Still deciding what to be for Halloween? Let’s see what ideas the Internet has so kindly assembled for us. First stop is American Apparel, the Los Angeles based manufacturer of tons of fair labor clothing items. Their super simple, single color clothes are perfect for creating costumes from. Seen to the left are the “nudist colony” group costume idea and a hipster “cyclist”. There’s a handy Flash based viewer on their site with several more costume ideas based from their clothing line, but you can easily use stuff from your own closet.
AA is also holding a DIY Halloween Costume Contest. Win $100 store credit with your own homemade costume or just rate all of the photo submissions.
Another fantastic resource is Polyvore. The site “lets you mix and match images from anywhere on …
Even if you have already have an amazing Halloween costume, the addition of some well done makeup can really transform your look further. Go from wow to a costume contest winner with one of these Halloween makeup tutorials.
Tim Burton inspired Corpse Bride Makeup
More Halloween tutorials from MissChievous;
Green Eyed Evil Witch Makeup
Rhinestones & Glitter Fairy Makeup
Super Glam Vampire Makeup
Ventriloquist Doll Makeup
Pale Zombie Makeup
Inspiring Halloween Makeup Ideas
This video is just a compilation of wild makeup photos, but it will give you some great ideas for augmenting your existing costume or creating a look of your own.
We’ll be featuring some scary/gory/horror makeup tutorials next so come back …
The folks at Threadbanger never disappoint. The hosts Rob and Corinne plus all the budding Threadbangers in the forums are always full of unique DIY project ideas. With October half way over, they’re kicking into Halloween mode and unleashing another series of spooky video tutorials on us. Here’s a preview of what’s to come…
And here’s the first video tutorial for 2008: a Wicked Witch Costume. With some basic sewing skills you can transform some old clothes you aren’t wearing anymore into a super ruffled, super stylish witch costume. And what witch would be complete without her hat? Using some wire, interfacing and scrap fabric you can make a custom hat to your own bewitching specifications.
Plus more from last year’s Threadbanger tutorials;
DIY Fairy Wing…
The irony of a store bought hippie costume is that it’s brand new! Go to the source and you can create a stunning hippie costume with genuine vintage clothing. Thrift stores can usually supply everything you need but even if you want to shop online and don’t consider yourself a vintage buff, we’ll help you out.
Get inspired by some amazing vintage costumes ideas…
Want a really unique costume idea? Do you like the vintage look? The contrast of a black and white costume can create a really stunning visual effect and they leave lots of room for creativity.
Get some great vintage inspired black and white costume ideas here.
The contest is now over. A big thanks to everyone who entered, and congrats to Alyssa, Brandy, and Melissa Z.!
The fiendish folks at Halloween Party Store want you to have an awesome Halloween this year. That’s why they’re giving away 3 Halloween Costumes to 3 lucky readers! Here’s all you have to do to enter;
1) Visit Halloween Party Store and pick your favorite costume (up to $60)
2) Come back here and leave a comment with the name of the costume you chose and let us know why you like that costume so much. Is it the funniest, scariest or sexiest? Does it fit with your Halloween party theme this year or will you wear it to work?
The contest runs from September 29th – October 3rd, 2008 at midnight PST. 3 winners will …