It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when company Christmas parties begin springing up across the world. Who will have too much to drink and end up with a lampshade on their head? Probably you.
But that’s not really a huge problem in Austria because everyone’s afraid to leave their house? Why? What’s to be afraid of on Christmas? How about Krampus, the Austro-Bavaria Apliine folk-beast? Krampus is half goat, half demon, half party animal, and all evil.
Who would want to celebrate this kind of thing? Duh doi. The Austrians, who paraded Krampus costumes in the streets on Saturday for their annual Krampusnacht festival. Watch in horror as these anthropomorphic goat demons stalk the streets, threatening to beat bad children who will be praying for coal after a visit from this horned monster.
According to The Telegraph, “Thousands of people gather in Hollabrunn Market Square, Austria, to watch more than 120 Krampus impersonators take to the streets.”
Check out some terrifying footage of the festival. These costumes are amazing:
Whatever. This thing still isn’t scarier than Elf on a Shelf. Get outta here with that thing.
Go Ahead Tours' customer relation team nailed Halloween this year with this photoshoot.
"We vote on a theme, then cast who will play which character.
"Most of us spend those two months gathering pieces of our costumes and putting it together. This year, a group of us spent the whole week before Halloween cutting and spray-painting pieces of cardboard to create our Iron Throne."
This fight night was put on to raise money for Charity Vision, which Mitt Romney's son is president of. That explains why Romney was there to show his support but it doesn't entirely offer an explanation to why he dressed up as Nacho Libre and went into the ring.
The main event featured Oscar De La Hoya and Mario Lopez but they were interrupted by two masked luchadores. Those luchadores were then interrupted by Nacho Libre, who turned out to actually be Mitt Romney in disguise?
Last time this event took place, Mitt Romney entered the ring in a boxing match with Evander Holyfield so this time he had to step it up a notch.
This Texas high school student went to an off campus party dressed as Tupac Shakur, if you can call lazily slathering on black makeup and wearing a Tupac t-shirt a costume. As you can imagine, this caused outrage among fellow students. While there are some who still support her, a lot of others are calling for some kind of punishment. To be fair, because it went viral on the internet and people on the internet are sometimes terrible, she's now receiving death threats so maybe that's punishment enough.
If you can think back into the far, far distant past, you might remember a little Internet nuclear explosion called The Dress.
Well for the low, low price of $46.95, you can turn that hot flash of virality into a Halloween costume that will roll the eyes of everyone around you.
Over at Yandy.com, they can make that particular dream come true.
Start the debate all over again in this "What Is The Color?" dress costume featuring a split blue/black and gold/white design that's sure to make you the talk of the part
Of course, it's not the most terrifying costume we've seen so far this year.
But it sure is the one that we care the least about.
Halloween's just around the corner!
And surely you've thought, "Hey, I'd love to dress up as a large lumpy potato with a horrifying black-eyed stare and a shock of colorful hair just to make the whole thing zing its way into the night terrors of children everywhere."
Well, you are so in luck! Some costume that slightly resembles one of those troll dolls from the 1990s, but more accurately looks like the untold insanity of pure evil, is now available from Joker's Masquerade.
Here's how they describe the thing:
This cute pink Troll Doll costume is both a charming and unusual fancy dress idea.
Includes a brown bodysuit with attached shoe covers, gloves and a rounded padded tummy.
A matching brown headpiece with stuffed nose, ears and a large grinning mouth is also included.
The headpiece is topped with a tuft of bright pink hair which can be styled to your liking.
You look like you haven't screamed for a while. Let's fix that. pic.twitter.com/HjJbCHpUjo— Jamie Smart (@jamiesmart) September 14, 2015
Please don't dress like this for Halloween. You will surely get chased down the street by maddened villagers looking to destroy the thing they fear most.
"Kill it!" they'll scream. "Kill it with fire!"
Who knew PETA wanted to get into the Halloween costuming game?
By this time, you've all most likely heard of Cecil the lion and the American dentist who illegally killed him.
And also, you've maybe heard about the preeeeetty tasteless costume thrown together by costumeish.com so that Halloween revelers can celebrate in style. It looks like this:
The page says it includes "severed lion's head, smock with fake blood splatters, gloves with fake blood splatters, dentist tools in front pocket".
Hilariously, after a big outcry and even bigger petition, the page also says this:
Due to public outlash and petition launched by Doreen Harley and the almost 40,000 signatures along with the opinion of our company we will be donating 100% of the profit from our Lion Killer Costume to a Wildlife Foundation. Our intentions are not to make profit off the beloved Lion. However please remember, if our costume caused an immediate reaction such as disgust or anger to you just imagine how Cecil felt.
But that wasn't enough for PETA, because nothing's ever enough for PETA. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals put their best, most vegan minds to the job and created a Halloween costume of their own called "Cecil's Revenge Halloween Costume".
Here's a picture of it again.
The product page describes it as such:
Halloween aficionados can turn the table on trophy hunters' ghoulish pastime with this cheeky new limited-edition costume. "Cecil's Revenge" features a dentist's uniform with a "Dr. Palmer" name tag, complete with a plush lion grabbing the dental coat from behind, leaving bloody claw marks. Accessorize with a drill, a toothbrush, or a toy crossbow.
Oh, and it also costs $140.
So just know that come Halloween, you have many options available to you
It's very surprising no one has put together a sexy Cecil the lion costume.
As part of an annual tradition, British photographer Peter Thorpe dresses his dog Raggle up in various costumes for his Christmas cards.
Each photo is created using elaborate props as opposed to Photoshop, and for 2014, they went with a mouse theme.
This year will be her last, however, as she will be retiring from modeling due to her old age, according to his blog.
Here are a few of the photos from previous years, and you can view more on his website.
If you live in Allouez, Wisconsin, you may have recently noticed a giant snow monster roaming the city streets with a poodle.
No, no one spiked your eggnog. This is all too real.
A woman calling herself "Bumble" has been spotted walking around the neighborhood dressed as the Abominable Snow Monster of the North from "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" with her dog named Blizzard.
After images of the duo spread online, residents were all like WTF?
According to Fox 11:
When asked what she was doing walking the streets of Allouez, Bumble said she was visiting from Misfit Island.
She also said she is simply there to "bring joy, happiness."
But she forgot to mention "terror," and "confusion."
Mike Wilson, a professional parkour and freerunning athlete, wanted to do something special for his 5-year old son Jayden, who was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumor.
So on his birthday this year, he made a replica Spider-Man suit and jumped down from the roof to pay him a visit, capturing the moment with a hidden GoPro camera.
You can read more updates about Jayden on his Facebook page.
Rick Scott may have won the race for Florida governor, but a mysterious masked man is stealing his thunder.
Interrupting on air news reporters is an age old tradition, and now thanks to Florida, we have our latest contender in the battle to become the next viral sensation: Captain Hornblaster.
ABC Action News reporter Sarina Fazan was busy discussing Charlie Crist, when he appeared behind her shouting his name.
Fazan was unphased, but a few questions remain: What is the true identity of Mr. Hornblaster, and will he be running in 2016?
Meet "Pat" Lauer: the new androgynous host of the Today Show.
The Today Show team always goes full throttle into Halloween mode with their costumes, and this year they decided to take on some iconic characters from Saturday Night Live, including the Blues Brothers, Mary Katherine Gallagher and Mom Jeans.
But they didn't just wear the costumes, they also acted out the skits.
Worth watching alone to see Kathie Lee and Hoda in drag as Wayne and Garth.