Golden Girls Halloween Costumes Have Arrived at Target

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If you’re on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume idea for a group of four, consider this the end of your search: Target just released a set of Golden Girls costumes.

Each ensemble so closely embodies the style and attitude of its respective member of the clique that it won’t be difficult for you and your friends to fully commit to your chosen characters—once you reach an agreement about which friend corresponds to which Golden Girl, of course.

Voguish Blanche Devereaux, ever the life of the party, sports a bright red, sleeveless jumpsuit and an artsy blazer decorated with vibrant autumn leaves. Though Sophia Petrillo’s respectable floral frock might fool some people into thinking you’re nothing but a sweet old granny, they’ll surely realize their mistake as soon as you start delivering wisecracks from behind her iconic giant-framed eyeglasses.

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You can capture Dorothy Zbornak’s no-nonsense nature in black slacks and a black and white patterned blazer, and the gold scarf flung casually over your shoulder will remind people just how sophisticated you are. Or, if your reputation for naivety precedes you, pair Rose Nylund’s belted periwinkle dress with your best sweet smile and let the costume compliments roll in.

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According to People, each $69 ensemble includes clip-on jewelry (and glasses for Sophia), but you’ll have to purchase the wigs separately—they’re $24 each, or you can buy all four together for $79.

As a heartening testament to the lasting popularity of the show, the four costumes have already sold out at Target. If you’re too excited to wait for them to restock, you can order yours from Toynk here.

And, while you’re waiting for your show-stopping outfits to arrive, check out these fun facts about The Golden Girls.

[h/t People]

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Reviews.org Wants to Pay You $1000 to Watch 30 Disney Movies

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Fairy tales do come true. CBR reports that Reviews.org is currently hiring five people to watch 30 Disney movies (or 30 TV show episodes) for 30 days on the new Disney+ platform. In addition to $1000 apiece, each of the chosen Disney fanatics will receive a free year-long subscription to Disney+ and some Disney-themed movie-watching swag that includes a blanket, cups, and a popcorn popper.

The films include oldies but goodies, like Fantasia, Bambi, and A Goofy Movie, as well as Star Wars Episodes 1-7 and even the highly-anticipated series The Mandalorian. Needless to say, there are plenty of options for 30 days of feel-good entertainment.

In terms of qualifications: applicants must be over the age of 18, a U.S. resident, have the ability to make a video reviewing the films, as well as a semi-strong social media presence. On the more fantastical side, they are looking for applicants who “really, really lov[e] Disney” and joke that the perfect candidate, “Must be as swift as a coursing river, with all the force of a great typhoon.” You can check out the details in the video below.

Want to put yourself in the running? Be sure to submit your application by Thursday, November 7 at 11:59 p.m. at the link here. And keep an eye out for Disney+, which will be available November 12.

A Handy Map of All the Royal Residences in the UK

Frogmore House, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's primary estate on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
Frogmore House, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's primary estate on the grounds of Windsor Castle.

Somewhere along the way, you probably learned that Buckingham Palace is home to the ruler of the United Kingdom and many unflinching, fancily clad guards. And, if you watch The Crown or keep a close eye on royal family news, you might recognize the names of other estates like Windsor Castle and Kensington Palace.

But what about Gatcombe Park, Llwynywermod, or any of the other royal residences? To fill in the gaps of your knowledge, UK-based money-lending site QuickQuid created a map and corresponding illustrations of all 20 properties, and compiled the need-to-know details about each place.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip kept eight estates for themselves, and divvied up the rest among their children and grandchildren, some of whom have purchased their own properties, too. Though Buckingham Palace is still considered the official residence of the Queen, she now splits most of her time between Windsor Castle and other holiday homes like Balmoral Castle in Scotland and Sandringham House, which Prince Philip is responsible for maintaining.

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Windsor shares its grounds with two other properties: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s home, Frogmore House, and the Royal Lodge, where Prince Andrew (the Queen’s second youngest child) lives.

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Southwest of Windsor is Highgrove House, Prince Charles’s official family home with wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. They also own Birkhall in Scotland, Clarence House in London, Tamarisk House on the Isles of Scilly, and the aforementioned Llwynywermod in Wales. Much like the Queen herself does, Charles and Camilla basically have a different house for each region they visit.

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In 2011, the Queen gave Anmer Hall—which is on the grounds of Sandringham House—to Prince William and Kate Middleton as a wedding gift, but they’ve recently relocated to Kensington Palace so Prince George could attend school in London.

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip’s only daughter, Anne, resides in Gatcombe Park with her daughter, Zara Tindall. Anne also owns St. James’s Palace in London, where her niece (Princess Beatrice of York) and her mother’s cousin (Princess Alexandra) sometimes live.

Lastly there's Edward, Elizabeth and Philip's youngest son, who lives with his wife in Bagshot Park, which architectural historian Nikolaus Pevsner called “bad, purposeless, [and] ugly.”

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If you’re feeling particularly cramped in your tiny one-bedroom apartment (or even regular-sized house) after reading about the royal family’s overabundance of real estate, take solace in the knowledge that at least you’ll never have to follow their strict fashion rules.

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