Halloween Costumes for Modern Anxieties

I was thinking about how today costumes are either supposed to be very scary or they are the sexy versions of scariness or just bullshit costumes, not even trying to be scary. But I ask you, the post-modern groupthinker with current anxieties, what do you think should be costumes, representing our current fears? »10/09/14 10:30pm10/09/14 10:30pm

The Daily Show Is Auctioning Off The 'Sexy Vagina' Costume For Charity

Last week, Kristen Schaal made everyone pee a little with her hilarious Daily Show spot on the logical evolution of sexy Halloween costumes (as well as her accusation that Jon Stewart "fucks pizzas"). And now, TDS is auctioning off the gorgeous yet somewhat disturbing centerpiece of that segment — the "sexy vagina"… »10/28/13 1:40pm10/28/13 1:40pm

If You're Confused About Whether or Not to Wear Blackface, Just Err on the Side of NOT

Well, you know what they say: it wouldn’t be Halloween without a dumb-college-kids-in-blackface controversy!!! (Actually, it would. It would still be the same Halloween in every way, except with less cringing and more pride in the nation’s youth.) A photo taken at a Halloween party this week shows white University of… »10/30/12 7:46pm10/30/12 7:46pm

A Gentle Reminder That Slutoween Celebrants Are Asking For It

Ugh, feminists really are the worst. First, they tell you to bust out the lingerie to protest rape at SlutWalk, and then they demand you ditch your sexy mental patient Halloween costume for a dumpy Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor outfit. It's so incredibly confusing! That is, if you're a writer notorious for… »10/31/11 11:15am10/31/11 11:15am

The Best Costumes From The Tompkins Square Dog Parade

This past Saturday, the 21st annual Dog Halloween Parade took place in New York City's Tompkins Square Park and let me tell you, the economic downturn had no effect on this year's extravagant costumes. Okay, well, there was an Occupy Wall Street Dog, as seen above. Click through to see who took home first place, as… »10/24/11 7:20pm10/24/11 7:20pm

The Last Minute Half-Assed Guide To Halloween Costumes

For the lazy person who hates shopping and being looked at by strangers, Halloween is a cruel holiday indeed. Coming up with a clever costume idea is mentally challenging enough, but then you have to figure out where to acquire all of the costume's pieces, and then you have to go all those places where they might sell… »10/24/11 5:30pm10/24/11 5:30pm