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

Costumers Ask, "What are Women?"

There is some serious cognitive dissonance between costume companies desire to sell costumes to women, and their understanding of what women are - their understanding of fictional women at least. » 10/27/13 3:03pm 10/27/13 3:03pm

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 or… » 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 City.… » 10/24/13 9:30am 10/24/13 9:30am

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 Back… » 10/22/13 10:00pm 10/22/13 10:00pm

World's Most Terrifying Halloween Costume: The 300 Sandwiches Couple

Here's a costume idea that's more horrifying than an a decapitated Twerking Miley Cirus who can't stop twerking. Plus, all you need is an adorable floral dress and the desire for your very own HBO show! » 10/04/13 10:00am 10/04/13 10:00am

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 making… » 9/24/13 4:50pm 9/24/13 4:50pm

Loved The Office? Got Heaps of Cash? You Can Buy Props From the Show.

If you have literally nothing better to do with your money than buy Phyllis Vance's business cards*, you can bid on them and other items from NBC's The Office's set. So far, a picture of Jim and Pam is already at over a thousand dollars, but if you lose, holler at me, I'll make you one for $100. It was totally… » 9/17/13 10:40am 9/17/13 10:40am

Sean Parker's Wedding Guests Required to Measure Thighs, Necks, Wrists

Sean Parker's wedding is the gift that keeps on giving. For those that were enraptured by the 364 beautiful costumes that were designed by the actual costume designer from Lord of the Rings and how they looked on the bodies of beautiful people like Olivia Munn and Lars Ulrich, take comfort in the fact that it was a… » 8/02/13 12:00pm 8/02/13 12:00pm

Which Celeb Looked Most Lord of the Rings-y at Sean Parker's Wedding?

Despite the horrible way that the media ruined the most special day of Justin Timberlake's Sean Parker's life, his wedding went on as planned and is now apparently in the running for "Wedding of the year?" (Yes, that is a question mark.) That's according to Vanity Fair, who got the inside scoop on and has a ton of photos … » 8/01/13 3:10pm 8/01/13 3:10pm