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We are super stoked to be going to Wizard World Chicago August 24- 27th! If you want to join us use coupon code CHICAGOCOSTUME for 10% off your ticket at wizardworld.com/comiccon/chicago

How to Wear Vampire Fangs

We wear, love and recommend Scarecrow brand Fangs, they come in many sizes and styles and are easy to custom fit, wear and remove. Check out all of the styles herePLEASE READ THESE PRECAUTIONS THOROUGHLY BEFORE USINGWARNING: SMALL PARTS- CHOKING HAZARD AGES 14+Non-toxic & safe on teethNovelty Fangs for temporary use only, for adult entertainment, costume [...]

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Halloween Makeup- DIY or you can hire someone to do it for you!

At Chicago Costume, we ❤ makeup- especially special effects and character makeup at Halloween! All of our stores carry some mix of makeup, and if you visit our Lincoln Park or Portage Park year round stores- you can see all of the professional makeup we have year round! Brands like Ben Nye, Mehron and Paradise, Cinema [...]

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Ben Nye Banana Powder

Wow! This product continues to fly off our shelves everyday and there is a great reason why- it is really great! After the Kim Kardashian craze, it has continued to be a youtube sensation with makeup artists and bloggers alike. Creating a beautiful glow on darker skin tones, this contouring powder has a miracle- like [...]

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How to clean SFX brushes

I came across this simple way to clean special effects brushes of blood, cream colors and glues. *I still prefer a gentler method like London Brush cleaner or Brush Cleaner for beauty brushes.How to clean SFX brushes Washing your makeup brushes should be a regular part of your beauty routine. Learn how to properly clean your brushes to keep [...]

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How to use Liquid Latex

Every year we encounter the question of "How do you safely use Liquid Latex?" and we thought we would share some of our tips and tricks!#1 Rule: Liquid Latex does not have a remover! So where ever you paint on latex, the only way to remove it is to pull it off after it has [...]

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Wizard World 2015 Recap

Whew, so we had a pop-up shop at Wizard World Chicago 2015, and wow it was a weekend of fun! We saw so many great cosplayers and costumes and had so much fun! And did we mention we got to meet Nathan Fillion!!Oh, you know- just hobnobbing with Wizard World celebrity Nathan FillionHere is Lindsay [...]

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Colossal Coachman Contest- Chicago Winner Announced!

Drumroll please......it was a very close vote between these great designs- here are the results for the Colossal Coachman Contest for the Chicago designs! 1st Place- Red Sugar Skull by David Krumwiede 2nd Place- Book Nerd by Demitria Lunetta 3rd Place- Bird House by Alexander Lunetta 4th Place - Sailboat by Justin Fugate Congratulations David, his design will go on to [...]

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How to Wear Scarecrow Fangs

Since 1990, Scarecrow's owner/fang designer/inventors Linda & Arthur have successfully outfitted MILLIONS of vampires for Halloween, video, film & theater.The instructions included in each package of fangs are quite comprehensive. The following FAQ's supplement the packaged instructions, we hope you find this helpful.How do Scarecrow Vampire Fangs work?Scarecrow Dental Fit Fangs are the Original Custom [...]

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