Complete Your Stranger Things Halloween Look With This Demogorgon Costume

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Netflix

You can expect to see a lot of Scoops Ahoy costumes on Halloween, following the success of season 3 of Stranger Things. But if looking scary is your goal, it's hard to beat this costume inspired by the Big Bad of season 1. This adult Demogorgon suit, currently available on Amazon, will turn your next Halloween party into a terrifying trip to the Upside Down.

The costume has all the creepy features of the creatures from the hit Netflix show. A petal "mouth" printed with rows of teeth unfolds around a mesh-covered face opening, and a foam chest piece adds dimension to the spandex jumpsuit. Slip on the long-fingered glove accessories and you won't have to worry about having to share the candy bowl with anyone. The costume even comes with shoe covers shaped like gnarled monster feet to complete the look.

Demogorgon costume from Stranger Things.
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The Demogorgon suit from Rubie's costs $70 for the standard size and $110 for the extra large. If you plan on terrorizing any Stranger Things-themed Halloween parties this year, you can order the costume from Amazon today and receive it by October 31.

The Demogorgon may not be considered part of the original Stranger Things gang, but it would still make an epic addition to a group costume. Whether you want to team up with Dustin, Eleven, or a Demodog this Halloween, there are plenty of DIY costume options for Stranger Things fans to choose from.

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This Course Will Teach You How to Play Guitar Like a Pro for $29

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Be honest: You’ve watched a YouTube video or two in an attempt to learn how to play a song on the guitar. Whether it was through tabs or simply copying whatever you saw on the screen, the fun always ends when friends start throwing out requests for songs you have no idea how to play. So how about you actually learn how to play guitar for real this time?

It’s now possible to learn guitar from home with the Ultimate Beginner to Expert Guitar Lessons Bundle, which is currently on sale for $29. Grab that Gibson, Fender, or whatever you have handy, and learn to strum rhythms from scratch.

The strumming course will teach you how to count beats and rests to turn your hands and fingers into the perfect accompaniment for your own voice or other musicians. Then, you can take things a step further and learn advanced jamming and soloing to riff anytime, anywhere. This course will teach you to improvise across various chords and progressions so you can jump into any jam with something original. You’ll also have the chance to dive deep into the major guitar genres of bluegrass, blues, and jazz. Lessons in jam etiquette, genre history, and how to read music will separate you from a novice player.

This bundle also includes courses in ear training so you can properly identify any relative note, interval, or pitch. That way, you can play along with any song when it comes on, or even understand how to modify it into the key you’d prefer. And when the time comes to perform, be prepared with skilled hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, bends, trills, vibrato, and fret-tapping. Not only will you learn the basic foundations of guitar, you’ll ultimately be able to develop your own style with the help of these lessons.

The Ultimate Beginner to Expert Guitar Lessons Bundle is discounted for a limited time. Act on this $29 offer now to work on those fingertip calluses and play like a pro.

 

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How the Trapper Keeper Trapped the Hearts of '80s and '90s Kids

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Courtesy of Cinzia Reale-Castello

No matter when or where you grew up, back-to-school shopping typically revolved around two things: clothing and school supplies. And if you’re an adult of a certain age, you probably had a Trapper Keeper on that latter list of must-buy items.

Like the stickers, skins, and cases that adorn your smartphones and laptops today, Trapper Keepers were a way for kids to express their individual personalities. The three-ring binders dominated classrooms in the '80s and '90s, and featured a vast array of designs—from colorful Lisa Frank illustrations to photos of cool cars and popular celebrities—that allowed kids to customize their organizational tools. 

In this episode of "Throwback," we're ripping open the Velcro cover and digging into the history of the Trapper Keeper. You can watch the full episode below.

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