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'Wipeout': Hobbit Competes 'For The Shire!'

Posted 07.13.2012 | TV

As hobbits go, the contestant dressed as one on "Wipeout" (Thu., 9 p.m. ET on ABC) was far too tall, and he was wearing shoes. In "The Lord of the Rin...

Holy Smokes, It's Batman! The 10 Weirdest Batman Costumes | Posted 06.22.2012 | Weird News

Batman costumes aren't what they used to be. Whether butchered, barely-there, or the lazy version (see: Batman costume painted onto a Snuggie), fan...

The Wonderful Cosplay Costumes of WonderCon 2012

Terry Keefe | Posted 05.21.2012 | Entertainment
Terry Keefe

Some of the most interesting sights of WonderCon were the plethora of innovative cosplay outfits worn by fans. Cosplay is short for "costume play." Here are a selection of photos I took from WonderCon 2012.

PHOTOS: Carnival In Rome

Erica Firpo | Posted 02.22.2012 | Travel
Erica Firpo

Over the past few years, Carnevale Romano has had a revival, inspiring a "return to its roots" with organized events. Rome's piazzas host daily theatrical performances, equestrian shows, musicians, dancers and buskers, a kind of Venice-lite for the Carnival crowd.

Annenberg Center Presents Astonishing "Theatre in Fashion" Show in Beverly Hills

Jay Weston | Posted 01.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

A stunning exhibition of theatrical costumes from Italy's world-famous haute couture designers, it reflects their passion for opera, dance and theatre.

PHOTOS: Spooky Celebs

Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 12.31.2011 | Black Voices

Happy Halloween! Here's a look at a few of our favorite celebrity Halloween costumes for the past few years. Some are scary and most are just silly...

WATCH: 'Human Slinky' Costume On Sale For $1M | Posted 12.31.2011 | Weird News

(NEWSER) – The Daily Mail may have just uncovered the world’s most expensive Halloween costume: Behold the “Human Slinky,” which you can buy r...

INFOGRAPHIC: The Global Origins Of American Monsters

Chris Spurlock and Manya Kuzemchenko | Posted 12.28.2011 | Travel

Everyone knows that vampires come from Transylvania. They've got that campy accent and they look Romanian -- even Count Chocula has the tall, dark an...

A Prelude to Halloween

Jane Chafin | Posted 12.26.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin


HuffPost Editors Share Their Early Halloween Costumes

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 12.26.2011 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

What was your most memorable Halloween costume and how did you feel when you put it on?

Best Foodie Halloween Costumes

Small Kitchen College | Posted 12.26.2011 | College
Small Kitchen College

2011-10-26-Screenshot20111026at11.13.31AM.jpg Check out these tips and tricks for creating the best food-themed Halloween costume yet!

David Lohr

Mid-Ohio Comic Con Photos | David Lohr | Posted 12.25.2011 | Weird News

Photos of fans, artists, actors and industry professionals from the 2011 Wizard Word Mid-Ohio Comic Con: ...

David Lohr

Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con Kids Costume Contest | David Lohr | Posted 12.25.2011 | Weird News

Take a look at the participants and winners of the 2011 Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con kids costume contest: ...

David Lohr

Mid-Ohio Comic Con Adult Costume Contest | David Lohr | Posted 12.25.2011 | Weird News

Take a look at the participants and winners of the 2011 Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con adult costume contest: ...

A Show Stopper: Debbie Reynolds Hollywood Costume Exhibit

Mary Hall | Posted 12.19.2011 | Los Angeles
Mary Hall

I knew Debbie Reynolds had been buying up costumes and props from studios like MGM for years. What I didn't know was that for a small fee visitors to the Paley Center can view all these treasures.

You Let Your Kid Trick-or-Treat In That? What Halloween Costumes Say About Your Parenting

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 01.21.2012 | Parents
David Valdes Greenwood

Two years ago, my daughter startled us with a most unusual request for a costume: She wanted to dress up as Madonna. She was not even 5 at the time, so this raised some eyebrows in our house.

'Jesus-Ween': Christian Group Pushing Godly Alternative To Halloween

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion

It's got costumes, it's got candy, but for some, what Halloween appears to be lacking is Christianity. To combat this apparent imbalance, one Chris...

13 LOL-Worthy Halloween Costume Ideas

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 12.07.2011 | Comedy

Want to have the funniest costume this Halloween, but coming up a little short in the "ideas" department? Well, if the inappropriate ideas didn't ...

The Most Inappropriate Halloween Costumes Of All Time

Posted 04.17.2012 | Comedy

Finding the perfect Halloween costume is no easy task. Should you go store-bought or homemade? Scary or sexy? Topical or classic? There are so many op...

Extravagant Costumes Of The 'Ballets Russes'

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 11.20.2011 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff

The history of fashion adds significance to the story of humanity, revealing ethnic origins, the desire and need for beauty, influences and international relationships.

PHOTOS: Oscar De La Renta's Brainchild: Spanish Dress Exhibition In NYC

Posted 11.13.2011 | Arts

Upcoming exhibition ‘Joaquín Sorolla and the Glory of Spanish Dress’ celebrates the history of Spanish costume and its transition from decorating...

The Worst Celebrity Masks Ever

Posted 10.03.2011 | Celebrity

Celebrities are used to seeing themselves everywhere; on TV, in magazines, newspapers, on billboards and online. But the one place they surely loathe ...

Will the Tales of the City Musical Leave Behind a Legacy in San Francisco?

Greg Archer | Posted 09.18.2011 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

These are certainly wonderful times for Armistead Maupin -- and imagine the tales he'll be telling a year from now.

WATCH: Female Armor Sucks

Posted 08.29.2011 | Comedy

The fashions are the same in pretty much any adventure-style video game: the men wear something badass and utilitarian (James Bond has a tux, your lev...

PHOTOS: Cirque Du Soleil 'Iris' Preview Hosted By The Costume Council

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 08.23.2011 | Los Angeles

The Costume Council hosted a behind-the-scenes look at the costumes for Cirque du Soleil's new Los Angeles show, "Iris," on Wednesday night at LACMA. ...