Sarah Palin‘s been the Halloween costume du jour for the last couple years, and sometimes it takes a little rouge to go rogue. Which is to say: men can dress as Palin, too. And they do, completing their ensembles with fake plastic guns and fake plastic babies. Here are ten of the best examples. More
Walking through the train station this morning, I overheard a woman say, “It’s time to start thinking about Christmas.” I wanted to grab her by the shoulder and shake her, screaming that it’s only the beginning of October. Christmas is almost three months away and it’s definitely not time to start thinking about it!
It is, however, high time we all start considering Halloween. The line between a good Lady Gaga costume and a bad Lady Gaga costume is thin — sometimes the outfit can be more hilarious and over-the-top for its utter shoddiness. But only sometimes. Here are the 10 worst-but-kinda-best Lady Gaga costumes floating around the Internet. More
Halloween’s coming up next month and we thought we’d get a jump on things by giving you advice on what to absolutely, definitely not wear. You should not, under any circumstances, wear these taped-together Homer Simpson and Mr. Burns costumes. More
Dogs are great and turtles are great, so dogs who would rather be turtles are therefore extra super great. And it turns out there are a whole bunch of them! Anyone know a good plastic surgeon? More
This is a WTF in the truest sense of the term: A guy dressed up in a giant pink dog costume (with sunglasses, natch) expressing his tepid feelings about Richard Gere via an enormous flashcard. Are we supposed to honk if we agree? Too enthusiastic? How about shrug half-heartedly if we agree. More
We love cats and we love dinosaurs. We wanted to give you a gallery of dinosaurs dressed as cats, but the security guards at the Museum of Natural History did not find our plan very amusing. So here’s the next best thing: cats dressed as dinos. Feline Stego and T-Rex with whiskers — aww! More
You may remember last week’s post titled “American Apparel Wants to Destroy Halloween” about the shop’s gallery of incredibly lazy costumes. Not convinced that the extreme half-assedness of their dress-up options was sufficiently addressed, the fine folks over at Am Ap took it upon themselves to send an “emergency costume” in a bag over to our offices. Looking over the t-shirt, dress and sparkly leggings combo, we would have gone with “abstract costume” instead, but who are we to question the logic of Dov Charney. Inspired more by the bag than anything else, we created what is sure to be a staple of Halloween costumes for years to come: Slutty Baghead. Follow our (admittedly also half-assed) instructions and make one of your own. More
What’s that, young hipster? You don’t have a Halloween costume yet? Fear not, for American Apparel is here to help you out with dress-up options pulled from their own clothing line — how generous! For example, did you know that putting your hair in a scrunchee means you’re dressed as a “slumber party”? And a white sweater coupled with white tights makes you the moon! (The moon is rolling over in its, um, orbit of the earth.) More
We received a press release about this exclusive! angry-steward-who-flipped-the-bird-on-a-Jet-Blue-flight costume made by a place called Ricky’s NYC. It comes with a shirt, a tie, and a Bandaid — and it’s only $39.99. Boy, that sounds like the deal of a lifetime for something that also doubles as a just-a-regular-steward costume. More
We’ve poked fun at San Diego’s Comic-Con before, but this weekend at its New York equivalent, held at the Javits Center on the West Side Highway, we were struck by an epiphany. Sure, there were the usual dorks, geeks, and fanboys lining up to meet Bruce Campbell or see a panel on My Super Psycho 16 Part 2, but there were also a ton of hot ladies, dressed up like a Manga fetishist’s wet dream.
We’ve been to Fashion Week here in NYC, where girls that look like wire hangers show off clothes that women of regular proportions could never hope to fit into. Here at Comic-Con, the outfits may have been more superhero than runway, but were no less appealing or sexy…and were made for every sized woman in mind. Eat your heart out boys, Halloween has come early this year, and these ladies are ready to kick your ass. More
Want to look sexy yet original this Halloween? Already have that perfect idea in mind? But oh no, what if your costume requires pants? Don’t fret, Mariah Carey has got you completely (er, semi-completely) covered. This glittery diva is a Halloween pro and she knows how to coax any costume in the world out of its slacks. More
Want to put together that perfect celeb-based costume, but not sure you have all the elements down? Never fear: Crushable’s going to help you take on the best in Hollywood Halloween with our DIY costume kits. First up, check out our guide to creating one of this year’s most in-demand looks: the Snooki. More
Rachel Bilson’s dressing as Miss Piggy for Halloween - Adorable! Rachel’s already tracked down the wig and snout for her Muppet costume. Now all she needs is a fur coat. (Just Jared)