Alli Hoff Kosik
Alli Hoff Kosik is a freelance writer who is passionate about reading, running, rainbow sprinkles, her lipstick collection, watching embarrassing reality TV, and drinking pink wine. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and (in her dreams, at least) three golden retriever puppies. You can find her blogging at www.FindingPlanA.com.

Latest Articles

These One Item Costumes Are A Super Easy Way To Hack Your Halloween

No one wants to be a Halloween costume wimp, but the truth is that the world of DIY is kind of big and scary. Thanks to long lists of supplies and intimidating tutorials, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the idea of doing anything but simply going to …
By Alli Hoff Kosik

These Last-Minute DIY Halloween Costume Ideas Are A Lazy Person Lifesaver

That all-too-important Oct. 31 date is creeping closer and closer on the calendar, and in spite of all of your best planning efforts, you're still costume-less. I've been there, my friend. Haven't we all? With mere weeks (or even days) left to go bef…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

This Woman’s Restaurant Deserves Your Attention — And Not Just Because Of Its Amazing Menu

For the third year in a row, Bustle's Upstart Awards are honoring young women who are doing incredible things in the realms of business, STEM, fashion and beauty, the arts, philanthropy, and beyond. When Irene Li opened her Boston-based Mei Mei food…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

Clown Costume Ideas For Halloween That Might Actually Make You Like Clowns Again

Between the recently-released It remake and the current season of American Horror Story: Cult, I feel pretty confident that I'm not overgeneralizing when I say that anyone who wasn't afraid of clowns thanks to a terrifying childhood experience is pro…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

Group Halloween Costume Ideas That Won't Ruin Friendships Or Break The Bank

If there's anything worse than finding a dinner destination that a large group can agree on and then correctly splitting the bill for said dinner among said large group, it's deciding on a cheap but still creative group Halloween costume idea. I know…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

Why Tonight's Full Moon Could Look A Little Bigger Than Usual

In case you missed it, the Harvest Moon is making a rare October appearance in 2017, lighting up the sky on Oct. 5. Astronomy buffs probably already know that this is a special occasion, considering the fact that the Harvest Moon (aka, the full moon …
By Alli Hoff Kosik

Terrifying & Brilliant Pennywise Halloween Costume Ideas For 'It' Fans

If seeing the new take on Stephen King's It (or, if you're me, seeing just the trailer for the new take on Stephen King's It) hasn't sufficiently terrified you from now until Halloween 2018, then your next logical step is probably to take on the inf…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

If You're An Aries, Tonight’s Full Moon Is Going To Be A Big One

On Oct. 5, the full moon (which also happens to be 2017's Harvest Moon) will rise in Aries, and astrology experts the internet over seem to agree: it's going to kick off a period of intense decision-making and emotional expression for all signs. But,…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

These Halloween Poems Will Completely Creep You Out

Let me preface this by saying one thing: I don't not want to see pictures of your Halloween costume on Facebook. I totally do. I know you probably took a lot of time to come up with the perfect creative outfit to rock with your best friend. And even …
By Alli Hoff Kosik

Here's Why October's Full Moon Has A Different Name Than Last Year's

Before the Harvest Moon was immortalized in song by the great Neil Young, made famous in gamer culture as a Nintendo simulation role-playing game in the '90s, or written into countless novels as a symbol of the changing seasons, it was, well... just …
By Alli Hoff Kosik

What To Dress Up As This Halloween, Based On Your Sign

People born on Halloween may be Scorpios, but all astrological signs can be instructive when it comes time to get down to the difficult business of choosing the perfect costume (yes, I repeat: this is difficult business). Your sign gives you an inter…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

Last Minute Meme-Inspired Costumes for Halloween

I always make the process of choosing the perfect Halloween costume a lot more complicated than it needs to be. There's this pressure in adult culture to get pretty deep with what you wear on Oct. 31 — to somehow contribute to the larger conversation…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

Vegan Halloween Candy Ideas That You Can Order Online, Even Last-Minute

Like most things in life, Halloween has changed over time. Most of us may not miss the intense pressure to show up with the most creative costume (though we all probably wouldn’t give up the title if it was offered to us) or the parent-imposed Trick-…
By Alli Hoff Kosik

How 'The Mary Tyler Moore Show' Scored My Life

It was 6 a.m. on a Monday morning in late January, and I’d become a commuter. The word itself was bad enough, but the reality was worse — my first-day anxiety had inspired me to arrive at the bus station more than 20 minutes prior to my bus’s schedul…
By Alli Hoff Kosik