America's culture wars have raged in nearly every imaginable setting, from courtrooms, to CEO boardrooms, to hospital rooms and even classrooms. But who could have possibly foretold that the battle's next frontier would be fought on the Starbucks line?
Boyd first came up with the idea for the costume after hearing the Mean Girls quote that reads, "Halloween is the one night a year when a girl can dress like a total slut and no other girls can say anything about it." Boyd says she wanted to be the "sluttiest" and most hush hush thing you could be while at the same time chipping away at double standards in our society.
This Halloween, I hope Bettie felt beautiful and ugly, innocent and evil, powerful and mortal. I hope that, for one day, she felt undefinable -- and that somehow brought her closer to peacefully walking through this weird world.
Halloween is a holiday where candy rules and who doesn't love giving away free candy? Throw in being able to wear a cool costume and it's understandable why Halloween is no longer just for little children. Today, young and old alike enjoy this early autumn gala, including college students.
It only took a year to prepare my costume for this Halloween -- an 8-foot-tall inflatable Stay Puft Marshmallow Man from the movie "Ghostbusters." E...
Two parties in one night. For Halloween, we were invited to two different parties. Both started at 8 p.m., and both held the promise of a good time.
Gone are the days of ghosts and hobo costumes made from old sheets and rags; we kicked off Friday night in our vampire best, and though we seemed to be the only parents that celebrated "costumes required," stilettos, leather and tuxedos don't stop a good game of kickball.
What if Halloween were a time to become more aware of the masks we are already wearing? What if the permission we are given to dress up in alternate personalities is meant to serve as a reminder that we are already dressed up?
This Halloween, I choose not to be assaulted by marauding packs of greedy teenagers who terrorize the neighborhood and think I owe them free candy to stuff into their dirty pillowcases
Who doesn't love Halloween? The candy, the costumes, the spooky movies, what a holiday! If you and your friends want to enjoy a fun and memorable Halloween this year, just follow these five easy steps!
When did Halloween evolve into such a huge deal? Once, I asked my mother what costumes I wore for Halloween, and she informed me that it really wasn't all that important when I was a kid. In fact, she didn't think I went trick or treating until we moved to the suburbs in 1952.
5 Reasons Why Making Fun of Mental Illness at Halloween Isn't Funny Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It's a magic, liminal space between ...
It's easy to say it's "just a costume," and at the end of the night, you can take it off. But we can't take off our transness, and we will continue having to live with the consequences of the subtle, casual hatred your costume embodies.
Spending so much on a Halloween costume that you have to dip into your travel fund? Now that's scary. Fortunately, these DIY costume ideas leave plenty of cash for your next wanderlust fix while letting everyone know that travel is your idea of a treat.
Cloistered in my blogger hovel, surrounded by dusty books, cobwebs, and my WiFi router -- I don't often get out. And I certainly don't celebrate the Halloween, so my decision to stir this boiling cauldron may not be appropriate -- but it is not as inappropriate as your white friend Todd's costume.
Do you love scaring and being scared? Do you cherish the memories of Halloweens past? Do you collect decorations and costumes all year, waiting for...