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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Costumes

Last year
# Poll
Poll: Do you like scary films?
The genre is making a killing at the box office.
All time
# Mary Queen of Scots
Saoirse Ronan's Mary Queen of Scots costume 'changed her shape' for a month after filming wrapped
‘It’s squashing your insides!’
# Halloween
The 13 greatest Irish Halloween costumes of 2018
# Newtownards
Hate crime investigation after men in KKK hoods and costumes seen in Co Down town
The men were reportedly seen outside an Islamic Prayer Centre and inside at least one bar.
# Halloween
People warned that cosmetic contact lenses could lead to vision loss
The supply of contact lenses without an eye examination and prescription is illegal.
# halloween makeup
Your MUAs' favourite Halloween lenses are really bad for your eyes
Opticians are warning against the spooky accessory.
# eye damage
Here's why you shouldn't wear novelty contact lenses this Halloween
“Cosmetic or coloured contact lenses are often advertised as a fun product to wear but in reality they are extremely dangerous.”
# Halloween
This mam dressed as her son is a late contender for best Halloween costume
It’s spot on.
# feline scare
A man dressed up as his cat for Halloween and its reaction was perfect
Well he’s not happy.
# Halloween
15 truly inspired Irish Halloween costume ideas
Ideas galore.
# Belle of the Ball
This dad makes the most amazing Disney costumes for his children
No black bin bag outfits in this house…
# world book day
Look at all these adorable kids in their World Book Day costumes
*sobs forever*
# fright night
10 reasons why Halloween is actually the worst
We’re not ready! WE’RE NEVER READY.
# hit the taregt
Here's why everyone is praising this supermarket's Halloween ad
Well done, Target.
# dress up willow
This little girl's selection of Halloween costumes is seriously impressive
Aaaand now everyone is in love.
# sexy pizza rat
16 of the most inappropriate 'sexy' Halloween costumes for women
# robes on film
Famous Irish movie costumes saved from "dying in an attic" or being dumped
Now they’re going on show in the Little Museum.
# the thing
This guy's extremely low budget costumes are nothing short of inspiring
Never say “I don’t have a costume” again.
# a fine selection
Tallaght lads devise greatest 12 pubs costumes of all time
Hats off.
# horror film
VIDEO: Men in Scream masks wanted over 'horrible' sexual assault
“This woman went through hell that night.”
# happy halloween
Vampires, zombies and candy floss ‒ Kids have some great Halloween costumes this year
Scary, mad and just down right cute…
# dressing up
This was the line to get into a Dublin costume shop earlier today
We do it to ourselves, we do.
# halloween's coming
14 of this year's most amazing home-made costumes to inspire you for Halloween
Or just to be jealous of, whatever.
# take our money
This year's #IceBucketChallenge Halloween costume is sorted
Pre-ordering it NOW.
# cos play
9 must-see costumes from Comic Con International 2014
Beats our black sacks any day.
# Behind The Scenes
Gold pants and gender bending... it's Shakespeare, but not as you know it
A look behind the scenes at the Abbey Theatre’s new production of Twelfth Night.
# destroy all clothing
A cheese grater, paint and glue... how to 'break down' a coat for the stage
Backstage at the Abbey Theatre, they sometimes like to destroy perfectly good pieces of clothing. Here’s why
# sneak peek
Fatsuits, priests' robes and corsets... Backstage with the Abbey Theatre's costumes
Costumes worn by the likes of Alan Rickman and Fiona Shaw are for hire from the theatre’s costume department.
# halloweenies
19-year-old British girls criticised for Twin Towers Halloween costumes
They won a local fancy dress contest with outfits which featured flames
# reader costumes
15 of your best Halloween costumes
Your efforts know no bounds this year.
# harsh reality
Halloween as a kid, expectations versus reality
Free sweets and silly costumes, yay!
# fish stew-art
Patrick Stewart's Halloween costume is suitably amazing
Even more evidence to support his case for ‘best human alive’.
# Halloween
14 families who have totally nailed dressing up for Halloween
What, your family doesn’t dress up in immaculately made themed costumes?
# rig-outs
The DOs and DON'Ts of dressing up for Halloween
We’re here to guide you through the minefield.
# marty
The best Marty Morrissey Halloween costume you'll see today
Halloween just got a whole lot better.
# Child's play
These kids' Halloween costumes will make you want to up your game this year
They make dressing up look like child’s play.
# Costumes
Tesco and Asda withdraw 'psycho ward' and 'mental patient' costumes
The two supermarket chains came under fire yesterday over the Halloween costumes that were described as “staggeringly offensive”.
# patriotism wha?
8 people you will definitely see if you go to the parade on Sunday
Brace yisserselves.
# tumblr of the day
Tumblr of the day: Girls Love Superheroes
And they’ve got the costumes to prove it.
# heroes in a half shell
12 of the best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles costumes ever
Grab a slice of pizza and get your eyes around these…