Worker at Utah DMV wears best #Halloween costume ever for DMV worker

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Outfits to indoctrinate the future postal worker in your life

Just kidding, these are officially-licensed USPS U.S. Mail Carrier costumes for kids and they're adorable at that.

At $24.95, I might just buy one for that swell shoulder bag.

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Using science to fine-tune your fake blood recipe

Blood is complicated: it changes texture, color and thickness depending on where it's flowing from and how fast. Though you can make a convincing fake blood with water, food coloring, flour and corn syrup, getting the proportions right depends on a scientific understanding of the context in which your fake blood is appearing. Read the rest

A Haunted Mansion "Tightrope Girl" dress

Just in time for Halloween, this cosplay-adjacent dress inspired by the Haunted Mansion's Tightrope Girl (AKA "Ballerina and Alligator, AKA Parasol Girl, AKA Ally Gal, Sally Slater, Daisy De La Cruz, Lillian O'Malley), sold with matching cape and ribbon. It's part of the fabulous renaissance in Haunted Mansion merch, including this Haunted Mansion Ballroom dress. (via Welcome Foolish Mortals) Read the rest

Watch these three kids transform into vehicles in seconds

These next-level Transformers costumes are not only cute, but they are very well-designed! It's especially cute because the kids are so young they seem a little unclear on how cool their final forms are. Read the rest

Missing: Iron Man suit

An Iron Man suit from the original 2008 film is missing. Apparently the $325,000 suit disappeared from a Los Angeles warehouse in recent months. According to the Los Angeles Times, "Employees at the warehouse 'just happened to check' Tuesday and noticed the costume was gone."

As of press time, Stane has not responded to requests for comment.

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'Pair of Jorts' and other awesomely-fake Halloween costumes

Obvious Plant wins the droplifting game this year with these fake costumes he left on a Halloween store's shelf somewhere.

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Watch this impressive Betty Boop makeover tutorial

"So um.. yeah.. I attempted to turn myself into Betty Boop, if she was a brown girl!" Ellarie's daughter recognized her immediately, so it definitely worked.

Here's a "before" shot for comparison. Ellarie does super-cute videos with her daughter Yoshido, too.

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Supportive Burger Wife and Burger Heiress costumes

If you search Amazon for Linda Belcher from the animated TV show Bob's Burgers, you will find the "Supportive Burger Wife" costume. [via Nicole Zhu] Not to be left out, though, are members of the younger generation, who can dream of being a Burger Heiress. (Sadly, there does not appear to be a Burger Prince or gender-nonspecific Burger Scion) Read the rest

I'm going as sexy Poop Emoji

My kid thinks it'd be great if I wear a Poop Emoji to her school costume parade.

I'll put on fishnets and be SEXY POOP EMOJI.

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Sexy Hallowe'en Costume: the Costume

Jamie Kruger's 2016 Sexy Hallowe'en Costume Costume is a work of sheer. Fucking. Genius. (via Wil Wheaton) Read the rest

Princess Leia ears for your cat

Mine wears a bow-tie, but I'd bet he's into a Princess Leia halloween!

Look at this poor cat!

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Make silly noises and fight Kirk in your own Gorn mask

I had forgotten how goofy the monster noises were in the epic Kirk vs Gorn battle. With this excellent mask and a few groans you too could rough up Starfleet's more daring Captain.

Evidently you'll need to make your own body suit, but the mask looks nicer than the actual prop.

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Incredibly weird and "lifelike" Ren and Stimpy masks

Tested visits sculptor Andrew Freeman who made these wonderfully creepy and hyperreal Ren and Stimpy masks!

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Famous Monsters of Filmland's 1965 guide to home monster makeup

The Do-It-Yourself Monster Make-Up Handbook is a 1965 classic: Famous Monsters of Filmland founder Forrest Ackerman tapped movie makeup legend Dick Smith to create guides for turning yourself into any of three Martians, two kinds of werewolf, a "weird-oh," a "derelict," a ghoul, a mummy, Frankenstein's monster, Quasimodo, Mr Hyde, "split face," and more. Read the rest

Master prop fanatic Shawn Thorsson shares his shop secrets

While at Make: for many years, I had the pleasure of working with and getting to know Shawn Thorsson, author of Make: Props and Costume Armor. Shawn was one of the first serious amateur prop builders that we featured. He and one of his Space Marine costumes even made it onto the cover of the magazine. When Shawn launches a project, he’s like a torpedo in the water. You either get out of the way or you prepare for impact. You can feel this passion for what he does (and how he does it), in person, on his project blog, and thankfully, in the pages of this wonderful new book from Make:.

I love the way Make: Props and Costume Armor is organized. There is an amazing set of sci-fi costume armor and a prop gun (from a comic book called The Final Hunt) on the front cover and a Wolf Warrior costume on the back. The bulk of the book is taken up with each chapter detailing one of the elements of each costume. If you make all of the projects from the book, you will end up with these two very different types of weapons and armor, one sci-fi, one fantasy.

Each chapter examines a different prop-making technique, from vaccumforming to 3D modeling using Pepakura software, to working with EVA foam, and finally, finishing, painting, and weathering. While the book is an amazing introduction and beginner’s guide to prop construction, the text is peppered throughout with enough expert tips and tricks to make this relevant to prop makers and cosplayers of any level of expertise. Read the rest

Anubis Pharah Halloween costume 2016

Here's Germia's video demonstrating the features of her amazing costume of Pharah from Overwatch. Read the rest

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