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Newsflash: Having A Sexy Halloween Costume Doesn’t Mean I’m An Anti-Feminist

Newsflash: Having A Sexy Halloween Costume Doesn't Mean I'm Anti-Feminist

This year, when the ladies of The Frisky decided to show off our rad Halloween costumes from Yandy.com, online purveyor of ridiculously sexified Halloween costumes, we were met with mostly supportive, entertained viewers. Mostly…

One woman send us a comment, which has since been deleted, about how she’s “disappointed” that the women behind a feminist website would choose to wear such “sexual” costumes. But, hey, NEWSFLASH lady… what we choose to wear for Halloween, a holiday where we can be whoever we want to be and embrace another persona, has nothing to do with the way we feel about feminism. In fact, choosing to embrace our sexuality and femininity without shame is exactly the type of body confidence we hope to encourage, and YOU, my friend, are slut-shaming. Keep reading »

Which Halloween Costume Was Most Googled In Your State?

Worried that you’ll show up to tonight’s costume party wearing the same “Frozen” princess costume as every other woman who wanted to wear something “pretty” for Halloween this year? You should be. Our friends over at The Huffington Post have done us a solid by creating a map of the most Googled Halloween costumes from each state, which will save us all the embarrassment of showing up to a spooky shindig and finding a room filled with other Elsas, Batmans and bananas. Yes, I said bananas. Check out the “key code” after the jump to see who you can expect to find coming to your house en masse for trick or treating tonight, and may the force be with you.  Keep reading »

Man Makes His Own “Downton Abbey” Halloween Costume, Puts Your Lady Mary Costume To Shame

“What are you going to be for Halloween?”
“Downton Abbey.”
“Cool! Who?”
“Just … Downton Abbey.”

A man named Rob Cockerham went and one-upped every single one of you who wanted to have a “Downton Abbey” Halloween costume this year. This incredibly detail-oriented man decided to go as the famous building “due to a gross misunderstanding of the term ‘Costume Drama,’” and made the entire thing from nothing but foam board, paper, glue, and a couple of PVC pipes. Keep reading »

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Basic Bitch

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 song, and Florence, Italy, all examples of basic bitchdom according to the various definitions I’ve read online. So, why not embrace your own inner (and outer) basic bitch by making the typical Basic Bitch look your Halloween costume? Don’t forget to post tons of photos on Insta, hashtag #BLESSED! (Although, if you really want to be a Basic Bitch for Halloween, you should really be a SEXY basic bitch, because basic bitches love sexy Halloween costumes.) Keep reading »

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Taylor “No Its Becky” Swift

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 an amazing Tumblr post that went viral, in which a photo of Taylor is identified as some random chick named Becky, who used to be happy and popular until she snorted marijuana at a party. And what do ya know, this moment in random pop culture memery is the perfect inspiration for any Swifty in need of a Halloween costume. Just don’t forget to bring Olivia Benson! Read on for details! Keep reading »

Halloween Costume Inspiration: Mary Poppins

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 put it — is inspired by her approach to child (and parent) rearing. Anyway, “Mary Poppins” is also on Broadway right now, so why not dress up as everyone’s favorite governess for Halloween this year? Best of all, a lot of these items you can wear again as separates. Keep reading »

Costume: Flawless Beyonce
Wake up like this on October 31. Read More »
Costume: Helena
Halloween Costume Inspiration: Helena From "Orphan Black"
Dress up as our favorite toast-eating clone from "Orphan Black." Read More »
Costume: Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Halloween Costume Inspiration: Astrophysicist & Host Of "Cosmos," Neil DeGrasse Tyson
An out of this world Halloween costume. Read More »
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