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Halloween Costume Tips, Tricks and Other Costuming Resources
PLUS - Ideas, suggestions and examples to help you make the most of your costume selection.

When it comes to favorite holidays, many folks say Halloween is high up on their list. Over 67% of Americans celebrate Halloween, whether it is by trick-or-treating or going to a costume party. The fact is that Halloween has become a holiday that is no longer considered just for kids to enjoy. Of course finding that perfect costume or even deciding what you want to dress up as for Halloween can be an agonizing decision for some. And then once you do decide, no one wants to be wearing the same costume as everyone else. Most people want to be unique - to stand out from the rest. Even if you're dressing up for an event other than Halloween - whether it be Santa Claus for a Christmas event, Mardi Gras, St. Patricks Day or even Uncle Sam for a Fourth of July Event - finding ways to make your costume different can be challenging. The same holds true for decorating your home for Halloween or throwing a Halloween party. There's so many options it's overwhelming. Where do you start? Never fear! We're here to help.

On this page we've assembled one of the most exhaustive lists of helpful and informative costuming and decorating tips, tricks and resources you'll find anywhere. As an example, we have created over 50 'How-To' videos that walk you through step-by-step, the process to create a unique costume look that will set you apart from everyone else. We've also provided links to nearly 100 articles and video resources to assist you with everything from decorating your home for Halloween, choosing the right pumpkin to carve, understanding the differences in fog machines, how to care for latex masks and even some popular recipes sure to be a hit at your next Halloween party. And we're adding more material all the time! Simply put, if you celebrate Halloween - or any event with costumes, there is something here for everyone.


HOW-TO-VIDEOS:
Make the Most of Your Costume with These Inexpensive Make-up Techniques

In the following list you'll find HOW-TO videos with written instructions and a materials list showing you how to use inexpensive makeup looks to make your costume stand out in the crowd. Each video also includes a written step-by-step description of what to do as well as the materials we used in the video. The list is segmented into Halloween themed costumes and Christmas themed costumes.


Halloween Related How-To Videos

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How to Create Costume Looks Inspired by the Presidential Candidates
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How to Create a Star Wars Rey Costume Look
How to Create a Women's Steampunk Costume Look
How to Create a Men's Steampunk Costume Look
How to Create a Deadpool Makeup Look
How to Create a Broken Victorian Doll Costume Look
How to Create a Minnie Mouse Costume Look
How to Create a Female Ninja Costume Look
How to Create a Hillary Clinton Costume Look
How to Create a Donald Trump Costume Look
How to Create a Bernie Sanders Costume Look
How to Create a Female Assassin's Creed Costume Look
How to Create a Mad Hatter Costume Look
How to Create a Wonder Woman Costume Look
How to Add Girly Flair to a T-Shirt Costume
How to Create a Beetlejuice Costume Look
How to Create an Evil Clown Costume Look
How to Create an Authentic Mario Brothers Costume Look
How to Create a Day of the Dead Skull Face
How to Create a D.I.Y. No-Sew Child's Cape
How to Create a Costume Look Inspired by Game of Thrones' Jorah Mormont
How to Create a Costume Look Inspired by Game of Thrones' Cersei Lannister
How to Create a Costume Look Inspired by Orange is the New Black
How to Create an Authentic Western Cowboy Look
How to Create a Cowgirl Costume Look
How to Create a Duck Dynasty Beard Look
How to Create a Day of the Dead Skull Face Look
How to Create a Medusa Costume Look
How to Create a Cruella De Vil Costume Look
How to Create a My Little Pony Costume Look
How to Create an EVIL QUEEN Costume Look
Creating a Costume Look inspired by Jon Snow of Game of Thrones
Creating a Costume Look Inspired by Daenerys of Game of Thrones
Creating a Costume Look inspired by Arya Stark of Game of Thrones
How to Create a Magnificent Maleficent Costume Look
Creating the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Look
Creating a Costume Look inspired by Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games
How to Create the Perfect Monster High Draculaura Look
How to Create a Simply Frightful Ghoul Makeup Look
How to Create the Perfect "Sally" Look
How to Create a Diabolical Saw Puppet Look
How to Create a Mighty Feminine Pink Power Ranger Look
How to Create an Electrifying Frankenstein Look
How to Create the Perfect Sexy Witch Makeup Look
How to Create a Wicked Witch of the West look
How to Create an Advanced Zombie Look Using Prosthetics
How to Create the Ultimate Ugly Witch Look
How to Create a Dark & Mysterious Gothic Makeup Look
How to Create an Epic Werewolf Look
How to Create a Military-Style Camo Costume Look
How to Create the Perfect Mr. Spock Costume Look
How to Create a Comic Wolverine Look
How to Create a Mesmerizing Mermaid Costume Look
How to Create a Skeleton Makeup Look
How to Create the Perfect Uncle Sam Costume Look
How to Create an Amazing Cat or Lion Look
How to Create an Authentic Flapper Costume Look
How to Create an Easter Bunny Makeup Look
How to Create Your Own Katy Clown Look
How to Create a Swashbuckling Female Pirate Look
How to Create a Lucky Irish Leprechaun Look
How to Create a Sexy and Sweet Valentine Look
How to Create a Vampiress Look
How to Create Your Own Glam Girl Look
How to Create a Disney Princess Look
How to Create a Batgirl Look
How to Create a Creepy Zombie Look
How to Create a Creepy but Pretty Female Zombie Look
How to Create a Classic Hobo or Tramp Clown Look
How to Create a Gothic Vampire Look
How to Create a Pirate Look for Men
How to Create a Magical Fairy Princess Look
How to Create an Edward or Miss Scissorhands Makeup Look
How to Create a Spiderman Look
How to Create a Ghostly Gentleman Look
How to Create a Ms. Captain America Look



