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Best Halloween Costumes for Kids

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Best Halloween Costumes for Kids

    If you have children, you might be wondering what the most popular (and the least popular) kids Halloween costumes are and where to get started when it comes to cobbling together your little one’s costume. At the end of the day, you don’t want to select something that every other kid will be wearing, and you don’t want to end up forcing your child to wear an outfit that is sure to get made fun of.  When it comes down to it, kids can be ferocious little creatures, which is probably why so many love the Halloween season...

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How to Dress Like a Pirate

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How to Dress Like a Pirate

    If you’re looking for something other than that stereotypical Wonder Woman costume and don’t feel quite up for sporting the Harley Quinn costume, a pirate costume might be the right choice for you. When it comes down to it, not everyone needs to wear superhero costumes. Some of us like to be a little more mischievous than that.  You might end up being tempted to pull out that well-used Harry Potter costume, or, even if you’re thinking about going Hagrid this year, we might encourage trick-or-treaters and Halloween participants young and old to go the more classic route....

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Popular Costumes for Dress-Up Occasions

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Popular Costumes for Dress-Up Occasions

    Wearing a costume is certainly a good idea during Halloween, but there are also many occasions that happen year-round where you might be expected to dress-up. Whether you’d like to choose a crowd-pleasing costume that has mass appeal or go with something a little more original, it’s a good idea to know what’s being worn the most right now.  Depending on a costume party’s theme, you might find anything from the traditional pirate costume to some of the more sexy costumes (especially if you’re attending or throwing a party where there are no kids allowed). At other types...

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Pulling Off Goth? Read this Article First!

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Pulling Off Goth? Read this Article First!

   Depending on when (and in some cases where) you went to high school, you might have come across your friendly neighborhood Goth kid. Any Goth kid might have told you that pulling off the Goth look entails a little more than just wearing all black, dying your hair black, and spending a considerable portion of each day brooding.  In the days of Wonder Woman costumes and Harley Quinn costumes, you might be looking for something a little more edgy and distinct. When you’ve outgrown your Harry Potter costume (or your Hermione costume for that matter), the Goth look just...

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The Romani Relationship for Halloween

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The Romani Relationship for Halloween

    The discussion surrounding the issue of culturally appropriative Halloween costumes has made progress in recent years, with a growing amount of revelers realizing that cultures are not costumes. However, while people are beginning to understand that donning blackface or Native American regalia is racially insensitive, that same grace is not extended to Romani culture. In fact, the general public is so unknowledgeable about the plight of Romani people that they do not realize that the word “g*psy” is a racial slur. The unfamiliarity with this ethnic group’s ongoing centuries of oppression enables unwitting trick-or-treaters to perpetuate dehumanizing stereotypes...

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