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The Lighthouse Cinema have just announced a Harry Potter sleepover which will feature all eight films back-to-back, with a magical Hogwarts-themed menu to feed the hungry wizards all night.

For Harry Potter fans, this may just be the greatest night of their lives. The cinema created the event as part of their Wonder Years series, which celebrates the movies we all grew up with.

Fancy dress is, of course, encouraged for this ultimate movie marathon. The first film kicks off at 2pm on July 27, and there will be a short break after each screening.

The event ends at midday on July 28, and you are welcome to bring your own blankets or cushions. The franchise remains one of the nation's favourite ever stories about growing up in a magical and exhilarating world.

A young wizard and his friends and enemies alike go on a journey of evil Dark Magic, hilarious adventures and thrilling magical experiences and we LIVED for it.

Harry, Ron and Hermione grew into powerful young men and women, and even had little kids themselves after the Great War ended. It's time to re-imagine Hogwarts and bring JK Rowling's series back to life.

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The eight movies add up to almost 24 hours so you'll have to prepare yourself for this immersive experience. The event page list the duration as 1,365 minutes (22.75 hours, to be exact).

More information about the Harry Potter sleepover can be found here or via the Facebook event page. Tickets are €45 so make sure you're committed before grabbing your wand and robe.

Hogwarts is calling you once again, will you answer the spell-binding invitation via owl or the internet?

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Gone are the days when all we wanted to do is go trick or treating on Halloween. If you’re stuck for something to do then look no further because we’ve conjured up the top five events happening in Dublin around All Hallows’ Eve.

1: Halloween Roller Disco:

Get your skates on and spin around the dancefloor with Eleven from Stranger Things, Edward Scissorhands and Hermione Granger. 

The annual Halloween party will take place in Dublin’s only roller disco in Finches Business Park, Longmile Road on October 31. Make sure you wear your best costume (and not the backup one you got in Dealz) and you might be in with a chance of winning a fab prize.

Tickets cost €10 and are available to buy here.

2: Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Pub Quiz:

Watching the Halloween episodes of The Simpsons has become a ritual for us so what better way to test your knowledge than to take part in the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Pub Quiz.

There'll be costumes, episode screenings and top prizes on the night. Head down to Hely’s Bar on Dame Street on October 28 and celebrate the spookiest time of year with the best TV family.

Tickets cost €22 and are available to buy here.

3: The Great Gatsby Halloween Party:

Head back to the 1920s and 1930s and party in style like the great Jay Gatsby. Think of the flapper dresses, the fancy cocktails and the jazz music that will leave you twirling around the dancefloor all night.

You can enjoy a dinner and show for a mere €15 at this glorious event. 

If anyone needs us we’ll be hunting down the perfect flapper girl dress for this classy event.

Get your Gatsby on at the Purty Kitchen in Dun Laoghaire on October 28. Tickets are available to buy here.

4: Halloween Movie Screenings at the Lighthouse:

Our favourite cinema is screening some of the BEST Halloween movies this October and you just don’t want to miss them.

The Lighthouse Cinema will be showing everything from Hocus Pocus to The Blair Witch Project as we inch closer to Halloween. You can cosy up with some popcorn but make sure you hold on tight to it because some of these horrors will have you jumping out of your skin.

Click here for the full list of Halloween screenings and prices.

5: Heroes from Mars presents The Goblin King Masquerade Ball:

The Grand Social have knocked it out of the park again with this event.

The Goblin King Masquerade Ball celebrates the best of the late David Bowie. You can strut around to his biggest hits like Let’s Dance and Ashes to Ashes, as well as hits from Labyrinth, on the night of October 28.

Fancy dress isn’t essential but c’mon it’s Halloween and Bowie is a fashion icon. You just can’t miss this night celebrating the Goblin King himself.

Tickets cost €13.72 and are available to buy here.

We've never been so excited for Halloween in the Big Smoke. There are so many spooktacular events happening.



They might be a good idea in theory, but some Halloween costumes are a lot more effort than they are worth.

And while dressing as an animal may seem relatively easy, it’s often an outfit’s finishing touches which take it from funny enough to straight up brilliant.

Because of this, we were delighted to come across a pair of convincing looking horse hooves from an Etsy shop called Chaos Costumes.

Paired with a hairy onesie and a convincing looking horse mask, we think these hooves would help give any equine costume the added edge – plus can you imagine how funny they’d look on the dancefloor?

Thank you Internet!

Video: Chaos Costumes


Actress Nina Dobrev no doubt had a sore head at the Golden Globes after party on Sunday night, after spending all of Saturday evening at a party of her own – for her 27th birthday.

The Vampire Diaries star took to Instagram today to share some snaps from what looks like a downright amazing fancy dress bash.

