Still stumped on what to dress up as this Halloween? Why not pick something timely and politically witty? Created by a woman (whaaaaaat?) this handy Binder Full of Women costume allows you to envelope yourself or a woman you know in a handy Trapper Keeper-like device. Bind yourself and others in this larger-than-life binder, that includes velcro closures and is made of lightweight foamcore. I’m thinking of decorating my binder full of women in Lisa Frank-style rainbows, unicorns and pegusi (that’s what you call more than one pegasus, right?), and filling my binder with some of my fave ladies — women like Hillary Clinton and Barbara Boxer or whatever. How would you fill your binder? [$22.99, Binder Full Of Women Costume]
Surprise, surprise: Cats really don’t care about your Halloween. That doesn’t mean we can’t laugh at them in stupid costumes, though. So, here are 18 cats all dressed up and totally miserable about it.
Hands down Halloween is my fave holiday. Sure, I usually dress like a freak from another universe on any given day, but I like when I get to blend in on October 31st. I’ve already been heavily preparing my costume by eating my way through two bags of candy this week. This year, I’m going to fill out my costume with some extra booty— or as I’ve taken to calling it, flava boom. Although I can’t decide what to be: an Olympic synchronized swimmer or Dolly Parton, again.
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In the spirit of Halloween, we thought it would be fun to match up the signs with the mythical creature that best embodies their personality. Which sign is a seductive siren? Which sign burns to ashes before being reborn? And which sign is a clever, mischievous pixie? Read on to find out, and have fun learning a little more about your sign and the mythical creature it’s connected to!
Halloween parties are a special breed of social gathering. Everyone’s wearing costumes, which makes the whole thing much more exciting (and confusing), plus there’s usually copious amounts of spiked punch to be consumed, “Monster Mash” dancing to do, and cheesy pickup lines to be attempted. Overall, it’s one of the most unpredictable nights of the year. One thing you can always count on, though, is that you’ll meet these nine people on the Halloween party circuit… Keep reading »
You may think you’ve got your scary Halloween costume all figured out, but have you put thought into all the tiny details? Like, say, your nails? Because no zombie we’ve ever heard of crawled out of a grave with a perfectly polished set of French tips. Here are some truly grotesque manicures to inspire you…
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Every year for Halloween, I used to dress up as a gypsy. I was a lazy little kid, I guess, and I didn’t want to make some complicated costume. So I just put on a long skirt and a bunch of my mom’s jewelry and wrapped a bandana around my head, and people were like, “Are you a hippie?” And I was like, “Obviously not. I’m wearing a sash. Come on, people.”
One year, when I was being a gypsy and I was trick-or-treating with a pirate, a witch, and Simba in the sprawling ranch house development lower-income suburban New Jersey had conveniently provided us with, I saw my babysitter, dressed as a devil. But she didn’t look like a scary devil. She looked like some other kind of devil I’d never imagined. It was weird. I wondered if when I got to be older, as old as 14 say, if I’d wear things like that, with my belly showing even though it was cold. I wondered if Halloween was different when you were my babysitter’s age. Keep reading »
The 1993 Disney Halloween comedy “Hocus Pocus” is straight-up one of my favorite movies of all time. I assume everyone has seen it already, but if not, I wouldn’t want to ruin it for you — you just have to watch it, with or without the under-16 audience for which it’s intended. Halloween may be just around the corner, but I’m not spooked to admit that I seek to channel a little bit of “Hocus Pocus” every day of the year (it does star the future Carrie Bradshaw, after all). You can cop the hip witch look, too — just add chunky jewelry and black boots and go, no broomstick required. Keep reading »
If you’re looking for couples’ Halloween costumes that will really get people talking, look no further than the year in pop culture for fodder. I’ve purposefully left Fifty Shades of Grey off the list because I heard that it topped the list of the trendy costumes. And … well, NO. I refuse. We can come up with something else. You don’t need to be Anastasia and Christian. Here are a few other couples’ costume ideas and some tips for how to make them happen.