For one night a year, you can be whoever you want to be. Through the magic of fake eyelashes and an insane amount of make-up, you can celebrate your inner diva, goddess and ingénue. Yes, I am talking about Halloween, where my personal costumes have run the gamut from the not-so-creative, yet inevitable sexy devil to channeling my best Gwen Stefani circa 2002.
Crafting Halloween costumes from thrift store salvages and items from the back of the closet has been a tradition since my youth. Rarely were my childhood costumes purchased, but were thrown together to create a gypsy, an old woman, and a hand-made fairy princess. My favorite from this collection is The Professional Bruncher, although I liked it even more when I thought it was Abbi from Broad City.
Like other holidays associated with high hopes and unrealistic expectations, I am talking about you birthday and New Year’s, Halloween can be one of the craziest nights of the year or one of the most disappointing. In typical tongue-in-cheek fashion, ManRepeller chronicles them both.
I love a good #tbt post just like everyone else. There is a particular joy that comes from laughing at one’s younger self, knowing that it really does get better after the awkward years. For a special Halloween-themed #tbt, I dragged some of my most favorite friends from high school down with me.
What?! The remains of more than 20,000 bodies are entombed under the iconic Washington Square Park. Street performers, tourists, NYU students and ghosts, apparently, converge at this classic New York sight-seeing spot. Explore more unassuming New York spots that are promised to be certifiably haunted.