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Have you found your Halloween costume yet? For inspiration, we’ve rounded up a list of celebrities that would be easy to dress up as for the over-the-top holiday, from the decked-out Kardashian clan to the chic Rachel Zoe. Check out celebrity (and couple) costume ideas in the gallery, plus tips for scoring their signature looks!

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Halloween is just around the corner, and the best time to get a good costume is right now.  Costume Discounters, an online retail store, is offering special discounts on their range of Halloween Costumes.  If Halloween is a special occasion to you, you must be aware of how difficult it is to get good costumes, especially in October when the craze is widespread. It is wise to get your Halloween costume now; in order to beat the last-minute rush, and get the best costumes at unbelievably low prices.

October 31st is a special and peculiar holiday celebrated annually throughout the world. The holiday has been linked to Pomona; a Roman feast, Samhain; a Celtic festival and Parentalia; the festival of the dead. The holiday is marked by the carving of pumpkins to create jack-o-lanterns, trick-or-treating and wearing of costumes depicting mythical creatures or famous people to costume parties. Costume Discounters  knows how important this holiday is, and that is why they have placed their wide selection of Halloween costumes on sale.

Toddler Baby Bop CostumeIt can be quite difficult to find good costumes in October, because most of the wise shoppers buy their costumes well in advance. It is particularly difficult to find Baby Costumes during the last minute rush. The reason why you should buy your Halloween costume now is because they are currently on sale and you will have the liberty to choose from a wide selection still in stock. When the costumes craze kicks-in, their prices are bound to shoot up. This is the right time to buy your Halloween costume at greatly reduced prices.

One fun aspect about Halloween is deciding what you want to be for that day. Costume Discounters helps you make the choices. From our grim Assassin’s Creed costume to our sexy Aristocratic Queen Costume, we have the Halloween costumes you are looking for at the best prices on the web.

Adult Plus Pirate Treasure CostumeEverybody at one point wants to go as a bad character to most Halloween parties. The Pirates of The Caribbean movies sparked the craze for the high-seas characters, making Pirate Costumes quite popular for Halloween. Pirates are generally beloved bad characters, and Johnny Depp’s embodiment of a pirate in the Pirates of The Caribbean movies is behind this paradox.

Halloween would not be complete without the numerous Halloween parties held during the occasion. Masked parties are a favorite for this holiday, and all guests at these parties usually adorn Masquerade Masks reminiscent of the 15th century Masquerade balls. The Halloween Costume Mask adds an interesting twist to these parties, and it is always interesting to attempt to figure out who is behind elaborate masks. Halloween Adult Costumes are also a favorite for costume parties and particularly with women who want to stand out at these parties.

Costume Accessories are an important part of Halloween costume ensembles, and they also help to spruce up plain costumes. Costume Discounters offers a wide selection of accessories; ranging from cloves, hats, wings, capes and cloaks as well as costume kits and wigs.

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It’s time for the annual Star-Telegram/Mom2Mom reader Halloween costume contest! This year, they want you (And by you, we mean readers of all ages can enter this contest!) to design a costume that shows them your inner superhero.

To enter: They’ll need a photo of you in your Halloween costume and a description of your superhero identity such as the one in the sample below. You’ll need to upload your photos at mom2momdfw.com. When you enter online, you will need to fill out a form giving your superhero information and your “real life” info, too.

Deadline for entry is 5 p.m. Oct. 9.

After Oct. 9, online voting begins! Readers will pick the winner in this contest, so go back to those websites and choose your favorite costume, Voting will continue through Oct. 14.

If you are chosen as the winner or as an “editor’s choice” finalist, they will need you to come into their studio for a photo shoot with your Halloween costume during the week of Oct. 17.

