October 18, 2014 |
Put on your costume or dress as your favorite character Saturday and Sunday for the Philadelphia Zoo's Halloween extravaganza "Boo at the Zoo. " In addition to a creepy fun celebration, learn about the zoo's inhabitants at the Sustainable Palm Zone. If you want to get spooked, take a stroll through the Extinction Graveyard to learn about extinct species around the world. There will be games, goodies, treats and music. "Boo at the Zoo," 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave. Zoo hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, to 4 p.m. after Nov. 1. Activities: $20, $18 ages 2 to 11, free members and 1 and younger.
October 16, 2014 |
For Jean Kintisch of Wayne, Halloween can be a scary time of year - and not in an exciting, haunted-house kind of way. That's because her youngest daughter has nut allergies that make trick-or-treating a potentially life-threatening activity. This year, though, Kintisch may feel a little less frightened, thanks to a campaign called the Teal Pumpkin Project that invites people to display a teal-painted pumpkin or a printable flier to notify trick-or-treaters that nonfood treats such as stickers or crayons are available.
September 27, 2014 |
The Count's Halloween Spooktacular has transformed Sesame Place into a haunted haven with new rides, shows, and seasonal treats. The monthlong celebration kicks off with two new shows. In "Elmo the Musical - Live at Sesame Place Halloween," Elmo makes a magical mistake that may cause the demise of The Great David Cluckerfield's show. Then, find out where the creepy "boo" comes from in "Who Said Boo?" at Monster Rock Theater. You can also see the "Not-Too-Spooky Howl-o-Ween Radio Show" and the Count's Halloween Spooktacular Neighborhood Street Party parade.
January 13, 2014 |
A man wearing giant white wings, bright green boots, and gloves leaped off a stage as pop music pulsed from the loudspeaker. He was followed by others with colored wigs, horns, robes, and other elaborate accessories. If that sounds like Halloween in January, the costumes were just the start. On Friday evening and all day Saturday, Gloucester County College was the scene of the fifth annual KotoriCon, a convention devoted to the Japanese-style form of animation known as anime.
November 1, 2013
GHOULS and goblins aren't our only primal fears. There's also the fear of trying certain foods. Don't get spooked, now, but I'm talking about vegan foods. It's odd. Take eating insects: Everybody's hipster-brave about that now, testing their mettle at tastings premised on a global shift to bug-based cuisine. And macho meat-eaters long ago conquered all the more "unsavory" body parts of animals, even if only by way of hot dogs. But vegan cream cheese? Drinkable kale? Weird-looking plants?
November 1, 2013 |
On Thompson Street in Bordentown, Halloween is usually over the top. This year, it's over the rainbow. Residents inspired by an accomplished pair of design professionals in their midst have transformed the charming block of 19th-century wooden houses into a Wizard of Oz fantasy. Ruby slippers are suspended like sneakers from utility wires. Witches' hats, gnarled "talking" trees, and other decorative riffs on the classic 1939 movie adorn facades and front steps; a yellow-brick pattern is painted on the pavement.
November 1, 2013 |
To view video of Bordentown's Thompson Street 'Oz'-themed Halloween, visit www.inquirer.com/oz
October 31, 2013 |
Finding the perfect wig for your Halloween costume can be the difference between a trick or a treat. Especially this year when our celebrities du jour - many of whom do scary things all year long - are so creative when it comes to coifs. Think Nicki Minaj's ombré, white-to-pink tresses; singer Miguel's dark pompadour; and the signature Afro of Philly's own Questlove Thompson that isn't complete without a perfect power-to-the-people pick. "The wig makes the character," said Lois Arnold, owner of Lois A. Wigs on South Fourth Street.
October 29, 2013 |
The population of bears, turtles, and cats roughly doubled at the Philadelphia Zoo over the weekend, as costumed visitors flocked to the annual Boo at the Zoo event. Jim Brophy of Marlton said he attends the event every year with his family and friends. "It's a tradition, every Halloween," Brophy said, holding a 2-year-old Minnie Mouse. "I'm liking the tigers a lot," said his son, Xavier, 6, who dressed up with friends as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. "I'm the orange one. Mikey.
October 28, 2013 |
Ashton Harting, 6, loves, loves, loves Halloween - getting and giving out candy, eating Twix bars, dressing up. It's his job to pick out his family's costume theme. This year, they are Despicable Me characters. And Halloween 2013 promises to be better than ever. Not only does he have a new little brother to make the rounds with, but he is a kindergartner at Haddonfield's Tatem Elementary School, so he gets to be in a Halloween parade. His mom asked him if he was excited about the parade, his dad said.