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.
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.
So, we know what they say about a man in uniform, but ask anyone, the same thing goes for the ladies! Of course, piloting a jet fighter on a high-stakes mission might go a long way towards upping your sex appeal, too, so we’ve got just the theme in mind. Top Gun! Our Top Gun costumes come in the classic male-cut flight suit style and sexy form-fitting women’s outfits as well. We’ve even got a cute dress version! Pick out one of these fun costumes for adults, and well, “you can be my wingman any time.”
Shawn Thorsson has made a bunch of fantastic costumes. He planned a Halo-themed build for Halloween 2008, but then was deployed to Afghanistan. The project was finally completed the next year. Thorsson fabricated armor from the video game world of Halo, painted them in different colors, and dressed his friends as the characters from the Red vs. Blue series. He posted lots of pictures to show you the process.
Give your little girl the Halloween costume she’s been dreaming of! Whether you’re looking for costume ideas for 2019 with her or simply choosing for her, our selection of girls’ costumes is sure to leave you satisfied. Your little one will feel like the princess she is when you dress her up in a flowing dress and turn her into a goddess! If she favors characters that are powerful and forceful, she can be a Ghostbuster and take on paranormal activity or fly through the air as Wonder Woman on Halloween night. Always up for a little scare? Check out our scary costume ideas for 2019 and she’ll haunt her friends all night long. She can also turn herself into her favorite on-screen character, Coraline and prance around town in a cute yellow rain jacket! From elegant and humorous to pop culture and scary, we carry girls’ costumes that will make your Halloween 2019 the best one 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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We love Halloween, and that’s why we want to supply the most amazing Halloween costume ideas to our guests. From classic Halloween favorites like pirates and clowns to Pop Culture necessities, we’ve got Halloween Costume ideas for 2019 and years to come. Halloween 2019 is the perfect time for you to take your imagination to new heights and create the perfect look for Halloween night, and every party you’re attending. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry! That’s why we’re here. We are introducing so many new costumes this year. From Maleficent and Edward Scissorhands to Marshmello costumes and more, there’s no doubt you’ll be able to find an amazing costume here at Spirit Halloween. Read more to learn about our entire selection of costumes and Halloween costume ideas for adults, kids, toddlers, infants and so much more!

Team up with your partner in crime and take on Halloween 2019 in one of our amazing couples costume ideas! From superheroes to classic Halloween looks and everything in between, we’re here to bring you only the best couples costumes and Halloween looks. Whether you want to create a romantic look with your hunny, or simply partner up with your best friends, we have all the costume ideas you’ll need to make your 2019 vision come alive! Pair up with your partner and turn yourselves into your favorite m&m characters. You’ll look delicious, and be dressed to impress. Show off your love for the greatest TV show of all time, The Office, by becoming everyone’s favorite couple, Jim and Pam, or create the perfect Archie Comics couple by shopping our Riverdale High School merchandise! Want to make everyone LOL? Dress up as Spongebob and Patrick and go jellyfishing all night long! Whatever couples costume you choose, you’ll be sure to be in the running for best couples costume!
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!
Turn your favorite Instagram filter into an easy costume you and your significant other can both use. To make it, pull up Instagram stories on your phone and select the "Heart Eyes" filter. Then, point the phone at a blank surface and take a screenshot. Send the screenshot file to a printing or office supplies store to have it blown up and printed on a thick board. Then, cut out a part in the middle for your face.
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.”
Ben Carpenter is a cosplayer who uses a wheelchair. For this year’s Tampa Bay Comic Con, he and his group became the cast of Mad Max: Fury Road. Ben was Max in the scene where he was strapped to the front of a vehicle in order to supply blood to the driver. He used his wheelchair in the upright position for the vehicle, driven by a friend and accompanied by other characters from the movie. They won the award for Best Group Cosplay. Of course they did.
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.
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.

A high-quality Halloween costume does not have to come at a high price. Have a look around our clearance section for a wide array of adult costume and accessory ideas that can help you elevate your chosen outfit to the next level. Featuring complete costumes, individual pieces, props, and other add-ons, this is not only an excellent way to save money, but also a treasure trove of DIY costume inspiration!
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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