October is officially here, which means it’s time to break out the horror flicks, the costumes, the pumpkins and of course, your scary movie collection. Scary movies are just better in October. You can curl up with a blanket (because it’s perfect blanket weather), a pumpkin pie and a little Norman Bates ,and that is an ideal night. Plus there are 31 nights to scare yourself!
However, there are many things that horror movies do for us besides terrify us and force us to sleep with one eye open (and sometimes even a light on). Scary movies can actually teach us many things. They teach us that locking yourself in a room when the murderer is in a house is really stupid, and they also show you not to investigate a scary situation. (Seriously! Why do they all want to explore the basements and the attics?! No thanks.) Read more on YourTango.com…
October 31 is just around the corner, so I’ve begun looking for the perfect Halloween costume to trump last year’s “Sexy French Fries.” While browsing Yandy.com— which basically has every scandalous costume known to man— I found a ton of totally non-sexy characters and things that have been sexed up and, for some reason, turned into Halloween costumes. I’m all for slutty animals and sexy storybook characters, but the line needs to be drawn somewhere. Probably here.
Dogs and babies have the same effect on me as old people: They’re adorable and I often find myself wanting to take them home. So when I found out that TJ.Maxx and Marshalls will be selling matching Halloween costumes for babies and pups, my uterus almost exploded. I know petnapping and kidnapping is illegal, so if I could just borrow someone’s child and puppy on October 31st that would be greatly appreciated. Here are some of my favorite matching sets from both affordable brands above, along with some others. (Also, after the jump, scroll down to see the cutest GIF of your life.) Keep reading »
I thought I wanted to be a slightly skanky Elsa from “Frozen” for Halloween this year, until this happened. HalloweenCostumes.com has created a DIY guide to making your own 3-Breasted Woman Halloween Costume, and all you need is some rubber boobs, pink fabric, a shower curtain, scissors, hot glue gun and a wig. Even though the real three-boobed woman, Jasmine Tridevil, turned out to be a hoax, we can still dream of the day when ladies can frolic around with as many breasts as they want, free of judgement. Check out the DIY tutorial here, and, while you’re at it, you might as well sing your third boob a love song. Before you know it, you’ll be the breast dressed … er, best dressed … at the costume party.
I know Halloween is over, but evidence is still surfacing of the biggest costume gaffes of the holiday. Case in point: two British college students, Amber Langford and Annie Collinge, ended up on the cover of The Sun for their ill-advised “sexy 9/11″ costumes — complete with American flags, smoke, flames and people jumping to their death.
No one is sure what the 19-year-old Chester University students were thinking when they entered a Halloween costume competition in these offensive get-ups. Worst part: they won contest. How? Even worse part: One of their fathers is a pilot who flies planes in the US. Huh?
Both the club and the university are investigating the incident. In the meantime, Amber and Annie have issued an apology for what may be the most ill-advised costume choice of the year. “We never meant to be offensive, but we apologize if any offense was caused. The idea was to depict a modern-day horror that happened in our lifetime and was not intended as a joke,” they said.
That still doesn’t explain what the hell they were thinking. You can see another picture of their fallen Twin Towers costumes after the jump. [Gawker] Keep reading »
Wait one second, Fat-Shaming Trick-Or-Treat Lady! Before you claim the Worst House To Visit On Halloween Award, we have another contender! This past Halloween night, some trick-or-treaters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, discovered anti-abortion business card-sized literature amongst their bounty of Reese’s peanut butter cups, M&Ms and Starbursts. The cards are printed with pictures of fetuses alongside messages like “I am not a clump of cells, I am a human being,” “Am I not human?” and “53 million killed.” What a waste of paper! And not just because the anti-choice messaging is crap. I mean, clearly the pamphlets come as a complete disappointment to kids who expected candy and instead got finger cuts. Even a goddamn Mounds would be better! But I can’t imagine any parent who’s actually on the fence about abortion would be impressed by tactics like this. I mean, they went out for a nice evening trick-or-treating with their little Snow White or whatever and ended the night having to explain what abortion is to a six-year-old. I’m sure that really swayed them. [via Jezebel]