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Burlesque Movie Costume

Burlesque Movie Inspired Halloween Costume Ideas

If you’ve seen the hit movie starring Cher and Christina Aguilera then you were probably just as impressed by the costumes as you were with the performances. If you think you’re daring enough to use this theme for Halloween, then here are some exciting ideas to choose from.

Getting The Burlesque Outfit Right

When you think of burlesque, you immediately think of sexy. However, burlesque was just as much about the comedy and the entertainment as it was about the revealing outfits. To get the burlesque look right, you need to have the right attitude – you want to have some fun with this!

The outfits in the Burlesque movie itself generally conform to the traditional idea of this style of costume. Moulin Rouge is another movie that comes to mind when you imagine what was worn – usually dark colors, layers, corsets and ruffles.

When you wear this style of dress, it’s important to get into character. Yes, the costumes are revealing, but you’ve got enough confidence and beauty to carry them off with style!

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Thankfully, burlesque has always been a popular theme for Halloween costumes, meaning there are a huge range of readymade outfits to choose from. If you don’t want to go down that route, however, choose a silky corset from a lingerie store and combine that with a ruffled skirt, big hair and some accessories.

Key Burlesque Accessories

As well as the main outfit itself, any Burlesque movie Halloween costume is going to need to make use of key accessories to complete the look…

* Hosiery: Stockings were always an important part of any burlesque outfit, usually attached using garters. You can also use a variety of different tights, including fishnets, sheer designs, or those featuring lines and stripes. As long as it helps shape the legs and add interest to your outfit, it’s in!

* Gloves: Due to the fact that burlesque outfits were usually an exaggeration of clothing worn in Victorian times, costumes often make use of long gloves that extend far up the arm, past the elbows. The gloves also came to form an important part of the striptease.

* Jewelry: You can choose to wear just about any jewelry you want with your burlesque Halloween costume. Necklaces were popular for covering the open neckline, as were hairpieces or dazzling earrings. Anything that’s bold and eye-catching is a good addition to your outfit!

In short, any Halloween costume inspired by the Burlesque movie is a costume to have fun with! Don’t be afraid to spend a few hours pampering yourself and doing your hair and makeup before heading out for the evening as a burlesque performer.

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Pirates Of The Caribbean Costumes For Kids

4 Pirates Of The Caribbean Costume Ideas For Halloween

Pirates of the Caribbean is a hugely popular movie series that just about everyone has enjoyed throughout the years. If you want a fun take on the classic pirate costume theme, then why not choose from one of these unique characters?

Captain Jack Sparrow

Captain Jack Sparrow is the most distinctive of all the pirates. He has long, dreadlocked hair decorated with beads, as well as beads in his beard. He has the classic triangular pirate hat, though is often seen wearing a red bandanna underneath. His outfit is like a classic pirate, with a loose fitting shirt, a vest, and long pirate boots.

There are a number of different versions of the officially licensed Jack Sparrow costume available. You can buy it in both adult and child sizes, and it usually comes with the hat but not the pirate sword.

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Female Pirate Costume

The female pirate costume is much like the Jack Sparrow costume for men, and there are many officially licensed Pirates of the Caribbean costumes available to buy.

Key features of the female costume include tight pants and either a vest or a long jacket. The elements that’ll make you most recognizable as a pirate are the gypsy style tops or ruffled blouses, the pirate’s hat and the important pirate’s sword.

Davy Jones

The captain of the Flying Dutchman sailed the seas in search of souls to man his ship. He is trapped in a cursed body, with tentacles around his face making him look like he has a beard. The tentacles often take on a life of their own!

This is a unique costume, to say the least, and will take some work if you want to create it yourself from scratch. If you haven’t got the time then you could opt for the officially licensed version instead. This comes with a high quality Davy Jones mask and hat, along with the classic pirate clothing.


Blackbeard is the newest character in the Pirates of the Caribbean movie series. This notorious English pirate has a long, dark braided beard and the classic pirate hat. The clothing itself is also dark and gray, in a contrast to the white shirts and brown vests of the other pirates. To complete it, you’ll need to carry a sword around with you (the officially licensed version of the costume comes with all of these elements apart from the sword and wigbeard).

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X-Men First Class Teenager Costumes

X-Men First Class: A New Selection Of Halloween Costumes For 2011

Thanks to the release of the X-Men prequel – X-Men First Class – in 2011, there’s been a surge in the number of X-Men costumes available to buy from stores. If this is a theme you’re considering for your Halloween costume this year then here’s a guide to what’s available and how you might go about creating your own costumes.

