Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Snarky and Lazy Halloween T-Shirts for Women

This is My Costume Candy T-Shirt
Are you one of those people who just groans every time the topic of Halloween costumes comes up? If so, what are you doing on a costume blog? I'm kidding. There's lots of funny seasonal t-shirts you can get to tell the world 'I just couldn't be bothered this year' in a way that will at least make people smile. Here's a few of my favorites - I especially love the Lazy sloth tee - its really adorable. 

Scary Without a Costume T-Shirt
Bitch Costume T-Shirt

Lazy Sloth Costume

Funny Costumes: Literal Gold Digger Costume

Gold Digger Costume
Here's a costume idea that made me laugh, so I thought I'd share it with you all. I ain't saying she a gold digger...but she does go down gold mines with a pick-axe, and she doesn't come back empty handed. This literal Gold Digger outfit makes a nice ironic statement. It comes with the dress, a dollar necklace, and the headpiece. I recommend picking up this novelty pickaxe too, just for fun.  

Top Five Most Colorful Costume Wigs for Women

California Costumes Women's Kaleidoscope Wig
Wigs are a fun accessory to go with any costume, and save you a lot of trouble doing your hair. This is especially true if your look needs some really wild and out-there colors. I thought that just for fun I'd show you my personal favorites extravagant multi-color wigs that I have come across in my travels, great for anyone dressing up for a rave or a particularly colorful costume.  
Leg Avenue Costumes Pop
Rainbow Bang Bob Wig
Neon Pink
Leg Avenue Rainbow
Unicorn Wig

Leg Avenue Rainbow Rocker
Wig, Multi-Color
My top favorite in the Kaleidoscope Wig - its got a very cute emo cut that looks really cute. Post which one is your favorite in the comments! If you want some cool costume ideas to go with your new hair, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for all the sweetest costume ideas and accessories for women on the net!
Rainbow Mohawk Wig

Group Costume Ideas: Disney Villainesses

Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
Leg Avenue Disney 3Pc.Maleficent Dress Stay Up Collar and Head Piece
Here's a cool group costume ideas for you and your friends to try out: Disney Villainesses. There's loads of sexy and beautiful Disney Villain costumes for you to check out, and this post is going to feature my favorite. First of all, we have the evil sorceress Maleficent, the witch who cursed baby Princess Aurora in Sleeping Beauty and will be the star of the upcoming movie, Maleficent. You can find more Maleficent costumes here as well.

The Queen (Snow White and the Seven Dwarves)
Leg Avenue 3PC.Evil Queen
Next up is Disney's very first villainess, the nameless evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. She's vain, devious, and willing to do whatever it takes to be the most beautiful woman in the kingdom. The costume above is my favorite Queen costume, a slinky and sexy dress with high collar and matching crown. With this costume, you are sure to be the fairest in all the land. Or else.

Ursula (The Little Mermaid)
Leg Avenue Disney 2Pc.Ursula Velvet Dress with Tentacle Skirt and Clear Straps, Black/Purple
Ursula, the big bad of The Little Mermaid has my favorite villain song (Poor Unfortunate Souls, check it out!) and is one of the more unique Disney Villains, what with being an octopus and all. The costume above is what inspired me to create this post, because its really awesome - a dress with 3D tentacles emerging from the skirt. Its really eye-catching, and I love it to bits. If you choose this one, be sure to pick up the matching wig here. Here's a cute alternative style of dress without tentacles for you to check out too.

Cruella de Vil (101 Dalmatians)

Leg Avenue Disney 4Pc.Cruella Dress Bolero Straps Furry Wrap
Big dog lover? I bet you loved Disney's 101 Dalmatians. Cruella de Vil is one scary lady, and she has a very unique and sexy look that you can co-opt into your party costume. You can get the matching wig you see in the picture here. Pick up a black faux cigarette holder to finish off the look. If you want a more modest look with a longer dress skirt, check out this cute costume which comes with the dress, the gloves, a matching wig and the plush white stole.

The Queen of Hearts and The Red Queen (Alice in Wonderland)

InCharacter Costumes, LLC Women's Queen Of Hearts Costume
Disguise Women's Red
Queen Deluxe (Movie)

The Alice in Wonderland movies provide two great royal villainesses to add to the group of femme fatales: The Red Queen (from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, featured on the right) and the Queen of Hearts (the villain of the original Alice in Wonderland movie, featured above). Both fiery, both with a terrible temper, these are two crazy ladies you do not want to cross. They are also a tonne of fun to cosplay as. 

The two regal villains have really cool, recognizable and eye catching outfits which you can tailor to your style: both full length ballgowns and short and sexy versions are available for you to check out. 

