A few years ago, a vaguely goth friend of mine got engaged to her boyfriend, who is so gothtastic that his name might as well be Azrael. The two of them planned a pretty non-traditional wedding—they wanted to fly to Transylvania and get hitched in a haunted castle. But when they told their parents this, their plans got the kabosh. They ended up getting married in Ohio, instead. Today, I saw another story about a spooky wedding dream that got the smackdown. Lisa Panensky and Jim Nieves have been planning their wedding for over a year. They signed a contract to exchange their vows in the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow, NY, which you may remember from Washington Irving’s creepy tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. But when the reverend heard this week that they planned to play the theme song from “The Munsters” during their ceremony and that they were going to wear costumes, he canceled their wedding and sent them a refund. What a party pooper. What’s a Halloween-loving couple to do? [AOL] Keep reading »
Need a little last-minute extra inspiration for your Halloween costuming? Pipeline has exactly what you need with all the spookiest style looks hot off the haute couture runways. If you’re tired of the usual costume options, these over-the-top looks not meant for All Hallow’s Eve may get your creative juices flowing. Whether your alter ego is a witch, a zombie, or a clown, you’ll look damn good doing it like these ghoulish gals. [Pipeline] Keep reading »
It’s no wonder Lady Gaga has reportedly gone bankrupt four times because quite a bit goes into her extravagant everyday looks. Homegirl loves her crazier-the-better accessories! After the jump we’ve got the deets for how to get the perfect Lady Gaga costume with things possibly in your closet already and items you could totally wear again (either with more clothing or while role-playing). Keep reading »
Kate Gosselin is so hot right now; you may already have her fabu hairdo. Or you might have a raccoon that digs through your trash that inspired you to be her for Halloween. Whether you worship the cable TV mother of the year or just have a lot of spare kids to dress up in costumes, here’s how you can recreate her reality-show chic on the cheap. Now that Kate’s back on the market and it’s Halloween, what better time to slut it up like a reality television fame whore?! Keep reading »
Not everyone enjoys dressing in costume for Halloween, but that doesn’t you need to be a total Debbie Downer and wear your normal clothes on Saturday, either. Jewelry of the spider, bat, or vampire varieties is the easiest way to acknowledge it’s Oct. 31 without donning a full-on costume.
If you’d like to take things up a notch without putting on a “sexy fill-in-the-blank” outfit, go for these spider knee highs. They’d look great — elegant even — with a simple black dress. And unless your skirt is lady-of-the-night short, only your suitor, perhaps dressed as Prince Charming, will be privy to the spiders’ webs at the top of the socks. [Pyramid Collection via Trend de la Crème] Keep reading »
At this point, I’ve experienced my share of Halloweens, and I’ve worn my share of wacky costumes. I’ve been a geisha girl (I even wore geta), a witch (it was hard to breathe through that green plastic mask), a deranged prom queen (I wrote “Heterosexual Imperative” across my forehead for a reason I can no longer recall — it was college, what can I say?), Loana from “One Million Years B.C.” (my then-boyfriend handmade me a fur miniskirt and matching bikini top out of a vintage fur coat), a ghost (a sheet with holes for eyes — a last minute kind of thing), a creature from outer space (green and white striped Dr. Denton pajamas with feet, huge green sunglasses, and a green knit hat with a pom-pom), Dido (with a sword that I had “fallen” on and blood), and many more. What were you and what are you going to be this year? Confess your Halloween best in the comments! Keep reading »
Almost Halloween or extreme fetishism? Designer Jaiden rVa James’ SM hoods will put your eye out. [10/26/09, London] Keep reading »
I want to hate this costume because it doesn’t represent the ’90′s riot grrl scene at all (think: underground feminist punk like Bikini Kill, Sleater-Kinney, Bratmobile). But I’d much rather have my little niece go as a botched riot grrl for Halloween than Noah Cyrus‘ sexy witch with dominatrix boots get-up! [HalloweenCostumes4U] Keep reading »
Our photo service, Splash News, says this is a photo of Suri Cruise and Katie Holmes shopping for Halloween costumes. Since we don’t see any costumes in this pic, we’re wondering what little Suri is going to be for Halloween:
- Baby Maverick from “Top Gun”?
- A princess? (She’s got the outfits for it!)
- Baby “Risky Business”?
- Shiloh Jolie-Pitt?
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