Here’s the kind of info they’ll ask for when you enter online:

Superhero name:

Your superhero strengths and talents:

How you got your powers:

Your archenemy:

Your goal:

Real name:

City:

Age:

E-mail:

Basic info about your Halloween costume and how you made it:

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Do you have a spouse or friend whom you’d love to share a costume with this year, but just can’t quite put your finger on the right one? Maybe you’re looking for cute paired costumes for the kids? Here is a partial list of some ideas that you might consider. Use these to decide on your own:

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Little Bo Peep & Her Sheep (This is especially cute for moms and baby)
Rich Boy and Poor Girl
Cookies and Milk
Fisherman and Fish
Babe and His Blue Ox
Santa and Mrs. Claus
Adam and Eve
Grapes and Bananas (or any other variety of fruit/veggie combos)
Ball and Chain
Toilet and Seat
Sonny and Cher
Republican and Democrat
Raggedy Ann and Andy
Card and Dice
Cat and Mouse
King and Queen
Dog and Cat
Bat and Ball
Salt and Pepper
Batman and Robin
Jack and Jill
Howie Mandel and a Suitcase Girl
Dora and Diego
Bill and Hillary Clinton
Danny and Sandy (from the movie Grease)
Cheerleader and Football Player
Twins (This one will be especially easy if you have actual twins) ;)
Frankenstein and His Bride
Baby Bottle and Rattle
Ketchup and Mustard Bottles
Nut and Bolt
Grim Reaper and Victim
Doctor and Nurse
Beast and Belle
Buzz and Woody
Captain Hook and Wendy
Peter Pan and a Lost Boy
Barney Rubble and Fred Flintstone
Pebbles and BamBam
SpongeBob Squarepants and Patrick
Desi and Lucy
David and Goliath
Pen and Pencil
Soccer Mom and Her Player (This can be done with various sports)
Tom and Jerry
Southern Gentleman and his Belle
Caveman and Cave Girl
Cleopatra and Pharaoh (King)
Harry Potter and Hermione
King & Queen of Hearts
Prince Charming and Princess
Shrek and Princess Fiona
Vampire and Dracula
Hansel and Gretel
Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe
Jack Sparrow and Elizabeth (from Pirates of the Caribbean)
Pilgrim Man & Woman
Pilgrim & Indian
George and Martha Washington
Priest and Nun
Pink Lady and ThunderBird Guy from Grease
Race Car Driver and Pit Crew Member
Cowboy and Cowgirl
Plug and Socket
Austin Powers & Felicity Shagwell

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While coming up with the idea maybe the easiest part, putting the two together may not be as simple. If you want to make your own costumes, you can find templates online or at your local craft store that will definitely make the process easier. Looking to purchase your costumes? Make sure wherever you choose to buy from has both costumes in stock before purchasing. Don’t forget you can always go through your own clothes, any dress up clothes the kids may have and previous years’ costumes and put two of them together as well.

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More Halloween costume trends

Associated Press

For the family that Halloweens together: A ghostly group. A voodoo trio. A pirate brigade. This year, many families are dressing together as a unit.

Chasing Fireflies, a Seattle-based company, has been selling more options for families, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, and mothers and daughters.

“We have vampires as a brother and sister duo, a Greek goddess and gladiator, looks that are expanded to add in Mom and Dad,” said Lori Liddle, co-founder of the company.

Chasing Fireflies has also added plus-size costumes and expanded their sizes for growing kids.

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“We’ve sold out of every (children’s size) 14 in the house,” Liddle said. “I think the market has been pushing kids to be way too old too quickly and parents are pushing them to retain their childhood. It’s nice to let them be young and celebrate the childhood part of their life.”

Newsmakers: Angry stewards & oil spillers. In an homage to Steven Slater, the I’m-Not-Gonna-Take-This-Anymore Jet Blue flight attendant, several retailers are selling their own versions of the disgruntled airline employee or the angry steward.

“It’s a blue steward shirt with a light blue tie and it comes with a Band-Aid for your forehead,” said Todd Kenig, chairman of Ricky’s NYC.

