Unique costume ideas

Giant Beetles In Jurassic Park Costumes

Found on Etsy, an artist created and sold (!) giant beetles in Jurrasic Park costumes. Yes, you should believe it, it did happen.

[Via Buzzfeed]


Bioshock 2 Subject Delta Costume

Rob Heath is a print and web designer by day, and blogger / site developer by night, and an artist.

Definitely not a newbie in the world of making costumes, he has kept track of his latest costume project through a blog http://iamsubjectdelta.com/ where he presents the process of creating his Subject Delta costume.


Images via TrevorCretive.com


Sesame Street Yip Yip Martian Costumes

The Yip Yips (also known as the Martians or aliens) are characters on the popular American children's television show Sesame Street. They are interplanetary visitors, from the planet Mars1. They marvel at devices such as clocks, telephones and computers. When frightened, each covers its face with the lower part of its jaw while making a distinctive "goom" noise.

Source: Wikipedia

These guys did a terrific job, they nailed being Yip Yips! This video was made at DragonCon 2011.

Now compare it to the original and decide by yourself:


Geeky: Working Lego Chainsaw

Simply, really geeky and really cool.

I had to post!


Guy In Domo Costume Dances

Ok this is pretty funny.

To be honest, I had never heard of "Domo" before, so i did a bit of digging online:

Domo is the official mascot of Japan's NHK television station, appearing in several 30 second stop-motion interstitial sketches shown as station identification during shows... Domo has 5 video games on the DSiWare on the Nintendo DSi Shop application for the Nintendo DSi. (read more at wikipedia ""))


Etsy: Cthulhu Ski Mask

Cthulhu is a fictional character that first appeared in the short story "The Call of Cthulhu", published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1928. The character was created by writer H. P. Lovecraft.

Available on Etsy from the AmericanYARNCORE store, this is an awesome ski mask and it won't hurt your pocket to 50 bucks.


Portable Potty Costume

I am wondering how much walking around he was able to do that night...

Good thing is that he got girls to sit down on his lap for each and every picture, that is "clever"!

Via @breadchastick03


Trend Alert: Silicone Masks

I have been paying more attention lately about silicon masks. I am not talking about silicon masks you can find at your local iParty, but special effects/movies silicon masks.

SPFMasks is one of the most popular companies were you can find, order and purchase silicon masks online.

These silicone masks are professional made: they fit to the skin, they allow some facial expressions, and they look as real as it gets.

And because of these masks, cops have a hard time catching bank robbers nowadays!

I told you, this is the real deal!

So, why not putting $10 aside starting this month, so you can buy yourself a one of a kind Halloween mask next year?!


High End Designer Gas Masks

Am i missing a new trend about gas masks? First i discovered the Air Jordan gas mask (such a cool creation) but now i stumbled on these high-end designer gas masks, featuring a "Louis Vuitton" gas mask, a gas mask covered of diamonds and I am missing the 3rd one's focus, must be a designer brand...

These masks must be worth thousands of dollars, and they do seem fully functional!

We are in a state of perpetual war – with ourselves and with the eco-system that sustains us. Perpetual war breeds perpetual fear. In the present context, this fear stems from our extreme desire for authenticity and manifests itself in our collectively insatiable culture of consumption.

Deep down, we are afraid we may never be satisfied. An expanding archive of branded myths and icons feeds this fear. Designer Gas Masks is an attempt to visualize this state of mind. Because it is only by first acknowledging and then challenging fear that we will all be able to breathe a little easier.

Definitely your good old' gas mask they used to make:


Photos: Green Army Man Costume


Creepy Horse Mask!

Another awesome yet creepy mask, not sure if it's more looking like a horse or a donkey (it's up for debate) but this is very well done.

The guys at NorthFur.ca sell a variety of animal masks (http://www.northfur.ca/gallery//masks): cow, walrus, raccoon, and so on... but the horse/donkey mask is my favorite one.

This is the Large Horse/Donkey Muzzle, a newer and larger version of our older horse muzzle. It has a large and long snout made to resemble a horse. It can be painted as many horse breeds as well as donkeys and zebras. It is made in hot foam latex and applied with Pros-Aid adhesive and painted with Kryolan Aquacolor makeup.

What do you think? Have you ever seen anything like this?


Human-like Mask With Real Voice And Expressions

Researchers aim to give robots a more human-like face with a system that beams 3D images onto the back of a transparent plastic mask.

This is simply amazing. I am thinking about a million different ways this technology could be used... Imagine soldiers overseas able to have a virtual face to face using Skype with their families... Teachers could teach simultaneously at 20 different campuses around the world and be virtually present in each class!

Take video conferences. While participants in such sitdowns are usually displayed onscreen, with Mask-bot "you can create a realistic replica of a person that actually sits and speaks with you at the conference table," said Takaaki Kuratate, one of the researchers who worked on the project. "You can use a generic mask for male and female, or you can provide a custom-made mask for each person." Think head on a platter.

Doesn't this blow your mind? It does for me.

Source Cnet


The Big Head Halloween Project

The Big Head project is one of these experiments. It’s a large, head-mount box with a 24″ LCD on the front showing a live video view of the wearer’s face. Of course, the face is flat, slightly miscolored, unmistakeably a video and much larger than usual.

