For more than 125 years, Americans have celebrated Labor Day on the first Monday of every September, but the origins of this holiday have been somewhat lost to time. Now it's seen as the unofficial end of summer (and hot dog season), the dreaded return to school for kids across the country, and a time to score a great deal on a mattress. But with more than a century of history to sift through, you'd be forgiven for not knowing about the holiday's roots. So from the true story of its beginnings, to the final word on whether or not you can wear white afterward, here are eight facts about Labor Day.
The character Cherry Darling from the movie Planet Terror startled folks when they saw that one of her legs was a machine gun. Then it inspired some women to recreate the scene. Now, if you are a beautiful amputee like Lacey Henderson, who gained note as a college cheerleader a few years ago, you can make hay by cosplaying the character at fan events. Henderson has a webpage with instructions for those who aren't amputees on how to recreate the Cherry Darling look, and an annual competition is held for the best machine-gun-leg costume.

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There’s a new era of Star Wars movies for today’s kids, but that doesn’t mean you’ve forgotten about the classic Star Wars movies! Whether you prefer new or vintage Star Wars action or hold them both in high regard, it’s hard to find a more iconic costume style than dressing as Princess Leia with her hooded gown from A New Hope. For couples Halloween costumes, pair her up with a Stormtrooper or Han Solo, and you’ll be ready to hit the big costume party!


While we have plenty of ready-made outfits, sometimes the best Halloween costumes for adults are of the DIY variety. If that’s the case for you, don’t worry - we’ve got you covered there, too. We make it easy to complete adult costumes thanks to our selection of individual items from our curated selection of masks, tops, bottoms, shoes and more to create your own unique look. And remember – the holidays are always more fun with those you love, which is why we carry a huge selection of adult Halloween costumes for couples and groups. No matter what you choose, it’s sure to delight family, friends and neighbors. Ready to find the best Halloween costumes for adults like you? Check out our online selection or visit your local store to get started.
Get in on the fun with the most popular couples Halloween costumes for 2019! Be cute as a button with a Raggedy Ann and Andy costume. Scare the daylights out of everyone with a Zombie Couples Costume or be that sexy couple with our Pirates of the Caribbean Captain Jack Sparrow and Angelica costumes. We carry over 60 couples Halloween costumes to choose from.
Show off your sense of humor at this year’'s Halloween party with imaginative couples costumes like Kermit and Miss Piggy, celebrate your favorite sandwich and dress up like a Ham and Swiss or BLT or even Bacon and Eggs. Go back in time with your favorite television characters, like Fred and Wilma Flintstone, Barney and Betty Rubble or even their kids, Bamm Bamm and Pebbles or zoom off to the future with the Jetsons. Are movies more your style? We've got the best movie themed adult costumes like Batman and Robin, Captain Jack Sparrow and Angelica, Shrek and Princess Fiona or Danny and Sandy from Grease.
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.

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Instructables member onebrokenneck made a robot couple for a costume competition. These classic Hollywood-style robots are made of aluminum, but according to the build process at Instructables, you can probably use cardboard instead if you don't have a metal shop. The arms and legs are dryer ducts, and various LED gizmos were used to give them an electric personality.
Graphic designer Harrison Krix made a costume of the character Big Daddy from the video game Bioshock. This is a work of a serious propmaster. It took seven weeks of sculpting with foam, cardboard, and fiberglass. The finished product, complete with a working drill arm, is a work of art. The post includes many more pictures and a couple of videos of the drill arm in action.
For more than 125 years, Americans have celebrated Labor Day on the first Monday of every September, but the origins of this holiday have been somewhat lost to time. Now it's seen as the unofficial end of summer (and hot dog season), the dreaded return to school for kids across the country, and a time to score a great deal on a mattress. But with more than a century of history to sift through, you'd be forgiven for not knowing about the holiday's roots. So from the true story of its beginnings, to the final word on whether or not you can wear white afterward, here are eight facts about Labor Day.
Dr. Catherine Salmon, Schumann's co-author on The Secret Power of Middle Children, found that 80 percent of middle children claimed they have never cheated on their partner. This is compared to 65 percent of firstborns and 53 percent of last-borns who said they were never unfaithful to their long-term partner or spouse. This, of course, led to separate studies confirming that middle children, and their spouses, were happiest in marriage when compared to other birth orders.
A stealthy ninja, scurvy pirate, sexy peacock, or huggable bunny — or are you looking for a Halloween costume a bit off the beaten path, like a whoopee cushion? Whatever your budget, intent, and tastes, Party City has the right costume for you: hilarious group Halloween costumes so that you and your friends can celebrate as a united front, thousands upon thousands of Halloween costumes for kids and adults, carefully matched couples costumes sure to draw looks of admiration, and sexy Halloween costumes almost too hot to handle. Everything is priced to move — our Halloween costumes for 2018 are as easy on the pocketbook as they are on the eye. All costumes are tested for quality and safety; many come fully accessorized, creating an instant character straight out of the package. Other Halloween costumes give you a choice of wigs, wings, shoes, jewelry, and other optional accessories to purchase, allowing you to complete your character in a way that's uniquely your own. Our online selection of costumes for kids and adults is backed by over 800 retail stores across the United States and bolstered by nearly 35 years in the Halloween costume business. We invite you to comparison shop — the more you look the more you'll love our prices, our exceptional selection, and our friendly sales and customer service representatives. Questions about costume availability, material, and fit? To have your questions answered promptly and courteously, please visit your local Party City store, or contact one of our customer service representatives, who'll help you place an order or address concerns you may have about anything Halloween costume-related! 
Everything is better with a group, and that includes Halloween costumes! Gather your friends and create the most authentic look by choosing a group costume theme that will have you standing out in every crowd. Whether you want to transform into your favorite movie group or just simply create a classic look, Spirit Halloween has near endless Halloween costume ideas for 2019! Our officially licensed A League of Their Own costumes are perfect for your group and will have you all set to enter for best group costume at your next Halloween party! Want something a little more original? Shop our new Rocky Horror costumes and do the time warp with all of your best friends! Start shopping now and you’ll be on your way to having the most memorable Halloween yet.

