You might not recognize the name Caterpillar Power Loader J-5000, but surely you remember the mechanical power suit Sigourney Weaver used to fight the alien queen in Aliens. Ben Hallert built this one for Halloween in 2006. Read his story with links to photos and a video. Hallert previously made an APU costume from The Matrix, and a Mech Warrior costume.
Choosing a costume is one of the best parts about Halloween (it's only second to eating bags of candy and chocolate, of course). When you're trying to find the perfect family, group, or couple costume, it's scary how easy it is to spend a lot of money on store-bought costumes. Plus, you never know who else might show up in the exact same costume at a house down the block! That's why these homemade Halloween costumes are the way to go, whether you're looking for creative ideas for babies, toddlers, kids, or adults. Whether you're aiming to be scary, funny, or a combination of the two, these Insta-worthy DIY Halloween costumes can easily be made with everyday items you already have on hand and a few last-minute Amazon Prime finds that will arrive just in the nick of time. Either way, these family-friendly costumes, which cover everything from pop culture to puns, are way cheaper and more creative than anything else you'll find at the store. Sorry, we just had to say it. Even if you don't consider yourself particularly crafty, these ideas are easy enough that the most glue gun-challenged among us can find something that works.

You might not recognize the name Caterpillar Power Loader J-5000, but surely you remember the mechanical power suit Sigourney Weaver used to fight the alien queen in Aliens. Ben Hallert built this one for Halloween in 2006. Read his story with links to photos and a video. Hallert previously made an APU costume from The Matrix, and a Mech Warrior costume.
Tank Girl breakdown: shirt – mine, target painted on w/acrylics; shorts – mine, vintage; vest – thrifted, and I added patches and doodads; socks – hub’s and thrifted rainbow toe socks (one cut off as an arm warmer); goggles – dollar store; belt & holsters – my husband’s; weapons – dollar stores (I painted the bright orange gun); boots – mine; bat – thrifted kid’s plastic bat that I covered in contact paper and athletic tape. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to add wounds and bruises, but I did add some bandages. 🙂

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A high-quality Halloween costume does not have to come at a high price. Have a look around our clearance section for a wide array of adult costume and accessory ideas that can help you elevate your chosen outfit to the next level. Featuring complete costumes, individual pieces, props, and other add-ons, this is not only an excellent way to save money, but also a treasure trove of DIY costume inspiration!
Andy Pixel made himself into Hannibal Lecter last year. You might think this costume would be difficult with cars, stairs, or the restroom, but he thought about that ahead of time. The hand cart comes apart, so he can ditch it and the extra legs when needed, and still be left with a full costume. He’s not really in a straitjacket; crossed arms just give him the look.
Depending on who you ask, The Great Gatsby is F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece novel about passion and the great American Dream, or it's a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Whichever version you prefer, there's no denying that the 1920s makes for a great party theme. All it takes is a little bit of jazz music, our flapper dresses, and some dashing suits to make your party feel like the speakeasy throwback you've been yearning for. And since prohibition no longer exists, you don't have to worry about the cops coming to bust up your Gatsby costume party.
Ben Carpenter is a cosplayer who uses a wheelchair. For this year’s Tampa Bay Comic Con, he and his group became the cast of Mad Max: Fury Road. Ben was Max in the scene where he was strapped to the front of a vehicle in order to supply blood to the driver. He used his wheelchair in the upright position for the vehicle, driven by a friend and accompanied by other characters from the movie. They won the award for Best Group Cosplay. Of course they did.
Another iconic flick you grew up with as a kid is undoubtedly The Princess Bride. Well, now you’re finally old enough to do a proper Westley and Princess Buttercup! We’re proud to be the home of the officially licensed Princess Bride costumes, and we’ve got ‘em all, even Fezzik if you’re feeling Andre the Giant sized! Pick out any of these fun costumes as an individual theme or for a group theme, and you’re assured to have a great time.

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Here at BestProducts.com, we start planning our Halloween costumes early. Like, really early. We wouldn't dare be that person looking for a last-minute costume — and neither should you. There's nothing worse than someone asking you, "What are you supposed to be?" And apparently we’re not alone in our love for dressing up: Americans spent more than $3 billion on costumes last year.