If you liked the idea, you can find more Red Queen costumes and accessories here, and more Queen of Hearts costumes here. If you are looking for more character costumes from the Alice in Wonderland franchise, you can find loads here.

So there you go, there are my Disney Villainess costume ideas for a group costume outing. Hope you found some cool ideas for your party! If you liked this post and want more ideas, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for all the best costume ideas for women on the net!

How to Dress up as Maleficent (Disney's Sleeping Beauty)

Leg Avenue Disney 3Pc.Maleficent Dress Stay Up Collar and Head Piece
Original Maleficent Costume
This post is in anticipation of the upcoming Disney movie Maleficent, featuring the villainess from Disney's Sleeping Beauty as the main character in a re-imagining of the classic fairy tale. Maleficent is one of my favorite movie villains: she scary, stylish, and if you get on her bad side, she'll curse you or turn into a dragon and flat out eat you. Brr. She's also really fun to dress up as for Halloween or any villains themed party, so here's some of my favorite Maleficent costumes. If you are shopping from the UK or EU, you can find Maleficent costumes here.

First up is the slinky velvet look black costume above which looks to recreate her outfit from the original Sleeping Beauty movie. This costume comes with everything you see in the picture (aside from the raven - you'll have to catch one yourself!); the dress, the headpiece and the collar. 

Charades Women's Witchy
Woman Costume Set
If you want the original animated movie look with a bit more of a fiery punch, take a look at the beautiful, mysterious and yet terrifying costume on the right. Each costume comes with the amazing dress, collar necklace and horned headpiece.

If you want to try a different look, costumes already exist in the style of Angelina Jolie's depicting of Maleficent in the live-action movie. On the left is the most true-to-the-source-material costume that I've discovered (it looks soooo good!). 

So there you have it, my favorite Maleficent costumes - hope you found one that you liked, and have a lot of fun dressing up. If you liked this post and want to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for all of the cutest costume ideas for women on the net! In particular, be sure to check out my post on the best Disney Villainess costumes here.

Friday, 18 April 2014

How to Cosplay as Queen Elsa from Disney's Frozen

Official Disney Prestige Costume

Frozen Princess Snow Queen Elsa
Fancy Dress Cosplay Costume
I'm a little late to the party here as I only just saw Frozen for the first time today, but it certainly hasn't been over hyped! I loved it to bits, especially the character of Queen Elsa, voiced by Idina Menzel who I absolutely adored in Wicked (check her out on Youtube, she's really amazing. As such, I thought I'd do a post on how to cosplay as Elsa, as she has two very beautiful outfits in the movie. If you are shopping from the UK or EU, go here for lots of lovely Elsa costumes.

First up we have two takes on her most famous outfit, the one you saw in all the trailers. Elsa creates this outfit using her ice magic during the song 'Let it Go' (which gets my vote as the best song in the movie! I'm listening to it as I type...), and wears it for the rest of the movie. Both of these beautiful dresses come with the dress and a the matching veil-cape with gorgeous snowflake or glitter detail (you can get a matching wig here). 

If you are looking for some gorgeous accessories to match with your costume, you can pick up a cute pair of matching shoes here. If those heels are a bit too high for you (I know I can't walk in those!) then check out these sparkling flat shoes instead.

Frozen Snow Queen Elsa Cosplay Costume with Cloak
Secondly we have the outfit which Elsa wears for the first half of the movie, her stately royal gown. I love the colors on this dress; they are so rich and beautiful! You also get a matching wig and blue gloves with every set, so it gives you everything you need. Each costume is made to your measurements, so it'll be a great fit, guaranteed.

Next up, its time to do your makeup. Above it an awesome video tutorial by dope2111 which captures the look perfectly. If you want to follow along, you'll need: a beauty sponge, Makeup Forever Hd Liquid Foundation, BareMinerals Powder Foundation, Too Faced Eyebrow Kit, Urban Decay Ammo Eyeshadow Palette (Purple, Light Purple & Black), NYX Pink Eyeshadow, Makeup Forever Black Gel Liner, Bh Cosmetics Eyelashes, Etude House Lower Lashes, Maybelline Colossal Mascara, White Eyeliner, Mai Couture Pink Blush Papier, Makeup Forever Burgundy Lipliner, and Blue contacts: G&G Gbt blue. Phew, that's a long list! Worth it though.

So there you go! The perfect costume for going out and building a snowman. If you liked this post, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for all the cutest and sexiest costume ideas for women on the net. You especially might be interested in my guide to dressing up as Elsa's plucky sister, Princess Anna. I hope you have a lot of fun!

