Just because you're sportin' a baby bump doesn't mean you can't dress up for Halloween, in fact it may even help make your costume even cooler!
Take this crafty costumer/mom-to-be - she's incorporated her baby bump into her costume so it can tell a story of wars that take place in the stars, and one particular star that is all about death and gets blown up.
Like looking at pics of geeky moms and their future geek children sportin' some sweet costumes? Hit the Halloween blog link and get your spooky geek on!
Meet Zelda, a cake that's far too beautiful to be eaten, which is too bad because she actually sounds quite delicious:
Zelda is half Peach Cake soaked in bourbon, the other half is vanilla cake with a salted caramel buttercream.
She was masterfully crafted by Karen Portaleo and the Highland Bakery, whose incredible works of cake art don't end with Zelda. So take a look at their Flickr photostream if you like your cakes inedibly elegant and diet approved.
Update-- Karen has her own blog called Special Sugar, check it out cake lovers!
Women should definitely consider incorporating a beard into their Halloween costume as long as you go about it the right way, so you don't end up looking like someone who glued trimmed hairs onto their face!
This gal looks amazing in her beard, because she applied her beard the hard way, one clump at a time, and paid attention to details so the whole thing looks uniform and realistic. Any sideshows missing a bearded lady? I think I just found her....
The bearded lady in this picture has taken the beard a bit too far, so she has a young Santa thing going on. It helps sell the realism if people can see your mouth, although she did a good job of matching the beard with the wig!
Female bearding- she's doing it all wrong! I'm sure she meant for her beard to look gross, but the whole thing looks very thrown together- the beard color doesn't match her hair, and you should always go for long, straight hairs and avoid using short and curly ones for obvious reasons...
What better place to set up an art installation paying tribute to Claude Monet than the beautiful town of Le Havre, where the forefather of impressionism spent his childhood?
The installation is called Pergola, and it's made from 90,000 plastic balls which are arranged over the grand pergola leading up to Le Havre's City Hall.
Here's more on this optical delight:
90,000 plastic balls are arranged into an image of the wisteria blooms that figure in many of the artist’s oeuvres. The balls come in five tones – an abstracted impressionist palette – and climb towards the abundant sunlight, creating an exuberant play of color, light and shadows underneath. As with many of the projects by Claude Cormier + Associés Inc., the deliberate insertion of the artificial shakes up preconceived ideas – but the installation also aims, more simply, to delight visitors.
There's still quite a bit of time before the Halloween party season begins, but it's never too early to discover a quick yet fun food recipe you can pull out of your hat at a moment's notice.
For the pleasure of your party guests there's a delicious and festive tentacled cocktail surprise and a sugary sweet spider's nest treat, both of which would make extremely memorable additions to your spooktacular get-together.
WTFCostumes.com is a great place to go when you want to browse a "collection of the best, worst, sexiest, funniest, and weirdest costumes on the Internet", or you just have some time to kill and like to look at silly costumes and cosplay geeks.
WTF's collection of costume pics is small but ever growing, amounting to almost 400 pics worthy of a chuckle, a guffaw or a gasp.
Shelby the pug decided to channel her inner wolf for Halloween, so she dressed up as Teen Wolf and howled at the moon!
Proud owner Winnie Wong was sad to report that Shelby didn't lead the Beavers basketball team to victory against the Dragons, but she did manage to bite a few ankles and live like a real wild child for a night.
Many gals choose to play it safe and wear a sexy costume on Halloween, but you can only wear a sexy nurse or sexy cop or sexy cheerleader costume so many times before it begins defining who you are.
Now, thanks to illustrator Jillian Tamaki, you have more sexy costumes to choose from, like the always popular sexy Hungry- Man dinner or the intellectually sexy first edition of The Old Man And The Sea.
Keep it fresh this year, and leave the same old sexy costume gathering dust in the back of your closet!
Pic 2 has the same costume idea going on, but he's using a fake beard which is easy to remove when you get hot under the collar. As long as it stays on all night you've completed your costume and you can stay clean shaven. Yay facial comfort!
Marvel Comics presents an incredibly cool animated short called Strange Halloween Tales of Suspense to Astonish, starring that giant floating head M.O.D.O.K. dressed as the Mistress of the Dark and lots of Halloween themed bits set in the action packed Marvel Universe.
You'll scream with laughter at the ridiculousness of it all, or it's free! Oh wait, it's already free to watch...
If you're tired of the same old carved pumpkin looks, or you'd like to add a touch of whimsy to your Halloween decorations then check out this Mouse Motel tutorial and let the rodent inspired fun begin!
And if mice aren't to your liking you can easily use something more sinister, like snakes or mini monsters, or add some grisly pasta guts and gross out the neighborhood.
It's an easy and fun way to give your jack-o-lantern that lived in look, instead of the same old carved face.
Beauty is one of the luckiest bald eagles alive today, because not only has she survived being shot in the face by poachers, she now sports a very chic, very modern 3d printed beak for her chewing pleasure.
The good folks at the Birds Of Prey Northwest sanctuary never gave up on Beauty, determined to do whatever they can for her instead of resorting to euthanasia.
Here's more on this heartwarming story:
Raptor specialist Jane Fink Cantwell, who dresses like Indiana Jones, refused to take "dead bald eagle" for an answer. She joined forces with mechanical engineer Nate Calvin of Kinetic Engineering Group, and together with other scientists, engineers, and even a dentist, they designed a nylon polymer beak that would perfectly replace Beauty's lost upper mandible.
Calvin developed the new beak using a 3-D modeling program, then used a 3-D printer to fabricate it. After an arduous procedure to attach her prosthetic, Beauty was able to eat, drink, and preen herself on her own.
Decorating for Halloween doesn't have to be an overblown affair, sometimes putting out fewer props means you show your love of All Hallows' Eve in other ways.
Other times less is less, and too few decorations indicates a lack of imagination and a fear of putting forth too much effort.
The folks who put together this gallery of minimal Halloween decorations would like you to know that they're taking notes on the choices you make- they're watching, and if you cheap out on the decor you'd better step it up with the candy!