Deck the Halls with Blood &
To start with the Halloween party you need to start with the decorating! The more Spooky, Scarry & Creepy the better
Buy or rent 1 -2 (the least) animatronic ‘gags’ to give your guests a scare, and they will be the talk of the town!
Even if you prefer cute.. try including some scarry stuff. It’s always good to have the various levels as noted so think of it as layering, Spooky, creepy scary. You want the best scare inside for the guests and one semi-scarry for the trick or treaters. Whatever you have to do to be the King or Queen of halloween on your block.
Some of the basics for decorating
I always try to include some ‘rag’edy fabric around (if I have any) otherwise I try to make it look that way. getting my hands dirty (mark brown or black is good, some glue) or just throw some coffee grinds (better & more realisitc) in some water and let the rag soak (you can mix it around… to your liking.) Its best to have various degrees of ‘dirt’ on one of the pieces of fabric or each a different degree of dirty.
One usually associates Ireland and St. Patrick’s day, however, the origins of Halloween can be traced back to Samhain; the Celtic (Pagan) festival signifying the end of Harvest season and Winter’s beginning. This is a day Pagans thought the boundary between the living and spirit world were thin and weakest. The Celts wore costumes to ward off spirits from loitering.
The Costumed custom continues during Ireland’s largest costumed celebration Londonderry’s Halloween Festival. The city is in the Northwestern corner of North Ireland and hosts a huge parade along the banks of Foyle River along the banks.
Dublin has the Bram Stoker Festival paying homage to the Irish writer who created Count Dracula
Salem, Massachusettes There is lots to do in Salem during October but keep in mind, it is very crowded; but at the same time,there’s not as much during the rest of the year.
Sleepy Hollow, NY in Westchester Yes it’s real! Visit Sleepy Hollow
I love halloween & the time of year. Most of all, I don’t have to hold back in my odd sense of humor and so on.
Halloween is the BEST time of year to play dress up and unlike kids, sadly us adults only get one or 2x a year to do such (hello Cosplayers). So I like to make the most of it. Halloween just MIGHT be the only time of year you may see me wearing a skirt or dress!
DON’T Just Decorate
the house….Decorate YOU
This question What are the best homemade Halloween costumes for kids I answered on Quora. I explain how I put together some of my homemade costumes.
There’s nothing more that I like to do then play around with nail art & especially doing my own polish designs! Here’s a few decale choices for you and Nail design Ideas
Add some Morbid and creepy accessories
Great for Witch and Vampires
This is great to use on your cape no matter what you are, or even if you have an all black witches hat with no personality… put this to one side of it or wrap a thick ribbon around the bottom near the rim & fasten this in the front!
If not for halloween give your morbid, goth or whatever beloved a Black Rose
I’ve seen someone with this on. It is wicked looking & would love to get one.
This is cool for the ladies Witches & esp. Vampiress and can be found at Halloween fashions which has a Large assortment of Halloween Costumes for all ages & sizes
Cloaked in Darkness
I really have no idea what to write, apparently I’ve got a cloak (writer’s block)
The ideas of what to do to dress, jewlery and nail designs are endless!
Even more fun… make your own.
Find things around the house to use that you already have.
Instead of using the halloween make up you buyin the store, try to use what you can around the house it will save you some money. kyro Syrup & red food coloring make for some tasty blood.
I’ve splashed my face with water then threw flour on it to try & get a maggot effect or you can use a bit of ths as well as liquid latex.
from Peeves the poltergeist to FrankenSully
I’m not sure how I would go about making Sully to be Peeves from Harry Potter, but thanks to the Frankenweenie picture creator on its site, I was able to turn Sully into the Bride of Frankenweenie!
Here I try to give you some ideas for costumes for your fur monster as well as your little terror (bite), as in
not only do I have pet’s costumes but I have some for your infants as well as children.
Sully also shows off some of her costumes (or not so costumes but all her ideas) We will also show you a couple of her costumes to decide between this year!
Attack of the 50 foot cat
This can do double duty for you, save some money and use for both Cat or Dog!!
would be a suitable costume for Sully…I mean this in no disrespect; she is a very good cat. But she was rescued by Just Strays from Sing Sing Prison, so she’d be right at home in those horizontal stripes or good thing for her she looks good in Orange!
other costumes – Some can be used for both CAT & DOG!!
Meow both Kimmi & i have made selections for your Pooches…
these are the ones we thought were the cutest & funniest
Just my stupid humor to put a hot dog costume on a ‘hot dog’ breed of dog. (just watch out for the predators! if you don’t want your little weenie stolen….take that line however you want!)
I picked this as, if you are going to a pumpkin body on me & make me look fast, do it to the dog too! (Kim) But Sully…. You’re a black cat and it would look so much better on you. you are an ICON of halloween, a dog unless it wears a werewolf costume isn’t!
(Sully & Kim pic) We LOVE this!!! and I think it said it can be used for cats too so its twice as good! use it for the cat one year & the dog the next!
(Kimmi’s Pic) This made me laugh as a friend of ours has a Pug dog named Pancake, so I thought it would be fun to make her up as a side of bacon!
This would be too cute to see on a beagle (I think that’s the type of dog it is supposed to be in the cartoon who dresses as underdog unless I’m getting another one mixed up. (maybe I’m thinking of Hong Kong Fooie?) but what dog wouldn’t love to done this honorable costume?! (besides we play superman they play underdog! let them be a superhero!)
The Many faces of Sully
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Make your own
instead of spending all that money (unless you can find it at a reasonable price)
use an old shirt or jeans and make your own costume for your pet. (Plus it wil fit them better!) Or if you want to use it for years to come go to JoAnne’s Fabric (& crafts) store to get a fabric design you like plus have everything there to find what you want to make it.
from Furry to Fleshy Sully Pics – Infants- toddlers
I’ve got some ideas for your little monsters of Flesh as well. There’s loads of idea but my favorite one is the mermaid one here.
my Human Kim liked this and I thought it was quite cute as well, but for me it’;s making me hungry.. KiMEOWi give me a treat!
Now your ‘Little monkey’ can really be one!
you think us animals are cute dressed up, your kids are cute dressed like us!
Sarah Goode… is that you? Back from the pyres of Salem?
K-Sully why did you pick a Ninja?
S- I don’t know, don’t all boys like Ninja’s?
K- Sully I don’t know,all I know is the boy Max (you met him) across the Street loves Batman. To me Boys all like G.I. Joes, & Star Wars but then that’s was my Cousin Johnny when we were little! But a Ninja is a very respectful costume, I just hope they have the honor of one to wear it.
Well here’s a ‘Dark Knight’ Batman costume for Max when he gets bigger
*This page is a spin off of Horrifically EVERYTHING Halloween… (as well as others that are slowly coming together)