Tag Archive | "last minute"

Tags: , , , , ,

Halloween Costumes Ideas for Two or More


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:

Free Shipping on orders of $50 or more

or

Save 10% on any purchase with code CK10, through 9/30/11

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

Deluxe Austin Powers Costume - Authentic Austin Powers Costumes
Deluxe Austin Powers Costume – Authentic Austin Powers Costumes
Price: $46.69
Adult Halloween Costumes This funny deluxe Austin Powers costume includes navy blue pants and shirt coat with white ruffles. The Austin Powers Costume is available in size Adult Standard. The Austin Powers Costume is 100% Polyester. Machine wash cold water. Do not bleach. Tumble dry low heat. Cool iron as needed.

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.

Posted in Adult Costumes, Baby Costumes, Costumes, Kids CostumesComments Off

Tags: , , , , , , ,

And your pets Halloween costume is…?


So what’s your pet going to be for Halloween this year? This is the question being asked around dog parks everywhere during October. And notice, to be politically correct, the question isn’t limited to dogs anymore; people now dress up their cats, rats, parrots and any other creature that shares their home.

The pet clothing business has become a multimillion-dollar industry lately with Halloween being the busiest time of the year. Even those who don’t embarrass their dogs on a daily basis by dressing them in little outfits get caught up in the frenzy of Halloween and all the ads pushing cute (and not so cute) costumes. You can find special and unique outfits at Web sites such as costumecraze.com, spoiledrottendoggies.com (go on, admit your dog is spoiled!), and bestfriendsgeneralstore.com. Even mainstream stores such as Target are getting into the market with a dog Santa suit or elf outfit.

What really made me laugh is the line of dog clothing armoires being sold. I don’t know why I was surprised to see the extensive collection (check out www.thefind.com/crafts/info-dog-armoire). I guess if you have a different outfit for your dog for every day of the week (month?), you would need a place to hang up his clothes. They are beautifully constructed pieces of furniture and would make any dog proud, that’s for sure.

{openx:173284}

Back to costumes. If your dog is not used to being dressed up and you want him to wear something, you’d better start now to acclimate your dog or you will be mighty disappointed come Oct. 31. You can’t just throw a cape on a dog who has never seen one before and expect instant cooperation – these things take time and probably a package (or two) of hot dogs (otherwise known as bribery or, in dog training lingo, behavior re-enforcers). With enough treats you might cajole your dog to sit still in costume at least long enough to snap one decent photo.

Besides being just plain embarrassing, Halloween does pose some real issues for our pets. All that candy laying around can be very tempting for some dogs – and chocolate contains a chemical that is toxic to dogs. Even if the chocolate doesn’t get them, all the sugar and caffeine will certainly make Fido one sick puppy, so be sure to keep your stash of candy out of reach of your dog.

Some dogs, even really nice ones, can get freaked out at the unusual looking creatures that are roaming the night. No one looks like they are suppose to and with the doorbell ringing and all the excitement in the air, it wouldn’t take much for a dog to get overly excited or defensive and accidentally nip. Be sure to keep your pets away from the door so that doesn’t happen, and let’s keep this holiday safe for everyone, even your “wiener” dog dressed as a hotdog. Poor thing!

Posted in CostumesComments Off

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

8 ways to get spooked in Las Vegas


No Halloween costume party invites this year? Lucky for you, there is a slightly better alternative to candy corn at the neighborhood Halloween social. “Halloween has been continuing to grow as a focal point in Las Vegas for the past 10 years,” says Lark Ellen Gould, author of “The Little Black Book of Las Vegas.” But has it reached its full party potential? Not quite, says Rick Garman, author of “Frommer’s Las Vegas” and founder of Vegas4Visitors.com. “No one is taking over the casinos and creating some huge Halloween attraction; instead, they are taking what’s there and making it fit into the season.” Well, if losing your shirt to a bad poker hand isn’t scary enough, here are a few of the most terrifying trick-or-treat attractions in Las Vegas.

More here:
8 ways to get spooked in Las Vegas

Posted in Halloween ActivitiesComments Off

Tags: , , , , , ,

Give Your Guest Plenty Of Time To Come Up With Halloween Costume Ideas


If you’re having a Halloween party, your guests shouldn’t have any problems coming up with Halloween costume ideas.  There are literally thousands of ideas they can come up with.  It’s just a matter of deciding what they want to be and how much effort they want to go to.  Here are a few ideas you can give your guest, even if you have a themed party.

Since you want your guest to participate in any games you have it’s best not to have a theme party with eighteen hundred dress.  Especially for women in those long bowed out hoop dresses.  It’s even hard to dance in them let alone bob for apples.  So pick your Halloween theme with care and your guest should be happy.

