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The Connection Between Halloween & All Souls’ Day

The Connection Between Halloween & All Souls’ Day

Unlike Easter and Christmas, All Souls’ Day is not a holy day of obligation for Catholics, so believers aren’t required to attend Mass. If they choose, they can spend time in prayer. They may also visit loved ones’ graves, leaving flowers, lighting prayer candles, or sprinkling holy water. If All Souls’ Day falls on a…
Not Even Trump’s “Hoaxus Pocus” Merch Can Ruin Our Favorite Halloween Movie

Not Even Trump’s “Hoaxus Pocus” Merch Can Ruin Our Favorite Halloween Movie

"As one of the creators of Hocus Pocus, I am disgusted by this putrid act of evasion," Mick Garris  tweeted Monday. "This is the worst president in our history, and I object in every way his attempt to co-opt, no matter how poorly, our creation. Leave our witches alone, oh Evil One."
Read This Before Wearing Colored Contacts For Halloween

Read This Before Wearing Colored Contacts For Halloween

According to Dr. Weslie M. Hamada, O.D., an optometrist at  LensCrafters, wearing colored contacts for fun is safe only if you have a prescription, since they still need to be fit to your eyes. "If you don't wear prescription glasses or contacts but just want to give your eyes a color lift, you can absolutely…
All You Need Is A Leather Jacket To Master These 5 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

All You Need Is A Leather Jacket To Master These 5 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

If you're anything like us, you likely haven't decided on a Halloween costume yet, let alone actually purchased one. But before you give up on the holiday altogether — and opt for a night of Hocus Pocus and half-priced Kit Kats instead — let us show you the art of the last-minute costume. After years…
Mercury Retrograde Is The Scariest Thing About Halloween 2019

Mercury Retrograde Is The Scariest Thing About Halloween 2019

Jessica Lanyadoo, author of Astrology For Real Relationships, suggests that we try to stay calm. “This Mercury retrograde, it's really important that we don't jump to conclusions. Information will come to you and no matter how tempting it may be to assume you have the whole story, this isn't likely to be the case,” she…
How To Stream Halloweentown Just In Time For Halloween

How To Stream Halloweentown Just In Time For Halloween

If you didn't grow up wanting to be Marnie (or Sophie, or Dylan, depending on your age), scared of Kalabar, awestruck by Grandma Aggie, and a little in love with Luke (even if you're a raging lesbian like myself now), are you even a millennial? Halloweentown is a claaaassic Halloween movie and not a single…
The Best Black Lipstick You’ll Want To Wear On Halloween — & Beyond

The Best Black Lipstick You’ll Want To Wear On Halloween — & Beyond

To wit: Tie your hair back, turn your lips jet black, add a chocker if you have one, and all of a sudden you're edgy and slightly scary without trying too hard. What, exactly, are you dressed as? Who the hell knows, but it won't matter because you're festive enough to pass. Then, after Halloween,…
The Best Wigs For Transforming Into Daenerys Targaryen This Halloween

The Best Wigs For Transforming Into Daenerys Targaryen This Halloween

Whether you approved of the show's highly divisive ending or not, you can't deny the cultural impact Game of Thrones had over the past decade — including its influence on Halloween. Since the first episode aired in 2011, we've seen countless fans dressed as White Walkers, and even more inspired by Daenerys Stormborn of the…
How To Be Birth Control For Halloween

How To Be Birth Control For Halloween

You can get more creative with this inherently feminist ensemble than you might initially imagine. The world of birth control is vast, and there are more options (for your health, and your Halloween party) than just hormonal pills. You could be an IUD, a contraceptive patch, a glow-in-the-dark condom, a vaginal ring, or a diaphragm.
Hailey Bieber Defends Her Decision To Celebrate Halloween

Hailey Bieber Defends Her Decision To Celebrate Halloween

However, some Christians believe that celebrating Halloween “glorifies” the devil and witchcraft. In an article for the Christian Post, Life Church pastor Jamie Morgan writes, “Setting aside a day to celebrate evil, darkness, witchcraft, fear, death and the demonic brings disdain to God. Period. A Christian celebrating Halloween would be like a Satan worshiper putting…

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