A Baby T-Rex isn't normally thought of as a feasible costume option for Halloween, but thanks to some serious prop building skills, and some animatronic magic, the folks at 3dwizart Sculptures were able to make their dinosaur dreams come true.
The ultra-realistic finished product looks ready to eat trick-or-treaters whole, and the only thing this costume is missing is some cover for those human legs sticking out of the bottom!
Sales of kid's Halloween costumes based on the hit TV drama Breaking Bad are expected to soar to an all time high this year, despite the fact that there aren't any officially licensed costumes being sold in stores.
Why is Walter White such a popular costume choice for kids? Because they've mistaken his blue meth for rock candy!
Facial appliances, or prosthetics as they're more commonly known, are a fun and (relatively) easy way to add a fantastically realistic detail to your Halloween costume, and they range from a subtle addition to a visually striking overhaul of your entire face.
Etsy seller Cottage Emporium has a wide selection of fantasy inspired facial appliances, from a witch's nose to big dwarfen ears, devil horns and half face covers that make you look like a monkey or big cat.
With some spirit gum, a splash of color and a bit of practice you can take your Halloween costume from ordinary to most extraordinary with a little help from a special effects prosthetic!
Update- a reader named nihil pointed out that a product called Ben Nye Prosthetic Adhesive works much better than spirit gum, so you may want to look into this product instead. Thanks nihil!
Now you too can play Tony Stark, or his alter ego Iron Man, this Halloween with a glowing arc reactor strapped to your chest.
You don't have to be a billionaire genius to complete this DIY arc reactor Instructable created by msraynsford, but some parts of the tutorial will leave you wishing you could pay someone to do the work for you!
Licensed costumes used to be pretty sad affairs- a cheap plastic mask, crappy sheet plastic or, if you were lucky, polyester suits and characters that have no place being represented on the trick-or-treat streets of Halloween (see Satan costume above).
We've come a long way in the world of Halloweening, but it sure is fun to take a look back at how bad things were back in the day!
Travel to the link below and you will see why you shouldn't take modern kids costumes for granted...
Here's a clever costume idea for all the really tall people out there- dress like a short person walking on stilts!
It's incredibly easy to create this illusion- just cover those long legs, cardboard or painted foam both work well, cut holes in a pair of shoes so you can pull them up around your knees, find a really short pair of pants and you're shortening illusion is complete.
Now the only parts that still look like they belong on a tall person are your really long arms...
When you think of video game promotions chances are you think of commercials, billboards and banner ads, but the folks behind Resident Evil decided to take it one step further this year by setting up a human butcher shop that caters to the zombie in all of us.
The sickening spectacle is popping up at Smithfields meat market in London, and those with a strong enough stomach will be treated to sick edibles like peppered human and lemon sausages and scrumptious human face surprise.
(warning- even though these are food products the images found at the link below are shockingly gross!)
This Is Aperture is a parody song video that has it all- annoying robot voices, a song similar to the one found in Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas, and lots of beautiful visuals courtesy of the Portal video game series.
What this video doesn't have is a direct tie to Halloween, but that's okay because we're drawing parallels here folks!
Dressing up like Doctor Octopus for Halloween may seem like a superheroic feat, but if you look at what this costume is made of you'll find it's not so hard to be DocOc.
Trenchcoat, boots and goggles make up the clothing part of the costume, and the "arms" are made from flexible metal tubing with some kind of square bits covered in foil attached to the ends to form the "hands".
For some folks Halloween is a year-round affair, and to them I say- make sure your home decor matches your lifestyle.
Eternal Halloweenies need to get their hands on these gross body parts monster light switch plates made by Etsy seller dogzillalives, and then no one will be able to flip a switch in their home without saying EEEEEWWWWW!
It seems like fan art is all "Disney, Disney, Disney!" these days, but once in a while a worthy collection of images presents itself, like this series by Justin Turrentine that imagines what the ending of popular Disney movies would have looked like if the villains had won.
Cruella gets her spotted coat, Ursula has one heck of a meal thanks to Flounder and Sebastian, and the Evil Queen gets a particularly gruesome present in a box.
There's good looking CG animation and then there's The Butterfly Effect, a short that is so gorgeous I want to tell the creators Dan Sumich and Passion Pictures to reel it in a bit, because they're making everybody else look bad!
It's about a guy having a particularly bad day, let's just leave it at that...
Lovers of all things Simpsonian should take a gander at a fun new site called the Simpsons Drawing Club, where you'll discover mind melting masterpieces like the drippy drawing above by Sam Taylor entitled "Melthouse".
Sam is joined by artists such as Jack Teagle and Isaac Lenkiewicz, who'll be hanging their sketches up on that there Tumblr site for the interwebs to enjoy.
Simpsons Drawing Club- it's a mighty fine way to kill time between episodes of The Simpsons!