Halloween Costumes

These Halloween Costumes Are Just Plain BAD

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada Style

Halloween is only a week away, but for those of you still looking for a little inspiration, we're here to help. We've already shown you some great...

Marketing To Kids: Parents, Corporations Must Share Responsibility

Raina Delisle | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Raina Delisle

I'm not buying the "if you don't like it, don't buy it" argument. Images have an impact whether or not you allow them into your home. The more we normalize corseted costumes and Daisy Dukes, the more our girls will be attracted to them. I can tell my daughter that the "firefighter goes to the fetish club" costume is inappropriate, but when she sees a happy girl her age on the packaging, she's getting mixed messages.

Proof These 'Sexy' Halloween Costumes Look Ridiculous

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada Living

By now we've seen sexy versions of just about every possible costume for Halloween, but there's something about seeing them on full grown men that mak...

Reasons Why It's Not Ok For Adults To Dress Up For Halloween

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.23.2014 | Canada Style

We've previously talked about why it's totally cool for adults to dress up for Halloween, but naturally, there are always at least two sides to an arg...

11 Offensive Costumes You Really Shouldn't Wear This Halloween

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada Living

Just because you can, it doesn't mean you should. It's solid advice, yet so many don't heed it when it comes to Halloween. Every year, people dr...

Reasons Why It's Ok For Adults To Dress Up For Halloween

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Style

Sorry children but your days as Halloween's biggest group of worshipers are numbered. More and more adults are taking over the "holiday" thanks to off...

Value Village Agrees To Pull Offensive Costumes

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Value Village is pulling some girls' Halloween costumes from its stores after a B.C. mom's concerns went viral. Raina Delisle blogged about sho...

Halloween Costume Ideas For The Lazy Halloweener

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada Style

Halloween is less than two weeks away (yeah, we can't believe it either), which means it's crunch time for finding the perfect costume. However, no...

Halloween Costumes Are Sexualizing Our Youngest Trick-Or-Treaters

Raina Delisle | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Raina Delisle

We quickly located a firefighter costume for boys, complete with a bright red jacket, a traditional helmet and an axe. The girl's version, on the other hand, is a skin-tight, short, shiny dress that's surely flammable. It includes a fascinator (in lieu of a helmet) never before seen on a real firefighter.

Creative Halloween Makeup Ideas

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada Style

Forget costumes—Halloween makeup is where it's at if you want to impress come Oct. 31. (For proof, check this out.) The fact is that makeup can t...

Awesome Celebrity Halloween Costumes

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada Style

Hollywood is all about the shock and awe, so it’s no surprise that celebrities never fail to disappoint with their Halloween costumes. Whether their...

A Matching Set: Pet-Owner Halloween Costumes That Will Change Your Life

Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Living

Halloween is one of those occasions some prepare for months and months in advance. For one night only, you can shed your everyday skin and zip up into...

Halloween Costumes You Can Make With Easy-To-Find Items

The Huffington Post Canada | Jennifer Choy | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Style

Every year I get older, my cool Halloween costumes become less extravagant. Rewind to five years ago when a month was barely sufficient to sort out th...

25 Last Minute DIY Halloween Costumes

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Living

Look who saved their Halloween costume idea for the absolute last minute. You. We get it, people are busy, so if finding the perfect costume was th...

25 Of The Worst Sexy Halloween Costumes

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Style

We get it: Halloween is a time when people enjoy dressing all sexy-like. There are seductive costumes we can accept. Hot devil, OK. Naughty nurse, ...

Celebrities Do Halloween Costumes So Well

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Style

When it comes to Halloween costumes, no one does them quite like celebrities. From the spooky, to sexy, to downright strange (read: Heidi Klum), w...

20 Cheap Halloween Costume Ideas

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Style

The countdown to Halloween is on, along with the added pressure to find the perfect costume. While some people prefer to go all out to celebrate the h...

Funny Halloween Costume Ideas

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Style

Halloween isn't just about scaring your friends, co-workers and neighbours—it can also be, well, hilarious. If you don't feel like being a zombie...

Is This Subway Ad Sexist?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Style

Halloween is totally an excuse to go on a diet because all the sexy Halloween costumes you need to look good in!! This is the message a new controv...

Easy Halloween Costume Ideas

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.03.2014 | Canada Style

Love Halloween but hate making your costume? Let us help! DIY easy Halloween costumes don't need to be difficult. In fact, some of the simplest co...

How My Family Celebrates a Healthier Halloween

Lisa Borden | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

In reality, Halloween produces more boos, eeks, screeches and ding dongs than we should tolerate. From the toxic candy, to the phthalate-laced costumes and the insane amount of waste generated, it's challenging to consider it good, clean fun. Thankfully there are a few things we can do to make sure our kids don't hate us, and our neighbours, family and friends don't ridicule us.

WATCH: Celebrity Halloween Costume Ideas

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Style

Not all of us want to be Princess Leia or obscure pop culture references for Halloween—this is why we have celebrities. So, if you're looking fo...

25 Halloween Costumes You Can Buy Online

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.26.2014 | Canada Living

Sometimes finding the right Halloween costume that will scare people or make them laugh hysterically feels like a lot of work. And with hundreds o...

Super Creative Halloween Costume Ideas

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Style

Looking for a creative Halloween costume idea? Well, you've come to the right place. When it comes to Halloween costume ideas, we love a clever pu...

Oh-So-Canadian Halloween Costume Ideas

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Living

Curious about what to go as this Halloween? Then cast your gaze north of the 49th parallel. Canada, being a thing these days, offers so many option...