Before you get started, note that you can choose from a few different character options for each character. The First Class movie introduced a new set of costumes, separate from the ones we’ve seen in the other X-Men movies. This article is going to focus on those newer costume themes, though you’ll also be able to find the classic options available as officially licensed costumes in stores.


In the X-Men First Class movie, Cyclops wears a skin tight body suit in the famous blue and yellow colors. And you wouldn’t be Cyclops if you didn’t have huge muscles bulging through your jumpsuit! If these muscles don’t come naturally to you, don’t worry! The officially licensed costumes come with muscle inserts to help you get the look just right. And don’t forget the visor accessory (this also comes with officially licensed costume packs).

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The clothing Beast wears in the X-Men First Class movie also plays on the yellow and blue theme. He wears a skin tight jumpsuit featuring the yellow X marking across the front of the suit.

Beast also has plenty of muscles showing through his costume, so you’ll want to try and create the illusion of muscles using clever stuffing, or simply buy the officially licensed costume where the muscles are already built in. Complete the look with blue hands and the blue Beast mask.


If you’d rather bring out your dark side and go dressed as Magneto then the costume in the First Class Movie is different from the other versions. The helmet is still the most distinguishable feature, and is similar to past versions with its M shaping around the eyes and mouth.

The costume itself sticks to the classic deep red and purple coloring, but is a little more plain than before, with a long dark cape. This movie also sees Magneto wearing the classic X-Men yellow and blue style costume, so you have a lot of choice if you want to go dressed as this character this Halloween.

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Game Of Thrones Costume

6 Game Of Thrones Halloween Costume Ideas

The Game of Thrones TV series has really taken off in the past year. It features a huge range of unique characters, which means that there are many, many costume options available to you if you choose this theme. Here are six of the most notable.

Eddard Ned Stark

Ned Stark is one of the most famous characters from the Game of Thrones TV series, and one of the most popular Halloween costume choices for men. His clothing is simple in color, but complex in its detail. He wears a brown leather tunic with a holder for his sword. Over the top he often wears a thick fur cloak to keep warm as winter draws ever closer.

Catelyn Stark

If your significant other is going as Ned Stark, why not choose the Catelyn Stark costume for yourself? Catelyn usually wears her hair half up, half down, and her outfit matches her husband’s in many ways. She wears simple, natural-colored dresses underneath a thick fur coat.

Khal Drogo

If you’ve got the physique for it then why not be brave and go as the huge Khal Drogo this Halloween? Drogo dwarfs pretty much anyone standing near him, both in terms of height and muscle size! Khal has a distinctive long braid down his back, showing just how fierce a warrior he is. Aside from this he walks around with a bear chest (with a deep tan), a thick brown leather waist belt, a belt over his hips made up of horse medallions and brown pants.


Daenerys Targaryen reluctantly married Khal to become Khaleesi of the Dothraki people. Her distinguishing feature is her long blond hair. Other than this she can be seen wearing typical Dothraki clothing – a brown, cropped woven shirt, a similarly colored long skirt, brown short gloves and a number of belts around the waist.

The Night’s Watch

Another Game of Thrones Halloween costume idea is to go as a man of the Night’s Watch. It’s cold where they are, so they’re known to wear thick black coats complete with black fur, black boots, a cloak and a sword.

Queen Cersei

If you’d rather go as an evil queen this Halloween then Cersei could be the character for you. Her hair is one of her most notable features – it’s extremely long and is usually left down. If you want to get the real Game of Thrones look then tie your hair half up in some wonderfully detailed, medieval style complete with a crown! For the clothing, a long medieval gown will do, as long as it has a regal quality.

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The Smurfs Costumes For Kids And Teens

Have Fun With A Smurf Halloween Costume This Halloween

The Smurfs have always been fun characters to play at Halloween. If you’ve never chosen this theme before, then why not get inspired by the 2011 movie and turn yourself blue for the evening?

What Does A Smurf Looks Like?

OK, so most of us already know what Smurfs look like from our childhood. However, you need to know *exactly* how they look if you’re going to pull off this theme for a Halloween party.

Skin: The most distinctive thing about the Smurfs is their blue skin. They really are completely blue all over, which means hands, face, eyelids – everything!

Hat: The Smurfs all wear a white Smurf hat, which flops over at the front.

Pants: The Smurfs also wear white pants to match their hats. Any kind of white pants will do for this, but they must be 100% white!

Shoes: Are you noticing a pattern here? Everything the Smurfs wear is white! This means the shoes too. You want them to blend in with the white pants as much as possible, so again plain 100% white is the best way to go.

