Halloween episodes of TV shows available on streaming.

My SO and I love watching Halloween-themed stuff this time of year. What are some awesome Halloween episodes of TV shows that are available on Netflix, HBO Go or Amazon Prime? Assume that we're not looking for movie recommendations (got that covered) and the following series are mainstays/have been seen: [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Sep 26, 2015 - 11 answers

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