Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Spirit Halloween Coupon Code Coupon Code

Check your email folks! sent out an email with a special code which can take up to 40% off your purchase!

This discount offer is only available for the next 24 hours so check it out soon!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pirate Halloween Makeup by GoldieStarling

One of my favorite things about the weeks leading up to Halloween are all the amazing makeup & costume tutorials which are posted on youtube!

One of my favorites, GoldieStarling, has posted her first tutorial of the season and it. is. AMAZING!

Make sure to check out her channel to catch her upcoming vids and also her past Halloween looks!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Free Halloween Party Tunes

 Check out this page to find a number of websites where you can download FREE Halloween music and playlists!

-why pay $10 at a Halloween store when you can get the stuff for free? haha

Ooh yeah! Tomorrow is the official beginning of Autumn! I am so excited to break out my tights, sweaters, and to drink super amazing pumpkin lattes from Caribou Coffee!

Happy (pre)Fall!!

Mickey Mouse's Haunted House (1929)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

"Jack's Masquerade" by Arnaud de Vallois

 {x-posted from Pumpkinrot}

When I saw Pumpkinrot post this image by Arnaud de Vallois I literally sat up and started to do a little happy clap!

Besides being almost unbearably cool this image is such a conceptual inspiration for the party this year!

Sometimes when cobbling together an original concept finding or keeping inspiration/direction can be hard but this image has proven to be such a bolster!

Check out s'Arnaud de Vallois' blog for some more really amazing work!

Halloween Express: Treat Bag Giveaway

Wanna receive an adorable and free trick or treat bag from Halloween Express??

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Remember to like brick and mortar stores like Halloween Express and Spirit Halloween on Facebook in order to keep up with these and other coupons & giveaways!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Spirit Halloween Coupon Code Haul

I took advantage of's 4 hour 25% off + Free Shipping to pick up a couple small things for the party!

I have a couple more of these skeletons from last year and I plan to give them all a nice black-light reactant paint job!

Also, I'm really excited to finally have a fog timer! Though I got this one for a song (25% off $25) I did find one that was the exact same model on for $20.

Someone stop me from dragging out my Halloween stuff already!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Behind the Scenes: Frankenstein 1931

Recently the Chive put out some behind the scenes photos from the filming of the 1931 classic, Frankenstein.

Check them out here.

Many of these pictures show Boris Karloff having his legendary makeup applied in various stages. Also included are more casual shots of Karloff eating lunch and working with the set crew.

I really enjoyed seeing the man behind the makeup in these shots! Anyone know if candids like these exist for Bella Lugosi's Dracula films?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Halloween Express BOGO

If you haven't "like-d" Halloween Express on Facebook yet then you're missing out on some great sales! Right now, exclusively for their facebook fans, Halloween Express is offering a BOGO buy one get one 50% off link!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mr. Chicken's DIY Yard Haunt

Attention all DIY-ers! I Have found a really great blog for you! The blog is called Mr. Chicken's Yard Haunt and its proprietor has done some really great stuff with props and even makeups!

His most recent project is very clever and involves projecting spooky images onto tombstones! He offers his projections for a fee but he makes no secret of how to do it for yourself.

However, for me, the most impressive DIY project was the Paper Mache Skeleton. In this instructable he shows how to create a realistic looking skeleton using simple and inexpensive materials such as newspaper, flour, spray paint etc.

This project is especially exciting for those of us who have wanted a large scale skeleton for our haunt but are unwilling or unable to part with the sometimes major cash to acquire one!

I'm seriously thinking of giving this particular project a go & I'll let you all know if I decide to go for it!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Lil' Red: A Cale Atkinson Short

When I was looking for inspiration for my 2010 Red Riding Hood themed Halloween shindig I stumbled upon Cale Atkinson's work!

Atkinson's use of color and almost minimalist style have really attracted me to his art ever since. I

Imagine my surprise and ELATION to find a complete Lil' Red short posted on his blog! Honestly, I can't gush ENOUGH! I especially love the ending ;)

I'm sharing this with you all so you too can discover the wonderfulness that is Cale Atkinson's work!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

OMFG Candy Corn Oreos!!!

Oh. My. Goodness!! I don't know how and I don't know why but Oreo has just put out candy corn Oreos!

I need to hoof my booty on down to Target this week and pick up a pack to scarf down in one sitting review for the site!

Anyone know anything about Pop Tarts putting out their pumpkin pie flavor this year?

Spirit Halloween Coupon Code

Adorable Halloween Handcrafted Soaps!

Lots of people are posting their exciting finds from large brick and mortar stores like Home Goods, TJ Maxx and JoAnn's.

However, I believe there are many other exciting Halloween discoveries which can be made through smaller shops and private sellers!

Love Lee Soaps at is a vendor who is doing absolutely wonderful handcrafted soaps for the autumn and Halloween season(s)!

Her soaps come in tons of shapes, styles, and even scents! Some particular favorites of mine are her lime scented Frankenstein Soap Bars as well as the freaskishly realistic Creepy Finger Soap set

I will be keeping an eye out for more etsy finds to bring to y'all this season. Give me a shout out if someone out there is making some awesome seasonal/Halloween goodies!