Shirt: The key thing about the Smurfs is that they don’t wear shirts – they just leave their blue skin on display.
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For a long time, Smurfette was the only female Smurf in existence! If you want to dress as this truly unique character then the rules will change a little. Although Smurfette still has the classic blue skin, she wears a white dress instead of just the pants, and has blond flowing hair from underneath her Smurf hat.

Papa Smurf

You may also decide you want to dress specifically as Papa Smurf – easily distinguished from the other Smurfs thanks to the fact that he wears a red hat and pants, rather than white, and has a bushy white beard.

How To Re-Create The Blue Skin And Tail

The hardest part of any Smurf outfit is probably going to be the blue skin. You can have a lot of fun with this by painting your body completely with blue body paint, but you may also find that it’s just a little too much effort and a little too messy to bother with!

If you don’t want to go the body paint route then you’ll need a blue shirt. You’ll also want a blue Smurf tail attached to your white pants, which is easy enough to make out of a ball of fabric. Thankfully there are also a number of readymade Smurf costumes to make these two tasks as easy as possible.

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Royal Wedding Costumes For Fun

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Will And Kate Halloween Costumes

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Kung Fu Panda 2 Costumes

Kung Fu Panda Costumes: A Fun Halloween Theme For Adults And Kids

Ever since the first Kung Fu Panda movie came out in 2008, it warmed the hearts of kids and adults alike. It’s full of fun and quirky characters, which makes for a great Halloween theme no matter what your age! Here are a few ideas if you’re thinking of attempting a Kung Fu Panda themed costume this Halloween.

Po The Panda Costumes

To get the panda look right, there are a number of different options. The first is to look around a number of Halloween stores and see if you can find a standard panda Halloween outfit. As we know, the panda in the movie is on the larger side, so you’ll want to stuff this costume with pillows if possible. To complete the look, use makeup to create the panda look on your face, and wear some short yellow pants over the top of the costume.

There are also officially licensed costume accessories available to make the Kung Fu Panda theme easier. The mask is a good place to start, even if you don’t want to buy anything else, as this helps to recreate Po’s cheeky look from the movie. The full officially licensed Po panda costume comes in child and infant sizes.

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Other Kung Fu Panda Costume Ideas

Master Shifu: Master Shifu is the red panda, and trainer of the Furious Five. To get this look right, you’ll need to get your hands on a brown kung fu robe and some very pointy and fluffy ears.

Master Oogway: This is the wise tortoise of the movie, so any Oogway costume is going to require you to dress as a tortoise who always carries his long stick with him.

Monkey Tigress: To put together a Tigress Halloween costume, you’ll need a tiger suit as the base. Wear a chinese style top and some kung fu pants over the top.

Master Monkey: This is a Gee’s Golden Langur, meaning a monkey with golden fur, a black face and a very long tail. The monkey in the movie wears cropped brown pants.

Master Mantis: This would be a fun costume for Halloween if you dare to even attempt it! It isn’t easy to get yourself looking like a mantis – you’ll need to wear all green clothing, add some extra stick legs, and possibly even a mask to achieve this look.

Thankfully, Dreamworks have released a number of officially licensed costume masks to help get these Kung Fu Panda Halloween costumes right – as long as you can put together the body of the costume.

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Crazy Lady Gaga Costumes

3 Shocking Lady Gaga Halloween Costume Ideas For 2011

Year after year, Lady Gaga always provides us with a heap of inspiration for fun and unusual Halloween costumes! 2011 was no exception. Here are three of the most memorable outfits for you to choose from.

1) The Meat Dress

The meat dress may have been famously worn by Gaga last year, but it’ll still be a big hit at Halloween costume parties in 2011. Unfortunately, it really isn’t easy or hygienic to wear the real thing, but there are ways to go about creating your own fake meat.

The best idea is to get hold of various meat-colored fabrics. Try getting a few shades of pink or red, and piecing strips together over a basic undergarment. Lady Gaga’s dress was wrapped around her and longer at the sides than the front and back. She finished off the outfit with a meat headpiece and meat shoes.

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2) The Egg

To launch her Born This Way album and single, Lady Gaga took the birth concept to her clothing. She arrived at the Grammys incubating inside a giant egg. This one might not be so easy for you to pull off for Halloween, but it’s worth a shot!

There are usually a number of egg Halloween costumes available to buy readymade at this time of year, but unfortunately most of them are in the form of a fried egg or deviled egg. To make a more round egg shape is going to take some extra effort, but it is possible!

