HOWTO: terrifying Deep Dreaming costume

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Normally, choosing to dress up for Hallowe'en as a sassy pop-culture meme means you're not going as a terrifying monstrosity from our cultural nightmares -- but with the Deep Dreaming costume, you can be both, with dogs! Read the rest

AT-AT dog costume

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Thinkgeek's $30 AT-AT Walker dog costumes come in S-XL. Read the rest

Sexy Donald Trump costume

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This is yuge. You can buy it right now from Yandy for seventy dollars.

For this sum, you get a "sexy" navy "suit" of equal of greater quality to an actual Trump suit, a red "Make America Great Again" cap, and a combover wig. The wig fails to capture the apricot candyfloss tesseract atop Trump's head, but I'm not an aficionado of sexy Trump costumes, so what do I know?

Thus reports CNBC.

According to a survey released by the National Retail Federation on Monday, political costumes tied for 10th place in its annual top costume list for adults (though this likely wasn't what they had in mind).

"As we've seen for several years, Hollywood and pop culture both have a tremendous impact on how adults and their children decide to dress the part each Halloween, and it's evident some of the biggest newsmakers of the year will be out in full force this fall," NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said.

Also on Yandy is a Sexy Charlie Brown costume. I suspect this is not official Peanuts-licensed merchandise.

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Portraits of Hollywood's odd costumed characters

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Copenhagen-based photographer Ken Hermann took a series of incredible and strange portraits of the costumed characters who roam Hollywood Boulevard. Read the rest

Skinjob suit for living Ken dolls

The $919 lean muscle suit (comes in 15 colors including bright yellow!) makes you look like a reasonably priced, smooth-crotched anatomical drawing. Read the rest

Algorithmically evolved masks that appear as faces to facial-recognition software

Sterling Crispin uses evolutionary algorithms to produce masks that satisfy facial recognition algorithms: "my goal is to show the machine what it’s looking for, to hold a mirror up to the all-seeing eye of the digital-panopticon we live in and let it stare back into its own mind." Read the rest

Captain America costume hoodie

The $50 Captain America costume hoodie at Thinkgeek uses a sublimated printing process to cover the whole garment with fool-the-eye superhero designs. Read the rest

Kaiju killer bandanna/mask

The Kaiju Killer Bandana is the latest mask/bandanna from Giant Eye, who made the classic Guy Fawkes OWS bandanna. Read the rest

Full-head, animated latex-masks

You might already be familiar with Digital Dudz, the costume tees and bodysuits with pouches for a smartphone displaying an animation that adds comedy (or horror) to the effect; but did you know that Morphsuits also does full-head latex masks that work the same way? Read the rest

Handmade Dishonored masks

You've got until Dec 7 to pre-order one of Rob De Maio's handmade, incredibly detailed masks from the game Dishonored. (via Geeky Merch) Read the rest

Skull facemask/kerchiefs

Florida's Ecologics makes a wide variety of skull-mask face-kerchiefs, some with metallic grills. Read the rest

Reviews for a "Sexy PhD" costume

The reviews on the Delicious Women's Phd Darling Sexy Costume , some apparently from women with actual PhDs, are something of a remedy for the generally depressing fact of its existence: "Sleeves are too short & have no stripes. Costume does not feature a hood. This is a 'sexy BA' at best." Read the rest

Mechwarrior dad/baby costume

Ryan Bowen and his baby son Geraint dressed as a mech warrior for Hallowe'en in an awesome effort that turns the child into a brave mecha-pilot. Read the rest

HOWTO make a low-poly Kim Jong Un Hallowe'en head

Tim writes, "I made a giant wearable low-polygon Kim Jong Un head for Halloween, and you should too!" Read the rest

The rise and fall of American Hallowe'en costumes

A clever, interactive chart from NPR's Planet Money tracks the relative popularity of different American Hallowe'en costumes over the past five years.

Zombies Are Hot, But Clowns Are Not [Planet Money/NPR]

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Gender-swapped father-daughter Han-Leia costume

Tom's daughter was bummed that she couldn't be Han Solo for Hallowe'en, so Tom rose to the challenge and offered to accompany her as Princess Leia. Read the rest

Make your own geometrical papercraft mask

Wintercroft's Etsy storefront is full of beautiful, downloadable plans for making geometrical animal- and horror-masks from recycled cardboard boxes. It's a great, simple way to make the perfect Hallowe'en costume. Read the rest

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