Posts tagged "halloween"

Free Halloween Costumes Already Hanging In Your Closet

We’ve already showed you how fashion bloggers make insane Halloween costumes from clothes they already own, but we realize that not everyone has a wardrobe that can go from George Washington to Frida Kahlo in five minutes flat. Luckily, there are a few costumes that literally anyone can pull off without buying a thing. Don’t…

Lily Q / October 25, 2009

The Ultimate In Halloween Face Masks

So, I’m late to this train, but apparently, every year, MAC Cosmetics asks their artists from around the world to submit their fantasy Halloween makeup looks that can be recreated for you and me. (Sort of a great way to put in minimal effort on the Halloween front—they paint your face and you throw o…

Nina Carbone / October 25, 2009

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Smurfette

That evil Gargamel created Smurfette out of clay in order to create chaos at the all-dude Smurf village. Too bad the Smurfs don’t have much going on in the libido department, and instead of competing over her, they took her in as one of their own. After years of rocking semi-slutty Halloween costumes, I’m excited…

Kate Torgovnick/ / October 22, 2009

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Balloon Boy

If the universe were a fair place, the Balloon Boy caper would blow over by Halloween (har, har). But we all know we’re probably stuck with this kid for a while, so why not go trick-or-treating this October 31st dressed as the most famous 6-year-old on the planet, Falcon Heene? All it takes is a…

Jessica Wakeman / October 21, 2009

How A Fashion Blogger Does Halloween On The (Super) Cheap

You may know Jessica Schroeder, fashion blogger behind the site What I Wore, for her thrifty, feminine wardrobe and mad collection of tights, but girl’s got mad chops when it comes to creating super cheap costumes, too. All this week on her blog, she’s featuring daily Halloween costume ideas created almost entirely for free with…

Wendy Atterberry / October 20, 2009

3 DIY Halloween Costume Ideas

We’re still in a recession, people. This Halloween, costumes certainly don’t need to be purchased from those expensive pop-up stores. Besides, the most creative and innovative Halloween get-ups aren’t those that come from a box but rather from the imagination. And for everyone who’s not so skilled in thinking up their own DIYs, here are…

Bianca Posterli / October 19, 2009

Dog Dressed In Judge Judy Halloween Costume

I mean, the title of the post says it all, no? There’s just something about a dog in glasses, a wig and judge robe with its tongue sticking out that really gets our attention, ya know? If you know what’s good for ya, you’ll truck on over to The New York Daily News to see…

Erin Flaherty / October 19, 2009

The Halloween Inspiration Board: A New Jersey Housewife

Careening through life high on drama is best left to the ladies of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” But ripping off their Jersey girl style just for one night will do your bubbies proud! Lucky for you, it’s as easy as making a trip to my fair state’s biggest temple of worship (that’s “the…

Jessica Wakeman / October 19, 2009

Quick Pic: Pug Sushi Anyone?

Owner Lisa Woodruff poses with stepsister pugs Mochi and Olive in their sushi Halloween costumes. [10/4/09, Huntington Beach]…

Susannah Breslin / October 19, 2009

Haunted Attractions Across The Country

Watching a scary movie on Halloween is so lame. Instead, you should go out and mingle with the undead, ghosts, and ghouls as you get scared half to death at a haunted attraction. Today’s haunted houses, ships, mortuaries, and hayrides are nothing like the cheesy attractions at carnivals you might remember from your childhood. Nowadays,…

Annika Harris / October 18, 2009

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Matador

The other day I was walking down the street wearing a shirt with a frilly collar and black skinny jeans, and, suddenly, it hit me! If I put on a cropped jacket, some red knee socks, and carried around a red cape or blanket, I could fight bulls like there’s no tomorrow. Now, if only…

Catherine Strawn / October 16, 2009

Halloween Costume FAIL: Woman Arrested For Stealing Sexy Cop Outfit

Sure, we all know thousands, maybe millions of women want to don slutty Halloween costumes come Oct. 31, but what you might not have considered is that all that pleather and latex and crappy lace ain’t cheap, no matter how crappy it looks. One South Carolina woman was so driven to the brink of insanity…

Erin Flaherty / October 15, 2009

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Anna Wintour

If you’ve ever wanted to be truly feared, we’ve got the costume for you. We’re not talking “scary” in the way that zombies or pre-Twilight vampires are. That’s child’s play. We’re talking grown women (and men) crying in closets in your wake. For that kind of terror, Vogue editor Anna Wintour is your only option.

Lily Q / October 15, 2009

Halloween No-No: Bad Tattoo Costumes

Marisa at Needles and Sins, who we interviewed yesterday, has a terrific post on the most horrid of Halloween costumes: bad tattoos. If this Lydia the Tattooed Lady getup doesn’t disturb you, perhaps this Tattooed Dog costume will. “[W]hat’s really bugging me here [isn’t] that companies are making a buck mocking our art,” says Marisa.

Susannah Breslin / October 15, 2009

Which Dead Celeb Will You Contact At The Halloween Tweance?

I don’t know what you’re doing on Oct. 30, but I will (skeptically) be attending the first-ever Twitter séance—yes, a Twéance—led by British psychic Jayne Wallace. Séances have been going on in dark rooms with creepy lighting since the mid-1800s, but apparently the spirit-channeling ceremony is ready for a 21st century makeover. That’s why Angel…

Ami Angelowicz / October 14, 2009

What Not To Wear On Halloween If You’re A Guy

The Sexist has created another one of her hilarious roundups of the most horrifyingly awful, supposedly sexy Halloween costumes. This time, she takes on pseudo-sexy costumes for dudes, and they’re a real horror. (The worst of the “sexy” costumes for women is here.) While Sexy Pirate with a Big Sword and Sexy Cop in a…

Susannah Breslin / October 14, 2009

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Amelia Earhart

Amelias are hot s**t right now. There’s me, of course, and then there’s Amelia Earhart, the legendary female aviator who will be immortalized in a movie starring Hilary Swank later this year. Amelia’s style was already super fierce and I love a costume that allows me to buy pieces that I could wear again. Check…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 14, 2009

Go Trampy Trick-Or-Treating With Your Pet!

Because no dog should have to leave their sex appeal in their lingerie drawer, pet owners can now dress their furry friend in a slutty Halloween costume to match their own! Spoiled Rotten Doggies offers identical costumes for trampy ladies and their pooches — like Treasure Hunting Pirates (left) and Sexy French Maids! Lucca and…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 13, 2009

The Halloween Inspiration Board: Maryann Forrester From “True Blood”

Didn’t you just love to hate Maryann Forrester in season two of “True Blood“? Author Charlaine Harris has one helluva imagination, but it was creator/executive producer Alan Ball who brought Maryann to life. Even though she was a rather annoying villain (surprisingly, though, she was less annoying than Sookie Stackhouse), none of this season would…

Annika Harris / October 13, 2009

Costumes For Trick-Or-Treating Or Turning Tricks?

Halloween is the one time of year when grown women let their hair down and bring their hemlines up as they become risque revelers at parties and parades across the country. But raunchy costumes aren’t only for those above the age of consent this year. A growing trend at costume stores and websites is offering…

Annika Harris / October 12, 2009
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