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Hairspray Halloween Costumes

Updated on October 27, 2013

Who's Who Behind the 'Do?

Love the 2007 film Hairspray? Looking for a Halloween costume? Check this lens out for costumes inspired by all your favorite Hairspray characters! We've got 'em all: Tracy, Penny, Link, Edna and Motormouth Maybelle!

For anyone who wanted something bigger, there comes a time to break all the rules! - The 2007 musical movie with heart and soul.

It's the 1960s, mama!

Local Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad sets out to secure a spot on the local teen dance program, "The Corny Collins Show" and prove she's big and beautiful! Along the way she overcomes adversity, fights segregation, and falls in love with teen heartthrob, Link Larkin!

Based on the 1988 feature film and Broadway musical, the 2007 version features the likes of Nikki Blonsky, Amanda Bynes, John Travolta, Zac Efron, Queen Latifah, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Christopher Walken. A hit with teens and parents, the film has introduced a whole new generation to beloved characters and proven that big is beautiful!

Now you can be your favorite Hairspray character for Halloween! Who will you choose?

The Official Hairspray Trailer

Hairspray (2002 Original Broadway Cast)
Hairspray (2002 Original Broadway Cast)

The Tony-winning musical based on the 1988 cult-classic film, now on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York City. This live recording from 2002 features Harvey Fierstein and Marissa Jaret Winokur.

Hairspray (Two-Disc Shake & Shimmy Edition)
Hairspray (Two-Disc Shake & Shimmy Edition)

The 2007 film based on the cult-classic 1988 film and the smash-hit Broadway musical. Starring John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Queen Latifah, Brittany Snow, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley, Allison Janney, and Nikki Blonsky.

Hairspray (Soundtrack to the Motion Picture)
Hairspray (Soundtrack to the Motion Picture)

The original soundtrack to the 2007 film features performances by John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer, Christopher Walken, Amanda Bynes, James Marsden, Queen Latifah, Brittany Snow, Zac Efron, Elijah Kelley, and Nikki Blonsky.


Who is Tracy Turnblad?

"I don't want to be a laundress. I want to be famous!"

A pleasantly plump bundle of joy, whose unwavering cheerfulness and big-heart garner her friends where ever she goes, Tracy sets out to make her dreams come true: be on the Corney Collins council and integrate the show and fall in love with Link Larkin.

Dressing Up As: Tracy Turnblad

Try pairing a white blouse with an a-line plaid skirt or a kicky 60's style sundress. Tease your hair high or wear a bouffant wig with the ends curled in a flip.

Go as Tracy Turnblad!

Big, Brunette, and Beautiful!

Perhaps you want to go as star Tracy Turnblad for Halloween? Get your can of AquaNet and practice your dance moves! Click any image for more information!

Plus-Sized Teen Tracy Turnblad Costume

Adult-Sized Tracy Turnblad Costume

Tracy Turnblad Wig

Tracy Turnblad Frosted Wig

Who is Penny Pingleton?

"I am now a checkerboard chick!"

Penny is Tracy's best friend in the world, a shy but bubbly girl who opens up when she meets Seaweed and falls in love. Putting up with her mother's strict ideas and values, she learns she can make her own path in the world and prove that love is color-blind.

Go as Penny Pingleton!

Blonde & Bubbly

Perhaps you want to go as Tracy's best friend and sidekick Penny Pingleton! Don't forget your lollipop! Click any image for more information!

Teen-Sized Penny Pingleton Costume

Adult-Sized Penny Pingleton Costume

Penny Pingleton Wig

Who is Link Larkin?

"I think knowing you is the start of a pretty big adventure."

Link is the teen heart-throb of the Corney Collins council and a real smooth cat. After realizing his girlfriend Amber isn't all she's cracked up to be, Link befriends Tracy and falls for the vivacious and bubbly big-hearted girl.

Go as Link Larkin!

Tracy's studly boyfriend!

Perhaps you want to go as Tracy's fine dancing partner and boyfriend Link Larkin! Don't forget your dancing shoes! Click any image for more information!

Teen-Sized Link Larkin Costume

Adult-Sized Link Larkin Costume

Link Larkin Wig

Who is Mrs Edna Turnblad?

