Have you and your guy started to prep for Halloween? Plan ahead by shopping for one of these fun, '90s-inspired costumes. We've curated 13 looks to help him channel everyone from Zack Morris to Steve Urkel to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Whether he's hoping for a sporty boy-band look or a tough-guy Top Gun style, these costumes are sure to set him apart come Oct. 31!
The countdown to Comic-Con is on, and if you're not up for sewing a handmade costume to rival Gallifrey's best-dressed, a quick trip to a local thrift store or charity shop can provide enough mixing-and-matching options to have you dressed as your favorite Doctor Who characters. It can take some time to wade through the racks, bins, and shelves of clothing, but get creative with your inspiration, and you'll look like you just stepped off the TARDIS without spending the equivalent of a trip to Comic-Con itself.
Need extra incentive to dress in your best Time Lord gear? A photo of you in Who wear at the convention could win an Eleventh Doctor tweed jacket thanks to BBC America!
With Comic-Con less than a week away, attendees are adding the finishing touches to their comic book and sci-fi costumes to hit San Diego in style. Don't have your attire ready? Click through the gallery for some eleventh hour cosplay inspiration for this week's events, as well as any geek convention you may find yourself attending in the future!
>> Giorgio Armani will reprise his role as Lady Gaga's chief costumer when he creates the clothes she'll wear for her upcoming Born This Way Ball tour.
Armani has created costumes and red-carpet outfits for Gaga in the past, but the new costumes will be more diverse. Sketches of the clothes reveal everything from a long-sleeved, floor-length shift dress to a hat shaped like a keyboard. The Armani team used PVC, lots of metal studs, and jet-black Swarovski crystals to create the outfits.
"Collaborating with Lady Gaga is always an exciting experience for me," Armani said. "I admire the way she uses fashion as a scenic element and as a means to build a character."
A look at the characters Armani helped Gaga create in the gallery.
Photo: Lady Gaga in Armani at the 2010 Grammy Awards.
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope hits (limited) theaters today, a documentary that peers into the lives of Comic-Con attendees and fans. The focus of the film shifts from comic book artists and toy collectors, to costume designers. Costumes at Comic-Con are always a highlight, so if you need ideas for what to wear to your next geek convention, click through this gallery and get inspired.
While we may go to Comic-Con and WonderCon for the comics, toys, and celebrity appearances, the costumes are an extra added bonus. WonderCon moved from SF to Anaheim this year, but thankfully, that didn't deter the cosplay masses from turning up in droves. Flip through our gallery of images for some costume inspiration for next year's show. Have you ever dressed up for WonderCon or Comic-Con?
Halloween is only five days away, so if you haven't found your costume yet, it's time to get going. With the pressure mounting for high-impact looks, we're turning to five of our favorite Halloween shops, each with its own stock of hilarious goods for outfitting the perfect costume. These stores are loaded with the right stuff, from full-bodied suits to minimal-effort-required accessories. Sometimes all it takes is a little quirky-cool gear like a pair of hilarious black photo bar glasses ($12) or Sue's Glee megaphone ($15) to pull together your costume on the fly. In any case, all the resources are here and the countdown is on — click through to find what you need fast!
Halloween is around the corner — do you know what you're dressing up as? If not, we have nine amazing celebrity-inspired outfits for you to try out this year. If you're leaning toward looking like a superstar, check out our Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, and Lady Gaga outfits. Meanwhile, fashion heads can channel their inner styefile via Karl Lagerfeld, Grace Coddington, and our favorite fashion photographer, Bill Cunningham. Or perhaps you prefer something a bit more regal, a la Prince William and Kate Middleton. Click the slideshow to see and shop Halloween costume ideas inspired by iconic figures in music, fashion, and royalty.