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MaDonna Flowers
MaDonna Flowers

MaDonna is a Brand Specialist at HalloweenCostumes.com and has dressed up as a cat well over a dozen times in her life for the holiday. Last year, she dressed as her favorite skeleton, Jaunty.

Man of Your Dreams: The Evolution of Freddy Krueger [Infographic]

by |October 13, 2016

Freddy Krueger Infographic

Take a moment to relax. Find a nice, quiet room, and lay down in the dark. Close your eyes. Feel yourself drifting off to sleep… Suddenly, you see a figure off in the distance. The vision is hazy at first, but then he slowly rises into focus. You can see a ragged striped sweater on a tall lurching body. An old brown hat with a wide brim. A sharp ray of light flickers: he has blades coming from his sleeve, like every finger is a knife. Burnt, disfigured skin glistens in the moonlight. Finally, the man of your dreams fully appears in front of you: it’s Freddy Krueger. One of the most infamous movie villains of all time came into the pop culture lexicon in 1984’s A Nightmare on Elm Street and throughout the 9-film franchise, Krueger’s look changed bit-by-bit, burn-by-burn, and other such b-words that Freddy is well-known for spouting. We’ve created this infographic showing the changes, as well as Krueger’s kill count per film and interesting facts about each movie. See for yourself, but whatever you do… don’t fall asleep.

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The Evolution of Halloween in North America [Infographic]

by |October 12, 2016
Categories: Holidays, Infographics

History of Halloween in North America Infographic

While we all know that the origins of Halloween didn't quite include Grease costumes or Fun Size Snickers, the other facts and tidbits about the best holiday's history may not be so clear. Where did "trick or treat" really originate and what was the first reference to this tradition in pop culture? Did people really put razors in candy or was that just a hoax? (And did you know that some people threw flour on unsuspecting passersby on All Hallow's Eve?!) To explain just when Halloween appeared in North America and how it evolved into the holiday we know and celebrate today, we created this infographic. We hope you enjoy... if you dare!

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DIY Kenneth Bone Halloween Costume

by |October 10, 2016

Ken Bones DIY Costume

On Sunday night, October 9th, 2016, the United States officially entered the Bone Zone. Yes, that’s right – something momentous happened at the second presidential debate on CNN that truly united the nation as one. No, it wasn’t a statement by Hillary or a cutting quip by Trump. Last night was the night we learned of… Kenneth Bone, America’s sweetheart, and undecided voter #1. His bright red sweater, his mustache, his earnest question about energy policies, and, of course, his disposable camera – all these things added up to one perfect, beautiful moment in an otherwise ugly debate. Of course, Halloween is dressing up as your favorite hero. See below on how to dress as the USA’s newest superhero: Ken Bone....

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DIY Prince Halloween Costume for Kids

by |October 2, 2016

Prince Halloween Costume DIY

Dearly beloved: we are gathered here 2 get through this thing called October. If U want 2 dress your little kid as Prince this Halloween, U have 2 find the perfect pieces 2 create a purple masterpiece. Must haves include a ruffled shirt, black boots, curled hair, and of course, a purple jacket. Sparkles, eyeliner, sequins, and studs are also welcome additions. We admit that not all Prince songs are toddler-appropriate, but we fully stand behind the fact that EVERYONE should be able 2 dance it up 2 “Let’s Go Crazy” whenever they feel like it. We’ve created this DIY 4 U 2 help your kid dress as the king of purple, Minnesota’s true royalty, Prince, and pay homage 2 a musical legend.

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Perfect Organism: The Alien from 1979-1997 [Infographic]

The Alien Evolution Infographic

Watching the movies in the Alien franchise, it’s easy to forget that the titular monster is actually a man in a suit. The slick, onyx-colored skin of the Xenomorph, the spindly, whip-like limbs, the dome-shaped head—these features seem so inhuman that it’s hard to imagine the creature being anything but another species from an unknown planet. However, this creature was man-made, dreamt up in industrial nightmare by artist H.R. Giger. Over the course of the main four films in the series, Giger and fellow designers tweaked and modified the Xenomorph, evolving the creature little-by-little. This infographic shows you the changes made in each film, from its original appearance in 1979 through Alien: Resurrection in 1997.  

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Pokémon Go Halloween Costume Ideas

by |July 11, 2016

Pokemon GO Costume Ideas for Halloween

Pokémon GO hit the US Android and Apple app stores last week and, well, if you’ve seen an influx of people walking the sidewalks with their phones in front of them, that’s why. This new AR game turns regular smart phone users into real life Pokémon trainers – you can walk down the street by your house and catch a cute Pidgey hanging out by the mailbox or you can go to the local park in your neighborhood and defend your territory at the gym, battling your Pokémon against others in the area. There are some crazy stats about the app, too – as of the 8th, people were playing Pokémon GO more than they were using Instagram or Snapchat! (Also, the app added over $7 billion to Nintendo’s market value in just two days. Yikes!) While you’re catching ‘em all, you have to look the part. We know that the video game series will be as popular as ever this Halloween, so here are some Pokémon costumes to get you ready for October....

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