Dressing in costume is one of the most common and recognizable traditions that dates back thousands of years to celebrate one of the oldest holidays, Halloween. It was the Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago, that were believed to wear the first "costumes" consisting of animal heads and skins, during the bonfire celebration of Samhain.  Even though adult costumes have come a long way from the "animal heads and skins" that the Celts wore, the desire for people to dress up in costume and celebrate a special occasion is still in our blood. 
“Middles are used to not getting their own way, and so they become savvy, skillful manipulators,” Schumann told Psychology Today. “They can see all sides of a question and are empathetic and judge reactions well. They are more willing to compromise, and so they can argue successfully. Since they often have to wait around as kids, they’re more patient.”
On May 1, 1886, 35,000 workers went on strike in Chicago as part of a larger organized labor protest across the country. For the first two days, the protests and demonstrations were peaceful, but by May 3, violence broke out between laborers and police during a protest at Chicago's McCormick Reaper Works factory, leaving several workers wounded or dead. The incident encouraged anarchist labor leaders to call for another protest the following day in Haymarket Square, where violence broke out again after police attempted to disband the crowd. At that point, an anonymous individual threw a bomb at the police, killing one officer at the scene. The police retaliated, and when all was said and done, seven officers and (at least) one civilian were killed in the chaos, and plenty more in the crowd were injured.

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.

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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!)

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Team up with your partner in crime and take on Halloween 2019 in one of our amazing couples costume ideas! From superheroes to classic Halloween looks and everything in between, we’re here to bring you only the best couples costumes and Halloween looks. Whether you want to create a romantic look with your hunny, or simply partner up with your best friends, we have all the costume ideas you’ll need to make your 2019 vision come alive! Pair up with your partner and turn yourselves into your favorite m&m characters. You’ll look delicious, and be dressed to impress. Show off your love for the greatest TV show of all time, The Office, by becoming everyone’s favorite couple, Jim and Pam, or create the perfect Archie Comics couple by shopping our Riverdale High School merchandise! Want to make everyone LOL? Dress up as Spongebob and Patrick and go jellyfishing all night long! Whatever couples costume you choose, you’ll be sure to be in the running for best couples costume!
More people are going to college, taking longer to become financially settled, have easier access to birth control, and are embarking on demanding careers that put family life on the back burner. In addition to having children later in life, the average cost of raising a child has increased dramatically over the generations, so one or two kids might be all some couples can afford. These factors all add up to create smaller families, which means we’ll likely see fewer middle children throughout the country in future decades if these trends continue. And without them, we’ll lose out on all of the remarkable traits seen below.

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Upcycle that black umbrella into a seriously impressive bat costume. Just cut it in half and then use black safety pins or hot glue to attach it to the arms of a black hoodie. Use black electrical tape to fasten the hinges of the metal umbrella pieces as needed to help them properly fold. Create ears with foam core and feathers for a little extra texture.
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.
Your baby’s first Halloween is one of the cutest! Sure, they probably won’t remember it, but you’ll treasure those family photos forever, whether you dress up in matching costumes or let your child stand out. Spirit has an excellent selection of affordable baby Halloween costume ideas that will look totally adorable and make the entire neighborhood say “aw.” Our wide variety of baby costumes range in size from zero to 24 months, with plenty of options from classics like pirates and animals to your favorite on-screen characters like Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, and Robin. You can teach your child about all the fun that comes with Halloween when they put on a costume, even if they’re too young to eat candy. Savor the chance to select your baby’s Halloween outfit with one of our high-quality costumes while they’re still young enough to let you make their decision!
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Everything is better with a group, and that includes Halloween costumes! Gather your friends and create the most authentic look by choosing a group costume theme that will have you standing out in every crowd. Whether you want to transform into your favorite movie group or just simply create a classic look, Spirit Halloween has near endless Halloween costume ideas for 2019! Our officially licensed A League of Their Own costumes are perfect for your group and will have you all set to enter for best group costume at your next Halloween party! Want something a little more original? Shop our new Rocky Horror costumes and do the time warp with all of your best friends! Start shopping now and you’ll be on your way to having the most memorable Halloween yet.
“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!

Show off your sense of humor at this year’'s Halloween party with imaginative couples costumes like Kermit and Miss Piggy, celebrate your favorite sandwich and dress up like a Ham and Swiss or BLT or even Bacon and Eggs. Go back in time with your favorite television characters, like Fred and Wilma Flintstone, Barney and Betty Rubble or even their kids, Bamm Bamm and Pebbles or zoom off to the future with the Jetsons. Are movies more your style? We've got the best movie themed adult costumes like Batman and Robin, Captain Jack Sparrow and Angelica, Shrek and Princess Fiona or Danny and Sandy from Grease.

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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!

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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