15 People Who Totally Won This Halloween

More than 175 million Americans and many more worldwide celebrated Halloween this year. When dressing up, some people go for the scare factor, some are inspired by intriguing characters, and others embrace their funny side. Some people put great effort, creativity, and something a little different into their costumes.

Bright Side hopes the following photos of people winning the spooky holiday with their costumes will inspire you, intrigue you, and make you laugh. But most of all, we hope it will give you some ideas for what to dress up as next year! We’ve also added a cool bonus for you at the end of the article.

1. Turning her wheelchair into the iron throne — ingenious!

2. A strong Lara Croft

3. #nofilter

4. Russell all grown Up

5. Cynthia from Rugrats looking fabulous

6. It’s time to sniff out some ghosts.

7. Taking “being a sloth” to the next level

8. This group re-enacted The Walking Dead perfectly.

9. An old fart

10. Some say he’s still holding that pose.

11. A beautiful yin and yang

12. “Everything is awesome!”

13. A self-portrait on a “starry night”

14. Buddy the elf meeting the original

15. “Sisters, All Hallow’s Eve has become a night of frolic, where children wear costumes and run amok!” — Winifred Sanderson

Bonus: Camila Mendes and Lili Reinhart as Pedro and Napoleon Dynamite

Heidi Klum as Princess Fiona

Flash from Zootopia in real life

Which costume did you find most interesting and unique? Tell us in the comment section below.

Source : https://brightside.me/wonder-curiosities/15-people-who-totally-won-this-halloween-645110/

What Halloween Looked Like 100 Years Ago

It may be hard to imagine, but the Halloween tradition started more than 2000 years ago. What we now know as All Saints’ Eve originated from Celtic celebrations of New Year’s Day when spirits were thought to walk the Earth on their way to the afterlife. Halloween ideas changed with time and so did the costumes that have evolved from pagan animal skins to grotesque and creepy masks of the 20th century and modern costumes of fairy tale villains and superheroes.

Here at Bright Side we want to show you a collection of vintage Halloween costumes from the last century and a bonus picture of a modern costume that looks as if it came to us from the past.

1. People wearing the Michelin Man costumes, early 1900s

2. We can recognize the pumpkin to the right but it will probably take us some more time to guess the character to the left.

3. What a nice group photo!

4. It looks like dog masks were very popular those days.

5. The Honorable Mrs. Roland Cubitt dressed as a candelabra, 1930

6. This pumpkin man looks cute, doesn’t he?

7. Oh the good ol’ days, when wearing a mask was enough to be dressed up for celebrations!

8. A soldier, a witch, and a bear?

9. These costumes do look ahead of their time. Do you agree?

10. “4 creepy characters pose for the camera,” 1920s

11. Centuries may pass, but pictures with pumpkins will always be a Halloween must.

12. Can you guess which masks they are wearing?

13. This look is so cute that it could probably be worn at any kids costume party!

14. This little one made us shudder.

15. This couple could probably win first prize for the weirdest Halloween costumes.

16. This costume makes the lady look like a ghost levitating above the ground.

17. If you have no costume for Halloween, you know what to do.

18. Would you ever think of dressing up as an acorn?

19. Suits will always be in style for Halloween fashion.

BONUS: We think this Hulk costume could have been worn by our ancestors in the last century. Do you agree?

What do you think of these old school Halloween costumes? Do you find them creepy or cute? Tell us in the comments!

Source : https://brightside.me/creativity-photography/what-halloween-looked-like-100-years-ago-637010/

The Hardest Game of "Would You Rather" to Play This Halloween

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Put aside your pumpkin spice lattes because Halloween isn’t only about pumpkin picking and Instagram worthy autumnal pics. No, Halloween is also that one time of year where darkness is always lurking around the corner, and your fears may be played out on screen.

Whether you get a good fright after watching infamous horror films, such as, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and The Exorcist, or walking through a haunted house with your friends, it triggers a part of your brain that spikes your innate fear. 

Well, though your flight or fight reaction may be triggered, don’t run away just yet. We all grew up playing “would you rather” — and this Halloween edition of the game is no joke. 

Play with your friends, or by yourself, but for this witching hour, you’ll have to make some difficult decisions. 

Are you scared yet…?

