Get Messy: DIY Jackson Pollock Halloween Costume

DIY Jackson Pollock Halloween Costume
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Every Halloween I like to choose a different art-related costume (one year I dressed up as a Lichtenstein painting, and last year I was a Van Gogh), so it only seemed natural to try a Jackson Pollock painting this year! It's really easy to do, and totally fun! Click through to check out the details.      



Get Messy: DIY Jackson Pollock Halloween Costume
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher



Get Messy: DIY Jackson Pollock Halloween Costume
Photo: Faith Towers Provencher

Lay out your leggings on top of a trash bag or other protective plastic layer. Continue Reading

5 Quick Costumes You Can Put Together Using Cat Ears

5 Last Minute Costumes You Can Make Using Cat Ears

There are a handful of Halloween costumes are never going to go out of style. Year after year they make their appearances: witches, ghosts, Disney princesses, cats… Chances are if you've celebrated Halloween, you have some old props and costume pieces lying around. We're recycling the old and making something new with these five last minute costumes for cat lovers. Dig your old cat ears out from the bottom of your dresser drawer, and let's get prowlin'.        Continue Reading

DIY Halloween Costume: Purple Rain

Prince Purple Rain Costume

It would be a shame to leave a Prince-themed costume out of our DIY costume repertoire this Halloween, for three compelling reasons:


1. Everyone admires Prince.

2. We live in Minneapolis, a city that holds Prince in its heart.

3. He epitomizes what it means to be an artist. He is a legend.  


So this Halloween, we’re paying tribute to Prince with a Purple Rain-inspired costume. Read on to find out what we did…


  • Sunhat – we ordered this one because it’s large and white.
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An Easy Couples Costume: Guns n’ Roses Axl Rose + Slash

Slash costume, Axl Rose costume
We're heading to a Halloween costume party this weekend and we needed to pull a couples costume together at the last minute. We made a list of famous duos – Ricky & Lucy, Beyonce & Jay-Z, Peanut Butter & Jelly … but decided to go edgy and classic: an Axl Rose + Slash costume!

Here's how we pulled our costume together using things we already had (blacks pants and flannels) and a few key pieces we ordered on Amazon Prime (you have time to do the same)!   Continue Reading

How To: Make a Where the Wild Things Are Headpiece

created at: 2009-10-14

Headpiece by Jessyratfink.

The movie opens Friday. Halloween is only 2 1/2 weeks away.  Leave it to Instructables to provide all you need to successfully craft your choice of timely cinematic duds for opening night or the dreaded costume party. Choose from an over-the-top Wild Things headpiece, or a subtle and comfortable statement-making, horned WtWA cap.  Wiz seamstress, author, and Instructables Pro, Jessyratfink even has a downloadable PDF pattern for her cozy lid. Continue Reading