"Would you keep that racket down? I'm trying to iron, here!"

Tracy's agoraphobic laundress mother is a big-hearted gal who loves her husband and daughter deeply. She may not understand her daughter's ways but she lovingly supports her and along the way learns she's just as capable as Tracy.

Go as Edna Turnblad!

Tracy's hip mother!

Perhaps you want to go as Tracy's mother and manager, Edna Turnblad! Don't forget your diet pills! Click any image for more information!

Plus-Sized Teen Edna Turnblad Teen Costume

Plus-Sized Adult Edna Turnblad Adult Costume

Adut-Sized Men's Edna Turnblad Costume

Edna Turnblad Wig

Who is Motormouth Maybelle Stubbs?

"Well, love is a gift, a lot of people don't remember that."

Baltimore's own local R&B radio DJ Motormouth Maybelle Stubbs is also mother to Seaweed and Little Inez. She helps head the fight for integration and is known for her fast-talking insight into life's little problems.

Go as Motormouth Maybelle!

Queen of Radio!

Perhaps you want to go as Seaweed & Little Inez's momma and queen of R&B radio, Motormouth Maybelle! Click any image for more information!

Plus-Sized Adult Motormouth Maybelle Adult

Motormouth Maybelle Wig

John Water's Hairspray (1988)

Lens of the Day ~ Purple Star

Distinguished Honors

Since this lens was created back in 2007, it has received the distinct double honor of being chosen as Lens of the Day (October 13th, 2007) and awarded a Purple Star (September 16th, 2010)! I couldn't be prouder!

Thank you, Squidoo!

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      Tricia Meyer 4 years ago from Indianapolis

      We just watched this with our kids for the first time last week!

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      jillian22 5 years ago

      Hairstyles were fun then and are coming back now.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Do you carry a costume for Cory Collins character?

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      bhent_fadri 5 years ago

      super lens

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      sojourner-1 5 years ago

      A group costume would be very cool - thanks for the info

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      Lisa Remmick 5 years ago

      Original movie was more enjoyable and I like the costumes.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      These are really fun.

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      BelleBanks 5 years ago

      I liked the original Hairspray better than the remake one, but these costumes are pretty cool!

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      hobsdv1975 5 years ago

      Good costumes

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Boo-lessed! Happy Halloween 2012!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow How cool are this costumes :P

      Great lens

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      Mohan Thulasingam 5 years ago

      I am newcomer. Just happened to visit this lens thro' Quest..

      Really ,innovative approach used by you . Just visit my lensPoetry is Easy and help me with your advice.

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      suzy-t 5 years ago

      One of my favorite movies... Great ideas to have fun as one of the characters.

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      Stephen Bush 5 years ago from Ohio

      SquidAngel blessings.

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      TL Stahling 5 years ago from US

      I love Hairspray. What good ideas. Do they still sell Aquanet?!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Fun Hairspray costumes!

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      Michelle 5 years ago from Central Ohio, USA

      Great job! What a unique idea for a lens.

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      brynimagire 5 years ago

      Fantastic lens !

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 6 years ago from Ljubljana

      Great ideas for carnival time. It is only a week now in Europe...

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      Edutopia 6 years ago

      Great lens. Travolta gave everyone a great costume opportunity that has gone completely under utilized.

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      Joycevoice 6 years ago

      I will be seeing the live musical "Hairspray" this spring. Your lens has me thinking of costumes for 2012.

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      ErHawkns7100 6 years ago

      And even more popular with Ricki Lake on Dancing with the Stars. I'm picking her to win.

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      JoyfulReviewer 6 years ago

      Love the big hair. Thanks for the fun costume lens!

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      HalloweenEnthus 6 years ago

      Hair spray wigs are cool

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      Brandi 6 years ago from Maryland

      Love the big hair... :) Great costume ideas!

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      sojourner-1 6 years ago

      Hairspray is one of those "make you smile" moments when you remember watching it.

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      adamfrench 6 years ago

      May try it this Halloween, only problem I am a bit short of hair

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      plrsource 6 years ago

      Great lens.....Cool ideas.....