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Would you rather be caught in a nightmare dream state with Freddy Krueger and his sharp glove or be trapped in your house with Michael Myers and his knife? 

Some important information to keep in mind before making a decision — Freddy Krueger has killed 35 people over eight films while Michael Myers has 94 murders under his belt. 

Would you rather have to spend a summer at camp Crystal Lake with Jason trolling the grounds or have to live in the Paranormal Activity house with your family for a summer?

Hockey mask wearing killer or ghosts? We’ll take our chances with the ghosts, TBH. 

Would you rather let your kid play with a Chucky doll for one week or with the Annabelle doll for three days?

It’s a Chucky and Annabelle face-off — and I do not want to play. 

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Would you rather get scared and start crying for the rest of your life every time someone asked you, “How are you today?” or walk around with sheet over your body for one year pretending to be a ghost?

That’s going to be one long year. 

Would you rather be trapped in a cabin for a night with zombies outside your door or be trapped with a group of your best friends for one night, and one of them is possessed by a demon?

We just need to know if Rick Grimes will be in the cabin with us… 

Would you rather be trapped in an insane asylum and have to survive for a week after the patients get released or see dead people for a whole year?

Where’s Bruce Willis when you need him? 

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Would you rather have to solve your way out of one of Jigsaw’s death-defying puzzles or be kidnapped by Leatherface’s family and try to escape?

Reminder, Leatherface’s family is full of cannibals.  

Would you rather get a visit from Samara Morgan from The Ring after watching her videotape or wake up to Kayako from The Grudge in your bedroom?

Both have long black hair so that doesn’t help. 

Would you rather be trapped in the American Horror Story Murder House or trapped in the AHS Hotel Cortez?

The Murder House comes with housekeeper Moira O’Hara while Hotel Cortez’s guests include serial killer James March and The Countess. 

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Would you rather try to outrun Ghost Face from Scream or outrun Jack Torrance from The Shining?

We’re not sure if we want to end up at The Overlook Hotel. 

Would you rather stand in a dark room in front of a mirror and summon the Candyman or fend off Pennywise, the clown from IT, with your group of friends?

Remember, you have to say Candyman five times… 

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Would you rather get abducted by the Demogorgon in Stranger Things or be trapped at your high school prom with Carrie on her murder spree?

If Dustin, Mike, and Lucas are our friends, we’ll take our chances. 

Would you rather be turned into a flesh-eating zombie or have one of your friends stake you after you became a vampire?

Vampires are cool now, right? 

Source : https://www.distractify.com/humor/2018/10/26/2vzklU/halloween-would-you-rather

15 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes Inspired by 2018's Best Memes

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Love Halloween but always seem to leave your costume until the last minute? Don’t worry, we have the best last-minute Halloween costumes that are not only inspired by the best memes of the year, but will pretty much guarantee you place in the top three of any costume contest. 

From sassy Cardi B to the moth and lamp trend — there is something for everyone. Plus, you can find most of the things you need right in your closet. Whatever you do, just avoid these offensive costumes

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2018 Justin Bieber

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Lady Gaga in ‘A Star Is Born’

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Walmart Yodeling Kid

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Squinting Woman

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Sassy Cardi B

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Cardi B Listening to Her Own Music

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Queer Eye’s “Can You Believe?”

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Lil X and Noah Cyrus Pre-Breakup

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Moth and Lamp

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Lindsay Lohan in Mykonos

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Gym Kardashian

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Smug Cheerleader

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Michaela Coel Smirking

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Neymar Rolling

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Yanny or Laurel?

Source : https://www.distractify.com/trending/2018/10/25/7YBae/last-minute-halloween-costumes

This Is How [SPOILER] Died on 'Modern Family's Beloved Halloween Episode

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Fans had a lot of theories about who would be killed off Modern Family — and on the beloved ABC series’ Halloween episode, viewers finally got their answer. 

Unfortunately, it was DeDe Pritchett — ex-wife of Jay Pritchett and mom to Claire and Mitchell — who died on Modern Family. 

So, how did DeDe die? 

Her death was revealed during the first minute of the episode aptly titled, “Good Grief,” — and it was Claire who got the bad news from DeDe’s husband Jerry. 

