Posts by Chris Harder
Chris Harder Chris Harder is the web content manager at HalloweenCostumes.com and enjoys reading, writing, and not arithmetic.

The Evolution of Santa in Movies Infographic

 

Christmas time is here once again, and if you’re a good little boy or girl, you’ve already got everyone on your list exactly what they wanted. Now that all the shopping is done, do you just kick back unentertained, drinking copious amounts of egg nog in silence? No… you spend the rest of December watching Christmas movies, of course!

Santa has always been a significant part of almost any Christmas movie: he has a specific concept of good and evil, he always prefers faith over skepticism, and he can even be duplicitous—is he out to help us or is he out for himself? The best Santa movies have these kinds of themes that get to the heart of our holiday mythos. On the other side of the [chocolate] coin, there are the Santa movies where he goes to Mars or he gets his sleigh stuck in the sandy beaches of Florida. No matter which type of Christmas film you prefer, we think you’ll enjoy this chronological look at Santa Claus’ cinematic exploits in this very merry infographic.

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The Banality of Evil Art Series

 

Evil is the ideal, but life is long and doesn’t always go as planned. It comes with inherent banality; the boredom that fills those long hours in between the next devious plot, slashing, or scare. We’ve all been stuck at the grocery store after working a ten hour night shift and had to wait in line behind the coupon lady as she meticulously counts each penny. We’ve all had to go to our nephew’s birthday party and make small talk when just hours before we took out an entire spaceship full of soldiers with nothing but our face-hugging hatchlings and a little mouth acid. Horror stars are relatable because, in the end, they’re just like us. They have to deal with life as it is, not as it often should be. The classic films capture the terrifying glory of their careers, but what happens when the killing is done and horror stars have to fill their time with the usual fare? This is the rarely seen banal side of evil…

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The country is divided once again. This seems to happen every couple years during the fall, and nobody can seem to agree on any of the big issues. We’re talking about big issues like what to wear for Halloween, of course! So, we asked ourselves, “If there was an election for most popular costume by state, who would win?” We threw that very question over to our tech-wizard, Jedi Master geniuses, and they got us everything we needed to identify what costume is actually the MOST popular in every state in the union. Some will shock you, some will surprise you, and some may raise an eyebrow or two, but we should all be able to agree that the state of our Halloweenocracy is strong. So, look below, check out the most popular costume in your state, and make our Founding Phantoms proud!

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“You’ve taken your first step into a larger world…”

Okay, so Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens isn’t even out yet, but Star Wars fans can’t contain their Death Star-sized excitement. Our normal countdown clock is usually for Halloween, but this year it's set to December 17th because that’s when Star Wars is finally back in theaters. After that day we'll finally be able to stop asking ourselves the big questions, like: will Chewie finally beat C-3PO at Holochess? Will BB-8 and R2-D2 be BFFs? Is Kylo Ren really just Ponda Baba in disguise? Yep, the big questions. But since Halloween is our specialty, we decided to make some really wizard Star Wars printable patterns for all you fellow fans out there who might want to add a little galaxy far, far away into your All Hallow's Eve celebrations.

 

The Force is strong with you, but you are not a Pumpkin Master… yet.

There’s no shame in being a Pumpkin Padawan! These are simple to moderate patterns that anyone can print off, stencil, carve, and display. Just follow the pattern and look at the code in the corner. White represents pumpkin that is to be left whole, and black areas are the parts you will need to cut out.

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Love is in the air and that can only mean one thing--Valentine's Day is only a couple weeks away! Don't panic, because we here at HalloweenCostumes.com have got you covered (PHEW!). For some people this holiday is just representative of slick consumerism, an invention of greeting card companies, but for others it's a beautiful excuse to celebrate romance, candy hearts, and everything saccharine. It's probably a little bit of both, but that doesn't mean it can't be fun, right? That's why...

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You've watched Disney films your whole live and have undoubtedly found favorite characters and songs, but how much do you really know about Disney animated film history? In honor of the release of Frozen this week, we have put together the ultimate Disney quiz that may prove to stump even the most dedicated Mouseketeers...

 

Secrets of Disney Quiz ImageJoin the jamboree! Click the image to take the quiz and step inside the legendary Disney vault.

 

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