BY Erika W. Smith
on Nov 02, 2012
With its drizzly rain, cold weather, and short, dark days, sometimes it seems like November is the cruelest month, or at least the most hated. But although summer days are now long past, there are plenty of reasons to love November! Here are ten of them:
1. You can get leftover Halloween candy for cheap.
Halloween is now over, and you know what that means…cheap candy! Like the day after Valentine’s Day and the day after Christmas, now is the time to stock up on all your favorite sweet treats.
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BY Erika W. Smith
on Nov 01, 2012
Twitter brings celebrities closer, removing the filter of publicists and managers with sometimes disastrous results…and sometimes amazing ones. Yesterday, celebrities Tweeted and Instagrammed their Halloween costumes like the rest of us, sharing some adorable, hilarious, and frightening pics with the rest of the world.
The best of the bunch has to be Neil Patrick Harris’s and David Burtka’s family’s adorable Wizard of Oz costumes (above), but there are plenty of other amazing celeb costumes. Read More
BY Maggie Carr
on Oct 31, 2012
Happy Halloween, y'all! In the spirit of this spooky day, check out this collection of BUST staffers in childhood costumes. They're guaranteed to make you "boo" and "aww."
Creative Director Laurie Henzel
"This is not Instagram'd!"
Senior Editor Molly Simms
"Me as a vampire, age 8. I was so afraid of my own face makeup that I avoided looking at myself in any mirrors that night."
Event and Promotions Coordinator Bridgette Miller
"My family used to do big themed group costumes. Here we are doing Alice in Wonderland. Read More
BY Charlotte Dow
on Oct 26, 2012
Having lived on the east coast my whole life, I think I know how to handle a hurricane. Just when I thought we were in the clear for this year’s hurricane season, along comes Sandy in her modest cardigan and purity ring, ready to cause some trouble at Rydell High (and by Rydell High I mean the Mid-Atlantic). This hybrid storm, (“part tropical, all beast” as the Philadelphia Inquirer put it) comes just days ahead of Halloween, much like the early nor’easter we saw last year around this time. Read More
BY Ivanna Avalos
on Oct 25, 2012
Fall is in full swing! People are decked out in their knit scarves and sweaters, sipping on seasonal flavored coffees and preparing costumes for Halloween festivities, so what better way to celebrate than with Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, who have created a line combining the best things of Halloween into some devilishly alluring scents.
The creators behind these haunting scents are releasing their Halloween fragrances, titled “Halloweenies,” as well as their “Haunted House” collection. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on Oct 24, 2012
Your friend is cooking up a Halloween costume that involves cardboard, a yard of metal sheeting, and a dozen wire hangers; it may look cool, but there’s a good chance she won’t be able to sit down or hold her drink all night. You, on the other hand, will be sitting pretty in this simple mask, which you can make from household supplies in only an hour or two. Keep the rest of your costume minimal—and keep your hands free for holding your beer. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 19, 2012
Have you picked out a Halloween costume yet? Maybe you’ve already chosen an awesome feminist costume (maybe a SCARY VAGINA?), or maybe you’re DIY-ing it. Maybe you’re getting sexy and adding some ears, à la Mean Girls. As long as you’re not dressing up as a “sexy body bag," if you’re feeling good and having fun, you’re probably all set. Except for one thing…
DON’T WEAR A RACIST COSTUME. Read More
BY Erika W. Smith
on Oct 18, 2012
Halloween is getting closer and closer, and what better way to celebrate than watching a horror film – or making one. From now through February 28, 2013, female horror filmmakers can submit their work to Viscera Film Festival. Bonus: unlike most festivals, Viscera does not charge submission fees.
In summer 2013, Viscera will showcase the winning films at the Bloody Carpet Ceremony in Los Angeles, CA. There will be special guest speakers, award presentations, and celebrity guests. Read More
BY Intern Lilly
on Oct 15, 2012
Rather than being a sexy piece of fruit or a sexy nurse or a sexy table (or this year’s new low: the “sexy body bag”), make a statement this Halloween.
1. Pussy Riot: Get a couple of girlfriends together, put on some colorful ski masks, and run around causing trouble! This costume is cheap and easy to put together, would be easy to recognize, and is totally topical.
2. The Atlantic cover about women having it all: Just dress up in professional office clothes and carry a baby doll around in a briefcase. Read More
BY Intern Mimi
in Eat Me
on Oct 11, 2012
I’ve always been a hot sauce kind of girl, so when I came across a recipe for homemade sriracha, I knew I had found my 2012 Halloween treat. Sriracha is the perfect alternative to cookies, cakes, and candy. Give something to your friends that they won’t already have entire boxes of, and that won’t go stale. A baby jar of homemade hot sauce truly is a gift that keeps on giving—the peppers will keep kicking long after the meal is done, and the potent sauce will last a while.
The homemade aspect shows you care enough to ferment your own peppers. Read More