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Group Costume Ideas: Alice in Wonderland

Disguise Alice in Wonderland Costume
Here's a really cool group costume idea: Alice and Wonderland. Whether you are a fan of the original Disney movie or Tim Burton's re-imagining (or both!), there's plenty of recognizable and fun characters in the series to give everyone an awesome costume to wear. Get your friends together, pick a character and hit the town. First up, someone has to be the heroine, Alice herself. Check out my top five Alice in Wonderland costumes here.
Disguise Women's Red Queen Deluxe (Movie)
Fans of the Tim Burton movie and Helena Bonham-Carter should have a lot of fun dressing up as the Red Queen, so why not pick a beautiful Red Queen costume for Halloween? There are long, flowing ball gown versions of her outfit, as well as sexy short cuts and lots of matching accessories to complete the look.  Check out my guide on cosplaying as the Red Queen here to see them all!

If the Red Queen isn't your thing, a fantastic alternative is the Queen of Hearts, for a fun night of yelling at your Card Guards to cut off people's heads and playing a little flamingo croquet. There's a wide range of Queen of Hearts costumes, from ball gowns like the one above, to sexy mini-dresses, all in a wide array of color schemes and styles. Check out my Top Five Queen of Hearts costumes if you are interested!

Sexy Wonderland Cat Costume
Here's one of the most famous Wonderland denizens, the elusive and mysterious Cheshire Cat. The dress of the costume above has a sweet matching tail, and you get everything you see in the photo: the stockings, gloves, headband, shrug and choker. I advise picking up a pink petticoat to give the skirt some lift. In addition, here is a really funky pair of shoes that match perfectly!

Sexy Mad Hatter Adult Costume

Last time I went to a fancy dress party, I went as the Mad Hatter, and the costume above is the one I chose! I really recommend it, its super cute. If you fancy cosplaying as the Mad Hatter, this is the type of costume with the most variety - costume creators have really gone wild with color scheme choices and styles. Check out my top five Mad Hatter costumes here to see my personal favorites!.

Queen of Hearts Card Adult Costume
Finally, every Queen needs a card guard. The costume above comes with the card costume and even a matching crown. A cool idea might be to have one girl (like the birthday girl) dress up as one of the queens, and everyone else goes as a guard! So there you go, a quick guide to dressing up as the characters from Alice and Wonderland and hitting the town with your friends. If you liked this post, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for all the cutest costumes for women on the net!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Top Five Mad Hatter Costumes for Women (Alice in Wonderland)

Sexy Mad Hatter Adult Costume
Starline Mad Hatter Costume
Here's another entry in my ongoing series of posts on Alice in Wonderland themed party costumes! The Mad Hatter is one of the most iconic characters from the movies and the book, and there's a whole tonne of cute and sexy Hatter costumes for you to check out, so here are my favorites. Be sure to check out my post on the best Alice costumes, Queen of Hearts costumes, and Red Queen costumes. After all, we're all mad here! From the UK or EU? Go here for loads of great costumes.

Above is the Hatter costume that I personally own, and I love it to bits and highly recommend. Every set comes with everything you see in the picture: the dress, the cape and the cute hat. The skirt can be a little bit flat on its own, so I bought myself a black petticoat to go underneath, and it looks wonderful. Sadly, as my friend pointed out, it has the wrong fraction on the hat, but I didn't mind. Its so silky soft, comfy to wear, super cute and sexy!

On the right is another costume I like, this time with a different pattern and blue/purple color scheme that is really pretty. With this costume you get the dress, the hat, and a cute petticoat to give the skirt some life. I recommend picking up some adorable white thigh highs to match.

Womens Sexy Hatter Hottie Wonderland Costume
Deluxe Tea Party
Hatter Costume
Next up is by far the most fantastically colorful Hatter costume on the net, featured up above. With this costume you get the gorgeous multi-color dress with pink handkerchief, a cute pink neck tie and the top hat. You can get a matching petticoat to give the outfit a bit of oomph here.

California Costumes Women's
The Mad Hatter Adult
Want to stay away from the bright colors and go for something a little more sophisticated and demure? Check out the costume on the left: a really elegant and refined take on the look. This costume comes with the jacket, corset, skirt, bow tie, hat and even matching boot toppers, which is cool. I really love the pattern on this costume - it is very beautiful.

Last but not least, featured on the right, is this outfit from California Costumes. I think it invokes a little of the style and color scheme of the Hatter from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland, don't you think? I especially like the little yellow necktie, it works very well. Be sure to pick up a petticoat to give the skirt some lift and volume. 

