50 Halloween Costumes You Probably Wish You Thought Of Yourself (New Pics)


The holiday season is upon us: we’ll soon be feasting upon pumpkins, followed by turkeys (plump and with tiny pilgrim hats), and, well, more turkeys (plumper and with tiny Santa hats). Since Halloween is closing in on us like the Grim Reaper, you’re probably thinking about what costume to wear if you haven’t ordered or sewn your own already.

Our Bored Panda witches and warlocks have been busy casting summoning spells and concocting the perfect list of Halloween costumes. We hope you’ll enjoy them and that they’ll inspire you to show everyone who’s boss while you’re out trick-or-treating and dancing all night long at your Halloween bash.

You think you love Halloween? Odds are, we love it more. Way more. In fact, I’m pretty sure that pumpkin juice flows through our veins. Check out Bored Panda’s posts about Halloween here, here, here, here, and here. It’s scary how many of these we’ve summoned from the Pumpkin Realm. [Roll of thunder followed by an evil cackle]


An 88 Year Old Woman And Her 92 Year Old Husband Attend A Halloween Party


9-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Dresses Up As Beetlejuice For Halloween


Daughter Becomes Dad As Costume

Halloween is a great time to let out your inner creative imp. Whether you want to show off to your friends, leave a great impression on that girl or boy that you like, or scare off spooky spirits like Sam and Dean from Supernatural, it’s imperative that you look good.

And for that, you need a costume. Something different from the crowd. Something that stands out. Something that hasn’t been done before.


My Son Is 4 With Cerebral Palsy. Every Year My Amazing Wife Builds Him A Costume To Go On His Wheelchair

He’s been obsessed with Polar Express so this year he went as a train engineer. Woo woo!


The Little Girl That Was Mesmerized By Michelle Obama’s Official Portrait Last March Dressed Up As Her This Halloween


Best Halloween Duo I’ve Seen This Year

However, there’s nothing new under the sun, so instead of going for total originality that might backfire, instead, go for something a bit unusual but make your costume well.

After all, it’s the quality of the costume and your ability to roleplay that pirate/knight/Jedi/superhero that counts most, not just impressing others with your innovative ideas. We’d rather dress to the nines as Castiel (some of us already wear trench coats almost daily) than pretend to be some niche character from some show nobody’s ever seen.


Tripod Got My Vote At The Costume Contest


My Heart Melt When This Popped Up On My Feed


My 6 Year Old Sister Wanted To Be Coraline For Halloween And For Me To Accompany Her As The Other Mother. Here Is Our Result!

There are many traditions associated with Halloween and one of them has to do with keeping away fairies if you’re Irish or have ancestors back in the Land of a Thousand Welcomes. According to local folklore, if you don’t want your things stolen by those darn pesky fairies on October 31, you should dress up, carve faces into pumpkins, light blazing bonfires, and keep yourself surrounded by black cats. Otherwise, the fairies might get you. In fact, we heartily recommend surrounding yourself with cats throughout the year. Just in case.


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This Kid’s “Tired Mom” Costume


No, No. Too Scary For Me


My High School Art Teacher’s Amazing Van Gogh Costume


My Nephew Had A Six-Hour Heart Surgery The Day Before Halloween. This Is How They Solved His Walking Restriction For Trick Or Treating


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Pretty Unique Halloweeen Costume – Dead Body On Mount Everest


She Refused To Smile The Entire Time In Costume


My Daughter’s Preschool Had A Costume Party Last Halloween. There Were 9 Princesses, 2 Super Heroes, And 1 Garbage Truck. She Was The Garbage Truck


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A Wild Horseshoe Crab In Its Natural Habitat


My Daughters As Maria And Luigia


I Told A Kid In My Neighborhood I Loved His Costume. He Replied With Asking Me If I Would “Bite His Shiny Metal Butt”


Freddy Mercury Halloween Costume


Some Cop In My Hometown Winning Halloween


My Best Friend Handmade A Skunk Costume For My Kid’s First Halloween


What A Fun Guy. Get It. Fun Guy


Mexican Climbing A Wall Costume

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The hubs and I are super into the holiday and go all out with months of sfx work. Everything is made from scratch and if it’s not, its been reworked to make a custom piece.


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What really ‘triggered’ Donald Trump Jr.


(CNN)Donald Trump Jr. has already copped to being a troll. In his new book, published Tuesday, he offers proof that he is also a huckster who goes all-in with the entertaining gobbledygook associated with the family name. Sometimes he’s a whining victim. Sometimes he’s a hero. Always he’s a chip off the old block.

