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When you think of “Sesame Street”‘s Big Bird, you might not automatically think “sexy.” But, ah, that’s where you’d be wrong. If this year’s sexy adult Halloween costumes are any indication, Big Bird is very sexy. After the jump, 10 more strange-as-hell “sexy” costumes. And tell us: What’s the weirdest, most inappropriate “sexy” Halloween costume you’ve ever seen?
- Two Greek societies at Duke University sent Halloween party invitations to students that some say are inappropriate. Fraternity Sigma Nu implored women to dress as “a slutty nurse, a slutty doctor, a slutty schoolgirl, or just a total slut,” while Alpha Delta Pi’s email read, “Dear bitches, I mean witches.” (Note: Alpha Delta Pi is a sorority, but the Daily News article describes it as a “the off-campus fraternity Alpha Delta Pi.”) I don’t know, but I don’t find this that offensive. It’s just Halloween, people. [New York Daily News]
- Clark Atlanta University will open The Domestic Violence Prevention Leadership Academy at its school of social work, partially with funding from Verizon, to train students to research the issue. [Atlanta Journal Constitution]
- TIME spoke with Dr. Warren Hern, the last remaining abortion provider who publicly admits to doing late-term abortions. “I have been committed to this work since I started in 1973. I will continue doing it,” Hern said. “The people who disagree should leave me alone. It is the clear policy of the American anti-abortion movement to kill every doctor who does abortions. It is not a secret.” [TIME]
Yesterday, we read a heartwarming story about a mother who supported her five-year-old son’s “gay” costume choice. But a mother of a 12-year-old boy in Arizona wasn’t so understanding when her son wanted to go trick-or-treating as “gay Justin Bieber.” The mother grounded her son for his “disrespectful” costume choice. And the boy retaliated against this costume censorship by pulling a knife on his mom and threatening to kill her. That’s when the police were notified and the boy was arrested. OK, this is awful. Acknowledged. But I am still trying to figure out what a “gay Justin Bieber” costume would look like. Anyone? It must have been really intense to spark an act of extreme ‘tween disobedience. But then again, J-Biebs just seems to illicit insanity in ‘tweens. [AZ Central] Keep reading »
Halloween! A day for children to get dressed up like anyone or anything they want to be, rewarded with candy and compliments. Well, not always. What do to if your youngster innocently wants to wear a costume that challenges narrow-minded gender expectations? Like, say in the case of “Boo,” a 5-year-old boy who decided he wanted to be Daphne (a female) from “Scooby Doo.” If you’re Boo’s mom, you buy him that costume and take him to school all decked out in his finery and find yourself fielding judgment from other mothers who are appalled that a parent would dare to allow such a thing. Boo’s mom, who blogs under the name Cop’s Wife at the blog Nerdy Apple Bottom, wrote an incredibly heartwarming and inspiring “rant” (for lack of a better word) about the experience that I think is necessary reading for parents (and human beings in general), at a time when bullying of those who are “different” is getting nationwide attention. Read some of what she had to say after the jump … Keep reading »
American Apparel is having a Halloween costume contest, and submissions close today. Regardless of how you feel about the company, the kids’ Halloween costume competition is totally adorable. Take, for example, this mummy toddler, Ryland from the UK. We’re also fans of mini-Mr. T, this tiny Incredible, and the beastly Max. So far, I believe, 3-year-old Bella the owl is the leader in the kids voting category. So cute! [American Apparel] Keep reading »
Dang! Ask and you guys seriously deliver. Thanks to so so so many of you for sending us your Halloween costume pics — you all looked amazing. Though I’m totally going as Shredded Wheat next year … Keep clicking to see 28 more Frisky reader costumes!
Janet Jackson hit up the Lanvin Halloween party wearing a costume that we bet was easy to put together. Her masculine-inspired clothes and hat look like items she could have had in her closet already. A cigar and a swipe of black eyeliner over her red pout completed the look. [NYC, 10/29/10] Keep reading »