One idea is to use a hula hoop and fabric to help achieve the round shape of the egg around you. On your head, you can wear the famous Lady Gaga blonde wig and makeup to replicate the look from the Grammys.

3) The Unusual Nun

The last idea on the list is to go in a version of Lady Gaga’s own unique nun-like outfit. This is pretty controversial, so wear it if you dare!

There are actually two versions of the Lady Gaga nun costume. The first involved a white nun’s habit teamed with a see-through rubber outfit (with tape to hide her nipples) and the famous monster claw of the Monster Ball.

The second outfit was, thankfully, a little more conservative. Gaga wore a black version of the habit along with a white dress shaped into a circle (if you’re not sure what this means, there are plenty of photographs of this outfit online). Both costumes are a fun idea for Halloween if you’ve got the guts!

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Scream 4 Costume For Halloween

Scream 4 Halloween Costume Ideas: The Ultimate Spooky Serial Killer

The Scream movie series has always provided huge inspiration for Halloween costumes. Despite the fact that the first Scream movie was released fifteen years ago, you can’t go to a Halloween party without seeing the famous Scream outfit somewhere!

Thankfully, 2011 saw an upgrade to the Scream series of movies, leaving it fresh in our minds and fresh with ideas about how we can use this costume idea for Halloween 2011!

The Basic Elements of The Scream Costume

The Scream series is based around the story of the mysterious killer Ghostface, and his intended victim Sidney Prescott (played by Neve Campbell). The movie is a satirical take on the classic whodunnit horror murder mystery, and is made all the more fun with the distinctive look that the killer chooses to take on.

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The Scream killer Ghostface outfit consists of the following key features:

1) The Scream Mask: This was based on the famous painting the Scream – designed to look like someone screaming and crying. It’s made of white rubber with black holes for eyes and and a long screaming mouth. If you’ve ever seen the Scream movies, you can’t fail to recognize this mask.

2) The Cloak: The white rubber mask is in stark contrast to the black cloak worn by the famous killer. It comes with a hood to ensure that no part of the body is shown – the killer never wants to reveal their true identity. Not to mention the gloves that’ll make sure no there’s no fingerprint evidence.

3) The Knife: Lastly, Ghostface always carries around his hunting knife to violently injure and kill his victims. There are plenty of fake plastic knives available in store at this time of year.

Alternative Scream Costume Ideas

If you don’t want to use the traditional Ghostface costume then there are other ideas for you. You could, instead, choose to dress as the Scream from the Scary Movie series of movies. This is pretty much the same as the original costume, except for the fact that the killer’s expression has changed – he now has a grin on his face.

Some official costumes also include the scream mask with his tongue sticking out, with blood running down his face, or even a woman’s black dress with a more feminine version of the mask.

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Green Hornet Costumes For Teens

Green Hornet Halloween Costume Guide

Fancy fighting crime this Halloween? If so, why not go as the Green Hornet? He was last featured in the 2011 movie of the same name, and is sure to be a popular theme for Halloween this year.

Britt Reid – The Green Hornet

By day he’s a newspaper publisher, but by night he becomes the crime-fighting Green Hornet. If you want to dress as this main character for Halloween this year, then there are a few key elements for your costume:

* The eye mask: This green eye mask is the most important element of the Green Hornet’s costume. It hides his true identity so that he can go on fighting crime unhindered.

* The hat: The Green Hornet is always with his hat – it must be the reporter inside of him that draws him to this accessory.

* The clothing: The clothing is actually pretty simple: all you’ll need to do is pair the above accessories with a suit and long black coat.

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Just like the Green Hornet, Kato uses his daily uniform as part of his costume. A chauffeur by day, you’ll find Kato fighting crime at night in his chauffeurs hat, smart suit and the all important black eye mask to hide his identity.

Green Hornet Costumes For Women

Even though the main characters may be men, women can take advantage of this costume theme too! The fact that the distinguishing feature of the characters is their eye mask means it’s easy to match this with women. You can simply change your outfit to include a skirt or dress, or stick with the original suit if you prefer.

Officially Licensed Green Hornet Costumes

There are a number of officially green licensed costumes available to buy to help you look just like the characters from the movies. They all come with the suit tops, mask and hat, but don’t include the pants or shoes.

There are even officially licensed Green Hornet and Kato costumes out there for women if you prefer to go down that route. The former comes with a mini green dress, green hat and long green gloves, and the latter plays on the chauffeur theme with a sexy little black dress, cap and mask.

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