Wardrobe Wednesdays: Meghan Markle (Halloween Costume Edition)

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Looking for a last minute Halloween costume to go out tonight in?

Chances are you have almost (if not everything) you need in your closet to dress up as Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex!

The outfit Meghan wore to the Commonwealth Day Service earlier this year can be easily replicated with a little blue or black dress, clutch bag, a white or cream-colored coat, and a beret.

Add that gorgeous smile and you’re good to go for Halloween 2018!

See below for items inspired by Meghan Markle’s look.

Coat:

1. Simply Be., $36.49

2. Bloomingdale’s, $995.00

Dress:

3. Macy’s, $97.99

4. Net-A-Porter, $245.00

Clutch Bag:

5. Neiman Marcus, $278.00

6. Luis Via Roma, $625.00

Beret:

7. Nordstrom Rack, $12.97

8. ASOS, $16.00

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Fall 2018 Halloween Costume Party Playlist

This fall, I’ve decided to wait until near the end of October to bring you a Halloween Costume Party Playlist!

The following playlist can serve as both entertainment for your Halloween party and a list of generic costume ideas, as each song title is the name of a common costume.

Enjoy!

1. Ghost, VHS Collection. Starting this party off with a smooth ghostly rhythm.

2. I Am Not A Robot, Marina and the Diamonds. Try to convince the computer CAPTCHA that you’re not a robot while in costume đŸ€Ł

3. E.T., Katy Perry. “Could you be the devil, could you be an angel?” No. An extra terrestrial.

4. Monster, Lady Gaga. Try not to eat anyone’s heart out tonight, okay monster?

5. Oh Devil, Electric Guest ft. Devin Di Dakta. “Oh, devil, I know you’re afraid
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6. I Can’t Be Your Superman, Skylar Spence. Uh, yeah you can! No one can stop you from being superman tonight. Literally.

7. Mannequin, Britney Spears. Practice those mannequin dance moves in the mirror before the party and blow everyone’s minds!

8. King, Grades. Enjoy being treated like a king all night.

9. Queens, Rulers. Grab your girl group and dress up like the queens you know you all are.

10. Rocket Girl, Lemaitre ft. Betty Who. “You can call [her] rocket girl.”

11. Cheerleader, Omi (Felix Jaehn Remix). Did you find yourself a cheerleader at the party?

12. She Wolf, Shakira. Beware of the “she wolf in the closet.”

13. Doctor, the bird and the bee. Let’s just hope no one needs a doctor by the end of the night because chances are they’re just in costume.

Have a happy and safe Halloween 2018!

 

Fan Art Fridays: Madea

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Boo 2! A Madea Halloween is out in theaters today, for those of you who’d rather leave the cinema laughing instead of fearing nightmares this Halloween.

I really did not expect Tyler Perry to create a second Halloween-themed Madea film. Not that I didn’t like the first one, but this doesn’t seem to be a direct continuation of the 2016 film. I’ll still probably watch it when it arrives n DVD though.

I was quite young when Madea became a household name. My Godmother gave my mom one of Tyler Perry’s stage plays ages ago. It’s insane how far Madea’s craziness has gotten on the big screen.

For this week’s Fan Art Fridays, we celebrate everything that is Madea with this cartoon by M. Rasheed. It featured Madea and her many faces.

I’m not sure what possessed Tyler Perry to allow Madea to legally own a gun. I would not be caught dead near her while that thing was loaded.

View the original fan art on Pinterest, and watch the trailer for Boo 2! A Madea Halloween below!

Gallery Mondays: Stephen Andrade’s “Erotic Zombie Friend Fiction”

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I’ve been saving this one for Halloween.

Last month, I visited the Bob’s Burgers exhibit at Spoke Art NYC. It was too cool.

My favorite character from the show is Tina Belcher, so of course all of the art featuring her caught my eye.

I especially loved this one called “Erotic Zombie Friend Fiction” by Stephen Andrade. She looks like such a teenager with that mini skirt! And check out that pose!

White Zom-Brie Burger, anyone? Check out more of Andrade’s work at www.sandradeillustration.com/home.html.

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

Fan Art Fridays: Mirror Mirror

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On the way to work this morning, I saw a guy dressed as the Big Bad Wolf in Grandma’s nightgown and I could not stop laughing to myself about it.

It got me thinking of my favorite fairy tales. One of my faves as a kid was Snow White, and I especially loved Mirror Mirror as an adult, starring Lily Collins and Julia Roberts.

I found this enchanting fan art by daekazu of the evil Queen Clementianna and Snow White from the 2012 film over on Deviant Art. Lily Collins’ eyebrows are quite accurate (I’ve always been super jealous of how nice her eyebrows are).

Anyone dressing up as a character from a fairy tale for Halloween this year?

View the original fan art here.

 

Wardrobe Wednesdays: BeyoncĂ© Lemonade “Hold Up” (Halloween Costume Edition)

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I’m still a bit sick but I’m not letting it get in the way of Wardrobe Wednesdays.

Earlier this month, I ordered a yellow dress from Fabshopper.com in hopes of it getting here in time for the Halloween party I’m going to on Friday, October 28th. Long story short, it’s not getting here in time for the party OR Halloween night.

So I can’t be Beyoncé for Halloween đŸ˜„

But enough of my woes. If you want to pull off BeyoncĂ©’s Lemonade look from the music video “Hold Up” this Halloween, you can totally order one of the two yellow dresses below and get it by October 31st. And don’t forget the bat!

Time to channel your inner Queen Bey.

Bat:

1. Modell’s, $14.99 

Dress:

2. Shopbop, $385.00

3. ASOS, $77.39

 

Carving (& Drilling) Pumpkins with Karina

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I wanted an excuse to see Karina’s schnauzer Lou Lou last week so I bought two medium sized pumpkins at Lowe’s in Chelsea and hauled them all the way to Queens.

I already knew I wanted to carve an emoji on my pumpkin, but Karina was undecided. She saw a few cool patterned carvings online but realized she wouldn’t have the patience to carve that many holes into the pumpkin to create her design.

So we cranked some Roosevelt tunes while she took a drill to it.

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I had a bit of trouble getting the pumpkin guts out of mine, but Karina had no problem stepping in to rake them out with a fork.

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It was fairly easy to draw the emoji on my pumpkin to carve out the shapes. After we put the small tealights into the pumpkins, Karina realized she needed to puncture her holes deeper in order to see the lights.

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Overall they turned out pretty well! Mine is molding now because I wasn’t aware that I had to bleach the pumpkin to preserve it. Karina had the right idea by not making the holes too big because if her’s molds you won’t notice. I’m hoping it’ll make it to Halloween anyway.

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And there you have it: The heart face emoji falls in love with the disco ball.