If you pay any attention at all to the fashion industry or have picked up a fashion magazine in the last year, chances are good you at least recognize this face: Cara Delevigne is arguably the hottest up-and-coming model in years, thanks to her trademark heavy brows, wacky facial expressions, edgy street style and, uh, history of dropping bags of cocaine in public. And dressing up as Cara for Halloween turns out to be totally easy. Snag her (exact, I believe) Bart Simpson two-piece ensemble on eBay, plop on a red beanie and combat boots, sling a personalized backpack over your shoulder and make as many weird faces are you can think of all night (here are a few to inspire you). Oh yeah, and fill a small baggy with powdered sugar to act as your faux cocaine — seriously, don’t be all method and use the real stuff. As Cara knows all too well, that spells trouble. Full deets for this costume after the jump! Keep reading »
There are so many options for Halloween costumes and so many of them seem to be awful. This year, we’ll be giving awards out to the best of the worst the holiday has to offer.
It will be Thanksgiving soon enough and then you can watch “A Christmas Story” for 24-hours straight while eating any leftover Halloween spoils. But if you truly can’t wait another month, go ahead and dress up as the Sexy Leg Lamp, the major award that comes in the box marked FRAGILE, (pronounced the Italian way, FRA-GEEEL-AY). Surely, you will break some hearts (or maybe shoot some eyes out) in this look. [$39.99, Christmas Story Gift House]
Let me be clear: this house wasn’t in any way meant to be spooky. Nor was it Halloween. Even worse, my host didn’t forewarn me that there might be anything even vaguely strange about his place. The only thing he did mention, while unzipping my skirt, was that he was planning to put in an outdoor jacuzzi, just to enhance the whole ’70s swinger vibe he was going for.
I was in the middle of a “fuck tour” of Manhattan: a long weekend that literally started with an orgy at my friend’s place and continued as I met up with other people. My friend, being a fixture in the NYC sex scene for years, had a very extensive contact list of people who were willing to help the new girl get as many notches on her bedpost as possible. After a sex-starved stint working as a temp in a stuffy office, I was ready to let loose. The boy who I later discovered had a haunted house, went by the self-appointed name “Byron,” and that was the only name I knew him by. He was tall and skinny with a British accent. That was enough for me to want to spend some more private time with him.
Byron had a nice apartment, full of warm golden light and a well-stocked bar, which I drank only one glass of wine from, refusing a second. Half of the frisson of these casual encounters was the tiny lick of fear at the base of my spine that came from a lifetime of stranger-danger stories, and as a precaution, I always tried to remain as alert as possible. Little did I know, I was scared of the wrong thing. Keep reading »
The sexy Halloween costume phenomenon is not dying down anytime soon. I can’t say I understand wanting to dress up like a sexy sock monkey, but who am I to stand in the way of the Halloween hopes and dreams of others? You might have guessed that the Miley Cyrus’ VMA look would be flying off the shelves, but some of the other super sexy, top sellers might surprise you. We talked to the folks at Yandy.com, home of costumes such as sexy pizza and sexy big bird, to find out what the ladies are buying this Halloween. Check out Yandy’s best selling sexy costumes after the jump.
A little over a week ago, I asked you to vote on which pop culture-inspired Halloween costumes you most wanted me to recreate, and the cast of “Orange is the New Black” won handily. Now, the basics of this costume are simple and easy to find — the standard orange or tan “jumpsuit” is actually basically just scrub separates, which you can purchase online. Add a pair of plain blue Keds and a name tag and you’ll handily pass for a lady in the clink. It’s up to you which accessories you want to add to be a specific character. Going as Piper, as seen above? Just add a screwdriver! Alex? Black rimmed glasses, fake arm tattoos, and extremely thin and arched brows. And for Crazy Eyes? Little hair twists and a crazy-eyed expression, natch. (Memorize that monologue from Shakespeare’s Coriolanus and call every blonde woman you see “Dandylion” for extra authenticity.) You get the picture. Get the details on where to buy the basic of this costume after the jump — and add suggested accessories for each of the specific characters in the comments! Keep reading »
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 »