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How To: Make a sexy nurse costume for Halloween

In this video series, watch as makeup artist Matt Cail teaches how to make a sexy nurse costume. Learn where to find the clothes, how to do the makeup, and how to present yourself as a sexy nurse. Let the experts at ExpertVillage remind you that the only thing better than a nurse, is a sexy nurse!

How To: Apply sexy pirate makeup for Halloween

It's true, Halloween is basically the time for girls to dress slutty. Check out this how-to video for a sexy pirate look. The demonstrator used these cosmetics: Mac Studio Fix Fluid Foundation, Mineral Veil, Nars Laguna Bronzer, True Gold e/s, Mac Blackground Paintpot, Black Ruby e/s, Rapture e/s, True Gold e/s, Retro e/s, Mac Gesso e/s, Mac Blacktrack Fluidline, Diorshow Mascara, Urban Decay 24/7 Eyeliner in "Zero," Mac Quartz Lipliner, Mac Viva Glam I Lipstick, and Mac Cult of Cherry Lipgla...

How To: Apply snow queen or winter themed costume makeup

Whether you're dressing up as a snow queen, maybe from Narnia, or just going for some sort of wintery look, this how-to video shows a way to make some stunning costume makeup. The cosmetics used to create this look are Coty Translucent Setting Powder, Matte Texture Cream, Sugar, Brows: Platinum Plus Pro Lash Mascara, MAC Pixel Paint, MAC Silver Fog Pigment, MAC, Dovefeather Eye Shadow liner, MAC Facsinating Eye Kohl, Dovefeather Eye Shadow, Platinum Plus Pro Lash Mascara, Makeup Forever White...

How To: 5 Homemade Gifts for Your Favorite Lady on Mother's Day

For 365 days of the year, our mothers show their love for us by driving us places, cooking us food, doing our laundry, and being our number-one cheerleader. But for one day of the year, we all get up early in the morning and show our love for our favorite women. Often, that means cooking breakfast or making brunch, or running to the store to grab a pre-selected bouquet of flowers.

How To: Apply sexy vampire makeup for Halloween

This how-to video shows off an extreme look for Halloween, if you want to be a glammed up, sexy vampire. For an optional accessory, try Lestat on your arm. The cosmetic products used to create this look are: Bare Escentual mineral foundation - Fairly Light, NYX White e/s, MAC Copperplate e/s (contouring), MAC Paint - Flammable, NYX Sunrise e/s, MAC Beauty Marked e/s, Revlon Colorstay liquid eyeliner in black, Ben Nye Cosmic Violet e/s, black kohl eyeliner (nameless brand), DUO Adhesive glue, ...

HowTo: Top 15 Alice in Wonderland Halloween Costumes

Alice in Wonderland's colorful cast of characters offers a whole slew of options for Halloween! Lucky for us, WonderHowTo's tenebrism has compiled a thorough, Tim Burton-inspired guide for transforming into Alice, the Queen of Hearts, the White Queen, the Cheshire Cat, or the Mad Hatter. Below, a few of tenebrism's selected videos; be sure to click through for all top 15 make-up and costume looks.

HowTo: This Ain't No Twilight Vampire Makeup

Soft and sexy vampires are a dime a dozen these days. If you're tired of the soft, romanticized Twilight look, go for hardcore, traditional blood and gore. Max Sparber's nasty, blood-caked DIY vampire makeup is a relatively simple process and calls for few supplies.

How To: Assemble a puppy dog pumpkin

How to create the puppy dog pumpkin, Good Boy. It's not very difficult, just saw off the top gourd stem and turn the bottom pumpkin upside down. I used some toothpicks to help level the bottom pumpkin. Carve out the eyes, mouth and legs. Gouge the rind off but leave the rest of the flesh on the dog's chest, eyes and tongue. Paint areas if desired. I used a button nose held by straight pins and funny eyes glued on. The ears are attached by toothpicks into the head pumpkin. Just look for unusua...

How To: Make a Chanukah milk carton dreidel

Start this Chanukah off with a spin and learn how to make an awesome Milk Carton Dreidel, like the one in this how-to video. You will need a small milk carton, blue paint, a paintbrush, glue, a pencil, scissors, gold glitter, a styrofoam ball, a table covering, amd a plastic plate. Follow along with this video holiday activity tutorial and learn how to make a dreidel for Hanukkah out of a milk carton. Make a Chanukah milk carton dreidel.

How To: Gift wrap presents

In this video from FusionNW, Paige Walker from The Container Store gives us some gift wrapping tips. A lot of people have trouble wrapping presents with wrapping paper. Here we learn how to make it simple, with your gift-wrapped presents looking like they were professionally wrapped. Remember: A gift that's wrapped in a very special way is just as special as the gift itself! One thing that's important is that you measure the wrapping paper right, and this is demonstrated for us. You'll want t...

How To: Carve a smiling or scary Jack-O'-Lantern for Halloween

Carving a pumpkin is an American Halloween tradition. It may seem intimidating, but it's really quite simple. If you need help to create the perfect Jack O Lantern, read on! This page will show you how to carve a pumpkin, step by step. If you want your Halloween guests greeted at the door by a smiling or scary Jack O Lantern, you'll follow the steps below. Select your pumpkin, assemble a few basic tools, and get ready to have some creative fun.

How To: Arrange a dozen red roses for Valentine's Day

Making a rose arrangement is not difficult, but there is some skill to it. In this video tutorial from Fresh Flower Ideas, learn the tips and tricks of creating an arrangement with a dozen red roses for Valentine's Day. In this tutorial, a dozen red Freedom roses are used, but you can use whatever grade and type you want. You will also need sprigs of babies breath, leather leaf, and tree fern. To begin, clean off the stems and the rest of each rose. Add once piece of leather at an angle in th...

How To: Tie a large gift bow

Wrapping a gift is great but adding a giant bow to the top of it makes the present that much more appealing. In this tutorial, learn how to make a huge bow to put on top of gifts.. you can also use the bow as a decoration for a wreath, Christmas tree, wall decoration, etc. Making this bow is not as difficult as you would think and takes a little under five minutes to finish. Excite the recipient of your gift with a big, beautiful bow.

How To: Make a scary light up pumpkin that blasts a truck horn

Warning: this video does not demonstrate the actual instructions for making this spooky Halloween LED light up pumpkin that blasts a truck horn. Check out http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2008/10/howto_tuesday_scariest_pu.html for more information and a complete build process. Learn how to make it with the text and image process step by step. Halloween fun!!

How To: Craft a turkey gourd Thanksgiving centerpiece

This how-to video from a Piece of Craft shows a way to take some fall seasonal gourds to make a decorative centerpiece for you Thanksgiving tabletop. You will need artificial leaves and berries, candles, and gourds. Watch this video hosting tutorial and learn how to craft a turkey shaped Thanksgiving table-top centerpiece.

How To: Make a Cute Lemon Bear for Valentine's Day

If you're one of those people that would rather make a Valentine's Day gifts than buy them, then this fun little project is right for you. Impress your special someone with this homemade bear. All you really need is a large lemon or orange. There's not much instructions to make this project because the results will vary, but use the example in the image to guide you, and watch the video below.