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Counterpoint: Costumes Are Not Just Costumes

Counterpoint: Costumes Are Not Just Costumes

By Natasha Roy, Assistant Managing Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

You can’t just pick and choose aspects of a culture that you like and then denounce the others simply because they are different from your own. That does not accurately represent the entire culture, and it is disingenuous.

Halloween Is For Fun, Not Body Shaming

Halloween Is For Fun, Not Body Shaming

By Phoebe Kuo, Staff Writer

October 31, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Halloween can be celebrated as long as costumes aren't required to be sexy.

Halloween Industry Scapegoats Mental Disorders

Halloween Industry Scapegoats Mental Disorders

By WSN Editorial Board

October 27, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Halloween entertainment exploits struggles and perpetuates the stigma behind mental illnesses.

Clown Hysteria Has Gone From Funny to Alarming

Clown Hysteria Has Gone From Funny to Alarming

By Cara Zambrano, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2016


Filed under Opinion

There are people with a legitimate fear of clowns, a group only growing in size thanks to the recent craze. But even more worrisome, as recent events have shown, is the real threat to the safety of those in the costumes.

Students get spooky, boozy on Halloween

Students get spooky, boozy on Halloween

By Christine Wang, Deputy News Editor

November 2, 2015


Filed under News, University News

An exploration of the good and bad side of NYU Students' Halloween festivities.

Costumes for you and your squad

Costumes for you and your squad

By Alexandra Webb, Staff Writer

October 26, 2015


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

Dressing up alone has its treats, but these group Halloween costumes can add a bit more fun to this year's spooky celebration.

Costumes transform to daily wear

Costumes transform to daily wear

By Caroline Ogulnick, Staff Writer

November 19, 2014


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

After celebrating Halloween, you realize you’ve spent a ton of money on a costume, but there are many ways to incorporate that costume into your everyday wardrobe.

FIT event discusses costuming in 1930’s

FIT event discusses costuming in 1930’s

February 27, 2014


Filed under Features

The Fashion Institute of Technology’s Scott F. Stoddart, dean of the School of Liberal Arts and author of “Analyzing Mad Men,” spoke to a fashionable audience on Feb. 26 at “Dressing Divinely: 1930’s Hollywood Costume/Couture,” an event at the Katie Murphy Amphitheatre. The main topic of conversat...

Halloween news briefs

Halloween news briefs

October 31, 2013


Filed under News

Student sent home for NSA costume Randolph Clayton, a six-year-old living in Brooklyn, was sent home by elementary school administrators for wearing a halloween costume that the school claimed was “too scary.” Clayton entered the elementary school, Brooklyn Ordained Only, dressed as the NSA....

Thrifty thrills for Halloween costumes with a twist

Thrifty thrills for Halloween costumes with a twist

October 29, 2012


Filed under Features

Faced with a sea of glittering shoes, feathered masks and sequined multicolored mariachi dresses among thousands of other pieces, a vintage Halloween costume hunter can suddenly feel overwhelmed. But you do not have to be. From celebrity stylists to thrift store managers, New Yorkers share advice on...