Historians often credit Peter J. McGuire, co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, as the first to propose a holiday celebrating workers. According to the modern-day American Federation of Labor, McGuire brought up the idea in an 1882 meeting of the New York Central Labor Union, saying that workers should lead a parade to “publicly show the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations.”
Kids, beware! This is a category of Halloween costumes for adults only! We've compiled a selection of Halloween costumes for women and men of all styles and sizes. Browse through to find plus size costumes and even sexy costumes. Or grab your significant other and choose a stunning couples costume look that'll be sure to win at any Halloween party!

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Shawn Thorsson has made a bunch of fantastic costumes. He planned a Halo-themed build for Halloween 2008, but then was deployed to Afghanistan. The project was finally completed the next year. Thorsson fabricated armor from the video game world of Halo, painted them in different colors, and dressed his friends as the characters from the Red vs. Blue series. He posted lots of pictures to show you the process.

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We love Halloween, and that’s why we want to supply the most amazing Halloween costume ideas to our guests. From classic Halloween favorites like pirates and clowns to Pop Culture necessities, we’ve got Halloween Costume ideas for 2019 and years to come. Halloween 2019 is the perfect time for you to take your imagination to new heights and create the perfect look for Halloween night, and every party you’re attending. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry! That’s why we’re here. We are introducing so many new costumes this year. From Maleficent and Edward Scissorhands to Marshmello costumes and more, there’s no doubt you’ll be able to find an amazing costume here at Spirit Halloween. Read more to learn about our entire selection of costumes and Halloween costume ideas for adults, kids, toddlers, infants and so much more!
A few years ago, redditor CampingIsInTents posted a picture of her Tippi Hedren costume and got a rousing response. The idea references a popular movie, but you won't see other people wearing it at the same party. She bought the birds, but had to alter the wings to make them just right. The idea has been used by creative costume-makers a couple of times before, even on TV.
Your Halloween fun has evolved over the years, and while candy and trick-or-treating were great back in the day, now you’re all grown-up and ready show it off. And, frankly, you want to look good doing it! We don’t think there’s anything wrong with showing off a little sex appeal, and we’ve got styles for men and women that are sure to have you feeling confident in character. These sexy styles are great for couples or for any individual who’d like to leave a big impression on their fellow party-goers.
A stealthy ninja, scurvy pirate, sexy peacock, or huggable bunny — or are you looking for a Halloween costume a bit off the beaten path, like a whoopee cushion? Whatever your budget, intent, and tastes, Party City has the right costume for you: hilarious group Halloween costumes so that you and your friends can celebrate as a united front, thousands upon thousands of Halloween costumes for kids and adults, carefully matched couples costumes sure to draw looks of admiration, and sexy Halloween costumes almost too hot to handle. Everything is priced to move — our Halloween costumes for 2018 are as easy on the pocketbook as they are on the eye. All costumes are tested for quality and safety; many come fully accessorized, creating an instant character straight out of the package. Other Halloween costumes give you a choice of wigs, wings, shoes, jewelry, and other optional accessories to purchase, allowing you to complete your character in a way that's uniquely your own. Our online selection of costumes for kids and adults is backed by over 800 retail stores across the United States and bolstered by nearly 35 years in the Halloween costume business. We invite you to comparison shop — the more you look the more you'll love our prices, our exceptional selection, and our friendly sales and customer service representatives. Questions about costume availability, material, and fit? To have your questions answered promptly and courteously, please visit your local Party City store, or contact one of our customer service representatives, who'll help you place an order or address concerns you may have about anything Halloween costume-related! 