So there you have it, my top five favorite Mad Hatter costumes. If you liked this post, be sure to visit the rest of my blog for all the best costumes for women on the net! In particular, be sure to check out my post on the best Alice costumesQueen of Hearts costumes, and Red Queen costumes

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Top Five Queen of Hearts Costumes (Alice in Wonderland)

InCharacter Costumes, LLC Women's Queen Of Hearts Costume
Here's another part of my ongoing series of Alice in Wonderland costume guides. This time we'll be looking at how to cosplay as the Red Queen, the sort-of antagonist of the original Disney movie and book. Its an incredibly colorful, eye-catching and recognizable, and makes a great Halloween fancy dress or costume party outfit. Don't forget to yell "Off with their heads!". If you are shopping from the EU or UK, go here for loads of Queen of Hearts costumes.
Queen Of Hearts Costume

The first of my favorite Queen of Hearts costume is the one above, an amazing full skirt length gown with soft fabric and a gorgeous heart detail. You also get the pretty choker and the sparkly jeweled tiara crown. The costume even comes with a hoop and petticoat so that the skirt has a lot of volume. Pretty cool!

If short and sexy is your thing, then check out the cute dress on the right. It makes good use of contrasting colors, with bold blacks, yellows and reds, block colors and polka dots, and is sure to make you stand out a mile away in the crowd. This amazing costume includes a sexy lace trimmed crown (which I think is really pretty!) with a heart charm collared dress and matching black and white stripey stockings. Pair it with a white petticoat to add a bit of lift to the skirt.

Roma Costume 3 Piece Enchanting Queen Of Hearts
Dreamgirl Queen Of Hearts
Here's a very different style of costume, with an all black base with white trimmings and a unique looking half cut skirt. This is a really mature and sexy look! Every set comes with the gorgeous dress, the skirt with the white high collar, and a crown to top it all off. 

Fourth up is a little red number with a very stand-out collar with a very memorable pattern, featured on the right. This costume comes with the cute dress, the choker and the gloves. I advise adding a petticoat in order to give the skirt some lift, and adding some cute black stockings with red bows to finish off the look.

Smiffy's Women's Queen Of
Hearts Duchess Costume
Finally, featured on the left is a colorful red, yellow and black number with a lot of accessories. This costume includes the sexy heart corset, the multicolored dress, the black and red sleeves, a headband, and an over skirt. You can get matching white heart stockings here.

There you have it! My top five personal favorite Queen of Hearts costumes. If you liked this post and want to see more, be sure to check out the rest of this blog for all the best costume ideas for women on the net! In particular, you might want to check out my Top Five Alice costumes post, my top five Matter Hatter costumes post and my guide to cosplaying as the Red Queen

How to Cosplay as the Red Queen (Alice in Wonderland)

Disguise Women's Red Queen Deluxe (Movie)
Disguise Inc Women's Alice In
Wonderland Movie - Sassy
Queen Adult Costume
Loved Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland? So did I, that's what has inspired me to make this post detailing how to cosplay as the Red Queen, voiced by Helena Bonham-Carter. Its a colorful, very eye-catching look, plus its fun to run around parties asking who ate all the tarts. Its perfect for Halloween. Lets get going then! Can't be late.

To start of with, you'll need the basic dress. There are two options, the first being a long skirted dress which is most true to the original design, featured above. It comes with a petticoat to give the skirt some lift, so you don't have to worry about that, plus you get a free crown as well.

The second option is a more sassy, sexy and flirty version of the costume with a shorter skirt, featured on the right. This outfit comes with the costume dress, a petticoat to give it some volume, a collar with attached choker, a cute little crown and a pair of white knee high stockings.

Once you've chosen your costume, let me suggest some fun accessories for it. This red royal sceptre goes fantastically with either outfit, as does this pair of red and black shoes by Pleaser. These black baby-doll Mary Janes by Leg Avenue also look great with both costumes.

Red Queen Wig
Once you have the costume down, its time to fluff up your hair and do your makeup. Above is cute Red Queen wig that you can buy to get the look quickly, easily, and without the need to perm and dye the living daylights out of your hair. Meanwhile, below is a fun tutorial on how to achieve the Red Queen's makeup, using Snazaroo Facepaint (White), talcum powder, Urban Decay Eyeshadow (Painkiller), elf Liquid Liner and MAC Lipstick (Red).

And there you have it! One quick and easy Red Queen costume that is sure to look amazing regardless of the occasion. I hope you found everything you are looking for, and if you enjoyed this post and its suggestions be sure to check out the rest of my blog for all the best costume ideas for women on the net! In particular, be sure to check out my top five Mad Hatter costumes, my top five Queen of Hearts costumes, and my top five Alice costumes

Top Five Alice in Wonderland Costumes

Disguise Alice in Wonderland Costume
I love the Alice in Wonderland look: it is one of the most iconic Disney protagonist designs, and really brings the character to life. This post is going to be looking at my personal favorite Alice costumes, and I hope that you find one you adore! If you are shopping from the UK or EU, you can find loads of great Alice costumes here.

