This Is How BuzzFeed New York Does Halloween

We take this holiday SERIOUSLY.

Pinky Swear

Pinky Swear

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Hot Sauce In My Bag Swag

Hot Sauce In My Bag Swag

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Teacher on Halloween

Teacher on Halloween

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2016 Dumpster Fire

2016 Dumpster Fire

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Only A True "Drag Race" Fan Can Get 15/20 On This Quiz

You’ve got to know your herstory. *Spoilers* obviously.

People Can't Handle How Much Kids Are Absolutely Slaying Halloween This Year

Dang, kids are mad relevant in 2016.


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16 Terrifying Horror Movies You Can Watch In 10 Minutes Or Less

God bless YouTube short horror movies.

Lights Out (2 minutes)

What it's about: When a woman turns the light out, she sees the figure of a person appear, but when she turns the light back on, it vanishes. The short horror was turned into a feature length film by the same name.

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2AM: The Smiling Man (4 minutes)

What it's about: A guy walking home late one night encounters someone strolling the streets with a manic smile on his face.

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Welcome To The Circus (5 minutes)

What it's about: While looking after her nephew, a woman finds clowns aren't to be played with.

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Jenna Fischer Loves This "Office" Costume Of Mini-Dwight Schrute

“Identity theft is not a joke, Pam!”

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Did Kimberley Walsh Just Confirm Those Cheryl Pregnancy Rumours?!

Does this mean there really is a baby Chiam on the way?!

Cheryl has been at the centre of pregnancy rumours for weeks now.

Cheryl has been at the centre of pregnancy rumours for weeks now.

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Can You Guess Which Beer Has The Most Alcohol?

Which brew is the booziest?

This Little Girl Went As A "Spirited Away" Character For Halloween And Became A Meme

Terrifyingly cute.

Momo Lu is a 2-year-old from Kaohsiung, Taiwan. On Friday, Momo's kindergarten held a Halloween costume party.

Momo Lu is a 2-year-old from Kaohsiung, Taiwan. On Friday, Momo's kindergarten held a Halloween costume party.

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Momo's mother, Elmo Chen, asked her what she wanted to go as. Her answer: No-Face from the film Spirited Away.

Momo's mother, Elmo Chen, asked her what she wanted to go as. Her answer: No-Face from the film Spirited Away.

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“Who do you want to go as for Halloween?”
“No-Face!”
“Do you like No-Face the most?”
“Yes!”

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17 Freakishly Cool Pictures From The NYC Halloween Parade

A look back at the spooky and frightening, presented by Getty Images.

New York's Village Halloween Parade has been an NYC tradition since its beginning in 1974, when a Greenwich Village puppeteer named Ralph Lee started a costumed walk for his children and their friends. Today, the parade draws more than 60,000 participants and around 2 million spectators each year.

Take a look back at the parade's early days in the late '70s and early '80s to see how this event has become a part of New York City's life and culture:

In keeping with Ralph Lee's tradition of artistry, many of the costumes in the parade are handmade and meticulously crafted.

In keeping with Ralph Lee's tradition of artistry, many of the costumes in the parade are handmade and meticulously crafted.

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Masked ghouls roam the streets in vibrant splashes of paint, fabric, and papier-mâché.

Masked ghouls roam the streets in vibrant splashes of paint, fabric, and papier-mâché.

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Like this ghastly, wrinkled face with its menacing eyes and droopy nose...

Like this ghastly, wrinkled face with its menacing eyes and droopy nose...

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19 Times Black People Absolutely Owned Halloween

They nailed it.

Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill.

Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill.

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Jake and Finn from Adventure Time.

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Eazy-E.

Eazy-E.

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Thousands Are Using Facebook Check-Ins To Show Solidarity With Oil Pipeline Protesters

A viral Facebook post is urging people to check in to Standing Rock Indian Reservation to show solidarity and supposedly confuse local police.

A widely-shared Facebook status on Monday alleged that local police were using social media to target protesters and disrupt prayer camps. The post urged people everywhere to use Facebook check-ins to "overwhelm and confuse" the Morton County Sheriff's Department.

A widely-shared Facebook status on Monday alleged that local police were using social media to target protesters and disrupt prayer camps. The post urged people everywhere to use Facebook check-ins to "overwhelm and confuse" the Morton County Sheriff's Department.

In a Facebook post Monday, the sheriff's department denied using Facebook check-ins to target protest camps.

