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Top 15 last minute Halloween Costume Ideas from a company that knows!

Here at SnapFiesta, Halloween has always been one of our favorite holidays.  From the spooky haunted houses to the scary good Halloween treats, the absolute best part of Halloween is always getting to see the awesome, creative costumes we photograph every year!  Halloween is the one occasion where our photo booth captures a variety of fun costumes that guests bring on their own!  We thought this year we would rummage through 6 years worth of photos and help you find some fun costume ideas! Trust us, SnapFiesta has seen a lot of them since 2011…

Going Solo :

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  1. Don’t have a lot of time or money to spend on a Halloween costume? Put on your white tank top, draw a black mustache and be Freddie Mercury for a day!
  2. Movie fan? Liloo Dallas Multipass is a fun outfit to wear, and a popular character to act for a party night!
  3. Cartoon characters such as the cast of Pixar’s Inside out or the Minions are always super cute and simple ways to get in the Halloween spirit without having to spend too much money!
  4. Take advantage of your artistic skills and throw on some fun pop art Halloween makeup
  5. If simple is not for you, throw on the gore and the glamour and go out as your favorite scary movie villain or the very best Walking Dead zombie!

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Girl Squad :

6.  Glamorous, sexy and original : dress up like Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis in Black Swan

7.  What a year it’s been for the ladies, show them that girls can be superheros as well!  Show up with a super squad starring Cat  Woman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, and even Bat Girl

8.  Maybe you want to keep it simple, dress as different colors of the rainbow and have fun switching up your costume label all night! Say you’re a group of skittles, a box of crayons or just be the whole rainbow itself!

 

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Guys Night Out :

9. It’s the 30th at night and you don’t have a costume yet? Stop by your local retail store, buy a scary mask and throw on some jeans and t-shirt! The most painless way to have some Halloween spirit!

10. Try the Classic yet stylish : Maverick and Goose

11. Steal some time in the limelight and go out as your favorite all male musical act: dress up as the squad from NWA,  keep it classic and go as The Beatles, or spice it up and go as your favorite boy band parody! Can you say, Backstreet’s back alright!

 

Duo Costumes :

12. Who wouldn’t want to be Khaleesi and Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones for a day?

13. Or go old school, Scoobi Doo duets always add a little mystery to the party (check out our Slow Motion video above – brilliant costume!)

14. A week before the election,  go Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for a night and see who will be the most popular..

15. THE timeless  Halloween couple costumes : John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John from Grease or how about the ever so popular Barbie and Ken!

At the end of the day, the important thing is that you put your creativity to the test and have an absolute blast while designing your Halloween costume because we know we will snapping crazy photos of them!

No Budget Film Festival 2015

The 6th annual NBFF was held at The Gallery Theatre at Barnsdall Art Park in Los Angeles. This park sits right across the skyline from Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Sign, creating a beautiful space overlooking the city.

“The No Budget Film Festival (NBFF) challenged filmmakers to free themselves from arguably the most frustrating aspect of filmmaking—raising money. So, what do filmmakers do without a budget? They get creative and really resourceful” -cARTel

cARTel: Collaborative Arts Los Angeles is a Multimedia Production Company which creates accessible and immersive events to champion the development of exceptional artists. To sum it up, they put on some of the city’s most unique events for artists.

We used Green Screen technology in our photo booth to display the Blair Witch Project Woods backdrop behind festival attendees. The Blair Witch Project is a independent film shot on a low budget that turned into a box office smash, grossing over 248 million worldwide! The Blair Witch Project’s crew are just one of many supporters of NBFF Film Festival. Lots of spooky Halloween themed props helped add to the photo booth fun. Check out pictures from the NBFF Film Festival at this link.

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The Top Photobooth Poses

When the camera focuses in some people feel awkward having their picture taken, others revel in the spotlight and attention a camera brings. Below are The Top Photobooth Poses so next time you are in the spotlight you wont be caught off guard.

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The Miley CyrusThis  former Disney princess turned rebellious pop star has become synonymous with sticking her tongue out in photos. While not the most flattering pose it says “I know how to have fun” while also giving a “I don’t really care how I look” vibe.  Its a good pose choice if you have had a bit too much of the punch and want to show everyone how awesome you are. 

KimThe Kim Kardashian– Kim is famous for being in front of the camera. She usually reverts to her oh so popular “Selfie Pout”. She is a selfie pro and the Lemme Take a Selfie song was probably written for her. When you aren’t feeling oh so fabulous when you are in front of the camera just do the “Selfie Pout” and you will find your confidence level rise.   

