Clarissa Explains It All Fashion
Even though this show was completely awesome, you have to take a cold hard look at the cutting-edge fashion choices that Clarissa made. It is essentially like an instruction manual for your next 90’s Halloween costume. To get the full range of these outfits, you have to comb through various episodes, but it’s worth it.
If you start to Google the name “Johnathan Taylor Thomas“, the next top auto-complete is the word “dead”. So clearly this once teenage heart throb is so out of the spotlight that people think he actually dies.
But no, he is not dead. Now 34 years old, Johnathan was once known as the most eligible teenager on the TV show Home Improvement, and also voiced Simba on The Lion King. He graced the cover of countless teen magazines and in a time without much internet, he reigned supreme.
5. Dream Phone
Want to talk to cute buys but don’t know any? This was the toy for you. Of course, if you were using this when you were 16, you may have wanted to re-think your social life.
4. Bop It
Bop it was the ultimate time wasting tool, until you ended up hating it. Even though it came out in the 90’s people actually still buy this thing.
By Lori Ferraro
Cue Bohemian Rhapsody!
Mike Myers and Dana Carvey ruled the early ’90s as basement dwelling metalheads Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar, hosts of Aurora, Illinois’ most excellent public access TV series.
In countless SNL sketches and two hit movies, Wayne and Garth made us laugh and taught us how to rock. And now you and your best buddy can recreate this rockin’ duo for a Halloween so awesome you’ll hurl! Take a schwing at these:
The 1990s marked the end not only of a century but also a millennium. The decade leading up to the year 2000 saw a lot of change and excitement, with many important events that shaped not only the 1990s but our lives since then. That change happened in every way you can imagine – politically, technologically, and culturally. With the Cold War over, Nelson Mandela free, and the Internet changing the way we work and live, the events of the 1990s provided the perfect bridge between the outrageous 80s and the dawn of the new century. We have put together all the 1990s events and timelines you need to understand this amazing decade. The events and timelines are broken down by year. You can make your way through the 90s sequentially or jump straight to a year of interest. We cover history and politics, music, TV, movies, sports, and important people who died and were born in each year of the 90s.
Love it or hate it, George Lucas’ decision to release a series of prequels to the enormously popular Star Wars films spawned a tidal wave of sci-fi fans desperate to prolong the magic of their favorite cinematic adventure. The Phantom Menace introduced the world to a new cast of Jedi characters, those renowned and powerful beings with the ability to manipulate the Force and wield light sabers with dazzling skill.
Bob Ross is everybody’s favorite painter with a fro and calm demeanor. His program, The Joy of Painting, ran for twelve years on PBS. In his soft voice and slow paced speech, he instructed us how to oil paint using simple techniques and steps that anyone could follow. While my projects never looked like much, Bob could transform a blank canvas into a work of art within 30 minutes. In addition to art tutorials, Mr. Ross provided us with life lessons too like, “We don’t make mistakes, we make happy accidents.” He also taught us that all things in nature a happy . . . “Happy Little Trees” and “Happy Little Clouds.” So why not honor this great artist and dress up like him. After all, they say imitation is the highest form of flattery.
Mention TGIF (or 90s TV in general) and one image that instantly comes to mind is Family Matters‘ Steve Urkel. You know, the nerd that annoyed the Winslow family (especially Carl). The nerd America instantly fell in love with. From his first “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” he had us hook line and sinker. Urkel, with all his quirkiness, endearing loyalty, and catchphrases, makes a standout 90s costume idea that’s both fun and oh so memorable. In fact, site reader Natalie from Phoenix, AZ transformed into Steve Urkel for Halloween. Let’s take a look at her costume and the trademark items key pieces that make up a great Steve Urkel.
The troll doll actually dates back to the late 50s, but it was in the 60s that it really took off. The troll doll fad then saw a serious resurgence in the 90s with appearances in ‘The Drew Carey Show‘, their very own NES video game (Super Troll Islands), and a cartoon called ‘Magical Super Trolls.’ We love this as an easy DIY costume for a 90s party or for Halloween. The key, of course, is the hair. Happily, troll wigs are available in a rainbow of awesome colors.