Happy Halloween 2008!The spooky decorations are out, jack-o-lanterns are lit, costumes are bought and the candy is ready! If your children are like mine, they couldn't get out of bed fast enough this morning for school. They're having their class Halloween parties today giving them a little taste of the fun to be had tonight. In our neighborhood trick-or-treating is from 6:00 - 8:00pm so by the time they get home from school and eat dinner it will be time to put on their costumes. I'm so glad Halloween is on a Friday this year. That way the kids can stay up a little later giving them time to come down from their sugar high. I hope some of my ideas on costumes, decorating and party's came in handy this year! I love being able to show you everything that HalloweenExpress.com has to offer. Believe me you can't beat their selection of costumes anywhere! Don't forget even though Halloween will be over tomorrow, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are still to come and we have some amazing costumes for all of them! I'm sure there are a few people out there looking for that perfect Pilgram or Indian costume or maybe even a Christmas themed costume. Look no further! HalloweenExpress.com has all your holiday costume needs! Don't forget all the Halloween safety tips I talked about in my blog Monday. I want everyone to have a great time trick-or-treating but be safe too! Happy Halloween everyone!
Now on to my 7 year old daughter, Sydney. She had a little tougher time deciding, but after much consideration (and driving her mother crazy), she decided she wanted to be Hannah Montana. Since she has brown hair we got her the blond wig so that she could be in complete character in her Hannah Montanna costume. Add the glitter microphone and she's set. However, my son did say that if he has to listen to one more Hannah Montana song he was going to use his machete on her microphone. I wouldn't be surprised if Sydney's costume goes missing after Halloween (don't you just love little boys?)!
And last but certainly not least is my 5 year old kindergardener Olivia. She absolutely loves animals and although we have three dogs she has always wanted a cat. But with two Great Danes and a wild Chocolate Labrador puppy, a kitten would not be an ideal thing to add to our household at this time. So she decided if she couldn't have a kitty cat then she would just be one for Halloween. I love that simple way of thinking that children have (little does she know that she will be the only kitty cat in this house for a long time to come)! However, I do have to say she makes the sweetest kitty I've ever seen.
You can find these and so many more great kids Halloween costumes here at HalloweenExpress.com. Happy shopping and Happy Halloween!
- If you're driving, you have to drive slowly and be aware of the children. Watch for them to run out between cars or even the middle of the street. When backing down your driveway be careful and look twice to make sure it's clear.
- Have your child wear clothing with reflective markings or tape. If your child's costume doesn't have any, have them wear a glow stick around their neck or pin it to their costume.
- Check your child's costume and make sure it's not dragging the ground where they could trip and hurt themselves. Halloween makeup is always a good substitution for a mask, however if they do wear one make sure they have nose and mouth openings and large enough eye holes so they can see clearly.
- Have them bring their candy home first before eating anything. Go throught it with them and throw out anything "homemade", wrappers that are opened, or anything else you're not sure about.
So what kind of Queen are you going to be this Halloween?
The beautiful Queen Gorgo costume from the movie "300",
or perhaps a historical Elizabethan Queen costume,
everyone loves a Beauty Queen,
or every now and then we feel like a Wicked Queen,
or every mother's nightmare, the Drama Queen,
or the highest monarchyof every household, The Queen Bee.
No matter what kind of queen you decide to be, HalloweenExpress.com has the costume you're looking for. Check out all of our Queen Costumes now!
It's still not too late to order and get your shipment by Halloween!!
- Sexy, not trashy preferred.
- Anything meant for a child is just ... wrong.
- Goofy, dumb or idiotic ... well, they have the rest of the year for that!
Halloween FAIL - 15 Sexy Celebrities Halloween Costume Disasters1. The Olsen Twins - The Olsens should be glad that in this case less really is more. Perhaps this was just another way to underline that they are not kids any more? Either way, I am sure they turned heads. Next time rent a complete costume each girls!
The Olsen Twins2. Alyssa Milano - Alyssa seems to have grabbed her costume from the under-fives section of the Disney store ... not that I am complaining!
Alyssa Milano3. Mariah Carey - This is probably the scariest picture of the lot. Who wouldn't be afraid being faced by an unhinged bride?
Mariah Carey4. Anne Hathaway - Ms Hathaway falls under the "it could have been so much better" category. An opportunity missed *sigh*.
Anne Hathaway5. Elisha Cuthbert - Poor Elisha, nobody understood what her costume was meant to be! I for one applaud her for stepping out in Clockwork Orange style.
Elisha Cuthbert6. Avril Lavigne - What on earth is Avril dressed as? Or is this her usual attire?
Avril Lavigne7. Heidi Klum - Heidi as the 6 foot tall rat from hell. Or is she meant to be a cat? Wingless vampire bat?
Heidi Klum8. Reese Witherspoon - One of the more restrained attempts but she comes off as being dressed like a normal Goth rather than a celebrity in costume. Really, this outfit wouldn't look out of place in some clubs any night of the year.
Reese Witherspoon9. Teri Hatcher - Another theft from the children's section, and here we even see the Toys R Us logo to prove it! She did however manage to squeeze into it. Valiant shoe horn efforts and robust stitching save the day. Just.
