Halloween Costumes and Masks

Halloween Costumes – Everyone’s Fun Times !

 

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Halloween is the time of year we get to dress as someone else for a while – which, as we all know, is a lot of fun!  Adults, children, and household pets can all enjoy dressing up in their Halloween costumes.

Halloween costumes are often graphically gruesome, but they can also be pretty or heroic.  You could also dress as a movie character.

Here are the five themes that are typically very popular choices for Halloween.

1.  Top of the list are Zombie costumes modeled after the many zombie movies out now.  frozen

2.  Topping the list for kids are costumes from the movie “Frozen” movie.  Elsa & Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and any of the others – whichever you want to be. come in second.  You can make costumes for all the characters, or buy them in stores or online.

3.  Theme number 3 is yet another movie.  These costumes are from the new movie Batman VS Superman.

Men and boys can be Batman, looking dashing, courageous and powerful, along with the cape and ears.  Or for those that want super powers – Superman Costumes will work GREAT ! !

And girls aren’t left out. You can find some fantastic Batgirl costumes.  Batman, Batgirl and the Joker from Batman Dark Knight are the most popular Batman costumes this year.

4.  Cleopatra costumes for girls and women are also very popular at the moment. Of course, they are all styled somewhat differently.

Girls are loving the Cleopatra costume that comprises a flowing white dress with gold and Nile blue collar, belt, cape and wrist cuffs. There is also a gold headpiece for the Queen of the Nile.

5.  Next are the costumes, gloves and helmets from the video game, Halo 3 Master Chief.

This one is for the boys!  You can get it in adult and teen sizes.  As well as regular costume quality, there’s also a supreme edition for adults.  This one includes a high quality dark quilted jumpsuit with EVA molded armor, molded gauntlets, and boot tops, and a two-piece deluxe Master Chief helmet.

Of course, it all comes down to choosing what works for YOU, and being whoever you want to be!  VAMPIRES – VAMPIRES – VAMPIRES ! !

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Plus-Size Blogger Schools Instagram For Removing Her Bikini Photo

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Instagram has come under fire again for removing an image of a woman’s body that clearly falls within the parameters of its community guidelines.

Aarti Olivia Dubey, a Singaporean-Indian plus-size fashion blogger who shares photos of outfits, makeup, quotes and more with her 16,000 Instagram followers, called out the app after realizing a photo she posted with two friends — all of them wearing two-piece bathing suits for a magazine photoshoot — had been removed because it “violated community guidelines.”

Take a good look at us three. Do you know what we have in common? The belief that Any Body deserves to look good in what they wear. Be it a swimsuit, a pair of jeans, a dress, lingerie, a crop top. We have seen and heard the shaming directed towards us. We have also seen plus size role models in the West – be it bloggers, models, magazines or advocates – teach us that the world will judge you no matter what and that does not mean you go into hiding. While shooting for this, I realised how I hadn't been around other plus size friends in swimwear and This made me reflect on how important it is to stay visible despite the hate that might come your way. Because while ppl might shame you, there will be people who look upon you with respect for Who You Are. Follow more body positive people online. Screen who follows you and who you choose to be inspired by or you can relate to. Surround yourself with that and you will see that: 1) you're definitely not alone in this and 2) you are not supposed to be at war with yourself all the time. And if few celebrate your personal triumphs, it is okay to feel sad but remember that That is not something you have control of. Take charge of what you Can control – your sense of self, your self respect and willingness to view the world with different perspectives. #plussize #southasian #igsg #fatshion #nobodyshame #losehatenotweight #fuckfatphobia #pizzasisters4lyfe #celebratemysize #bodypositive

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After nearly two weeks of responding via a series of photos and calling on her followers to re-post the photo in question, Dubey said Instagram restored the image. A Community Operations employee e-mailed her an apology, citing the photo’s removal as “a mistake” that happened “accidentally.”

But for Dubey, the apology came “a little too late after I had to deal with all the bloody trolls and haters last week.”

“I accept your apology Instagram but it does not change a thing. You have placed the image back but at what cost? … You are answerable to ALL of my plus size friends for removing their images or accounts on Instagram or Facebook,” she wrote in response. “Check your latent fatphobia. Check your guidelines and policies. Take better care of the people who use your services as a means of staying connected to oceans of people who just want to exist as people.”

Instagram, which did not respond to an inquiry from The Huffington Post, has apologized for removing appropriate content before. In 2014, it removed an image of a blogger’s covered backside (“[I was] completely covered, but fat. Therefore — pornographic,” she said) and has even banned the hashtag #curvy. Facebook, which owns Instagram, was slammed just last month for banning an ad featuring a plus-size model in a bikini, claiming “the image depicts a body or body parts in an undesirable manner.”

Dubey, who proudly signed her note, “Sincerely, a fat brown woman,” told The Huffington Post her intention on Instagram is simply to promote acceptance. 

“I’d like people to realize that fat shaming is harmful and all I want to do as a body positive advocate is to encourage acts of self love, self respect and embracing yourself at whatever size you are,” she said.

This is my fav shot the hubster took. It's not on the blog because it looked out of place but I love it. This shoot was not easy. Wearing this two piece and hearing the derogatory comments in my head made it harder. I won't lie, the past few weeks took quite a chunk of my good vibes and energy. I spent so much time deleting comments, blocking people and responding to emails..I didn't sleep or eat much. But this was important to do. It is me reclaiming the jubilation and pride I should have felt when I shared the article with you. This is me, existing as a fat Indian girl in a stereotypically skinny Asian world. And oh god cmon, I am more than my physical vessel. I am a writer, a daughter and wife, an animal lover and trained psychotherapist, a sister, an animal lover and music aficionado. There are so many dimensions to each of us. There are so many life stories, loves and pet peeves. You won't see me invading someone else's social space pointing fingers at what's wrong with them. It's called respect. It's also called empathy. Something I don't see being practised as often. This is the last of the series of images for this swimsuit. I am so done with the whole Instagram hoopla. I don't want to revisit it, don't want to talk about it. I'm all talked out about it! Cheers to what lies ahead. May we have the strength to plough through adulting lol #plussize #psblogger #plussizeswimwear #fatshion #fashionblogger #igsg #southasian #celebratemysize #swimsuitsforall

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While Dubey told The Huffington Post reactions to the photo have “been varied, from people telling me to stop glorifying an unhealthy lifestyle to people standing in solidarity with why I was so upset the post was removed,” ultimately, she said the experience has shown her how important it is to keep posting.

“It’s reaffirmed my stance as an activist to use my platform to educate and promote self acceptance,” she said.

Preach, girl. 

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2016/06/08/plus-size-blogger-instagram-removed_n_10373542.html

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