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 »
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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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 »
Halloween is one of those days out of the year meant for creating hilarious memories. (Or completely stupid ones. We admit that we have plenty.) We decided to reflect on Halloweens past to share some of the wilder things we’ve experienced. After the jump, Frisky editors reveal some of the best and most hilarious costumes they’ve seen—or worn themselves! Maybe you’ll find some inspiration for your costume contest. Either way, share your own and join in on the fun! Keep reading »
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 »
It didn’t occur to me until I saw this article on how makeup artist Gucci Westman (um, seriously?) turned a naked Kim Kardashian silver that the bravest among us females may be rocking this look come Halloween. So, how’d they turn Kim into the platinum version of Goldfinger? “I wanted it to look like Kim was dipped in silver, like she was liquid,” the artist said of her shellacking plan. All it took was some Kryolan Aquacolor silver body paint, Make Up For Ever silver powder, and a tablespoon of pigment in the Kryolan. Don’t have any of those ingredients handy? You can find them at Make Up For Ever. Of course, if you’re planning on leaving the house, you might also want to don a silver thong or panties and a silver bra or pasties. Boobs and booty not included. [W]
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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 »
One of the costumes I was considering this Halloween: Jessica Rabbit. Too bad Rachael Ray beat me to it, dressing as the sexy lounge singer from the classic “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” while her hubby dressed as Roger. They donned the costumes for Rachael’s Halloween special, which will be shot and aired in 3-D. What do you think—is this look cute, or will it make little kids run and scream? [PopEater] Keep reading »