Time for those last minute Halloween costumes!

Halloween is only 10 days away, which means its time to start whipping together some homemade Halloween costumes. While we cannot provide you with the exact goods to create these costumes, we can give you the pop culture inspiration to create some unique outfits. So, lets stop talking and start watching some hilarious videos!

Fan dressed as referee:

Not only is this costume unique, easy to put together, and affordable, but it is also hilarious. Lets say youre attending a Halloween party. Sometime during the night, strip off your shirt, blow a whistle, and start some referee hand signals. Plus, this easily leads to a night of streaking, (which we cannot officially condone, but we would officially laugh at any video of you streaking).

The fan Beyonce made sing on national television:

Continuing the theme of fandom, this costume captures that awkward moment when you realize that youre now that girl. Carry around a microphone, or make your own, and frantically flail your arms at people passing by. When they turn toward you, shake a camera at them and say, OooooOOOOoooOOOOoOoOOOOoOoooo

Ringo, the Umbrella Player:

Just watch Ringo during this video. He plays the hell out of that umbrella. Imagine all of the photo opportunities you can interrupt with this costume!

All right, Ringos too funny not to show another video. Here he is riding a stationary bicycle while the rest of the gang makes music: (Skip to 0:35)

80s Workout Woman:

I believe this was before the advent of Botox, so shes trying to exercise the wrinkles out of her face. But it looks like shes spitting demons out of her eyeballs. Either way, I want to see someone wearing this as a Halloween costume.

Shards of Glass Cupcakes, and Other Delicious Treats

Halloween is only a few weeks away! Hopefully you have your Halloween decorations already up, because now is the time to focus on baking delicious treats. Cupcakes, candied apples, brownies, and all sorts of sugary goodness is essential for a Halloween party. And to save you the panic of searching for recipes, here are some inspirational photos, and one gory recipe.

Shards of Glass Cupcakes

As the name suggests, these cupcakes look to have fallen through a window. However, that’s not real glass sticking out of those cupcakes. It’s homemade sugar glass, which is edible and absolutely delicious. Here’s how you make it:


24 cupcakes (any kind), frosted (with canned or homemade frosting)

Sugar Glass:

Nonstick spray

2 cups water

3 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup light corn syrup

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar


14.5 oz can of dark cherries in water (water, not syrup)

1/4 cup superfine sugar (you can find this in the baking aisle)

1/2 teaspoon lime juice

1 Tablespoon cornstarch

To Make the Glass:

Line a large cookie sheet with foil and spray with nonstick spray. You want to spray the pan at least 30 minutes prior to using it.

Mix together the water, sugar, corn syrup and cream of tartar in an old saucepan and bring to a boil with a candy thermometer inserted. Let the mixture boil, stirring continuously, until it reaches 300 F. Pour the mixture very quickly and carefully into the lined and oiled pan and let cool.

When the mixture has cooled completely, carefully pop it out of the pan and peel off the foil. Tap it in the center with a hammer or meat mallet to crack it into shards.

To Make the Blood:

Pour the can of cherries (with juice) in a food processor or blender and mix just enough for the cherries to be mostly broken up but not completely smooth. Pour the cherry mixture with the rest of the blood ingredients into a heavy saucepan and heat on medium. Slowly bring to a boil, stirring constantly.

Reduce to a simmer and heat until the cherry mixture has thickened. Allow to cool.

Spoon a blob of “blood” on the center of each cupcake. Dip an edge of a “glass shard” into the blood and insert in the center of the blood.

Need some more inspiration for delicious cupcakes? These photos should be more than enough to get your brain juices flowing:


Women, would you be a sexy fruit?

Halloween gives women a chance to be as skanky, sexy, or slutty as they desire, but some Halloween costumes are absolutely strange. Sexy mustard is a perfect example. When I think sexy, I do not think mustard. If anything, I think fruits, because theyre sugary, soft, and easy to bite into, and the juices flowing out of the fruit mimic the blood flowing out of a freshly killed wom never mind.

So, I need to ask my audience:

Men, would you find a sexy fruit or condiment costume attractive?

sexy keg
The sexy keg costume, full of sexual innuendo.
sexy banana
The sexy banana.

Women, would you wear a sexy fruit or condiment costume?

sexy ketchup
The sexy ketchup, because it…goes…great…on meat?
sexy watermelon
The sexy watermelon.

There are so many sexy Halloween costumes on the market, but corporations are running out of ideas. Next year we’ll see sexy bedside tables, sexy Alaskan crabs, sexy plastic dinner plates, and so forth. If you’re like me, this lack of creativity is a Godsend. I’m looking forward to sexy bus stop bench, but only if it comes equipped with stale gum and homeless urine stench.

