But researchers from the New Jersey Historical Society suggest the true founder may have been someone else with a very similar name: Matthew Maguire, a machinist from New Jersey who led several strikes in the 1870s, and by 1882 had become the secretary for the New York Central Labor Union. In an 1894 editorial about the holiday, which President Grover Cleveland had just signed into law, a New Jersey newspaper said the honor should go to Maguire, the “undisputed author of Labor Day as a holiday.”
Flickr user jpotisch made this snow globe costume by hand! The globe is fashioned from clear acetate, and the snow is made from bits of foam hanging by thread. He posted the building process in a Flickr album with some commentary along the way. He said it took about three days to build, but the finished product is a work of art! He also made the banana costume his son is wearing in the background—and it has a photo tutorial, too. 
Classic, regal and... who are we kidding? Toga! Toga! Toga! Nothing quite sparks the party spirit like the look of the ancient Greeks. Made famous by fraternity houses, the toga has a lot of things going for it. The look is quick and simple, with a whole plethora of easy ways to accessorize. If you want to go all out, you can grab some sandals and gold wreath crowns to look like Greek royalty, or you can simply toss on the toga costume. And all it takes to get the party started while wearing this costume style is to shout the word "Toga!" and repeat ad nauseam.

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.

“Flintstones! Meet the Flintstones!” If you’re a couple planning on teaming up with another couple for a fun costume theme, we’re sure you’ll have a great time with the perennially popular Flintstones costumes. We’ve got a huge selection of officially licensed Flinstones Halloween costumes with all the characters available, like Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty Rubble. We’ve even got kids costumes for Bamm-Bamm and Pebbles if you’ve got the little ones in tow. Just be sure to take a look at our deluxe versions if you think you might be piloting one of those caveman cars. They come with oversized foot covers which is sure to help you push your prehistoric wheels!
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.
Few traditions are as eagerly anticipated as donning a Halloween costume. After enduring another 364 days of the normal grind, it is a welcomed break to escape into your own imagination for one day. Our extensive selection of adult Halloween costumes has you covered—whether you are a superhero attending a party, a vampire handing out trick-or-treat candy, or a Ninja Turtle touring a haunted house. Create a perfect costume with props and accessories.
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!

a mermaid halloween costume


Sure, going as a pirate when you were a kid was a ton of fun. But with all of the swashbuckling and rum-swilling, well, it’s even better as an adult! You can be a debaucherously brazen buccaneer or even a more mild-mannered privateer when you pick out one of our exclusive pirate costumes. Your persona will be entirely up to you. Just remember to grab a plastic sword and probably some gold coins, too, to enhance your adult pirate costume!

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.
Few traditions are as eagerly anticipated as donning a Halloween costume. After enduring another 364 days of the normal grind, it is a welcomed break to escape into your own imagination for one day. Our extensive selection of adult Halloween costumes has you covered—whether you are a superhero attending a party, a vampire handing out trick-or-treat candy, or a Ninja Turtle touring a haunted house. Create a perfect costume with props and accessories.
Hey, ladies! It’s all about you right now! We’ve got so many women’s Halloween costume ideas for you to choose from, so you’ll be able to find the perfect one. If you want to dress up as your favorite TV, movie, or gaming character, then check out our wide variety of licensed costumes. You’ll love looking like your favorite character, and everyone will be impressed with your dedication to dressing up. Our officially licensed Stranger Things costumes came just in time for the new season, and you’ll look like you just stepped out of the Upside Down in no time at all! Are you more of a movie person? Dress up as your favorite Sanderson Sister with a Hocus Pocus costume or travel to a new world as Coraline! Would you rather keep it classic? We totally understand. Our classic Halloween costumes ideas for 2019 feature scarecrow costumes, pirate costumes, clown costumes and so much more! You name it, we’ve got it! Want to show off your sexy side on Halloween night? Spirit Halloween has a wide variety of sexy women’s costumes you’ll need in order to show off your best assets! No matter how you decide to show off your Halloween style, we guarantee you’ll be shining all night long when you shop women’s Halloween costumes at Spirit.

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Impress your co-workers at this year's company Halloween party with a stylish, clever, or funny selection from our men's, women's, and plus sized Halloween costumes. Does your night of fright have you club-hopping or pub-crawling? Make a striking entrance in one of our sexy adult Halloween costumes, guaranteed to turn heads and drop jaws. Fully develop a character that will delight the crowd and inspire a thousand Instagrams.

Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Wait, it's not good to say that three times in a row! This Beetlejuice costume idea comes from the classic Tim Burton film. Just use our Women’s Graveyard Ghost Costume, add a little makeup, and you’ll be a female Beetlejuice in no time. There are a lot of different routes you can take with this one, but all of them lead to a good time! Just make sure you pack a few one-liners to get you through your event.

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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.
Evan Booth's costume for Halloween 2006 seemed to be a nondescript "dude in a wig" until you looked at the GAPING HOLE in his midsection! This was accomplished with a camera in the back of the shirt that recorded a background scene and fed it to a travel-size DVD player in the front that displayed the backdrop. In 2008, artist Nicole Magne used the idea for a costume recreating a scene from the movie Death Becomes Her where Goldie Hawn has a hole blown through her body. The creation process is detailed on her blog, and the Instructables version is available if you'd like to try this yourself.

a good halloween costume ideas


She's the one called Sailor Moon and she's a pretty big deal. Sailor Moon is a classic when it comes to anime, so she's a staple in comic con crowds. That makes her an easy pick when you're trying to put together a great outfit to wear for a bit of cosplay. It won't give you any of the powers that she normally has, but it will get you quite a few positive comments when you head out wearing your Sailor Moon costume. Just make sure you're rocking the long blonde pig-tails. (We’ve got the wig if your own locks aren’t quite cutting it!)

halloween costume baby boy


On May 1, 1886, 35,000 workers went on strike in Chicago as part of a larger organized labor protest across the country. For the first two days, the protests and demonstrations were peaceful, but by May 3, violence broke out between laborers and police during a protest at Chicago's McCormick Reaper Works factory, leaving several workers wounded or dead. The incident encouraged anarchist labor leaders to call for another protest the following day in Haymarket Square, where violence broke out again after police attempted to disband the crowd. At that point, an anonymous individual threw a bomb at the police, killing one officer at the scene. The police retaliated, and when all was said and done, seven officers and (at least) one civilian were killed in the chaos, and plenty more in the crowd were injured.
Upcycle that black umbrella into a seriously impressive bat costume. Just cut it in half and then use black safety pins or hot glue to attach it to the arms of a black hoodie. Use black electrical tape to fasten the hinges of the metal umbrella pieces as needed to help them properly fold. Create ears with foam core and feathers for a little extra texture.
Is cosplay your favorite? Us too! We’re all about Halloween, quite obviously, but we’re big-time fans of the folks who ply their costume skills all year long. Our Halloween costumes work great for cosplay, whether you mod them with your own upgraded costuming talents or prefer them ready to go out-of-the-box. Check out some of these classic cosplay ideas to see if they inspire your next choice for a Comic-Con!

Fans of the TV show The Walking Dead will recognize the Governor and his undead daughter. Redditor TriforceKing and his sister wore this last Halloween. It helped that he already resembled the actor David Morrissey somewhat. A few people pointed out that the Governor didn’t lose his eye until after his daughter was gone, but who cares? It’s Halloween!

halloween costume award categories


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!

halloween costume for kids

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