Using live humans for scientific research means being limited by the subject's endurance and physical limitations. Thankfully there's a solution- use an undead subject instead and eliminate the boundaries holding back your research!
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Conan O'Brien visited a massive Halloween superstore in Los Angeles called Cinema Secrets to film a remote bit and uncover some topical humor.
He, and the store clerk helping him out, have a good old time until they discover the Ex-Talk Show Host mask...hilarity ensues...
Watch out for Halloween Kitteh, because he has a serious sweet tooth and strikes while you are sleeping!
You go out and do all the hard work, trick-or-treating for miles around and gathering up tons of treats that will end up in this greedy kitteh's belly!
Better keep your candy under lock and key if you see Halloween Kitteh in your neighborhood...or else!
Trick is a cautionary tale, a story about why you should let your kids dress up and go trick-or-treating on Halloween despite economic downfalls and parental laziness.
Halloween is a holiday that caters to the mentally unstable, so don't deny your oddball child a chance to have fun or you may find yourself in the market for a new face!
Talk about the dog days of dressing up! This sad old Rin Tin Tin costume must have had kids howling in humiliation as they slipped that cheap plastic mask on and tried to pretend they were dressed as something cool.
This "Famous Name" cheapo costume was made by the Ben Cooper costume company, the originators of the flimsy plastic licensed character costume, and I'm pretty sure kids weren't eager to dress up like a dog with his own TV show, even in the 1950s.
Why do we dress kids in Halloween costumes when they're too young to go out trick-or-treating? Because they're freakin' adorable, that's why!!
Try to browse this gallery of little Halloweenies-in-training without cracking a smile...it's impossible if you still have a pulse!
Those crazed, trigger happy maniacs that lurk in the wastelands of Pandora known simply as Bandits have become a popular choice for geeky Halloween costumes, but no Bandit has ever sported a mask this cool!
The mask was custom made by Captainhask, with glowing blue LED light eyes and that wrinkled skin look that sends shivers down the spine.
The Nabana no Sato botanical garden in the Nagashima Resort has been transformed into a winter wonderland of lights, which makes visitors feel like they're walking among the stars.
Here's more on this brilliant light display:
The park features millions of LED lights spread across the vast grounds of the garden, water and plant alike...Nabana no Sato installations follow an artistic theme–this year’s being “nature.” The exhibit includes an illuminated rendition of Mount Fuji as well as an Aurora.
The most recognized attraction of the park is the light tunnel depicted above, consisting of thousands small floral lights that can glow in different shades, enveloping the park visitors is warm tones as they pass through.
Hilarious Halloween costume galleries keep rolling in, and we can't resist sharing them all!
This time around we've got a gallery with an out of shape Avenger, some dogs that seem scared of their own costumes, a few sexy sirens in superhero attire and more.
Keep the costume galleries coming interwebs, and we'll keep on posting as many as we can.
Who says every Stormtrooper is male, or a grown up? This cute little Stormtrooper proves that no matter how cute you are with the helmet off a blaster and full suit of armor shows you're all business.
Katie Goldman was the victim of school bullying because of her love of Star Wars, and when the 501st Legion heard about this travesty they came to Katie's rescue by giving her a custom made suit of Stormtrooper armor, and her popularity on the interwebs made her one little SW fan with a lot of backup.
Bullies- mess with Katie and you're messing with Darth!
When the creator of this creepy Dead Tree Man decoration heard it was fall he took the word literally and used fallen leaves and branches to spectacular effect.
The Dead Tree Man is located in the garden section of the Museo Archeologico in Naples, Italy and must have been quite delightful for museum visitors to discover as they toured the grounds around Halloween.
The Huffington Post, aka HuffPo, has rounded up a bunch of Halloween costume pics which they consider to be the funniest of 2012.
Many are politically themed, of course, yet very chuckle-worthy, and with thirty pics to peruse chances are most of these costumes are new to you, unless you're a regular HuffPo reader.
Festive food creations are fun to look at, and in the case of this Pumpkin Cheeseburger looking is all you can do unless you enjoy taking a bite out of uncooked squash.
The pumpkin seeds are a great addition to this colorful cheeseburger creation, but what's the point of frying up a big ol' beef patty if you're not gonna eat the darn thing!
Fabricator of the fantastic Marc Samson was tired of all the standard Evil Dead themed costumes out there, so he decided to dress himself up as the book responsible for the outpouring of evil- the Necronomicon.
He created this clever mask, complete with a cover that opens and illustrated pages within, and it all started with a simple Skeleton mask. Now that's custom costuming done right!
With funding for his beloved PBS stations threatened by a presidential candidate, Big Bird showed up at the polls to voice his displeasure and caw for children's television.
Reporter for the Austin American-Statesman John Kelso voted while dressed as Big Bird to make a tongue-in-cheek political statement and pose for this hilarious photo op. I guess we know who John voted for!
Ellen decided to make a bold statement with her Halloween costume this year by dressing up as her curvaceous friend Sofia Vergara.
