Michael Myers from the Halloween movie franchise might be one of the scariest villains ever to be depicted on screen. He is a popular Halloween costume choice, but most of the newer masks and other costume products made of Mike Myers are not very faithful to the original—or they're extremely expensive.
Sally the ragdoll from The Nightmare Before Christmas was a fragile, excellently realized character, and makes a fantastic Halloween costume (especially when paired with a Jack Skellington). In this video you'll learn how to do perfect, and we mean perfect, makeup for a Sally costume using only basic storebought products.
Alice in Wonderland might contain more separate Halloween costume ideas than any other story ever. The Mad Hatter is always a popular choice, and in this video you'll learn how to make a spot-on female Mad Hatter Halloween costume, both the makeup and the actual costume.
Sewing your own cosplay costume requires a massive investment of time, energy, and sewing skills. Before you get started, you should watch all of this three-part video tutorial on sewing cosplay costumes. It covers everything from buying fabric to the actual sewing and everything in between, and should have you ready for you next anime convention in no time.
Cosplay-friendly conventions are going through a sort of renaissance right now. AnimeExpo, ComiCon, A-Kon, PAX. All over the country people are dressing up as anime characters and furry animals and filling exhibition halls to mingle. If you want to have a really badass costume, you're going to need the right materials. In this video, a semi-professional costume-maker will walk you through the materials you need to make a great fursuit or other elaborate costume and where to get them.
If Halloween is only days away and you don't have the time or money for a very elaborate costume, check out this video, it has a bunch of great ideas for easy DIY costumes that you can make on the cheap, including a paparazzi in a bush, or a half-man half-woman.
When Halloween rolls around people go one of two ways: Super scary and gruesome (ie. zombie, werewolf, and witch costumes), or super slutty (the same costumes but with less cloth).
In this tutorial, we learn how to make last minute Halloween costumes. To make a Kraft singles costume, you just need a large foam mat, then spray paint each half yellow. Cover it with a tarp, then add on a Kraft logo. You can also place a box over a girl, to be a chick in a box. For a little white lies costume, you just need to write lies on tape and place it onto your shirt. Make sure the pieces of tape are large. To make a cereal killer costume, place cereal boxes on you along with glued o...
Grommets and eyelets are the metal rings that reinforce the holes in your corset, through which you thread the cording. This tutorial gives you some good advice on choosing, placing and attaching grommets and eyelets to your own hand sewn corsets.
Altair or Ezio? If you've played both Assassin's Creed games you've probably pondered that question yourself, and creators Ubisoft catered to both by including an unlockable Altair costume in Assassin's Creed 2. Watch this video to learn how to unlock that costume and improve your Assassin's Creed 2 play in general.
With Halloween costumes retailing upwards of $100, it's easy to get into debt just because you're feeling in the festive dress-up mood. But Halloween costumes are only worn once (maybe twice) and are almost always made of cheap fabric that rips and tears easily.
Leather bracers and belts are staples of typical medieval garb, and if you want to make a medieval Halloween or cosplay costume it could probably be helped by a set. In this video you'll learn how to make great bracers and belts yourself for an Altair from Assassin's Creed or other period costume.
Steampunk may be the period-specific punk of the moment, but cyberpunk is still awesome. In this video you'll learn how to make a really original cyberpunk / goth nurse Halloween costume with makeup and some simple costume pieces.
If you're a man and you want to dress as Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty this Halloween, you've probably been hurting for guidance. Well, here it is. This video will teach you how to do a perfect man's Maleficent costume with makeup, hair, and the actual costume.
Don't worry ladies, you can make an easy costume that is both scary and sexy this Halloween, and this video will show you how to do it. It contains detailed instructions for doing the makeup and costume for a sexy female mad scientist. MUWAHAHA!
IF you don't mind carrying a small table-like protrusion around all night on Halloween, we've got the Halloween costume for you. In this video you'll learn how to make an easy DIY Head for Dinner Halloween costume that will shock and amaze.
Tony is not the most well-known of Die Hard characters. He's the guy who McClane writes, "Now I have a machine gun ho-ho-ho" across the sweater of and leaves for Hans Gruber to find. He makes a good, quick, conversation-starting Halloween costume, and this video will show you how to make a Tony costume yourself out of a sweatshirt and other basic materials.
This week Threadbanger is teaming up with IndyMogul to show you how to make a Bigfoot costume for Halloween. Watch Threadbanger build the suit using recycled fur jackets, then head over to IndyMogul.com to learn how to make the head,hands and feet to complete the look. You can also use this costume making tutorial for your next movie... starring Bigfoot.
You know those cool skintight black bodysuits they wear in "Tron"? They seem like costumes only the best of movie costume designers - and CG artists - can produce, but you can make a pretty good replica at home.
Got only a teensy amount of time before that Halloween bash and no costume in sight? Then check out this Halloween costume tutorial to learn how to quickly sew together a Greek goddess costume.
