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The first step is admitting you have a problem: you didn’t come up with a Halloween costume. It’s alright. Neither did I. Which is why I spent the morning brainstorming fanciful get-ups you can piece together last-minute.   This is by no means a definitive list – just a stream of costume consciousness from a fellow holiday procrastinator. Maybe you’ll find some outfit inspo, or maybe you’ll hate all of these so much you’ll come up with something better. Either way, time is running out…let’s get started!   1. Read More
It’s only October 26th, and actor/model Colton Haynes is already killing the costume game. Gender-bending-Abercrombie-babe blowing up my Instagram? Yes please!  In the last week Colton - who acts in Teen Wolf and Arrow - posted pics of himself as Fiona, the fiery ogre princess from Shrek, and the most fabulous villain under the sea, The Little Mermaid's Ursula. I love seeing this chiseled dude flaunting his fem side because Halloween is about having fun and doing you, even if it’s a different you than what you normally do. Read More
c/o: inhabitat.com Halloween is two days away! Here is a list of adorable pet costumes and possible inspiration for all pet owners. But if your pet is anything like my dog, he’ll only wear the costume long enough to take one picture before shaking out of it. Happy Halloween! (Above: 1. An Actual Chia Pet) 2. King Guinea Pig c/o: thecavvycottage.com.au 3. The Little Mermaid c/o: Getty Images 4. Hula Dancer c/o: Getty Images 5. E.T. 6. Scuba Cat c/o: bestpets.biz 7. The Super Heroes We Need c/o: susartandfood.wordpress.com 8. Ballerina   9. Cat In The Hatc/o: i.imgur.com 10. Read More
  BUST recently had the opportunity to chat with the exceedingly awesome Jade Brandt. Never heard of her? In addition to being the only full-time seamstress working for the ever-popular American Horror Story, Jade is also a designer and mixed media artist in her own right. Read our interview to discover how she got her job on the hit FX show and learn about her other projects in the works. No spoilers are given. Read More
If you’re like everybody else on the planet, you’ve been anxiously awaiting Downton Abbey’s season 4, which premieres on PBS’s Masterpiece Theater January 5, 2014. (Or maybe you’ve already downloaded it from someone in the UK and binged watched it, in which case, no spoilers, please!) It’s extraordinarily easy to get wrapped up in all of the drama of this award-winning period piece, and more than once I’ve found myself longing to be a part of the era, and, specifically, the owner of all the lovely clothes the Crawley sisters have worn. Read More
  Happy Hallow's Eve's Eve, BUSTies! As another year comes to a close we don our carefully crafted outfits and munch on yummy candy, new controversies erupt over what costumes are socially acceptable or too revealing. And a lot of times, these conversations revolve around what women are entitled to wear. So before you head out tomorrow, take a listen to this awesome slam poetry from Washington D.C’s Brave New Voices Grand Slam Finals 2013. Because despite how we feel about barely-there costumes and the like, we women are all in this together. Read More
  I love Halloween. Here are some of my favorite costumes that I have crafted up throughout the years and some tips on how you can get the look!   Keg Stand Sorry the picture above  is blurry. I am sure whoever took this was very drunk. I have done several variations of this costume throughout the years. This actually wasn't Halloween but a bachelorette party for my bestie/bandmate. For this costume, cover a large piece of poster board with aluminum foil and tape it into a cylinder. Read More
  Oh my dear. Say it isn’t so. The designers over at sexy costume source Yandy are using a terrible misinterpretation of “twerking” to sell outfits. In a section they call “Costumes to Twerk In,” the venders market costumes that expose the buttocks. Of course, the first is an knock-off Miley Cyrus VMA costume called “Furry Party Animal Halloween Costume.” The other costumes have absolutely nothing to do with twerking except that they have cheeky bottoms; the list includes an interpretation of Wonder Woman, a ninja, and a soldier. Read More
Last year, we brought you 10 Awesome Feminist Halloween Costume Ideas, and since it's that time of year again, we thought we'd give you an update that's totally 2013. Check out these ideas below, and please add your own in the comments section!   1. Elizabeth Cady Stanton This kid has the right idea! Dress up as suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Bring a friend to dress up as her best bud, Susan B. Anthony.   2. Read More
  As Halloween approaches each year, the internet abounds with images of sexy costumes; some websites advertise and others mock, but everyone seems to have an opinion. Both types of costume coverage seem to center around women, and it’s always unpleasant to see internet lists that either objectify (“10 sexiest women at Halloween”) or shame (“10 sluttiest costumes”) us ladies.    For this reason, I was surprised to encounter a list entitled “25 Sexy Halloween Costumes For Men That Should NOT Exist. Read More