Teri Hatcher10. Paris Hilton - A famous party animal, Paris Hilton can be counted on to give a show. Just not sure how spooky she thought this little Alice in Wonderland number was meant to be.
Paris Hilton11. Britney Spears - Poor Britney, I feel bad for all the harsh criticisms she has been forced to take, but man, she doesn't make it easy on herself does she?
Britney Spears12. Christina Aquilera - Christina keeps it classy in the "Adult Entertainment" mail order catalogue standard "sexy nurse" outfit. Thankfully she somehow pulls it off despite her lack of creativity.
Christina Aquilera13. Lindsay Lohan - Lindsay left onlookers wondering if this is the before or after shot. Seriously though, was the theme merely substance abuse inflicted bad fashion sense or is there some concept behind this?
Lindsay Lohan14. Kate Beckinsale - Actually, scratch this one, I rather like it! Hubba hubba ...
Kate Beckinsale15. Fergie - Isn't this how Fergie always dresses? C'mon girl, make an effort!
Well, there you have it ... my list of the Sexiest Celebrity Halloween Costume Disasters. Hope you like. Now, I'd better get outta here before Anna comes back.
Then you have our "Which Witch reversible Halloween costume". This is a stretch knit dress in white (good witch) on one side and black (bad witch) on the other. Once again it's for you to decide what you're in the mood to wear.
This year for Halloween be both good and bad with one of our reversible costumes! Sexy good or sexy bad - it's up to you!
It's one of the most recognizable costumes and probably the simplest to put together.
- hockey mask - check
- worn jeans - check
- t-shirt - check
- machete - check
Is your dog a "trouble maker"? Try our Zelda Prisoner or Devil Costume:
Does she think it's "her" house? Check out our Zelda Queen or Snow White Princess Costume:
Don't forget the one person who loves you unconditionally and is always there for you! Your pet deserves to have fun on Halloween too - although their idea of fun might not be having you put a costume on them and embarrassing them in front of all the other dogs in the neighborhood - but hey, what are parents for?? Check out all our great pet costumes at HalloweenExpress.com.
On Halloween if you see someone trick-or-treating with a hockey mask on you automatically know it's Jason from Friday the 13th movies without even looking to see what clothes he's wearing.
So this year try one of our amazing life-like Halloween masks with your costume. We have so many great masks to choose from at HalloweenExpress.com the hardest thing you'll have to do is decide which one you want!
- Twister Adult Costume
- Tooth Fairy Adult Costume
- Beer Keg Adult Costume
- Big Shot Scot Adult Costume
- Lost Dog Adult Costume
- Droopers Adult Costume
- Wet T-Shirt Winner Adult Costume
- Teletubbies Adult Costume
- Penguin Adult Costume
- Hotdog Adult Costume
The hula skirt comes in different colors:
Something for the whole family:
You'll also need Hawaiian Luau accessories such as; a coconut bra, plenty of Hawaiian leis, and authentic makeup for the ultimate Hawaiian Luau! You'll find all this and much more at HalloweenExpress.com.
Batman and Joker
Captain Jack Sparrow and Davey Jones
Austin Powers and Dr Evil
Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader
These are just a few ideas of some hero and villain's that go great together for a "couple" costume. There are so many more out there to pick from, just use your imagination. You can even use the "happily ever after" fairty tales such as Snow White and the Wicked Queen or maybe do opposite ends of the spectrum with the ever popular Angel costume and Devil costume. Whatever couple costume idea you decide, you'll find it here at HalloweenExpress.com.
- Indiana Jones Deluxe Child Costume
- Iron Man Child Costume
- Batman Child Costume
- The Joker Deluxe Child Costume
- Hannah Montana Child Costume
- High School Musical Sharpay Costume
- CloneTropper Cody Child Costume
- Transformers Bumblebee Child Costume
- Tom Arma Monkey Baby/Toddler Costume
- Monster Bride Child Costume
Another Holiday near and dear to my heart is Thanksgiving. It's during this holiday that many grade school children give plays depicting the historical Thanksgiving feast at Plymouth Plantation with Colonial Pilgrim and Indian costumes. The children look adorable all dressed up in these historical costumes.
Halloween will be here before you know it then right around the corner is Thanksgiving and Christmas! There are so many great holiday costumes to pick from here at HalloweenExpress.com that it's hard to pick just one. In that case, go with a group of friends as Santa, Mrs. Claus and one or two of Santa's helpers. Or make it a group Thanksgiving effort with Pilgrims and Indians of all shapes and sizes. This year bring a new holiday to Halloween by wearing one of our great holiday costumes!
Scary - Sinister - Spooky
Sexy - Seductive
So before you spend hours "just looking" at costumes trying to give yourself some idea of what you want to be this year, think of the "S" words - Spooky, Sexy, Silly! Which category does your costume fall under? Remember you can always go to www.HalloweenExpress.com and let us help you find that perfect costume!
- $2.1 billion on costumes
- $1.77 billion on candy
- $1.58 billion on decorations
- $320 million on cards
You'll find womens costumes such as; Buccaneer Beauty or a Fashion Flapper.
Or perhaps you're looking for a man's costume such as; Mark Antony or a Valient Knight.
If super low prices and deep discounts are what you're looking for be sure to check out our discount Halloween costume section. You'll find something for every Halloween enthusiast on your list!