• Very rarely do you get to use the wild, vibrant colors that sit untouched in your makeup palette, so take advantage this Halloween and get artistic with your makeup. Here are 10 of my favorite Youtube makeup tutorials. Get inspired and get creative this year!

    Zombie/Dead Girl Look by Nikkie Tutorials
    You may think zombies are overrated, but you are wrong. Have you ever seen 28 Days Later ? Zombies are no joke, and thankfully with shows like The Walking Dead and these engagement photos that went viral , it's a pretty trendy costume idea. Look to this tutorial for all your zombie makeup needs.

    Showgirl/Fantasy Peacock Eyes by Lisa Eldridge
    As much as it pains me to say it, dressing up like a cat for Halloween is not going to cut it this year, unless you're going as Lil' Bub, which would be awesome. This Peacock makeup tutorial is insane, in a good way.

    Cleopatra by MakeupGeek TV
    With all of the Lindsay Lohan press, we know Liz Taylor will be on the mi

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  • Whether you're searching for a costume that'll scare your party guests or one that'll make them laugh, click through to see this season's hottest costume duos.

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    with research assistance from Kara Quillard

    Captain America

    Captain America

    You've finally talked your child out of wanting a costume that includes some kind of bathroom behavior or a $400 princess get-up. Now what? Here are the hottest Halloween costumes for 2012 that won't deplete your budget, sanity or Mother of the Year application.

    Avengers Captain America (with muscles)

    Captain America is the top-picked Marvel costume for the year. If it's the #1 choice for your little superhero, pay full homage with this one that's complete with built-in muscles. $33.99

    Brave's Merida

    Merida's spit-fire attitude and blazing hair come to life with this hot costume for 2012. If you can't justify buying one more princess outfit, pull out a well-loved dress from the costume box and invest only in the fiery red curly-haired wig for a fraction of the price. Full costume, $23.99. Wig, $10

    Related: DIY Halloween Costume Ideas


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  • Trick or Treat

    With nearly seven in 10 Americans planning to celebrate Halloween, Oct. 31 is one of the fastest growing holidays of the year. And for good reason, it is a chance to break away from day-to-day routines to let loose and have some fun.

    A National Retail Federation survey said Americans will spend $8 billion on Halloween this year, and a good chunk of that will be spent on costumes.

    Don't be fooled: Halloween isn't just for kids. In fact, more money is expected to be spent on adult costumes this year than on costumes for children.

    The trade group estimates there will 6 million adults dressing as a witch, and 3.2 million dressing as a vampire. Trailing those costume choices are the traditional fare: pirates, super heroes, and zombies. Yet costume retailers also see some other trends creeping into Halloween fare this year.

    Among them is a growing preference for humorous costumes. Some of these are based on popular television shows or newsworthy public figures.


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    By Linda Merrill, Networx

    As autumn sets in, the nights are cooler and days are shorter, and pumpkins are waiting in the pumpkin patch. Our fall tradition of decorating our homes with the autumnal colors of orange, yellow and brown is in full swing. Pumpkin carving is a time-honored tradition, but it's time consuming, takes a certain bit of skill and it's only a matter of time before the pumpkin begins to rot. Beyond the knife, there are many ways of dressing up the pumpkin to celebrate the season. Here are a few to get you started:

    Sharpie: If you love the classic "Jack-o-lantern" look without the bother of the carving process, simply draw in the eyes, nose and teeth in your favorite scary expression. The pumpkin will last all season. Plus, you've created your roadmap should you wish to carve it out for halloween.

    Paint: A little bit of craft paint and some imagination will transform any size pumpkin into a work of art. Because the pumpkin shape is as iconic as it's

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