Tag Archives: Halloween

Sometimes a mask is all you need to have a good time.

Haunted Mission: Your Halloween Guide

Whether it’s a run-of-the-mill costume party, an erotic dungeon horror fest, or a zombie blood drive, the Mission has you covered this Halloween even if you won’t be joining the kids going from shop to shop and door to door for candy. Check out our list below to see what you can get up to tonight and tomorrow: Friday, October...
Dari, 3, digs in his candy bag. He says he is a golden tiger, NOT a lion. Photo by Mateo Hoke

Happy Halloween Mission!

Doom and gloom hover in the foggy air this grim day… no, it’s not the residual stench of Giant’s riot smoke, it’s the chilling specter of Halloween (also, the first rain we’ve had in many, many weeks, thank goodness). To celebrate, we offer this brief guide to enjoying the day. Where to get your candy on Don’t let the rain stop you...
Anna Mouravitskya, Steven LeMay (in disguise) and Bacchus (the dog) at Retrofit. Photo by Daniel Hirsch.

Even Halloween is Getting Gentrified

According to a report by the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend a whopping $2.8 billion on Halloween costumes, which is up from previous years. But according to some local retailers, those ghouls ain’t necessarily looking for their Princess Elsa or Zombie Joan Rivers outfits in the Mission. Or, if they are spending money on Halloween, costume shopping in the Mission is...
This year, Mission Bicycle Company is offering its first line of Día de los Muertos T-shirts. Images courtesy of Mission Bicycle Company

Must Have: Día de los Muertos-inspired Tees

Mission Bicycle Company is offering its first line of locally printed, limited-edition Día de los Muertos T-shirts. In the past, the company has designed calavera-inspired (skull) bicycles by staffer David Archard. This year, new staffer Jacob Niebergall designed the American Apparel T-shirts that incorporate bicycle gears within the skull. According to Niebergall: “I really enjoyed doing the research on traditional Día de los Muertos iconography....

Swine Flu Krispies

Today it’s about food. Food suitable for the President. Food that cures anxiety. Hell, food that battles swine flu. You know how when you’re a kid you think your parents are full of it when they say candy is bad for you? Well, Kellogg’s recently took the kids’ side of the argument to sell Cocoa Krispies. A big, yellow banner...
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11.03.09

With Day of the Dead and Halloween now behind us, surely many people will get the post-dress-up-like-a-fool-in-public blues. But November has other treats in store. And not just turkey/tofurkey day. That’s right, it’s Movember! Not a typo, but a monthlong celebration of the mustache. It’s also National Novel Writing Month for those of you with free time. Whew. What a...
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Trick or Treat … and Trendy

I was never one for the Halloween hoopla, so when my friends decided to throw a party I wasn’t excited. One of my colleagues thought about being a Playboy playmate. Huh?  A blond wig, bunny ears and a smile? She reminded me that Halloween is just an excuse for women to dress slutty without penalty. Duh.   But I had...