The Best Halloween Costumes of 2011

Brian Moylan · 11/01/11 04:43PM

We asked for pictures of your Halloween costumes and boy did you guys deliver. Sure, there were a few silly entries (like "dead Steve Jobs"), but many of them were outstanding. And yet there can only be one winner!

Calvin Klein and His Child Bride's Embarrassing Halloween Costume

Brian Moylan · 10/31/11 05:47PM

Like any retiree, Calvin Klein has a lot of time on his hands, and like any retiree he gets to indulge in his hobbies. Apparently his main one these days is going to glam parties with his ex-porn star boyfriend Nick Gruber in tow. Here's the sad display the duo made this past Saturday at The Standard when they attended hotelier Andre Balazs' Halloween party at the swinging club atop the hotel/exhibitionist hotspot.

No One Wants to Dress Up as a Politician This Halloween

Jim Newell · 10/28/11 04:44PM

The Washington Post reports, somewhat anecdotally, that the wiseacres who usually dress up as a comical political figure for Halloween would rather just go as someone unrelated to politics this year, as the horror of thinking about our broken system is now too too depressing, even on Halloween.

10 Halloween Costumes to Avoid

Brian Moylan · 10/18/11 02:55PM

Every year there are those Halloween costume ideas that are topical and also easy to execute. That means at least one person at your Halloween party is going to have one of these costumes on. Don't be one of those cultural lemmings! If any of the following ideas are on your list, it's time to go back to the drawing board.

The Best Halloween Costumes of 2010

Brian Moylan · 11/01/10 02:35PM

Do you people love Halloween or what? We put out the call last week for your best Halloween costumes and we sure received some spectacular entries. Here are the best of the best, and our spectacular winner.

Enter the Gawker Halloween Costume Contest—If You Dare

Brian Moylan · 10/29/10 03:12PM

If you're anything like us, you've spent the last few weeks conceptualizing and constructing your Halloween costume. Why let all that hard work go to waste when you could post some pictures here and win a prize?

Pinch Takes a Pass

cityfile · 10/30/09 08:46AM

Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the publisher and chairman of the New York Times Co., is known for having a sense of humor. So you might think he'd get into the spirit of Halloween and put on a costume of some sort. That will not be the case, unfortunately. When we contacted his office, we were told to follow up with him directly by email, which, naturally, we did. His seven-word response: "I'm out of town that day." Next year then? [Previously]

Ashley Dupre Breaks Out the Blue Eyes This Weekend

cityfile · 10/30/09 02:00AM

We weren't able to find out what Eliot Spitzer is dressing up as for Halloween, but Ashley Dupre came through in a big way when she posted pics of one of three looks she'll be rocking this weekend to her Twitter account. (She'll be a sailor on Friday night, a cat for brunch on Saturday, and a vampire on Saturday night.) Ashley would like you to know she isn't wearing any make-up in these photos, and that it took her an hour to get the contact lenses in. But her efforts paid off nicely, didn't they? Two bigger pics of New York's most famous ex-call girl turned recording artist looking her freakiest are below.

Hillary Will Be Skipping Halloween This Year

cityfile · 10/29/09 12:33PM

Hillary Clinton won't be dressing up for Halloween. (But don't let that stop you from dressing up as Hillary, if you'd like.) When we called Secretary Clinton's press office in Washington, DC, and explained our request, the incredulous woman at the other end of the line said she'd have to get back to us. We later got a call from a press representative from the State Department. "Unfortunately, she's not going to be here to celebrate Halloween," he said. "She's traveling overseas in Asia and won't be back until the first week of November." So will she be dressing up overseas? "Um, I couldn't say," he replied. (MF)

Rudy Will Be Escaping to Jersey on Saturday Night

cityfile · 10/29/09 10:52AM

Rudy Giuliani will not be pulling his dusty Marilyn Monroe costume out of the closet this weekend, sadly. (It seems that while New Yorkers didn't have a problem with a mayor who occasionally cross-dressed, national voters picking their next president weren't quite as open-minded.) When we called Giuliani's office to find out what he was planning to wear for Halloween (if anything!), a spokesperson for the ex-mayor admitted that while she hadn't spoken to him about it, she didn't believe he had any plans to dress up: "He's likely to be in New Jersey campaigning for the gubernatorial candidate, Chris Christie," she said. [Previously]

The Naked Cowboy Is a One Trick Pony

cityfile · 10/29/09 01:45AM

His normal work attire is hard to top, but as part of our ongoing series on Halloween costumes, we thought we'd ask the Naked Cowboy (aka Robert Burke) if he was planning to dress up as anything special this weekend.