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1. Wednesday and her date are morbidly chic 2. She's a sledge-hammer3. Hell belched and its demon spawn spewed forth just in time to attend the Young Collectors party at the Aiken-Rhett house on Friday 4. American Gothic stoically captures a top prize at the party on Church Street 5. Nasty! Gross! Disgusting! This jokester is flush with cash after winning the Terrace's costume contest. 6. Baaaa-d taste, dude. 7. It was a full moon all weekend 8. Pope Bent-a-dict (there's a jokester in every crowd) 9. Hooters girls are to be camera-ready at all times. This is show business, just like the modeling industry. 10. Strike a pose, there's nothing to it. 11. Gene Simmons proudly displays hisfamily jewels
  • 1. Wednesday and her date are morbidly chic 2. She's a sledge-hammer3. Hell belched and its demon spawn spewed forth just in time to attend the Young Collectors party at the Aiken-Rhett house on Friday 4. American Gothic stoically captures a top prize at the party on Church Street 5. Nasty! Gross! Disgusting! This jokester is flush with cash after winning the Terrace's costume contest. 6. Baaaa-d taste, dude. 7. It was a full moon all weekend 8. Pope Bent-a-dict (there's a jokester in every crowd) 9. Hooters girls are to be camera-ready at all times. This is show business, just like the modeling industry. 10. Strike a pose, there's nothing to it. 11. Gene Simmons proudly displays hisfamily jewels

Who says Halloween isn't scary? The alarming number of half-nekkid pop culture hootchies masquerading as legitimate costumed characters over the weekend was frightful. A trip to see Vampire Lesbians of Sodom on Thursday kick-started the ghoulish weekend. A campy romp through the ages, the gender-bending mini-epic had the sold-out audience in fits of hysterical laughter. Historic Charleston Foundation's Young Collectors gathered Friday night at the Aiken-Rhett House to kick off a fundraising effort to match the recently awarded Save America's Treasures grant. The interior courtyard of the circa 1818 home was the site of the carnival-themed bash, where a bearded woman, tarot card readers, game booths, a cotton candy stand, and the ubiquitous burlesque dancers that seem to be the recent gala rage entertained the fete set. A Saturday evening soiree in a stately Church Street home attracted many thoughtful and witty costumes, while a never-ending string of flamboyant vixen wannabes paraded through the Terrace and Bar 145, site of the Nightmare on Calhoun Street, late into the night. The allure of large prizes attracted a significant number of folks to the Nightmare on Calhoun Street event, but, alas, the streets were not overflowing with visions of fright and delight like in years past.

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