On its own, Nerds candy is a somewhat unremarkable, microscopic-in-size hard candy with a popular sweet/sour flavor profile that The Kids love. But as you can see by this entirely over-the-top store display that brings in pop culture references from every angle, Nerds are about two things: packaging and marketing.
The mannequin is even wearing a tank-style mini-dress with a bright pink and purple pattern the emulates a box of Nerds, while sporting a pink wig and holding a Pusheen backpack. You’re not buying candy, you are buying an image. How cool is she? Answer: so cool. Nerd Cool. You can buy the jumbo box of Nerds candy (which will take you one human lifetime to eat) and the Pusheen backpack at It’Sugar. The Nerds Dress is sold as a part of a “Nerd Girl” Halloween Costume at Walmart.
If you have a young daughter whose heart’s desire is to be a medieval fairy princess for Halloween, you can pick up this very lovely period costume in the gift shop at the Cloisters Museum in Upper Manhattan! Floral Headwreaths are sold separately!
Hey what’s up. Do you like Halloween, contests and winning stuff? I sure do. So what better way to possibly win some serious Halloween swag than by participating in this fun Halloween Costume Contest from Crispy Green!
To enter, simply post a photo of your child’s scariest, cutest or most CREATIVE costume to Crispy Green’sHalloween Costume Photo Contest! Snap a photo of your child in his or her awesome costume, upload to any social media site and hashtag the photo #CGLOVESHALLOWEEN to automatically be entered. That’s it! The photo with the most votes wins a Halloween Family Fun Night prize pack valued at $100 – and some yummy Crispy Green!
Check out all the cool stuff you can win below!
Enter and Vote on Crispy Green’s Face Book Page at This Link! Limit: One entry per child. Last day for entries is November 4, 2014. Voting ends November 7, 2014. Good Luck!
Halloween may still be 9 months away, but I couldn’t resist giving kudos to a woman who gives the task of coming up with an original costume its due. Aside from the fact that her “blood-drenched cleavage” is the most eye-grabbing part of this photo (for some of us, anyway) you gotta appreciate the loving attention to detail she’s given her Zombie McDonalds Worker costume, from the authentic-looking “McDeath” logo embroidered on the cap to her tray of dismembered “Finger Fries” – she is dressed to kill, and then some!
One of the reasons I’ve not “celebrated” Halloween for the past couple of years is that I have zero imagination when it comes to creating the very-much-expected mind blowing party costume, while everyone around me is some kind of fucking costume designing genius. The picture above is an example of the type of cleverness with which I just can’t compete. Flickr user George Schnakenberg painted his clothing and a wrapped bouquet of flowers to create the necessary impression of being the Banksy painting “Love is in the Air” when properly posed against a wall. Sheer genius. See George’s photos of the steps taken to create such an authentic costume at this link. Great job, George!
This Video links to an entire series of short instructional videos on how to apply skull make-up using various techniques – from a brush to a sponge. After you’re done with one, select another from the menu to complete your look. I hope this helps you get all scary looking! Happy Spooky Halloween!
Ben, Tracy and Gail are “The Desperate Housewives”!
Right now it’s about 70 degrees out on the streets of New York City, so it doesn’t feel much like Halloween. Though on my way home I did have to wade through a sea of ankle-biters and pre-schoolers all dressed-up like little Vampires and Pea-Pods on a mission to do some serious Trick or Treating at the neighborhood bodegas all along 14th Street, so that was kind of scary. Happy Halloween, Everybody!