Put a Cardigan On It: How to Make a Beautiful Actress Less Beautiful

When a film calls for a beautiful actress to temporarily not look like a beautiful actress, filmmakers are met with a conundrum. There's a fine line they need to toe. They don't want to go all Charlize Theron in Monster, with the prosthetics and fake teeth, but the actress needs to look like she's made some sort of… » 7/25/14 3:40pm 7/25/14 3:40pm

​Can You Guess Which TV Shows These Costumes Belong To?


Yesterday marked the opening of the 8th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design Exhibit, a cool look at some of the iconic costumes from various television series. Costume Designer and showcase curator Mary Rose said that the items she chose weren't just about Emmy nominations, but what she liked. As … » 7/20/14 4:47pm 7/20/14 4:47pm

Could You Afford Your Very Own Figure Skating Costume? (Probably Not.)

With a couple note-worthy exceptions, figure skating has always seemed like a rich girl sport. The girls I knew who could afford to do it were always the ones with highest, most shiny of ponytails who, in the winter, wore headbands instead of hats and had really nice ski jackets. Their parents could spend money on… » 2/14/14 12:30pm 2/14/14 12:30pm

Miss USA Dressed as Optimus Prime Because America

Apparently the National Costume Competition of the Miss Universe Pageant is largely a crash course in cultural stereotypes. While some contestants donned more traditional clothing from their home countries, others created extravagant costumes roughly inspired by their heritage. And Miss USA showcased two of the most… » 11/04/13 2:20pm 11/04/13 2:20pm

Dress As Slutty As You Want This Halloween, Just Don't Act Like A Dick

Much has been made of Halloween's gradual transformation from a holiday that exists as a way to commemorate our ancient superstitions about ghosts into a holiday that exists as a way to get hepatitis from a sexy nurse costume that came in a clear plastic bag and cost $65. But quibbling over whether it's okay to go… » 10/29/13 5:30pm 10/29/13 5:30pm

Color Contact Lenses Could Cause Cornea Ulcers, Other Horrors

Just a heads up, but if you were planning the perfect lizard/cat-person costume this year for Halloween, you might want to consider forgoing the hyper-creepy vertical-slit pupil contact lenses that will really put your getup over the edge. It’s just not worth it because (spoiler alert) you could scratch your cornea… » 10/25/13 1:40pm 10/25/13 1:40pm

Student Petitions Slutoween Store to Carry a Few Non-Slutty Costumes

High school senior Maya is fed up with her local halloween superstore, Party City, only carrying slutty slut costumes for sluts. She's fine that the slut costumes exist, but she wants some fucking CHOICE. Maybe she just wants to be a meatball, and not a sexy meatball. Give her the regular meatball costume, Party… » 10/24/13 9:30am 10/24/13 9:30am

Celebrate Slutoween With the Daily Show's Giant Vagina Costume

Last night on the Daily Show, Senior Women's Issues Correspondent Kristen Schaal had some choice words about the steady trend of overtly sexy Halloween costumes and women's progress. She also rolled out her new 2014 line of sexy costumes for men and women, and well, let's just say, GIANT VAGINA ALERT. » 10/23/13 10:25am 10/23/13 10:25am

Amazing and Inspirational Women's Costumes to "Take Back Halloween"

It seems like lately the Halloween stores are full of "sassy" costumes or sexy spins on random staples (yep that's a "sexy" Michael Myers outfit). Hey, not that there's anything wrong with that, but what about championing the real heroes every once in a while? Writer and activist Suzanne Scoggins is helping "Take… » 10/22/13 10:00pm 10/22/13 10:00pm

Why Can't Children Be 'Naughty' Anymore? Because 'Sexy' Stole It.

My feminazi interboobs have been hot-flashing all day with talk of a certain "Naughty Leopard" Halloween costume, which reportedly sexualizes youngsters by dressing them up like a sensual, erotic purple cat in a dress. Now, not only am I against both the sexualization of youngsters and dyeing your cat purple and… » 9/24/13 4:50pm 9/24/13 4:50pm