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Misty Copeland Talks Fashion, Memoir and Body Image

Mary Alice Franklin | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts
Mary Alice Franklin

It's quite overwhelming to be in the presence of someone who crushes multiple stereotypes, and does it with grace. Misty Copeland is African American. She does not have the typical "ballerina's body." She didn't have access to classical ballet early in life, so she began dancing "late" -- at age 13.

These May Be the Greatest Halloween Portraits of All Time

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 10.31.2014 | Arts
Summer Rayne Oakes

Canadian born photographer Joey L. has been shooting eye-catching portraits, campaigns and billboards of some of the most recognizable people of our time. This Halloween will mark the 25-year-old photographer's fourth anniversary of his Halloween in Brooklyn series.

In Defense of a Sexy Halloween

Brad Liberti | Posted 10.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Liberti

The way I see it, the world is an intensely scary place right now. You can keep your American Horror Story gets-ups and your bloody severed corpses -- I have enough drama in my life. I just want to pour myself a glass of some oddly colored punch, binge on Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and stare at some pecs and ass.

e Need To Stop Judging Other Women for Their Halloween Costumes

Erin Spencer | Posted 10.30.2014 | Women
Erin Spencer

As children, Halloween was a night of simple joy. It was a damn great holiday. You donned whatever costume you felt like a boss in and without second-guessing it, went out and ended the night with a pillowcase full of candy. You were #FLAWLESS before Beyoncé made it a thing.

What's Your Halloween Personality Type?

Rupa Mehta | Posted 10.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

When it comes down to it, there's no right or wrong way to celebrate Halloween. But when you're planning this year, listen to your gut; is there a certain side of yourself that's itching to yell "Trick or Treat"!?

I Hate Halloween

Layla Demay | Posted 10.29.2014 | Comedy
Layla Demay

Take a bunch of people, a whole country actually. Old and young, poor and rich, of any race creed and religion. The good and the bad. The smart and the stupid. And for the occasion, make them all stupid!

In Defense of Halloween

Gina Barreca | Posted 10.28.2014 | Comedy
Gina Barreca

Why does Halloween remain the occasion upon which we Americans actually have most fun as a group?

Faithful Shopper: Happy Halloween

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.24.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Okay, the big day is here, and you're still figuring out your - or your child's -- costume for the evening's festivities. Fortunately thanks to all ou...

You'll Freakin' Flip For These DIY 'Ew!' Costumes

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 10.24.2014 | Comedy

Finally there's a DIY costume that's definitely not "ew!" A new music video from the "Tonight Show," featuring Sara, aka Jimmy Fallon, and Mir.i.am...

Let's Talk About Men Dressing Up As Fat Women For Halloween

Lisa Wade | Posted 12.24.2014 | Women
Lisa Wade

An excellent piece of evidence that femininity is hilarious or ridiculous in U.S. culture, or even frightening or disgusting, is the fact that men use the category "woman" as a Halloween costume.

7 Reasons Why This School Is Banning Halloween

Karyn Pickles | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Karyn Pickles

This gem scrolled through my Facebook feed yesterday: A friend's children's school has decided to forgo Halloween this year in favor of... I don't know... Friday, I guess. The decision was attributed to the "staff" and the reasons behind it were given as follows.

Permission to Play

Karin Joy Whitley | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Karin Joy Whitley

At what age do we feel that playfulness, dressing up and acting silly, should stop? With our daily responsibilities, stress and obligations, don't we need some comic relief? Taking us back to childhood even for a few minutes can spark the child within us and lift our spirits.

Liat Kornowski

Movie-Inspired Halloween Costumes That Are So Super Easy

HuffingtonPost.com | Liat Kornowski | Posted 11.06.2014 | Entertainment

Coming up with a stellar Halloween costume can be hard, especially when your busy life leaves little room for planning and shopping. Fortunately, ...

These Emoji Masks Are The Best Halloween Costumes $5 Can Buy

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 10.21.2014 | Technology

It's almost Halloween, and you want to go to a costume party, but you're cheap and lazy. What to do? Buy a creepy-as-hell emoji mask. "Awwww"? Or...

8 Easy Pop Culture-Inspired Halloween Costumes for Men

AskMen.com | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
AskMen.com

This is your chance to take a different approach to this weird calendar event by imitating and paying tribute to some of the most influential figures in pop culture and the news today.

When Halloween Costumes Go Traumatically Wrong

Aimee Heckel | Posted 12.20.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

he was a fairy princess for Halloween last year, and this year she decided to be something much different: a fairy Ariel princess. No, not a Faerial princess, Mom. Stop trying to be clever; you're annoyatating me.

Yagana Shah

5 Of The Most Awesome Costume Ideas For Adults This Halloween

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.14.2014 | Fifty

It's the one time of year when you have carte blanche to act, dress and, yes, eat as you please. Yes, yes, Halloween is upon us, friends. And while ou...

Extreme Body Painting Takes Halloween Costumes to a New Level

Aimee Heckel | Posted 12.10.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

If your costume is on the seasonal shelf next to the skeleton-print napkins, and also made out of the same material as the napkins, perhaps you could better invest that $79.95.

55 Most Offensive Halloween Costumes

COED.com | Posted 10.08.2014 | College

Halloween makes for a great holiday for college students and grown-ups. It’s also a really exciting opportunity to make bad decisions about costumes...

True Story: The Rooster Who Went to Vegas for Halloween

Aimee Heckel | Posted 10.22.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

The best costumes don't always win trophies. In fact, sometimes they're not even condoned, as is the case with the rooster who went to Vegas for Halloween.

Valley Girls and Alien Hunks: The Cool Costumes of Earth Girls Are Easy

Hulu.com | Posted 10.15.2014 | Entertainment
Hulu.com

From the set design to the costumes, Earth Girls is a visual feast for those of us who embrace color in colossal amounts, both in our personal wardrobes and interior decor.

11 Surreal Pagan Rituals Still Practiced Today

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.09.2014 | Arts

In several countries throughout Europe, winter spurs a string of Pagan rituals and carnivalesque festivities that -- since before the dawn of Christia...

Would You Spend $1,000 to Make Your Child Happy?

Courtney Carter | Posted 07.06.2014 | Parents
Courtney Carter

I saw a video today of Marines singing "Let It Go" and thought while cute, this movie has got to stop. It's literally the song that never ends.

Disturbing Confessions of a Costume Hoarder

Aimee Heckel | Posted 06.24.2014 | Weird News
Aimee Heckel

My husband grabbed the neckline of his top, which was kind of simultaneously the waistline, too, and he pulled -- Hulk-like -- and ripped it down the middle. I felt my heart rip with it. He wadded it up and smashed it into the large trash bag that stood, brimming full, between us

12 Steps of Crazy When Running a Spring Marathon

Karin Tanabe | Posted 06.03.2014 | Sports
Karin Tanabe

Why do these annoying energetic children want me to high five them? Do they know where my hand has been? You do not want to touch me, kid. This paw is made of 80 percent snot, 20 percent backwash and 500 percent regret right now.