Comment of the Day: Science of Fear Edition

In today's comments we speculated on which of our favorite on-screen characters were just one step away from a pink slip, chose the super powers we would most like to have in our arsenal of fun, and (just in time for Halloween!) unlocked some secrets of what the brain does with fear. » 10/29/13 4:40pm 10/29/13 4:40pm

Gandalf the Fuchsia, Pet-o-ween and Krang, all on io9's Costume Show

Happy Halloween week! Our annual Halloween Costume Show is back for another round, and it's scary just how good you all look this year. Take a peek at the best of the best of what we saw last week — and then show us what you're planning on wearing this year. » 10/28/13 7:00am 10/28/13 7:00am

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

Five Spooky Scary Evil Vehicles (That Might Be Real)

When you think about it, all vehicles can be blood-curdling. They can be your best friend one minute, full of life and noise and joy, and when you turn off the ignition, it all dies. They sit lifeless and soulless, all spirit within them gone. Cold. And in that which moves but has no life, you've got a recipe for… » 10/26/13 6:22pm 10/26/13 6:22pm

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