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Burger King locations in Sweden and Denmark have installed voice-activated software in their restrooms that will spook guests after they say “canceled clown” three times into the mirror. Then, the bathroom lights will dim and the outline of the former McDonald’s mascot, Ronald McDonald, will appear in a two-way smart mirror above the sinks. The spooky stunt is part of the fast-food chain’s Halloween campaign and plays on the “Bloody Mary” urban legend. “A few years ago, a particular clown got abruptly ‘canceled’ from his long-standing job at a certain hamburger chain,” Burger King said in the video announcing the campaign. “But this Halloween he is back — at Burger King restrooms”. McDonald’s officially retired the character of Ronald McDonald in 2016 after a series of creepy clown sightings started popping up all over the U.S. “If you do dare to summon him, it might be worth your while,” Burger King added
Halloween inspiration often comes in waves based on current pop culture moments. Back in 2017, it was all about Left Shark, and then last year you were probably bobbing for apples with four Kim Kardashian look-alikes at the company Halloween party. Of course, this year things will look a lot different, but you can still expect plenty of Zoom-friendly costumes as we celebrate Halloween safely during a pandemic. With careful attention paid to everything happening above the neck, you've got to get the hair right to portray any pop-culture icon and make it convincing through a laptop screen.So, to make your life a little easier, we recommend planning your costume around the hair. Whether you're planning to buy a wig or just styling your own strands with accessories, we have all your Halloween hair inspiration ahead. These looks range from Cher's waist-length black hair to a platinum Xtina with colored streaks, but each one is a recognizable Halloween classic. CherCher's look is all about jet-black, pin-straight hair parted right down the middle. Hairstylist Harry Josh let us in on the secret to Cher's iconic hairstyle: an ironing board. "She used to actually iron her hair on an ironing board to get it that straight and smooth," Josh told us. Now, we have flat irons, but you get the gist.Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.Madonna It's impossible not to have a bomb Halloween when you're channeling the best of '80s punk via Madonna. You'll need a big tulle hair bow, wax texture spray, sparkly eyeshadow, an oversized denim jacket (worn backwards, of course), and every piece of chunky jewelry you own.Photo: Michael Putland/Getty Images.Donna SummerSoft fluffy curls, indigo eyeshadow, some high drama blush draping, and a glossy berry stained lip — and you've got a costume that disco dreams are made of.Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.Marilyn MonroeTo really pay homage to Monroe's signature blonde hairstyle, you'll probably need a wig. Or, if you already have the color, you can take a cue from Lady Gaga and grab the Velcro rollers to recreate her iconic curly coiffure. Either way, red lipstick is a must.Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images.Janet JacksonName a more iconic box braid hairstyle than Janet Jackson's high pony in Poetic Justice... we'll wait. Don't forget to stock up on headbands and hats to accessorize the look.Photo: KMazur/WireImage.Jackie O.Jackie Kennedy Onassis invested time into her hair. To get that signature bouffant, you could run to your local Drybar with this White House photo for inspiration. Or, opt for an at-home blowout. After you add volume with a round brush, make sure you have have some hot rollers on hand to help with perfecting those curled-under ends.Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images.Audrey HepburnWith a high ballerina bun and a teeny tiara, you can easily recreate this Breakfast at Tiffany's look. Bonus points if you already have wispy baby bangs.Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images.Tina TurnerIf you're going '80s, Tina Turner's hairstyle is the perfect look. To get in the mood, jam out to "What’s Love Got To Do With It" on repeat as you tease your hair (or wig) to the max.Photo: Francis Apesteguy/Getty Images.Christina AguileraA hair icon of the early 2000s, Christina Aguilera made us beg our moms for a crimper and colored hair extensions. And if this inspiration isn't doing it for you, look back at how Kylie Jenner styled Xtina circa Halloween 2016.Photo: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic.SadeThe signature Sade look consists of a slicked-back rope braid, gold hoops, and a turtleneck. Some things are timeless for a reason. To recreate her hair for Halloween, stop in at the beauty supply store to get a faux pony.Photo: Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images.Jane BirkinJust got new face-framing fringe? Then, you won't have to do much to pay homage to one of fashion's finest. Obviously, bangs are a must for this one. High-waisted jeans are also strongly encouraged.Photo: REPORTERS ASSOCIES/Gamma-Keystone/Getty Images.SelenaOn stage, Selena Quintanilla typically left her long black hair down, but she's often memorialized by her red-carpet appearance at the '94 Grammy Awards (after winning for Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album). There she sported a stunning updo with piece-y curls framing her face and her signature red lip, of course.Photo: Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images.Twiggy If your hair is blonde and short, channeling Twiggy is totally doable with a little styling mousse, a side part, and mascara dotted across your lower lash line.Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.Diana RossDiana Ross has rocked many different hair looks over the years. The only requirement: The hair must be big. Everyone — from Yara Shahidi to Rihanna — is wearing voluminous curls inspired by the music icon, but none can touch the fabulous, high-glam that Ross made famous. For this look, you'll need an Afro pick and a mic to carry around.Photo: Harry Langdon/Getty Images.BeyoncéMost Beyoncé costumes involve stilettos and a leotard, but don't forget the golden-blonde waves — and a small wind machine (or fan) to really nail the look.Photo: John Shearer/WireImage.Like what you see? 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Sure, you can tell a spooky story any time of the year — but Halloween is the most perfect time, right? Still, you might be a little hesitant to read your kids a ghost story — what if they end up waking you up in the middle of the night with the parent's worst nightmare: […]
Horror-movie buffs, you don't need to wait until Halloween to celebrate the spooky season — because, for us creepers, it's a year-round occasion. If you or a scary pal a) relate everyday situations to The Shining, b) scour Netflix's new arrivals for murder mysteries on a nightly basis or c) quote Black Phillip from The Witch in casual conversation, then you've come to the right place. Now, may we plant a perfectly ominous present into your holiday-gifting subconscious? Put down the bones-embossed pajamas and opt for a horror subscription instead. We scuttled around the darkest corners of the internet to seek out all of the top-rated and shiver-inducing subscription boxes imaginable. And, although the options are bountiful, not all are curated equally — so we lined up the top six worth sending to your favorite creep based on real horror-buffs' reviews ahead. Scroll on to peep the recurring shipments of everything from themed ghoulish gear to skin-crawling collectibles and monthly mysteries. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. All product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Hunt A KillerMurder mysteries, documentaries, and crime docs are what you're into, and Hunt a Killer encompasses all the thrills. This immersive subscription box allows you to track down a serial killer while helping out a detective with evidence, autopsies, and case files. Price: starts at $30Horror Buffs Say: "I love being able to get inside a mystery and exploring it from the inside out. I get to be the detective!" -Heather Hhunt a killer Empty Faces: The Mine Complete Season Box Set, $, available at hunt a killerLoot FrightLoot Fright isn't only exclusive to horror fans — the retailer also crafts up crates of gifts for gamers and "nerds." The Fright themed box is filled with scary movie franchises, exclusive collectibles, characters & more, delivered right to your door. Price: starts at $24.99Horror Buffs Say: "The best mystery boxes out there! Their themes are dope and their items are amazing. I always look forward to seeing what they're gonna bring out next. Great company!" - Anderson M Loot Crate Loot Fright Subscription Box, $, available at Loot CrateMy Thrill ClubFor just $16 dollars a month, you can receive access to horror, mystery, or thrilling boxes stuffed to the brim with hardcover novels from your favorite spooky authors. Price: starts at $16 Horror Buffs Say: "I just finished reading the 2 books sent to me weeks ago. This is my 2nd box and I can't be more pleased with the curation content. Nothing gets done around the house when I get my box because I can't put the books brown. Spellbinding!" - Linda Rmy thrill club My Thrill Club!, $, available at Crate JoyZChestAll horror movie buffs know that a capital letter Z stands for ZOMBIE, and that's exactly what Zchest is all about. Every month, get a box to your door of zombie-themed in-hour apparel, collectible figures and toys, and R-rated films. Price: starts at $28Horror Buffs Say: "Absolutely loved the gear inside; I've got a collection of horror memorabilia going and this gear fits in nicely. Keep the great gear coming and you have me as a customer forever." - David WZchest Z Chest, $, available at Crate JoySpooky Mystery ClubCurated horror-themed, yet cute, collectibles for Halloween fans stuffed with stationery, temporary tattoos, pins, and art prints. Price: $20Horror Buffs Say: "I. Am. Obsessed. To begin I loved this shop when I found it. And honestly, I’ve been struggling for a while to figure out what I wanted to get (I want it all) but then I saw this mystery box! It took the pressure off trying to pick cause I knew I’d love anything I got! Will get again." - Tabitha H SpookyDoodleClub Spooky Mystery Box, $, available at Etsyand the Story Begins...Besides the cute title, and The Story Begins is dedicated to book lovers who love a good spook. They send out handpicked books to your door, which is according to the genre you choose. Price: starts at 16.95Horror Buffs Say: "Received 3 deliveries so far and the 3 books I have read were hits. Definitely exposes you to stories in my genre mystery/thriller that I may never have tried and bought. Good value and delivers as promised." - John Tand the Story Begins and the Story Begins, $, available at Crate JoyLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?The Best Gifts To Get Your Favorite Netflix FanGifts For Your Friend Who Loves The SimsThe Freshest Cooking Gifts For Your Best Chef Pals
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