    Donald Trump Jr. retweeted, then deleted, question about Kamala Harris’ ethnicity

Not at all! In Trump Jr.’s world, “triggered” is uttered with a sneer in the direction of wimps and cowards. Surely the President’s son, who has slain an elephant while on safari, doesn’t want us to think he’s a triggered softy. What, oh what is Donald Trump Jr. trying to say?
Normally the subtitle would provide a clue, but do we really need one? All you have to do is consult Twitter to discover that hate is Trump Jr.’s thing. Remember how a few months ago he spread the idea that Sen. Kamala Harris is not an “American Black?” (“Is this true? Wow!” he added to the retweet, before deleting it all later. Trump Jr.’s spokesperson told the New York Times that the tweet was deleted because people were “misconstruing the intent” of the tweet.)
    How about the tweet comparing immigrants to dangerous animals that belong behind walls? And if there’s such a big, scary effort to silence him — per the book title — how did he manage to get this published by a mainstream media conglomerate? The mind reels. And we haven’t even opened the book yet.
    But we do.
    In its first few chapters, readers who attempt to follow Trump Jr.’s words will find hot-button assertions — “We’ve allowed … anti-Semitism to run rampant throughout our government” — but no follow-up facts. Who are these anti-Semites? How does he know they exist throughout the government? You won’t find out here because Don Jr. isn’t trying to inform you. He’s just trying to scare you.
    Here the “angry mobs” threatening the peace are not comprised of Trump rallygoers screaming “send them back,” referring to immigrants, but of journalists reporting the news. The author declares Russia’s well-documented attack on the 2016 election “a hoax” and judges former Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who proved it happened, a “feeble old fool.”
    Nevertheless, Trump Jr. seizes up Mueller’s report to brag that it offered “zero evidence” that his father, the President, obstructed justice. Let’s set aside the vast evidence of obstruction in the report (all of which President Donald Trump denies) and ask why the author would question Mueller’s mentation and then, a few pages later, cite his work as conclusive.

      These are the topics Trump Jr. doesn’t want to discuss

    No logic could explain why Trump Jr. would depend on a fool for reassurance, but then logic isn’t the point. This is a book of fanciful notions intended to make us both pity the son of a billionaire president but also see in his tale the origin story of the superhero who will save us.
    Our pity is evoked by lines like this: “As the son of a rich guy living in 2019, I’m essentially not allowed to have an opinion anymore, let alone express that opinion in public.” I’ll give the author points for consistency in this instance. In 2014, he expressed the very same complaint, in very similar language, when I interviewed him at Trump Tower. Then, he said, “It’s very difficult to even have an opinion anymore as a privileged white guy who is second or third generation in a family company.”
    Our hope is supposed to be stirred by Trump Jr.’s biographical anecdotes, which he uses to create a mash-up identity. It must be granted, of course, that anyone born Donald Trump Jr. would live an uncommon and interesting life. The problem is that he writes about it in such an uninteresting way.
    Trump Jr. notes bizarre experiences that include tabloid sex scandals involving his parents and luxuries of the sort most people only imagine. But he wants us to know that he’s really a regular guy at heart — he likes guns! — and he wants us to bond with him over the ridiculousness of his mother’s attempt to order chardonnay at Taco Bell.

      President Donald Trump (Jr.)?

    Trump family lore is so full of falsities, including the oft-repeated claim that the same woman who couldn’t fathom Taco Bell was an Olympic skier (she wasn’t), that the personal narrative that Trump Jr. offers cannot be considered reliable or informative. The same is true with the elementary school-level-history thrown into the mixture. Add the writer’s many attempts to breathe life into ancient culture wars about the Sixties and you get something close to a front-porch monologue issued by a slick, young plutocrat posing as a resentful old coot.
      If you think that all of the above suggests that this bound object bearing Donald Trump Jr.’s name and likeness is hardly enlightening, you are correct. “Triggered” is not so much a book as it is a blast of marketing concepts to help true believers stay committed to the Trump cause.
      The President may be on his way to impeachment, but his son is here to offer an alternate reality. If the book’s spot on the Amazon bestseller list is any indication, great numbers will buy what he’s selling. With Trumps that has always been the point.

      Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/05/opinions/donald-trump-jr-new-book-dantonio/index.html

      Ryan Reynolds Has Tastiest Response To Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘Eat Me’ Taunt


      Things got tasty after Robert Downey Jr. told fellow Marvel star Ryan Reynolds to “eat me” ahead of their AGBO Superhero Fantasy Football Charity League clash.

