Monthly Archives: February 2009

Mardi Gras with the Troops


If you’re not in New Orleans, how can you possibly celebrate Mardi Gras? Ask the enterprising Cajuns from the Louisiana National Guard who brought Mardi Gras to Iraq…with a few makeshift floats, beads and masks.

Check out these awesome Mardi Gras pictures, courtesy of Lainey’s Military Website:





It’s nice to see the troops forget about dust, guns and explosions for a little while to enjoy some home-style revelry, isn’t it?

And listen, if these guys can turn a dusty little patch of Iraq into “Mardi Gras Party Central” just imagine what you can do here at home. So get celebrating already!

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EveningArwen Costumes on Etsy

Star Trek Corset

Am I dreaming? What a gorgeous Star Trek corset! The lovely and talented EveningArwin sells her custom corsets and costumes on Etsy.

She also has costumes inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Moulin Rouge, and a variety of Victorian corsets – even armor. Wow, she does a great job.

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EveningArwen Costumes on Etsy

Moulin Rouge Costume

EveningArwen Costumes on Etsy

EveningArwen Costumes on Etsy

EveningArwen Costumes on Etsy
Visit EveningArwen’s Shop.

[via ThatCostumeGirl]

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Dog Costumes

Dog Costumes

I think everyone likes seeing dogs in costume. Now, whether the dogs likes it or not is a separate matter. But no one can deny how cute they look!

Last week, two different cities had dog parades. St. Louis held their annual Beggin’ Pet Parade, and the folks in McKinney, Texas had a Krewe of Barkus parade.

A Krewe is an organization that puts on a parade (and/or a ball…in the case of human krewes) for the Carnival season. The Krewe of Barkus was established in New Orleans in 1992 and granted parading status by the city of New Orleans in 1994. Just like the real Mardi Gras festivities, dog parades are presided over by a king and queen!

A dog parade known as “Mardi Paws” takes place in Mandeville, Louisiana (twenty-four miles north of New Orleans) which also elects a canine royalty and anyone can march with their pet for a fee. Dogs walk, ride in baby strollers, grocery carts, or wagons decorated according to the chosen theme. Most dog owners are costumed as well.

Dog Costumes

Dog Costumes

Dog Costumes

Dog Costumes

Dog Costumes

Dog Costumes

Wow…these dogs really know how to party. Great pics!

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Cupid can’t be Trusted

Ah, Cupid. That cute little cherubic fellow who flies around in a diaper, flinging his arrows o’ love into unsuspecting human hearts. It’s downright romantic. Or, is it? This video gives new meaning to the phrase “love hurts.”

If you find yourself wondering why Cupid passed you by on Valentine’s Day, take a look at this video and thank your lucky hearts one of his arrows passed you by this year.

Just in case you missed it…guys in Cupid costumes can’t be trusted. Do these guys look harmless to you?


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Disco Costume Party

Disco Costume Party

The folks at Costume Craze are at it again. Employees dressed up in disco costumes and went rollerskating. How fun! They have a bunch of photos posted on their blog.

I love the Charlie’s Angel look, very nice!

Disco Costume Party

Disco Costume Party

Disco Costume Party

Disco Costume Party

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Watchmen Propaganda Video

Check out this promotional video for the upcoming Watchmen movie. It’s done in the style of classic goverment propaganda, and set in the early 1970’s.

Costumed Adventurers are outlawed in America. They are dangerous vigilantes!

Watchmen Propaganda Video

• No masks
• No capes
• No gadgets or experimental weapons
• No dangerous or unlicensed vehicles

Who’s watching the Watchmen?

I can’t wait to see this movie!

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Futuristic Antiques Roadshow

Who doesn’t love Antiques Roadshow these days…the thrill of a million dollar find and the agony of a cheap piece of trash grandma left you? That’s good stuff, right there. But what will the popular show be like 541 years from now?

This video from College Humor gives you a sneak peak into a futuristic episode of Antiques Roadshow. But don’t ask us how you can buy the hip costumes…they won’t be available for a couple hundred years from now.

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How to Dye your Hair with Kool-Aid

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Did you know that you can dye your hair with Kool-Aid? WikiHow has a step-by-step tutorial that shows you how.

I’m not sure I’d try this myself, but if you’re feeling a bit adventurous then here’s an alternative to traditional hair dye.

Things you’ll need:

• Unsweetened Kool-aid packets
• Conditioner
• A comb
• Color brush or tooth brush [for streaks]
• Tin foil [for streaks]
• Plastic wrap

Huh. Well, you learn something new every day. Very interesting! To read the full tutorial, visit WikiHow.

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