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Thinking about Halloween costumes?

  1. Joelle Burnette profile image81
    Joelle Burnetteposted 8 years ago

    Halloween is undoubtedly my favorite holiday. Okay, I'm a tad biased since Halloween is my birthday. Still, it's just around the corner; closer than Christmas, in any case, regardless of stores already stocking xmas items.

    Anyway, what costume will you be wearing for Halloween? Will you make it? or buy it? I prefer making costumes; my mom got me started making costumes when we were kids and I never stopped.

    Oh, and show photos of past creations if you'd like.


    1. mysong profile image61
      mysongposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I would recommend adding a personalized song to the party smile

    2. nikki1 profile image60
      nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Using the thinking cap is fun.. adding a piece here and there come up with new idez [0D].

      Gota question?
      Is trick or treating just for the youth (k-4) give or take?

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        sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        We usually get some college age hoping to create a stash of goodies! Sometimes they borrow a sibling to keep it respectable.

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this


      this would be really easy to do. nothing to buy except eight cheap baby dolls from the craft store...i think you can get a whole bag for 5 bucks...

  2. bearnmom profile image64
    bearnmomposted 8 years ago

    My Dad's birthday was Halloween and likewise it's my favorite holiday.  I was never good at making costumes but my Mom would open her trunk from her acting days and fashion us something as kids.

    Myself I have only made one costume in my life and it won prizes.  I blew up purple balloons and sewed them onto a jacket.  Then I did a green felt mask that was put onto a needle point frame that fit over the head.  It was a bunch of grapes.

    A couple of years later for another contest I did the same but did 2 bunches of grapes purple for my hubby and green for me.  We won that contest that year too.

    1. Joelle Burnette profile image81
      Joelle Burnetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I used a similar costume with some other ladies I worked with when we were in a show and our song was, you guessed it, "I heard it through the grapevine." Our costumes were a hit!

      Did your dad enjoy decorating the house? We go all out at our house.

      1. bearnmom profile image64
        bearnmomposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        My Dad didn't decorate for his birthday because he worked most nights as Steward for our American Legion.  But he did do the traditional jack-o-lantern with us.  His best decorations were done for Christmas.

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    mtsi1098posted 8 years ago

    well I wasn't until I read this thread smile

  4. lrohner profile image83
    lrohnerposted 8 years ago

    I was at a Halloween party once where one of my single friends was dressed up in silver tights, silver face and hair paint and she had a gray plastic trash can lid on her head. She had cut arm and leg holes in a silver trash bag, slipped it on and filled it with crumpled up paper. When I asked her what she was supposed to be, she said, "Well, I was hoping someone would want to take out the trash!" smile

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      mtsi1098posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      did it work?

      1. lrohner profile image83
        lrohnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ya know, I believe it did! smile

        1. dohn121 profile image83
          dohn121posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Hmmm...Someone else's trash is another one's treasure big_smile

  5. Ladybird33 profile image55
    Ladybird33posted 8 years ago

    Halloween is my favorite Holiday as well.  I really don't make costumes but my mother did for me for years and years...I won't go into the specifics but I loved it for that reason.  My son has decided to be "BumbleBee" from Transformers.  So exciting for children!

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image84
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I saw a great one once. People wore black and painted stick figures on their outfits in florescent paint.

    I found a video...you might want to turn off the sound...it's a bit annoying smile


    I don't usually do anything for Halloween myself these days. Although once I dressed up as a Vampire Vulcan...with pointy teeth and pointed ears.

  7. Kevin Peter profile image71
    Kevin Peterposted 8 years ago

    Find some Halloween Boys and Girlz Costumes and Read about history of Halloween  at my hub

    How and Why do we celebrate halloween’s day


    1. nikki1 profile image60
      nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Adding ur hubs in here, is not allowed, my friend.
      Plez do not do this again.. u may be banned.

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    Zay Cposted 8 years ago

    Hello fellow hubbers! For those of you that like to put your own costumes together (it seems more fun that way) check out my ideas http://hubpages.com/hub/Easy-Halloween-Costume-Ideas-1. Any and all feedback is appreciated. Are they creative, original? Maybe some of you have ways to make my ideas better.Thanks. Hope everyone has a great Halloween!!

    1. nikki1 profile image60
      nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      We forgive u for adding ur hub, in here. Just plez do not
      add them again. This is not allowed.

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    LEWJposted 8 years ago

    Anybody ever listen to Halloween stories (fact or fiction) in the dark on Halloween?
    Recorded, live radio, or in-person tales told in the midst of complete darkness...or by candlelight.

  10. Lisa HW profile image72
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    Have you seen the cat-with-the-lime-helmet costume..

    http://juliasegal.tumblr.com/post/19718 … er-the-cat

  11. Lighting Lady profile image54
    Lighting Ladyposted 8 years ago

    Do I love Halloween...Heck yeah!  We are invited out to a party the night before Halloween, I'm gonna be a piece of Candy Corn.

  12. midnightbliss profile image61
    midnightblissposted 8 years ago

    OctoMom is pretty scary wink Growing up in the Philippines Halloween wasn't that big of a deal but now that I'm in the States I love it. I read this cool article on the origins of Halloween the other day, http://www.halloweencostumesz.com/histo … n-history/ which inspired me to research and write about the myth of the black cat, http://hubpages.com/hub/Scary-Halloween-Black-Cat-Myth

    I'm still not sure what I'm going as this year. Might go as Cat Woman but I have multiple parties on Fri/Sat. so actually thinking of Cat Woman one night and something else the other. What's everyone else going as?

  13. Bridget Batson profile image60
    Bridget Batsonposted 8 years ago

    I LOVE that taking out the trash idea!!! Hilarious!!!!

  14. Lisa HW profile image72
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    Last year my daughter dressed as a Borg (Star Trek, for anyone who doesn't know).  It was a great costume.  She had lights tucked behind the arm holes, near the belt, etc., so the colored lights seemed to be coming from her.  She spray painted a toy gun (that looked like a space gun, rather than a "regular" one) from the dollar store, some "arm things" and "leg things" (I think they were for a Knight costume originally).  She had a "sparkly" dress and wore tights.