Anditron always dresses up for Halloween, but when she was pregnant, she wanted to incorporate her bump without being too traditional. So she made a Death Star costume. Or rather, her round belly was the Death Star, with small x-wing fighters attached. The rest of her was dressed in black. The Darth Vader helmet was incidental, but worked well. Take a look at the Death Ray deployed:

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Packed with unique and rarely seen selections, you are bound to find something that will make your costume stand out and become more exciting and memorable. Mix and match costumes with different masks, and create a never-before-seen character that no one will see coming. Clearance costumes are also a great way to accumulate a family costume closet for dress-up with the kids. Save some stress on your wallet and flex your creativity with this often overlooked option.
Kids, beware! This is a category of Halloween costumes for adults only! We've compiled a selection of Halloween costumes for women and men of all styles and sizes. Browse through to find plus size costumes and even sexy costumes. Or grab your significant other and choose a stunning couples costume look that'll be sure to win at any Halloween party!

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We spend all year getting ready for this festive dress-up season so your son can smile proudly when he trick or treats in one of our boys Halloween costumes! We have lots of new kids Halloween costumes ideas for 2019, and your little one will love each and every one! Is your little guy obsessed with the paranormal crew that makes up the Ghostbusters? Our officially licensed Ghostbusters costumes will have him ready to handle all kinds of paranormal activity, especially when you complete the look with accessories! Attach a pair of Ecto goggles, a ghost trap, and P.K.E. meter to the Ghostbusters Utility Belt and he’ll really look the part. Is your pride and joy more of a gamer? Let him become his favorite character! We have officially licensed Borderlands costumes that will have your little guy looking like he just stepped off the big screen. We’ve also added a few new styles to our Fortnite collection, so he can transform into his favorite skin and always be ready for a Battle Royale. Your little one can also turn themselves into their favorite Anime characters when they slip into an officially licensed Naruto, Baruto, Bleach, Dragon Ball Z, or My Hero Academia costume on Halloween night! Want to keep it classic? Your boy can get a little scary dressing up as a Grim Reaper or an otherworldly Alien. No matter what they choose, Spirit Halloween is here to give you only the best 2019 Halloween costume ideas!
Historians often credit Peter J. McGuire, co-founder of the American Federation of Labor, as the first to propose a holiday celebrating workers. According to the modern-day American Federation of Labor, McGuire brought up the idea in an 1882 meeting of the New York Central Labor Union, saying that workers should lead a parade to “publicly show the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations.”

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Admit it, you’re just as big of a fan of Grease as you were when you were a teenager. Nothing wrong with that! Grease is one of our most popular costume themes year in and year out, and we’ve got costume outfits to get all your guys and gals dressed up as “T-Birds” and “Pink Ladies”. Our exclusive costumes are one-of-a-kind and the best quality you’ll find online!
Show off your sense of humor at this year’'s Halloween party with imaginative couples costumes like Kermit and Miss Piggy, celebrate your favorite sandwich and dress up like a Ham and Swiss or BLT or even Bacon and Eggs. Go back in time with your favorite television characters, like Fred and Wilma Flintstone, Barney and Betty Rubble or even their kids, Bamm Bamm and Pebbles or zoom off to the future with the Jetsons. Are movies more your style? We've got the best movie themed adult costumes like Batman and Robin, Captain Jack Sparrow and Angelica, Shrek and Princess Fiona or Danny and Sandy from Grease.

Oh how I heart Halloween! I mean free candy and handmade costumes? What more could a girl ask for? If you happen to have a baby bump that is probably the most exciting costume to craft up, and not to worry, I’ve got 29 genius DIY pregnant Halloween costumes for y’all! I have also made a ridiculous amount of handmade kid costumes including an organic carrot, cheeseburger, koala bear, panda bear, Bob Ross, and a fisherman. But, adults need costumes too, so I rounded up 44 homemade Halloween costumes for adults.
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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