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.

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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Oh yes! It’s giveaway time again. (What can we say? You love free stuff and we love to see you smile.)
So we teamed up with DamnLOL.com – experts in putting a smile on your face themselves – to bring you the damn sweetest giveaway you’re likely to see for a long minute.

 

The Breakdown

Four winners – that’s right, four – will be chosen from a ruckus rabble of hopefuls on May 10, 2013, for their choice of the Phineas and Ferb Agent P Hoodie or ...

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The time to discover your inner zombie is now. And we’re not talking about submitting your photo to a cookie-cutter zombie picture generator, or even conducting shady gene-manipulation experiment in your garage.

No, we’re talking about scoring a custom, hand drawn zombie portrait from artist Rob Sacchetto at ZombiePortraits.com for free. That’s right; Sacchetto is collaborating with HalloweenCostumes.com to giveaway one hand drawn zombie portrait on his site!

 

How to...

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As America hunkers down to elect its next Commander-in-Chief in 2012, a huge decision faces the nation. Yet before that ‘biggest of days’ on November 6, 2012 another important debate looms heavy on our minds—how will America dress for Halloween?! To answer this contentious question, we’ve pitted the most popular Halloween costumes in 2012 against one another. By looking at the top 10 states for Google searches in the past year for each term, we’ve tallied the...

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