We’re happy to see that one of our all-time favorite style, fashion, and design trend hunter bloggers is back, Trend de la Creme. After a hiatus, Ms. de la Creme is back with her usual wow-worthy mix of freakish fads and unique style posts. A few of our recent favorites include her frightening Halloween costume roundup that features this amazing sex doll costume, some hairy horsey stripper shoes, and an Afro-sporting nose hair trimmer for your man. [Trend de la Creme] Keep reading »
Lord knows my 2010 highlight was getting a personalized video message from the Old Spice Guy, aka my boyfriend, aka Isaiah Mustafa. (Not really on the boyfriend part, sadly.) If you want your man to look like the man your man could smell like, Know Your Meme has a handy-dandy guide to an Old Spice Guy Halloween costume just for him. Your dude doesn’t have Mustafa’s six-pack abs? Don’t worry, they’ve got a solution for that, too. (Horse not included.) [Know Your Meme] Keep reading »
This Halloween season, American Apparel introduced its “Costume Builder,” which we found out was really just a way to pass off clothes you already wear as a “costume.” Turns out, Urban Outfitters has also launched a halloween shop on its website, and although the offerings are slightly more holiday-appropriate, it’s still a bizarre mix of items. [Urban Outfitters]
As far as apparel goes, products seem to fall into three categories: Keep reading »
We understand that since American Apparel is having financial troubles, the company might try to get creative with its ways to push merchandise. A product of this is perhaps the Costume Builder you’ll now find online. Except … it would appear that American Apparel’s idea of a “Halloween costume” is shockingly similar to the outfits the retailer normally peddles (which, to some, may indeed be quite scary). Above, you’ll find costumes for a “Disco Chick,” an “Archaeologist,” and a “Slumber Party” (which apparently can be manifested as a person wearing a scrunchy). To be fair, some of the other styling suggestions are a bit more traditional, like the hula girl, bumble bee, and pirate. So it might not actually be such a bad idea if you’re in need of a last-minute or easy costume and want to be able to wear it again–unless you cut it up like a lot of the themes encourage.
Or you could just go as an American Apparel employee. [American Apparel] Keep reading »
Oh Halloween. The perfect excuse for women to dress up like sexy aardvarks and men to dress up like total sleazeballs. There are countless — countless, I tell you! — ways in which men screw up their chances of getting a little October 31st action with their choice of costume, but isn’t it time someone, namely The Frisky, informs dudes of what costumes women actually consider, I don’t know, sexy. I’ve picked out 10 costume ideas that genuinely will increase a fella’s chances of gettin’ lucky on Halloween. Won’t you add your own suggestions in the comments?
Not sure what to be this Halloween? We’ve pulled together 50 fun, original couples costumes. We’re not the only ones who can come up with great couples costumes, so leave us a comment and tell us how you and your partner have dressed up together in the past, or what you’re planning for this year. Keep reading »
It’s that special time of the year when women run around trying to figure out what the heck they’re going to be for Halloween. I find myself strangely drawn to this Mrs. Potato Head costume, thanks to The Smoking Jacket. But then there’s the Smurfette option. Or maybe I’ll be Snooki. So, who or what will you dress up as for Halloween? [Costumes available at Yandy.com] Keep reading »
Amanda Hess has kicked off her annual homage to insane and insanely offensive Halloween costumes for ladies, and this year’s first installment is a real doozy. “Which costume will reign as the year’s most utterly disagreeable foray into hypersexualized make-believe?” Hess wonders. It’s hard to say. Seen here is the perfect outfit for the clinically insane among us. Nothing says, “I’m sexy!” like a straight jacket, right? You can look like a true 5150 for a mere $55.95. Keep an eye on Hess’ blog in the days between now and Halloween for the best of sexy costumes gone horrifyingly wrong. [TBD, costumes available at Yandy.com] Keep reading »