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  Another Halloween has come and gone, which means that now there is only one thing to do: Monday-morning celeb costume stalking. From Kim K. going as herself, to Viola Davis' daughter wearing the cutest costume in the world this year hit a new high of creative with a side dish of hilarious (here's looking at you, Katy Perry). Check out the celebs who did Halloween extra right:  1. Ellen DeGeneres as "Karla Kardashian," the long-lost member of the fam.  2. Josh Duhamel and Fergie as Karl Lagerfeld and Choupette (his cat) 3. Read More
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
This Halloween, wear a super simple and super rad costume that leaves your hands free to hold a beer, feel up a friend (consensually!), and generally have a spooky-good time. This elephant mask is super easy to assemble and won't take very long - perfect for all you crafty but chronically last-minute partiers.   To make our elephant, you’ll need: Masking tape Pencil Scissors X-Acto knife Cutting mat 1 1/2" wide ribbon acrylic paint Instructions: Measure your face to find the desired width and height. Read More
Look around this Halloween: When you see your co-worker dressed as a witch at your company Halloween luncheon, make the mental note that what you are really looking at is a gynecologist. Every "sexy witch" out at a Halloween party Saturday night is really a gynecologist. And that little girl trick-or-treating in green face with an unfairly lumpy nose? She's a gynecologist too. Anytime you see a pointy hat or a magic wand, please know that what you are really looking at is a stethoscope and a speculum. Read More
Dear Halloween Enthusiasts (From fraternity brothers to grandmas to 30-year-olds who still trick-or-treat), Every Halloween, caught in the excitement of trying to make this year of spooks and splendor greater than the last, there is always a desire to be unique and different. Whether you find yourself dressed as a sexy tampon or a grape with your body covered in balloons, I hope that this letter encourages you not to be one specific thing: a racist. Post-Halloween horrors sometimes are worse than the ones that pop out in the corridors of your local haunted house. Read More
Halloweek is full of all things that creep and crawl, spook and scare, haunt and howl. Here at BUST, though, our favorite wicked ones are of course witches. Celebrate the horrifying holiday with this list of witch movies and TV shows, from the hilarious to the truly terrifying.  1. Bell Book and Candle (1958) Director: Richard Quine Starring: James Stewart, Kim Novak, and Jack Lemmon 2. Bewitched (1964-1972) Creator: Sol Saks Starring: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, and Agnes Moorehead 3. Read More
Impress your friends this Halloween by making your face the best costume of the day, with this terrifying tutorial from special effects makeup artist Amy Watanabe   Prep: Grab a palette to mix your paints on and start with a clean, makeup-free face. Have Q-tips on hand to clean up any mistakes as you go.    1. EYES/MOUTH OUTLINEUse a brown eyeliner pencil to draw the outline of “the mouth” as shown, starting from the corners of the actual closed mouth and stopping at the chin. 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
I’ve never seen pumpkins as threatening, but maybe I’m wrong to assume safety in commonplace front porch décor—you never know what’s lurking. The way this Thumbelina-sized fuzzball yips, you’d think he was seeing horrific visions in seasonal kitsch. These furry little jumps and helpless squeals in the face of a paranormal pumpkin melted my heart.  Poor little Bilbo, rightfully yipping away at a haunted pumpkin to no avail. I trust animal intuition: there must be a message from the occult embedded somewhere in this mini squash. Read More
Candy corn is the quintessential Halloween treat, and who knew you could actually make it at home? This DIY version is a bit time consuming, but the end result is well worth it. Best of all, it’s vegan, so all your pals can enjoy it (store-bought candy corn typically contains animal products like gelatin, egg whites, and beeswax). If you really want to get into the spooky spirit, host a candy-corn-making party, so you can assemble these little confections in the company of friends.   1. In a large saucepan, bring 1 cup sugar, 2⁄3 cup corn syrup, 5 Tbsp. Read More