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  When I was a little girl, I had a collection of ceramic Victorian women in full petticoats and gowns. They were enduringly precious to me, and yet my clumsy fingers always proved disastrous for the delicate dolls. They lost everything from their parasols to their heads, and yet I kept them on my chest of drawers well into adulthood; in fact, they’re still there.    As I learned more about constructed Victorian womanhood, I realized the ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read More
  I love Halloween. Here are some of my favorite costumes that I have crafted up throughout the years and some tips on how you can get the look!   Keg Stand Sorry the picture above  is blurry. I am sure whoever took this was very drunk. I have done several variations of this costume throughout the years. This actually wasn't Halloween but a bachelorette party for my bestie/bandmate. For this costume, cover a large piece of poster board with aluminum ... Read More
In the wake of recent uproar over the ridiculousness of sexy women’s Halloween costumes, hilariously awesome comedian Kristen Schaal made an appearance as The Daily Show's Senior Women's Issues Correspondent to discuss the new trend, but more importantly, to unveil her own line of super sexy Halloween costumes—one for men and one for women. While the costume for guys is certainly a winner, (“Sexy Hollywood Producer Who Hires ... Read More
I grew up in the quiet Chicago neighborhood Hyde Park, surrounded by the University of Chicago. For the most part, Halloween was intimate and fun: just a few of us kids going from door to door with our professor parents collecting candy from nice people. But I always stayed clear of one block.    Harper Avenue. It was the hotbed of all things Halloween, and while I ran, my peers flooded the small street. Why? Because it was truly scary. One image is ... Read More
Can you feel that spookiness in the air? Do you have "Werewolf Bar Mitzvah" on repeat right now? Are you potentially drinking something pumpkin flavored?! That's because it's almost Halloween, nerds! We just dished a bunch of feminist costume ideas last week, but my new favorite website (because costume parties are year-round, right?) "Take Back Halloween" will bring your costume game to a whole new level. Each idea features a badass/historical/legendary dame and ... Read More
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