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My Giraffe Gaffe: Surviving Homemade Halloween Costumes

Jim Higley | Posted 12.09.2012 | Parents
Jim Higley

I've never been good at outdoor Halloween decorations. I've tried, but usually end up ripping things down long before October 31 due to pure embarrassment. One thing I am pretty good at, however, is making Halloween costumes.

Americans Expected To Spend $370 Million On Pet Halloween Costumes

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.05.2012 | Money

Forget the jobs report, this must be the clearest indicator that the economy is recovering. Americans are expected to spend a record $370 million t...

You Won't Believe This Guy's Costume

Posted 11.23.2012 | Comedy

Redditor LiarInGlass' uncle isn't going to have a lot of trouble dressing up for Halloween this year. See, on a recent trip to the costume store he...

5 Halloween Safety Tips for Parents

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 11.21.2012 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

Parents should take precautions to make sure that their little goblins and princesses have a fantastic time on Halloween. Here are my tips for a safe and happy holiday.

'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

www.oddee.com | 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

www.newser.com | 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

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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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...