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IParty has a series of celebrities-gone-bad looks that include a Tiger Woods visor with a golf club stuck through it. BuyCostumes.com – fulfill all your costume needs! features imitations of Betty White, Flo the insurance lady from Progressive.com and a “Bad Planning BP Jumpsuit,” a green costume that looks like it’s stained with black oil.

“That will be the controversial costume of the year,” predicts Dan Haight, chief operating officer of BuySeasons Inc., which owns one of the biggest online costume sites, BuyCostumes.com – fulfill all your costume needs!
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Anything can be sexy

According to the National Retail Federation, the “sexy adult costumes” are doing better than ever and boast a wider variety. There are sexy referees, sexy mischievous Mad Hatters, sexy pirates and a “Miss Krueger,” which is a sexy version of the Nightmare on Elm Street’s Freddie Krueger.

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“It’s a different cookie monster: it’s flirty and sassy and a lot more fun,” Haight said.

Animal costumes

Dog as Pumpkin: Fluffy and Fido can get into the Halloween spirit. Just about any costume you could dream up for a human is available for your pet.

The NRF tracked the top pet costumes. They include pumpkin, devil and witch. Even costumes for pets are getting racier, with retailers offering “sexy schoolgirl,” “playboy bunny” and “Darth Vader” for dogs.

Do-it-yourself

In a downturn economy, many consumers would rather get creative and piece together their own costumes. That’s also a way of making your costume more unique.

All of the retailers we spoke to said their accessories business is hotter than ever, with wigs, wands and Michael Jackson gloves flying off the shelves.

“The consumer is embellishing last year’s costumes or they’re finding something in their closet and making that work,” said Mary Ginnaty of Savers, a secondhand chain of stores across the United States. “They might buy a Snookie wig, but wear an animal print dress they already have in their closet.”

And since Halloween is on a Sunday this year, many will be going to multiple parties over the weekend, so they’ll need more than one look.

“Friday they might be Iron Man,” Ginnaty said, “and Saturday they might put a chef hat on top of a regular outfit to mix it up.”

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Right now, parents all over are getting the same question from their kids: when are you going to get me a Halloween costume? Now, you have an answer, thanks to the organizers of National Costume Swap Day. Not only will your costume be free, you may never have to pay for a costume again.

The concept for National Costume Swap Day started in Seattle, and it has spread across the country with this simple concept: you find an old costume, track down a costume swap nearby, and turn it in for an outfit that’s all new to you. The organizers of this event say it’s one of the best treats you can get this Halloween–a way to save money and save the environment.

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So, you have two big decisions this Halloween: there’s what the kids want to dress up as, and, as dads like Randy Query know, there’s what parents want to spend on a costume. Query says, “We do it to ourselves. It’s one Cinderella dress, then another Cinderella dress, and it’s twice the price. So it’s, ‘Ooh, I’ve got to have the best we can find,’ but it gets tough as the economy goes farther and farther down.” The National Retail Federation says families will spend an average of $66 this year on costumes for Halloween. But instead of losing your head over Halloween spending, why not trade costumes with someone else?

Costume Swap Day organizer Corey Colwell-Lipson says, “It’s really about bringing people together, having fun with this concept, and creating less waste, and kicking off this holiday without having to spend any money at all.”  Colwell-Lipson started up the Costume Swap in Western Washington, and has seen dozens of cities across the country follow her example. You bring in a costume, get a receipt, then use that receipt to get a new outfit at any swap event you’d like before Halloween. Think about it, for this year and beyond. Colwell-Lipson says, “You might never have to spend a dime on costumes, and they could continue to be passed down and passed down. It’s really a win-win situation for everyone.”

Organizers claim if just half the kids in the U.S. recycled their Halloween outfits each fall, we’d keep the weight of 2,500 midsize cars out of the landfill. It’s another reason behind the prediction that this year’s Costume Swap will be a roaring success. To get more information on a Costume Swap near you, or to start one of your own, follow this link.

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Halloween expenses can quickly add up to a frightening large sum.  Here are  some budget-friendly tips for cutting one of the biggest expenses of all: costume costs.

