Kim and Joe DavisCouples' costume alert! While Kentucky court clerk Kim Davis' staunch opposition to same-sex marriage got her noticed, her fashion sense garnered the spotlight too. To dress up as Davis and her equally folksy husband, Joe, you'll need to do the following: Layer, layer layer! Kim is a fan of short Ts over long sleeves and even longer skirts. If you have flowing hair and a pair of wire spectacles, you're in. Hubby Joe is simple: Overalls and a straw hat. To sell the whole look, carry a Bible and print out a provisional marriage license from the Web.
Costumes are popularly employed at sporting events, during which fans dress as their team's representative mascot to show their support. Businesses use mascot costumes to bring in people to their business either by placing their mascot in the street by their business or sending their mascot out to sporting events, festivals, national celebrations, fairs, and parades. Mascots appear at organizations wanting to raise awareness of their work. Children's Book authors create mascots from the main character to present at their book signings. Animal costumes that are visually very similar to mascot costumes are also popular among the members of the furry fandom, where the costumes are referred to as fursuits and match one's animal persona, or "fursona".
Since the close of WWII, the celebration of Halloween was increased dramatically. Nowhere is this more evident than in the sales of Halloween candy. Today, it is estimated that Americans will spend just over 2 billion on Halloween candy, second only to Christmas. Chocolate is definitely first on the list, with candy corn coming in a distant second.

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"Costume" often refers to a particular style of clothing worn to portray the wearer as a character or type of character at a social event in a theatrical performance on the stage or in film or television. In combination with other aspects of stagecraft, theatrical costumes can help actors portray characters' and their contexts as well as communicate information about the historical period/era, geographic location and time of day, season or weather of the theatrical performance. Some stylized theatrical costumes, such as Harlequin and Pantaloon in the Commedia dell'arte, exaggerate an aspect of a character.
The amount of time that goes into the costume each year is probably the most time spent on the holiday and there have certainly been some creative costumes make an appearance. I know I’ve gained an appreciation for the tradition of Halloween costumes and I hope you have too, so maybe Halloween will have a little bit of purpose behind it instead of just being another day to celebrate for no reason.
Homestar Runner John McEnroe John McEnroe was a professional tennis player regarded as one of the better players of his day. Effective as both a singles and doubles player, winning both tournaments at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open multiple times, McEnroe won over 70 titles in both disciplines and was the first player to be ranked as both the top singles player and the top doubles player in the world. He was just as widely known for arguing intensely with chair umpires and line judges when he felt they missed a call, and also for the afro hairstyle he sported for much of his early career. Wikipedia article for John McEnroe
^ "Vigil of All Saints". Catholic News Agency. 31 October 2012. Archived from the original on 24 May 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2011. The Vigil is based on the monastic office of Vigils (or Matins), when the monks would arise in the middle of the night to pray. On major feast days, they would have an extended service of readings (scriptural, patristic, and from lives of the saints) in addition to chanting the psalms. This all would be done in the dark, of course, and was an opportunity to listen carefully to the Word of God as well as the words of the Church Fathers and great saints. The Vigil of All Saints is an adaptation of this ancient practice, using the canonical office of Compline at the end.
Halloween costumes in the contemporary Western world sometimes depict people and things from present times and are sometimes read in terms of their political and cultural significance. Halloween costumes are sometimes denounced for cultural appropriation when they uncritically use stereotypical representations of other groups of people.[38][39] Immigration and Customs Enforcement Secretary Julie Myers was involved in a scandal when she awarded "Best Costume" at the ICE Halloween party to an 'escaped Jamaican prisoner' dressed in dreadlocks and blackface.[40]
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You might find this Halloween Fact funniest and probably the most Interesting. You are aware that Halloween is represented by the jack-o’-lanterns which come from a Celtic folk tale of a stingy farmer named Jack who had a habit of frequently playing tricks on the devil. Due to the act of playing tricks, he could not be allowed to go to heaven or hell. In return the devil condemned Jack to wander the earth forever with only a coal from hell. Jack took the coal and made a lantern from a turnip, using it to guide his lost soul. In full Jack-o’- Lantern is Jack of the Lantern.
Halloween Fun Fact: The pumpkin originated in Mexico about 9,000 years ago. It is one of America's oldest known vegetables. Pumpkins generally weigh from 15-to-30 pounds, although some weigh as much as 200 pounds. The majority of pumpkins are orange, but they also can be white, yellow or striped. They are rich in vitamin A, beta-carotene and potassium, and their seeds provide protein and iron.
But the public service announcements haven’t worked. Each Halloween serves as a reminder that a giant gulf remains between people who understand that blackface is in bad taste, or are willing to defer to black people who tell them so, and people who are still asking “But why? (You know, the ones who are thinking as they read this, “You say it’s racist but I can tell you right now I’m not racist, so it’s fine if I wear it! Come on, get over it! Stop with the political correctness! I don’t understand how this is offensive! It’s a joke!”)
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Chris Farley and Adam Sandler knew the hysterical quotient of a big, burly lunch lady, and their over-the-top SNL sketch became an instant classic. Put your own spin on everyone's favorite foodie with props like messy lipstick, a stock pot and ladle, ugly shoes, a unibrow, missing teeth, a ginormous mole or a pair of ill-fitting stockings with a lot of runs in them. Of course, this is an epic transformation that's best served with hoagies, grinders and a side of slop-sloppy joes!
You may already think that Halloween is a pretty bizarre holiday: What other celebration could inspire both a Sexy Olaf costume and spooky drones? That said, sexy snowmen can’t hold a candle to Halloween’s truly bizarre origins (even if that’s just because a snowman would melt if it held a candle). Chances are you really have no idea just how weird Halloween truly is, so here are eight facts to fix that...
The main traditional Halloween colors are Orange and black. However, green, red and purple have become popular  on October 31. These three colors mainly appear on Halloween decorations and are also usually used in party themes of All Hallows Eve.  Halloween participants have been observed disguised in costumes and masks that have these colors. At the same time, the very colors make appearances on candy, supplies or gifts. You will notice that these items are wrapped or packaged  in either red, orange, black, green, purple etc. Let us have a look at how these colors are associated with Halloween.
You might find this Halloween Fact funniest and probably the most Interesting. You are aware that Halloween is represented by the jack-o’-lanterns which come from a Celtic folk tale of a stingy farmer named Jack who had a habit of frequently playing tricks on the devil. Due to the act of playing tricks, he could not be allowed to go to heaven or hell. In return the devil condemned Jack to wander the earth forever with only a coal from hell. Jack took the coal and made a lantern from a turnip, using it to guide his lost soul. In full Jack-o’- Lantern is Jack of the Lantern.

Halloween costumes in the contemporary Western world sometimes depict people and things from present times and are sometimes read in terms of their political and cultural significance. Halloween costumes are sometimes denounced for cultural appropriation when they uncritically use stereotypical representations of other groups of people.[38][39] Immigration and Customs Enforcement Secretary Julie Myers was involved in a scandal when she awarded "Best Costume" at the ICE Halloween party to an 'escaped Jamaican prisoner' dressed in dreadlocks and blackface.[40]
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