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Ben Nye Grime FX Powders & Quick Dirt Liquids!

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We've re-branded our Character Powders and liquid Quick Grease and Quick Dirt as our new Grime FX series. New Dirt (dark brown), Sand, Slime, Stone and Grit join favorites, Charcoal (now Coal), Plains Dust and Ash Powders. Apply with pounce bag or brush. Small and large jars are available now; Mini Shakers available early-November. We recommend testing before use as pigments may stain some fabrics.


Our aqua-based Grime FX Quick Liquids include new shades Quick Grit, Death, Stone and Slime, along with standards, Quick Grease and Dirt. As the name implies, just a few drops quickly distresses hands, face, neck and body. Spread with a baby wipe to extend application. Create droplets by flicking onto skin

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Mardi Gras Costumes: 10 Best Ideas for Singles, Couples, and Children

Mardi Gras will be coming up very soon, it's February 25th this year. Do you have your Mardi Gras costumes yet? There are so many different possibilities when it comes to costumes it can be hard to choose. There are lots of options to choose from but here are the top 10 costumes for singles, couples, [...]

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7 Little Known Facts About Knights

January 4th is National Trivia Day! A day to honor all of us who have astounding facts, history, and quotes in the recesses of our brains. To commemorate this holiday, we are going to share a few facts about knights you may not have been aware of. 1. The word Knight derives from "cniht", an old [...]

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Chic, Sophisticated and Daring: Dressing Up in 1920s Costumes

Chic, Sophisticated and Daring: 1920s Costumes The roaring twenties was an age of jazz, economic prosperity, and unique fashion sense. It's also a period in time that offers a range of creative ideas for Halloween costumes. When it comes to Halloween, the more authentic your costume looks, the better. Take a look at our list of the [...]

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Prost! What to Wear to Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is an important German holiday and cultural celebration that started as a wedding celebration in 1810. Today, Oktoberfest is an annual holiday celebrated by Germans or those of German descent all over the world. For over two whole weeks every year, Germans listen to Bavarian music and drink beer to celebrate their heritage. Ironically, the [...]

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The Best Comic Book Conventions of the Next Year

Comic book conventions are the place to go if you are an avid fan of comic books, pop culture, sci-fi, and fantasy. Or, if you just like to have a really, really fun time!  Where else can you hang out with all your favorite superheroes, anime and literary characters, and meet the people who created them?  Keep reading [...]

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David Bowie & Glam Rock Makeup Tutorial

Start off with a blank canvas: either a clean face, or a foundation several shades lighter than your natural skin tone. Powder with Ben Nye’s Neutral Set Powder.Here we used Ben Nye’s creme foundation in “Fairest” all over the face and down the neck as well as lightly sponging the product over the ears and then across the [...]

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Flaunt Your Colors! 8 Creative Ideas for What to Wear to Pride

Flaunt Your Colors! 8 Creative Ideas for What to Wear to PrideAre you going to a gay pride parade and need help choosing the right outfit? If so, click here for some fresh ideas on what to wear to pride.It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A celebration that's even more fabulous and sparkly [...]

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Celebrate Pride with Chicago Costume!

Pride month is here! From Pride Fest to the Pride Parade and the new Pride in the Park music festival — there's plenty of ways to celebrate in Chicago. And Chicago Costume has everything you need to put together a killer pride look.MakeupThe first step in any pride look is some fun, colorful makeup. Chicago Costume is [...]

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1920s Inspired Makeup Tutorial

Looking to create an authentic 1920s makeup look, check this out! In these simple steps we show you how to create a perfect smokey eye and apply false lashes for that perfect Flapper look. Shop  1920 Women's Costumes and Accessories to complete your look! 1. Start with a clean base of foundation in your color (not lighter or [...]

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