Posts by Marlon Heimerl
Posts by Marlon Heimerl
Marlon Heimerl

Marlon is HalloweenCostumes.com’s SEO manager and the person in the office who instantly thinks that the hum of a faulty air conditioner is without-a-doubt a ghost. His passion for all things spooky, wonderment for the unknown, and admittedly gullible nature, make him a sucker for the paranormal. Having logged more time watching TED talks and documentaries than most valley girls spend primping their Chihuahuas, Marlon is always up for some intellectual sparring.

Captain Murica Freedom Force

 

No shoes, no shirt, no problem! This is ‘Murica, and we aren’t afraid of a little business in the front and a whole lot of party in the back. Taking this a little further – probably way too far, in fact – we dreamt up our own team of super-patriotic superheroes and named them Captain ‘Murica’s Freedom Force. Why ‘Murica, you ask? Let this piece of poetry answer your question:

 

“Hey, how exactly is a rainbow made? How exactly does...

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Friday-the-13th-Party

Friday the 13th - that’s today by the way - also happens to land on a full moon!

(Pauses. Absorbs.) Yes, you heard that right. The scariest day meets the scariest moon…it’s got to be rare, auspicious, and all things bone-chilling, right?

Well, the last Friday the 13th with a full moon occurred 14 years ago on October 13, 2000 and the next won’t occur for another 35 years on August 13, 2049. If that isn’t a cause for celebrating the macabre, gothic and generally...

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Night-King-DIY

 

WARNING: Spoilers up to and including episode nine of season four of Game of Thrones below.

 

With a seriously epic season four of Game of Thrones nearing completion – giants, dragons and White Walkers (oh my) – it’s hard not to get excited about the finale of one of the most celebrated shows on TV. To mark this momentous occasion, we tinkered in our makeup...

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Krampus… The concept carries many names – Knecht Ruprecht, Klaubauf, Perchten, Pelznickel and Schmutzli – but the Christmas demon, or “anti-Santa”, of European Christmas lore is none other than the infamous, the devious, the notorious, the Gene Simmons’ tongued…Krampus.

 

Ho...Ho...Huh?

For those unfamiliar with the centuries old tradition, let’s review. As Saint Nicholas’ dark passenger, Krampus is the yin to Santa’s yang, dolling out punishments to the naughty children of Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Croatia and increasingly, other regions of Europe and the U.S. with ritualistic fervor.

 

Krampus Collage

Source: Flickr user Dull Hunk (Creative Commons) // Source: Flickr user Central Asian (Creative...

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Government Shutdown Group Costume

Washington -- Remember the glorious ‘90s? Uncle Sam sure does.

“My pockets were flush with cash back then,” says Sam in an interview with HalloweenCostumes.com. “Now they are filled with holes. I mean, who can afford moth balls these days?”

Sam paces around his Washington, D.C. flat on October 18 in the final hours of the government shutdown. With his quintessential hobo-sack packed, he polishes off some cold beans from a tin can before running his hands through...

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Professor and professional mentalist Loyd Auerbach’s encyclopedic knowledge of the paranormal certainly didn’t materialize overnight.With over three decades in the field and a Master’s in Parapsychology, Professor Auerbach is the Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations and serves on the Board of Directors for the Rhine Research Center, an organization dedicated to the study of human consciousness and parapsychology.

 

But that just scrapes the surface of his...

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