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Still frantically running around, trying to find inspiration for a feminist-worthy Halloween costume? With parties starting this weekend, we’ve collected some Polyvore ideas for recreating a few iconic looks. Here’s how to pay homage to the Queen of Rap and Queen Bey, who provide endless inspiration for amazing costumes.  If you want to replicate Beyoncé, take a look at one of the Queens’ signature looks put together by our BUST BFF Jackie Martin. (Also, remember ladies, black face is never ok. EVER. No matter what. Duh. Read More
It’s that time of year again… HALLOWEEN! People celebrate Halloween in many different ways, but I celebrate by doing my nails. Here are some of the cutest and easiest tutorials for the spookiest season of the year. Show off your creative side while still looking cute as hell.  To achieve this simple nail look, you’ll need a few things: black nail polish, white nail polish, top coat, and a dotting tool.  First, paint your entire nail black. After waiting a few minutes for it to dry, make two big white dots for the creepy eyes. Read More
    Halloween is approaching quickly, and there’s one city that has a little-known obsession with the holiday: Portland, Oregon! We asked Portland’s Sallie Ford and the ladies of her new, all-girl rock band for some tips and tricks for the season of the witch. Weighing in are Sallie Ford (vocals/guitar), Anita Lee Elliot (bass), Amanda Spring (drums), and Cristina Cano (keyboards). Read More
Start carving those pumpkins kids, 'cuz Halloween is right around the corner. October 31st is, in my not so humble opinion, the sexiest holiday, depending on whether or not you find stuffing a Thanksgiving turkey at all sexual. To each her own. Anyway, the annual celebration is guaranteed to bring with it an onslaught of girls dressed in skimpy renditions of cops, pirates, or bunnies. If that’s your bag and you feel confident as hell walking down the street wearing a potentially flammable ensemble, then by all means, you do you, girl. Read More
While the rest of the country seems intent on starting the winter holiday season right after Labor Day, I’m a traditionalist, and prefer to dedicate my September and October entirely to Halloween preparation. So of course I have been completely addicted to Elsa Rhae’s freaking scary videos, where she shows off some unbelievable works of make-up magic.  Okay, so maybe they’re not that scary. But as someone who can’t even hear about The Ring without bursting out in tears, Elsa’s optical illusions bring me right up to the edge. Read More
Just because Halloweekend is over doesn't mean you can't bring a little spooky spirit to your Monday. Last Friday, current BUST coverlady Neko Case performed with her band for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series. To add to the festivities, the group donned various confusing/weird/awesome costumes for the performance of their unplugged set. The set list included "Night Still Comes," "Calling Cards," and "Local Girl,"--all tracks from her latest release The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight... Watch the performance below (gorilla suit optional)!   Thanks to NPR. Read More
    It's down to the wire, almost Hallows eve with nothing to wear. You are actually contemplating caving in and just wearing cat ears. Dont Fret! Every Halloween someone will take the responsibility upon themselves to be a sexy bunny. Given this inalienble truth, I have put together a list of badass Halloween Costumes that you can probably find in your own closet. A list for those of us who don't have moolah to drop on a last minute costume and to want avoid the dreaded "how will I ever wear this pumpkin suit again?" debacle. 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
How's your Halloween going? Have you carved all of the pumpkins? Have you worn your "Sexy Chucky from Child's Play" costume once already so it's kind of tattered but it'll still look so great in a dimly-lit room full of tipsy people? Are your apples bobbed and your candies corned? Cool, me too!  Listen to this mix as you prep for our national day of cosplay and lighthearted faux paganism—they're the sort of moody-spooky-sexy jams that the Lost Boys would love and the Cullens wouldn't be cool enough for.  Click here for the Spotify mix, and here's the track list. Read More
    OK, So it's not quite Halloween, but watching this video gave me the spooktacular warm fuzzies. Let me start out by saying, RuPaul has a web series in which he interviews celebrities while driving. This week he interviewed Elvira, a.k.a Cassandra Peterson. She is out of costume, and he is out of drag.    The world is going to explode, I swear.   In the spirit of Halloween, RuPaul and Cassandra dig in about how “Elvira” became so popular. Read More