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Turkey, Pie, Football, Costumes and Trick-or-Treat! Wait.

Halloween and Thanksgiving are two of the slipperiest holidays in the American tradition. Costumed masquerading and trick-or-treating used to happen on Thanksgiving, while Halloween was mostly devoted to vandalism. As Americans did they best to stamp out the vandalism, they also cleaned up the unruly traditions of Turkey Day, banishing the Thanksgiving Ragamuffins to October. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Nov 23, 2014 - 10 comments

This is a “sexy BA” at best.

Women with actual PhDs review 'sexy PhD costume' on Amazon.
posted by SkylitDrawl on Nov 2, 2014 - 48 comments

Express yourself sexually in an ill-fitting wig.

The Cut presents 14 Halloween costume hookup stories. Something Awful's FASHION SWAT on costumes for cats.
posted by The Whelk on Oct 31, 2014 - 33 comments

Heroes of Cosplay's Holly Conrad's Advice on Dressing up for Halloween

just remember that it’s “all about passion about your character, what you can wear to connect with people on a different level of being a fan of something. Cosplay and Halloween can be merged together for a better world!”
posted by danabanana on Oct 27, 2014 - 18 comments

That New Costume Smell

If you were a child in the 70s who dreamed of being Boss Hogg or an 80s baby desperate to be a Rubik’s Cube, your dream could come true for less than $5. For that was the Golden Age of Ben Cooper and Collegeville Costume. Relive their glory days by perusing some vintage catalogs. [more inside]
posted by jrossi4r on Oct 23, 2014 - 61 comments

Horse Fancy Dress Ideas

Do you have a horse that you want to dress up in a costume but can't decide which costume? Then check out the Horse Fancy Dress ideas blog. [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Dec 20, 2013 - 26 comments

Was the tooth fairy a stripper?

Women from the DC Youth Poetry Slam Team have a thing or two to say about women's costumes and the choice to be a sexy nurse or a mother-fucking monster. (transcript)
posted by drlith on Nov 1, 2013 - 99 comments

"I've been coasting on 'great idea' costumes for the last ten years."

Rob Cockerham (MeFi's own!) is quite the mad genius when it comes to making Halloween costumes. This year's offering, perhaps inspired by his vacation in April, is his most complexly detailed masterpiece yet. Presenting: the making of The Happiest Costume On Earth.
posted by radwolf76 on Oct 25, 2013 - 38 comments

Which Is Creepier: Mom's Costume, or the One In the Box From the Store?

Josh Clark from the Stuff You Should Know Podcast, has put together two amazing galleries of old Halloween costumes. Really old, homemade costumes, and Seventies and Eighties costumes.
posted by Toekneesan on Oct 10, 2013 - 49 comments

Haunted Air

"The perishing of fabrics and the rotting of early rubber, due to chemical instabilities and damp conditions, create new and sinister, puzzling abnormalities. Time and repeated wear have caused a beautiful metamorphosis, never intended or imagined by the maker." Haunted Air: "A glimpse of how the old, weird America celebrated All-Hallows Eve."
posted by billypilgrim on Oct 25, 2011 - 24 comments

You know who else liked Halloween?

From National Geographic News, October 29, 2010Halloween Costume Pictures: Spooky Styles a Century Ago. In 1918, American kids, witches, and swastikas were cute.
posted by cenoxo on Oct 31, 2010 - 16 comments

you look so absurd, you look so obscene

From the obscure reference, to the sexy obscure reference, WTF Costumes proves that if you have a Halloween costume idea, someone has probably already thought of it. [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Oct 17, 2010 - 49 comments

Cockeyed gets its costume on

Rob Cockerham is no stranger to giant Halloween costume projects (and no stranger to MeFi). Every year he famously chronicles his costume builds (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) including everything from idea to final design. This year we not only get to see how his "Money you save with Geico" costume went together, he also published shots from other bay area halloween costume builders (now that's a sub-genre) including the awesome Tauntaun that beat him and the Transformers Bumblebee costume that took ten months to create and went all the way to win in Las Vegas costume contests.
posted by mathowie on Nov 24, 2009 - 34 comments

21 Halloween costumes that will not get you laid

21 Halloween costumes that will not get you laid. Probably NSFW. Looking through these, I'm sensing a certain theme. 21 fun, ad-choked clicks. sorry.
posted by Slithy_Tove on Oct 31, 2009 - 58 comments

What a great homemade witch costume! Um, you were supposed to be a princess? Oh.

