July 6, 2014 |
When I lined up to run the Haddon Heights Firecracker 5K on Friday, I was in a costume of sorts: blue tank, blue shorts, and calf-high socks emblazoned with the Captain America symbol. It is not the best running outfit - the socks are cotton, which can lead to blisters, sweat-soaked socks, or both. The point was to dress in a patriotic theme, not break my personal record. It's the closest I've ever come to running a race in a costume. It was an attempt dwarfed by Jeff and Karen George LeClair of Princeton, who have won the Oddyssey Half Marathon costume competition four years in a row, in a June race in Philadelphia that's only five years old. "I wish we had known about the first year because we feel like we could have won it five years in a row," Jeff said.
October 15, 1993 |
The Sands Hotel Casino in Atlantic City has agreed that its cocktail waitresses can . . . um . . . cover up a little. The agreement, announced yesterday by the Sands and Local 54 of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees International Union, resolves a dispute that began in July 1992, when Anna Grimes, a waitress, accused her employer of sex discriminaton. Grimes complained then that the Sands allowed male servers to wear tuxedo pants and shirt, and flat, comfortable shoes, while insisting that female servers work in scanty little costumes and walk about on five-inch heels.
October 25, 2014 |
Enjoy spooktacular sounds and artistry, in your favorite costume, Saturday at the Philadelphia Orchestra's Halloween Fantastique with Cirque de la Symphonie at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. The orchestra will perform 10 pieces including Danny Elfman's Batman movie theme. Other featured works include Adam Glaser's "March of the Little Goblins," French composer Hector Berlioz's "March to the Scaffold" from Symphonie Fantastique , and Rimsky-Korsakov's "Dance of the Tumblers" from The Snow Maiden . Cirque de la Symphonie will perform acrobatic dance, and kids are encouraged to come in their Halloween costumes.
October 17, 2011
Ray Aghayan, 83, an Emmy-winning and Oscar-nominated costume designer whose credits included more than a dozen Academy Awards shows and the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, died Monday at his home in Los Angeles. In a career that spanned television, film, and Broadway, the Iranian-born Mr. Aghayan designed costumes for such stars as Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross, Dinah Shore, Julie Andrews, Carol Channing, and Doris Day. "He was a darling man, and I loved working with him on my films," Day said in a statement.
October 31, 1997 |
Many costumes and characters turned out for West Chester's annual Halloween parade yesterday. Among them were Andy Wade, who dressed up as a devil, and his daughter, Kay, 4. Kevin Ryan, 8, came as the Grim Reaper.
June 28, 1987 |
Rasa Brittain entered Cappelli's tailor shop in Strafford on a hot, muggy Saturday afternoon, looking thoroughly modern in a short denim skirt, silver belt and a white knit top decorated with black musical notes. Fifteen minutes later, she had been transformed into the picture of a Lithuanian woman dressed for church in the 19th century. White ribbons embroidered in red cascaded down Brittain's blond head. A matching white blouse with a tulip pattern showed its pleated collar above a fitted vest with horizontal stripes.
October 23, 2014
PENGUINS star Sidney Crosby admitted yesterday he donned a Rocky Balboa costume for his team's Halloween party last weekend. So, was Sid trying to stir the pot for tonight's nationally televised "Wednesday Night Rivalry" matchup, or did he just happen to be a fan of his least favorite city's cultural icon? "Am I not allowed to be Rocky?" Crosby asked reporters yesterday. "I like the movie, too. I was Maverick from 'Top Gun' last year. Maybe [Philly fans] will soften up on me because I picked that.
October 15, 1993 |
It's costume crunch time again. And as usual, there are two choices - go with the store-bought variety ("Jurassic Park," "Aladdin" and "Barney" are hot this year) - or (gulp) make it yourself. You don't have to be a sewing expert. Only a needle, thread and a little creativity are needed with some of the no-sew pattern designs, available at fabric stores. Or try the "Make Believe Book of Costume and Fancy" (Klutz Press, $17.95), 85 pages of 100 creative ideas. The book comes with a plastic box of accessories such as earrings, rings, an eye patch, vampire teeth and other goodies.
October 28, 1994 |
Just because you're way past trick-or-treat age doesn't mean you have to spend Halloween waiting for post-holiday candy bargains at the Rite Aid or wiping Mischief Night eggs off your windshield. Halloween is for anyone who wants the chance to be ridiculous, beautiful or horrifying - or for those who just want to be spectators. We, of course, vote for the former. And the event that's consistently over the top is Henri David's Halloween Ball. Over two decades, this colorful jeweler has made partying an art form and turned the ball - described in his bright orange flier as a "return to decadent elegance" - into a major folk event in Philadelphia.
October 26, 2011 |
Nnamdi Asomugha's black-rimmed glasses were square, and the gold-and-maroon scarf didn't quite make it all the way around his neck, but that didn't matter to the young patients at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The cornerback, as Harry Potter, joined linebacker Akeem Jordan and punter Chas Henry on Tuesday for the Eagles' Trick or Treat community event at CHOP. Jordan was costumed as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and Henry was a caveman. The players autographed hats, posed for photographs, and chatted with many of the children who made their way to a common room at the Children's Seashore House.