DIY Pop-Culture Halloween Costumes

The Flavorpill Guide to DIY Pop Culture Halloween Costumes: Books

Halloween: It’s always more complicated than you want it to be. Even if you’ve got your plans set, it’s a struggle to find the perfect costume — without resorting to the same crappy, overpriced, pre-packaged getups everyone else will be wearing. Thankfully, just as we have done for the past two Octobers, Flavorpill is helping you out with a series of easy DIY costume guides tackling various pop-culture realms. Don’t worry — there’s no sewing involved.

Last week, we took you through a few easy-as-pie options in the realm of television, giving our suggestions on channeling everyone from Hare Krishna Paul Kinsey to Evil Abed, but if you spend more time with your nose in a book than you do catching up on the latest shows (or just want to seem like you do), this week’s installment is or you. While we’re sure this Halloween will see its usual abundance of Poes and Plaths and Maxes from Where The Wild Things Are, we’ve put together a few slightly more original costume ideas inspired by the ups and downs of this year in the book world. Detailed instructions on how to channel a few authors, characters and even entire books after the jump. … Read More

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The Flavorpill Guide to DIY Pop-Culture Halloween Costumes: TV

Halloween: It’s always more complicated than you want it to be. Even if you’ve got your plans set, it’s a struggle to find the perfect costume — without resorting to the same crappy, overpriced, pre-packaged getups everyone else will be wearing. Thankfully, just as we did last October, Flavorpill is helping you out with a series of easy DIY costume guides tackling various pop-culture realms. Don’t worry — there’s no sewing involved.

In our latest, and final installment of this year’s series (we’ve already tackled music, art, film, and books), we’re looking to the world of television for inspiration. But don’t expect find the Don Drapers or Liz Lemons of the TV world on this list. Instead of just focusing on our favorite characters, we’ve decided to make things a little more interesting. Hopefully this means that you won’t be dressed like anyone else in the room — and if you are, at least you can take solace in the fact that they’re just as creative as you! … Read More

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The Flavorpill Guide to DIY Pop-Culture Halloween Costumes: Film

Halloween: It’s always more complicated than you want it to be. Even if you’ve got your plans set, it’s a struggle to find the perfect costume — without resorting to the same crappy, overpriced, pre-packaged getups everyone else will be wearing. Thankfully, just as we did last October, Flavorpill is helping you out with a series of easy DIY costume guides tackling various pop-culture realms. Don’t worry — there’s no sewing involved.

In our new installment, we’ve taken on some of this year’s most memorable screen characters. Whether they demand our attention with fire (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), light up the celluloid with their gorgeousness (Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard), or bear an eerie resemblance to their real-life persona (Mel Gibson), these Halloween costumes are sure to be conversation starters and win you the praise of spooky celebrators everywhere. … Read More

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The Flavorpill Guide to DIY Pop-Culture Halloween Costumes: Music

Halloween: It’s always more complicated than you want it to be. Even if you’ve got your plans set, it’s a struggle to find the perfect costume — without resorting to the same crappy, overpriced, pre-packaged getups everyone else will be wearing. Thankfully, just as we did last October, Flavorpill is helping you out with a series of easy DIY costume guides tackling various pop-culture realms. Don’t worry — there’s no sewing involved.

In the first installment, we’ve taken on music’s biggest personalities and controversies of 2011. From the characters bloggers love to argue about (Lana Del Rey, Odd Future) to signature styles by the year’s most famous pop stars (Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lady Gaga), we’ve got you covered with ideas your friends only wish they’d had. … Read More

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The Best Pop Culture Mashup Costumes for Halloween

We love Halloween and we love pop culture, so it’s only natural we love pop culture Halloween costumes. That being said ,you can only see so many Darth Vader, Mario and super hero costumes before they get to be a little old. Fortunately, some people are happy to kick things up a notch by putting their own spin on these classic costumes. Here are our favorite Halloween mashup costumes, our apologies that so many of them are Star Wars-related, but that’s just because Star Wars costumes are so overdone that their fans tend to be the first people to think to do mashups. … Read More

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Flavorpill’s Guide to DIY Pop-Culture Halloween Costumes #4: Vintage Video Games

Halloween: It’s always more complicated than you want it to be. Even if you’ve got your plans set, it’s a struggle to find the perfect costume — without resorting to the same crappy, overpriced, pre-packaged getups everyone else will be wearing. So, this October, Flavorpill is helping you out with easy, weekly DIY costume guides tackling four different pop-culture realms. Don’t worry — there’s no sewing involved.

For this final installment, we’re looking back a few decades at classic video games. While Super Mario costumes are everywhere, we think several other vintage favorites deserve your Halloween consideration. Learn how to out-geek your friends by embodying games from Street Fighter to Tetris after the jump. … Read More

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Flavorpill’s Guide to DIY Pop-Culture Halloween Costumes #3: Film

Halloween: It’s always more complicated than you want it to be. Even if you’ve got your plans set, it’s a struggle to find the perfect costume — without resorting to the same crappy, overpriced, pre-packaged getups everyone else will be wearing. So, this October, Flavorpill is helping you out with easy, weekly DIY costume guides tackling four different pop-culture realms. Don’t worry — there’s no sewing involved.

For this third installment, we’re tackling some of the year’s biggest films, from zeitgeist-y smashes to campy flops. Whether you’re goth or glam, nerdy or mysterious, or long to emulate a total trainwreck, explore your movie-inspired costume options after the jump. … Read More

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Flavorpill’s Guide to DIY Pop-Culture Halloween Costumes #2: Music

Halloween: It’s always more complicated than you want it to be. Even if you’ve got your plans set, it’s a struggle to find the perfect costume — without resorting to the same crappy, overpriced, pre-packaged getups everyone else will be wearing. So, this October, Flavorpill is helping you out with easy, weekly DIY costume guides tackling four different pop-culture realms. Don’t worry — there’s no sewing involved.

For week two, we turn to music. Our roundup of costumes ripped from the headlines (and music videos) that you can assemble yourself features everyone from M.I.A. to Lil Wayne to Vampire Weekend. … Read More

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Flavorpill's Guide to DIY Pop-Culture Halloween Costumes #1: TV

Halloween: It’s always more complicated than you want it to be. Even if you’ve got your plans set, it’s a struggle to find the perfect costume — without resorting to the same crappy, overpriced, pre-packaged getups everyone else will be wearing. So, this October, Flavorpill is helping you out with easy, weekly DIY costume guides tackling four different pop-culture realms. Don’t worry — there’s no sewing involved.

This week, we kick things off with our guide to TV-related costumes, featuring a whole lot of contemporary shows, from Mad Men to 30 Rock, and one supremely worthy retro series. … Read More

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