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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.

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....

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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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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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