You probably know by now — after having been through a few dozen (give or take) Halloweens — how frustrating it is to be searching for a last minute costume, thinking “If only I had thought about this earlier!” And then you end up going as an astronaut — again — which is basically just your day clothes wrapped in aluminum foil. Things get especially tricky when you want to plan your costume with your partner — that can take some serious coordination! So let’s get brainstorming now with these awesome couples costumes.
Still stumped on what to dress up as this Halloween? Why not pick something timely and politically witty? Created by a woman (whaaaaaat?) this handy Binder Full of Women costume allows you to envelope yourself or a woman you know in a handy Trapper Keeper-like device. Bind yourself and others in this larger-than-life binder, that includes velcro closures and is made of lightweight foamcore. I’m thinking of decorating my binder full of women in Lisa Frank-style rainbows, unicorns and pegusi (that’s what you call more than one pegasus, right?), and filling my binder with some of my fave ladies — women like Hillary Clinton and Barbara Boxer or whatever. How would you fill your binder? [$22.99, Binder Full Of Women Costume]
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.
Kim Kardashian posted this picture on Instagram yesterday with the description “Rawwwr!!!” I suppose this means she is going to be a sexy cheetah for Halloween. Or she’s just trying to throw us a red herring while she shops for something even more revealing to wear? The suspense is killing me. [Buzzfeed]
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.
Shopping for a Halloween costume can be a somewhat disheartening experience for a woman. There’s the sexy nurse, the sexy pirate, the sexy Chewbacca (oh yes, it exists). But what if all you really want to do is dress up as an awesome lady, and not necessarily in a way that exposes your skin to the brisk October air?
There are plenty of options; you just probably won’t find them in your local costume store. So we at The Mary Sue have assembled our own list of geek girl costume ideas, split evenly between pop culture and history, the latter courtesy of Take Back Halloween, an unparalleled resource for those who A) like kick-ass ladies from history and B) want to know how to dress up as them. Read more…
I’m not interested in dressing up like sexy anything this Halloween. Hell, I don’t even want to go as a woman. I want to be He-Man, Master of the Universe. Well, more specifically, I want to dress up as Prince Adam just before he turns into He-Man, mostly because many of the elements of a Prince Adam costume can be worn again in some other non-Halloween context. By the power of Grayskull, feel free to copy me! All the deets, after the jump! Keep reading »
Halloween is an interesting night for hookups with its own peculiar array of pros and cons. One Hallow’s Eve back in my 20s, I remember having this realization as I made out with a guy at a party. He was dressed as Frankenstein. I’ve never gotten green greasepaint makeup all over myself while making out before … I wonder if it will make me break out? The thought distracted me while we sucked face. This is an example of a uniquely Halloween hookup issue. The makeup did not make me break out for the record. And he got back together with his ex-girlfriend the following week, so that’s that. But these types of things good things to know. After the jump, some more ways hooking up on Halloween is different. Keep reading »