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Depending on who you ask, The Great Gatsby is F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece novel about passion and the great American Dream, or it's a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Whichever version you prefer, there's no denying that the 1920s makes for a great party theme. All it takes is a little bit of jazz music, our flapper dresses, and some dashing suits to make your party feel like the speakeasy throwback you've been yearning for. And since prohibition no longer exists, you don't have to worry about the cops coming to bust up your Gatsby costume party.

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.”
Impress your co-workers at this year's company Halloween party with a stylish, clever, or funny selection from our men's, women's, and plus sized Halloween costumes. Does your night of fright have you club-hopping or pub-crawling? Make a striking entrance in one of our sexy adult Halloween costumes, guaranteed to turn heads and drop jaws. Fully develop a character that will delight the crowd and inspire a thousand Instagrams.
The character Cherry Darling from the movie Planet Terror startled folks when they saw that one of her legs was a machine gun. Then it inspired some women to recreate the scene. Now, if you are a beautiful amputee like Lacey Henderson, who gained note as a college cheerleader a few years ago, you can make hay by cosplaying the character at fan events. Henderson has a webpage with instructions for those who aren't amputees on how to recreate the Cherry Darling look, and an annual competition is held for the best machine-gun-leg costume.
Admit it, you’re just as big of a fan of Grease as you were when you were a teenager. Nothing wrong with that! Grease is one of our most popular costume themes year in and year out, and we’ve got costume outfits to get all your guys and gals dressed up as “T-Birds” and “Pink Ladies”. Our exclusive costumes are one-of-a-kind and the best quality you’ll find online! 

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Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Wait, it's not good to say that three times in a row! This Beetlejuice costume idea comes from the classic Tim Burton film. Just use our Women’s Graveyard Ghost Costume, add a little makeup, and you’ll be a female Beetlejuice in no time. There are a lot of different routes you can take with this one, but all of them lead to a good time! Just make sure you pack a few one-liners to get you through your event.

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“Flintstones! Meet the Flintstones!” If you’re a couple planning on teaming up with another couple for a fun costume theme, we’re sure you’ll have a great time with the perennially popular Flintstones costumes. We’ve got a huge selection of officially licensed Flinstones Halloween costumes with all the characters available, like Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty Rubble. We’ve even got kids costumes for Bamm-Bamm and Pebbles if you’ve got the little ones in tow. Just be sure to take a look at our deluxe versions if you think you might be piloting one of those caveman cars. They come with oversized foot covers which is sure to help you push your prehistoric wheels!
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.

Whether you just started watching, or you've been catching episodes of your favorite Time Lord for decades, Doctor Who makes for one great cosplay option. Of course, the first thing you need to bring to the table is the Doc's undeniable swagger. Depending on which one you choose, that could mean many different things. That could mean carrying a bag of Jelly Babies around with you, or it could mean wearing a fez hat. Either way, you can find the beginning of your Doctor Who costume right here.
She's the one called Sailor Moon and she's a pretty big deal. Sailor Moon is a classic when it comes to anime, so she's a staple in comic con crowds. That makes her an easy pick when you're trying to put together a great outfit to wear for a bit of cosplay. It won't give you any of the powers that she normally has, but it will get you quite a few positive comments when you head out wearing your Sailor Moon costume. Just make sure you're rocking the long blonde pig-tails. (We’ve got the wig if your own locks aren’t quite cutting it!)
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.
Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Wait, it's not good to say that three times in a row! This Beetlejuice costume idea comes from the classic Tim Burton film. Just use our Women’s Graveyard Ghost Costume, add a little makeup, and you’ll be a female Beetlejuice in no time. There are a lot of different routes you can take with this one, but all of them lead to a good time! Just make sure you pack a few one-liners to get you through your event.