Even though the Sofia suit doesn't quite match Ellen's real skin tone it's better than getting a bunch of plastic surgery to enhance your figure.
--via Tastefully Offensive
Dressing your little tykes up like Calvin and Hobbes, as they take an imaginative ride on their red Radio Flyer wagon, makes for an adorable Halloween photo session.
Is it possible that the little guys in this photo are even cuter than the original Calvin and Hobbes? Judging by this picture it's definitely possible!
Sweet Jackie Skellington took her spectral dog Zero out for a walk, and undead guys all over town really lost their heads!
Her costume is simple and stylish, perfect for playing Halloween dressup every day, and Zero is the perfect accessory because you don't have to scoop his poop!
Michael Jackson is far from a popular Halloween costume choice these days, so if you show up at a party dressed like the King of Pop you'd better be on your best behavior...and for goodness sake practice his dance moves if you're gonna try to get down!
Here's a zipper faced young lady who doesn't believe in traditional princess costumes, she needs a bit of gross factor with her pretty pink dress.
And even though she has to unzip the lower half of her face every time she wants to shout "trick-or-treat!" the shocking end result is totally worth it!
Babies aren't fond of wearing Halloween costumes. Unless it's keeping their head warm, or getting them lots of attention from their parents, they don't understand dresssing up and they don't like getting dressed up.
Too bad there's no end in sight for those poor little babies, because as long as they look so darn cute in their costumes their folks are gonna dress 'em up!
Costumes based on comic book characters don't come any funnier, or more obscure, than the ones found in this 2012 ComicsAlliance gallery of reader submitted Halloween costumes.
From Hipster Robin to the Flaming Carrot, these costumes are a comic book geek's delight!
It's now home to many amazing works of graffiti art, some of which feature animals that once called the zoo home.
Enjoy the video tour, it's well worth the price of admission.
The bad thing about Halloween being over is you no longer have an excuse to wear a costume to work, and jack-o-lanterns no longer light up the porches in your neighborhood.
The good thing about Halloween being over is you get to eat all the leftover candy, and blog readers send in pics of themselves all dressed up in their finest, and geekiest, costumes!
Peruse the gallery of reader submitted costume pics over at Geeks Are Sexy and choke back those tears that well up when you realize that Halloween is well and truly over...until next year...*sigh*
The amazing mural works of Australian street artist Shida aren't lacking in style or detail, and they certainly don't look like every other painting slapped on a wall.
Shida excels in the use of color, intricate linework and designing characters that look like delicate monsters, beautiful yet edgy and full of pointy bits.
By day the High Trestle Trail Bridge in Des Moines, Iowa looks pretty normal, aside from the tilted steel beams above the footpath, but at night the bridge lights up and blows minds.
Here's more on this brightly glowing bridge:
Towering 13 stories above the Des Moines River Valley in Iowa, The High Trestle Trail Bridge is one of the largest foot bridges in the world. Completed last year, the bridge now comes complete with one of the best examples of public art I’ve seen in a long time. Designed by David B. Dahlquist of RDG Dahlquist Art Studio, the steel beams that swirl around the bridge not only accentuates the motion of pedestrians moving back and forth across the bridge but also create a gorgeous op-art effect that makes you feel as though you’re in the middle of a surreal stop motion animation.
The Pacific Northwest is home to lots of unexplained phenomena and general wierdness, especially around Halloween, so those who embrace the darkside probably won't find the Davis Graveyard in Milwaukie, Oregon to be terrifying.
However, here's what this amateur yard display has going for it, and why haunt fans from across the country should pay a visit:
they have LOTS of Haunted Mansion references -- a full-sized horse-drawn hearse, a skeleton trying to get out of a coffin, a singing statue who briefly recites the Ghost Host's narration, and a replica of the frightened gravedigger. And that's just the icing on top of all the geeky pop-culture references on the gravestones, the excellent projected ghosts, etc.
The 2012 HallowMEME party looks like it was a real blast, with all the dorkiest internet memes in attendance including Ehrmagherd, Gangnam style and a victim of human breading.
Started by Forced Meme Productions in 2009, this internet meme-themed Halloween costume party takes place in Brooklyn, New York and keeps getting bigger every year, with several hundred people in attendance this year despite the fact that Hurricane Sandy was knocking on the door.
La Luna is a Pixar short with a lot of heart, a story of passing down family traditions no matter how unusual and an absolutely gorgeous film to watch.
With thematic elements reminiscent of The Little Prince and Nemo's Adventures In Slumberland, this is yet another classic short to add to Pixar's already impressive catalog of great CGI films.
-via Tastefully Offensive
It's hard to break character when you're a video game superstar because everyone expects you to do your moves while wearing your signature outfit.
Halloween means you're even more typecast, so some characters to decide to play up their lot in virtual life and dish out the tricks, regardless of whether their chances of getting treats are ruined.
(Barely NSFW due to language)
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