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What were you for Halloween as a kid? When I think back to my costumes as a young child, I remember Halloween being such a fun time! Not only did the entire month of October consist of festive activities, the long await for trick-or-treating was always filled with begging for the perfect costume. I couldn’t wait to dress up as a beauty queen, a princess, or… Frida Kahlo?

Oh Happy Day just posted  these Little Artist Costumes as a DIY for parents to pull together for their kids (even at the last minute). They put together three classic artist costumes: Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, and Vincent Van Gogh for less than $15 each. Granted, these outfits are the most adorable things I have ever seen, but I highly doubt someone in the single digits would choose to be Andy Warhol when they could be Batman! I don’t know about everyone else, but I wasn’t frequenting the art galleries back then. And honestly, I would kill my mother if she took photos of me with a unibrow, well, EVER.

These culturally-inspired costumes are timeless and clever, though. So if your child doesn’t protest, then you should totally go for it! I might even convince one of my friends to be Van Gogh!

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It’s the time of year again! Are you frantically searching for the perfect Halloween costume idea so that you will be this year’s Best Dressed at the party?

According to a National Retail Federation survey, 2012 is set to be a record-breaking year for Halloween celebrators. More Americans are expected to get into the trick-or-treat spirit AND spend more money to celebrate the spooky season. What’s at the top of their to-do lists? Their costumes, of course!

There’s two types of Halloween costumes: most popular and most creative. NRF released a survey which pinpoints the most popular Halloween costumes for adults, kids and pets. That’s right, don’t forget to dress up Fido! Additionally, the survey asked consumers where they looked for costume inspiration. Retail stores, online searches and family and friends are still at the top, but the results show that social media sites are gaining an edge. The infographic below shows how the stats lined up.

So if you want to stand out this year, avoid these costumes – you’re not going to land Best Dressed at the costume party in a witch outfit! It can be overwhelming and stressful; a boring costume could be Halloween suicide. There’s tons of good material this year that will prevent you from becoming a social zombie. Need a little direction? Here’s the Best Halloween Costume Ideas of 2012 (which will totally score you the Best Dressed prize)!

 

Top Halloween costumes for adults, kids and pets in 2012 – Infographic

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While Heidi Klum was busy prancing around in her handpainted Halloween costume and JWoww was squeezed into the Svedka Vodka get-up, Nicole Richie was keeping it amazingly simple in her Jennifer Lopez costume.

Can’t tell which is Nicole? Yeah, it’s that good. Nicole is on left, JLo is on the right.

From the nude lips to the slicked down baby hair, all hail Nicole on this epic funny Halloween costume.

Source: People

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It’s no secret that supermodel Heidi Klum goes all out for Halloween. One year she was Lady Godiva and last year she was a creepy-looking superhero. Heidi Klum’s Halloween costume for 2011? A Bodies-inspired catsuit.

In case you’ve never seen the exhibit in NYC, it’s a bunch of dead bodies and body parts on display. Click here to read more.

Anywho, Heidi enlisted the help of designer Martin Izquierdo to hand-paint her get-up. Pretty spiffy, huh? The Bratz-boots are also a very nice touch.

And you thought spending $50 on that Svedka Fembot costume was a splurge.

Source: People StyleWatch

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