Before we get started, note that all of these costumes would go very well with this adult Alice in Wonderland wig, as well as these white stockings. It is also wise to pick up a white petticoat in order to give the skirts on these pretty costumes a bit of lift.

Up above is the most standard looking Alice costume, based on the dress worn by Alice in the original Disney movie. It's simple, its cute, its pretty and you can't go wrong with it. Each costume comes with the dress, the hair ribbon and the little matching gloves. There's a few variations that you can get. You can also get another basic Alice dress with a longer hem here, for example.

California Costumes Alice
On the right in a costume based on the costume worn by  Mia Wasikowska in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Its really pretty! Its a more mature and stylized look that does away with the apron, but is still very recognizable as Alice's dress. You can get a short skirted adaptation here that is really attractive.

On the left is yet another pretty short-skirted design without the apron, this time with a sexy cut out that shows off what you've got! I love the checkered pattern and the little bottle and cake detail on the skirt. Its really cute! This one comes with a petticoat, so there is no need to buy one separately, and you also the hair ribbon and some adorable matching gloves.

Alice Costume - Rebel Toons Adult Costume deluxe
California Costumes Women's
Platium Collection
Dark Alice Adult
I've always loved the Rebel Toons series of costumes (check them out, they are very cute!) and now they have added Alice to the series! This shiny, sleek little number is very sexy, and looks incredibly unique.

Last but not least, we have the costume on the right: a snazzy number with an alternative, more gothic color scheme of black and white.  I think the addition of black to the costume really adds style and makes it stand out from the rest, do you? A lot of people recommend getting a size bigger than you'd normally get, as it is a very fitted outfit. If you are going for this cutie, be sure to pick up the matching wig too.

So those are my top five favorite Alice in Wonderland costumes for women. Hope you liked them as much as I did! If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for even more fun and cute costume ideas for all occasions. In particular, be sure to check out my top five Mad Hatter costumes, my top five Queen of Hearts costumes, and my guide to cosplaying as the Red Queen

Group Costume Ideas: Marvel's The Avengers

Disguise Marvel Captain America American Dream Bodysuit Womens Adult Costume
Iron Man Costume
I absolutely LOVED Marvel's The Avengers, plus all the individual hero movies that came out before it, and I can't wait for the second one to come out. This blog post is dedicated to all my fellow lady geeks and nerds who want a cool group costume idea for themselves and their friends to try out: why not dress up as the Avengers? This post is going to feature all the best Avengers costumes, just for you!

First of all, there's the patriotic Captain America. You can get a shiny vinyl jumpsuit like his, featured above, but there's other styles if that isn't your thing. For example, here's a cute dress version of the costume. Which ever you choose, don't forget to pick up Captain America's iconic stars and stripes shield, as most of the costumes don't come with one.

Second, we have my personal favorite of the Avengers: Iron Man. Marvel has released a shiny jumpsuit version of his suit as well, which you can see on the right. You can pick up the matching helmet which goes with it here. A cute and sexy dress version of the costume is also available. Also, because why not, here's a replica wrist repulsor. Have fun!

Disguise Marvel's Avengers Movie Black Widow Avengers Theatrical Adult Costume
Amazing Thor Women's Costume
Next up is Black Widow, the femme fatale. Above is the officially licensed Marvel costume, which comes with pretty much everything you could ever need: a jumpsuit, two belts, a pair of glovettes, a pair of cuffs and a pair of boot covers. The only thing missing is the matching wig, which luckily you can pick up here.

Finally, check out this female adaptation of the Thor costume. It comes with the dress and the headpiece, and you can pick up the matching hammer here.

Miss Hulk Costume
After a lot of waiting around for Marvel to release Hulk and Hawkeye costumes for women, we finally have some results! On the left is a stunning 'Miss Hulk' costume for all you ladies who want to go out and cause some carnage. Be sure to go all the way with some green body paint!

Meanwhile, below is a seller who makes custom Hawkeye costumes to your measurements, for both men and women. It's pricey, but its super authentic and realistic. Each set of this amazing cosplay includes the vest and pants with belt, matching gloves, a bracer, and a quiver.

Custom Made Hawkeye Superhero Costume
And that's all folks. If you liked this post, be sure to check out the rest of my blog where you'll find all the cutest, sexiest and best costume ideas for women on the net. See ya!