Caitlyn Jenner Costume – Crossing a Line?

Halloween has long been a time for pushing the envelope and exploring topics that would otherwise be taboo. With that in mind, it may not be so odd that Spirit Halloween has announced it will launch a Caitlyn Jenner  costume for the 2015 season. No surprise that a controversial subject is being capitalized on by a major retailer – but is it acceptable? The internet is blowing up with disagreements on the subject, but Spirit is standing behind…Read more

Halloween Costume Classics: Wizards Throughout the Ages

Whip up an enchanting costume this Halloween Halloween is a time of magic, making a sorcerer’s costume the perfect pick. But there’s more than one way to wave a wand. Famous wizards have their own distinctive looks, giving you plenty of options. Try a classic or contemporary enchanter outfit and express your personality behind your beard this Halloween. The Basics of the Wizard’s Costume The standard “wizard” look is well known and easy to identify….Read more

Throwing a Widow’s Ball

A Widow’s Ball is the ultimate, gothic-themed night. Don your black and lace attire and get ready for a Halloween dinner party to remember. The elements that go into planning a successful Widow’s Ball are the same as a regular dinner party –  just darker, spookier, and much creepier (yeah, we love it too!). Learn how to throw a memorable Widow’s Ball event this Halloween, including invitations, decorations, and menu and gothic costume ideas.    …Read more

How To Throw a Black & White Ball

Invoke the glamor of early Hollywood films or simply the stunning graphic effect of a room filled with only black and white, and host a Black & White Ball! Great as a fundraiser or a memorable social event, the premise of a Black & White Ball is that guests are requested to only wear black and white. One of the most infamous Black & White Balls was hosted by author Truman Capote in 1966. Held…Read more

How to Host a Phantom of the Opera Masquerade Ball

It’s an enduring tale steeped in uber-dramatic design, longing and love, tragedy and terror – and it’s the PERFECT party theme for Halloween or any time you’re feeling a little bit Goth. It’s Phantom of the Opera, and once you discover how cool this idea can be for your Halloween party, you’ll wonder why you didn’t get your hands on it sooner. Here we offer your spookiest (and most darkly romantic) tips on how to…Read more

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