Have You Made These 7 Embarrassing Costume Mistakes?

by Matthew on Friday, August 19th, 2016


Some of our fails have been more legendary than others — but we’ve all done it.

Unless you’re a costume-wearing savant, you’re going to run into mistakes here and there.

But this doesn’t mean you need to make them all yourself.

Learn about potential errors — before you fall into the same trap — and spend more time enjoying the holiday festivities instead.

This list details seven common blunders that you can now avoid. And we won’t judge you if you laugh at the victims of these embarrassing costume mistakes.

1. Forgetting that You’re Human

You may not be dressing up as a human this year, but that doesn’t eliminate your human needs.

Breathing is not optional, people.

If you can’t see, hear, consume water or use the bathroom you’re going to run into issues.

And they won’t be pleasant…

Just check out this poor teenager that had to be rescued by the fire department in order to be freed from a clingy Barney costume.

stuck in barney costume

Don’t be that person.

And if you can’t get your costume off without help then plan on sporting a stadium buddy for the evening.

2. Falling Prey to The Generic Costume

How many people are literally wearing the same costume as you?

This may or may not be embarrassing depending on your personality, but it’s still sad. With all the options to choose from, there is no reason that you shouldn’t be able to stand out when you put on your costume.

Even if you go for one of the classic costumes like a pirate, nurse, or firefighter, you can still create a unique look with accessories and makeup.

costume mistakes

Source: A Drop of Rain

Unless you are dressing up for a synchronized performance, don’t be afraid to get crazy with your costume :)

3. Being Glued to Your Other Half

Some of the best costumes are couple’s costumes, but you don’t want to look ridiculous if you decide to stray from their side for a few minutes.

Take this for example:

Bad Couples Costume

Source: tv guide

Not only is it HORRIFYING, this costume is also dependent on having your partner standing right next to you if you want a chance at being recognized.

Although, in this particular instance, they probably wanted it that way…*shudder*

4. The Dreaded Question Mark

Speaking of being recognizable, will people actually know what you dressed up as this year?

If you’re selecting your costume with a specific audience in mind, this may not be an issue for you, but if you’re going for a general appeal then you may want to think twice.

5. Getting Stuck in Your Imagination

This is the year that you finally perfect that costume.

Everything is exactly as it should be, and you look freaking amazing.

There’s just one problem.

costume with poor functionality

Source: Digital Spy

You can’t move your arms, turn your head or squeeze through a doorway.

Your fabulous costume will soon become your final resting place if you can’t figure out how to claw your way out of it.

6. My Skin!!!

Theatrical style makeup can take your costume from mediocre to epic.

If it’s done right.

Keep in mind, that no matter how good your makeup looks, you still have to take care of the skin underneath it.

Bad Costume Makeup

Source: Bustle

Take the necessary precautions with your makeup to minimize damage to your skin, eyes and anything else that’s getting slathered in product.

7. Failing to take Advantage of Accessories

Sometimes, it’s the small details that make the costume.

Is Santa Claus really Santa without the fluffy white beard?

Santa without a beard

Are you really doing the Mad Hatter justice without a top hat?

And Catwoman just isn’t the same without her whip…

Have you made any costume mistakes that you’d like to share? We’d love to hear about them in the comments section.



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by Matthew on Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

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Get Ready for Ghostbusters!

by Matthew on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Ghostbusters Cast

Ghostbusters is coming soon! On Friday, July 15, 2016, the new Ghostbusters movie arrives in theaters. The exciting reboot features an all-female cast of new Ghostbusters, starring Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones.

When slimey ghosts start appearing in New York City… who you gonna call?

Watch the trailer below!

Bustin’ makes you feel good, so don’t miss out on the fun. We carry Ghostbusters costumes for kids and adults… even pets! Find Ghostbusters uniforms, Slimer costumes, and even the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.

Plus Size Ghostbusters CostumeWomen's Ghostbusters CostumeKids Ghostsbusters CostumeBaby Ghostbusters CostumeGhostbusters Dog Costume

Did you know there’s a new theme song for the movie? You can listen below. The popular song has been updated by the band Fall Out Boy. Not bad at all, but I think I may be partial to the original tune.


Update: Sony Japan has just released another new Ghostbusters song, featuring Japanese comedians. Interesting! It’s not clear if this song is just for promotional purposes, or if audiences in Japan will hear this theme song instead. It’s very catchy!


One thing’s for sure… this summer, the ghosts don’t stand a chance!

Ghostbusters Costumes

Dress Up for The Angry Birds Movie!

by Matthew on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

Watch the trailer for The Angry Birds Movie! The funny and adorable birds fly into theaters on Friday, May 20th. Be sure to grab your Angry Birds costumes and masks, so you can dress up on opening night!

For years now, one of life’s big mysteries have been, “Why are the birds so angry?” And at long last, we finally have our answer! Looks like the Pigs are causing trouble and stealing eggs… well that just won’t do. Time to get angry!

Now you can become an Angry Bird, with our costumes for kids, adults and even pets. And if you end up smiling instead of frowning, that’s okay, because these costumes are a lot of fun!

Angry Birds CostumeAngry Birds MaskAngry Birds Pig Costume


The Angry Birds Movie

The Angry Birds Movie

Food Costumes for a Bellyful of Laughter

by Matthew on Monday, April 4th, 2016

This Heinz commercial was a big hit when it aired earlier this year during the Big Football Game. Ha, you gotta love four-legged hot dogs running in slow motion towards human condiments.

This commercial works so well because Food Costumes are hilarious, especially when you include your pet!

We’ve got a refrigerator full of great food costumes, including ketchup, mustard, and hot dog costumes! When you need a costume for your next party or event, a funny food costume is the perfect choice.

And while our food costumes may look good enough to eat, that’s probably not a good idea. But you will end up with a belly full of laughter!

Hot Dog costume for dogsKetchup CostumeMustard CostumeHot Dog Costume


Food Costumes

Have some laughs with Food Costumes!