DIY: Make Your Own Social Media Inspired Costumes

Halloween is only a month away and you may not have time to shop for a full costume or you may be struggling to come up with some ideas for what to become on October 31st. If your problem is the latter and you are also a massive fan of using social media then this blog post will be a big help to you. We have found a few ways to become your favourite social media sites this Halloween. These costumes are unique, cost-effective and will definitely be a great conversation topic at a party. 

Facebook

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Instructions:

  • You need a huge amount of cardboard so that you can fit all of the data you need on the front.
  • Cut out a square hole near the top left hand corner. it has to be big enough so you can frame your head in it.
  • Design the rest as you please (either with marker or print outs) with the Facebook logo, About You section, Photos, Status Updates and leave a section blank where people can “write something”.
  • Stick your head in the profile picture hole and carry the cardboard around.

Tip: If you don’t want to carry a piece of cardboard around all night then why not get a big white tshirt and print your Facebook page out on to it. Get people to sign the tshirt at the party on the night and it would make a great keepsake.

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Snapchat

The idea of dressing up as a ghost for Halloween is one of the easiest and oldest fancy dress costumes known to man but why not take the traditional ghost costume and upgrade it to fit into the modern world by becomming the Snapchat ghost.

What you need:

  • White solid cardboard and two pieces of yellow card.
  • White Sheet
  • White T-shirt
  • White Pants
  • String/Rope
  • Scissors
  • Double sided Cellotape

Instructions:

  • Use the double sides tape to help stick the two pieces of yellow card to the white solid cardboard.
  • Pierce a hole near each corner so that you have a place to put the string/rope through.
  • Put the string/rope through the holes. Have enough string/rope so that you can place the cardboard on your back like a school bag.
  • Put the white sheet on and the put the yellow background on like a backpack and then you have become the Snapchat ghost!

Instagram

To make an Instagram costume, you can follow the same instructions as the Facebook costume and you should come up with something like this:

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There’s also another alternative where you can become the Instagram logo with a bit of fashion creativity and arts & crafts.

What You Need:

  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Beige Shirt
  • Materials (cotton or felt) in black, brown, tan, green, blue, red & yellow.
  • Scissors
  • Alphabet Stickers

Instructions:

  • Using the pieces of material re-create the Instagram logo by cutting out pieces of the coloured materials and sticking them on to the beige shirt. Cut them all out before sticking anything on so that you have an idea what it will look like.
  • Stick on the alphabet stickers to say “Instagram” or “#NoFilter” or “Happy Halloween”.

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Staff Pick of the Week: Viking Warrior

Viking Warrior Costume

It’s time for another staff pick of the week from Amy at our Fun Place Joke Shop in Dublin. This week’s pick is the incredible Viking Warrior costume. The set includes a cape, belt, helmet, leg warmers, tunic and arm warmers and is exclusively available at Fun Place Dublin now!

Amy explains why this costume has been chosen as this week’s pick by stating the following:

This week I have chosen Viking Warrior. I chose this one because I have this weird obsession with the movie How to Train your Dragon. I am aware that it is a kids movie, but hey its pretty good!! For those strange few who have not seen it, the story is about a young viking boy who does not fit in and finds a dragon, and as the title says he trains it. I love this movie and everything about it! For that reason I chose this costume as it reminds me of the movie. The costume itself is a great buy! Included is the cape, belt, helmet, leg warmers, tunic and arm warmers. Great value for your money. It is a male viking costume but I don’t think years ago the woman would have dressed much differently. It comes in large, XL and standard size. The bonus being if you get it for Halloween you will be nice and toasty!

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This costume would be ideal not only for How to Train Your Dragon fans but also fans of the hit TV show “Vikings”. Check out a clip of the show below.

This costume is available exclusively at our shop at 52 King Street, Dublin.

Staff Pick of the Week – Tales of Old England High Priestess

Welcome to our first ever Staff Pick of the Week post which will be a permanent weekly feature on our blog from now on. Every week, a different member of staff will select a costume that they really like and explain why they chose it as their pick of the week. Read on to find out what has been selected this week.

This week, it was Amy who chose this week’s staff pick of the week and she selected the Tales of Old England High Priestess costume.

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Amy said the following about her pick of the week,

“I have chosen Tales of Old England High Priestess Costume. I love history and the olden times of lords and ladies. It also is very similar to Melisandre in Game of Thrones. She is one of my favorite characters in the show. She is so manipulative, graceful and powerful. The costume has a lovely deep red colour and hooded cloak that I think brings out the beauty in the costume. For those reasons I have chosen it and if I had my way I would wear it on Halloween. Not many people would choose this costume because it is quite conservative and that is one reason why I chose it. I like to be different in any way i can”. 

Game of Thrones fans will definitely love this costume and it would be idea for Halloween or even a Game of Thrones themed party.

Welcome To The Fun Place Blog

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Welcome to our first ever blog post on our new blog! 

If you don’t know about Fun Place already, we are a Dublin based shop that offers the best costumes and fancy dress accessories around. We have everything from a wide range of costumes, wigs, hats, make up, accessories, fancy dress contact lenses, face paints and traditional prank jokes.

Check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts or visit us at 52 South King Street, Dublin 2.

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