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...]

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...]

What Costume Size Should I Buy?

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Halloween Costumes are fun and provide the perfect opportunity to express your dark side, flaunt your alter ego, or explore secret wishes. Whether you have a daughter dreaming of twirling around in a Frozen Elsa dress, a son dead set on a Zombie costume fit for The Walking Dead or a teen anticipating a blood tingling Vampire Diaries ensemble, you need a costume that satisfies your expectations in quality and fits properly. You will find sizing charts like the one shown below on all of our … [Read more...]

Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent inspires 2014 Maleficent and Aurora costumes

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Disney’s Maleficent starring Angelina Jolie tells the story of Sleeping Beauty from Maleficent's point of view. Jolie does an excellent job making you empathize with Maleficent inspite of the curse she creates. Most critics agree that Jolie’s acting makes this movie a worthy re-telling of the original Sleeping Beauty. (Spoiler alert) In the end you learn that Maleficent isn’t as bad you thought. She has a heart and loves Princess Aurora as if she was her own daughter. This new movie … [Read more...]

Classic Costumes Never Go Out of Style

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Classic Costumes offer the promise that no matter what the current fad or Hollywood blockbuster, your costume will always be in style. Classic costumes are similar to the Hall of Fame - once you are in, no one can ever dispute your reputation. Over the years, witches, ghosts, and vampires have worked tirelessly to win the top spots for classic costume style, beating out skeletons, animals, and even the genius Frankenstein. Actors and screen writers have worked hard to create classic scary … [Read more...]

Morphsuit Costumes are “Morph” Fun

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Morph into a better version of you today! Morphsuits are the one-piece spandex body suits that you've seen worn by the pranksters and the extroverts, with full head coverings that cause you to ask, "How do you eat in that??"...among other things. Morphsuits are more than just one-piece, solid color spandex skin suits - they are available in licensed and themed characters including Glow in the dark skeletons, Slender Man, Zombies and, Gorillas  just to name a few. Solid colored … [Read more...]

The Great Gatsby Inspires Flapper Costumes

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Flapper costumes are making a major comeback this year. Fueled by the popularity of the Leonardo DiCaprio movie, The Great Gatsby, expect to see females of all ages dancing in dresses from the era of affluence at this year's Halloween parties. The Rising Popularity of Flapper Costumes Fashion runways have seen many noted designers using the era as inspiration for their dresses this year. This has carried over to planned costume selections for this year's Halloween. Both men and women will … [Read more...]