      Downey Jr. (aka Iron Man) taunted Reynolds (Deadpool) with this video on Instagram:

      Reynolds fired back in the comments:

      Ryan Reynolds

      Reynolds then went further with his video, in which he did exactly what Downey Jr. had told him to do:


      Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/ryan-reynolds-robert-downey-jr-football-videos_n_5dbc0c63e4b09d8f97999fea

      What Your Dog Should Be For Halloween, Based On Their Zodiac Sign


      Aries – A painter!

      Taurus – A teddy bear!

      Gemini – A doctor!

      Cancer – Colonel Sanders!

      Leo – A spider!

      Virgo – A taco!

      Libra – A superhero!

      Scorpio – Olaf!

      Sagittarius – A rainbow!

      Capricorn – A unicorn!

      Aquarius – A mailman!

      Pisces – A pumpkin!

      Read more: https://thoughtcatalog.com/january-nelson/2019/10/what-your-dog-should-be-for-halloween-based-on-their-zodiac-sign

      Geena Davis: ‘damaging stereotypes’ on screen limit women’s aspirations


      Actor speaks out as film industry study on characters in leadership roles finds women four times more likely than men to be shown naked

      The promises of positive change for women on screen that followed her role in the groundbreaking film Thelma and Louise have failed to materialise, leaving girls today with few role models, according to the actor Geena Davis.

      The media continue to have a huge influence on how the world views women and girls, and how they view themselves, she said. But few current roles show women in powerful positions, and continue to reinforce damaging gender stereotypes.

      Davis was speaking to the Guardian as research into the film industry showed that of characters in leadership positions, women were four times more likely than men to be shown completely naked. The study also found that 42% of men were shown in leadership roles, compared with 27% of women.

      We know from many examples that media images can be incredibly powerful in a positive way if you bother to do that, Davis told the Guardian. My theory is we dont have enough real-life role models of women in important positions and occupations to inspire change, and so we need to have them in fiction so that life will imitate art.

      I believed all the press reaction about Thelma and Louise, that it was going to change everything and that there were now going to be far more female lead characters in movies, and I was thrilled.

      And actually the next move I made, A League of Their Own, the press announced the same thing, that now absolutely for sure everything is going to change. Therell be so many sports movies now. And none of those things happened.

      Over the 25 years since, there have been a number of times that movies have come out and people [have said], This is going to change things, and it didnt, added Davis, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as Thelma in the 1991 film.

      Its incredibly disappointing how little progress has been made.

      Research published on Tuesday analysed the film industrys portrayal of women and its impact on the lives of girls, carried out by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which the actor founded in 2004, and the NGO Plan International.

      It analysed the 56 top-grossing films of 2018 in 20 countries in North America, Scandinavia, Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

      Of the characters in leadership positions, it found that women and girls were four times more likely than men to be shown wearing revealing clothing; nearly twice as likely to be shown as partially nude; and four times more likely to be shown completely naked. It also found that when a slow motion focus was used on lead characters bodies, nearly twice as many female leads were sexually objectified than men.

      Research also revealed that twice as many men appeared in the 56 films and they spoke twice as much as women.

      Male characters were shown as being more effective and more respected when in leadership positions, while female presidents and prime ministers were portrayed as struggling with the job. Where female characters were portrayed as strong, it was in the home.

      Almost half of the characters across the films analysed, which collectively earned $21bn (17bn) at the box office, were white. Only one of the 60 female leaders in the films was LGBTQ+. None of the films was directed by a woman, only a quarter had at least one female producer and one in 10 had at least one woman on the writing team.

      In the report, Rewrite her Story, 10,000 girls and young women between the ages of 15 and 25, in 19 countries, were polled about the role media played in shaping their aspirations and view of themselves.

      The vast majority of those interviewed said they were influenced by what they saw on screen and wanted more role models. More than 90% said they believed women in leadership roles were treated less well because of their gender.

      Of course it hurts me because even if I know I could be a leader, I wont do it because I see it is just for men, not for women, a 22-year-old Ugandan woman told researchers. So that affects me. Ill have to sit back and watch men doing it, even though I am capable of doing it too.

      Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, CEO of Plan International, said while a woman 007 or superhero in film is welcome our research shows they are exceptions and not the rule.

      The bigger picture is that gender discrimination and harmful stereotypes still dominate on screen. This undermines girls and young women and has a negative impact on their aspirations to leadership in all walks of life.

