Saturday was New York City’s 23rd annual Tompkins Square Park Dog Halloween Parade, where tons of pooches prance around in ridiculous costumes and win awards that only their owners truly appreciate. Though Tompkins Square Park is only a few blocks from my apartment, my dog Lucca is a snot and refuses to let me dress her up, so I’m forced to live vicariously through all the other dog owners whose pups are game for, say, playing James Franco’s character in “Spring Breakers.” Jealous. (It’s okay, I still love you, Lu, even if you’re no fun.) Click on to see some truly squee-worthy Halloween dogs! [Photos via Flickr, Facebook and Gothamist]
I mean, really. I think I have written “blackface” more in the last few days than I have in the last year. Just because it’s Halloween doesn’t make it any less offensive and racist, people! Alright, so I suppose one shouldn’t be surprised that when some fashion-industry dimwit throws a costume party called “Disco Africa,” some of their equally dimwitted friends are going to show up in offensive costumes. The entire party’s theme is problematic, so of course chances are good that guests who were happy to attend such an event would think nothing of slathering on grease paint like they’re a part of an ol’ timey racist minstrel show. Look at how pleased designer Allesandro Dell’Acqua (above middle) looks! And his pals Steffano Gabbana and Juan Fran Sierra don’t even seem embarrassed to be photographed with him. What is wrong with these people?
Oh but there’s more. After the jump, a few more offensive and racist costumes worn to this party, including white people in blackface wearing chains. LIKE SLAVES! LOL! Get it? Africa. It’s the theme! Sigh. Fuck all of this. [Fashion Bomb Daily] Keep reading »
Contrary to what Julianne Hough might have thought – and since apologized for – it is possible to get all dolled up for Halloween without being offensive and wearing someone’s skin color as a “costume.” These 32 other celebrities managed to dress up, some to the point of being unrecognizable, without donning blackface. What a treat!
The best part about dressing up as Taylor Swift in the music video for “22″? It’s made up entirely of pieces you’ll wear again and again. Well, maybe not the heart sunglasses. You can give those to your niece or raver friend or save them for next year’s “Lolita” costume. Whatever. To make sure everyone understands you’re dressed up as Taylor Swift, bring along a guitar and an ex-boyfriend voodoo doll. Feeling 22? I should hope so. Details after the jump! Keep reading »
When Halloween costume purveyor Yandy.com — best known for their incredible array of hilariously absurd “sexy” costumes — reached out to us and offered to send us any costumes we wanted, we wasted on time saying yes. As much as we’ve poked fun at Yandy’s costumes over the years, we happen to seriously appreciate the site’s ridiculous sense of humor. And we were more than happy to pick a costume and model it for your entertainment.
Ohmygodhelpme. I have fallen into a kids’ costume k-hole and I can’t get out. Warning to any man who sleeps with me in the next, oh, 30 days: don’t trust me when I say I’m on the Pill. I’m not. If I say that I am, it’s just because I’m desperate to have a baby of my own to dress up for Halloween next year. So, you know, if you aren’t down for that — but I won’t make you pay child support or even go halfsies on a Dobby costume, I swear — wear a rubber. Anyway, click onward for a whole mess of ridiculously cute kids’ costumes…