September 27, 2010
We’ve seen quite a few superhero costumes here at the Costume City blog, and we’re likely to see more as we get close to Halloween, but there are still some creative people out there who continue to put a new spin on classic costumes like this great Spider-Man costume. Spider-Man has always been a popular hero, and his simple costume has been worn by kids, and adults, all over the world. Different variations, including the Black Suit Spider-Man, have popped up, but I haven’t seen one like this before.
I like a few different things about this costume. First off, it doesn’t hide the entire face. While some people might not like this, I’ve always found wearing a mask to be stifling. I’m not sure how Spidey pulls it off, but having cloth over your face really makes it hard to breathe. Another thing that I like is how recognizable this Spider-Man costume is. Anyone who has read a Spider-Man comic, or seen the TV show, will be able to recognize the Spider Sense going off. Finally, and this really has nothing to do with the costume, this guy actually looks like Peter Parker. Where was he when Columbia Pictures was casting for the Spider-Man movies?
You don’t have to look like the person that you’re trying to imitate to pull of a costume, but it certainly helps. This guy didn’t have to buy a ton of fancy makeup for his costume, and most of the outfit could probably be found at a thrift store. As I’ve said before, the key to a good homemade costume is to pay attention to the defining characteristics. This Spider-Man costume uses the camera, the mask, and the little lightning bolts to define the character.
Check out our site for more great Spider-Man costumes to get your Spider Sense tingling.
Thanks to Costumepop.com for the picture.
September 1, 2010
Disney has a way of making people laugh without resorting to slapstick humor, at least not too much, and this video is the perfect example. If you don’t know the context, Cinderella has been forced to spend all of her free time doing chores so she won’t be able to finish sewing her dress for the ball. Lucky for her she has some very talented mice friends who happen to have outstanding sewing ability, in addition to a knack for putting together a catchy musical number. Watch and try not to giggle out loud at Gus.
If you’re feeling like putting together your own Cinderella outfit, and you don’t have any mice to help you, we’ve got plenty of choices. Check out these Cinderella costumes for inspiration, or to purchase one for yourself or a family member. Cinderella costumes are great for young girl’s with active imaginations who want to play dress-up, and they can be fun costumes for parties too.
There are tons of Halloween costumes available at Costume City, including Disney Princess costumes and more.
August 20, 2010
It’s cute, it’s adorable, it’s baby Godzilla! A costume doesn’t have to be super elaborate or require specialty construction skills to make it as the cool costume of the week. Sometimes all you need is a little originality and a really cute baby.
Someone check that kid's food!
Dragon costumes are actually really easy to make, all you need is a green jumper and a little bit of light green fabric for the stomach. Adding the teeth, eyes, ears and spikes are bonus, but they really do make the costume look good. This baby costume doesn’t differ much from others except that the parents went ahead and accessorized with a flame throwing pacifier. This is the sort of extra touch that can really make a costume stand out. Another cool idea would have been to stick a toy knight on the pacifier or give the kid a little plush knight to mangle and chew on.
There are lots of great baby costumes at http://www.costumecity.com
Thanks to CostumePop for the image.
July 30, 2010
We’ve looked at some pretty cool costumes so far, but none of them have had the double function of this week’s cool costume(s) of the week. Go ahead and watch the video below, goofy music aside, these are truly some impressive costumes.
What makes these costumes so great, apart from the fact that they’re able to transform from a robot into a car, is how accurate both the robot and the vehicle recreations are. My personal favorite is the Construcacons in the second clip. The bulldozer with the flip up dozer is perfect, just like I would imagine the actual robot transforming.
I surfed the web a bit to try and find a detailed explanation about how to make something like this, but it seems that these guys are keeping their plans a secret. Rumor has it there is a video on youtube.com of how to make one of these costumes, but I couldn’t find it. Let us know if you have a link to a good explanation of how these costumes work.
July 16, 2010
This week’s cool costume isn’t quite as advanced as last week’s, but it still captures the fun of making your own costume at home. Brad Methvin put together this Lego Star Wars Boba Fett for his 3 yr. old son. Methvin did a great job with the proportions, duplicating the Lego version of Boba Fett almost exactly. I really like the over-sized helmet and the hands.
Lego Bobat Fett Costume
The costume is a really good representation of the simple design that Lego uses to represent otherwise complex parts of a character. If you look at the next picture, which also shows how the costume was put together, you can see that Boba Fett’s chest piece has been simplified from a three dimensional piece of armor into a flat sticker. Methvin’s costume duplicates this perfectly. Methvin’s son certainly likes it, he’s smiling away in the last picture.
Lego Boba Fett Costume
Lego Boba Fett Costume
CostumeCity.Com has lots of great Star Wars costumes, including Darth Vader costumes and Jedi Costumes.
July 9, 2010
Are you ready for complete and utter costume awesomeness? If you’re sitting down, and are adequately prepared, take a look at the video below of Pete Mander’s Elite costume from Halo.
Wow. That guy is incredible. Check out the detail in the face, in addition to all the moving parts and the ability to walk around with the costume on.
Pete Mander's Elite Mask
That is one sweet looking costume. If you’re a big Halo fan, we have some collector’s edition Master Cheif Halo costumes available, and you might just be able to go toe-to-toe with Mander’s costume. We also have a standard Spartan Halo costume, and all the Halo accessories, like the Halo helmet, that you need to complete your Halo costume.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Halo story, it follows the Master Chief, one of the last remaining Spartan Super Soldiers, on a mission to protect Earth from a number of different foes. The main enemies consist of the Covenant, of which the Elite seen in the video above is a member, and the Flood, a parasitic race that feeds on sentient life. The games have been hugely successful, and they’ve gone on to spawn books, toys, games, a potential movie and some crazy looking costumes.
More information about Pete Mander here.
June 8, 2010
The Green Army Men first appeared in the original Toy Story movie, and their popularity grew because of their association with the real life Green Army Men toys. The Green Army Men play an integral role in the first scene of the movie where Andy’s toys are attempting to find out what new toys Andy will get for his birthday. The army men are very militant, much like one would suspect them to be, and this clues the viewer into the idea that even though the toys are alive, they take on the characteristics that are associated with them as toys.
Green Army Men
Following the movie, there was a resurgence in the sale of Green Army Men, and several licensed Toy Stoy products were released to capitalize on the success of the movie. Toy Story brought to life the play-time fantasy of millions of kids who have played with green army men before, and this was a big part of why the characer(s) were such a hit. The Green Army men didn’t have an original costume, rather, they were simply copied from the existing toys. That doesn’t mean that you can’t fun some fun this Halloween and dress up like a Green Army Man though. The Green Army Man costume is great for Halloween or any other event, and it can be fun to try and imitate the army men from the Toy Story movie. CostumeCity.Com has two different Green Army Men costumes, one adult sized costume and one kid sized costume. Both costumes include four pieces, the jumpsuit, the boots, the hood and the helmet. Turning yourself into one of the most beloved toys of all time has never been easier. ‘Ten Hut!
Adult Green Army Man Costumes
Kid's Green Army Man Costume
There are only one and a half weeks left until we get to see the Green Army Men in action again in Toy Story 3. Get your tickets for the movie and get your costumes ready to celebrate the third installment in the Toy Story trilogy.