Make Your Own Alan Hangover 2 Costume


The Hangover 2 is a hit comedy starring Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms and Bradley Cooper. Galifianakis plays Alan, a crazy friend of the protagonist who has a huge beard and a knack for finding trouble. If you loved the movie, why not show it this Halloween by dressing up as the hilarious Alan?

Hangover 2 costumeThe first thing that you need to do is find Alan’s awesome yellow t-shirt with the face of a yellow lab on it. Luckily, this isn’t all that hard if you shop around online as many retailers have this exact t-shirt already in stock.

As an alternative you could buy a yellow t-shirt and some transfers. Find a picture of a yellow lab and make a comparable shirt yourself. It may not look exact, but it could still be pretty funny.

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Lady Gaga Skeleton Costume From Her Born This Way Video


The first time I saw Lady Gaga’s video for Born This Way the thing that immediately popped into my mind was….what a freakin’ perfect costume idea!

And no, I’m not talking about the bra and panties she dances around in throughout most of the video. I’m talking about the “skeleton in a tuxedo” outfit she dons at the very end.

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Yes, that’s Lady Gaga on the right, along with a male dancer. The nice this is that not only is this outfit appropriate for Halloween (oooh, a scary skeleton!), but it doesn’t seem all that hard to pull off. All one really needs to do is put together the right elements, then project the right attitude.

It also makes a pretty awesome couples’ costume for any party or Monster ball you might be invited to — if your sweetie is up to it of course!

So without further ado, here’s a simple way to put together your Lady Gaga skeleton Halloween costume.

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Quick and Easy Halloween Treats for Kids


Is it possible to use the words easy and Halloween in the same sentence? If you have kids you know that the Halloween season can be pretty crazy, with costumes to buy and parties to arrange. Luckily there are many easy Halloween snacks that can be made in those spare minutes between holiday events.

Halloween Rice Crispy Treats

pumpkin rice crispy treatsOne ghostly goody that has been around for ages is the ever popular Rice Crispy treat. These sticky creations may not seem quick and easy, but usually take no longer than an hour to make. Made of puffed rice cereal, marshmallows and a bit of butter, these treats are a simple way to make your Halloween festivities extra special.

Here’s a cute recipe for Frankenstein Rice Crispy treats to get your imagination flowing.

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Spooky Cookies

Halloween cookieAnother old favorite is the old reliable sugar cookie. These sweet treats can be made into pumpkins, ghosts, black cats or anything else that is symbolic of Halloween using cookie cutters. Your local dollar store can be a great source of Halloween cookie cutters as fall draws near.

For added fun let the kids ice and decorate the cookies. Use sprinkles, chocolate chips or a frosting pen to embellish the top of the cookies and give them a personalized look.
Check out a great recipe for Halloween sugar cookies.

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Adele Halloween Costume Ideas


AdeleSmart. Sexy. Sophisticated. Emotional. Driven. That’s Adele. That’s you for Halloween. Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Katy Perry, Bjork. They’re great. But they’re not for you. Not this year. This year the Adele Halloween costume is yours.

They’ll love her; I mean they’ll love you. From top to bottom, inside out. It’s your night to shine. You’ll be young. You’ll be ageless. You’ll be Adele Laurie Blue Adkins. But be careful….


Your first decisions will be what to wear. Do it right. The dress is fashionable, formal, fitted, and fabulous, with dark colors and a flair for the dramatic. This is real, not just dress-up, with hose, heels and all. A wool tartan coat completes the un-pretentious look. You won’t be asking anyone, “Do I look all right?” You’ve got to have the right attitude. Then the clothes will work for you. Listen to one of Adele’s songs while you’re deciding what to wear. Listen while you’re getting dressed. The attitude will come to you.

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Scary Haunted House Ideas & Effects


When planning a Halloween party one of the most fun things you can do is to set up your very own haunted house. This can seem like an intimidating project at first, but it’s not really as hard as it may seem. All you need are a few adjacent rooms and a little bit of imagination. Here are some scary haunted house ideas that you can use to create a frightening Halloween attraction that visitors will remember for years.

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The Set-Up

To begin with, make sure you choose a space that is well suited for use as a haunted house. If you have a long hallway you can focus your attention around that area of the house, allowing guests to visit each adjacent room for a scary surprise. Each room should have a specific theme, like a witches room, a zombie room, spider room, ect. A finished basement is often a good location as well, especially if it has no windows for light to get in, however you may want to use dividers to break the area into separate rooms.

If you are using a room with windows you’ll need to figure out how to keep the room as dark as possible. This is especially true during the day, but it can be a factor at night too when a window faces a street lamp. You can use a piece of cardboard or a thick blanket or comforter to keep the light from getting in.

For safety reasons you’ll want to make sure the room has some light, but it should be in the form of eerie, low lighting that you create using flashlights or colored light bulbs.

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