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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

Celebrities Who Pay Child Support (And Some Who Don’t)

 

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So many people are delinquent in paying child support, there is a whole federal bureau designated to its enforcement. The Office of Child Support Enforcement tries its best to help people who can’t afford child support and people who can’t afford to be gypped child support, but they’re merely putting a dent in the over $100 billion owed to mothers and fathers who legally deserve the payments. CNN Money explained that child support delinquencies cost taxpayers an estimated $53 billion in 2012.

The chains of child support certainly don’t escape the rich and famous, with some celebrities’ child support payments apparently getting lost in the mail. Here’s a look at Hollywood to see who paid their 17 percent per child, and who didn’t.

Who Didn’t

When things turn sour, many people run away. Below are a few examples of celebrities who apparently tried to ignore the problem of child support payments rather than deal with it.

Levi Johnston: After a highly public bout with marriage, Sarah Palin’s ex-almost-son-in-law managed to spend $1 million on dirt bikes and four wheelers instead of making his court-mandated child support payments totaling $21,000. Boys and their toys. (TMZ)

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Jon Gosselin: After making tons of money on his kids and his wife by getting a television show dedicated to their very full house, Jon of Jon and Kate Plus 8 decided he no longer really wanted to support the household he vacated. In an interview, he said Kate pays household costs at her house, and he pays household costs at his.

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Allen Iverson: In a (not very) shocking announcement in 2013, Allen Iverson of basketball fame announced angrily that he no longer had as much money as he used to, citing this as a reason to skip out on his child support payments. Since his ex-wife got tired of hunting him down every month to make him hand over the check, she took him to court to get the whole amount in a one-and-done lump sum.

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Skeet Ulrich: After his ‘90s fame came to a halt, actor Skeet Ulrich apparently could not afford his children anymore, and stopped making child support payments. The situation got real when he was held in contempt of court after letting his back payments rack up to almost $290,000.

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Who Did

It’s always better to end on a positive note. Below are some celebrities who, despite being asked to give a lot to their pesky children, have thus far done their duty and paid up.

Russell Simmons: According to TheRichest.com, Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons pays $40,000 per month in child support to be split between his two daughters, to whom he has also legally promised new cars when they turn 16. Until they get the cars of their own, Simmons buys a new car worth at least $60,000 for them to be transported in.

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Terrell Owens: Even after many purported financial troubles, Terrell Owens has apparently managed to squeeze out approximately $44K per each of his four kids per month. While his financial forecast is not looking good, Owens has not yet made any lists of celebrities with egregiously outstanding child support payments.

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Donald Trump: The Trump paid about $300,000 per year (equaling almost $500,000 per year today) in child support after his high profile divorce in the 1990s, according to a New York news station. This number seems surprisingly low, seeing as his post-divorce alimony payments were $350,000 and the former Mrs. Trump got the house.

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Britney Spears: Pop princess Britney Spears is one of the few ladies who makes the list of people who pay big bucks in child support. After a sad public decline in her mental health, Spears signed up to pay $20,000 per month in child support.

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While it can be interesting to see which celebrities fall behind on their court-mandated duties, not being able to pay child support is no joke. Selling a diamond may help raise the cash needed to either pay child support, or to make up for someone else who fails to do their part.

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Divorce & Pets: Who Gets Mittens?

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“Who gets the family bible, when blood is split at heart?”

Well, the jury is still out on that age old, country & western themed question posed by Merle Haggard.  We have, however, collected a few intriguing facts to help provide answers to the current query of ‘Who retains “custody” of a divorced couple’s pets?’
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