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What’s that you say? You didn’t sit front row at a ton of fashion shows in September? How embarrassing for you. Disguise the shame for one evening by dressing as an “It Girl.” We can show you what to wear, but you’ll have to figure out how to do that bored expression on your own. READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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Remember the Eloise books by Kay Thompson about the mischievous child who lived in New York City’s Plaza Hotel? While you may have loved them as a kid, envision Eloise as a grown-up and all of a sudden she’s a sexy character to dress up as for Halloween—schoolgirl skirt, knee-highs, playful attitude (plus, you can’t… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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. READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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We can’t help but be fascinated by Sid Vicious’ ill-fated (not to mention ill-mannered) girlfriend. She was kind of like the Courtney Love of her time, except way less rich, famous and, if you can believe it, even more tragic. To get in the mood, blast Never Mind The Bollocks, watch “Sid and Nancy” on… READ MORE »


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With Tim Burton’s psychedelic version of “Alice in Wonderland” in the works, I’ve gotten newly excited about following a white rabbit down a rabbit hole. I don’t really want to be Alice cause she’s booooring, so I think I’m gonna be the Queen of Hearts this year. It’s a simple getup to put together. Get… READ MORE »


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Think of Julia Child and the word “sexy” might not come to mind. But then think about all you could do if she were suddenly a sexy Halloween costume. Imagine a short, coquettish apron to show off legs. And a spatula to punish naughty trick-or-treaters.
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Itching to dress up like a style dah-ling this Halloween? Dear old kooky Karl Lagerfeld is the obvious choice, but who wants to be obvious on arguably the most important fashion day of the year? Trust me: heads will turn if you arrive at your Halloween fete dressed as classic Coco herself. We prefer the… READ MORE »


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I bought a long, red trench at a thrift store a couple years ago, and, without fail, I get called Carmen Sandiego every time I wear it. Dressing up as your favorite educational villain is simple if you already own a red trench — or want to buy one to wear on days other than… READ MORE »


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Rachel Zoe’s large-sunglassed visage has become a ubiquitous image. Her tent dresses are recognizable from yards away. And that mane of wavy blond hair has been copied by Midwesterners and starlets alike. Why not add to all the Zoe worship on Halloween by being her? But you’ve kind of got to take it to the… READ MORE »


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With the Spike Jonze movie opening this month, the book and film’s child hero is likely to be one of this year’s most popular costumes. But you don’t need to run out and buy Opening Ceremony’s $600+ costume. I’m going to keep my hands exposed and paint my nails silver, and added a little more… READ MORE »


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The remake of “Fame” comes out in two days and we are getting our spandex ready. Join us after the jump. … READ MORE »


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Folk legend Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary may have been a revolutionary artist but she always managed to make fighting the Man look pretty damn good, too. She passed away yesterday after an ongoing battle with leukemia, but her particular brand of laid-back cool lives on. … READ MORE »


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On this day some 47 years ago, the world lost one hell of a saucy minx. We’re talking, of course, about Marilyn Monroe, the buxom blonde icon to end all icons who shagged movie stars, baseball players and presidents alike. (Allegedly, of course.) In an effort to bring out that little bit of Marilyn in… READ MORE »


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From “Public Enemies” to the upcoming “Bonnie and Clyde” remake (starring Hillary Duff, blech), one thing is clear: the gun moll look is in. We’ll help you get the look without a gun permit. … READ MORE »