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October 31, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Naughty Nurse has some competition this Halloween. The YouTube video "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" from the Norwegian comedic duo Ylvis has gone from viral video to cultural phenom, ranking among this year's most popular Halloween costumes, according to one online retailer. "The fox sold out almost immediately," said Marlon Heimerl, a spokesman for HalloweenCostumes.com in North Mankato, Minn. "Normally, that's not a huge seller. " PHOTOS: Behind the scenes of movies and TV Halloween costumes often reflect what's happening in the zeitgeist.
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NEWS
October 31, 2013 | By Morgan Little
The photos above are certainly a fry cry from the plastic Batman masks and cat ears you normally see on Halloween. Ossian Brown's book “Haunted Air” may have debuted two years ago, but the snapshots held within have a creepiness that has endured through the decades. A collection of anonymous photographs of Halloween costumes taken between 1875 and 1955, the book chronicles an era of homespun costumes that, when combined with the worn texture of the archival photography, may send a shiver up your spine.
SPORTS
October 31, 2013 | By Melissa Rohlin
The New Orleans Pelicans have unveiled their new mascot. His name is “Pierre the Pelican,” but some critics think he resembles a feathered version of "Chucky. " Pierre replaces sweet "Hugo The Hornet" following the NBA team's name change in April. Pierre has a freakishly large red beak that's wide open as if he's about to eat you and his eyes seem slightly crazed. Here's some reaction around Twitter to Pierre.     The Pelicans mascot looks like a cross between Howard the Duck and the clowns from Killer Klowns from Outer Space.
NEWS
October 31, 2013 | By Karin Klein
Is wearing a kimono as a Halloween costume offensive ? Pottery Barn withdrew two costumes it had marketed - a kimono and sushi chef - after objections from Asian American groups. It's related to a larger campaign against ethnic costuming that was started by Ohio University students several years ago, using the motto "We're a culture, not a costume” and advising people who would buy outfits such as kimonos or sombreros,  "You wear the costume for one night. I wear the stigma for life.
NEWS
October 30, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Glamour has been rolling out this year's roster of Women of the Year a few at a time. We know Lady Gaga is on the cover of the issue, which is to be on newsstands Nov. 5. And we know some of the other choices are Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai, models Christy Turlington Burns and Liya Kebede and Net-a-porter-founder Natalie Massenet. A sampling of others on the list include Barbra Streisand, Kerry Washington, Gabrielle Giffords and Melinda Gates. But today we're taking note of Tony- and Oscar-winning designer Catherine Martin.
NEWS
October 30, 2013 | By Susan Denley
Malibu Country Mart is decked out with pumpkins and hay bales and is planning special Halloween activities Thursday for kids. Some stores are offering trick-or-treating from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Participating shops will display a Halloween balloon.) The Jester Court will be the site of a children's costume contest at 6 p.m., and the lucky winner will receive a $100 gift certificate. The shopping center is at 3835 Cross Creek Road, Malibu. Openings Aura Cycle has opened Aura Yoga in Sunset Plaza.
SPORTS
October 30, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Tom Brady is the only NFL player who could get away with this. Seriously, can you think of anyone else who has the guts to wear a "Wizard of Oz" Cowardly Lion costume for Halloween? Out in public for all to see, photograph and post on Instagram? And you know no one is going to give the three-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback of the New England Patriots a hard time about it. Well, maybe Randy Moss, but do you think Brady cares what he thinks anymore? Or ever did? But you can be sure that broadcasters are going to continue to say his name -- first and last every time, of course -- with the same amount of love and respect that no other player receives.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 28, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Julianne Hough put her worst face forward Friday night, knotting up her blond locks and donning blackface for her Halloween costume, the character Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren from "Orange Is the New Black. " On Saturday, she apologized. The gaffe went down at the Casamigos Tequila Halloween party in Los Angeles, where Hough, 25, and pals went as orange-clad characters from the Netflix original series set in a women's prison. In addition to the blackface, Hough darkened her hair and eyebrows, E!
NEWS
October 28, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Today's Google Doodle is particularly fashion-focused, celebrating what would have been the 116th birthday of eight-time Academy Award-winning costume designer Edith Head. The doodle depicts the instantly recognizable caricature of Head -- with her distinctive haircut and eyeglasses -- standing in front of six costume-design sketches rendered in Google's traditional color scheme. Some 438 costume designs are credited to Head on Imdb.com. Over the course of her career, the costume designer took home Oscar gold (some singlehandedly; on other films, she shared the honor)
NEWS
October 28, 2013 | By Roxane Gay, guest blogger
Every Halloween, people take the opportunity to step out of their lives and into a playful realm where they can dress up as anything they can imagine: make-believe for adults. Halloween is the one time of year largely free from judgment. Women can go as a sexy [insert object or occupation]. Men can dress in drag. Couples can indulge in the saccharine sweetness of matching costumes. But then there are the people who choose to spend Halloween as someone of a different race. They use blackface, brown face, yellow face or red face to bring just the right amount of authenticity to their look.
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