Just take a look at her heart-eyed cat emoji costume if you don't believe us:

"Thank you to all of my amazing friends for coming out to my Emoji Themed Birthday Party at @aventinehollywood on Saturday," the birthday girl wrote alongside a snap of her dancing with a sparker-lit cake.

"I know it was a lot to ask, making it costume mandatory, and they not only did it, everyone showed up dressed to impress and went all out!"

In true wild Hollywood style, there was even an impromptu limbo session:

"Here's to celebrating 27 years, but NEVER growing up! #StayYoungForever," the actress captioned her birthday snaps.

We'll take an invite to her 28th birthday, please. 


It's not even October 31st yet and Beyoncé has already cemented her place as Queen of Halloween.

The singer stole the show at Ciara's fancy dress 30th birthday party last night, rocking an ice-white wig and contact lenses as Storm from X-Men.

We reckon she made an even better job of it than Halle Berry did in the actual film:

Of course, Bey wasn't the only one dressed up for the star-studded bash.

Ciara herself looked incredible in an all-leather Catwoman outfit, with her boyfriend Russell Wilson by her side as Batman.


Batman To My Rescue

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Also in attendance was Wonder Woman Lily Collins, who took to social media to wish happy birthday to "most beautiful cat woman I know."


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Beyoncé's former bandmate Kelly Rowland showed up for the celebrations too, showing off her toned legs in fishnets and a PVC leotard.


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While Bey did go all out last night, we know this won't be the last we see of her in costume this month.

After all, last year she had two different looks for Halloween alone:

All hail Queen B.



Let's face it, if you haven't planned your Halloween costume by now, you're either staying in with Netflix tomorrow night or it's going to be an epic, off-the-cuff outfit put together in an hour.

Assuming it's the latter, we are here to help!

We've already covered pop culture costumes, couples costumes and celebs who went all out, but now we have a few epic ideas for those of you who are looking forward to a great night out but really have no will whatsoever to put the time and effort in.

Here we go…

1. Costume Not Found
Possibly THE simplest costume in the world, and it's unisex too. Plus, people will think you're a tech whizz when really your only computer skills involve stalking celebs on Instagram.

2. An emoji
So many expressive options! The masks below are available online, but with a pack of markers and some card you could just go all Art Attack and make your own. We vote for the poo emoji. It speaks volumes.

3. A retro housewife
All you need for this is some cat-eye glasses, anything with cherry print and a cute apron. Hello, Betty Draper.

4. A child of the Noughties
Take Julia Stiles as your inspiration and you'll have this costume ready in no time. Baggy pants, a crop top or anything with beading, and of course the essential two strands of hair hanging down from your ponytail. Girl power!

5. Zombify last year's costume
Zombie Red Riding Hood, Zombie Pirate, Zombie Minnie Mouse… the choices are endless.

6. A ceiling fan
Punny AND cute. Some pom poms, a skirt, a t-shirt and a permanent market are the only tools required for this. Now go and party!

7. A nerd
Bonus points if you already have the glasses! Be sure to push them up the bridge of your nose all night for extra poindexter-ness.

8. Fifty Shades of Grey
A cheeky trip to Woodies after work and you'll be all set. Even Jamie Dornan would be jealous!

9. FaceBook
As modelled by John Krasinski… we're guessing Emily Blunt wasn't attracted to him for his costume-making skills!

10. A party animal
A tiger, a zebra, a cat… if anyone asks what you are just start dancing and making animal noises. They'll get the picture. 



'The Style Show' delivers your daily dose of fabulous fashion! In today's segment, "High-Street Hotlist" reporter Niamh Geaney brings you some inexpensive and fun outfit ideas for Halloween. You’ll never look at the pyjama section the same way again!



Former X Factor judge Tulisa sparked fury when she posted a picture of her in a romantic clinch with Niall Horan.

Tulisa was bombarded with abuse after she tweeted a snap of herself with the One Direction star at a Disney-themed party to celebrate The Saturday’s singer Rochelle Humes’ 25th birthday.

Tulisa had dressed as a princess for the fancy dress bash, while Niall had gone for a Prince Charming look.

As the pair posed for a picture, Tulisa swooned in Niall’s arms in proper Disney princess style.

The 25-year-old N-Dubz singer posted the shot on Instagram, adding, “As if my little muffin turned up as Prince Charming looooool #bruddafromanothermother.”

Within moments, hysterical 1D fans were baying for her blood.

She was branded “too much of an old boiler” and “too trashy” for Niall.

One said, “Get your chav hands off Niall or die bitch.”

Tulisa hit back writing, “Listen crazy bitches Niall is my home boy from day, won’t take abuse off u nutta’s so pipe the f*** down kids.”

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