It turns out she had a heart problem she did not want to talk about and despite surviving some crazy incidents during her trip to Greenland, including being swallowed by a whale, she died in her sleep at the hotel. 

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As expected, all members of the Pritchett/Dunphy famil dealt with the grief differently, but it was especially hard for Claire, who fought with DeDe the last time they spoke. 

“I was as mean to Mom as she was to me,” she said at one point in the episode, ultimately coming to terms with her death — even if Mitch was the favorite child. 

As to why DeDe was the chosen one to die, Modern Family co-creator  Steve Levitan explained how he wanted the death to affect all three of the main families — making DeDe the obvious choice. 

“This seemed like the logical choice because it so directly affects three of our main characters. It was also just a very nice send-off to the character and to Shelley Long, so it seemed like the thing to do,” he told Entertainment Weekly, before revealing why the death took place on the family’s favorite holiday. “The idea, though, for setting it on Halloween came about because, well, I’ve always had a love for people going through something that is unexpectedly serious while in a silly costume.” 

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He continued, “I’ve always just loved that sort of thing. We always do Halloween shows, and they’re a big part of this year’s series, so we thought, ‘Well, let’s try to do something that’s wildly different this Halloween.’ And since it is, strangely enough, a holiday that deals with so many themes of death and things that are scary and all that, it seemed in a strange way appropriate.”

Is Shelley Long alive? 

Relax, Modern Family fans. DeDe Pritchett might be gone, but the actress is still alive and well — and she accepted her TV death like a professional. 

“I think she was okay with it, certainly — we’re near the end our run anyway. She cooperated, of course,” Steve added. “It was very nice go in and do that little 3-D scan for the DeDe doll and she did the voicemail. So that was nice.”

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So, can fans expect to see more of DeDe in flashbacks? Never say never… 

“Sure. I think anything’s possible. It’s nothing we’ve planned on doing, but you never know,” Steve said. “They could uncover an old video tape. Or it could literally just be a flashback, but it’s not our intention at this point.” 

Viewers will see DeDe return in the form of her ashes, which she infused in the root ball of a tree and gives to her kids with the final message, “You two decide who wants it.”

RIP DeDe. 

Source : https://www.distractify.com/entertainment/2018/10/25/ZbiCP5/how-did-dede-die-modern-family-spoilers

31 Funny Halloween Jokes That Will Never Get Old

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Because Halloween is undoubtedly our favorite holiday of the year — what with the laughable costumes, scary stories and, obviously, all of the pumpkin carving activities — we decided to have some fun with it.

If Halloween’s spooks aren’t exactly for you, combat your fears with humor. Here are 31 hilariously seasonal jokes that you, your family and your friends will definitely enjoy on Halloween this year.

1. Q: How do you fix a broken pumpkin?
A: A pumpkin patch.

2. Q: What do you get if you cross an exam with blood?
A: A blood test.

3. Why don’t skeletons hang out in graveyards?
A: They don’t have the guts.

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4. Q: Why couldn’t the ghost see its mom and dad?
A: Because they were trans-parents!

5. Q: What room of the house does the skeleton stay out of?
A: The living room.

6. Q: What is a ghost’s favorite food?
A: Ghoulash.

7. Q: Why did Dracula become a vegetarian?
A: He heard stake was bad for his heart.

8. Q: Why are graveyards so noisy?
A: Because of all the coffin.

9. Q: Why are there fences around cemeteries?
A: Because people are dying to get in.

10. Q: What did the boy say when he saw the cemetery covered in snow?
A: “Icy dead people.”

11. Q: Why did the skeleton cross the road?
A: To get to the body shop.

12. When I told my wife to use a vacuum instead of a broom, the witch flew off the handle.

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13. Q: Why are demons and ghouls always together?
A: Because demons are a ghoul’s best friend.

14. Q: Why don’t skeletons ever go trick-or-treating?
A: They don’t have any body to go with.

15. Q: What does the ghost of a programmer say?
A: BOOlean.

16. I saw a skull crying from loneliness. He just wanted some body in his life.

17. Q: Why did the vampire go to the doctor?
A: Because he was coffin.

18. Q: What do you call a lycanthrope with no sense of direction?
A: A were-am-I-wolf.

19. Q: What’s a vampire’s favorite fruit?
A: Neck-tarines.

20. Q: What’s a phantom’s favorite park ride?
A: The roller ghoster.

21. Q: Why wasn’t there any food left after the monster party?
A: Because everyone was a-goblin.

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22. Knock knock.
– Who’s there?
– Boo.
– Boo, who?
– Stop crying, I’m only a ghost!

