So you’ve made the commitment and decided to join in on that Halloween Spirit. You’re kicking lazy-girl aside and opting some fun for the week. Well good for you. We’ve made the navigation super easy & picked out some stellar things to check out. Grab your friends, go wild, and get spooked!
A Lesbian Feminist Halloween Haunted House is a queer, sex-positive take on a hell house.
Plummer Park, West Hollywood
1200 North Vista Street
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Opening Friday, October 16, 2015, 5:30-9:30pm
KillJoy’s Kastle continues from 6:30-9:30pm Saturday and Sunday, October 17 & 18; Thursday-Sunday, October 22-25; and Wednesday-Friday, October 28-30
Admission is free.
Each Halloween radical evangelical groups build hell houses. These performer-animated installations showcase a gruesome retribution for the sins of fornication, abortion, suicide, occultism, and—of course—same-sex relationships. This Halloween, Toronto based-artists Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell reclaim this hellish scenario with their sex positive, trans inclusive, queer lesbian-feminist-fear-fighting celebration. Organized by ONE Archives in West Hollywood, KillJoy’s Kastle: A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House is designed to pervert, not convert. This haunted house of freaky feminist skill sharing and paranormal consciousness-raising reanimates the archive of lesbian herstory with all its wonders and thorny complications. Expect horror. Dare to be scared by gender-queer apparitions, ball-busting butches, and never-married, happy-as-hell spinsters. Get down on riot ghouls and radical vampiric grannies while channeling your inner consciousness hell-raiser. Each evening of nightmarishly non-assimilated lesbian mayhem will include multiple live performances from a spirited group of international and local weirdos.
Ziggy Stardust inspired Halloween makeup look by MUA Liberty Wise
Let’s face it, most of us haven’t gotten our faces painted since we were little kids getting butterflies and flowers painted on to the sides of our faces at the local school carnival. Halloween is the perfect time to unleash your inner beauty freak skills! For those of you who are scrambling to secure your last minute costumes, sometimes all it takes is your pretty little face to take center stage. Face painting can be a great cost-efficient option as you can probably sport your look with something that you already have going on in your closet and let your face do the talking; or elevate your costume to take it to next level seflie-worthiness.
Chrissy Teigen as Honey Boo Boo
It’s almost go time and you may (or may not) be scrambling for this year’s Halloween costume. Regardless of which way you are going, we’re looking to the ghost of celebrities’ costumes past for some major inspiration. It’s clear that celebrities pull out all the stops to celebrate the festive holiday—thanks in part to their on hand makeup team (ahem Heidi Klum) and bank accounts.
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It’s still considered the beginning of October, and that means you have time to avoid the hellish misery of procrastination. Looking into your options now will give you the advantage to buy online in order to prepare for dressing up for Halloween. There are two types of people in this world: The ones who count down the days to their most favorite holiday which is Halloween —who put their trending-topic know-how on display in hopes of gaining Instagram worthy praise and likes. Then there’s the rest of us that may not give a few damns, but feel the need to dress up for the cause to somewhat embrace the festive spirit. If Halloween isn’t quite your thing, but you want to show a little love check out our easy online picks that won’t have you scrambling last minute at your local Halloween store (HELL).
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