Now We Know What Happened To That Creepy Burger King Mascot

Now We Know What Happened To That Creepy Burger King Mascot

If, like me, you were plagued with nightmares of that super-creepy, mammoth-headed “King” character from those Burger King ads that ran on TV (and in print, and in video game form) for far too long, then you may be sad to know he hasn’t gone away. He just works behind the counter at Taco Bell now. [More]

Party City Saves Money On Models, Just Makes Photos For Plus-Size Items Wider

Party City Saves Money On Models, Just Makes Photos For Plus-Size Items Wider

If you’re a costume store and have both misses’ and plus-sized tights and leggings to sell, there are two things you could do. You could hire models who fit into each respective product line, and take photos of their legs in each item. Or you could take pictures of a misses’ size model wearing the tights, then stretch out the images to create the illusion of a plus-size model. Party City did one of these. [More]

Sorry, Plus-Size Women: You’re Too Fat To Dress As Fat Disney Character For Halloween

Sorry, Plus-Size Women: You’re Too Fat To Dress As Fat Disney Character For Halloween

I always loved Disney villain Ursula, the portly six-legged sea-witch who swaps the Litte Mermaid’s tail for a pair of legs in return for her lovely singing voice. And you’d think that dressing up as Ursula, or as the inevitable “sexy” Halloween version of Ursula, would be an option for women who are actually shaped like the character. Nope, not so fast! [More]

Batman Costume Package Vs Reality

Batman Costume Package Vs Reality

It’s not exactly the kind of crime the caped crusader would go after, but reader synimatik was a bit pissed when she opened her son’s Batman costume and found it didn’t match up with the image on the outside of the package. [More]

Toddler Costume Tag Admits It's Dangerous To Toddlers

Toddler Costume Tag Admits It's Dangerous To Toddlers

Remember those find-however-many-things-wrong-with-this picture puzzles? Well, here’s something that could easily pass for one of those. [More]

What Are Some Cheap Halloween Costume Ideas?

What Are Some Cheap Halloween Costume Ideas?

The personal finance blog Moolanomy posted a list of 25 cheap Halloween costumes, including ones that make no sense (see “Soup and crackers”) and ones that sound borderline dirty (see “Facebook wall”). The list made us realize that our readers probably have a lot of equally cheap, and equally-or-more creative, costume ideas of their own.

Now Available For Halloween: "Sexy" Costumes For Dogs

Now Available For Halloween: "Sexy" Costumes For Dogs

Last year, we highlighted sexy Halloween costumes for inappropriately young girls, but costume makers have decided to take it farther. To sexy costumes for dogs.

http://consumerist.com/2009/07/29/forget-about-that-2600-urn/

Forget about that $2600 urn that’s shaped like your face. Thanks to commenter microcars, here’s the original manufacturer’s website, where the same stuff sells for a lot less. Plus, here’s a creepy video of the end products! [That's My Face]

Dress Your Daughter As Pirate Wench For Halloween

Dress Your Daughter As Pirate Wench For Halloween

“Gather any group of parents and you’ll quickly hear about how the choices of costumes have gone from witch and princess to sexy witch and pouty porn princess,” writes The Examiner in their roundup of sexually charged Halloween costumes marketed at tween and adolescent girls. Prudishness aside, I think I draw the line at a costume for young girls with the word “wench” in the title.

These Pennsylvania Lottery Mascot Costumes Were Poorly Thought Out

These Pennsylvania Lottery Mascot Costumes Were Poorly Thought Out

Quinto is a new lottery game from Pennsylvania, and their mascot is a bunch of fingers, we’re guessing. We can’t figure out how these mascot costumes made it from concept to on-the-street reality, though. We like how the guy in this photo seems to be thinking, “What exactly am I posing with?”

That's A Bad Costume

That's A Bad Costume

If you buy this for your kid, I will report you to Social Services.

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USAirways Loses Costumes, Ruins Carnivale

USAirways Loses Costumes, Ruins Carnivale

Some of my friends and I went to Venice for the Carnivale last month, and we wound up without our costumes, due to incompetence or theft overseen by US Airways….We were trying to connect from a US Airways flight to Philadelphia onto another airline, we got separated from our bags, and only the bag with “boring” contents came through – the suitcase containing the “interesting” contents has somehow still not been located!

Thrifty, Last-Minute Costume Ideas

Thrifty, Last-Minute Costume Ideas

Dress Your Dullard Child As A Crapper For Halloween

Dress Your Dullard Child As A Crapper For Halloween

Spotted by Boing Boing, I have nothing much to add to this description…

The Disneyland Sex Orgy

An age-old question finally gets answered: do the costume-wearing Mickeys, Minnies and Goofies at Disney theme parks let off some steam after work by humping each other in a sexy, furry orgy?