How to Dress in Renaissance Costumes

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Renaissance costumes reign in popularity centuries after they were designed, and are as fun to wear as they are easy! So many occasions call for Renaissance clothing, from Renaissance Fair festivities to unique themed weddings to annual Halloween traditions. Men, women, and children always have a variety of fun ideas to choose from, ranging from peasants to royalty to pirates. As you plan your outfit, you may wonder what exactly qualifies as a Renaissance costume. The Renaissance was a … [Read more...]

Day of the Dead Makeup Ideas

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The Day of the Dead or Dia De Los Muertos is a holiday honoring the deceased celebrated in Mexico and around the world on November 1 and 2. As the holiday becomes more popular in America, more people are becoming interested in Day of the Dead makeup. You can easily experiment with Day of the Dead makeup ideas using one of our makeup kits or makeup you may have at home. Below we will give you tips on how do Day of the Dead Makeup. DIY Day of the Dead Makeup To create your own Day of … [Read more...]

Modern Day Princess Costumes Turn Girls into Warriors

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Previously women’s leading roles in most fairy tales was passive. Women just sat back looked pretty and waited to be rescued by a handsome prince or some other man. Today female leads take more active roles in these stories. Their characters are more developed and they do not wait to be rescued. They fight or become more involved in action. They save themselves and sometimes their male companion too. These new fairy tale costumes reflect their more active roles. Below we will look at some of … [Read more...]

Spooky Halloween Dessert Ideas

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Halloween will be here before we know it. What Halloween food will you be serving at your parties this year? The best accessories for your spook-tacular night go beyond themed Halloween lights, decorations, and fun costume contests - they include spooky Halloween foods! Below we will give you some yummiest and most creative Halloween dessert ideas. Serve these at school parties, to trick-or-treaters, or at your own Halloween party. Kids and adults alike will be drooling over these sweet … [Read more...]

Zombie Makeup Ideas for the Living Dead Look

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The Walking Dead has made zombies more popular than ever before. But how do you get that undead look for Halloween? It is not as hard as you might imagine. You can create a scary zombie look by using one of the zombie makeup kits available at Mr. Costumes, or with some simple household items. Below we will give you some ideas on how to do zombie makeup. The Ultimate Zombie Look To do your own zombie makeup, you will need: makeup sponge pale foundation dark eyeliners various … [Read more...]

The Magic of Disney Costumes

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Disney Costumes are incredibly popular, and one of the most sought after costumes for Halloween. Unlike other costumes, Disney costumes are typically bought throughout the year, and worn for endless play dates, parties, theatrical productions, and even trips to Disney World. Why are Disney costumes so popular, and how do costumes like Tinker Bell and Cinderella remain some of the best selling costumes, year after year? Disney has such a strong foothold in the costume world, with costumes based … [Read more...]

Myths and History of Halloween from the Celts to Today

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Halloween Costumes, carving the Jack O'Lantern, and trick-or-treating are all part of the fantastic celebration of Halloween, but what does it all mean? Most people understand the History of Halloween includes superstitions and fear of the dead, but even those superstitions had a beginning. Halloween, All Hallows Eve, and Beggars Night originated as the festival of Samhain among the Celts of ancient Britain and Ireland. Traditional activities include trick-or-treating, bonfires, costume … [Read more...]

How to Plan the Ultimate Halloween Costume Party

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Knowing how to plan the ultimate Halloween costume party helps ensure your night is a success, and guests have a blast! One of the greatest things about a Halloween costume party is that you and your friends get to be someone else for a night. Costumes give you a great excuse to be more wild and crazy or go out in public in something you would never dress in otherwise. There are a few key ingredients to keep in mind when planning a costume party. Where will the party be? You will … [Read more...]

Halloween Safety: Ghosts and Goblins Are Out – Are You Ready?

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There is hardly a soul on earth who doesn't enjoy Halloween! Halloween can be one of the most fun nights of the whole year, and there is no greater feeling than seeing your child all dressed up in their costumes . Whether you enjoy getting all dressed up for a costume party, going trick or treating with the kids or staying at home passing out candy to little vampires and faires, there is one thought that should always be in your mind - Safety. The sheer emotion and thrill of getting that bag … [Read more...]

Ghoulish Fun with Kids Halloween Party Ideas

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Everyone knows that kids will take any opportunity that they can to dress up. Why not throw the little ghouls and goblins a Halloween costume party? Children seemed to be drawn to dramatic play, so finding kids Halloween party ideas that let them run around dressed in their favorite costumes, playing games and devouring sugar should be every kids dream! Planning the perfect kids Halloween party can be relatively easy. First determine whether or not you want to have a themed costume party or … [Read more...]