The gray and blue fur are two separate materials from Joanns. The gray was much longer and I had to trim all of it down, but it really was the best match for Cheshire. I used a pattern to make the body then altered it to fit her measurements. The blue stripes were cut, placed, pinned and hand-stitched one by one. The mask has a paper mâché base with upholstery foam to widen his face. The eyes are lenses from a pair of sunglasses that I painted w/ just turquoise acrylic paint. The blacks of the eyes are what she sees through. Narrow, but it works well enough. The mouth and nose are thick card-stock also painted and attached with a glue gun and the whiskers are actually twigs I spray painted and glued in under the fur. Took about a month to make but probably would've been less if I didn't have FT work + FT school

We spend all year getting ready for this festive dress-up season so your son can smile proudly when he trick or treats in one of our boys Halloween costumes! We have lots of new kids Halloween costumes ideas for 2019, and your little one will love each and every one! Is your little guy obsessed with the paranormal crew that makes up the Ghostbusters? Our officially licensed Ghostbusters costumes will have him ready to handle all kinds of paranormal activity, especially when you complete the look with accessories! Attach a pair of Ecto goggles, a ghost trap, and P.K.E. meter to the Ghostbusters Utility Belt and he’ll really look the part. Is your pride and joy more of a gamer? Let him become his favorite character! We have officially licensed Borderlands costumes that will have your little guy looking like he just stepped off the big screen. We’ve also added a few new styles to our Fortnite collection, so he can transform into his favorite skin and always be ready for a Battle Royale. Your little one can also turn themselves into their favorite Anime characters when they slip into an officially licensed Naruto, Baruto, Bleach, Dragon Ball Z, or My Hero Academia costume on Halloween night! Want to keep it classic? Your boy can get a little scary dressing up as a Grim Reaper or an otherworldly Alien. No matter what they choose, Spirit Halloween is here to give you only the best 2019 Halloween costume ideas!
Few traditions are as eagerly anticipated as donning a Halloween costume. After enduring another 364 days of the normal grind, it is a welcomed break to escape into your own imagination for one day. Our extensive selection of adult Halloween costumes has you covered—whether you are a superhero attending a party, a vampire handing out trick-or-treat candy, or a Ninja Turtle touring a haunted house. Create a perfect costume with props and accessories.
Karol Bartoszynski has been many of the characters from the Mad Max movies. He became a fan as a teenager, and over the next twenty years turned his enthusiasm for Mad Max into a career as a costume designer, and now organizes Mad Max fan gatherings and re-enactments. Bartoszynski runs the fan site Mad Max Costumes, where you can draw plenty of inspiration.  Imagine showing up looking like this at your local Halloween party!

Few traditions are as eagerly anticipated as donning a Halloween costume. After enduring another 364 days of the normal grind, it is a welcomed break to escape into your own imagination for one day. Our extensive selection of adult Halloween costumes has you covered—whether you are a superhero attending a party, a vampire handing out trick-or-treat candy, or a Ninja Turtle touring a haunted house. Create a perfect costume with props and accessories.


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! 
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.

Before you make any final decisions, grab the other half of your dynamic duo and figure out your 2019 Halloween vibe: punny, trendy, classic, cute, the list goes on. There's something in this mix for everyone! No matter if you choose to make your costume from scratch or go the store-bought route, these Insta-worthy ideas will be a hit at Halloween parties. There are even a few ideas in here for taking just a couple of store-bought items and creating a costume all your own, no crafting required. (Phew!) And just like that, you and your S.O. are one step closer to finally taking home the "Best Costume" award.


Graphic designer Harrison Krix made a costume of the character Big Daddy from the video game Bioshock. This is a work of a serious propmaster. It took seven weeks of sculpting with foam, cardboard, and fiberglass. The finished product, complete with a working drill arm, is a work of art. The post includes many more pictures and a couple of videos of the drill arm in action.
Though the conventional numbers have established that most U.S. presidents are firstborns, Schumann contends that half of our Commanders-in-Chief are actually middle children. In an interview with NPR, she revealed that the connection between the presidency and middle children was obscured for years because of one strange quirk: firstborn girls weren’t traditionally counted as older siblings. Instead, firstborns were only taken into consideration when it came to males.

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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I made my ear “fins” from floral wire and tulle, and meticulously hand sewed sequins. I wore a nude tank top and pinned my hand sewn shells on. Then I sewed a fin, using a skirt as a pattern, and added tulle fins (again, meticulously hand sequined.) I was covered in glitter and blue and green makeup, and found that delightfully tacky wig at Goodwill. Don’t worry – it was new and unused!

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