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Vamping it up on Halloween!: Lex’s Movie Picks

Are you a fan of vampires in the cinema? I am! The concept of a timeless being who feeds off the blood of the living has long appealed to people.  Despite the hackneyed stories popping up occasionaly,  there are some still some very intriguing films being made in the vampire genre. Below are a few of my favorites from the last fifteen years (thus, there is no, say,  Nosferatu or The Hunger on this list).

Vampyr II, by Edvard Munch.1895-1905.
Vampyr II, by Edvard Munch. 1895-1905.

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10 Spooky Books to Read this Halloween Season

Whether you want to bring some book-lovin’ to your Halloween or some Halloween to your book-lovin’, you’ve come to the right spot! I’ve compiled a list of the spookiest books I’ve read lately, be they legitimately scary or merely thematically appropriate. Check out these titles if you want to set the tone for this year’s spooky season: Continue reading 10 Spooky Books to Read this Halloween Season

Looking for a Halloween costume? Try these trios!

We’re heading into October, and that means that Halloween and opportunities to wear sweet costume creations are just around the corner! Some people plan what their chosen costume (or costumes!) will be way ahead of time, but others wait until the last minute. If you’re one of those individuals who is still wondering what it is you’re going to be, maybe this list of popular trios will offer some inspiration not just for you, but for your friends, too!

Terra (Meghan) is not having any shenanigans from Raven (yours truly) and Starfire (Editor-in-Chief Sarah).
Terra (Meghan) is not having any shenanigans from Raven (yours truly) and Starfire (Editor-in-Chief Sarah).

Schoolhouse Rock! asserts that Three is the Magic Number, and according to TV Tropes, that rings true for the world of popular visual arts, as well. Does this translate to real-life for you? Have two besties instead of just one? Then consider the following ‘Power Trios’, whether they are fictional or inspired by actual individuals, when you are looking for a Halloween costume:

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Vesture Vocab III: Lexical Decorations for your Costumes and Conversations

Are you in the market for something interesting to add to your costume or cosplay? Halloween is practically around the corner, after all. If you’re searching for a costume or design detail to put the finishing touches on an ensemble, or just plain looking for weird words to wow your Scrabble buddies, Vesture Vocab is here to help!

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There are two previous installments (I and II), so if you don’t find what you want here, perhaps you could take a gander at the other articles for assistance!

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The Gal-lery: A Geekette Halloween costume flashback!

As Halloween approaches as quickly as a banshee on a brisk October breeze, people are getting ready for a night full of candy, parties and, of course, costumes!

A panda... that is also a vampire! Why not dream big this Halloween?
A panda… that is also a vampire! Why not dream big this Halloween?

The Geekettes are no exception to this annual celebration of the spooky. Last October, we shared an array of costumes past, present and future. This year, we wanted to treat (never trick!) our readers to an adorable retrospective of some of our favorite costumes from our childhoods!

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Literature-Themed Halloween Party Ideas

So you want to throw a themed Halloween party this year, but you want something a little more sophisticated than Cops and Robbers or less cliché than Angels and Devils? Why not turn to literature for some inspiration? Here are some book-themed party ideas that you are welcome to borrow: Continue reading Literature-Themed Halloween Party Ideas

Melissa’s Top 8 Hallow-Month Favorites

Happy Halloween, my Geekettes! October is here, which means all things spooky are upon us. To get everyone in the holiday spirit, I present to you my Top 8 Hallow-Month Favorites. Continue reading Melissa’s Top 8 Hallow-Month Favorites

Get Your Spoop On: Top 5 Movies To Get You In The Fall Spirit

It is officially Fall, y’all! Time to grab those pumpkins, along with anything featuring said flavor, cozy up in your sweaters, and enjoy the colorful leaves. You know what Fall also means? Spoopy time. And if you think I’ve just misspelled Spooky, you’d be only half right–if you want to get the low down on what Spoopy means, click here. So in the spirit of the season, here are 5 movies that get me in the right Spoopy mood.

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Goodbye September, Hello Halloween!

OH FRABJOUS DAY! Tomorrow the month of HALLOWEEN is upon us! Well, okay, so technically, tomorrow is the first of October, but I know I’m not the only Geekette who likes to celebrate one of her absolute favorite holidays a little on the early side, right?

A bat costume for fancy-dress ball. Engraved French fashion plate, 1887.
A bat costume for fancy-dress ball. Engraved French fashion plate, 1887.

Additionally, it’s never too early for someone to start daydreaming ideas or mentally putting a costume together, especially if it’s on the complex side of dressing-up. Even if it’s super simple, coming-up with costume inspiration is really fun, so since it would be impossible for me to see all of the ideas I have come to wearable fruition, here’s a brief selection of costume suggestions I’d like to share!

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How to Halloween like a Feminist

imageHalloween, while one of the best holidays of the year, can be problematic. A universal problem is cultural appropriation in costumes. However, chances are if you’ve found this post, you’re not planning on dressing up as a terrorist or Boston Marathon victim this year. And that’s huge. But the fight is not over yet. People are still wearing cultures as costumes, and Halloween in our society is still incredibly mysogynistic at its core. Here are some ways to bring some equality to this joyous holiday:

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