"The Morton County Sheriff’s Department is not and does not follow Facebook check-ins for the protest camp or any location. This claim / rumor is absolutely false," the post said.

However, the Sacred Stone Camp — one of the main organizers of the protest — told BuzzFeed News that they believe local police combed social media "for incriminating material and [to] monitor communications."

The Sacred Stone Camp said that there were several instances where police used social media to attempt to identify people from videos and issue arrest warrants days or weeks after alleged incidents.

"We cannot verify if they have targeted users of the FB check-in tool specifically," the Sacred Stone Camp said. "We support the check-in tactic, and think it is a great way to express solidarity."

Facebook and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe did not immediately return BuzzFeed News' request for comment.

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Hundreds of people who checked in shared the viral Facebook status.

Hundreds of people who checked in shared the viral Facebook status.

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Many of the people who checked in from across the US and several from outside the country said they were expressing solidarity with the protesters.

Many of the people who checked in from across the US and several from outside the country said they were expressing solidarity with the protesters.

A 26-year-old woman from England, who did not wish to be named, told BuzzFeed News that she answered the call to check in on Facebook because "lots of people have been feeling quietly angry for a while – and now we’ve been offered a simple task we can do on smartphones, that makes us feel useful."

The woman said that many young people in the UK who were following the pipeline controversy felt "strongly that the destruction of the habitat and the disregard for people’s homes and beliefs is wrong," but were "powerless to do much about it" until now.

"There’s also something inherently creepy about the police force or security services using social media to clamp down on protests," she said. "It’s not a surprise that people want to subvert that kind of monitoring."

Mandy Tassy, in Ohio, told BuzzFeed News that she checked in to express solidarity with the Native American people rather than to confuse police. "If I could be there I would be there," Tassy said. "It shows that you support them and that you're with them in spirit."

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30 Things You Should Know About Alx Veliz

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1. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

I usually check my emails, check my Instagram, and read a Bible verse for some daily wisdom.

2. When you walk into a bar, what do you typically order?

Ginger beer and spice rum.

3. What's the one word you are guilty of using too often?

"Awesome."

4. What is the last thing you searched for on Google?

Places to eat in LA. I can never decide on a place to eat.

5. Who is the last person that called or texted you?

It’s either my manager, my mom, or my wife. What I like to call the Trinity.

6. What's the wallpaper on your phone and/or computer?

The default wallpaper that Mac computers come with. I keep telling myself I'll change it tomorrow.

7. What was the last awkward situation you were in and how did you handle it?

I started telling a story I had heard about, not knowing the person in that story was in the room.

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8. What is your TV guilty pleasure?

Old cartoons like Spiderman, SpongeBob and X-Men.

9. What's the first CD you bought?

The first CD I personally bought was The Blueprint by Jay Z.

10. And what music are you currently listening to?

I’m really liking Phantogram and their unique sound.

11. What is the one food you cannot resist?

Chicken wings.

12. What movie makes you laugh the most?

Anything with Kevin Hart.

13. What toppings do you like on your pizza?

Mushrooms, green peppers, and banana peppers.

14. What drives you absolutely crazy?

In a bad way, people that can't multitask while they are on their phones.

15. What was your first online screen name?

That I can remember: bboy_86.

16. What’s the last thing you copied & pasted on your phone?

Probably a song lyric.

17. What’s your favorite curse word?

I've never been much of a curser. I was usually the corny guy saying "FUDGE."

18. What's your favorite emoji?

The wink emoji.

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19. Pick one: Kittens or puppies?

Puppies.

20. New York or Los Angeles?

Toronto.

21. Twitter or Instagram?

Instagram.

22. Bacon or Nutella?

Nutella.

23. Britney or Christina?

Christina.

24. Coffee or tea?

Tea.

25. NSYNC or BSB?

NSYNC.

26. 2 a.m. or 2 p.m.?

2 p.m.

27. Beyoncé or Rihanna?

Rihanna.

28. Netflix and chill or just Netflix?

Netflix and chill.

29. Boxers or briefs?

Boxers.

30. And finally: tell us a secret

I'm actually an alien from another planet sent here to take over your minds through the power of sound waves.

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Check out Alx's music video for "U+Me" here!



You Need To See Benedict Cumberbatch And Eddie Redmayne Make Hilarious Dating Profiles

“If you’re looking for a Fantastic Beast, I know where you’ll find one.”

Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, and Bryan Cranston all appeared on the Graham Norton Show on Friday to promote their new movies and books and stuff like that.

Actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne, and Bryan Cranston all appeared on the Graham Norton Show on Friday to promote their new movies and books and stuff like that.

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We learned many things, like that Bryan Cranston and Benedict Cumberbatch have both officiated weddings. But most importantly we learned that Bryan used to conduct interviews for VHS-based dating profiles.

We learned many things, like that Bryan Cranston and Benedict Cumberbatch have both officiated weddings. But most importantly we learned that Bryan used to conduct interviews for VHS-based dating profiles.

Ah, the '90s.

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To illustrate exactly what these videos consisted of, Bryan made one of his own. And it was way too funny.

To illustrate exactly what these videos consisted of, Bryan made one of his own. And it was way too funny.

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Then it was Eddie's turn, and he obviously brought out a Fantastic Beasts pun.

Then it was Eddie's turn, and he obviously brought out a Fantastic Beasts pun.

I would 100% say yes to this date.

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What's The Best Vegan Meal You've Ever Made?

Tell us your vegan secrets.

Veganism! It's good for the planet, it's good for animals, and hey we could all use some more veggies in our lives.

Veganism! It's good for the planet, it's good for animals, and hey we could all use some more veggies in our lives.

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Except that a lot of people think veganism = all leaves, all the time.

Except that a lot of people think veganism = all leaves, all the time.

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When in reality it can be way more delicious!

Instagram: @veganyackattack

Maybe you love vegan mac 'n' cheese, or have made a killer vegan curry, or have invented the holy grail: vegan pizza that tastes good!

Maybe you love vegan mac 'n' cheese, or have made a killer vegan curry, or have invented the holy grail: vegan pizza that tastes good!

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What Celebrities Wore For Halloween 2016 So Far

So many winners this year, like Kylie Jenner as Christina Augilera’s “Dirrty” look, Colton Haynes as Miss Piggy, and KATY PERRY AS HILLARY CLINTON.

Katy Perry

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Blue Ivy, Beyoncé, and Tina Lawson

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Ellen Degeneres

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The BBC Asked If Black People Really Like Fried Chicken And People Are Absolutely Livid

“Why treat a racist stereotype like some kind of reasonable discussion point?” asked one Twitter user.

BBC Newsbeat posted a video on Monday asking "Is it true all black people like chicken?", prompting scores of people to accuse the corporation of racism.

The video, which featured people of various ethnicities answering the question, featured comments including "black girls eat chicken because it makes their bum bigger"; a claim black people like eating chicken because it isn't as bad for diabetes, which it said is "a big thing in a lot of black families"; and that it is a stereotype that is "true".

BuzzFeed News understands the video is part of a special series addressing racial stereotypes, and that there will also be one on black people and swimming.


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21 People America Can't Explain To The Rest Of The World

It’s just the way we are.

When this girl took her Bieber love too far:

When this girl took her Bieber love too far:

Twitter: @lngngn291

When this guy tried to convince us that he'd actually transformed himself into Charizard:

When this guy tried to convince us that he'd actually transformed himself into Charizard:

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When this guy found a great sale on bacon:

When this guy found a great sale on bacon:

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When this guy thought it was a good idea to make his own version of Mad Max:

When this guy thought it was a good idea to make his own version of Mad Max:

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This Guy With Cerebral Palsy And His Carer Dressed As E.T. For Halloween And It’s Awesome

Angus and Nina even won $100 for their costume.

This is Angus Thompson and his friend and carer, university student Nina Oyama.

This is Angus Thompson and his friend and carer, university student Nina Oyama.

Angus, who lives in Bathurst in central western NSW, has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair. Nina has been his carer for two years, living in Sydney and traveling too and from Bathurst.

"The important thing to know about Angus is that he's got cerebral palsy, which means he can't control his movements, but his brain is completely fine," Nina told BuzzFeed News.

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Nina told BuzzFeed News that she and Angus decided to dress up as Elliot and E.T. to try to win a $100 prize at a local pub.

Nina told BuzzFeed News that she and Angus decided to dress up as Elliot and E.T. to try to win a $100 prize at a local pub.

"E.T. came about after we looked up different ideas to incorporate his wheels," she said. "I think at one point we were going to come as Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, but thought that it would be too obscure."

"Someone suggested Stephen Hawking but we thought that would be too obvious."

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The whole costume took two days to make, and everything Nina and Angus used came from the tip or charity shops.

The whole costume took two days to make, and everything Nina and Angus used came from the tip or charity shops.