1. Browse your closet for costume creations. Old clothes and even curtains and sheets can be transformed into festive attire. Unworn shirts can be cut up for a sash or vest, a bridesmaids dress makes a great princess or harem girl costume and an oversized orange sweatshirt is the perfect pumpkin for your child. Be creative & browse the internet for DYI ideas.

2. Search thrift stores for inexpensive costumes and accessories. Buying old clothes not only saves money but also helps green-up the environment. Don’t forget to look for used costumes on the internet at Craigslist or eBay.

3. Use online coupons for costume savings. Sites like PromotionalCodes.com and CouponWinner.com offer hundreds of money-saving coupons for costumes, decorations, accessories, candy and more. Search the sites’ Halloween category to find the best deals quickly and easily.

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4. Organize a costume swap. Get with friends to trade kid and adult costumes or coordinate a swap within your neighborhood or at your office. Not only will others appreciate the money-saving idea, but you’ll likely score a great costume for free!

5. Buy next year’s costume at extremely discounted prices after Halloween. Start saving for next year now and shop after the haunting celebration to score anywhere from 60 to 80% off of costumes and accessories.

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Everyone’s favorite holiday is coming up and it’s the only time of year you can dress up in your fantasy outfit and not get strange looks. That’s right! It almost time for Halloween and Halloween costumes are going fast! It’s not just kids who like to dress up; adults love to dress as their favorite hero, person, or fantasy even it it’s a naughty costume.

So what’s going as the favorite this year – the princess costume! Again the princess costume wins out on the most sought after Halloween costume and not just for kids, adults want on too. It usually takes the number one spot and this year is no different.

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Coming in second place is a pirate costume. Jack Sparrow is still number two and it come complete with sword, hair, and sash. You can get costume accessories like the eye patch or extra knives to go with your costume, depending whether you want to be a good pirate or a bad pirate.

A vampire costume takes third place with all the gory red blood, teeth, and black cape. Twilight saga movies are responsible for this one moving up. Vampire fans want to be Edward Cullen to get that girl they’ve always wanted. Others are looking to Jacob Black costume for the Halloween treat or is that trick? Since there isn’t one many are using muscle chest shirts or a black t-shirt with muscle arms and a set of werewolf feet.

A surprising up coming costume introduced for this year is pet costumes. Pet costumes come in at forth place. I can tell you the costumes they have for pets are outstanding. You can make a German shepherd look like a hot dog or your poodle look like the Hulk complete with green hair. Of course, there is always the princess dog costume that’s a favorite with pet owners.

Fifth place goes to fancy dress costumes. That would cover the tuxedoes, southern belle, and the suave, sophisticated multimillionaire from the fifties. Fancy dress costumes are in the same place as last year cuz you can’t go wrong looking like Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara.

Sixth place has held for this year as well as last with Batman costumes for kids and adults. Everyone’s hero and if you’re there’s two of you; you can have a couples costume with Batman and Robin. Robin looks just as good as a female as with a male.

Seventh place goes to the queen costume and that’s Queen as in Elisabeth, Queen of England, or Sofía, Queen of Spain. You can’t go wrong being a queen of any country or as queen of a genre.

The old favorite witch costume comes in eighth place. The best standby costume around. If you don’t know what else to dress up as for Halloween then go with the witch. The big black hat is the funnest to wear or with a little imagination it can be turned into a wizard’s hat.

Upcoming from out of nowhere is the Indian costume to stand in ninth place. Very surprising that it tops cowboy, who didn’t make the top ten this year. It might have to do with Jacob Black, who as you know, is a Quileute Indian. It’s the standard feather headdress and leather moccasins and loin cloth.

And in the tenth place of most asked for Halloween costume this year is the angel. Mostly it’s a costume for kids but sometimes adults like to be angels too, especially if they’re little devils.

