Haunted Air: A Macabre Collection of 25 Historical Halloween Photographs

The book Haunted Air, first published in 2010, is simultaneously creepy and beautiful. The hardcover book with the skeleton costume on the cover is filled with anonymous historical Halloween photographs taken from 1875–1955 that have been collected by artist, musician, and composer Ossian Brown. The book is a glimpse into the roots behind the tradition now known as Halloween and depicts truly haunting Americana with a foreword by – appropriately enough- David Lynch, director of the weird and wonderful. (more…)

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The 10 Most God-Awful Couples Halloween Costumes on Amazon

Worst Halloween Costumes for Couples

I’ve always disliked ‘couple’s costumes’ when it comes to Halloween. Firstly, if you’re not side-by-side all evening long, no one knows what the hell you are supposed to be and secondly, if your costume is dependent upon someone else’s to make sense, it probably sucks. That said, some suck more than others and here are ten of the most awful, ugly, stupid and just plain unfunny couple’s costumes one could possibly buy on Amazon. (more…)

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Cake Artist Extraordinaire Karen Portaleo Launches Candle Line

Karen Portaleo Candles

There are numerous impressive cake artists and sugar sculptors out there. You can find their work all over social media sites like Pinterest and Snapchat and we’ve written several posts on some of the most amazing edible art. But then there’s Karen Portaleo. In a class by herself, Karen’s cakes are often created for large movie studios, television networks and prestigious companies. And now she’s launched new Portaleo Candles! (more…)

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When Slutty Halloween Costumes Jump The… Well, You Know.

slutty shark costumes

Each year I marvel at how Halloween and Cosplay costume manufacturers can find a way to turn any icon, animal or character into a slut with some form-fitting fabrics and a few revealing nips and tucks. By now we’ve accepted Vampires, Pirate Wenches, Nurses and Black Cats as part of the sexy Halloween vernacular. But this year, they’ve gone too far. (more…)

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