      Davis said she remained optimistic that things would improve. The #MeToo and Times Up movements have had a remarkable impact on the industry. We can feel change in the air, she said.

      I feel the easiest way to bring change in our culture is on-screen representation. And if you make it happen there, it will happen in real life.

      Davis, who this year joined Netflix wrestling drama Glow, played the ultimate leadership role that of a female US president in the 2005 TV show Commander in Chief. It was axed by ABC after one series. But, she said, a study found that 58% of people said they were more likely to vote for a female candidate for president after seeing me behind the desk.

      She added: Imagine if I had stayed on air for eight years, what would be happening now?

      Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2019/oct/01/geena-davis-damaging-stereotypes-on-screen-limit-womens-aspirations

      ‘Deadpool’ sequel will still be R-rated, co-writer says


      The question of what a Deadpool sequel would look like over at Disney has been up in the air since the company earlier this year. Many wondered if the property would remain R-rated under Disney. But after seeds of doubt were sprinkled a few months ago, one of the films screenwriters is offering some reassurance.

      Longtime creative partners Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese are responsible for writing both Deadpool movies, but years before they collaborated to bring the Merc with a Mouth on-screen, they wrote the screenplay for Zombieland together. A decade later, Wernick and Reese worked together to bring a Zombieland sequel to life.

      While promoting Zombieland: Double Tap, Wernick provided an update on Deadpools fate at Disney. Were no closer to knowing when a Deadpool sequel will happen, but if nothing else, its more assurance that the tone that Wernick, Reese, and star Ryan Reynolds established will remain intact.

      Were always in touch with Ryan, Wernick told Entertainment Weekly. Weve got several projects with him in addition to the Deadpool universe. I think the party line and truth is were all still figuring it out. Marvel has promised to continue to let us play in the R-rated Deadpool universe, and the hope is that they will also let us veer into the MCU a little bit as well and play in that sandbox.

      Its more or less what Disney CEO Bob Iger said back in February, although more recent reports indicated that the Marvel superhero could work in a PG-13 movie. But until we actually see an R-rated Deadpool movie at Disney, the concern over what it will look like will remain.

      In related news, Reynolds posted a photo of himself at Marvel Studios on social media, joking that he was there to audition for Tony Stark. But the fact that hes met with Marvel post-merger is a good sign that Deadpool wont remain in limbo forever.

      H/T Comic Book Movie

      Read more: https://www.dailydot.com/parsec/deadpool-sequel-screenwriter-r-rated-disney/

      After Spending A Sleepless Night Because Of His Children, Ryan Reynolds Says What Every Parent Is Thinking


      Let’s be honest… Children, especially the youngest ones, can be pretty exhausting. The worst part is probably their stubbornness when it comes to bedtime. Some of them just plainly refuse to sleep, often costing a good night’s sleep to their parents too. Recently, actor Ryan Reynolds, who is probably best known for his role in the superhero movie Deadpool, revealed what he really thinks about his kids who made him look tired before a photoshoot.

      Image credits: VancityReynolds

      Reynolds has gained much attention online for his candid and honest sense of humor. The actor doesn’t shy away from roasting his kids and even his own wife, Blake Lively. Luckily, the couple shares the same sense of humor and understands each other’s jokes well. So there were no hard feeling from Lively when Reynolds posted a hilarious compilation of her really unflattering photos during her birthday.

      Image credits: VancityReynolds

      Recently, Reynolds made people laugh again by calling out his kids on Instagram. He posted photos from a photoshoot promoting his Aviation Gin and mentioning those who have helped with it. After shouting out to his photographer and hairstylist, Reynolds didn’t forget to mention his little kids – 4-year-old James and 2-year-old Inez, who were credited for causing his under-eye bags.

      Image credits: vancityreynolds

      “LOVE this @AviationGin shoot with the legendary @guyaroch. Hair by @serafinosays and styling by @joseph.episcopo. Bags under my eyes by two thankless a**holes who refused to go to bed the night before, despite the fact I read them Winnie the Pooh and nearly half of Stephen King’s The Shining,” he wrote in the caption.

      Image credits: VancityReynolds

      Image credits: VancityReynolds

      Honestly, there’s probably plenty of parents out there who have looked at themselves in the morning and thought exactly the same thing. But, of course, Reynolds doesn’t actually think his kids are little jerks, so to speak. The actor is once again, just cracking jokes at the expense of his children and people absolutely love it! His hilarious candid comments on his lovely children never go unnoticed.

