Homemade Halloween Signs
Is it that life imitates art? Or that art imitates art? It seems that whichever is the case licensed costumes for Halloween follow blockbuster movies. Like many toys books and other consumer goods Halloween costumes often style themselves after movie characters. Some manufacturers choose to carry licensed Halloween costumes; others choose to create "knockoffs" that closely resemble the licensed products without paying the licensing fees... but they are not allowed to use the characters names on their costumes. For the past few years Pirates of the Caribbean (POTC) costumes have been a huge success. With three big pirate movies there have been six major characters to create: Captain Jack Sparrow costumes Elizabeth Swann costumes William Turner costumes Hector Barbossa costumes Davy Jones costumes and Tia Dalma costumes. With everything from Elizabeth Swann s Aztec gold necklace to Jack Sparrow s rings and Barbossa s sword pirate costumes offer many styles sizes and choices for Halloween parties and contests. In addition to licensed Pirates costumes there are numerous unlicensed pirate costumes for women and men and even kid s pirate costumes. These are likely to cost a little less that an official Jack Sparrow Halloween costume but may be just as attractive and well-built. Another perennial favorite: Spiderman costumes. Again with three hit movies the webslinger is available as adult Spiderman costumes kids Spiderman costumes and even a Spidergirl costume. "Spiderman costumes have been one of our best sellers for four years in a row " said James Burke co-owner of SpookShop.com. "My sons both have Spiderman costumes and wear them as pajamas and even during the day. They have each gone through two sizes already." Other hits such as The Simpsons movie are likely to bring more interest to Simpsons costumes. "We carry Simpsons masks and costumes but expect manufacturers to add more Simpsons Halloween costumes to what they currently offer " Burke said.
Skeletons Arms The skeleton arms have string or wool running through them. With a length of string doubled in half thread the loop through 6 of the discarded peg springs and then thread the rest of the string through the loop and pull tight to that the springs are firmly connected to the end of the string. This is the skeleton s hand. Stick two peg halves back to back with the string sandwiched between. The tapered end of the pegs should point to the hand. This is the forearm. In a similar fashion glue two more peg halves so that the rounded end meets the rounded ends of the forearm. This is the skeleton s upper arm. Finally make the skeletons shoulder with two more pegs the rounded ends meeting the tapered ends of the upper arm. Cut the remaining string at the tapered ends of the skeleton s shoulder. Make two arms in this way. Use some pegs as clamps to hold the pegs until the glue has started to fix the pegs. Leave to one side to dry.
Cut out several pumpkin faces and tape these to the windowpane. You can light up the window by just placing a table lamp on the inside. This will throw up spooky shadows to greet your visitors. Decorative candles are another easy Halloween art décor. Glue on trinkets beads colored threads or buttons to some dark colored candles or use candles in the classic Halloween colors of orange and black. You can use decorations like fake cobwebs or spiders to give a creepy look to the candles. Simple white school glue will be sufficient to stick on these items. Halloween games and activities are the perfect way to give kids a treat as Halloween approaches. The closer Halloween gets the more excited the kids get so you will want a few Halloween games and activities up your sleeve to keep them busy and entertained and out of mischief.
Of course you would know that or else you would not be reading this article. The best option to look for ideas on where to buy costumes or how to prepare one is the Internet. Like all other information tons of ideas for Halloween can be found on the Internet. Even though this article does not contain all the ideas for a complete Halloween it would definitely help you start your preparation. Halloween is just about creating a theme and strictly abiding to the theme. You can also have a normal party with people coming in different costumes but it would be real fun if you set aside a theme for Halloween. Halloween is about having fun decorations making it scary and eerie. Let us take some time in going through a few ideas that can make you Halloween interesting. Idea #1 - Do you have a bush in front of your house? Or can you create one just for the occasion? If yes you are about to be the point of attraction in your neighborhood. Make a note of the items required for this idea.