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  • Steampunk also known as Victorian science fiction has exploded in popularity recently. Here, you'll learn about Steampunk costuming basics, from goggles to gloves to shirts.

    Steampunk Basics: Costuming Made Easy

    Steampunk Basics: Costuming Made Easy

    by Diana Vick97

  • A masquerade ball is basically an occasion/event or party in which those attending appear in costume wearing a mask (Masquerade mask). Often these kinds of social gatherings or carnivals as they were called in the day were a part of 15th...

    What is a Masquerade Ball, and Why Wear a Mask?

    What is a Masquerade Ball, and Why Wear a Mask?

    by Achilles20100

  • A look at how mass market Halloween costumes are designed for men and women based on different movie characters. Explore the differences in Halloween film costume designs between men and women.

    Movie Halloween Costumes Men vs Women

    Movie Halloween Costumes Men vs Women

    by Geekdom3

  • This article includes details about Egyptian clothing: facts on men's and women's garments with pictures, no-sew costume making ideas, information on materials, and a resource guide.

    Ancient Egypt Costume Ideas & Dresses

    Ancient Egypt Costume Ideas & Dresses

    by Bryce6

  • With the popularity of 'Letter Parties', where people can come dressed as something beginning with a designated letter of the alphabet, Props & Frocks presents a selection of ideas for the Letter W.

    Costume Ideas Starting With The Letter W

    Costume Ideas Starting With The Letter W

    by Party Girl2

  • The Princess Bride character Buttercup costume page and guide for Halloween and cosplay. This post focuses on her most well known red riding dress outfit that she wears in the movie.

    Princess Bride Buttercup Costume

    Princess Bride Buttercup Costume

    by Marie2

  • Here are some Rocky Horror Picture Show costume ideas from this wild cult classic. Freaky characters, a great cast, and songs like "Let's Do The Timewarp Again" make these costumes fun for all. DIY

    Rocky Horror Picture Show Costume Ideas

    Rocky Horror Picture Show Costume Ideas

    by HalloweenRecipes0

  • A funny pun costume - get it, a punny costume? Okay, puns are a corny but humorous costume idea, and you can find some DIY ideas on this page. Punsters & Pundits will find the perfect costume howto

    20+ Ideas for Punny Costumes

    20+ Ideas for Punny Costumes

    by HOWTOMAKEA0

  • More pun costume ideas like Amazon Prime, Kevin Bacon, Chicken Cord On Blue, Killer B, and lots more punny outfits for dress up Halloween fun. I bet you can win a Halloween costume contest with one

    More Pun Costume Ideas You Can Make

    More Pun Costume Ideas You Can Make

    by HOWTOMAKEA0

  • Learn how to face paint a skull for Halloween or Dias de los Muertos. Look at a photo gallery of examples ranging from realistic skulls to sugar skulls for inspiration.

    Skull Makeup Tips and Tutorials

    Skull Makeup Tips and Tutorials

    by MakinBacon0

  • Whether you're planning to attend a Naruto Anime cosplay convention or just trying to find a costume for halloween, you can save some money by creating some of Kakashi Hatake's accessories.

    Naruto Kakashi Hatake Cosplay Costume

    Naruto Kakashi Hatake Cosplay Costume

    by hdy0

  • Do not be intimidated by face painting. If you are organized, have a plan, and good supplies you and your face painting will be the hit of any event!

    Tips for Face Painting Success

    Tips for Face Painting Success

    by Lori Delp0

  • Fancy dress parties, no matter how fun they might be, can be a bit of a challenge for us girls. How can we wear a costume and still look great, without having to spend a fortune? Luckily for us, there are a ton of great ideas out there for creating a simple costume and I've listed my ten favourite costume ideas, with tips on advice on how to make it look amazing.

    10 Simple Fancy Dress Ideas for Women

    10 Simple Fancy Dress Ideas for Women

    by Rebecca7

  • Learn how to use makeup and face paint to create a tiger costume. Look at a photo gallery of several different designs, from partial face paint to full face paint and body paint.

    Tiger Makeup Tutorials and Tips

    Tiger Makeup Tutorials and Tips

    by MakinBacon0

  • My granddaughter just had her 2nd birthday! This year's dress-up theme was "Disney Characters." I decided to be Toodles from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Here is how I made my costume.

    Oh Toodles Halloween Costume

    Oh Toodles Halloween Costume

    by Sandi2

  • Looking for a '70s costume idea for Halloween or a fancy dress party? This article has a list of 1970s costume suggestions that will help you stand out at your next party.

    '70s Costume Ideas

    '70s Costume Ideas

    by Party Girl22

  • Costume ideas for the hit animation "Wreck-It Ralph." Dress up as the cute Vanellope Von Schweetz, the handy Fix-It Felix Jr, or Wreck-It Ralph himself! Guides are available for both adults and kids.

    DIY Wreck-It Ralph Character Costume Ideas

    DIY Wreck-It Ralph Character Costume Ideas

    by costumesngifts37

  • In need of the perfect get up for an upcoming ComiCon? Last minute invite to an outer-space-themed costume party? Never fret. Here are ten iconic sci-fi vixens that make for great costumes.

    10 Iconic Sci-Fi Costumes for Women

    10 Iconic Sci-Fi Costumes for Women

    by SeattlePeach8

  • For a costume based on the letter "C," this is a concise yet comprehensive collection of candidates for your consideration, including costumes based off of celebrities and characters. "C" you soon!

    Costume Ideas Starting With the Letter "C"

    Costume Ideas Starting With the Letter "C"

    by Party Girl40

  • An Orphan Black group costume is best if you have identical quadruplet or quintuplet sisters… For everyone else, there’s this guide.

    Orphan Black Costume Guide

    Orphan Black Costume Guide

    by Shay Marie4

  • Weather costumes are a great way to dress up in a unique contest and get lots of laughs from your friends. DIY costume ideas are a great way to save money. Hurricanes, rain clouds, sun, ice, snow,

    Weather Costume Ideas for Halloween Fun

    Weather Costume Ideas for Halloween Fun

    by HalloweenRecipes0

  • Looking for a Ninjago Jay (blue ninja) costume for your child? Read to find step-by-step directions with pictures for creating a homemade costume for Halloween or fun dress up play.

    How to Make a Ninjago Jay Costume

    How to Make a Ninjago Jay Costume

    by Alissa Roberts16