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Handmaid's Tale Costume Great for Protests, Not for Halloween

At least not the sexy version of it that just got Yandy into hot water

(Newser) - Halloween costumes based on popular TV shows usually do well their first year out, but one new getup was nixed before the first pumpkin was carved. The Daily Dot reports, a retail site known for its sexy costumes, yanked one based on the Hulu series The Handmaid's ... More »

Racist, Sexist Halloween Costumes Come Under Fire

Two groups are fighting back

(Newser) - Before you don your Halloween costume tomorrow, consider this: Is it offensive? Two groups are fighting back against costumes they consider racist or sexist:
  • Ohio University's Students Teaching About Racism in Society (STARS) created a campaign with the headline, "We’re a culture, not a costume." Students
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When Did Halloween Turn Sexy?

It all started in Greenwich Village in the '70s

(Newser) - Ever wondered when Halloween shifted from spooky to sexy? Somewhere in the 1970s, explains Juliet Lapidos for Slate. New York’s Greenwich Village launched its annual Halloween parade in 1973, an event that quickly became popular among the local gay community, who largely attended in drag and other sexy outfits.... More »

Halloween Horror: a Snooki Invasion

Expect to see plenty of The Situations, Pauly Ds, as well

(Newser) - Anyone with a Snooki pouf phobia should stay indoors Halloween night and close the curtains. Fair warning: the streets and parties will be crawling with Jersey Shore guidette and guido fans dressing up in this season's most popular Halloween costumes. Snooki and Pauly D garb, and fake abs evocative of... More »

Finally, Victoria's Secret Halloween Costumes

Now you actually can wear lingerie for Halloween!

(Newser) - In the world of Victoria’s Secret, Halloween costumes aren’t called Halloween costumes: They’re called “Sexy Little Fantasies.” The lingerie giant launched the costume line this year, and, not surprisingly, there are absolutely no un-sexy offerings—so if you were hoping to dress up as the... More »

Wonder Woman Gets New Look (With Pants!)

DC reboots iconic character

(Newser) - Wonder Woman's days of looking like a patriotic stripper are over. DC Comics will reboot its iconic character this week in Wonder Woman #600, the company announced last night. She'll get a new backstory, and with it a costume that new writer J. Michael Stracynski says will be modern and... More »

Turning Tricks, or 'Trick or Treat'?

Parents unable to counter sexy costume trend: expert

(Newser) - No, your eyesight isn't hexed: Young girls really are dressing like French maids and prostitutes every Halloween. And their skirts will only get higher, because pop culture has drowned out any last echo of parental advice, author Diane E. Levin tells the Los Angeles Times. The co-author of So ... More »

Ten Steps to Greener Sex

From recycled bikinis to fair trade condoms

(Newser) - Eco-conscious sex certainly doesn't have too enticing a ring to it, but don't discount the enjoyable ways to spice things up while doing your part to save the Earth, says From the reasonable to the wacky, they've got you, er, covered:
  • Grab French Letter condoms, the world's only
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'Tudors': Flashy Fiction Is Far From Fact

Historians balk at steamy soap, but fans aren't deterred

(Newser) - In the battle of fact versus flair, it’s pretty obvious which side “The Tudors” comes down on. Showtime’s steamy period soap opera, which premiers its second season tonight, trades a chubby, tight-wearing Henry VIII for slim, sexy Jonathan Rhys Meyers. “It’s sloppy filmmaking,” one... More »

Leave Halloween to the Kids

Fed up with adult costumes, columnist wants the 'trick' out of 'trick or treat'

(Newser) - Halloween has taken a turn for the worst, LA Times columnist Joel Stein complains, with the rampant introduction of adult sexuality into the last remaining kids' holiday untainted by politics. "People vastly prefer Halloween parties because New Year's Eve involves dressing up like an adult," he grouses, "... More »

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