Kevorkian Suicide Machine Up For Auction

Dr Jack Kevorkian, commonly referred to as Doctor Death, passed away on June 3, 2011, but he left behind one of the most controversial ethical questions yet to be answered: Can a medical professional assist a terminally ill individual with committing suicide?

Dr Jack Kevorkian.

Kevorkian created numerous machines for committing assisted suicide, the most infamous being the Thanatron. To avoid getting too into medical science, here’s a quick rundown on how the Thanatron works: The patient pushes a button, flips a switch, or pulls a cord, and the Thanatron administers barbiturates into the patients bloodstream. Once the barbiturates force the individual to sleep, a lethal injection is administered, and the patient passes away in his sleep.

Since Kevorkian passed away this machine has remained dormant within his estate. However, come October 28, 2011, an auction at the New York Institute of Technology offers anyone a chance of owning this machine of assisted suicide. Imagine it sitting in your living room, kitchen, bedroom, or garage, just waiting for someone to say, What the hell is this thing? You would be hard-pressed to find more horrid and ghoulish Halloween props.

Plus, a portion of the auction proceed goes to the Kids Kicking Cancer charity fund.

Kevorkian showing off the Thanatron.

Before Kevorkian passed away, he was asked if he had any regrets about his work. Kevorkian said, No, no. Its your purpose [as a] physician. How can you regret helping a suffering patient?

Deliberately Poisoned Halloween Candy: Fact or Fiction?

Cyanide-laced chocolate chews. Bubblegum dipped in gasoline. Halloween is full of dangerous possibilities for ingesting toxic, poisonous, fatal substances, slipped into candy by malicious, evil individuals that want your children to die.

poisoned Halloween candy
Apple: Now with razor blade filling!

But wait!

For so many individuals to be terrified about poisoned Halloween candy there would have to be numerous cases of such an event, right? Maybe a friend, or a friend of a friend, knows someone that knew someone that had a neighbor that was killed by rat poison mixed with their cotton candy. That would make sense, because then the person had a direct, or indirect, connection to the incident.

But here’s the truth: Other than one event, which is discussed at the end of the article, there have been no recorded incidents of deliberately poisoned candy during Halloween or any similar occasion.

The key word is deliberately. There have been incidents of foreign objects accidentally getting into candy, or people handing out inedible objects, such as gimmick Halloween props that look like candy.

deliberately poisoned Halloween candy
Pain is deliciousness leaving the body.

The potential origins of the deliberately poisoned Halloween candy myth:

In 1964, a housewife gave out inedible objects to children whom she believed were too old to be trick-or-treating. The objects were steel wool, ant buttons, dog biscuits, and so forth. All of the objects were clearly labeled as poison, not for human consumption. No children were injured, but the woman went to court and pleaded guilty to endangering children.

In 1970, a 5-year-old boy found and ate his uncle’s heroin. The boy died after a four day coma. To protect the uncle, the family claimed the heroin had been sprinkled onto the childs Halloween candy.

In 2008, Pokemon Valentines Day lollipops were found to contain metal shavings and metal blades.

Joel Best, a University of Delaware sociologist, specializes in candy tampering legends. Best researched newspaper stories that detailed events of candy tampering, and Best found that nearly all of the stories were false or hoaxes created by the child.

deliberately poisoned candy
Which one of these things is not like the other?

This is the only case of deliberately poisoned Halloween candy:

In 1974, a father committed premeditated murder by lacing a package of Pixy Stix with cyanide, and then fed them to his 8-year-old son. The father wanted to collect life insurance money from his son’s death. That’s it – no malicious intent to plague the neighborhood with sudden deaths.

So, check the candy, make sure that its good, but don’t stress over it. Unless your uncle does heroin, your husband/father is a murderous psycho, or you’re eating some 2008 Pokemon lollipops, you should be fine.

The Nightmares Fear Factory Photos

Nestled near Niagara Falls is Nightmares Fear Factory, a haunted house that has been running for over 30 years. In addition to actors wearing Halloween costumes, the haunted house has a huge, huge, huge amount of animated props. One of those props is a car that explodes out of the darkness and accelerates quickly toward you. Right when the car should run you over, it stops, and a photo is taken of your reaction.