Your theme can be any of the thousands ideas from cartoon characters, movies, TV shows, and
Rock Stars to the good old fashion hunted house. Give them plenty of time to get their Halloween costume ideas together by sending out the invites early.  If necessary, put ideas on the bottom of the invitations just to give them some ideas on how to dress up.

If you’re a fan of Disney then your theme will be an easy one for your guests.  They can dress up like
Beetlejuice Toy Story ,  Prince of Persia, Tigger or Pooh, Chronicles of Narnia, and even Bolt and Tinker Bell.  They list goes on and on.  It’s one theme that will have your guest running out to costume shops looking for their favorite character.

You can also make a directive that says the Halloween costume must be homemade.  It’s one of the hardest costume ideas to do but it helps use the imagination and you’ll see some wonderful costumes.

Another theme party you can throw is the Hollywood glamour themed party.  Of course, you’ll get a number of Brangelina’s and Bennifer’s plus you’ll also see all the major stars at your party.  You can tell your friends and family how you partied with the stars last night.

One more party theme that will give your guests a ton of costume ideas is a theme from classic movies. You’ll get to bob apples with Samson and Delilah, watch fireworks with Anthony and Cleopatra, and sit and drink tea with Scarleet and Rhett.  This is one of the best themes for Halloween costume ideas for your guests.

Womens Gone With The Wind Scarlet O'Hara Picnic Costume Gone With The Wind Scarlet O’Hara Picnic Costume

This is a replica of the beautiful gown worn by Scarlet O’Hara in the picnic scene in Gone With The Wind. Scarlet looked so lovely, standing out among all the other young ladies. Her goal at the barbeque at the Twelve Oaks Plantation was to see the love of her life, Ashley Wilkes. While the other girl’s are napping, Scarlet sneaks away to profess her love to Ashley. Her heart is broken when Ashley tells her of his intent to marry Melanie. Just after that she meets Rhett Butler and thus the epic story begins. She may have been upset but she still looked lovely in this Women’s Gone With The Wind Scarlet O’Hara Picnic Costume featuring a white gown with a pale green floral pattern. The dress has a ruffled neckline and a wide green satin sash. Its a stunning dress that exudes old world southern femininity.



All in all, the best theme is one that will enchant your guest and give them tons of ideas for their Halloween costume.  They will talk about your party far into the future and will remember what fun they have coming up with the Halloween costume ideas.

Posted in Adult Costumes, Costumes, Halloween ActivitiesComments (1)

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Step Back Into The Yesteryear For Halloween Costumes This Year


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.

Ghostbusters Adult Plus Costume

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.

Deluxe Indiana Jones Mutt Williams Child

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.
Adult Star Wars X-Wing Fighter Pilot Costume

Posted in Adult Costumes, Costumes, Kids CostumesComments (1)

Tags: , ,

Last Minute Halloween Costumes


There is absolutely nothing worse than being invited out to a Halloween party as a date or with some of your friends and you have nothing up your sleeve. If you are a parent, you may have even been really busy just before Halloween and simply did not have the time to take your children out to shop for costumes or to make them anything elaborate. No matter what your situation may be, there are a bunch of great tips and ideas that you can use in order to put together a fabulous last minute Halloween costume!

When you are in a pinch and you need to throw together a costume at the very last minute, you can go as simple as cutting out eyeholes on a white sheet to getting more elaborate and putting together a scarecrow costume or even a vampire if you have the resources. The great thing about Halloween and choosing a costume is that you can really let your creative side shine. Additionally, if you have a cool discount store nearby, you should be able to wrangle up a bunch of great accessories without spending your entire paycheck in the process.

If you are a female, then you may want to take the route of a witch or even a black cat considering the fact that you may have a number of the clothing and/or accessories already in your closet. Black is the key for these costumes, and if you have black tights, boots, nail polish and more, then you are already more than halfway there. You will really only need to purchase a cat tail and ears for the cat costume and hat, broom and cape for the witch costume. Get as creative as you can with makeup and you have a fast costume that will look amazing!

One of the other great last minute ideas that you can use and transform into several different costumes would be that of a hobo or bum. If you think about it, you could even take mismatched clothing from a clown costume from last year and put it together for a hobo costume this year. Dressing up in a variety of clothing that is brightly colored, putting on makeup and spiking up your hair can also give you an instant punk rocker costume! With so many great things you can find at a discount store or within your home, you should be able to find a last minute costume for Halloween with ease.

Posted in CostumesComments Off

Advertise Here