halloween costumes 

Make Magazine DIY Halloween contests

Make magazine and its associated website are running a contest for do-it-yourself types. There are lots of categories, from hack-o-lanterns (no simple carvings here!) to costumes, food, and even green Halloween. Prizes are understandably DIY-ish,...

Presidential pirates

They disagree on the economy. They disagree about foreign policy. They even disagree on how to pronounce "Pakistan". But whatever their philosophical, economic, military or social differences, there is one thing the two presidential candidates,...

Halloween with grown-up style

At some point in all our lives, we become officially too old for trick-or-treating. This doesn't mean that we stop celebrating Halloween, it just means we do it in a completely different way. For most, that means hosting or attending a grown-up...

Halloween to predict the next president?

There's more to Halloween than costumes and candy. Coming, as it does, just a few days before one of the most important elections we've had in a long time, it's also a potential predictor of the outcome of that election. You see, one of the perennial...

Halloween-is-TODAY?! Last minute costumes anyone can throw together

Somewhere along the line, wires were crossed and you were sure Halloween was......tomorrow. Or maybe the day after that, but this morning's glance at the calendar provided you an unexpected andrenaline jolt because TODAY is the big candy day. Don't...

The Captain Underpants costume fallout

Last Halloween, three students at Long Beach High School in New York had what they thought was a great idea for a costume for their school's Superhero Day. The senior girls donned beige leotards and nude stockings, over which they wore white briefs...

Little stinker costume, with no effort

Since Jordi was sprayed by a skunk, Nolan has been totally obsessed with the black and white critters. "Une kunk in der," he says with ominous wonder, every time we pass a heavily wooded area,"Une kunk." "Yes, there's a skunk in there," I reply,"Lots...

Costume Connundrum

I'm a procrastinator. Most writers are -- that's why you always hear us going on about deadlines. It's no different when it comes to Halloween. My intentions are good. I have creative ideas, but no follow through. Last year, Nate was 9-months-old...

Used Halloween costumes, are they better?

For those of who are chronic procrastinators the Halloween costumes are disappearing at a rapid pace. Although it is fun to browse the holiday aisle in August, I rarely feel so inclined as to snap up my children's costumes that early. In the span of...

Outrageous Hallowen Costumes: the Toilet

Over the next week or so, I'm going to be taking a look at some wild, expensive, or just unbelievable Halloween costumes that are available for kids (and adults) this Halloween. I had a friend in college who dressed up like a toilet for Halloween. He...

Outrageous Halloween costumes: a working Transformer

Over the next couple of weeks, I'm going to be taking a look at some wild, expensive, or just unbelievable Halloween costumes that are available for kids (and adults) this Halloween. First, check out these amazing working transformer costumes [link...

A definite must for creating a Halloween costume

In our corner of the world it almost always snows on Halloween. The cold weather presents a bit of problem when trying to dream up cute costumes for the kids so that they don't have to wear a bulky parka over their creations. One of the best ways...

Halloween costumes for... your child's iPod?

Every student in my son's 8th grade class has an iPod. The boys are mainly interested in filling their gadgets with as much music as possible. I'm sure the girls do this as well, but I also notice that they girls are also quite taken with the many...

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