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"Halloween in a Box" Tells Story of Plastic Costumes of Yore

Posted: Oct. 3, 2019

A new film follows the history of Halloween costumes and how their manufacturers had to work together to keep trick-or-treating alive after the Tylenol poisonings of the early 1980s, BoingBoing.net reports.

Produced by HNN Productions and directed by Rob Caprilozzi, "Halloween in a Box" is now streaming on Amazon Prime and Google Play.

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College Admissions Scandal Gets a Sexy Halloween Costume

Posted: Oct. 3, 2019

Can’t Photoshop your way out of this one, Fox News reports.

The infamous college admissions scandal has been honored with its very own sexy, inmate-inspired Halloween costume, released on Wednesday.

“Oops, you can't always trust those motherly instincts. Turns out fame and intelligence don't go hand in hand!” the outfit’s description page reads, joking that shoppers can “bribe your way to the admissions office and score the ultimate scholarly achievement” — being the “best” mom.

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Heidi Klum Planning Epic Halloween Couples Costume with Husband Tom Kaulitz

Posted: Oct. 3, 2019

Heidi Klum is the queen of Halloween, and this year will be no different, PageSix.com reports.

The “America’s Got Talent” host, 46, plans to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of her legendary Halloween party by sporting an elaborate couples costume with new husband Tom Kaulitz.

“I’m gonna have a hard time walking, and it’ll take a really long time,” Klum told People of this year’s outfit, also revealing that it will take her 10 hours to put on ahead of the party.

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Caption: Heidi Klum, right, with Michael Kors, and Nina Garcia. Source: Wikipedia Commons.

 

Some Illinois Schools Do Away With Candy, Costumes

Posted: Oct. 3, 2019

Some schools in Illinois are doing away with Halloween celebrations this year, Fox8 reports.

According to NBC Chicago, the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 sent a message to parents about supporting a school's decision to do away with the candy and costumes.

The message reportedly said, "While we recognize that Halloween is a fun tradition for many, it is not a holiday that is celebrated by everyone for various reasons and we want to honor that.”

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This Week's Fan Conventions Includes New York's ComicCon

Posted: Oct. 3, 2019

This list is courtesy of Fancoms.com.

New York Comic Con 2019 October 3-6, 2019 Jacob K. Javits Center
New York, NY
Super Villain Summit 2019 October 5, 2019 Little Harpeth Brewing
Nashville, TN
Nomikai Dallas 2019 October 5-6, 2019 Premier Event Center
Lewisville, TX
Cleveland Comic Book & Nostalgia Show 2019 October 6, 2019 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cleveland - Westlake
Westlake, OH
 
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