Christmas costumes

A Guide to 13 Cheap and Easy Movie and TV-Themed Halloween Costumes

There’s roughly a week until Halloween and many people – myself included –  still haven’t gotten their costume situation in check. Thankfully, there are a number of fantastic characters from 2017’s pop culture offerings who make for relative cheap and easy costumes. If you’re anything like me, the notion of stitching together a terrifying outfit from scratch can … [Read more…]

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Costumes, party necessities supplied at Party Depot

Party Depot has been in business for 17 years, 10 of which have been at the current 14,000 square foot location at 410 Main Ave.Still looking for the perfect Halloween costume? Party Depot in downtown Brookings sells several thousand costumes every year, according to owner Cheryl Meyer. Meyer said the store has three main focuses: wedding rentals, … [Read more…]

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6 Christmas Costumes For Halloween

Over the years, holidays or occasions have seemingly started to get celebrated closer and closer to each other — like the way you see Christmas decorations pop up the day after Thanksgiving. The turkey is literally still digesting, people. Apparently, we love any reason to celebrate so much, that the holidays barely get time to … [Read more…]

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What Christmas traditions are actually winter solstice traditions?

The winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year and is also traditionally understood to be the beginning of winter. This year, the solstice will occur on Dec. 21st, and according to a timetable created by the Astronomical Applications Department of the U.S. Naval Observatory, people in New York will only experience 9 hours … [Read more…]

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Why this “Nightmare Before Christmas” screening is a never-before Modesto event What’s this?!

With nods to Jack Skellington, the sights, and sounds, they’ll be everywhere and all around when the Modesto Symphony Orchestra brings a Halloween treat with an added trick to its October pops concerts. The Disney animated classic “The Nightmare Before Christmas” will play on a big screen inside the Gallo Center for the Arts while … [Read more…]

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Northside Pageant signals Christmastime

In a small, enclosed sewing room under her carport, Gail Henrichs puts on her “Majesty of Christmas” pageant rehearsal music and feeds fabric through a sewing machine.   The hum of Christmas music and a busy sewing needle reverberate through her 12-foot by 16-foot room while learning the words to each song to Northside Baptist’s … [Read more…]

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How To Dress Like The Plastics In “Jingle Bell Rock” This Festive Season

One of the most memorable scenes of Mean Girls has got to be the Plastics’ performance of “Jingle Bell Rock” in the Winter Talent Show. Aside from the dance routine (which I one day hope to memorize) I always wanted to wear a Mean Girls inspired costume that channels this particular festive look. They just … [Read more…]