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 :


  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!


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!



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!

Photo Booths and Photo Entertainment as amazing branding and marketing tools

Photo booths are turning into the most popular form of entertainment at events of all kinds. Whether it’s for a banging music festival, a corporate party, or a private party, modern photo booths are packed with a host of marketing features that can be a great way to promote your business or remind guests about the fun they had at your event! Since everyone knows the photo booth craze is among us, we came up with the top reasons why SnapFiesta photo booths make amazing branding tools:


Increase your brand awareness with logos and messaging  Starting with the print layout as a mobile ad for your company can be a great tool for messaging. Think about it, the photos from your event will be displayed on desks and refrigerator doors with multiple daily views, so these prints are a great way to keep your branding and messaging in view long after the event is over. The amount of space people have for these memories is limited, so creating the best quality photos is key to win the best spot.





Maximize branding: Create a unique experience

Traditional photo booths are great but imagine the impact your booth will have if you get creative with a more dynamic service. Tell your company’s story with a flipbook, take a 360 video at your product launch with our SlowMotion360. Find the services that fits your event and brand, and remind clients about your brand by choosing your pictures design layout, backdrops and colors to compliment your brand and the event. Custom backdrops and sets can also act as prime ad space for sponsors or other stakeholders who would benefit from having their logos displayed at your event.




Increase your online presence : Broadcast your experience with social media 

Social media is one of the most powerful marketing tools in this day and age. Your guests get to enjoy posting their photos instantly while it takes your brand viral on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the ability to post to other social media channels. Not only will adding social media integration to your photo booth generate great buzz but it will also give you data insights and event data capture for effective marketing campaigns. Your guests get to share their memories effortlessly and you get reliable and compliant guest data, it’s a win win!




Increase engagement

Just imagine: fun props, good music, lovely people and a kick ass photo booth to capture all of the fun; your next event can act as the perfect platform to engage with potential clients.  Photo booths are an ideal attraction and talking point for you with your customers.  They provide a relaxed environment that leads to better engagement.  Better engagement means added opportunities to talk about your offerings and create a foundation for future relationships.




Increase in ROI 

Bottom line is if you are investing in a marketing tool it has to increase your ROI, and photo booths are the perfect way to do so. Having the right photo entertainment service at your event can create a great buzz around your brand. Depending on the event, the ROI can be tremendous, and with the right marketing goals in mind, the effects can be seen a long time after the event. Don’t get stuck using out dated marketing tools, instead take advantage of all of the positives that photo marketing can provide for you!




Arthritis Foundation’s 2015 Walk to Cure Arthritis


SnapFiesta was up bright and early for the 2015 Arthritis Foundation’s Walk to Cure Arthritis in San Francisco and Los Angeles both held Saturday, May 30th, 2015. The Los Angeles 5k Walk took place at Exposition Park and the weather was perfect! Beautiful sunny weather, live music and food kept the Walk rocking into the afternoon. Vendor and Sponsor tents lined the grounds at Exposition Park with around 3000 guests attending.

We were happy to be the Official Photo Booth Sponsor of the Los Angeles and San Francisco Walks! Check out the pictures below!

San Francisco Walk

Los Angeles Walk


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

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Entire Productions & The Bently Reserve present A Bright New Year!

Entire Productions and The Bently Reserve teamed up to celebrate a fabulously successful 2013 with the industries best and brightest! SnapFiesta captured all the fun with our signature photobooth!

Along with guests and clients, vendors and those in the event industry, Entire Productions featured several companies, SnapFiesta included! Among those featured at the event were Blueprint Studios, Ladies Who Lunch, New Delhi Restaurant, Best Beverage Catering Company, The Whole Cake, Gustavo Fernandez Photography, City Lights Promotions, and others!

The event was also the premier of Elevate Events, the new name of Entire Productions’ A/V department and the new dance band The 415s!

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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.

Rockwall Winery, Wine Wonderland! 12.7.13

Who doesn’t love wine, food, and good company? We’re definitely not ones to pass something like that up! Needless to say, we jumped at the opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with the Rock Wall Wine Company and hundreds of their friends!

This year’s Wine Wonderland Open House featured six new release wines as well as 65 other wines to for guests to sample. And who doesn’t like great food to go with great wine? Guests were treated to foods from local restaurants such as Jackson Blake BBQ, Nombe, Scolari’s Good Eats, Lungomare, Bombzie’s BBQ, and Asena.  You can’t have delicious food without dessert, either, and this event did not fail! Vendors like Nothing Bundt Cakes, Kind Bars, Cookiebar, and others, provided guests with the perfect end to their meals. And it doesn’t stop there! In addition to a SnapFiesta photobooth, guests could get henna tattoos by Yogi’s Henna, and were entertained throughout the night with live music by Kenya Baker!

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