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10 Fun Diamond Themed Halloween Costumes!

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Don’t have a scary/sexy/hilarious costume picked out yet this year?  Well don’t sit around BOO!-hoo-ing.  Do things the Diamond Lighthouse way; make it all about diamonds!

Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend – replicate the always demure and sexy Marilyn Monroe, as she dripped in diamonds in her portrayal of Lorelei Lee in the iconic film “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.”  Yes, some people will assume you are Madonna, doing her own rip-off of Marilyn in “Material Girl,” but to those people just coo something in a sugary sweet voice; they’ll get the hint.

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The Candy Crush Diamond – yes, Candy Crush requests rank up there with Farmville nonsense in terms of most annoying internet things that people bombard you with on a daily basis, but donning a giant blue diamond outfit will be extremely funny and easily recognizable.  Either rent a well constructed one from your local Halloween/Party store – or make it out of a big blue tarp and some strategically placed hangers.

Bonus Action:  Incessantly follow people around and keep requesting things of them.  Or just have a crush on them.  Or just crush them.

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*or you can always be the Diamond Dash panda genie, naturally.

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Marina and the Diamonds – beautiful indie rocker Marina doesn’t travel far without her entourage of trusty Diamonds.  Getting her look is a synch; just find the coolest Google image of her and copy away (her trademark feature are those adorable drawn on eyelashes.)  *Ability to sing not necessary.

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The Brittney “Toxic” Diamond Bodysuit – okay, some may say you need to have certain physical attributes to pull this one off, but phooey to them; sparkle the night away in dynamic diamond decadence no matter what shape, size or gender you happen to associate with.

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The “Sims” Over the Head Diamond – want to let the whole party know that you are the character currently being controlled?  Simply fashion a green diamond out of cardboard, styrofoam or old Starbucks coffee holders, attach it to a headband and violà: instant awesome costume.  *If you’re doing it really last minute, just say you are going as whatever character resembles you the most in whatever outfit you currently have on that day.

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Diamond Mummy – remember that real diamond “Morphsuit” that came out last year, which cost the wearer 1.6 million dollars?  Well, indulge in faux lavish ridiculousness this year and copy it.  This is simple: just wrap yourself completely in gauze and then douse yourself in sticky glitter (better yet, have a friend do the second part).  This costume is both cool and creepy.  The bonus?  Every time you make contact with another person or piece of furniture, you will leave behind your eerie trail of glitter (which is impossible to ever remove.  Ever.)

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Baseball Diamond – for the baseball or softball or dirt enthusiast, become an actual baseball diamond.  Just cut the diamond shape into a huge piece of cardboard and wear it around your torso.  Pro level: glue actual dirt and grass on to it for authenticity, along with little bases.  This also provides a really great opportunity to ask people if they want to “get to first base” with you…

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Ace of Diamonds – poker players will heart this one.  This is probably one of the simplest outfits to make; again, grab a big piece of cardboard, and then use a sharpie to draw the diamonds on it, etc.  Move of the night: whenever there is a group or area you want to be a part of, shout: “I’m all in!” and dive right in there – then enjoy as the hilarity (or awkwardness) ensues.

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Jem – this animated 80’s rocker was all about gems (um, hello, it’s her name).  Just adorn yourself with every pink item in your wardrobe (dig those dusty leg warmers out from the back) and Jem yourself up.  She wore magical earrings which produced holograms, so grab yourself a handy pair of those – or at least some giant cubic zirconia ones.

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Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – we by no means are condoning ingesting psychotropic substances, but this costume can be far-out fun nonetheless.  Just dress like a hippie who is experiencing a psychedelic trip of some sort, and then make a big cloud out of cotton puffs/balls and wear it around your waist (so you are actually in the sky).  The final ingredient is a bunch of strategically placed (plastic) diamonds in the cloud and in your hair.  Presto: you’ve now got the grooviest costume of the night.

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Remember, you’ll never get tricked and you’ll always get treated well when selling your old diamond jewelry with diamondlighthouse.com.

Happy Halloween!

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-Joe Leone

The Most Expensive Divorces in Recorded History – Part 1

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Divorces cost a pretty penny, no matter what your station is in life.  When your net worth totals in the 10 figure+ range, you can expect to pay the GNP of a small developing nation for your uncoupling.  Scraped from the headlines of reputable news sources and rags alike, here are the most costly divorces on the record books.  Cringe, chortle or smirk as you read about people who’ve lost more in their divorce than most people have earned in their lives.

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Madonna and Guy Ritchie didn’t just collaborate on one of the worst movies ever made (“Swept Away”), they also made an indelible mark in the books of infamous divorces.  Here’s an example of the wife having to pay the (ex) husband a settlement fee (an important moment in feminist history…maybe?).  Mr. Ritchie finally earned his name, as he swaggered away from the Madge marriage with $92 million in his piggy bank.  Even though their divorce took place in London, which typically favors a 50/50 spilt of assets, Ritchie held a modicum of self respect and didn’t try to fully sap the Voguer of her considerable, pop music funded fortune.
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London Marriages Falling Down

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It’s the world’s capitol for fish and chips, bangers and mash and now…  irreconcilable marital issues.  Blimey!  London is officially the millennial mecca for divorce.  But why?  Well, like most of the globe’s (no theatrical pun intended) greatest questions, the answer is primarily financial.

It all began in the year 2000, with the benchmark divorce case of “White vs. White.”   Despite the airy and light names attached, the ruling here starkly changed the way divorce law would be viewed forever.  Here the final verdict decided that the “money earner” wouldn’t get to keep all the extra capital after the basic legal financial requirements had been satisfied (ie: alimony, division of property assets), but also the “surplus”, or leftover, cash would be equally allocated to each party.  What this means is that literally everything gets spilt down the middle.  This left the former Mrs. White glowing with happiness, and Mr. White red in the face.

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