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Since many of our visitors discover 365 Halloween by way of searching for costumes, here’s round 2 of the Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas. If you and your honey still haven’t decided what to be, read on for some quick inspiration. If you don’t have time to put a costume together yourself, there’s still time to order from Buy Costumes and shipping is free on orders $60+.





John Lennon and Yoko Ono couple costume
John Lennon and Yoko Ono: With decent accessories, you don’t have to resemble John or Yoko to make a convincing costume. The Wedding Album outfits might be even easier to reproduce if you have a lot of white in your closet.

Richie and Margot Tenenbaum couple costume
Richie and Margot Tenenbaum: You’ll find everything you need at your local thrift store, and about a week of not shaving. Don’t forget your wooden finger (I hear cardboard works in a pinch) and tennis racket.

Casey and Scream couple costume
Casey and Scream Killer: Not a traditional couple, but a Halloween favorite nonetheless. This is another couple costume that can probably be shopped for exclusively at a thrift store. Add a little gore and a big old cordless phone.

Zombie Bride and Groom couple costume
Zombie Bride and Groom: We’ve said it before: zombie costumes can have any theme. Zombie outbreaks can happen anywhere, even at a wedding. Old wedding gowns and suits are cheap and plentiful, so get yourself a bottle of stage blood and get to splattering!

Mooninites couple costume
Mooninites: Some foamboard, hot glue, fluorescent paint, and blistering insults will make you want to write dis costume rulez #1 into a car with your key.

Morticia and Gomez couple costume
Morticia & Gomez Addams: For the highly amorous, raven haired couple, the Addams Family make perfect costume choices. If you can’t find a pinstripe suit, try the smoking jacket version; always have a cigar, though. A fencing foil or Thing make great accessories.

Fallen Angel & Devil couple costume
Fallen Angel & Devil: A sinister little twist on the standard angel/devil couple costume. Why can’t you both be a little naughty on Halloween?

Meg and Jack White Stripes couple costume
Meg & Jack White Stripes: Alternating red and white t-shirts and bottoms, dark wigs. You are ready to rock.

Brangelina and Posh + Becks couple costumes
Brangelina or Posh & Becks: Looking for the most unintentionally ridiculous costume possible? Be a celebrity couple! There’s even a Posh Wig in blonde or brunette if you don’t have that funky asymmetrical haircut.

*Sorry for being so gender specific with “couple” costume ideas (with the exception of the Mooninites). Check out our same sex couple costume ideas for friends and gay couples.

Posted on October 24th, 2007 in
Halloween Costumes by Lauren

It’s October 23rd, so you’ve got just barely over a week to put together an awesome costume for The Big Day. Never fear, you’re not destined to wear an ill-fitting, cheaply constructed, store bought monstrosity this year! Through the magic of flickr, we’ve put together a list of creative costumes that you can whip together within a week, or just one night if you’re that much of a procrastinator.

Face Mask
Creepy Mask: Make an unsettling mask from ripped up magazine photos. The rest of the costume doesn’t really matter, since your freaky face will be the focal point.

Crash victim
Crash Victim: A little gore makeup, a lot of CAUTION tape, and a faux tire tread mark makes for smashing costume. Zing!

iPod costume
iPod Advertisement: You’re already permanently attached to your earbuds, so just add an all black outfit and a fluorescent sheet of post board or painted cardboard.

Unicorn Head Costume
Just The Head: Equal parts irony and cute, wear just a headpiece. Make a paper mache mask, wear an ear hat, or just be a severed head.

Ninja costume
Ninja: The costume that’s probably already in your closet. Head to toe black clothing with a t-shirt mask. Or add a twist and be a ninja ballerina, ninja runner, or make a social statement as an unemployed ninja.

2 Heads
2 Headed: You’re already half way there. Just add another head (think lightweight like styrofoam or paper mache), and wrap yourself in a scarf.

Salvador Dali costume
Salvador Dali: All you need is that gravity-defying mustache and a suit, plus a wily look in your eye.

Super Hero Costume
Custom Super Hero: A cape and a mask are the basics, and that could be as simple as using a towel and a $2 mask. We’ve all wished for superhero powers, so just make up a character based on those dreams and practice your super poses for photo ops.

Cardboard Robot
Cardboard Robot: As we mentioned before, robots make great costumes because they leave room for a lot of creativity and can be as simple or elaborate as you want. A box, some silver spray paint, and any cabling that you have lying around = robot.

Nudist costume
Nudist on Strike: If it’s especially cold where you live, you can bundle up like usual and just add a “nudists on strike” sign. Be prepared to spend much of the night negotiating.

Have you found any cool online costume photos that might inspire a last minute costume? Halloween procrastinators need your help; leave your suggestions in the comments!

Posted on October 23rd, 2007 in
Halloween Costumes by Lauren

Halloween party Bat SandwichAfter a successful unveiling of these delicious mini open face sandwiches at this years Halloween party, we knew we had to quickly post them on the site. We called them Fried Yam Bat Sandwiches, but the party goers just called them delicious. So bust out your mini cookie cutters and add this guest-pleasing recipe to your Halloween party menu.

Posted on October 21st, 2007 in
Halloween Food, Site News by Sean

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BuyCostumes – Get 99 cent shipping (on orders $60+) plus guaranteed Halloween delivery. See their shipping chart to make sure you order in time for Halloween.

Costume Craze – Use coupon code LNTEN to get 10% off

Be sure to see our previous post about Halloween discounts and Halloween store coupons. Some of those devilish deals are still in effect. Better yet, subscribe to our Halloween Sales RSS Feed and be the first to know. If you know of any other Halloween sales, drop a comment with the details.

Posted on October 19th, 2007 in
Halloween Sales by Sean

Easy Felt Banner Tutorial Step right up boils and ghouls, to the new Easy Felt Banner tutorial. With a couple sheets of felt and a sewing machine you’re about a half hour away from a scary circus inspired banner.

Remember the neighbor-frightening decoration that we mentioned earlier this month? Hopefully we’ll get that made tomorrow and posted in the next couple days. Unless it looks like crap, in which case we’ll be scouring the site 1984-style for promises of said tutorial. Double-Plus Good!

Posted on October 18th, 2007 in
Halloween Decor, Site News by Lauren

The trip report for Knott’s Scary Farm is finally up. We spent the entire night going through their 13 mazes, watching several freaky shows, and getting attacked by the hundreds of monsters roaming the park. Is there a better way to spend an evening?

Now that our big haunt trip and early Halloween party are over, there will be some new recipes and decor tutorials up in the next few days. Only 14 days left until The Big Night! What have you guys been up to?

Posted on October 16th, 2007 in
Halloween Events by Lauren
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