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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.

NASCAR's Toughest Tracks [Infographic]

by |February 20, 2017
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Categories: Infographics, Sports

NASCAR Tough Tracks

Every sport has their "big game" and, usually, it is a grand finale with the best teams competing at the very end of the season to claim the most respected title: champion. But not for NASCAR. Instead, they start the season with the most prestigious race, the Daytona 500, which also offers the largest pay day for the top finishers. For many racecar drivers, their goal is to one day make it to Victory Lane at the Daytona 500. Unfortunately, many of them fall short of this goal due to the difficulty of the track and for some, a string of bad luck. Even though Daytona International Speedway has a reputation for its massive wrecks and high speeds, it isn't the only race track on the NASCAR circuit that drivers have difficulty navigating. We decided to take a look at some of the toughest tracks in NASCAR, along with the drivers who have been fortunate enough to take the most victory laps at each of these raceways.

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7 Lego Batman Movie Cross Stitch Patterns [Printables]

by |February 6, 2017
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Categories: Printables, Superheroes

Lego Batman Cross Stitch Patterns

The Lego Batman Movie is only days away from its theatrical debut and one of the world’s greatest superheroes is back in action. This time, he’s searching for a dangerous Gotham City criminal who is at large and has been known to follow a pattern... Perhaps, a cross stitch pattern. All kidding aside, the new film is highly anticipated and we wanted to share in our excitement by creating Lego Batman themed cross stitch patterns of all the main characters. This classic craft has stayed popular through the decades, and many different types of people love to create art with just some embroidery thread and fabric! Click the pattern that you like, print it out as reference, and start counting those stitches!

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13 Scary Clowns in Movies and Television [Infographic]

by |September 26, 2016
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13 Scary Clowns in Movies and Television

Why are clowns so terrifying? Is it the blood-red lips? Or the perpetually-smiling mouths? Maybe they terrified us as children, like Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny. For someone with a fear of clowns, often called “coulrophobia”, even the most joyful clowns are downright sinister. And even when they’re actually harmless, clowns can appear unsettling or weird. As far as we’re concerned, all clowns are scary clowns! With this in mind, we looked at the 13 of the most iconic scary clowns in movies and television, along with a number of honorable mentions.

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Bewitching Blockbuster Hits [Infographic]

by |April 25, 2016
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Categories: Horror, Infographics

Bewitching Blockbuster Hits

You don't need to be under a spell in order to enjoy a witch movie. It's just something about witches, whether it be their pointy black hats or their magical power prowess, that make them enchanting to watch on the big screen. Plus, there's witch movies for people of all ages! Kids, teens, and adults all love seeing a wickedly captivating movie involving spellbinding sorcerers, so it's no surprise that the Harry Potter and The Chronicles of Narnia franchises are the top two grossing witch movies of all time. Of course, there's also a ton of terrifying necromancer movies that easily conjure fear. Fans of the horror genre can agree that The Blair Witch Project is one of the most frightening horror movies ever made. It also spawned a found footage horror movie craze that would scare millions over the next two decades. Whether you're a fan of wacky witch movies like Hocus Pocus and Teen Witch or you enjoy being spooked by scary movies centered around eerie Wiccan ways, you'll enjoy checking out this Bewitching Blockbuster Hits infographic. We've compiled the top money-making witch movies so check the list to make sure that you've seen them all. If you haven't, you better put down your broomstick and reach for the remote because you have some serious witchcraft to watch. Prepare to be...

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Cinema Santa: The Best of Old St. Nick on Film [Infographic]

by |December 21, 2015
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Categories: Holidays, Infographics

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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Printable Mario Kart Costumes for Gourds & Miniature Pumpkins

by |October 28, 2015
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Printable Mario Kart Gourd Costumes

 

If you're anything like us, you've gone out of your gourd over Mario Kart 8. You've probably spent hours trying to think of the best racing strategies. Heck, you've probably even dropped “best Mario Kart combination” in your search bar while at work (we do that all the time). It just seems natural to bring the Nintendo crew in for some Halloween decor and we're here to help...

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