This tutorial shows you how to make an elven style of chainmail. This is an intricate style of chainmail that is nevertheless very sturdy and gives good coverage. Good for anyone looking to make their own armor for Renaissance Faires, larps, the SCA or other historial costuming events.
Learn how to make costume kitty ears out of polymer clay. Depending on how much effort you put in, these could be a quick costume idea or a great cosplay accessory.
Many Marvel fans were incensed when the X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie turned Deadpool into what has become known as Barakapool, a synthesis of Baraka from Mortal Kombat and Deadpool that is, let's face it, not true to the original character. He's still pretty awesome though, and in this video you'll learn how to do the makeup and costume for Barakapoolette, a sexy female version of the character.
Silent Hill might be the single scariest game of all time, and it has spawned many sequels and films of wide-ranging quality. If you like the games and want to cosplay as one of the sexy yet demonic nurses from Silent Hill 1 and the film, this video will teach you everything you need to know, from what fabric to get to the pattern and how to put it all together.
There's a reason witches are a timeless costume costume choice worn year after year on Halloween. They're sexier than fairy costumes and far more lurid than ketchup bottle costumes.
This tutorial will show you how I created my own original Terminator costume from scratch and a modest budget. All the materials used are easy to find items sold at your local Hallowe'en or theatrical costume store.
Unlocking all the cool costume bits for your Sackbot is one of the most fun parts of LittleBigPlanet 2, but unlocking the same pieces for multiple Sackbots or seeing someone online with clothes you like and not being able to get them sucks. This video will show you how to share costumes between Sackbots, keeping you in style for good.
In a costume rut? This year, dream up a cool outfit that's equal parts trick and treat. There are plenty of ways to get creative with Halloween costumes. Check out this how-to video and learn how to brainstorm ideas for Halloween costumes.
Inspired by Susan Hilferty's Elphaba costume, Corinne and Rob from Threadbanger show you how to make a fantastic wicked witch ensemble in this how-to video. You'll need two spools of thread, an old black button-up shirt, interfacing, an old black dress, scrap velvet, and a sewing machine. Watch this video Halloween costume making tutorial and learn how to sew a wicked witch costume.
You have to be careful not to accidentally sew in a short circuit when you are working with connective thread. This tutorial shows you how to sew in a connection to an arduino, a buzzer and a battery on a glove.
The dirndl skirt is cut straight and gathered at the waist, and is a traditional style of German or Austrian skirts. Due to the cut and the flare, it's an ideal skirt for Lolita style costumes, and this tutorail shows you how to sew a dirndl without a pattern.
The success or failure of your sewing project relies only in part on your skill - if you choose the wrong fabric, it won't matter how good you are. But picking the right fabric will forgive many small errors you might make. Also, learn the difference between woven and knit fabrics.
No, it doesn't use actual dragonscales. This technique actually uses two different sizes of rings with the proper aspect ratio (at least three of the larger rings have to fit through the smaller ones). If you have enough rings, then just follow along to master this challenging technique.
Make a super easy Fred and Wilma Flintstone costume for Halloween! This easy to follow tutorial shows you how to make your own costumes, without needing a pattern, and for significantly less money than you'd spend on a pre made costume.
It's been a few years since Finding Nemo became the highest-grossing animated film of all time, but it's cultural appeal lingers on. If you want to capture some of that Nemo cuteness for your Halloween costume, watch this video to learn how to make a really cute Nemo costume with no sewing required.
For all the massive comic book geeks out there (be proud!) some of you may be very familiar with Sally Jupiter from the amazing Alan Moore graphic novel, The Watchmen. For those who watched the movie, that counts too. If you're looking to recreate her old costume from her time with The Minutemen, check out this three part video series! In it you will get a full tutorial on how to create every aspect of the costume on the cheap as well as sowing the dress and more!
The Predator is a classic Sci-Fi and horror film monster, and quite possibly one of the coolest. (There will be no debating Aliens vs. Predator in these comments! :) ) If you're looking to make a costume for your indie film, or for going out for Halloween, check out this awesome video on how to make a very convincing looking Predator costume on the cheap!
Greek Gods and Goddesses are sexy, easy costume ideas for college parties or Halloween. So easy, in fact, that in this video you will elarn how to make a great Greek Goddess costume out of stuff around the house in about 2 minutes! It looks great and will save you costume-making time this Halloween.
Edward Scissorhands is one of the most instantly recognizable characters in all of film, which of course makes him an ideal Halloween costume choice. Watch this video to learn how to do perfect hair and makeup to go along with a store bought Edward Scissorhands costume bought online.
The Predator might be the most badass alien ever depicted on film. If you want to embody these formidable lone hunters on Halloween or in a film, watch this video to learn how to make a really sweet DIY predator costume that requires only three costume pieces, with the rest filled in by you/