The wearer’s face is captured with a video camera looking through a half-silvered mirror. There’s a second camera, which captures a view from the front of the box, near the eyes of the on-screen face. The outside view is shown on an internal LCD, which reflects on the half-silvered mirror; this way the wearer can look directly at the LCD and the camera at the same time. (This is essentially a tele-prompter, like Errorl Morris’ Interrotron).

It weighs around 40lb and supported by the hips.


From Gururamen


Photos: Skeleton Ventriloquist Costume

Kinda of creepy... I love it! There is a short how to here.


Heidi Klum and Seal Monkeying Around

You have to agree with this: it must be fun to have so much money you can have a real ape costume made for Halloween, right?

Supermodel Heidi Klum had a lot of fun this year, she ended up wearing 2 costumes for Halloween, the skinned costume and this as amazing ape costume which she had also made for hubby Seal.

So tell me, if you had so much money to know what to do with, you would be a ... for Halloween?


Video: 7 Feet Tall Landstrider Costume

I have dreamed about becoming a creature like this since I saw "The Dark crystal"( landstriders scene) when I was a child. Way into my adult life now I went to see circ de soleil, while watching the blank face crutch walkers, it hit me, why don't I combine them both. When I did a search on line it turns out there are others with the same idea (Thank you Garen and Mellissa for the info aka. Stilt Spirits). This creature I refer to as "what nightmares are made of" is 7 feet tall and primarily made of recycled foam. An Old Foam Eggcrate Mattress, duct tape (that has been spray painted black) coffee dyed cheese cloth and dollar store spooky cloth. I used old wooden crutches, I modified to make taller since they only go to 6.6ft. The most expensive thing was the dry wall stilts that I bought, which I found out is cheaper than making stilts from wood. My dream/nightmare has come true!

Here is the scene in question:

Nice work! This is another creepy creature featured on Costumzee (see below).


Photos: Mass Effect 2 Samara Cosplay

Samara is a nearly thousand-year-old asari justicar, a member of an ancient monastic order following a strict honor code. Though she is skilled with weapons, Samara usually relies on her powerful biotic abilities. Justicars rarely leave asari space, but Samara's pursuit of justice has brought her to Illium.

More at Wikia.

Rana Mcanear is the model for this Samara costume. There is a story behind the photoshoot and this unbelievable finished product:

Rana had been explaining how she raised enough money through fans for this to be possible. She was also telling us a story about a well know company thats designs mass effect clothing basically screwed her over, and her dream to do this was lost until recently. It really was a sad story to hear, especially when nothing could have been done in terms of justice.

We're glad it work out though!

Body suit made by ClaireTownsendDesigns.com Head piece & armor made by The Mad Masker

Via DarkStarsPhoto


Photo: Headless Boy Costume


Video: $1M Slinky Costume

This slinky costume could be the most expensive costume IN THE WORLD. It is auctioned on eBay for $1M, YES, $1M!!! Crazy.


Wow: Mirror Man Costume

There are some costumes that, as much as you would like to, you'll never be able to reproduce, and this is one!

Pretty amazing huh?


Photo: Dr Manhattan 2500 LEDs Costume

This is the costume Billy Crudup was wearing in the movie Watchmen as Dr. Manhattan.

2500 LEDs that could produce the light blue effects.

Pretty cool!

How did Billy Crudup fare with the heat of 2500 of them?

The LED’s did not actually run that hot, and they were not on for any length of time. We turned the suit off as soon as the take was over. The suit was never on for more than 10 minutes straight. If it did provide any warmth, that was a good thing because we shot the movie in Vancouver, BC in the middle of winter.



Video: Nikon Camera Costume

Everything works from the LCD screen, built-in flash, and shutter release button.



Спутник-2 (Sputnik 2) Costume


Tutorial: Classic Hollywood Robot Costumes

Robots have changed over the years. But a robot is a robot, and the good' old robot from the 60s-70s Hollywood movies are still really cool.

Awesome idea, awesome tutorial!



Photo: The Birds Costume


Creepiest Mask Ever: Your Own Face!

Ok this as creepy as it gets! This company will make an exact replica of your face on a 3D mask for around.... $4,000. Yes, not cheap, but, it's not like you can it shopping at Walmart.

It takes around 2 weeks to get your mask.

Check out the pictures above and visit the site here.


How To: Chomping Pacman Costume (Video)

This is a remarkable costume and very detailed tutorial, but not a last minute costume idea! It will require materials and tools not everyone's got at home, nevertheless we had to share it.

Make - Chomping Pacman Costume: A giant Pacman costume that has built in speakers and a giant chomping mouth, as well as a matching ghost (Blinky) to go along with it.



Etsy: 'Wicked' Elphaba Costume

Ouch, this is going to hurt the wallet, but this is an amazing costume!


New Orleans Sexy Costume Ideas

Some original local costumes if you are celebrating Halloween in New Orleans!

Sexy Marsh Fire: Black feather boa ("smoke") + bra and underwear (the "fire" represented by your hotness, obviously)

Sexy Uptown Coyote (or any other scary animal in an urban setting that had a parody Twitter account at one point): species-ambiguous animal ears + bra and underwear

Sexy Saints Player: team jersey + black lines drawn under eyes + no pants

Sexy Oil Spill (still relevant!): black paint poured all over yourself + bra and underwear

Sexy Tony the Tiger From Controversial Baton Rouge Truck Stop: tiger ears + tiger tail (available wherever LSU things meant to hang from truck beds are sold) + bra and underwear + look of sadness due to forced captivity



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