There you have it, the top ten costumes for kids and adults. Of course, you can get them almost anywhere such as Kids-R-Us, Wal-Mart, Walgreen’s, and Halloween-Costume-Mart and don’t forget to include the Internet in your search for the best kids and adult costumes. Be sure to get in early or at least get your reservation in on the costume of your choice for Halloween this year.

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Take a ride on the wild side this year by stepping back into the past with your Halloween costume.  Dress up as your favorite rock star such as Michael Jackson, Adam Ant, or use one of the movies from the 80’s to dress as Robocop, Beetlejuice, or be one of the Ghostbusters.  You can be who ever you want to be when you dress up for you next Halloween party.

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They 1980’s were dominated by rock stars and their unusual fashions.  Not to mention all the great movies from the same era.  Their fancy dress inspired the world to follow their fashion even if it wasn’t the best looking way to dress.   Halloween parties that are themed to certain genre can be a lot of fun when you embrace the full flavor of the party.

The 80’s blockbuster movies can give you the best ideas for your costume.   Movies like Return of the Jedi, Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, and many, many more to choose from.  They had such popular fashions in the movies you shouldn’t have any problems coming up with costume ideas for your next Halloween party. Here are a few of the best dressed movie characters from the movies of the 80’s.

Ghostbusters was a favorite of everyone’s and although Ghostbusters themselves didn’t have any great fashion the evil they fought did.  But if you want to be a Ghostbuster they wore a beige jumpsuit with leather top and matching hats.  Oh, don’t forget the proton storage pack they used to trap the evil ghosts.

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Indiana Jones is a very popular character from the 80’s with his fedora hat, bullwhip, and shoulder bag and of course, his “Indy” hero jacket.  The fedora hat (Adventurebilt) is immediately recognizable as is the bullwhip. You shouldn’t have too much problem putting together this outfit to meet any adventure.

Beetlejuice was as very popular movie from the 80’s with Michael Kenton as Beetlejuice.

The perfect horror costume for any party.  An outfit that will show off your weirdness without a doubt. The Beetlejuice outfit comes with a striped white jacket with opposite matching trousers and the perfect hair.  You’ll need the makeup and teeth to complete the outfit.

Of all the movies of the 80’s have great fashion in them that is recognizable and doesn’t take too much to put together.  You have the Robocop, Star Wars, Blade Runner, Terminator, and of course, The Princess Bride.  Plus there are many more movies to charge you imagination for any Halloween costume you want to wear this year.
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When you look back through your photo albums, pictures of your children in their Halloween Costume (coupon code: GETFIVE) will likely bring on laughter and fond memories. But first you’ll have to get your child to keep their costume on long enough to snap a photo.

Celebrating your children’s first few Halloweens can be a blast for both them and you, but finding a costume that is comfortable enough to wear for an hour or two can be a challenge. And when dressing a small child for Halloween, it’s also important to keep them safe and warm. Whether you are making your own costumes, or browsing boys and girls Halloween costumes at the store or through an online retailer like Costume Craze, here are a few things to keep in mind:
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* Use face paint instead of a mask. Younger children often won’t do well with wearing something extra on their faces. It will also ensure that their vision won’t be blocked so they can see where they are going.

* Make sure your child can move freely in the costume. If not, you’re likely to see the costume on the floor before you make it out the door. Again, it’s also a safety issue, as you don’t want a costume that will cause your child to fall down. If the costume has a tail or other lose accessories, make sure they don’t get in the way of your child’s footsteps.

* On that same note, make sure your child can easily go to the bathroom if he or she needs to do so.

* If you’re going trick-or-treating, make sure your child’s costume is warm enough. Add layers underneath if it is not. Plan ahead for all types of conditions when selecting a costume.

* It may also be a good idea to make reflective materials a part of your child’s costume so cars and other trick-or-treaters can see them. You can either add them or look for costumes that already have them. Another option is to have your child carry a flashlight or glow stick or attach lights to their costumes.

* Avoid any flammable material. If you’re buying a costume, check the label to find out what it’s made of, and avoid using anything that could catch on fire if you are making a costume or adding on to one.

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