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Welcome To Halloween

Filed under: Halloween — Laura Moncur @ 8:00 am

As always, this is my favorite time of the year. I save all my haunted and costume related costumes all year long for this very month!

Halloween Background for Facebook Halloween Party

I know I have done it TWICE in the last twenty years, but I’m going as Uhura from the original Star Trek series for Halloween this year. I just need to find one of these things…

Uhura Communicator Earpiece

The last two times I dressed up as Uhura, I couldn’t find one and felt like my costume was seriously lacking because of it. How can I be as awesome as Uhura without her little earpiece communicator?!

Eardevice Uhura Balance of Terror

I’m still looking and I hope to find something or make something before the BIG day!!

Whatever your Halloween plans are, I hope they are delightful!!


Too Early for Halloween?!

Filed under: Halloween — Laura Moncur @ 8:00 am

I laughed out loud when I saw this:

Too Early for Halloween

It reads:

If someone tells you it’s too early to be posting about Halloween, stop talking to them. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life.

This is ALWAYS true. Even if it’s July… or November…

Too Early for Halloween November First

My sentiments exactly!

Never Too Early for Halloween


Creative Halloween Costumes For Women

Filed under: Halloween — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

Pop Sugar has a great collection of costumes for women:

I particularly liked Katy Perry dressed up and Jane from the cartoon, Daria:

Jane and Daria costumes for Halloween from Katy Perry

I liked this costume for sadness

Sadness From Inside Out Costume for Halloween

I always love to see creative costumes for girls that don’t involve princesses or perfect people. Girls can be anti-heroes, too.


Free Pumpkin Stencils from Pop Sugar

Filed under: Halloween — Laura Moncur @ 8:00 am

I’m not one for carving pumpkins, but if you are, here are a ton of cool pumpkin stencils.

Free Pumpkin Stencils from Pop Sugar

Personally, I prefer those plastic pumpkins that never get gross and rotted, but that’s just me. It seems that pumpkin carving is still a fun Halloween activity that people seem to love. It’s one of the rare Halloween traditions that I don’t really care for…


The Great Martian War

Filed under: Halloween — Laura Moncur @ 8:00 am

I found this video clip on YouTube called, The Great Martian War. It was obviously faked, but it looked so good that it confused me.

The only description was this:

On its 100th anniversary, The Great Martian War tells the story of the catastrophic events and unimaginable horrors of 1913-17, when Humankind was pitted against a savage Alien invasion.

It had the feel of a hundred year old film, but something about the way the Martians moved seemed unreal. It was touted as original and I just HAD to know what was going on with this example of creepiness. I found a link to The History Channel, but it still acted as if it were a real thing…

With powerful and detailed First World War parallels, The Great Martian War fuses sci-fi fantasy with specialist factual history to explore the real-world tragedies and unique horror of World War One.

I wasn’t entirely sure it was fiction until I found the Wikipedia entry about it.

The Great Martian War 1913–1917 is a 2013 Canadian/UK made-for-television science fiction film docudrama, produced by Michael Kot, Steve Maher, and Mike Slee, and also directed by Mike Slee, that unfolds in the style of an episode from the History TV Channel.

It’s a fun movie to watch in a War of the Worlds kind of way. I almost fell for it, War of the Worlds style, but thankfully, Google saved the day.


Marty McFly Hoverboard Costume

Filed under: Halloween — Laura Moncur @ 8:00 am

This costume that makes it look like you are on a real hoverboard is AWESOME!

Of course, it only looks good from one angle and only if you’re standing in front of a black screen.

Via: Your Halloween Costume Next Year Should Be This Great Hoverboard Getup


Paranormal and Alien Pretzels

Filed under: Halloween — Laura Moncur @ 8:00 am

I absolutely adore these Paranormal Pretzels from FamilyFun Magazine

Paranormal Pretzels from Family Fun Magazine

These Alien Pretzels from Butter with a Side of Bread look awesome, too:

Alien Pretzels from Butter with a Side of Bread

I am not bringing these to the Halloween party, but I REALLY want to eat them. Will one of you guys bring them to the party?! I promise to vote for you for the Best Potluck Dish.


Reattach Your Hand

Filed under: General — Laura Moncur @ 8:00 am

This is a really good tutorial showing you how to make it appear as if you have a reattached hand.

The technique is so good that it is gruesome.

Reattached Hand from BeautifulUTV

If you are planning a scary costume this year, this technique is a great idea.

Via: She Wraps A Coil Of Wax Around Her Wrist — What She Turns It Into? This Is CHILLING…


Sneaky Skeleton Doesn’t Want To Wake You

Filed under: Halloween — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

WIL WHEATON posted this animated GIF on his Tumblr a long time ago and I saved it for the season!

Sneaky Skeleton Doesn't Want To Wake You

Happy Halloween, my friends!


Five Incredibly Mysterious and Unexplained Videos

Filed under: Halloween — Laura Moncur @ 9:32 am

This video collection from Top5 was pretty creepy:

The most interesting one is the Webdriver Torso story. I do believe that it’s something that Google uses to test YouTube in some manner, but it is very interesting. Why would they post it? I love fun mysteries like these!


5 Summonable Entities

Filed under: Halloween — Laura Moncur @ 10:27 am

Sean and his friends recently discovered the legends about beings that can be summoned by saying incantations in the bathroom mirror. This list surprised me that there were so many.

Bloody Mary 1 by a lanna

I tried to ally their fears about Bloody Mary by going into the bathroom without lights and a candle and saying her name the requisite number of times, but it just scared them so much that they wouldn’t let me say the last one. I remember being that scared when I was a kid and I kind of miss it.


Hotel Translyvania 2

Filed under: Halloween — Laura Moncur @ 6:46 am

I am so excited about about this movie!

Sean saw it with friends last week and I’m so jealous! I am going to drag that boy back and we’ll watch it together!

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