Imagine YOU and your sweetie taking the stage as complimentary characters in a Halloween show of your very own design!
Halloween is just around the corner and children are not the only ones who love playing dress-up. We all love playing make-believe and it's really fun to give our inner vampire or ghoul or superhero or movie star a night fully "out" of the closet. And you still have plenty of time to get super creative!
Lots of adults go all "out" for adult parties - but consider getting "in the mood" even to take the kids to that safe trick and treat event at the mall, or surprising your young guests when they ring your doorbell.
You and your sweetie could appear at this year's Halloween event and your costuming masterpieces could be the talk of the town. Maybe a photo of your brilliant creations could even show up in your local paper's Sunday section. Go on - set the bar HIGH!
The idea is to make original costumes for a couple that go together, based on characters from ghost stories, movies, TV or just your overactive imagination. On these pages you will find imaginative homemade costumes for COUPLES, sent into our Halloween costume contest.
Pinata and Birthday Girl
Sent in by Hailey to our 2013 costume contest.
Piņata and Birthday Girl (or Boy) Couple. Brightly colored piņatas loaded with sweet treats are popular children's party accessories and also provide one colorful costume design inspiration. You could look at piņatas online for your further inspiration and instructions - and WOW your friends. Candy anyone?
Sent in by Holly to our 2012 costume contest.
One popular costuming option is to dress up as recognizable characters from cartoons, movies or TV. This couple chose to dress as Blue and Steve, from the offbeat 90's children's program "Blue's Cues." Kids' TV programming and science fiction movies are rich with costume ideas. Come on, you know you love them!
Sent in by Kayla to our 2013 costume contest.
Well, Halloween is after all the time for haunted houses and graveyards and visits from the dearly departed so this couple has used a LOT of makeup and imagination to become well-dressed skeletons. For other similar ideas, check out amazing photos from "day of the dead" parades and celebrations around the country.
Flo and Mayhem
Sent in by Julie to our 2012 costume contest.
Progressive's FLO is certainly an instantly recognizable character and of course she needs her battered accident victim who "won't have to" go it alone when disaster strikes. Are there TV ads you just can't get out of your head? Could you double your pleasure as the Doublemint twins? Grrrowl as Tony the Tiger breaking out of his cereal box with a bowl of cereal or a pitcher of milk as sidekick?? Think, Mr. Clean and a bucket, Ronald Macdonald and a burger, or the KFC colonel and a chicken?
Sent in by John to our 2011 costume contest.
This couple got to play parts from one of their favorite movies, Castaway, and took their roles very seriously - he even lost 20 pounds for the role. What a great thrill t to show up "in role," and to act all evening as though you yourself had been cast in your favorite movie. Time to review that list of riveting movies you'll never forget.
Designing and making your own original costumes is easier and cheaper than you think. Ordinary household materials, some glue, some paint, some cardboard, some fabric scraps or crepe paper, maybe a trip to the Goodwill store, and you can fulfill your long-held fantasy and finally be anything at all that you want. It's time now to poke through your fantasies and break "out" of your mold - and we look forward to publishing your photos!
(Click on the images below for detail on each costume)
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