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.
First up for 2013, this Osama Bin Laden costume, which was deemed offensive enough to be pulled from the shelves of Wal Mart, RiteAid and removed from Amazon’s website. Should you be boneheaded enough to wear it on October 31st, expect to be shunned by friends and strangers alike. Because Halloween is about many things, but dressing up as “one of the most infamous terrorists of all time” isn’t one of them. [$52.99, Halloween Costumes]
Dating must be so much easier when you’re a ghost. No more worrying about what to wear (nothing!), who picks up the tab (you don’t eat!) or whether or not he’ll come back to your place (you don’t have one!). Your biggest concern when you’re a dead dater is what decade your date passed in and if he will get your cultural references. Or, I guess it could be problematic if he’s obsessed with reconnecting with his still-living soul mate like Patrick Swayze in “Ghost.” So sexy, but so unavailable.
GhostSingles.com is a new online dating site for dead people. It’s perfect for lonely ghosts who want to spice up their afterlife or those who want to find the the perfect entity to settle down and haunt the world with. Sadly, they don’t accept profiles from the undead, the living dead or mortals. So, you’re out of luck if you have a thing for ghosts. But if you’re unhappy about their inter-world dating policy, you can contact GhostSingles.com via gypsy, psychic, telephone (there’s no number, you’ll have to let it dial itself) or email. Hey, the dead love technology. In the meantime, check out the profiles of a couple of the site’s deceased singles. BRILLIANT. [Oddity Central] Keep reading »
“Hocus Pocus” is 20 years old this year! And even though I was a kid when the film originally came out — before Sarah Jessica Parker had even stepped foot in Carrie’s Manolos — I’m not ashamed to admit that rewatching the Halloween classic is still one of my favorite Fall rituals. The Sanderson Sisters were more naughty than nice, but if there’s anything they taught us, it’s that we’re all a little witchy. I’ve rounded up some of the most bewitching GIFs from the film to illustrate how we have more in common with the broom-wielding women than we might admit. What are you waiting for? Work, witch. Read more on Tres Sugar…
Mahat the Magician Prankster is Internet famous (to the tune of about 2.4 million YouTube followers) for his seemingly endless stream of prank videos. Some of his very best are part of the Drive Thru Magic Prank Series, which documents Rahat, or in some cases no Rahat (we’ll get to that later), playin’ tricks on fast food drive-through employees. The reactions, while certainly a heart attack liability, are almost always excellent. Just in time for the Halloween season to begin, Rahat cast a moving, driving skeleton in his latest video … [via Gawker]
Ami subscribes to a religion of her own creation called Spiritual Eclecticism. You are all welcome to join, by the way. Winona is a recent convert. It’s a non-denominational and free-form cult of one. The only requirement is that you regularly engage in rituals of your choosing for guidance and comfort. They can be adapted from New Age practices, religious ceremony or something funny you saw on “South Park.” The only caveat is that you feel a genuine connection with them. No need to wait for Halloween to stand out in the woods and summon the spirits of your ancestors — or whatever gets you there. In Spiritual Eclecticism, you practice your unique rituals year-round. Here are a few of our favorites to get you started. Feel free to rip them off or invent your own. It’s your world. Keep reading »
It’s that time of year again! With Halloween just around the corner, Nightmare Fear Factory in Niagara Falls, NY, considered to be one of the more legitimately scary haunted house attractions in the country, is back to scare the shit out anyone who dares walk through its doors — and to capture their ridiculously, hilariously frightened faces on film for our amusement. Click through for 18 of my favorites so far! [All photos via Nightmare Fear Factory]