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…
Dear People Who Go Balls Out On Halloween,
I’m not referring to people who choose Halloween costumes that expose their testicles. If you are one of those people, you’ll probably want to close this page and move on to a different open letter that deals more specifically with your definition of “balls out.”
If you’re someone who goes balls out in a metaphorical way, though, this letter is for you. If you bring your A-game every Halloween, I want to thank you. Here’s why: Keep reading »
How rad are these human-sized Tetris costumes? Concern has emerged that people will use the costumes to form impenetrable human walls to save spaces in line and reserve entire corners of neighborhood bars, but I’m more focused on the possibility of matching up my friends with their Tetris shape personalities. Like, the square is super dependable but completely infuriating in the wrong situation. The L often has a hard time fitting in but when she does, oh man is it satisfying. And the long vertical line? He’s always painfully late, but when he finally shows up, you’ve got a prime spot saved for him, and suddenly it feels like all is right in the world. [The Mary Sue]
We know you spent all weekend stumbling around dressed like Zombie Honey Boo Boo — and we want to see pics! We’re collecting our readers’ best costumes for a big ol’ gallery that we’ll post the day after Halloween. (Assuming Hurricane Sandy does not knock the power out.) Send pics of yourself to email@example.com with the words “Halloween costume” in the title. And yes, pics of your pets and/or kids dressed in stupid costumes are totally fine, too. [Photo: Thinkstock]
Halloween is a crazy holiday. Between the costumes and the candy binges, anything can happen, so it’s good to be prepared for a variety of scenarios. We’ve rounded up a few of the most awkward Halloween moments, from being the only one at work who dressed up to having evidence of your debauchery posted online, along with instructions on how to deal with each one. Get the details, after the jump! Keep reading »
I have a love-hate relationship with “What Would You Do?”, the so-called ‘reality’ show that hires actors to enact controversial situations in public to gauge the response of random people. I don’t actually watch the show, but every time I read about one of the show’s episodes online — What will happen when this neo-Nazi group sits down at IHOP? — I’m off to the races to watch the shit out of that thing.
It’s inevitable, really, that they would do a show about Halloween and little kids costumes. Get your little black hearts ready: an adorable boy is going to find out from some busybody ladies at a Halloween store why he can’t be a princess for Halloween. Keep reading »