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.
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.
So, got your Halloween costume idea picked out? Great! Now, it’s time to plan the party! Of course, we’ve got a ton of adult costumes for Halloween, but we’re also happy to let you know that we’ve got all the party décor and accessories you’ll need to have the perfect costume soiree, too. And, since we try to go the extra mile to make sure you get the most out of your experience, we’ve even got one more thing for you: Halloween costume awards to hand out at your party!

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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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So, got your Halloween costume idea picked out? Great! Now, it’s time to plan the party! Of course, we’ve got a ton of adult costumes for Halloween, but we’re also happy to let you know that we’ve got all the party décor and accessories you’ll need to have the perfect costume soiree, too. And, since we try to go the extra mile to make sure you get the most out of your experience, we’ve even got one more thing for you: Halloween costume awards to hand out at your party!

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Packed with unique and rarely seen selections, you are bound to find something that will make your costume stand out and become more exciting and memorable. Mix and match costumes with different masks, and create a never-before-seen character that no one will see coming. Clearance costumes are also a great way to accumulate a family costume closet for dress-up with the kids. Save some stress on your wallet and flex your creativity with this often overlooked option.
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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One of our most popular themes and a girl-power favorite is our line of A League of Their Own Costumes. We’ve teamed up with Columbia Pictures to produce our officially licensed line of costumes and we’ve got all the styles including Dottie, Kit, and even Coach Jimmy! You’ll probably want to pick up our replica baseball bat, too, because when you choose one of these baseball costumes you’re going to be hitting it out of the park!
Sure, going as a pirate when you were a kid was a ton of fun. But with all of the swashbuckling and rum-swilling, well, it’s even better as an adult! You can be a debaucherously brazen buccaneer or even a more mild-mannered privateer when you pick out one of our exclusive pirate costumes. Your persona will be entirely up to you. Just remember to grab a plastic sword and probably some gold coins, too, to enhance your adult pirate costume!
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!
Today, Halloween is not the only time of the year when adults play dress-up!  Costumes are worn to celebrate many of life’s everyday situations; stage and theater, special holidays, reenactments, conventions, school plays, fantasy role playing, etc. Of course, since Halloween Express has the largest selection of Halloween costumes available on the planet, we're somewhat impartial to Halloween but we're all for dressing up anytime! Adult costumes are a great way to commemorate a period of time, whether past, present or future.  More and more adults are realizing the benefits of being able to find that one of kind costume 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  It just goes to show, you’re never too old to play dress-up!
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.

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!
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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No matter the subject of your die-hard fandom, we have instantly recognizable adult costumes, faithful to the source material. Cosplay in style at your next Comic-Con or movie screening! With a huge selection of the most popular characters, you be at the top of any event's best costume list. Don't settle for a public domain knock-off of a character you have loved your whole life. Choose officially licensed costumes and accessories that accurately represent the passion you're feeling.

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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.

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.

Sure, going as a pirate when you were a kid was a ton of fun. But with all of the swashbuckling and rum-swilling, well, it’s even better as an adult! You can be a debaucherously brazen buccaneer or even a more mild-mannered privateer when you pick out one of our exclusive pirate costumes. Your persona will be entirely up to you. Just remember to grab a plastic sword and probably some gold coins, too, to enhance your adult pirate costume!

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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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.”
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. 🙂
In each of their respective storylines on Game of Thrones, Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen have made quite a mark when it comes to their sex appeal. Well, “Fire and Ice” is officially a thing now, so it’s as good of a time as ever to choose one of these characters to go as! We, of course, have the adult costume styles to get you started. Our Dark Northern King Costume will have you looking the part of the King in the North, and of course, our famed Dragon Queen Costume will transform any lady into the mother of dragons.
“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.”
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!
Alright, guys. It’s time to get you dressed and ready for Halloween 2019. We know how important it is to really stand out on Halloween, so we’ve got the best men’s adult Halloween costume ideas for you to choose from! From funny costumes to scary costumes and so much more, we have everything you need to stand out at every party you attend! If you’d rather show some love for your favorite characters, then you can transform yourself into your favorite on-screen pal! Our Overwatch costumes for adults are the perfect way to show off your gamer side and you’ll look great while doing it! Take a shot at becoming your favorite Cobra Kai character, or prepare for a fight with an officially licensed Street Fighter costume. Throw it back with a Napoleon Dynamite costume or keep it classic in an officially licensed Billy Butcherson costume that will make heads turn! Whichever on-screen character you choose, you’ll be sure to stand out! We know how important it is to have the greatest costume around, and that’s why we think our KFC costumes will be finger-lickin’ good! Want to be scary? If you want to make a few trick-or-treaters jump, you’ll find the scariest Halloween costume ideas right here at Spirit. Sam from Trick ‘r Treat is always ready to enforce the Halloween rules, and once the trick or treaters see you dressed up as the horror movie classic character, they’ll be on their best behavior. Not scary enough? Dress up as Michael Myers and you’ll be sure to get a few screams in on Halloween night! Our selection of adult Halloween costumes for 2019 is nearly endless, so you shouldn’t have any problem finding a costume that’s the perfect fit!
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.”
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.

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