      Image credits: VancityReynolds

      Image credits: VancityReynolds

      Image credits: VancityReynolds

      Image credits: VancityReynolds

      Image credits: blakelively

      The happily married father of two is expecting another baby with his wife. And while he often tweets about little annoyances of having kids, Ryan and his wife Blake try to keep them out of the spotlight. “Ryan had a nice, normal upbringing, and we want our kids to have the same normal life that we had,” Blake told Marie Claire in 2016.

      Image credits: blakelively

      Here’s how people reacted

      Read more: http://www.boredpanda.com/ryan-reynolds-kids-sleep-instagram-joke-photoshoot/

      ‘Smallville’ star Tom Welling will play Superman once again



      Eight years after the end ofSmallville, Tom Welling will play Superman once again.

      The Smallville star is set to reprise his role duringthe Arrowverse franchisesCrisis on Infinite Earths crossover event. This will see DC Comics characters from other universes appear in the world ofArrow, Supergirl, The Flash,Legends of Tomorrow, and the newBatwomanshow. Its the most ambitious comic-book-style crossover to date,following storylines like the Flash/Arrow/Supergirl crossover Elsewords, which introduced Ruby Rose as Batwoman last year.

      Tom Welling isnt the only Superman onboard. Hes joining Tyler Hoechlin (the version we see in Supergirl) and Brandon Routh, who previously starred in the movie Superman Returns. Presumably, theyll drop in a joke about his startling resemblance toLegends of Tomorrows Ray Palmer, who is also played by Brandon Routh.

      Routh will wear a costume inspired by Alex Rosss art in the comic Kingdom Come, potentially hinting that this is the future of the character he played on the big screen. According toEntertainment Weekly, Welling will indeed be playing the Clark Kent we knew on Smallville.

      The crossover will also feature voice actor Kevin Conroy as Batman, his first live-action performance in a role the 63-year-old actor has voiced since the 1990s.

      Inspired by the popular 1980s DC crossover comic, Crisis on Infinite Earths will take place over five episodes of the five Arrowverse TV shows, starting withSupergirl on Dec. 8. We wont be surprised if theres some more fan-favorite stunt casting on the way.

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      H/T Entertainment Weekly

      Read more: https://www.dailydot.com/parsec/tom-welling-superman-arrowverse/

      Reuters Dismisses Kirsten Dunst As ‘Spider-Man’s Girlfriend’ In Now-Deleted Tweet


      Actor Kirsten Dunst culminated her 30th anniversary in show business by getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday afternoon.

      But even though Dunst has a new Showtime series, “On Becoming a God in Central Florida,” has been in many popular and beloved movies including “Bring It On” and “Interview with the Vampire,” and won the Cannes Film Festival’s award for best actress for her work in the 2011 film “Melancholia,” Reuters chose to focus on her role as a superhero’s significant other. 

      The British-based news agency tweeted out a story about Dunst getting the star by ― what else? ― focusing on her connection to a man.

      Here’s a screenshot of the now-deleted tweet:

      The sexist tweet offended many Twitter users, especially since Dunst has had a long, successful acting career.

      Reuters put up a new tweet on Friday that didn’t minimize Dunst’s career.

      Despite having a star on the Walk of Fame, Dunst has said that she hasn’t received due credit for her work in the industry.

      “I’ve never been recognized in my industry, I’ve never been nominated for anything. Maybe like, twice for a Golden Globe when I was little and one for ‘Fargo,’” she said during an interview on SiriusXM’s “In Depth with Larry Flick.”

      “I always feel like nobody ― I don’t know, maybe they just think I’m the girl from ‘Bring It On,’” she added.

      Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kirsten-dunst-spider-man-girlfriend-reuters_n_5d6994f9e4b0cdfe05701f87

      St. Louis remembers its young homicide victims in a candlelight vigil


      St. Louis, Missouri (CNN)Rasheed Thompson rewarded his 8-year-old daughter’s good behavior by letting her to go to a Friday night high school football game in St. Louis. She was killed when shooting broke out.

