Super Scary Halloween Decor

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Looking to really freak out your party guests this year? You’re not alone. These terrifying decorations are sure to scare the living daylights out of your Halloween party pals.

DIY-halloween-head-crafts-unleashed-1024x682Nothing screams Halloween like a creepy severed head. When it comes to Halloween, cheesecloth is one of your best tools.

6c3efd2881dc7260e55c56c5767e53cdAnd you thought turning off the lights was scary! Turn them on for a creepy-crawly cockroach surprise.

 

Scary_Monster_on_the_Ceiling.img_assist_customYour guests won’t believe their eyes when they look up at your ceiling. All you need for this terrifying decoration is a blood-curdling mask, a wig and a sheet.

DSCN3040Spiders have their secrets too. Let the mysteries of their secret lives unravel in these creepy cocoons.

 

photo-craft-diy-1009-deKeep the creepy all in the family with these ghastly portraits!

No Carve Pumpkin DIYs

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Everyone loves decorating pumpkins for fall, but do you know what nobody loves? Dealing with pumpkin guts. That’s right! Having to clean up the ooey-gooey  insides of gourds is probably the least fun activity of autumn. Our solution? A bunch of pumpkin decorating DIYs that don’t have to be carved! Another added bonus? You pumpkin stays in tip-top shape too!pumpkinfeature1Add feminine flair to your fall decor with this floral and glittered pumpkin from PBTeen!

006-stringartpumpkin-dreamalittlebiggerThis string art pumpkin from Dream a Little Bigger ensures you can still make the creepiest pumpkin on your corner, without dealing with all of that cleanup.

6a017ee3c48414970d01b7c6f2c73b970b-800wiThese gold leaf pumpkins from The Home Steady are beyond elegant, and are beautiful enough to earn a spot on any dining table!

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If you love the look of metal on pumpkins, check out these copper-accented beauties from Home Oh My!

final3Have a talent for typography? Take a look at these chalkboard pumpkins from Fairgoods!

Halloween DIY: Feathered Flyer Beak and Headpiece

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This year, stand out from the flock with two accessories that are sure to be tweeted about. Make yourself into a bird that’s brighter than any peacock with our DIY Feathered Flyer Beak and Headpiece! This DIY uses a huge array of trims and embellishments that even a magpie would covet, and can be converted into any bird species just by switching up the colors! Want to see more creature-inspired accessories for your Halloween costume? Check out our Party Animals Halloween store!

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What You’ll Need:

5.5” x 7” Half Pin Wheel Feather

5/8” Single Face Satin Ribbon

1/2” Square Sequin Floral Trim

25mm Faceted Jewel Trim

Cobalt Blue Crystals

Scissors

E6000

Headband


DSC_05001. Glue the  satin ribbon and cover the headband starting from the tip. Put glue on the outside and the inside.

DSC_05042.Cut your feather patch into three sections, and glue on top of the headband.

DSC_05133. Embellish the rest of your headband with trims and stones..

What You’ll Need:

5/8” Single Face Satin Ribbon

1/2” Square Sequin Floral Trim

25mm Faceted Jewel Trim

Cobalt Blue Crystals

Scissors

E6000

Hot Glue

Illustration Board

Dowel

Hole Puncher

 

DSC_05171. Cut a rectangle out of your illustration board, and then cut out two equal triangles from the rectangle by creating an “X” mark on the rectangle. Cut where the mark are.

DSC_05182. On each piece score a line from the tip to the bottom. Softly bend and connect to pieces together. Use hot glue to connect these pieces.
DSC_05232. Punch a hole under the beak where the dowel will be punch up into the inside. Hot glue on the inside so dowel does not shift.

DSC_05423. Embellish the beak with trims and crystals.

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Canine Costume DIY Roundup

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Do you celebrate every holiday with the furry friends in your life? Then Halloween should be no exception! These critter costume DIYs are just the thing to your best pal’s tail wagging on the scariest day of the year.

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Everyone has seen the viral video of the puppy in a spider costume scaring passersby. Well now you can make your own with Martha Stewart’s DIY spider costume!

Kitai_halloween_dog_costume_chia_petMake your pup another type of pet with this DIY Chia Pet costume from I Found the Place!

FP1SUGVH97JR1WU.MEDIUMIf your pet is king of the castle at home, why not make him king of the jungle for a day with an easy to make lion mane?

DIY-Dog-Pinata-Costume-600x399This piñata costume will make your pup the life of the party!

FV5090MGU4MC7OA.MEDIUMTake your dog to new depths with a walrus costume from instructables!

Clever Creature Costumes

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Animals are always a popular pick for Halloween, and with an almost limitless amount of options, the decision to be a critter this Halloween is an easy one. But once you’ve decided that you want to be one with your spirit animal, how do you figure out how to really BECOME the animal? Take a lesson from these costumed creatures who have figured out how to harness the essence of animals with some makeup and trimming!like_a_snake_by_lucikoshkina-d63q09la8965c122be2aafd9cbdc9e3f1576dd7

 

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Halloween Trends 2014

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Every Halloween there are some costumes that you see almost everywhere! Whether it’s the Miley Cyrus costumes of last year, or the flapper attire that was so popular after the Great Gatsby, there are some Halloween trends that people can’t get enough of. Want to know what costumes you’ll be seeing multiples of in the upcoming parades? Here are some of our best guesses.

Frozen-Elsa-2The Frozen phenomenon has taken the world by snowstorm, and this Halloween you can expect to say more than a few little ladies rocking Elsa’s cool attire. If you want to be an ice princess, try your hand at making some frosted shoes!

