Here at BestProducts.com, we start planning our Halloween costumes early. Like, really early. We wouldn't dare be that person looking for a last-minute costume — and neither should you. There's nothing worse than someone asking you, "What are you supposed to be?" And apparently we’re not alone in our love for dressing up: Americans spent more than $3 billion on costumes last year.

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Full House's perpetually neglected Stephanie Tanner, The Brady Bunch's embittered Jan Brady, Downton Abbey's tragedy-prone Lady Edith Crawley: For many people, these are the images that pop into their heads when thinking of the stereotypical middle child. In TV shows and movies, they’re often used as comic relief, always stuck in the shadow of their other, seemingly more important siblings. But the reality is far more generous to middle children.

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Depending on who you ask, The Great Gatsby is F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece novel about passion and the great American Dream, or it's a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Whichever version you prefer, there's no denying that the 1920s makes for a great party theme. All it takes is a little bit of jazz music, our flapper dresses, and some dashing suits to make your party feel like the speakeasy throwback you've been yearning for. And since prohibition no longer exists, you don't have to worry about the cops coming to bust up your Gatsby costume party.

Tank Girl breakdown: shirt – mine, target painted on w/acrylics; shorts – mine, vintage; vest – thrifted, and I added patches and doodads; socks – hub’s and thrifted rainbow toe socks (one cut off as an arm warmer); goggles – dollar store; belt & holsters – my husband’s; weapons – dollar stores (I painted the bright orange gun); boots – mine; bat – thrifted kid’s plastic bat that I covered in contact paper and athletic tape. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to add wounds and bruises, but I did add some bandages. 🙂 

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Whether you just started watching, or you've been catching episodes of your favorite Time Lord for decades, Doctor Who makes for one great cosplay option. Of course, the first thing you need to bring to the table is the Doc's undeniable swagger. Depending on which one you choose, that could mean many different things. That could mean carrying a bag of Jelly Babies around with you, or it could mean wearing a fez hat. Either way, you can find the beginning of your Doctor Who costume right here.
You might not recognize the name Caterpillar Power Loader J-5000, but surely you remember the mechanical power suit Sigourney Weaver used to fight the alien queen in Aliens. Ben Hallert built this one for Halloween in 2006. Read his story with links to photos and a video. Hallert previously made an APU costume from The Matrix, and a Mech Warrior costume.

15. Cheeseburger: I love that this is a no sew costume, but if you have no time to DIY, consider buying this fun hamburger costume! Also, if you’re in the market for baby cheeseburger costume, my beefy Maxwell is pretty adorable. Check out this post for the DIY baby hamburger costume tutorial. If you have the time to make your own, all of the step by step burger costume is at Please Note.
QuaziLogical made a classic illusion costume a couple of years ago. It cost him about $30 and took about 30 hours of work. This version of the trick looks better than most because the “dummy” is covered by a surgical mask, obscuring its fakery, and QuaziLogical wore a mask, too, to make his face look artificial. See a closer image of the legs he made.
So, got your Halloween costume idea picked out? Great! Now, it’s time to plan the party! Of course, we’ve got a ton of adult costumes for Halloween, but we’re also happy to let you know that we’ve got all the party décor and accessories you’ll need to have the perfect costume soiree, too. And, since we try to go the extra mile to make sure you get the most out of your experience, we’ve even got one more thing for you: Halloween costume awards to hand out at your party!

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