Posts tagged "halloween costume inspiration"

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Basic Bitch

Here’s what I’ve realized about basic bitch: I AM ONE. We all are. The list of basic bitch characteristics is lengthy and it’s pretty much impossible not to find some things you have in common with this much maligned archetype of supposedly boring femininity. For example: I love “Friends” reruns, SoulCycle, that new Taylor Swift…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 15, 2014

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Taylor “No Its Becky” Swift

I really kinda dig Taylor Swift. Her music is fun and sometimes, sadly, reflects my much-older dating woes, she’s smart and sassy, and she definitely has a sense of humor about her own fame. Case in point: when she wore this “No Its Becky” shirt out and about in NYC recently, a reference to a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 14, 2014

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Mary Poppins

As I kid, I went through a phase where I watched “Mary Poppins,” starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke, on a very, very regular basis. Mary Poppins was everything. Sassy, smart, opinionated, matter-of-fact, imaginative and beautiful. Come to think of it, my management style — “ruling with an iron fist of flowers,” as I…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 13, 2014

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Astrophysicist & Host Of “Cosmos,” Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Neil DeGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, author and host of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” is a pretty big hero of mine. The way he talks about science makes it utterly captivating for everyone, even those of us who struggled in our high school science classes. No one makes the Big Bang sound sexier than NDGT, deal with…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 10, 2014

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Helena From “Orphan Black”

“Orphan Black” is one of my favorite shows on TV, so who better to channel for Halloween then my favorite clone, Helena. (Or, if you’ve got a gang of girls, go as ALL the clones.) Chances are, you can pull a lot of this costume from your own closet — Helena is all about her…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 9, 2014

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Beyonce In The “***Flawless” Music Video

The question is not, “Will you be Beyonce for Halloween?” it’s “Which Beyonce will you be for Halloween?” My personal fave Beyonce is the Beyonce from the music video for “***Flawless,” because I’ve never met a plaid shirt, pair of denim cutoffs or combat boots that I did not love, plus, her “***Flawless” dance moves

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 8, 2014

10 Untimely Pop Culture Halloween Costumes

I only recently discovered the amazing phenomenon that is “Friday Night Lights,” and more specifically, the glorious perfection that is Connie Briton as Tami Taylor. I told Amelia I wanted to be Tami Taylor for Halloween and hopefully win some kind of costume party prize for Least Timely Pop Culture Reference, but then Amelia threatened…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 16, 2012

Astrology 101: Halloween Costumes For Each Sign

Still deciding on your costume for this year’s spate of Halloween parties? Not to worry–we’ve gathered some astrological inspiration and matched up 12 classic costumes with the zodiac sign that’s best suited to rock ‘em. Which sign would make a great sassy flapper girl? How about a spandex-clad superhero? Or an exquisite doppelganger for Marie…