October 31, 2012
If your Halloween costume includes contact lenses to give your eyes the scary look of a werewolf or vampire, you may want to consider the dangers, especially if you don't get them from a doctor. The American Optometric Association said contact lenses should be fitted by a physician. Yet 28 percent of people who buy colored contacts for Halloween buy them illegally. We're talking from gas stations, flea markets, beauty salons and the Internet. The doctors group said doing this is putting people at risk for bacterial infections, allergic reactions and irreversible eye sight loss.
October 30, 2012
Skeletons, butterflies, frogs and even baby chickens bounced around the festive food court at the Mall in Columbia on Tuesday, as officials urged residents to celebrate Halloween despite Sandy's after-effects, and parents enthusiastically tried to comply. "It may be a little soggy and a little muddy," said Raquel Guillory, spokeswoman for Gov. Martin O'Malley. "But as long as there are no downed wires or trees in the way, we do hope the kids get out and do a little trick-or-treating.
October 29, 2012
Who is that masked woman? As if the height and ridiculous body didn't give it away, why it's Stacy Keibler, hosting a masquerade party at the Bellagio in Las Vegas this weekend. Wonder if she'll wear that for trick or treating? firstname.lastname@example.org @BaltInsider on Twitter
October 12, 2012
See that above? On the right, you have the present-day girls' Big Bird costume. On the left? That's me in the 1982 version of the girls' Big Bird costume. Wait, my bad. Back then, it was just a Big Bird costume, no gender roles necessary. I mean, I know this has been going for ages, and that Halloween has turned into a way for people (grownups, one hopes) to let out their sexpot side for a day. (Check out this illustration of how costumes evolve from unicorn to sexy unicorn, nurse to sexy nurse, bee to sexy bee.)
November 1, 2011
This year's best Halloween costume award goes to Johnny Rad's Johnny Rad's , the super friendly Upper Fells Point pizzeria and restaurant dressed up for Halloween as Kelly's, the neighborhood watering hole that preceded it. Rich Pugh and company put up the old Kelly's sign and the staff wore Kelly's T-shirts. Best of all was one of Johnny Rad's accessories -- for the first time ever on Johnny Rad's beer list -- Coor's Light, a Kelly's staple.
November 1, 2011
Pictures of Ravens cheerleaders dressed in Halloween costumes during the Ravens home game against Buffalo on Sunday, October 24, in Baltimore. Welcome to our new mobile site! Here's a quick tour: • Find things to do: 10 Spot picks happening soon are highlighted at the top of the site. • Your second screen: Keep up with boob tube buzz while you watch on the TV Lust blog. • Food and drink tips: Check the Eats section for dinner and drink ideas.