• 15 Halloween costumes all Marylanders will understand

    By MOLLY PODLESNY, Capital News Service COLLEGE PARK, Md. — It’s a week until Halloween and you haven’t done any planning. We’ve got you covered with these easy-to-pull-together Maryland-themed costumes.

  • Wal-Mart apologizes for ‘fat girl costumes’ on website

    With Halloween just a few days away, Wal-Mart is drawing criticism after online shoppers spotted a section labeled \”Fat Girl Costumes.\”

  • All dressed up and heavily sweating: A Halloween story

    Dressing up as a kid for Halloween was fun, but in college, costumes got awkward. Now, this WTOP editor is on a mission to stop the fuss.

  • Smartphones make Halloween costumes come alive (Video)

    Your smartphone can double as an interactive, creepy Halloween costume with the help of a T-shirt or prop.

  • ‘Howl’oween: Finding a costume and keeping your pet safe on Halloween

    Halloween isn\’t just a holiday for humans. Many pets join in on the festivities, as well.
    But before you zip your four-legged family member in a costume and make it part of the party, keep in mind some of these safety considerations.

  • Tips to avoid a spooky trip to pop-up Halloween stores

    Fright night 2013 is nearly here, but beware of frightening things when you head to one of those Halloween pop-up stores.

  • Europe Meets D.C.: Fraternities, sororites and Halloween

    Editors Note: They traveled 1,230 miles to come to Washington, D.C. — Christine Amdam flew all the way from Norway and Alina Braun from Germany. This fall, they are studying journalism at American University and working as interns for WTOP. They quickly discovered that Washington and the American culture are very different from their hometowns Oslo and Mannheim and decided to document their experiences. Check each weekend to read about Christine and Alina\’s \”culture clashes.\”

  • Top Halloween costumes in 2012

    WASHINGTON – There will be a lot of princesses and pumpkins trick-or-treating this Halloween. The National Retail Federation 2012 Top Costumes survey highlights the most popular Halloween costumes this year for children, pets and adults.…