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Get in on the fun with the most popular couples Halloween costumes for 2019! Be cute as a button with a Raggedy Ann and Andy costume. Scare the daylights out of everyone with a Zombie Couples Costume or be that sexy couple with our Pirates of the Caribbean Captain Jack Sparrow and Angelica costumes. We carry over 60 couples Halloween costumes to choose from.
Jeff from Ohio told the story of how he made this mousetrap costume for his 3-year-old daughter. Being trapped is a very good excuse for not walking house to house, but a set of wheels got her there anyway! He cut the wood and mounted it to a wagon, welded on the metal hardware, and made the back half of the mouse to work as a cushion for the child's back. Adorable!
For more than 125 years, Americans have celebrated Labor Day on the first Monday of every September, but the origins of this holiday have been somewhat lost to time. Now it's seen as the unofficial end of summer (and hot dog season), the dreaded return to school for kids across the country, and a time to score a great deal on a mattress. But with more than a century of history to sift through, you'd be forgiven for not knowing about the holiday's roots. So from the true story of its beginnings, to the final word on whether or not you can wear white afterward, here are eight facts about Labor Day.
My personal favorites from the last few years: Proper Young Lady, complete with leather bound “books” balanced my head and penny loafers; Mother Nature with butterflies, birds, leaves, and glitter all over and in my hair (inspired from Martha Stewart’s “Grey Lady” costume); and Medusa, a sheer black toga over leggings and a men’s long-sleeve black tee where i split the sleeves on the outside and cut the neckline to match the toga and decorated everything with gold and bronze paints, rope belts, decorated gladiator sandals, and snakes glued to hair clips that slithered through and stood up in my hair.
Give your little girl the Halloween costume she’s been dreaming of! Whether you’re looking for costume ideas for 2019 with her or simply choosing for her, our selection of girls’ costumes is sure to leave you satisfied. Your little one will feel like the princess she is when you dress her up in a flowing dress and turn her into a goddess! If she favors characters that are powerful and forceful, she can be a Ghostbuster and take on paranormal activity or fly through the air as Wonder Woman on Halloween night. Always up for a little scare? Check out our scary costume ideas for 2019 and she’ll haunt her friends all night long. She can also turn herself into her favorite on-screen character, Coraline and prance around town in a cute yellow rain jacket! From elegant and humorous to pop culture and scary, we carry girls’ costumes that will make your Halloween 2019 the best one yet.
So, we know what they say about a man in uniform, but ask anyone, the same thing goes for the ladies! Of course, piloting a jet fighter on a high-stakes mission might go a long way towards upping your sex appeal, too, so we’ve got just the theme in mind. Top Gun! Our Top Gun costumes come in the classic male-cut flight suit style and sexy form-fitting women’s outfits as well. We’ve even got a cute dress version! Pick out one of these fun costumes for adults, and well, “you can be my wingman any time.”
Evan Booth's costume for Halloween 2006 seemed to be a nondescript "dude in a wig" until you looked at the GAPING HOLE in his midsection! This was accomplished with a camera in the back of the shirt that recorded a background scene and fed it to a travel-size DVD player in the front that displayed the backdrop. In 2008, artist Nicole Magne used the idea for a costume recreating a scene from the movie Death Becomes Her where Goldie Hawn has a hole blown through her body. The creation process is detailed on her blog, and the Instructables version is available if you'd like to try this yourself.

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There’s a new era of Star Wars movies for today’s kids, but that doesn’t mean you’ve forgotten about the classic Star Wars movies! Whether you prefer new or vintage Star Wars action or hold them both in high regard, it’s hard to find a more iconic costume style than dressing as Princess Leia with her hooded gown from A New Hope. For couples Halloween costumes, pair her up with a Stormtrooper or Han Solo, and you’ll be ready to hit the big costume party!

