Posts by Abby Bartels
Abby Bartels
Abby Bartels

Abby Bartels is a senior member of the graphic design team at HalloweenCostumes.com. She considers herself a crafty son-of-a-gun, Broadway fan wannabe, and likes sports. She is also fluent in sarcasm, just ask her.

16 Women Warriors Who Changed the Course of History [Art Series]

by |March 2, 2020
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Categories: Artwork, Historical

We write a lot about superheroes at HalloweenCostumes.com and not so much about real people. But with the live-action Mulan movie getting released soon, the topic of women warriors in history has come up more than a few times. We did some research on these fascinating historical figures and our designer Abby was inspired to make this series of minimalist flat avatars.

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These Birds of Prey Galentines Will Let You Embrace the Fierce Goddess Within [Printables]

by |February 3, 2020
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These Birds of Prey Galentines Will Let You Embrace the Fierce Goddess Within

The calendar year is absolutely filled with minor holidays that we often giggle about, but don't really take the time to celebrate. Take your teddy bear to work day, leave a zucchini on your neighbor's porch day and other officially unofficial holidays haven't found enough traction to be more than a silly Instagram or Twitter post. However, Galentine's Day is different. Celebrated on February 13th, the day before Valentine's Day, Galentine's Day celebrates women and their gal pals. You can follow in the footsteps of Parks and Rec Leslie Knope (the Galentine's Day founder) by having breakfast with your besties, or by exchanging small gifts of appreciation for your BFFs and handing out Galentines! If you're on the hunt for some empowering women warrior Galentines, check out our fierce Birds of Prey Galentines. They're sure to be a hit!

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6 Menacing Halloween Party Invitations for Horror Movie Fans [Printables]

by |October 7, 2019
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Pumpkins are glowing throughout your neighborhood, fallen leaves cover the path on your way home from work, and the air is just at the right temperature where a coat is optional but not necessary. It's Halloween, baby! The spookiest time of the year calls for an all-out ghoulish foolish mash. Whether you're looking to have your family over for some light-scary fun or have your friends for a gory good time, we've put together printable Halloween party invitations to save you some time! Featuring characters from iconic horror movies to get you and your invitees in the spirit, we're sure these invites will bring the spook to their mailboxes. Run to your nearest speaker, throw on Bobby Pickett's "Monster Mash" and let's get to it!

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Lasting Legacies: The Men and Women Who Influenced the Entertainment Industry [Infographic]

by |August 19, 2019
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Lasting Legacies: The Men and Women Who Influenced the Entertainment Industry

Entertainment comes to us in many forms: movies, television shows, books, comics and video games, just to name a few. The entertainment industry has changed from what it once was and it continues to evolve, often guided by individual creators. Names like Walt Disney and George Lucas certainly come to mind. Also, with the upcoming Dark Crystal television series, we are also reminded of the contributions of Jim Henson. Let's look back at the legacies of some truly impressive innovators in the world of entertainment!

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The Muppets: Stitched in Time [Infographic]

by |August 5, 2019
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2019 Update: We’ve added a transcript below the infographic.

It's hard to imagine a world without the Muppets. Quite frankly, you shouldn't try to imagine it. Without Jim Henson's lovable characters, everyone would probably be living in some awful dystopian world where cell phones are used to make phone calls instead of watching funny Kermit videos. Instead, let's take a look at the Muppets through the years and how each of them began their lucrative careers as a puppet entertainer. From Kermit to Walter, this infographic outlines all the star Muppets' debuts.

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16 Free Printable Valentines for Kids [Printables]

by |February 7, 2018
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16 Free Printable Valentines for Kids

Every year kids are handing out super cute Valentines that really creative moms come up with. Well darn it, we thought we’d help you be that mom this year! These super cute FREE printable Valentine's Day treat bag toppers are perfect to show that you can be the crafty mom. It’s a great collection of all the trending shows like Pete the Cat, Shimmer and Shine, Paw Patrol and so much more. Each one comes with the cutest puns for printable Valentine cards that are sure to make the kids smile. While these are meant to be for treat bag toppers if you’re the last minute type, no need to panic, these could also pass for Valentine’s Day cards printed out from the comfort of your own home the night...

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