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How to Create a Sexy Santa's Helper Look
How to Create an Ebenezer Scrooge Look
How to Create a Santa Baby Look
How to Create a Festive Reindeer Look
How to Create a Sexy Snow Girl Look
How to Create a Festive Traditional Mrs. Claus Look
How to Create The Grinch Makeup Look
How to Create a Perfect Santa Claus Look
How to Create a Christmas Elf Look

 

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Halloween Resource Articles

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Creating Facial Hair Using Crepe Hair
All About Fog Machines
Halloween Party Games
Costume Makeup Basics and Tips
Halloween Safety Tips for Kids
How to Be a Great Mascot
Ultimate Guide to Halloween Crafts for Kids
Fun Facts and History of Halloween Decorations
A Guide to Making the Perfect Costume
Pumpkin Carving History and How-To Tips
Everything You Want to Know About Halloween Props
Origin of the Day of the Dead
The History Behind Pumpkins and Halloween
Samhain and the Connection to Halloween
A Guide to Elizabethan and Shakespearean Costumes
A Safety Guide to Halloween and Costumes for Kids and Parents
All About Cosplay
Costumes of the Masquerade Ball
All About LARP: Live-Action Role-Play
A Guide to the Life and Work of Shakespeare
The History of Halloween for Kids
Brief History of Halloween
The Persecution of Witches
The Historic Salem Witch Trials
Day of the Dead Celebrations
Who is the Fairest of Them All? (Infographic)
A Resource Guide to the Renaissance Period
Best Halloween Attractions Around the U.S.
Mardi Gras - History and Party Tips
Zombies - What You Need to Know
The History of St. Patricks Day
The History of Costumes
Ghosts and Haunted Houses
The History of Halloween
The History of Vampires
The History of Witches & Witchcraft
Brief History of Pirates
What Costume Should Your Wear?
Dia de Los Muertos Traditions
History of the Day of the Dead
Halloween Celebrations Around the World
Mardi Gras Celebrations Around the World
The Legend of the Leprechaun
The Closet of Legends: 100 Iconic Costumes (Infographic)
The History of Easter
All About Cinco de Mayo
Evolution of a Superhero
List of TV Shows to Binge Watch this Summer

Christmas Resource Articles

Christmas Arts and Crafts
Protecting Pets from Holiday Hazards
Christmas Lesson Plans for Middle School
The History Behind the Christmas Tree Tradition
The History of Santa Claus
Global Christmas Traditions
The History of Krampus
The History of Christmas Traditions
Polish Christmas Traditions
Santa Claus and the North Pole
Merry Christmas In Any Language
Christmas Around the World
Toy Trains and Holiday Nostalgia
Christmas Tree Decorating Tips
Outdoor Christmas Decorating Tips
The Creative Mind and Work of Dr Seuss
Saint Lucias Day Traditions
History of the Santa Suit
100 Quotes from a Christmas Carol