23. Q: What happens when you goose a ghost?
A: You get a hand full of sheet.

24. I went to a Halloween party dressed as a harp. The host asked me, “What are you?”
Me: Oh, I’m dressed as a harp.
Host: Your costume is too short to be a harp.
Me: Are you calling me a lyre?

25. Q: What do you call an orange, gourd-like vegetable that is funny?
A: A PUN-kin.

26. A kid asks his greedy father for money to buy a police costume for Halloween. His father told him to just go undercover.

27. Q: Who calls the shots at the Halloween party?
A: The gHost.

28. Q: Why didn’t the mummy have any friends?
A: He was too wrapped up in himself.

29. Q: What did the corpse’s mom do when she got mad at him?
A: Grounded him.

30. Q: What happened to the cannibal who was late to dinner?
A: They gave him the cold shoulder.

31. Q: Who does a mummy take on a date? A: Any old girl he can dig up.

Enjoy the laughs this Halloween. If you have a favorite Halloween joke, share it with us!

Source : https://undefined/humor/2018/10/23/ZasVcQ/funny-halloween-jokes

30+ Knock-Off Halloween Costumes That Aren't Even Trying to Hide Their Shamelessness

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Shameless rip-offs exist in every industry and that’s because branding works. Oftentimes, manufacturers try to capitalize on the marketing dollars of a bigger corporation by offering a product or service that is close enough to what they’re selling. Consumers get the benefit of flexing like they’ve got the name thing for a lower price, and the knock-off brand gets that sweet bottom dollar.

But there’s an unintentionally hilarious side-effect of these knock-off brands: the ridiculous names that people come up with in order to avoid getting mercilessly slaughtered by corporate legal teams for copyright infringement.

Because these knock-off companies don’t have the kind of coin to cover licensing fees, they often come up with “creative” solutions to signal to their customers or unsuspecting buyers that they’re selling them a product from their beloved film, video game, comic book, or movie. 

A recent Twitter thread uncovered some of these Halloween gems that are absolutely hilarious. Enjoy.

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NOTIONLESS

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Two for the price of one.

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Video Game Guy

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Where’s the Stripey Dude?

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Juice Demon

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Ladies Sexy Factory Worker Costume

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Creepy Husband

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Hungry Rebel Girl

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Mischievous Worker

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Blue Speed Mouse

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Supportive Burger Wife

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A-Lad-In A Costume

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Chica Peligrosa

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Kansas Sweetie/Beauty

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Minegame

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80’s Purple Musician Costume

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Mid-Week Honey Costume

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Dark Northern King Wig

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Brave Warrior America

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Comb-over Candidate

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Pubescent frog of Silent War

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Anonymous Star

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The rice is strange

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Cutthroat Pirate Girl/Man

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Woodland Warrior and Wicked Trickster

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Heroic Maria

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Samuria

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Lost Adult

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A TickTock Orange juice

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Galaxy Rebel.

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Unusual Events

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Biscuit Beast

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Men’s Out of Space Costume

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Sexy Trash Monster

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Wizzrd Boy

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Sidekick Bros

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Bossy Salem Sister

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Dead Parents and Red and Blue Hero

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Stalker

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Tomb Looter

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Adult 4chan Man costume deluxe

Source : https://undefined/humor/2018/10/23/ZmsaMz/halloween-ripoff-costumes

13 of TV's Best Halloween Costumes

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Halloween is my favorite holiday, so it makes sense that I go nuts for Halloween-themed anything. Be it snack cakes, drinks, clothing, heavy metal bands, or movies and TV shows.

Actually, especially TV shows. It’s always so much fun to see your beloved characters dress up or get involved with some general spookiness. I mean, The Simpsons Halloween specials? I rest my case.

But there are some TV shows that take Halloween to the next level, especially when it comes to crafting the perfect costume for its characters. Here are some of the best to have ever graced the small screen.

