If you were a factory worker in the 1880s, you were probably toiling away at your job for an average of 60 hours a week, and it wasn't unheard of for textile laborers in New York to make only 75 cents a day, which was a paltry sum, even for the time. To bring attention to these unfair working conditions, labor organizers coordinated the first Labor Day parade on Tuesday, September 5, 1882.
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.

Full House's perpetually neglected Stephanie Tanner, The Brady Bunch's embittered Jan Brady, Downton Abbey's tragedy-prone Lady Edith Crawley: For many people, these are the images that pop into their heads when thinking of the stereotypical middle child. In TV shows and movies, they’re often used as comic relief, always stuck in the shadow of their other, seemingly more important siblings. But the reality is far more generous to middle children.

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. 😉

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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.
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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Our extensive selection of costumes for adults includes a wide range of themes, styles and sizes for all body types, including plus-size costumes. We carry adult costumes from your favorite TV shows, movies and video games, as well as classic – and easy – Halloween costumes for adults of all shapes and sizes. More about humor than horror? Be sure to check out our collection of funny adult Halloween costumes so you can be the talk of the party!
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!
Now that your toddler is a little bit older, it’s time to include their Halloween costume ideas during your 2019 search. You and your toddler will be thrilled at the selection we have here at Spirit Halloween! You and your little one can keep it classic by dressing up in an animal costume, or you can transform them into their favorite on-screen character. From Elmo to PJ Masks and PAW Patrol, we’ve got all the Toddler costumes you’ll need to make a perfect choice! You know how much Pinkfong has had an influence on your baby, and now you can turn them into their favorite character, Baby Shark! With Baby shark costumes for the entire family, you’ll have the best costumes your town has ever seen! We’re sure your little one would love to become a character of their favorite movie How to Train your Dragon or save the world in an officially licensed Super Monsters costume on Halloween night!  Teach your little girl about girl power with Rainbow Rangers costumes that’ll add instant color to any occasion! You can even give your onlookers a little spook by dressing them up as their favorite Super Monster character, too! Your entire neighborhood will love watching your growing bundle of joy make their way from house to house in a stylish Halloween costume, and that’s why we’re giving you all the costume ideas you need to create the perfect look. Start shopping now and you’ll be ready to make Halloween 2019 the best one yet!
Is cosplay your favorite? Us too! We’re all about Halloween, quite obviously, but we’re big-time fans of the folks who ply their costume skills all year long. Our Halloween costumes work great for cosplay, whether you mod them with your own upgraded costuming talents or prefer them ready to go out-of-the-box. Check out some of these classic cosplay ideas to see if they inspire your next choice for a Comic-Con!
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!
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.

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.  

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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.
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.
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.

Our extensive selection of costumes for adults includes a wide range of themes, styles and sizes for all body types, including plus-size costumes. We carry adult costumes from your favorite TV shows, movies and video games, as well as classic – and easy – Halloween costumes for adults of all shapes and sizes. More about humor than horror? Be sure to check out our collection of funny adult Halloween costumes so you can be the talk of the party! 

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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!

Delve into this Halloween with numbers on your side when you and your friends coordinate a group costume theme. If you all just can't stop talking and speculating about the end of Marvel's Infinity War, hit the Halloween scene as the entire Avengers team, and you've assembled a group that is ready to captivate any party, club, or bar. Keep it classic and classy when you host a vampire-themed Halloween party with all of your friends dressed as their favorite blood-sucker.


15. Cheeseburger: I love that this is a no sew costume, but if you have no time to DIY, consider buying this fun hamburger costume! Also, if you’re in the market for baby cheeseburger costume, my beefy Maxwell is pretty adorable. Check out this post for the DIY baby hamburger costume tutorial. If you have the time to make your own, all of the step by step burger costume is at Please Note.

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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.

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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.

So, just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean your interests have completely matured. You might still be obsessed with the movies you grew up with, or maybe you’re always looking to relive one of your favorite childhood costume themes. We, of course, are one of the top destinations for licensed costumes and we’ve got an incredible selection of classic costume themes, too. Check out these perennial bestselling costume categories to see if any of them are just the style you’re looking for this year!
1. Crown and Coke: This is a fun couples costume or a bottle of coke complete with coke tab headband makes for a great costume on it’s own! The tutorial is pretty simple assuming you have a red dress on hand. Turn this into a group costume idea with friends and all be different bottles of pop! If you don’t have time to DIY, I found a cute option on Amazon: Coca Cola Dress and Diet Coke Dress. Jack Daniels T-shirt and black pants would be a super easy non DIY version too: Jack Daniel’s T-Shirt.

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Delve into this Halloween with numbers on your side when you and your friends coordinate a group costume theme. If you all just can't stop talking and speculating about the end of Marvel's Infinity War, hit the Halloween scene as the entire Avengers team, and you've assembled a group that is ready to captivate any party, club, or bar. Keep it classic and classy when you host a vampire-themed Halloween party with all of your friends dressed as their favorite blood-sucker.
QuaziLogical made a classic illusion costume a couple of years ago. It cost him about $30 and took about 30 hours of work. This version of the trick looks better than most because the “dummy” is covered by a surgical mask, obscuring its fakery, and QuaziLogical wore a mask, too, to make his face look artificial. See a closer image of the legs he made.

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In general, it's difficult to nail down certain presidential birth orders, as the middle child blog SmackDab puts it: "George Washington’s father had four children with his first wife before the first President was born. Washington was the first of six children from his father’s second marriage. So was he the first born or the fifth born?" Still, if we're to take conventional wisdom and a loose definition of what a middle child is (basically anyone not the oldest or the youngest), then it turns out that 52 percent of presidents were born in the middle, including Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Abraham Lincoln.
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!

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.
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.
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!
Our extensive selection of costumes for adults includes a wide range of themes, styles and sizes for all body types, including plus-size costumes. We carry adult costumes from your favorite TV shows, movies and video games, as well as classic – and easy – Halloween costumes for adults of all shapes and sizes. More about humor than horror? Be sure to check out our collection of funny adult Halloween costumes so you can be the talk of the party!
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!
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.

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