Ghostbusters jacket


The Ghostbusters Venkman jacket is pretty fab. As the sell-copy says, it's just the thing for when you want to "pick a fight with an ancient, Babylonian god!"

Ghostbusters Venkman Costume Jacket (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Gashlycrumb Tiny Hallowe'en costume


Hope sez, "My husband, Jeff, and I decided to combine our love of Edward Gorey's Gashlycrumb Tinies and our son Dash to make a Dashlycrumb Tiny for Halloween. Jeff designed the tombstone detailing Dash's untimely demise...Thought it would be fun to share!"

My son Dash’s Halloween costume as a “Dashlycrumb Tiny”

DIY Halloween: Baby Jackhammer Jill

This year, my husband, Chris, and I made a baby and a costume to put her in. Here, Althea Koerth Baker, 4 days old, shows off her Halloween costume and her ability to tolerate parental shenanigans.

Gorgeous skullface makeup: Join Me in Death


IgnacioEspejo's "Join Me In Death" is a makeup/costume piece on DeviantArt, photographed by lamuchan; it's spectacular design, and beautifully shot. He says it took 2h30m to sit through the makeup, but clearly, it was worth every minute.

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Functional, animated Disneyland map Hallowe'en costume

Kirby sez, "Rob Cockerham built himself a working, wearable Disneyland costume for Halloween this year. Yes. Working!"

And his own mouth forms both the gates of the castle and the mouth of Monstro the Whale in the Storybookland Boats. Rob, you win the Internet today, even if your Splash Mountain makes you lopsided.

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HOWTO braid your long hair into a Gimli beard


Marcella sez, "I'm a female middle-school English teacher. For Teen Read Week last week, I braided my long hair into an epic Gimli dwarf beard. I made a tutorial showing how to do it! It would be a great Halloween costume for women with long hair who know how to braid!"

gimli beard tutorial

Transforming black-light Bride of Frankenstein makeup

KatieAlves has posted her amazing, UV-transforming Bride of Frankenstein makeup job to DeviantArt, along with a video tutorial for recreating the effect on your own.

The Bride of Frankenstein - Black Light Makeup (via Neatorama)

Quick kid's science project: lightsaber prop


Ben sez, "My 9 year old wanted to make a lightsaber for his monthly science project and Hallowe'en costume so I designed a quick project at his level. I documented the project on my website, and I think it turned out really well. The lightsabers are less than $15 each in parts and only take about an hour or two to assemble."

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Pop art zombie makeup


Sssamanthaa created this wonderful "Pop Art Zombie" makeup job.

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Fan-made Batman scalemaille


Etsy seller CreationsChristopher has listed a $9500 suit of Batman scalemaille, originally made for a Batfan project called Legends: The Dark Knight. It's handmade, took 350 hours to complete, and weighs 60 lbs.

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Cosplayer in a realistic Ron Jeremy mask


By far the most uncanny and arresting cosplayer I've seen at any Comic-Con was this young woman in an incredibly realistic latex Ron Jeremy mask, from Hyperflesh. I mean, wow.

Ron Jeremy Mask

Eyeball face makeup


The Brazilian website "Arte do Medo" identifies this amazing eyeball face horror makeup as originating in Japan, though no other details are forthcoming.


Update: Thanks to BB commenters FakeNina and Daemonworks, this fellow has been identified as Hikaru Cho, whose Tumblr is here, and whose personal site is here.

ARTE DO MEDO #5 (via Super Punch)

Luke Skywalker's pants sold for $36,000

Luke Skywaler's filthy Levi's worn in the original Star Wars just sold at auction for $36,100. The "sand-colored 'cotton drill'" Levi's were customized by famed London costume-maker Bermans & Nathans. "Lot #555: Mark Hamill's Screen-Worn Hero Pants in the Original 1977 ''Star Wars'' as Luke Skywalker" (via New York)

Little girl in a Stan Lee costume


The bestest kid costume yet: tiny, female Stan Lee!

Little girl's cosplay of Stan Lee (i.imgur.com)

Sexy Star Wars costumes


From the people who brought you the hairless Chewbacca costume, a line of "sexy Star Wars" costumes that showcase the broadmindedness and dubious taste of Disney/Lucas licensing department.

Sexy Star Wars (via IO9)