Posts tagged "Halloween"

My Childhood Self Chose an X-Files Costume over Friendship

Over fifteen years ago (6th grade? 7th grade?) I dressed up as Agent Dana Scully for Halloween. I was so into The X-Files back then. My friend Therese and I talked about it every day. We traded X-Files VHS tapes, comics… I remember using a toothpick to draw X logos on her nails. That show was... Read more »

13 Halloween Gravestones for Dead Game of Thrones Characters

The original, by Julie Hammerle- Eddard Stark.
WARNING: GAME OF THRONES TV SPOILERS AHEAD! ***** Earlier today, my friend Julie Hammerle posted a homemade Halloween decoration on Facebook. It was a paper tombstone, with the words “Here lies Ned. He lost his head.” Game of Thrones people get the tragic reference. Weeping~! Julie and her husband write the TV and movie blog... Read more »

Take Back Halloween: Historical, Cultural, Empowered Costumes for Women

Just got back from judging the Costume Contest at Nerd-o-Ween 2013.  Fun!!  This annual party, sponsored by the Chicago Nerd Social Club, always has the best costumes.  :) While searching for my own costume ideas, I came across Take Back Halloween.  I agree with this uplifting organization; women’s Halloween costumes can serve purposes other than... Read more »
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10 Theme Ideas for Your Geeky Halloween Party

My favorite holiday is just around the corner- Halloween, Halloween, Halloween!!  Last year, I brought you Dos and Don’ts for Geeky Halloween Costumes. This year, I’m zooming out to address overall party themes. I know, I know, “Halloween” is sort of a theme by itself.  However, I believe in setting yourself apart.  Ask yourself: How... Read more »

5 Geeky Ways to Spend Halloween in Chicago

Halloween 2012 is mid-week.  This means parties the weekend before, the weekend after, and day-of, as well.  It’s about time you finalized your plans!  Me, I’ll be judging costumes and pumpkins at the Chicago Nerd Social Club‘s Nerd-o-ween.  Didn’t snag a ticket before they sold out?  Here are four MORE ways you can let your... Read more »

Dos and Don'ts for Geeky Halloween Costumes

As a year-round seamstress, I adore Halloween.  I get really excited about who’s going to wear what.  Thus, I’ve been discussing costume plans with my readers.  Kory F is going to dress up as Michonne from The Walking Dead.  Christine W is going to be a wildling from Game of Thrones.  BADASS, am I right?... Read more »
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