Our list of great pet Halloween costumes contained a lot of costumes from the Thompkins Square festival, but it was completed before this year's event took place. Here are some of the highlights from the most recent parade, including Don Draper the dog.
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Looks like these two are ready for Halloween with their adorable little costumes.
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Is Amnityville Horror a true story? Has anyone ever actually hidden razor blades in candy apples? Do criminals really hide under cars and slice women's achilles tendons as they walk by? No. No. And no. But there's more to these myths than that and you can find out more in this fascinating Mental Floss article.
Every year, George Takei has a costume contest for his Facebook fans. This was last year's winner dressed as Angelina's baby.
Then why not be both with this awesome piece of armor by Etsy seller SharpMountainLeather?
From Zombieland to Scooby Doo to Silent Hill 3, movies, TV shows and games love to incorporate abandoned amusement parks into the storylines because they are inherently creepy. The haunting silence in a place that should be filled with laughter and chatter just seems wrong and, of course, if a ride does happen to move when it’s not supposed to, that’s when you know things are really going to end badly. But abandoned amusement parks aren’t just found in works of fiction. Here are some truly creepy and completely real theme parks that have been left to nature’s devices.
At one point, Joyland was the largest amusement park in Kansas, but 55 years after its opening, it was no longer profitable, largely due to the extensive number of repairs the rides needed to stay safe, and the park had to close in 2004.
Joyland had over 24 working amusement rides, including one of the last wooden roller coasters. Unfortunately, the “Nightmare” as it was called actually took a worker’s life in 1999 when he was gardening too close to the tracks and was hit by the train.
While that was the only recorded fatality at the park, it wasn’t the only accident. In 2004, a girl fell from the Ferris wheel when her seat’s safety bar became unattached and she reached forward to grab it. Of course, if movies and TV shows featuring abandoned amusement parks have taught us anything, I think we all know that the girl didn’t survive the fall, that the company bought off her parents to cover up the accident, and that her restless spirit haunts the grounds –owing, in part, to the park’s ultimate closure.
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Okpo Land, South Korea
Looking for a fun way to spruce up your house for Halloween? Then hit the dollar store and buy a dozen or so skeletons and a can of silver paint. Just disassemble the skeletons, glue the parts together and then paint them silver -voila!
I desperately hope the next Doctor will be a female, but in the meanwhile, at least I can imagine myself as Matt Smith's version with these awesome shoes.
Did you know Tootsie Rolls were put in soldiers' ration packs during WWII because they could survive all types of weather conditions? Well, that's only one of the many fascinating facts about some of the most classic Halloween candies around.
You know that if a zombie dies, you have to destroy his brain, but assuming the zombie apocolypse hasn't thrown law and order out the window, will the cops arrest you for running down the streets slaying the undead? After all, they used to be human, so is it murder to rekill them? San Diego criminal attorney Peter Liss says no, but he warns there are other legal issues you'd have to worry about like desecrating a corpse and illegal weapons charges.
All you need to do to be Linguini is put a Ratatouille toy on a headband and then wear a basic chef's uniform. Voilla, you're being controlled by a rat.
Nothing like a little meme to inspire your costume decisions this year and Oddee has 10 great ones to get you ready to go.
Mmmm...A bloody eye ball shooter. Perhaps you prefer witches stockings or zombie brain hemorrage though -don't worry, they're there too.
It's rare to see big dogs in costumes this humiliating, but it is certainly just as entertaining when they do get all dolled up like their smaller friends.
It's hard to tell what the little lumps on the top of the cake are from this angle, but not only does this cake have a little ghost baked right into the middle -it also has little ghosts all over the top as well.
Don't have time to decorate for Halloween because you've been doing too much yard work? Then just add a few skulls to some dirt you've dug up while working and voila -creepy atmosphere created.
The recipe for these deviled eggs will teach you how to make some yummy-sounding Thai-spiced deviled eggs, but all you need to do to make deviled eggs that look like pumpkins is use a small slice of green onion to create a stem and sprinkle on some paprika to add color.
There are plenty of Halloween weddings these days, but it’s one thing to incorporate a few elements of the holiday into your celebration and an entirely different matter from painstakingly ensuring that every aspect fits in with the creepy theme. Here are a few Halloween weddings that really go the extra mile to set the mood.
Jaclyn and Matt
Jaclyn and Matt Cooper not only dressed like a gorgeous ghoul and Freddy Krueger, they also entered the ceremony in style, emerging from coffins.
Of course, you can’t just dress like that and then put the groomsmen in their Sunday best. So instead, these wedding partiers all went as some of the other famous movie monsters we’ve grown to love.
Naturally, the cakes also went along with the horrific theme and as if a spider web and skeleton couple didn’t make the main cake spooky enough, the groom’s cake was a spider-covered casket.
For those arachnophobes who were too afraid to touch the spider-covered cakes, there was always the adorable and appropriately-colored dessert table to munch from instead.
All images from Jaclyn and Matt’s wedding courtesy of Andrew Vicar’s Flickr stream.
Tina and Rob
Tina and Rob both work at the Ohio haunted house called 7 Floors of Hell. In fact, it’s even where they met, so the haunt’s graveyard couldn’t be a more fitting place for the couple to tie the knot.
While usually the bride is the one who makes the grand entrance, this time the groom did when he was carried to the altar in a coffin by six pallbearers.
A coffin box, some fake bugs and a few springs and you have what it takes to make your own creepy trick coffin that's a perfect Halloween trick.
Pets Lady's Halloween coverage of animals in costume has been pretty great, but this Cthulhu cat photo from their list of spooky cat costumes just might be my new favorite cat costume of all time...and that's saying a lot.
The power of the darkside compels you...to change his diaper.
Everyone in the picture looks perfect, but I can't help but love Cousin Nibbler and Thing the Brain Slug the most.
Really, you should keep your sheep from watching any movie with memorable characters like that...he is, after all, a sheep. But hey, at least he looks fabulous!
We’ve featured adorable pet costumes and great geek costumes, so now it’s time to combine the two with geeky and precious matching parent and child costumes. Whether you’re looking for some inspiration on how to dress up with your own kiddo this Halloween or just like seeing cute youngsters in costumes, you’re sure to find something you’ll enjoy here.
Of all the matching parent/child costumes I’ve seen at Comic Con, this Axe Cop and Uni-Baby remain my all time favorites.
Just like a real Dalek, this little guy, featured on i09, couldn’t be happier to get a hold of the Doctor’s sonic screw driver. On the upside, he’s more likely to exterminate his parent’s sleep schedule than to wipe out an entire race.
This is a seriously amazing Big Daddy costume, but the fact that the Little Sister is actually an adorable little girl -instead of a grown woman like most Little Sisters you see at conventions- is what really sets these two apart. Of course, I can’t help but wonder if the little girl has actually played the game Bioshack and knows what she’s dressed as. Let’s just hope she’s blindly oblivious.
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These Planet of the Apes costumes are utterly fantastic, but my favorite thing about this photo is that the little girl looks genuinely sad as though she is nothing more than a pet in a world of apes.
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