Category Archives: Costumes

Angry Birds Halloween Costumes For Sale

Okay, my pick for most original Halloween costume of 2010 goes to these homemade Angry Bird Halloween costumes. Visit their website, to see more fantastic costume pictures. If you don’t know what Angry Birds is, then you must be on another planet. It is one of the most popular game downloads on iTunes (and now Android). The guys who made these costumes are now selling them so you can parade around as one of these adorable birds with attitude!

Favorite Ghost – Madame Leota

Serpents and spiders, tail of a rat. Call in the spirits, wherever they’re at!” I’d have to say, one of my favorite Disney characters is Madame Leota, the fortune telling woman whose head is projected in the crystal ball in Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion attraction. In my recent trip to Disneyland, I noticed the woman looked different than the woman I remembered as a child. Did Disney update the ride some time ago and replace the original Madame Leota with a new actor? I decided to investigate and was quite pleased with what I found. The original voice of Madame Leota was Eleanor Audley. The original actor for Madame Leota was a well respected Walt Disney Imagineer named Leota Toombs Thomas. Leota began working for WED (Walt Elias Disney) from a very young age and became a talented model builder, character artist and costumer for the company. She worked on several projects throughout her careeer including The Enchanted Tiki Room, The Hall of Presidents, The Haunted Mansion, and The Jungle Cruise. Her first husband, Harvey Toombs, was a Disney animator. She met her second husband, Hugh Thomas, while inspecting the banks of The Jungle Cruise ride in Florida. (There’s that Disney magic!). People who knew her and had a chance to work with her said that she was a gifted and extremely dedicated hard worker, and was an extremely nice and generous person. Continue reading

Zombie Costume Make-Up

Having trouble coming up with an idea for a Halloween costume this year? Don’t panic. Just be a zombie! After all, you practically have it down already…you know, the stare you give while watching hours of mindless television. All you need is a little monster make-up. Rat up your hair with a pick and put some black circles around your eyes. If you want to take it to the next level, check out this video for some Zombie Make-Up Tips.

Chipotle’s “Boorito” Costume Contest

What’s scarier than bats, ghouls and vampires? Processed Foods! That’s right. I’m talking about chemically altered foods like greasy french fries, sodas, and hot dogs. I mean, who knows what the hell is in a chicken nugget anyway? Well, this year the folks at Chipotle are sponsoring a Halloween costume contest to help warn people about the “Horrors of Processed Foods”. All you have to do is dress up in your favorite fatty food and visit any Chipotle on Halloween night from 6 pm to close. Take a picture of yourself (in costume) at Chipotle and submit it to between October 31st and November 8th. If you come in costume, you’ll get a burrito, bowl, salad, or an order of tacos for only $2. That’s not all. Grand Prize for best costume is $2500, 5 runner-ups will receive $1000, and 20 more runner-ups will get a burrito party for 20. You can find out more on the Chipotle Boorito Contest website. Now go put a chicken nugget on your head.