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‘The Office’ – Two Heads are Better than One

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‘Bob’s Burgers’ – Edward Scissorhands, Mommy Mummy, and Gene’s U.N.I.T.Y. Queen Latifah.

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‘Community’ – Queen Alien and Ripley.

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‘Modern Family’ – Princess Fiona

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‘Stranger Things’ – Ghostbusters

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‘How I Met Your Mother’ – Sexy Pumpkin and Hanging Chad

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‘Parks and Rec’ – Rosie the Riveter and Gabby Douglas

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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ – Salt and Pepper

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‘Glee’ – The Rocky Horror Glee Show

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‘Frasier’ – Cyrano de Bergerac

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‘Friends’ – Spudnik

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‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ – Vijo Morganstein

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‘New Girl’ – Public Serpent

Source : https://undefined/entertainment/2018/10/09/2wRGyT/halloween-episode-costumes

7 Halloween Costumes You Won't Believe Were Actually Invented

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In a way, it feels like the more we progress as a society, the less there is to invent. After all, we have computers so small they fit in our pockets, vacuum cleaners that move themselves, and all the nutrition of a regular meal packed into a beverage — and that’s just in America. Don’t even get us started on what’s available in Japan.

So, as autumn rolls in and apple-bobbing grown-ups are beginning to think up their Halloween outfits, we’ve compiled some of the strangest costumes you won’t believe were actually invented. They range from trendy to straight-up offensive, with a lot of trashy in the mix.

This list will confirm the notion that just because a concept was approved, it doesn’t necessarily make the idea behind it a good one. Or at the very least, it’ll leave you scratching your head, thinking WT actual F?!

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Ghosted Costume

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Chinese Person Costume

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Sexy Handmaid Costume

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Sexy Burka Costume

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Pregnant Kylie Jenner Costume

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Native American Hottie Costume

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Ugly Halloween Sweater

Source : https://undefined/trending/2018/09/24/Z1YfxDe/offensive-halloween-costume

Insensitive Halloween Costumes You and Your Kids Should Definitely Avoid This Year

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Halloween 2018 is quickly approaching so it’s just about the right time to agonize over what you’ll dress up as this year. With so many successful box office movies and memorable pop culture moments, this year is sure to showcase some awesomely creative, comical and stunning costumes. 

And although we don’t have a crystal ball, it’s fair to imagine that Halloween will also see its fair share of racially insensitive and otherwise tasteless costumes. Remember the time (pre-Meghan Markle) that Prince Harry dressed up in a Third Reich uniform? The more we progress as a society and become increasingly exposed to diverse narratives, the more we look up to and admire cultures that are different from our own. And that is definitely a good thing.

But what happens when your kid comes home and all she can talk about is how she wants to dress up as her favorite POC (person of color) character for Halloween? From Moana and Coco to Crazy Rich Asians, a lot of this year’s movies showcased incredible non-white characters worthy of being lauded and admired, though it might not be your kid’s place to honor them with a disguise. And even when they’re not racially appropriative, a closer look at some cute and funny costumes will reveal they’re in fact quite problematic — at best.

Below, a few costumes people of any age should probably reconsider.

Moana

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Moana is arguably one of the best films Disney has released in recent memory. A spunky Polynesian teen (Moana) embarks on an adventure to save her people, and all kinds of madness ensues. Oh, and did we mention The Rock is in it? <3

But all adorability aside, Moana might not be the best costume to pin up on your Halloween mood board. Last year, Sachi Feris wrote a post called “Moana, Elsa, and Halloween” for the blog Raising Race-Conscious Children that quickly went viral. In it, she detailed an important conversation she had with her daughter who wanted to dress up like the Polynesian character: “I don’t like the idea of dressing up using the same traditional clothing that someone from Moana’s culture may have worn because that feels like we are laughing at her culture by making it a costume. A child whose family is Polynesian could dress up using that type of traditional clothing but Moana’s culture is not our culture.” 

Although many lauded Sachi for making her daughter aware of cultural appropriation at such a young age, her ideas did receive backlash too, as People reported. In any case, she started an important conversation about not making cultures into costumes.

