1. Sir Elton John spoke to Fresh Air this year about his love for extravagant costumes:

"As a child, as a teenager, I was kind of not allowed to wear fashionable clothes. I always wanted to. I’ve often said I lived my teenage years in my twenties. When I left home, [I] became Elton John success, and then it became Elton John excess. Everything I couldn’t do when I was younger, I did 10 times over. I was having the time of my life. I was becoming the person I wanted to be.”

    Sir Elton John spoke to Fresh Air this year about his love for extravagant costumes:

    "As a child, as a teenager, I was kind of not allowed to wear fashionable clothes. I always wanted to. I’ve often said I lived my teenage years in my twenties. When I left home, [I] became Elton John success, and then it became Elton John excess. Everything I couldn’t do when I was younger, I did 10 times over. I was having the time of my life. I was becoming the person I wanted to be.”

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  1. Happy Halloween from Fresh Scare, Hairy and Gross!
We asked the staff to tell us one of their favorite Halloween memories.


Executive producer Danny Miller:

My favorite costume was for a Halloween party which honored my friend Fred.  Everyone had to wear a “Fred” themed costume.  I went as Fredo, from The Godfather, with a cheap suit, and buttons which said “Mikey can kiss my ass,” “Moe Green can go to hell” and “I’m not stupid, I’m smart!”  But I had to keep explaining to everyone at the party what the joke was.  People thought it was just stupid…


Administrative Assistant Dorothy Ferebee:

My mother was a seamstress and every Halloween she would design an outfit for me. One Halloween she made me a red and gold quipao complete with a fan and a hat. I was about nine. I had slippers with red and gold embroidery and a red, black and gold bag. I was so happy.  I had a potato in my bag in case I had to defend myself. That’s what we did on Halloween in South Philadelphia. We also carried hot potatoes to keep our hands warm on chilly Halloween evenings.



Associate Producer Heidi Saman:
My favorite costume as a kid was when I was a snork. I’m not sure if anyone remembers those, but they were the hydrophillic version of the smurfs.  Here’s the theme song.  It was great.  I got a lot of candy and I got to wear a mask…of a snork.


Assistant Producer of Online Media Molly Seavy-Nesper:
My first time trick-or-treating I was a ballerina with a big fluffy tutu. We lived on the South Side of Chicago right on the lake. There was a pretty nasty storm and the winds were insane and a gust of wind lifted little 3 year old me off the ground, taking my tutu right off and sending it into the frigid lake. Pretty traumatic! View in High-Res

    Happy Halloween from Fresh Scare, Hairy and Gross!

    We asked the staff to tell us one of their favorite Halloween memories.

    Executive producer Danny Miller:

    My favorite costume was for a Halloween party which honored my friend Fred.  Everyone had to wear a “Fred” themed costume.  I went as Fredo, from The Godfather, with a cheap suit, and buttons which said “Mikey can kiss my ass,” “Moe Green can go to hell” and “I’m not stupid, I’m smart!”  But I had to keep explaining to everyone at the party what the joke was.  People thought it was just stupid…

    Administrative Assistant Dorothy Ferebee:

    My mother was a seamstress and every Halloween she would design an outfit for me. One Halloween she made me a red and gold quipao complete with a fan and a hat. I was about nine. I had slippers with red and gold embroidery and a red, black and gold bag. I was so happy.  I had a potato in my bag in case I had to defend myself. That’s what we did on Halloween in South Philadelphia. We also carried hot potatoes to keep our hands warm on chilly Halloween evenings.

    Associate Producer Heidi Saman:

    My favorite costume as a kid was when I was a snork. I’m not sure if anyone remembers those, but they were the hydrophillic version of the smurfs.  Here’s the theme song.

    It was great.  I got a lot of candy and I got to wear a mask…of a snork.

    Assistant Producer of Online Media Molly Seavy-Nesper:

    My first time trick-or-treating I was a ballerina with a big fluffy tutu. We lived on the South Side of Chicago right on the lake. There was a pretty nasty storm and the winds were insane and a gust of wind lifted little 3 year old me off the ground, taking my tutu right off and sending it into the frigid lake. Pretty traumatic!

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  1. Posted on 25 October, 2012

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    These vintage Halloween costumes are terrifying.

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    Another Halloween countdown installment… Spooky!

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