      “I don’t want this just to be washed away. I want Jurnee’s legacy to live on. Jurnee was a lover, a protector, a fighter,” Thompson told CNN in an interview.
      Thompson and other residents gathered at a vigil Wednesday to remember the lives of the city’s young children killed in recent months. The killings have angered police, and residents, who have challenged each other to find solutions to reduce gun violence.
        “St. Louis, we’re all traumatized by the crime and the violence that grips the St. Louis metropolitan area,” said James Clark, vice president of community outreach for Better Family Life, a community outreach organization. “We all feel the hurt and the pain every day of the week.”
        Clark told the crowd at Herzog Elementary School, “everything that needs to be said, has already been said.”
        “This is an hour for action,” Clark said. “This is an hour where we must put all of our petty differences aside for our future, which is our children.”
        Not far from Clark, a young girl held a sign that said, “We Are the Future.”
        Police and speakers urged anyone with information on the shootings to come foward. The names of the dead flashed across an electronic screen. A local lawmaker read them out loud.

        The victims

        The youngest victim is 2-year-old Kayden Johnson, who was killed in late April along with his 18-year-old mother, Trina’ty Riley, police said.
        On Sunday, 15-year-old Sentonio Cox was found dead from a gunshot wound. People carried balloons at an earlier vigil as his mother tried to encourage the teenagers mourning him.
        “I hope ya’ll hearts are mended,”Roxzyanna Edwards said, according to CNN affiliate KPLR. “And I just want ya’ll to prosper and not be another victim like everybody else.”
        Clark said St. Louis and other urban communities face similar problems.
        “In every urban core you have the same mentality that is on display in St Louis right now. In St Louis, we have a human capital crisis where you have men, women, boys and girls who have not been cultivated to care,” Clark told CNN. “So, violence becomes a knee-jerk reaction.”
        He said his organization has a program that deploys outreach workers “who come from the neighborhoods who understand the culture, who understand the code” to communities.
        “We’ve now got to empower them and give them the training necessary to go in, assess the problem and then we can build real time solutions,” Clark said.
        Mary Norwood, whose 7-year-old grandson Xavier Usanga, was fatally shot earlier this month, offered to help other young people.
        “Xavier is gone, and I can’t help him. But I’ll try to help anybody else who is there who wants help,” she said. “If you don’t know what to do and you have the mind that you need some kind of help, get in contact with me.”
        Xavier was playing with his sisters in the backyard of their home on August 12 when two men shot at each other at a nearby street. The bullet went through his throat and grazed one sister on the elbow, the children’s mother Dawn Usanga told CNN affiliate KTVI.
        An 18-year-old man was shot but survived, the station reported.
        In an interview with CNN, Xavier’s sisters recalled how he liked Marvel superhero characters, like Venom. He like to play Uno and the online game Roblox, Trinity Usanga, 10, said.
        “It’s been really sad,” she said. “I don’t like walking to school by myself … I would usually walk with him, and he would always make me feel safe.”
        Trinity said she thought Xavier was alive on Wednesday, watching television upstairs.
        Federal prosecutors said a St. Louis man facing an unrelated federal charge admitted to shooting Xavier. He was not charged in Xavier’s death, KTVI reported this month.
        St. Louis Alderman Brandon Bosley, whose district includes Xavier’s neighborhood, said it bothered him that children are dying at young ages.
        “We can change an entire generation of children if we put the right resources behind them,” he said.

        An empty house

        Thompson urged people to come forward if they have any information on his daughter’s death.
        “When a grown person or a teenager murders your 8-year-old child and you don’t come forward, it’s heart breaking,” Thompson said.
        He said he taught Jurnee and her sisters, ages 7 and 11, to “grab your sisters and you take cover” when they hear gunfire.
          His house, Thompson said, just doesn’t feel the same now after Jurnee was killed.
          “Since Jurnee been gone, the house just seems like a ghost town,” Thompson said.

          Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/29/us/st-louis-shooting-victims-children-vigil/index.html

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          • Hetalia World Stars Germany Nendoroid Action Figure
            by Jamie Chan on November 18, 2019 at 7:00 pm

            "I can't leave it to you alone!" From Hetalia World Stars comes a Nendoroid of the strong and reliable Germany! He comes with three face plates including his somewhat displeased standard expression, his blushing disappointed expression and his shocked expression. He comes with his glasses, his reference book and a mug of beer as optional parts. The post Hetalia World Stars Germany Nendoroid Action Figure appeared first on Another Universe. […]

          • Naruto Shippuden Nendoroid Orochimaru Action Figure
            by Jamie Chan on November 18, 2019 at 6:21 pm

            "Choose your words carefully, otherwise you'll die." From the popular anime series, Naruto Shippuden comes a Nendoroid of Orochimaru! The post Naruto Shippuden Nendoroid Orochimaru Action Figure appeared first on Another Universe. […]