Halloween Archive

Children's fancy dress costumes still a danger, say British fire chiefs

UK fire chiefs are warning parents of the potential dangers of children’s fancy dress costumes in the run-up to Halloween and Bonfire night. The Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA) claimed there have been no improvements to safety legislation over the outfits – still classified as toys rather than clothing – despite the torrent of negative publicity triggered by the 2014 fire that seriously injured the …

Creepy clowns, Rattata and Trump: Halloween 2016 costume inspiration

Clown Nothing about this Halloween is going to plan. First, one of the most popular costumes is basically an ageing My Chemical Romance fan (Suicide Squad’s Harley Quinn) and an online troll (the guy from V for Vendetta slash Jack White in Get Behind Me Satan-era White Stripes). Second, the innocent tradition of dressing up like a clown has taken a turn for the John …

23 One-and-Done Costumes to Shop From Your Favorite Stores

If you’re not into buying a bag costume or getting crafty with a DIY, you can still throw together a totally stylish outfit for your Halloween celebrations. In truth, all it takes is one standout item — something that makes it clear exactly what you are, all with minimal effort. These 23 pieces aren’t only the easiest Halloween costume ideas — possibly ever — they’re …

Hailey Baldwin and Kendall and Kylie Jenner Are Already Brainstorming Their Halloween Costumes

We can’t 100 percent confirm what Hailey Baldwin and the rest of the supermodel pack’s being for Halloween. We can, however, speculate. I hung out with Hailey last night while she and Joan Smalls promoted their new Karl Lagerfeld campaign. Before we chatted about the ad, we talked all things dressing up and also tossed around a few ideas. Hailey will probably party with her …

Make: "Mad scientist test-tube rack"

Make: “Mad scientist test-tube rack” / Boing Boing John Park, the maker’s maker, explains in detail how to make this glowing mad scientist test-tube rack that you can use as a Hallowe’en decoration and/or household mood light. The project uses a Feather microcontroller to shine UV LEDs into test-tubes filled with water doped with elements that fluoresce under UV.  …

Spooky Batnado socks

They’re $10 for knee-highs or midcalf, 58% cotton, 40% polyester, 2% spandex. Love the design! (via The Everyday Goth) report this ad The developers behind the hotly anticipated Shadow Warrior 2 have gone on record explaining why they didn’t add DRM to their new title: they themselves hate DRM, and understand that DRM disproportionately inconveniences legit customers, not pirates who play cracked versions …

10 Power Women So Stylish, They Deserve Their Own Halloween Costume

We’ve got every reason to channel our favorite power women when we’re off to work or headed to an event, so why not extend the inspiration to Halloween? This year, we’re giving up the sexy pirate for a stylish look that’s much more modest. Here, you’ll find 10 iconic ladies who make us want to slip into wrap dresses, sophisticated pumps, and coats, all to …

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

If you want to jazz up your pumpkin seeds, sprinkle with spices such as smoked paprika, cumin, or chile powder before they go into the oven. Method 1 Cut pumpkin, scrape out seeds, rinse: Cut open the pumpkin by cutting a circle around the stem end with a sharp knife (knife blade angled in), and pulling off the top. Use a strong metal spoon to …

Lauren Conrad's Halloween Costume Might Just Be Prettier Than Her Wedding Dress

Lauren Conrad‘s Instagram page is like one big, dreamy mood board. So it’s no surprise that when she shared a sneak peek at her Halloween costume, the snap fit right in. All we know so far is that her hand-sewn look will be made of tulle. Right now, we’re guessing she’s going as a ballerina, but that’s just based on the single strip of baby …

44 Stylish DIY Costumes That Are Just Too Easy

Come Oct. 30, you don’t want to be stuck still figuring out exactly what to wear for Halloween. Armed with your own wardrobe full of great pieces and a few inspiring ideas, whipping up a stylish costume is about to be totally painless (no, this isn’t a trick). Whether you’re into a fashion-forward costume or a one-and-done look is more your style, these 44 easy …