The Original Battlestar Galactica Could Have Looked Way More Glam

The 1978 Battlestar Galactica had some great Earth-toned costumes and a nice Star Wars-inspired look. But judging from some of these early costume concept art pieces by Jean-Pierre Dorléac, the show could have looked way more discofied and blinged-up. Plus there's a good deal more romantic-fantasy outfits, too. » 4/07/14 10:53am 4/07/14 10:53am

Miss USA Dressed as Optimus Prime Because America

Apparently the National Costume Competition of the Miss Universe Pageant is largely a crash course in cultural stereotypes. While some contestants donned more traditional clothing from their home countries, others created extravagant costumes roughly inspired by their heritage. And Miss USA showcased two of the most… » 11/05/13 2:20pm 11/05/13 2:20pm

Costumers Ask, "What are Women?"

There is some serious cognitive dissonance between costume companies desire to sell costumes to women, and their understanding of what women are - their understanding of fictional women at least. » 10/27/13 2:21pm 10/27/13 2:21pm

Amazing and Inspirational Women's Costumes to "Take Back Halloween"

It seems like lately the Halloween stores are full of "sassy" costumes or sexy spins on random staples (yep that's a "sexy" Michael Myers outfit). Hey, not that there's anything wrong with that, but what about championing the real heroes every once in a while? Writer and activist Suzanne Scoggins is helping "Take Back… » 10/22/13 4:33pm 10/22/13 4:33pm

Best, Sluttiest and Weirdest Store-Bought Halloween Costumes for 2013

Cosplay is for all year round — but dressing up in weird store-bought approximations of your faovrite characters only happens once a year. Spirit Halloween has rolled out this year's prefab costumes. So here's our annual look at the best, weirdest and trashiest Halloween costumes you can buy. » 10/03/13 2:07pm 10/03/13 2:07pm