Halloween parties are a special breed of social gathering. Everyone’s wearing costumes, which makes the whole thing much more exciting (and confusing), plus there’s usually copious amounts of spiked punch to be consumed, “Monster Mash” dancing to do, and cheesy pickup lines to be attempted. Overall, it’s one of the most unpredictable nights of the year. One thing you can always count on, though, is that you’ll meet these nine people on the Halloween party circuit… Keep reading »
The 1993 Disney Halloween comedy “Hocus Pocus” is straight-up one of my favorite movies of all time. I assume everyone has seen it already, but if not, I wouldn’t want to ruin it for you — you just have to watch it, with or without the under-16 audience for which it’s intended. Halloween may be just around the corner, but I’m not spooked to admit that I seek to channel a little bit of “Hocus Pocus” every day of the year (it does star the future Carrie Bradshaw, after all). You can cop the hip witch look, too — just add chunky jewelry and black boots and go, no broomstick required. Keep reading »
If you’re looking for couples’ Halloween costumes that will really get people talking, look no further than the year in pop culture for fodder. I’ve purposefully left Fifty Shades of Grey off the list because I heard that it topped the list of the trendy costumes. And … well, NO. I refuse. We can come up with something else. You don’t need to be Anastasia and Christian. Here are a few other couples’ costume ideas and some tips for how to make them happen.
I only recently discovered the amazing phenomenon that is “Friday Night Lights,” and more specifically, the glorious perfection that is Connie Briton as Tami Taylor. I told Amelia I wanted to be Tami Taylor for Halloween and hopefully win some kind of costume party prize for Least Timely Pop Culture Reference, but then Amelia threatened to dress up as Amelie and steal my crown. Bitch. Anyway, just in case you’re looking for a costume idea that’s neither current (like these internet obsessions) or cheekily retro, but instead falls awkwardly into the pop culture gulch of the past few years, well, click through for some delightfully outdated ideas…
Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan? So one week ago. Workout Paul Ryan is the hot Paul Ryan costume this Halloween. You can likely get the costume straight from your own closet, but just incase, here’s everything you need. Ladies, be sure to put your hair up and stuff it under the cap. Plus, don’t forget the smug, lip-less smile! Keep reading »
There are a lot of shitty Halloween costumes out there. Don’t get pissy about it. Wear one! Click through to see the crappiest toilet-themed costumes.