The Sorority Girl- A whole separate post could be written about various poses that happen when groups of girls get together. I sorwill name all these posses with the title “The Sorority Girl” for sake of remembering them. Gravity seems to weigh on sorority girls a tad bit harder and the Sorority Squat is a common practice when posing for photos, why stand when you can squat and look smaller? The Elbow Pop is another common go to pose of the sorority girl. It shows off her tan and athletic arms, her envy worthy jewelry and her amazing side profile. 

 

Last but not least when it doubt throw up a random hand sign, the Peace sign is always a safe bet.

 

 

 

 

SF Magazine FallFest with Mini SF 10.12.13

San Francisco Magazine and Mini SF presented FallFest 2013 at the Justin Herman Plaza at the Embarcadero and SnapFiesta was there to capture the fun! FallFest is a celebration of the Bay Area’s fine foods and their sustainable markets. The festival also benefits Meals on Wheels San Francisco!

Along with sponsors like Lucky Supermarkets and Stella Artois, guests enjoyed a day of food, wine, and lots of fun! Guests also enjoyed drink seminars, chef demos, and DIY drink stations!

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Yelp & Austin Music Foundation 11.7.13

SnapFiesta traveled to Austin, Texas once again to help Yelp and the Austin Music Foundation! Yelp users were invited to Speakeasy for Yelp’s Golden Age party to raise money for the Austin Music Foundation.

Yelpers were treated to and evening of live music, food, drinks, and more! Ladies were able to have their makeup done by Hint of Shimmer’s expert artists, hair and was perfectly styled by Benjamin Beau Salon. Gentlemen were given oiled bears and waxed mustaches by Bearded Bastard, and  even Sephora lent a hand to make sure not a lip in the house was untouched.

Overall, the event raised over $2,000 for the Austin Music Foundation!

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The 8th Annual San Francisco Social 11.16.13

Have we mentioned how much we love to have fun while benefiting the greater good? We probably have, but we’re going to mention it again for good measure because the San Francisco Social fired up once again this November to raise money for the Larkin Street Youth Services! And SnapFiesta was invited to record the night, photobooth style!

The SF Social featured gourmet food, a silent auction, Benefit gift bags, an open bar,  and an after party!  This years sponsors included The W Hotel, Benefit makeup, Harlot, The San Francisco Bay Club and many more.

This years beneficiary, the Larkin Street Youth Services have been serving the San Francisco area since 1984. The non-profit helps at-risk teens and young adults and offers medical, social, and educational services as well as housing. For more information visit  www.larkinstreetyouth.org.

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Celebrate50 GLIDE Annual Holiday Festival & VIP Reception

This isn’t our first time doing an event with GLIDE and we sure hope it’s not our last, because we have so much fun at all of their events! The holidays are especially our favorite time of the year and we’re so glad we got to celebrate GLIDE’s annual festival!

This year was a double celebration! As well as it being the annual holiday party, this year marked fifty years at GLIDE for the co-founders Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani! Held at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, guests were treated to performances by Valerie Simpson, Judith Hill, Tom Johnston, and more! Dr. Maya Angelou also made an appearance! What a night to remember it was!

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SF Bay Area NACE Gala 2013

The San Francisco Bay Area National Association for Catering & Events held it’s annual Gala at the Recency Center in early November! SnapFiesta was invited to capture the nights festivities in our signature photobooth and it was a blast! Aptly named “A World of Wonder”, the gala was nothing short of what was expected.

The event was also a fundraiser! With a silent auction and a designers’ tablescape competition, the gala raised money for the Bay Area NACE chapter as well as New Door Ventures, a local non-profit that helps at-risk youth prepare for the future. There were also awards and a cash raffle available to guests!

The full gallery is available to view here.

Horizons Foundation Gala 10.5.13

The Horizons Foundation Gala included a dinner and casino party for guests to raise money and build philanthropy for the LGBT community to help better serve their needs for the future.  Sponsors for the event included Merrill Lynch, Union Bank, and many others!

Learn more about the Horizons Foundation.

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Not For Sale Gala

We really do love being a part of events that give to the greater good.  And being able to attend and photograph the Not For Sale Gala in October was just incredible. The annual gala was held at City View at Metreon in San Francisco and consisted of a fun filled night full of food, cocktails, live performances, and of course, SnapFiesta!

Not For Sale is a non-profit organization that combats modern day slavery and human trafficking. With the help of special guest speakers and performers, Nikki Reed, Paul McDonald, Dave Batstone, and Kru Nam, the gala raised enough money to support more than 1,000 survivors of human trafficking in the year 2014.

To learn more about Not For Sale and it’s fight to stop human trafficking, visit http://www.notforsalecampaign.org/

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