Hallowvageen Costume Shopping

Since this has apparently become the vagina blog, Halloween will only be referred to as Hallowvageen going forward. I know what you’re thinking, and no, sabbatical is not over. Consider this a sort of sabbatical from a sabbatical. It would have been selfish for me to keep this post to myself and to be quite honest, THIS BLOGCOMA IS KILLING ME. I miss you guys, [insert hug here.]

Back to the point: If you don’t want to, you don’t have to over-expose your LTF (license to fuck, duh) and dress up as a dirty flight attendant, naughty nurse or captain hooker for the approaching pagan party. In fact, you may not have to travel further than your own closet to find your costume because I’m about to change the quality of your holiday and offer a tutorial on integrating your very own sartorial Man Repellers into a sweet Halloween costume.

Below find an elaborate list of ways to incorporate your current wardrobe into a bangin’ or rather, not-bangin’-me-tonight costume.

Use your turban to be a NYC Taxi Driver.

 images via Getty Images, Mr Newton

Do note though, I once asked a Sikh driver if he would help me tie my turban, he was less than pleased. I walked home that night.

Wear your topknot and white denim diaper shorts to be a sumo-wrestler. Extra Repeller points for a flat, bare [and hairy] chest.

images via ABC.net and ChicMuse

Taking a sartorial cue from Denni of the Chic Muse will be particularly useful this Hallovageen around because she teaches the art of channeling a sumo wrestler AND pope in one simple outfit.

Rock your asshat (Hanneli, this should be fairly easy for you) and an aviator jacket for the sake of Amelia Earhart. 

Aviator cap available at OakNYC, $288.

Everyone’s going to try and be Katy Perry this ‘weener around so why don’t you take the initiative and let your inner Russell Brand #iwanttohaveyourbabys loose via messy curlz, leather pants, dirty tank tops, and cowboy boots.

Utility jacket, drop crotch trousers and combat boots for an army general inspired lady of the night.

jacket: Veda, tee: Alex Wang, belt: Hermes, pants: Zara, boots: Chloe 

I suggest the incorporation of a fatigue Equiment shirt and you know, maybe a helmet.

Take a cue from Proenza Schouler’s F/W 2010 collection to channel Wednesday Adams.

 images via Style.com and (uh, this is awkward) MySpace

MR note: Bring a knife, Wednesday loves killing people, and as the left picture suggests…so does Proenza’s model.

Lots of hair, a top hat and Opening Ceremony furray bootays for a try at Cousin It.

Shoes available at Opening Ceremony, $555.

Or take a cue Alexander Wang’s Fall collection and myself at Barneys to channel Wednesday’s mommy dearest, Morticia.

Dress up as a Grizzy bear using your fur jumpsuit, extra Repeller points here if you, like me, have caterpillars for eyebrows. Rawr.


Wear your favorite red based plaid, and alas: a lumberjack emerges.

Do you see the uncanny resemblance?

Or, wear a feather sleeved somethin’ somethin’. Because birds are always in fashion.

Edie’s Collar Necklace by Mixology NYC, $350.

H&M;’s current windows are taking the football theme a little far. Borrow their props, or use your own shoulder pads, bright liquid leggings to channel your man-friend’s favorite quarterback. Maybe he’ll take you home. He wouldn’t take the quarterback home though, so he probably won’t.

This particular image will help you get the costume down pat. Via FabQB.

You can also borrow this girl’s jumpsuit to be an all American University wrestler. Wear a cup for dramatic effect and turn your Hallowvajeen into a Hallowpeen.

image via Mr Newton

How about some Jimmy Choo loafers and a velvet cape to pay tribute to an [eclectic] Pope…or a black fedora and Oreo-inspired duds to pay tribute to the Rabbinate.

 Jimmy Choo loafers available at Net-a-porter. Rabbinate hat available at your local synagogue.

And finally, shave your head, dye your scalp dark and throw on the best drop crotch jersey black harem pants your Man Repelling ass could find because you’re paying tribute to the king of MRing: MC Hammer.


“CAN’T TOUCH THIS!”…because no one wants to. Not a coincidence, sorry Hammer.

…Now, if you’re crazy and find yourself unsatisfied with my bombass halloween costume suggestions, I suggest you stay away from tacky polyester and cheap pleather (or don’t, if fornication is yo’thang) at Ricky’s, and head toward the Dress Like a Nun section.

After all…you’re already part of the sartorial monastery.

Happy hollys!

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  • Anonymous


  • Hallowvageen is my new favourite word.


  • Amy

    Wednesday forever! Although I love that girls weirdo wrestling suit. ACE!


  • I want to have Brand babies too…

  • aside from being very funny, i also found this enlightening….. halloween is not really celebrated in oz, and for some reason i was always under the impression that in the us it was only young kids that dressed up and got into it…..now you start talking about ltf, dirty hostesses naughty nurses (two of my favorites) etc and now halloween is starting to take on new significance….. by the way, is it just me or does the army general share a striking resemblence to one michael jackson…

  • jeanine

    um, I totally agree with the Michael Jackson thing. it's kind of awesome.

  • Hi-larious. And creative – I can go into my closet and find something rather than buying American Apparel out of their stuff.

  • Anonymous

    you never said waht you were going to be!!!

  • Nastasja

    You are seriously the fucking best.

  • You blog is awesome. And now I have so many ideas for a good ol'man repelling costume. You blog has inspired me to be comfortable in my own shoes. I have been man repelling for years…and I used to think there was something wrong with me. I guess guys can't deal with man repelling gals like us!!

  • OMG you're totally channeling Michael Jackson in that army outfit.

  • Anonymous

    unbelievably creative!!!
    love your blog

  • Anonymous

    you know that you are addicting?
    dont ever stop this

  • A

    Great costume ideas!
    you have such a cute blog

  • Anonymous

    Hi Lady. I adore the glasses you wore with the feather shirt, who are they?

  • love this post and i LOOVE hallowvageen!!

  • You are hilarious!

  • This is amaze-balls! I absolutely love this post. I'm sad I will be missing halloween this year (for work) but I'm tempted to channel Wednesday Adams that day at the very least her attitude to express my dismay at missing my fav holiday.

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  • rico

    your blog so inspirational, different idea with creative content..good work dude


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  • costume is great for Helloween, but very scary


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