Anne Frank

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It’s kind of crazy that this needs to be said, but dressing your young daughter up as the persecuted teenage diarist is not a very cute idea. Several costume stores half-decided that it was a questionable choice, but instead of removing the outfit from their shops altogether, decided to change the name from “Anne Frank costume” to “Child’s 1940s Girl Historical Costume.” Another store, Wellindal, sells the disguise with the copy “World War II Evacuee.” Except, Anne Frank didn’t… Nevermind. Best to stay away from this one.   

Coco

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While there’s nothing wrong with belting “Un Poco Loco” or Coco‘s other hit song, “Remember Me,” it might be best to keep your appreciation for this film in the musical realm this Halloween. Disney was lauded for finally representing Latin culture within its film franchise empire, and it also introduced many Americans to the Mexican tradition the Day of the Dead. 

While some might be eager to flock to the drug store for face paint or buy a ready-made Mama Imelda costume online, one person took to Twitter to explain why dressing up as a sugar skull is not the best idea: “I must say that as a Mexican [it] is way more offensive that you reduce a traditional festivity to a Disney film than the costume. Coco is not the Day of the Dead or part of it.” 

Hollidappy goes on to explain, “Día de Los Muertos is an important holiday in Mexico. It is a time for reflection, prayer, and honouring the deceased. It is a spiritual and culturally-specific holiday, so sugar skulls are not just pretty make-up for every white girl to paint her face with. They mean a lot more than that.”

Native Americans

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While we can all agree that Pocahontas was awesome, dressing yourself or your kid up in Native American costumes is definitely not. Simon Moya-Smith, editor of Indian Country Today, explained why in a conversation with Culture Trip: “Cultural exchange requires both parties giving permission, whereas cultural appropriation is outright theft.”

In a Teen Vogue video entitled “My Culture Is NOT a Costume,” Valerie Reynoso goes on to explain why native garb doesn’t make for a choice Halloween costume. “We’re seen as TV characters, you know, just like the savage with the fringes and these boots that aren’t even accurate,” she said. “Even our body paint has meaning and then, you know, you just put on this cheap paint that you probably got at the dollar store for fun because you thought it was funny. Like, my existence is just comical or hilarious to you.”

Chola

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From Rihanna to Kim Kardashian, everyone is obsessed (again!) with Chola culture. But the Mexican-American subculture recognizable by its big hoop earrings, drawn-on eyebrows and heavy lip liner is not a trend, and when people wear the styles of marginalized groups, it’s not fashion. That’s called cultural appropriation. 

As an article on Cosmopolitan explains, cholas and chongas “tend to face racism, sexism, and classism. In other words, making a mockery of these real-life identities is a jerk move.”

Asian costumes

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We loved Crazy Rich Asians just as much as the next person, but not blindly enough to wear any old traditional Asian outfit as Halloween costume. And you probably shouldn’t either. 

Cultural appropriation is using the aspects of someone else’s culture out of context and without any knowledge of the people’s history. Plus, it’s really hard work to become a geisha, and lathering some white paint on your face before going around the neighborhood asking for candy is exoticizing Japanese traditions, and is essentially a slap in the face to their culture.

So when you start shopping for your and your kids’ costumes this year, Susan Scafidi, author of Who Owns Culture: Appropriation and Authenticity in American Law has a few quick tips to share. She told USA Today that a good idea when brainstorming a Halloween outfit is to put yourself in the characters shoes figuratively before driving out to Party City to put yourself in their shoes literally.

Per her conversation with the site, these are the three rules of thumb Susan encourages people to follow when shopping for Halloween:

Source: Think first about the source culture. Is this a culture that has been historically discriminated against or oppressed (blacks, American Indians). If so, proceed with caution.

Significance (or sacredness): What’s the significance of what you’re taking? Is it something that is of major cultural significance, or maybe even something sacred, or is it just a run-of-the-mill ordinary item, an everyday commodity? (American Indian headdresses, Scafidi said, are the “equivalent of military medals. They’re not just decoration or hats or jewelry or something ornamental. They mean something.”)

Similarity: And finally, think about the similarity of what you’re doing. Are you interpreting or being inspired by someone else’s culture, or are you just making an exact copy?

So, what will you and your kids wear this year?

Source : https://undefined/trending/2018/09/14/Zc46YV/2018-halloween-costume-ideas