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      June Parker 6 years ago from New York

      Well done! Congrats on LOTD and the purple star! *Squid Angel Blessed* and I've added your link to My Squid Angel Wings to be featured in the "Holidays & Celebrations » Halloween" neighborhood.

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      pamadra 6 years ago

      Congrats on Lens of the Day and Purple Star. It is very well laid out. Must be starting to pick up steam this time of the year. Thanks

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      Noelle and Dan 6 years ago

      Great ideas. Enjoyable lens. Thanks

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      chefspecial lm 6 years ago

      I loved these pictures as great ideas for Halloween costumes.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      great job from zac efron funny guy

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Well, this just makes me want to get ready for Halloween! Fun! foolin'.

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      IndependentEuroTravel 7 years ago

      This lens is ans example of a great work. have nice day :)

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      StaciJansma LM 7 years ago

      Great job on your lens :)

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      JeffreyTymczak LM 7 years ago

      I loved it! I rated it up and joined your fan club, hope to see you in my fan club too! Great Job!!!


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      anonymous 7 years ago

      What fun that you got LOTD in 2007 and this has stood the test of time to earn a Purple Star in 2010, cool, very cool!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Boo! Happy Halloween! - Kathy

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      gypsyman27 lm 7 years ago

      I enjoyed this lens as I really liked the Movie(s), great work

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      traceysfolly lm 7 years ago

      Congratulations on both the purple star and lens of the day. You deserve it.

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      Dietzster 7 years ago

      This is a great lens. You have really done a lot of work and research for this page. Like the costume ideas too.


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      jolou 7 years ago

      Great lens on a fun movie. I thought John Travolta did a terrific job.

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      Lisa-Marie-Mary 7 years ago

      This was a really fun lens to read! :-)

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      abernook lm 7 years ago

      cool lense

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Wow. Terrific idea for a cool costume! Congrats on your awards! (^^..^^)

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      jbarnhart41 7 years ago

      On Squidoo for almost 2 years and this is the first time I have seen this lens. I love it! Great job. Maybelle is my favorite character.

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      BuckHawkcenter 7 years ago

      This is great. A well-deserved purple star for a fun lens. Edna has to be my favorite!

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      Aquavel 7 years ago

      I LOVE "Hairspray!" I was lucky enough to see both the play and the movie! This is such a fun lens and so well done! Congrats on your well deserved LODA and your purple star!

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      Linda Jo Martin 7 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I just learned a lot about Hairspray! Living out here in the boonies there are no theaters so ... sometimes I feel so behind the time! Cool kids; cool costumes!

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      rachsue lm 7 years ago

      Love the Movie....Love the Lens...Would have never thought of going as a HAIRSPRAY character, thank you for sharing!!

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      tonyboy 7 years ago

      When I stumbled on this lens of yours, I forgot all about making or buying a Gumby costume for Halloween! I think I'll go for the John Travolta costume here in Hairspray! It's going to be a Halloween blast of laughter when I get to be a middle-aged woman on Halloween! Hahaha! Thanks for the idea!

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      Sue Mah 7 years ago from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      I really enjoyed the movie. These look like great Halloween costumes. Congratulations on your purple star!

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      sheriangell 7 years ago

      @teamlane: Me too! I guess I should get out more. It's a great lens - congrats on your Purple Star!

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      capriliz lm 7 years ago

      Congrats on your purple star! It is well deserved.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      These are great Hairspray Halloween costumes!

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      nebby 7 years ago from USA

      I really enjoyed the movie (especially the soundtrack) & remember when it was on off-off Broadway, then moved on to Broadway & never got a chance to see it them so when the movie came out I couldn't wait to see it.

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      teamlane 7 years ago

      Funny thing is that I first thought this lens would be about making costumes out of hairspray! lol ~ Colleen :)

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      seashell2 8 years ago

      Great Movie... nice lens!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I haven't seen this movie either. I have really got to get out more. Well done!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      We have Hairspray in common - I went to see it in London a few weeks ago! And I wrote a lens about it too!

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      This lens was sent immediately to my girlfriend who is a huge hairspray fan! I posted across facebook for all to see. Very clever and original. I love it! I would give it 10 stars if I could.