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As an etsy seller, I personally don’t think it’s unethical to list an item in any blog post (even a DIY one,) as long as the link takes you back to the item listing, and/or the creator is given credit. This one just happens to have been deactivated, maybe because the seller did it, or it’s possible etsy did. Either way, even if the item was copyrighted, someone crafty could make something similar for personal use (but, from what I’ve seen, not of the same quality unless they’re experienced with printing on fabrics!) Most sellers are up on their SEO and google stats, and it appears this one’s sales haven’t been hurt by their item being posted all over the web. 😉
Villains are always a great choice for comic conventions and cosplay fun. They let you embrace a little bit of your dark side for the con. And let's face it, being a little bit bad is far more fun than being good! This Evil Queen costume has a look inspired by the classic Disney tale, Snow White, so you know it has a classic evil look that everyone will remember. People may not trust any apples you try giving to them though!
Dr. Catherine Salmon, Schumann's co-author on The Secret Power of Middle Children, found that 80 percent of middle children claimed they have never cheated on their partner. This is compared to 65 percent of firstborns and 53 percent of last-borns who said they were never unfaithful to their long-term partner or spouse. This, of course, led to separate studies confirming that middle children, and their spouses, were happiest in marriage when compared to other birth orders.
There was a time during the first half of the 20th century when having three to four children was seen as the ideal number for parents, with 35 percent of moms between 40 and 44 having four children or more. Those numbers have been reversing for several decades—and now, the average American family consists of 3.14 people. On top of that, only 12 percent of women in their early forties have four children or more.
So, we know what they say about a man in uniform, but ask anyone, the same thing goes for the ladies! Of course, piloting a jet fighter on a high-stakes mission might go a long way towards upping your sex appeal, too, so we’ve got just the theme in mind. Top Gun! Our Top Gun costumes come in the classic male-cut flight suit style and sexy form-fitting women’s outfits as well. We’ve even got a cute dress version! Pick out one of these fun costumes for adults, and well, “you can be my wingman any time.”
We love Halloween, and that’s why we want to supply the most amazing Halloween costume ideas to our guests. From classic Halloween favorites like pirates and clowns to Pop Culture necessities, we’ve got Halloween Costume ideas for 2019 and years to come. Halloween 2019 is the perfect time for you to take your imagination to new heights and create the perfect look for Halloween night, and every party you’re attending. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry! That’s why we’re here. We are introducing so many new costumes this year. From Maleficent and Edward Scissorhands to Marshmello costumes and more, there’s no doubt you’ll be able to find an amazing costume here at Spirit Halloween. Read more to learn about our entire selection of costumes and Halloween costume ideas for adults, kids, toddlers, infants and so much more!
There was a time during the first half of the 20th century when having three to four children was seen as the ideal number for parents, with 35 percent of moms between 40 and 44 having four children or more. Those numbers have been reversing for several decades—and now, the average American family consists of 3.14 people. On top of that, only 12 percent of women in their early forties have four children or more.
While we have plenty of ready-made outfits, sometimes the best Halloween costumes for adults are of the DIY variety. If that’s the case for you, don’t worry - we’ve got you covered there, too. We make it easy to complete adult costumes thanks to our selection of individual items from our curated selection of masks, tops, bottoms, shoes and more to create your own unique look. And remember – the holidays are always more fun with those you love, which is why we carry a huge selection of adult Halloween costumes for couples and groups. No matter what you choose, it’s sure to delight family, friends and neighbors. Ready to find the best Halloween costumes for adults like you? Check out our online selection or visit your local store to get started.
Classic, regal and... who are we kidding? Toga! Toga! Toga! Nothing quite sparks the party spirit like the look of the ancient Greeks. Made famous by fraternity houses, the toga has a lot of things going for it. The look is quick and simple, with a whole plethora of easy ways to accessorize. If you want to go all out, you can grab some sandals and gold wreath crowns to look like Greek royalty, or you can simply toss on the toga costume. And all it takes to get the party started while wearing this costume style is to shout the word "Toga!" and repeat ad nauseam.
While we have plenty of ready-made outfits, sometimes the best Halloween costumes for adults are of the DIY variety. If that’s the case for you, don’t worry - we’ve got you covered there, too. We make it easy to complete adult costumes thanks to our selection of individual items from our curated selection of masks, tops, bottoms, shoes and more to create your own unique look. And remember – the holidays are always more fun with those you love, which is why we carry a huge selection of adult Halloween costumes for couples and groups. No matter what you choose, it’s sure to delight family, friends and neighbors. Ready to find the best Halloween costumes for adults like you? Check out our online selection or visit your local store to get started.
Hey, ladies! It’s all about you right now! We’ve got so many women’s Halloween costume ideas for you to choose from, so you’ll be able to find the perfect one. If you want to dress up as your favorite TV, movie, or gaming character, then check out our wide variety of licensed costumes. You’ll love looking like your favorite character, and everyone will be impressed with your dedication to dressing up. Our officially licensed Stranger Things costumes came just in time for the new season, and you’ll look like you just stepped out of the Upside Down in no time at all! Are you more of a movie person? Dress up as your favorite Sanderson Sister with a Hocus Pocus costume or travel to a new world as Coraline! Would you rather keep it classic? We totally understand. Our classic Halloween costumes ideas for 2019 feature scarecrow costumes, pirate costumes, clown costumes and so much more! You name it, we’ve got it! Want to show off your sexy side on Halloween night? Spirit Halloween has a wide variety of sexy women’s costumes you’ll need in order to show off your best assets! No matter how you decide to show off your Halloween style, we guarantee you’ll be shining all night long when you shop women’s Halloween costumes at Spirit.
Oh how I heart Halloween! I mean free candy and handmade costumes? What more could a girl ask for? If you happen to have a baby bump that is probably the most exciting costume to craft up, and not to worry, I’ve got 29 genius DIY pregnant Halloween costumes for y’all! I have also made a ridiculous amount of handmade kid costumes including an organic carrot, cheeseburger, koala bear, panda bear, Bob Ross, and a fisherman. But, adults need costumes too, so I rounded up 44 homemade Halloween costumes for adults.
There’s a new era of Star Wars movies for today’s kids, but that doesn’t mean you’ve forgotten about the classic Star Wars movies! Whether you prefer new or vintage Star Wars action or hold them both in high regard, it’s hard to find a more iconic costume style than dressing as Princess Leia with her hooded gown from A New Hope. For couples Halloween costumes, pair her up with a Stormtrooper or Han Solo, and you’ll be ready to hit the big costume party!

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