Spooktacular Costume Ideas for Plus Size Ghoulfriends

Spooktacular Costume Ideas for Plus Size Ghoulfriends

Check out these boo-tiful plus size costume ideas and shops!

When I was younger, I dreaded Halloween - not because I was scared or had a special talent for eating so much candy I made myself sick (of course not...) but because I could never find a costume that properly fit me. Going to your run of the mill Halloween stores didn't work for me when I was 8-12 because the costumes I fit into were the women's costumes, which were far too sexy for a kid, and even as a teen as I got older.

I soon learned how to put my own costumes together, but now that I am an adult and can dress however the heck I want, I have scoured the internet for great websites and stores that offer true to plus-sized Halloween costumes and compiled a nice little list for my plus size gals. Some of these will be a bit pricey, but many of these shops are always offering coupons.

Still, if you can't afford to drop $30+ on a costume, I will include cheaper alternatives and give you some tips on how to make a great DIY costume!

1. Hot Topic

I know, Hot Topic on its own can be a bit daunting - but they actually have a great plus size selection, especially for costumes. They offer pieces like leggings, dresses, and sweaters that can be worn as a costume but can also be used year round, so dropping the cash on these pieces won't hurt so much.

Their dresses are especially lovely because, if they are your style, can be worn and dressed up or down depending on your tastes. A killer makeup job can completely make your costume, so I suggest checking their website to see if anything catches your eye! Their sizing is what I like to call true to plus size, and if you read my plus size shopping guide then you know that true to plus sizing runs a bit larger than junior plus sizing (like Forever 21) so I suggest sizing down in the size you might usually wear in junior plus.

For example, if you wear a size 3X in Forever 21, try a 2X in a Hot Topic dress, or take your measurements and use their size guide if you want to ensure a perfect fit. I have pictured below their Black Lace Keyhole dress, priced at $37, and is perfect for everyday use and for being the perfect dress to complete a number of costume ideas: vampire, witch, you name it! I also pictured their Mermaid Leggings, priced at $26, also perfect for a cute, comfy outfit or PJ and for a warm mermaid costume, in case its chilly on Halloween where you are from.

2. Torrid

Much like Hot Topic, Torrid offers true to plus size costumes, but are much more versatile in styles in case you are looking for a fun, less edgy costume idea. Torrid can be quite expensive, notoriously so for plus size shoppers, but they do offer a number of coupons and promotions to help you save.

If you are looking for a costume that will stand the test of time and fit you great, give Torrid a chance, especially if you are wanting to go all out. Below I have pictured their Leopard Hooded Sweatshirt costume, priced at $50, and their Harley Quinn dress, priced at $58.

These two are easy to dress up or down pieces and can be paired with accessories and makeup to sell a great costume.

3. Yandy.com

If you really, really want to go all out and are looking for a hot costume, Yandy is going to be your go-to place. They have pages and pages of super cute, sexy, and modest Halloween costumes that you are unlike to find matched in quality and detail anywhere else. The intricate costumes come with a price tag similar to Torrid's, but you get more bang for your buck with Yandy.

It was hard to pick out just two pictures, so I highly suggest putting time aside to look through their countless costumes, even if you can't drop the cash for them: you might get ideas for DIY costumes just from looking, so check it out! Below I have pictured their Happily Ever After Costume ($64.99 for everything but the gloves and shoes) and their Ms. Bones Skeleton Costume ($61.95 for everything but the hat)

4. Charlotte Russe

The plus size section of Charlotte Russe features plus size party dresses that can be versatile for every day use and be used as the basis for some great costumes.

Their Halloween Shop doesn't specifically have plus size costumes but does have fairly cheap items to dress up your costume dress or a dress you already own, in case you can only afford pieces under $20. Below I have pictured a Lace Bunny Ear Headband, priced at $6.39, and a Velvet Mock Neck Cut Out Bodycon Dress, priced currently at $18.39.

And there you have it! For DIY, I suggest checking out Pinterest for some cute ideas -- you can make a plain dress into a cute costume by adding felt letters or bedazzling.

You can also utilize craft stores and use flowers, patterns, patches, and the like to create headbands, skirts, belts, and hats to dress up a simple outfit. Also, utilize makeup tutorials on youtube - my favorite channel is MadeYewLook.

She is an amazing makeup artist that creates the most popular themed Halloween makeups for the entire month of October: for example, she did a Pennywise makeup that is awesome. If makeup is more your forte, check her out, and all the other simpler themed videos that Youtube has to offer.

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."

Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."

3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."

4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.

"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.

“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. ...so are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.

Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."

25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.

"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.

"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."

30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.

"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"

32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."

34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."

35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

Cover Image Credit: Hollywood Reporter

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4 Of The Best HBO Documentaries Currently Streaming

If you're ready to sit back, put your feet up, and enjoy a top notch documentary, this list is for you.


Sometimes the mood strikes to watch a good documentary. Lucky for you, I've rounded up the 4 best documentaries that you can currently stream or watch on HBO!

If you're ready to sit back, put your feet up, and enjoy a top notch documentary, this list is for you:

1. "The Jinx"

This 6-part documentary produced by HBO will captivate you from the start and keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Robert Durst was and has been accused of a number of crimes, and the creators of this documentary delve into the witnesses and evidence while continually interviewing Durst himself. Watch until the groundbreaking end -- you won't regret it.

2. "Jane Fonda In Five Acts"

Jane Fonda is a famous actress, fitness tycoon, humanitarian, activist, +and all around bad ass. This woman has lived almost all of her life in the spotlight and has experienced more than a few ups and downs. This documentary dives into her life, marriages, transformations, and controversies -- and doesn't hold anything back. Endorsed by Fonda herself, you'll absolutely want to learn more about her fascinating life and how she's managed to navigate her incredible journey.

3. "John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls"

Whether or not you agree with John McCain's politics, this documentary is a must-see. This documentary dives into the incredible life of John McCain -- from growing up, his time as a POW in Vietnam, and through his decades of service in the Senate. Through interviews with friends, family, colleagues and McCain himself, you get true insight into what this man has gone through and how his life experiences help shape the humanized view he brings to Congress.

4. "Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind"

Get a look inside the mind, life, career, and comedic genius of the beloved Robin Williams by watching this documentary. Williams was a comedic force and loved by all those who consumed his work and had the pleasure of working alongside him. This documentary is narrated mostly by Williams himself and dives into never-before-seen footage spread throughout his career. If you're a fan of Robin Williams or have enjoyed any of his comedy, you'll love this film.

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