Halloween is lurking ever nearer, and you need costumes and home decorations. Even if you're not as crafty as a witch, Halloween is a good time to start because the results are supposed to look deformed and grotesque. And you're dreaming of a green Halloween. Fortunately I just happen to have a few links to get you started. This garlic wreath could help you keep the vampires away, and this eyeball wreath may work on everyone else. For a geek-style Halloween, make a Mac-o-lantern. You could also decorate the house with a vinyl record cat clock, tin can candle lanterns, a ghost mobile, CD cat coasters, or a skeleton doll made out of old socks. For outdoor decorations, lawn tombstones can be made out pizza boxes and old newspapers, a skeleton out of old plastic containers, and there could be a ghost or two hanging about. You could adorn yourself with a skeleton brooch made out of tin cans, and if you've got old clothes or linens lying about the children in your life might like a few cute monsters to cuddle. If your kids (or you) have finally outgrown dolls, give the dolls a zombie makeover. For costume ideas, check out the Daily Green's list of the best recycled costumes on the Web, then send the kids trick or treating with pumpkin or black cat canisters. Just please be careful with those shears and x-acto knives or the blood and gore on your costume may be a little too organic.
posted by orange swan on Oct 24, 2008 - 28 comments

A More Palatable Proposal

Yes We Can (eat babies)!
posted by youarenothere on Oct 7, 2008 - 41 comments

W... T... F???

A top immigration official has apologized after awarding 'most original costume' to a Homeland Security Department employee who dressed in prison stripes, dreadlocks and dark makeup for a Halloween gathering at the agency. [more inside]
posted by Artifice_Eternity on Nov 6, 2007 - 50 comments

Playable PacMan Arcade Cabinet Costume

In honor of Halloween, the greatest costume ever: a playable Pac Man arcade cabinet.
posted by jonson on Oct 31, 2006 - 24 comments

When In Rome...

Attention all precociously edgy kids: Have you bought your costume yet?
Your parents may insist on insist on something a bit tamer...
posted by hermitosis on Sep 10, 2006 - 40 comments

2004's Scariest Halloween Costumes.

2004's Scariest Halloween Costumes. A do-it-yourself guide to this season's quickest, least expensive, and spooky-ookiest halloween costumes. My personal favorites are: Florida's Electronic Touch-Screen Voting Machines, The Littlest Prisoner at Abu Ghraib and Jenna Bush's Liver.
posted by Brilliantcrank on Oct 28, 2004 - 24 comments

Tasteless Costume Ball

Snatch first prize at a Halloween party! There's plenty of, umm, interesting costumes over at Ronjo. The kids' ones aren't of the pimp and ho caliber, but the doggie pimp is excellent. Or you could just become a prophylactic superhero in your spare time.
posted by bbrown on Aug 23, 2004 - 15 comments

wanna see something SCARY?

mr. deadguy / biomorphs / death studios / ghastly creations / lubatti designs / nfx studios / monster mayhem / the monster lab / twisted toybox / 1313
posted by crunchland on Oct 20, 2003 - 16 comments

It's a madhouse!

It's not too early to think about Hallowe'en. This year, why not go as Dr. Zira?
posted by plinth on Sep 20, 2003 - 5 comments

Inarguably, I think, using contact lenses solely to change the way you look

Inarguably, I think, using contact lenses solely to change the way you look (for halloween, perhaps) is a wonders-of-technology experience, one that reached critical mass some time ago. There have been cases of permanent injury, though, and the NY Times reports that the F.D.A. is cracking down. How great is the risk, and can it be mitigated? (Other than, you know, by actaully getting them via perscription.)
posted by Tlogmer on Oct 29, 2002 - 21 comments

Snake bags

Snake bags and mullet wigs does not a costume make. I thought Halloween was supposed to be about looking scary to keep the evil spirits away? I also dislike the idea of buying a costume - seems disingenuous. Slightly more inside...
posted by bradlauster on Oct 15, 2001 - 5 comments

Student reprimanded for dressing as Jesus for Hallowe'en

Student reprimanded for dressing as Jesus for Hallowe'en but students dressed as Satan and Hitlet are left alone. [via Fark] (Gratuitous self-blog: Been there, done that, wore the muslin loincloth)
posted by plinth on Nov 6, 2000 - 8 comments

I've seen a lot of photos of peoples' costumes from this past Halloween, but this guy's costume is far and above the best one I've seen.
posted by mathowie on Nov 20, 1999 - 0 comments

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