Jon-Snow-Game-Of-ThronesMoving from one fantasy realm to another, this year expect to see even more Game of Thrones characters walking the streets. The bevy of characters and incredible costumes make this a natural choice for dressing up.

GOTG-posterFrom fantasy to superheroes, this year many of us met the characters from Guardians of the Galaxy. Needless to say, superhero costumes, especially furry/foxy ones are bound to show up this year. And let’s not forget those crime-fighting reptiles who have an affinity for pizza!

2Flowers AND skulls? It doesn’t get any better than that. Pretty meets creepy with Day of the Dead sugar skull costumes. Not only is it perfectly timed with the actual holiday, the results are beautiful, bright and terrifying.

What will YOU be dressing up as this year?

Halloween DIY: Frozen Fantasy Shoe

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This year almost everyone was obsessed with an icy cool animated film, and we have yet to “let it go”. This year, embrace that Arctic-freezing fashion with your Halloween costume! Learn how to make a shoe that’s worthy of an ice princess. Not the princess you had in mind? Check out our Fiction and Fantasy Halloween Shop for everything you need to create the most magical costume of all!

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What You’ll Need:

Pumps with clear siding

Crystal Meridian Blue

Sapphire

Light Sapphire

Crystal

Crystal AB

14mm Round Jewel With 2 Holes

24mm x 10mm Oval Jewel With Holes

E6000

Crystal KatanaDSC_06201. Decide on the pattern you want to create on your shoes.

DSC_06322. Use up the larger stones and pieces first. This ensures that you will have space for them.

DSC_06433. Hold each stone in place for a few seconds so that the stones don’t slip down the shoe.

DSC_06474. Let dry overnight before wearing.DSC_0701

DIY: Punk Rock Studded Collar

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This year add some serious punk-rock style to your Halloween costume with a collar DIY that can be easily created with a few simple studs and a collared shirt! Need more edgy DIY materials? Check out our Punk Rock Halloween Shop! DSC_0456 What You’ll Need: Black Collared Shirt 7mm x 10mm Metal Spike With Screw 7mm x 10mm Metal Spike With Screw 8mm x 13mm Metal Spike With Screw 10mm Two-Tone Spike Ultra Suede Ribbon E6000 Hole Puncher Scissor   DSC_0457DSC_04801- Take your shirt and carefully remove the collar part. DSC_0482DSC_04842- Take your trim and glue down on the rim of the collar. Let dry. DSC_04853- Punch a hole in the collar and screw in a spike. Repeat this until desired design is complete.

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Halloween DIY: Medieval Chain Headpiece

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If you’re anything like us, you have Game of Thrones fever, and that fever is bound to inspire a lot of really cool costumes for Halloween! Whether you want to transform into a fair maiden or gallant knight, this regal chainmaille-inspired headpiece is the perfect accessory for your outfit.

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What You’ll Need:

6mm Colored Metal Chain

28mm x 16mm Oval Jewel With Holes

E6000

Pliers

DSC_04391. Measure silver chain from the tip of your forehead to the mid back of your head, and then measure gold chain going around the length of your head. Close the gold chain, and attach the silver chain in the middle.

DSC_04452. Take Two pieces of chain and connect to the tip of the first chain. These two pieces should be longer on the sides to create a “U” shape. Measure, cut, and connect to the back piece.

DSC_04383. Take three long pieces of chain in varying lengths. Connect these pieces to the sides of the U-shaped chains on the side on your head.

DSC_04524. Add a stone to the front of your headdress where the gold and silver chain meet. DSC_04495. Create a small “U” out of chain and attach it to either side of the area where the stone is.

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If you want to see what other items we have to create the perfect Medieval Renaissance look, check out our Medieval Renaissance shop. For other costume materials, visit our Halloween Store!

M&J Halloween 2013

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Halloween is a big deal here at M&J because the holiday is all about getting to show your creative side! (The candy doesn’t hurt either.) Every year we like to dress to impress, and show our customers how versatile the products at M&J Trimming are. Check out our costumes from one of the most exciting holidays of the year!
Pharaoh M&J Halloween Pageant Don’t just walk like an Egyptian, walk like a pharaoh!

Minnie and Pirate M&J Halloween Pageant

The beauties from the M&J Bridal Salon look great as Minnie Mouse and a swashbuckling pirate!

Flock of Birds M&J Halloween Pageant

This creative flock decided it’s better to be birds of a feather than to fly solo. Guess which one of them took home 6th place at the M&J Halloween Pageant!

Waldo M&J Halloween Pageant

Guys, we found Waldo. “He” was staring at the striped grosgrain ribbon wall for like…hours.

Cat M&J Halloween Pageant

No Halloween is complete without a black cat. Crossing paths with this one won’t give you bad luck though, just really great fashion advice!

Psy M&J Halloween Pageant

Forget Madison Square Garden. We had Psy performing on the M&J Trimming runway!

Nancy and Brawny Man M&J Halloween Pageant

Just two dudes being dudes as Nancy from the Craft and the Brawny man.

Zipperface and Mermaid M&J Halloween Pageant

The two finalists for the M&J Trimming Halloween pageant! Check out those accessories, and that makeup! It’s no wonder these two made it to the top.

Zipperface M&J Halloween Pageant

And the winner of our M&J Trimming 2013 Halloween Pageant is Charlie as the totally terrifying zipperface!

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Everyone from M&J Trimming seriously stepped up their costume game this year! We can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with next year!