Parrots have long been associated with those swashbuckling scoundrels of the seas, and they make the perfect addition to any Pirate themed Halloween costume!
However, you may want to consider using a stuffed parrot instead of a living, squawking and biting real life bird, so you don't have to worry your hanky wrapped head about their wellbeing when you've had a bit too much grog!
When putting together the perfect gruesome getup for Halloween it's important not to overlook one crucial element- makeup!
Whether you're applying a bit of makeup detail, or you're going for that fully painted face look, it's one element of Halloween costuming that's often missing from otherwise terror-ific looks.
An overall face paint can radically change the way your face looks, especially from far away, but if you just want to add a bit of color this is one of those rare cases where overdoing it is better than being subtle, after all you want people to notice your work, right?
Have you ever found yourself wondering after the origin story of our favorite pop culture monsters?
The curious are encouraged to investigate the article presented at the link below for further briefing on the origin of ten famous monster types including- zombies, mummys and werewolves, among others.
Creature hunters and the fearful alike will discover all they need to know about these menacing monsters, and the key to destroying them once and for all.
Anyone who dresses up as the Ninja Turtles for Halloween may be in trouble if this guy dressed as Krang comes to their town, unless you can get your hands on little pink Krang and force him to cool out.
Seriously though dude, as far as homemade costumes go this Krang styled getup is totally bodacious, and captures the cartoony look in a totally tubular way! Gnarly work dudes!
The kids lucky enough to've received these Halloween bento boxes probably didn't appreciate the fact that they're beautiful works of food art, or how much time and energy was spent creating each one, but at least we get to enjoy the pictures taken before they were gobbled up!
Seaweed spider webs add an illustrative flair to this bento, which also features asparagus tips wrapped in egg and cheese, some colorful veggies, pickled radish quarters, hot dog flowers with pea centers and a plastic spider ring to wear after lunch.
Way back in that golden year known as 1983 William Shatner played the prince of poetic darkness Edgar Allen Poe in a retro TV gem called The Magical Musical Halloween Show.
Audience reactions ranged from "hmmmm" to "oh dear god make it stop!" with a few "his words doth speaketh to mine soul" in between, and if you ask me it was too terrifying to watch in its entirety so try to sit through it all...if you dare!
If you encounter a pumpkin that looks like this bloodthirsty little bugger while trick-or-treating do yourself a favor and move on to the next house!
The frightfully sharp fang details make him look like he might take a bite out of you if you get too close, and the beady black eyes add a touch of living detail to this inhuman eating machine that says stay away! *shiver*
Cry Baby Lane is a lost teenie horror film that was supposed to premiere on Nickelodeon in October, 2000 but was pulled from broadcast due to parental protest.
The story involves conjoined twins imprisoned by their father, and the teens that summon their spirits back from the dead to haunt the town, and even though it was supposed to air a mere twelve years ago it seems rather tame by today's standards.
Here, in all its made-for-television splendor, is the full length version of Cry Baby Lane so you can see what you've been missing!
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.