Category Archives: halloween

Unlikely Style Inspiration: Dexter Morgan’s Murderin’ Outfit

I love the show “Dexter.” Probably to an unhealthy degree. For example, I spend approximately 30 percent of my workday sitting at my desk daydreaming about my friendships with the characters on the show. When my brothers and I took a trip to Florida this summer, we sneaked into the apartment complex where Dexter the character lives, claiming we were visiting our friend “Sheila,” before taking a bunch of awkward photos, giggling like schoolgirls and booking it out of there. And when the show introduced a wretched new character in season 2, I hated her so much that I actually burst into tears one night while brushing my teeth. My boyfriend was confused, to say the least.

I could go on forever about all the reasons I think this show is awesome, but for the purposes of this post, let me just say that one of the my favorite things about it is the styling. I love the bright Miami colors and the distinct personal style of each character. Dexter always wears the same outfit when he’s in serial killer mode, so I thought in honor of Halloween weekend and my general obsession, I’d assemble a little inspiration board of how to get this look. Keep reading »

The Candy Hierarchy

For the most part I agree with this fairly detailed ranking of the various candies given out on Halloween. However, I am distressed by the absence of Sour Patch Kids. Where are they? And for the love of Willy Wonka, Butterfinger needs to be MUCH higher up. It’s delicious! Also, trail mix doesn’t deserve to be on the bottom tier. That crap will get your house teepee-ed. [via Boing Boing] Keep reading »

10 Over-The-Top Celebrity Costumes

Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum totally impressed us with the elaborate sexy robot costume she’ll be rocking this year. But it’s nothing compared to her costume from 2008—when she dressed as Kali, the Hindu goddess of death and destruction. With the extra arms, blue body paint (this was pre-”Avatar,” people), and severed heads and limbs, the costume was pretty out there. And it even got the attention of Hindu religious leaders, one of whom said, “Goddess Kali is highly revered in Hinduism and she is meant to be worshiped in temples and not to be used in clubs for publicity stunts or thrown around loosely for dramatic effects.” Which to me is kind of like the police showing up to a party; it just shows that your shindig was rocking. [I'm Not Obsessed] After the jump, more celebrity costumes we thought were totally amazeballs.

Ellen Does Snooki’s Pouf For Halloween

Snooki will likely be Halloween 2010′s most popular costume, but that didn’t stop Ellen DeGeneres from making it hers — sorta. Keep reading »

Halloween Costume Face-Off: Funny Vs. Sexy

Halloween is a magical time when you can be who you want to be. And that really helps you do who you want to do! The pagan celebration can be like Christmas for hoochie mamas or a big break on “Saturday Night Live” for a funny girl. Either way, you’re guaranteed attention based on your clever or sexy disguise. So to help you decide whether you want to bust out like skanky JWoww or brainy Tina Fey, our “Halloween Costume Face-Off: Sexy Vs. Funny,” after the jump. Keep reading »

What’s Wrong With Dressing Slutty On Halloween?

Yes, we’ve all heard that “Mean Girls” quote about how Halloween is the one night a year when girls can dress like a total slut. And I’ll admit that the “sexy costume” craze has led to some weird combinations, like Sexy Chewbacca and Sexy Skunk. But every year, in the weeks leading up to our scariest holiday, the slut-shaming rises to a dull roar, and everybody starts saying things like, “When did Halloween become an excuse to dress up like a slut?”

The answer is ALWAYS. When I was in 6th grade, I begged my mother to let me dress up as a hooker, because Halloween has always been about dressing up like a slut. And you know why? Because it’s fun! Keep reading »

The 12 Most Popular Costumes This Year

You know that feeling when you come up with a genius Halloween costume—say, to be Sarah Palin carrying a moose head — and you are all excited about it? And then you walk into a party and see another Sarah Palin standing in the corner? Yeah, that totally sucks. So what costumes should you steadfastly avoid this year because they’re going to be that common? According to The Daily Beast, these are the 12 most popular costumes of the year.
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Shopping Guide: A Dose Of Halloween Beauty For The Costume-Phobic

Halloween Beauty Tips
Confession time: I haven’t dressed up for Halloween costume middle ground. You see, I’ve always enjoyed getting my face painted and having tattoos, temporary or real, so I thought there must be a way to use these two pleasures to get out of my Halloween funk. This time of year there are a ton of beauty and hair products that give a nod to Halloween without requiring you to don a full-on costume. Keep clicking to get your dose of Halloween beauty …

Anyone Order A Tiny Taco?

Since there can never be too many cute babies in costumes, here’s another to get you through this not-quite-Friday-yet afternoon. I know we all made our cradle lists yesterday and everything, but you know, if we get busy, like, right now, we can have our own babies to dress like this next year. [via BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

13 Super-Cool Couples Costumes

Pac Man And Ghos
Couples costumes can be twice the awesome! Done right, you’ll be the best-dressed at the party. I mean, you can’t let the single people have all the fun! Show some love and some creative genius with these totally out of the box and easy to make couples’ costume ideas.

  • Pac Man And Ghost: A classic sheet costume with some sexy chasing thrown in.
  • High-Fives: Using foam, you can turn you and your partner into hands. Then go around jumping into each other, aka high-fiving. Or make cardboard box fists and fist bump.
  • Andy Warhol And A Campbell’s Soup Can: If making the can is too daunting you have two options, cut three holes, one for your head and two for your harms, in a box and go as Brillo.
  • Zergnet: Simply Irresistible

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