Here are some of those photos:

For more photos, check out the official Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nightmaresfearfactory/

Hump Day Horrors: Wife Cooks Husband, Boy Locked In Coffin

The world is full of horrors worse than the darkest horror movie. People murder, kill, steal, starve, scream for help until their lungs bleed, only to have their life snuffed out as quickly as a candle. To help you get past hump day and on with decorating your house with Halloween props, or whatever, here are two horrific stories that recently hit the newsstands:

Boy Locked In Coffin

Tuesday, October 4, police started a search for the parents who locked their 7-year-old boy in a coffin in the basement of their house. According to the boy’s statements, being was often locked in the coffin with nothing more than a diaper. The diaper was for if the boy escaped the coffin, since there was no bathroom in the basement. To heighten the fear, the parents told the boy that the basement was haunted by ghosts, and would often rattle chains outside the coffin.

Neighbors called the police when they heard the boy shouting. When the police arrived, the boy was alone, crying because he was hungry.

We’re trying to locate the mom and step-dad to serve these warrants, but at this point we don’t know where they’re at, said Detective Captain Al Leoncini. The warrants are for endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful restraint.

Wife Cooks Husband

In 1991, a woman tied up her newlywed husband, killed him, chopped up his body, and then churned it through a garbage disposal. Neighbors claimed they heard the disposal running for hours. When police discovered the husband’s body, they found his hands had been fried in oil, his head boiled and stuffed in the freezer, and various body parts either in garbage bags or mixed with leftover turkey.

A psychiatrist was brought in to testify that the wife had confessed to cooking her husband’s ribs barbecue-style and tasting them…

He’ll never be late for dinner again!

The wife claimed that her husband frequently sexually abused and raped her. In defense, she stabbed him with scissors, and then did all of the previously mentioned things. She also contacted two of her other boyfriends to help remove the husband’s teeth and dispose of the remains.

Now the wife is seeking parole from her 25-years-to-life sentence. Will she get it? I sure hope not, especially when the attorney defending the wife claimed that she chopped up her husband in an effort to avoid meeting him in the afterlife in accordance with Egyptian mythology.

Yeah, no thanks, let’s pass on the whole parole thing.

Top Five Controversial Costumes for 2011 Halloween

Halloween is a dark, twisted holiday, one that requires equally dark and twisted Halloween costumes. Some people turn to morbid costumes that depict zombies or other ghouls, but there are others that love to push the edge of social acceptance. For those edgy individuals, here’s a list of the top controversial costumes for 2011 Halloween.

Anna Rexia
Anna Rexia

This bodacious bombshell of a costume comes equipped with loads of controversy. As the name hints, this costume embodies anorexia nervosa you know, the eating disorder that leads to more deaths than any other mental disorder. Of course, if you glanced at it quickly, you would think its a sexy skeleton costume, not an eating disorder. Outside of the name, there isnt much to be offended about. It really depends on whether you can stomach the joke.

Illegal Alien
Illegal Alien

Immigrant activists were not too happy with this grey-skinned, orange jumpsuit-wearing extraterrestrial. Take a gander at the item in his hand: a green card. When this costume came under criticism, William Gheen, president of Americans for Legal Immigration, said, The only people getting upset are the hyper-sensitive, over-politically correct, pro-amnesty, illegal alien-supporting nuts. Yup, this costume definitely reeks of controversy. Perfect!

Kung Fool
Kung Fool

Equipped with loads of negative stereotypes, the Kung Fool costume has come under heavy attention of various Asian-American groups, who openly declare this costume as racist. I mean, it doesn’t take a genius to see all of those stereotypes. They’re right there displayed in latex that easily fits over your head and allows for comfortable breathing. Just be careful not to run into someone who knows actual Kung Fu. They may kick your ass.

Vato Loco
Vato Loco

Ah, Vato Loco, the crazy mask that spawned so much controversy within the Latino community. Honestly, what can we say about Vato Loco? We created it! One only has to look at the mask to see why someone would get angry teardrop, spider web tattoo, bandanna, and the list goes on and on. Similar to the Kung Fool costume, this one was called out for being racist and reinforcing negative stereotypes. We’ll let you be the judge.

Child Terrorist
Child Terrorist

This costume is exploding with controversial potential! Get it? Exploding with controversial potential the kids wearing a vest of explosives. No? Still don’t get it? Here, let me explain further: its a child wearing an explosive vest. Still don’t get it? Hm, let me try one more time: child, explosive vest, your familys dead. Are we getting through to you? Great, I thought the terrorists won for a moment there.

It’s October! Time to step up the decorations.

I’ll do a more extensive post later, but I wanted to kick off this Monday with some phenomenal Halloween decorations. Specifically, this picture:

halloween image

“I used contact paper, tissue paper and modge podge for the eyes,” said the creator of this design. “I used cardboard, black paint, and duct tape for the rest! You can’t see them from the inside of the house because there are curtains behind them.”

Ah, Halloween is definitely on its way, and I cannot wait to see more of these pictures. If you want to showcase your designs, drop us a comment.