Nina also used her connections and managed to find a theatre student to paint Angus' face like E.T.

"We really wanted to commit!" she said.

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21 Makeup Gadgets That Will Actually Make Your Life Easier

Products that will ~makeup~ your day.

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A reusable cloth that removes even waterproof makeup with ease.

A reusable cloth that removes even waterproof makeup with ease.

Just wet the cloth (no makeup remover needed!). Plus, you can toss it in the washing machine.

Get it from Amazon for $12.97.

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This Is How BuzzFeed Oz Does Halloween

Because Australians want to get in on the Halloween fun too!

A sausage sizzle

A sausage sizzle

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Minnie Mouse

Minnie Mouse

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Joanne the scammer

Joanne the scammer

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6 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes For Your Doggy

Because you don’t want your doggy to be embarrassed at the Halloween parade.

EastWest America

Nickelodeon

Touchstone Pictures

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How Awful Are Your New York City Food Opinions?

Sorry, but you’re going to have to make some difficult bagel decisions here.


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27 Hair Products You'll Wish You Knew About Sooner

Lock down some amazing locks.

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A leave-in conditioner that keeps curls intact without weighing them down.

A leave-in conditioner that keeps curls intact without weighing them down.

Promising review: "I bought this on a recommendation from my stylist and it's the first thing I've found that effectively tames my curls. Since I started using it, I get compliments on my hair everywhere I go. The only downside is an increase in the number of strangers who ask to touch my hair... C'est la vie." —Diana

Get it from Amazon for $17.79.

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A dry shampoo that keeps your third day hair fresh as hell.

A dry shampoo that keeps your third day hair fresh as hell.

Promising review: "This is the only dry shampoo that seems to work great, without leaving white residue. There might be white when you spray it on but then you just rub it in and it disappears. I used to never be able to go more then a day without washing my hair, but this completely transforms greasy hair! It also adds body, even if your hair is clean!" —Lunasera

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

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Creaseless hair clips that keep your locks out of your face without ruining your 'do.

Creaseless hair clips that keep your locks out of your face without ruining your 'do.

Promising review: "These are the real deal! I clip my hair back with these every night and wake up with crease-free hair every morning. I'm so so glad I found these at Urban." —Rayne Sinclair

Get a set from Urban Outfitters for $8.

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Can We Guess Your Favorite And Least Favorite Food?

Everyone has a preference.

19 Insanely Fun Road Trip Games You've Never Heard Of

Hit the road and let the games begin!

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"It starts off with one person saying, “Sorry I’m late.” Then that person proceeds to give a reason to why they were late, but the reason is them giving a description of a movie.

Ex: Sorry I’m late, I had to help this guy find his son, but I kept forgetting where I saw him.

Answer: Finding Nemo.

It’s up to everybody in the car to find out what that movie is."

Iesha


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Are These Rejected Fast Food Slogans Actually Quite Good?

You be the judge.


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How Hipster Are Your Grandparents?

Hey grams, can you pass me the kombucha?

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23 Of The Best Lipsticks You Can Get On Amazon

As Elizabeth Taylor once wisely said, “Pour yourself a drink, put on some lipstick, and pull yourself together.”

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Note: Prices vary for each lipstick type, depending on the color and/or quantity sold (i.e. single, two-packs, etc). The price listed is for the lipstick shade pictured.


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Which Cartoon Character Would Most Likely Be Your Best Friend?

“People, let me tell you ’bout my best friend…”

We Know Your Sign And Location Based On Your Starbucks Order

You are what you drink.

All The Best Deals On The Internet Today

Deals at Asos, Too Faced, Gap, and more!

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Do Thumbs Count As Fingers?

Pinky finger, ring finger, middle finger, index finger, and THUMB?

During some routine late-night idiotic google searches, I came across a website that posed the question: Do thumbs count as fingers?

During some routine late-night idiotic google searches, I came across a website that posed the question: Do thumbs count as fingers?

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So I decided to ask my co-workers what they thought to finally get some peace:

So I decided to ask my co-workers what they thought to finally get some peace:

NATALYA: A thumb is just a type of finger.

LAUREN: It’s the same bone structure so anatomically it’s the same goddamn thing.

ELAMIN: This is fucking stupid. A thumb is a finger. It's clearly a finger.

ELLIE: We have 10 fingers so THUMBS ARE FINGERS.

MATTHEW: I’m inclined to say the thumb is a SPECIALIZED finger.

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