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.


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.”
Prime Minister John Thompson signed Labour Day into law in 1894, the same year Cleveland declared it a national holiday in the United States. Many labor unions that held successful events in the United States, like the Knights of Labor, also had branches in Canada. Thompson was similarly motivated by mounting political pressure from labor activists, who organized several strikes to demand a nine-hour workday.

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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!

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So, just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean your interests have completely matured. You might still be obsessed with the movies you grew up with, or maybe you’re always looking to relive one of your favorite childhood costume themes. We, of course, are one of the top destinations for licensed costumes and we’ve got an incredible selection of classic costume themes, too. Check out these perennial bestselling costume categories to see if any of them are just the style you’re looking for this year!
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.
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.
Studies have shown that middle children are exceedingly independent and creative, with certain leadership qualities that their firstborn and last-born counterparts can’t match. Some of our most important world leaders, artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs occupy this oft-mocked middle spot, but from most accounts, it’s a breeding ground for success. Here are five fascinating facts about middle children.
In general, it's difficult to nail down certain presidential birth orders, as the middle child blog SmackDab puts it: "George Washington’s father had four children with his first wife before the first President was born. Washington was the first of six children from his father’s second marriage. So was he the first born or the fifth born?" Still, if we're to take conventional wisdom and a loose definition of what a middle child is (basically anyone not the oldest or the youngest), then it turns out that 52 percent of presidents were born in the middle, including Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Abraham Lincoln.
Studies have shown that middle children are exceedingly independent and creative, with certain leadership qualities that their firstborn and last-born counterparts can’t match. Some of our most important world leaders, artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs occupy this oft-mocked middle spot, but from most accounts, it’s a breeding ground for success. Here are five fascinating facts about middle children.
No matter the subject of your die-hard fandom, we have instantly recognizable adult costumes, faithful to the source material. Cosplay in style at your next Comic-Con or movie screening! With a huge selection of the most popular characters, you be at the top of any event's best costume list. Don't settle for a public domain knock-off of a character you have loved your whole life. Choose officially licensed costumes and accessories that accurately represent the passion you're feeling.

Villains are always a great choice for comic conventions and cosplay fun. They let you embrace a little bit of your dark side for the con. And let's face it, being a little bit bad is far more fun than being good! This Evil Queen costume has a look inspired by the classic Disney tale, Snow White, so you know it has a classic evil look that everyone will remember. People may not trust any apples you try giving to them though!
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!
Adult-oriented themes are great, but sometimes the mood might strike for Halloween costume ideas that are totally family friendly and a ton of fun, too. Well, we most definitely have you covered there! We would, of course, point you towards the classics like Star Wars, The Princess Bride, and The Flintstones. These licensed costume selections that will work great for couples Halloween costumes or for getting your friends together to do a group costume.

Dressing in costume is one of the most common and recognizable traditions that dates back thousands of years to celebrate one of the oldest holidays, Halloween. It was the Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago, that were believed to wear the first "costumes" consisting of animal heads and skins, during the bonfire celebration of Samhain.  Even though adult costumes have come a long way from the "animal heads and skins" that the Celts wore, the desire for people to dress up in costume and celebrate a special occasion is still in our blood. 


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:
You and your partner are the coolest/funniest/most photogenic pair. You know it's true, and the Instagram likes just about prove it! When Halloween hits, however, you both struggle to think of a clever couples Halloween costume that is just as awesome as you are. Or even if you come up with a few fun ideas, by year three or four of dressing up together, you're probably in desperate need of some inspiration. Rather than settling for another boring look (Mickey and Minnie, for example), switch things up with one of these creative — dare we say, genius — couples' Halloween costume ideas.

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