I don’t always agree with Slate’s Dear Prudie advice columnist, but she nailed her response to a person who wrote in to complain about children from lower-income neighborhoods coming to her rich neighborhood to trick-or-treat on Halloween. First, here’s “Halloween For The 99 Percent”:
I have noticed that on Halloween, what seems like 75 percent of the trick-or-treaters are clearly not from this neighborhood. Kids arrive in overflowing cars from less fortunate areas. I feel this is inappropriate.
Sorry to interrupt, but y’all know what “clearly not from this neighborhood” usually means, right? Varying shades of brown. Anyway, go on: Keep reading »
We all know Snickers people and Skittles people, and we also know not to introduce those people at parties. Some great tastes just don’t taste great together. Here is our 100% accurate and scientific assessment of what your favorite Halloween candy says about you. Read more on The Gloss…
It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve seen “The Shining,” because it manages to scares the bejesus out of me every single time. I watch it every Halloween and force whoever’s with me to join, so I don’t have to be alone when the two little ghost girls show up and ask Danny to play with them. I still half-expect to find “REDRUM” written in lipstick on my bathroom mirror one of these days.
To pay homage to the classic horror flick, IKEA Singapore has used their store as the backdrop for their very own “Shining”-themed ad, just in time for Halloween. The ad is a part of the store’s “Spot & Win” contest, which allows fans to win IKEA gift cards from finding items in their ads, but I’m too busy trying to get over my new fear of stepping foot into any IKEA. No, I would not like to take home an affordable end table and bathroom vanity if they come complete with assembly instructions and the ghosts of several IKEA shoppers (unless those ghosts will put together my furniture, obviously). The ad is great: clever, cute and perfect for the season, but I was taught to always say no to ghost people. ESPECIALLY if they look like my mom and dad.
“What are you going to be for Halloween?”
“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 »
I am not the slightest bit surprised that some bag of dicks decided it would be totally hilarious and clever to dress up as Ray Rice for Halloween. And not just any Ray Rice, mind you — but Ray Rice, domestic abuser, complete with a blow-up doll pinned to the ground like Rice’s then-fiance (now wife) Janay Rice. The Reddit user who posted the photo has since deleted his account, but his caption reads: “Ladies were falling for my friends Ray Rice costume.” Speaking of ladies … LADIES, take a good, long, hard look at this chump’s face, commit it to memory, and then avoid at all costs. [Reddit]
Forget the kids— dogs in Halloween costumes are probably the cutest thing ever. This year, TJ Maxx and Marshalls did us a solid and sent over some of the season’s hottest doggy Halloween costumes for our pooches. Amelia’s dog Lucca had three killer costume changes, and the pups of some other Frisky friends also made appearances on the catwalk … er, dogwalk. Check out the gallery of our puppy parade, and be sure to keep your dog’s street cred in check this Halloween by stopping by TJ Maxx and Marshalls for your own canine costume.