Bing Halloween Offers Costume Inspiration and Shopping This Year

Celebrity stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn have some costume advice for October 31

By Marius Oiaga on October 10th, 2011 11:14 GMT

Bing can help users cut down the time spent “trick-or-treating” on search engines looking for inspiration for the best Halloween costume this year.

Microsoft has enlisted the help of celebrity stylists Rob Zangardi and Mariel Haenn for BingHalloween.com, a destination designed to provide a range of ideas for fabulous costumes in preparation for October 31st.

Users looking for advice on how to dress up as their favorite celebrity, characters from past eras, their favorite reality star, or simply to go all out and gam it up, can turn to the article authored by Zangardi and Haenn, who worked to create costumes for celebs such as Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and Will and Jada Smith.

Here are some examples of ideas shared by the two stylists, with additional details and links available on BingHalloween.com.

“Rock stars' signature styles are often defined by what they wear on stage. Pictueyour favorite artist's most identifiable look from a performance or music video, then break it down.

“Another great costume strategy is to pick a time period. Whether it's the '20s, '60s, '80s or whatever, there are countless ways to impress the ghouls.

“Everyone remembers J.Lo's daring palm-leaf dress from the Grammys. Or Rihanna's red-carpet tuxedo. If you want to be memorable this Halloween, go totally glam.

“If you're still feeling uninspired, get real -- as in reality TV. Love them or hate them, some of the "regular people" from docu-shows like Jersey Shore have become just as recognizable as movie stars and famous rockers.”

Bing Shopping is already available to cater to users looking to either buy entire costumes, or to create their own from scratch.

According to Microsoft, no less than 40% of customers are looking to get their hands dirty and put together their own Halloween attire.

The number of these Halloween do-it-yourselvers (DIY) has really exploded compared to 2010, when it was just 12%. Over 2,000 people were surveyed in two separate occasions, the software giant revealed.
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