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      Treasures By Brenda 9 years ago from Canada

      I haven't seen this movie yet. (I do a lot of my viewing with two teenage boys.) I'm sure they will enjoy it if I can ever make them watch it! Great lens!


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      Jesi 9 years ago

      I found fantasticinformation about hairspray in this lens and it is a great informatic lens in fact. 5 stars

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Hairspray is a good movie, it rocks!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Great halloween costumes.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      i love hair spray i wore the penny costume to holloween and people thoght that i was penny

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      beachbum_gabby 9 years ago

      I like this movie. wonderful lens. Thanks for putting this up!

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      happy-jack 9 years ago

      Hairspray have no need to see the

      film thanks for saving me the cash

      great lens thank you very much

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      AlisonMeacham 10 years ago

      I loved the Hairspray movie. Can't wait for it on DVD!

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      soireecasino 10 years ago

      Great lens. Halloween is over by now but I guess you will be back next year!

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      GypsyPirate LM 10 years ago

      Love this lens, I learned as much about the movie as I did about costumes - well done. Thanks for joining us in The SquidBOO Home!

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      KimGiancaterino 10 years ago

      Nicely done and perfect for SquidBoo. I still need to see this movie. Congrats on LOTD!

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      Fingerscrossed 10 years ago

      Great Lens, well done on the LOTD award.

      I love Hairspray, adored the John Waters version, and love the new version too.

      Check out my curvy girl Halloween costume lens too!


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      MustSeeLenses 10 years ago

      excellent lens. I have a halloween lens myself, just click my name or go to

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      JoeBradley 10 years ago

      Congratulations on getting Lens Of The Day! Hi awesome lens, I have given you 5 stars, here is my lens "SwirlWeb" visit it once if you like it vote my lens.

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      threestonesteps 10 years ago

      This is a fantastic lens! And, I'm speaking, of course, as a Water's loving Baltimorean (but, then again, aren't we all?) Great job!

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      Moe Wood 10 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Hairspray rocks! And so does this lens.

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      IeshaJ 10 years ago

      Very cool- makes me want to dress up with the kiddies this year!

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      ChristopherScot1 10 years ago

      Hairspray is crazy! Congrats on lens of the day!

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      renoman 10 years ago

      Wow, nice lens, 5 *'s, congratulations on Top Len's of the day!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Good job i was just learning about this the other day.

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      What-I-Found 10 years ago

      How fun is this! And congratulations!



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      durrob 10 years ago

      Lens of the day-very cool!

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      Cheryl Paton 10 years ago from West Virginia

      I love the latest Hairspray movie. Great lens!

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      Amy Tan 10 years ago

      Congrats, this is a great lens ,I just posted my first post to my first lens ( healthandbeautyinfo) and this do give me some ideas on how to create a good content lens. Thanks.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      A very interesting and great lens.Congrats for the

      bagging the LOTD award.

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      LaurieKristensen 10 years ago

      Very cool Halloween lens, congratulations and 5 stars! Please also visit my Halloween web site and download the free ebook of Halloween recipes and party games! ~ Laurie

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      GypsyPirate LM 10 years ago

      Congratulations on getting Lens Of The Day!

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      ShortSaleRealtor 10 years ago

      awesome lens 5 stars 4 u

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      teamlane 10 years ago

      Very cool and unique lens. Great job and a 5 to you.

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      Lady-Ellen 10 years ago

      Very cool lens...and Hairspray was the BEST!! 5 stars...

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      Robin S 10 years ago from USA

      Great costume ideas here and congratulations on LOTD!

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      InvoluntaryGypsy 10 years ago

      Cool Halloween costume idea. I've got a 'Halloween costumes for babies' lens that has some unique Halloween costumes, too. Congratulations for LOTD.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      cool who are you going to be for halloween

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      omg i love hairspray its my favorite movie ever and its not just because zacs in it

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      Hairspray is my FAVORITE movie ever. :)

      I am deffinatley being Tracey for Halloween!.

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      I love hairspray!!!!

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      anonymous 10 years ago

      please get more costumes

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      GypsyPirate LM 10 years ago

      Great job with this lens - super info!!