Are You Afraid Of The Dark

  • September 11, 2015
  • Jenna Maxwell
Just two days to go! Halloween is just about here. Children around the country will soon be putting on their Halloween costumes and trick-or-treating in their neighborhoods -- mostly in the dark! Which made us wonder ... what makes some people afraid of the dark? Why? What is Fear? What is a Phobia? And are YOU afraid of the dark? Here's some interesting facts about fear and being afraid of the dark we thought we'd share with you.
Are You Afraid Of The Dark?

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It's Not Too Late To Order Your Costumes!

  • October 26, 2010
  • Jenna Maxwell

This is it, only five more days until Halloween 2010!  Do you know where your costumes are??

Monster Groom Mens CostumeWell, if you haven't even ordered them yet, don't worry it's not too late.  HalloweenExpress.com has some amazing offers in shipping to get your costumes to you in plenty of time!  You can get guaranteed Thursday delivery for only $9.99!  That's unheard of where shipping is concerned!  When you wait till the last minute it usually ends up costing you a fortune in shipping.

Besides the great shipping prices, there are still so many amazing costumes left to pick from.  Everything from toddlers and infants to tweens, teens and adults.  Thinking you want something easy and quick for a costume?  Check out all the great Halloween masks and wigs they have to offer.  Once you have those the rest is easy! If your child still hasn't decided on what he/she wants to be, check out the Harry Potter costumes.  With the movie "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" coming out in November, Harry Potter is back in the spotlight.  This is the 7th and final installment in the most successful film franchise of all time!  It's actually a 2-parter with the 2nd part coming out in July 2011, so we're going to be seeing a lot of Harry, Ron and Hermione for awhile!

Still Doing The "Time Warp" After 35 Years!

  • October 19, 2010
  • Jenna Maxwell

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The original Rocky Horror Picture Show was released on September 26, 1975.  It's based off a British stage play by the same name.  Still in limited release 35 years after its premiere, it has the longest-running theatrical release in film history.    It quickly gained a cult following when midnight screenings became popular in the mid to late 70's.  Theater owners would play the record album of the RHPS soundtrack before the showing to warm up the audience giving it a party atmosphere.  Audiences soon  began participating with the film in theatres by booing the villain and cheering the heroes.  Before long the audiences sang along with every song, even acting out parts of the movie.   The huge cult following is due in part to the fan participation during these midnight showings. Besides the soundtrack being wonderful, the costumes in this movie make the characters!  Dr Frank-N-Furter, Magenta, Riff Raff and Columbia all have over-the-top wild costumes.  Talk about a great theme for your Halloween costumes this year!  Next week's episode of  Glee is the much-anticipated Halloween themed episode of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show.”  It's fittingly titled "The Rocky Horror Glee Show.”  Finn and Rachel naturally play Brad and Janet, Kurt plays Riff Raff and Mercedes plays Dr. Frank-N-Furter.  Glee is such a good show and The Rocky Horror Glee Show is going to be one you don't want to miss!

Costumes For Current Issues!

  • October 15, 2010
  • Jenna Maxwell

Bad Planning BP Adult Costume

Every year Halloween costumes have to keep up with what movies are hot, what actors are in the spotlight and what's going on in the world around us.  Politics and religion are just as important and play a big role when it comes to picking out your Halloween costume. Today the hot ticket items as far as costumes and masks are:
  • Superstar - Lady Gaga costumes
  • Blockbuster Movie - Avatar costumes
  • Environmental - BP Oil Spill costume (BP- Bad Planning)
  • Sports - Tiger Woods mask
  • Politics - Sarah Palin mask
So this Halloween wear a costume that brings to the forefront current issues that are on your mind.  However, don't take it too seriously, for it is Halloween after all and it's all in fun!

Oktoberfest

  • October 13, 2010
  • Jenna Maxwell
Just because the festivities of Oktoberfest are over, doesn't mean we can't keep celebrating! One sure way to keep one of the most popular German traditions alive is to wear an Oktoberfest costume for Halloween. Oktoberfest and Halloween are both fun and festive celebrations in the month of October. Candy is to Halloween what beer is to Oktoberfest! Halloweenexpress.com has some great Oktoberfest costumes!  If you have a significant other, it would be a lot of fun wearing the Oktoberfest girl and the Lederhosen guy costumes! 

Oktoberfest

If you've never been to an Oktoberfest celebration in your neck of the woods, you're missing out on a lot of fun! Even though the original Oktoberfest was held in Munich, Germany in 1810, you don't have to travel all the way to Germany to get a feel for what Oktoberfest is all about; German immigrants brought the tradition with them to the United States. It's not surprising then that in the US, with the high percentages of people of German heritage, there are hundreds of local Oktoberfest celebrations.

I found this list of the top ten Oktoberfest celebrations online.  

Maybe one is near you!

  1. Columbus, OH
  2. Tulsa, OK
  3. Cincinnati, OH
  4. Big Bear Lake, CA
  5. Denver, CO
  6. La Crosse, WI
  7. Torrance, CA
  8. Leavenworth, WA
  9. Lake Worth, FL
  10. Mount Angel, OR
Keep the festvities going by wearing an Oktoberfest costume this year for Halloween!

Facts About Halloween

  • September 14, 2015
  • Jenna Maxwell
It's that time. Halloween season is in full-swing. Only 27 more days. Before long children around the country will be donning their Halloween costumes and trick-or-treating.  Adults too will be doing much the same, attending Halloween parties, going to haunted houses and enjoying the fall traditional holiday.  But what is this holiday we call 'Halloween'? Here's some interesting facts about Halloween put into graphic form we thought we'd share with you.
Facts About Halloween

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It's Horror Movie Time!

  • October 04, 2010
  • Jenna Maxwell
Let Me In - Release Date October 1Every year just like clockwork, October brings cooler weather, the World Series and everyone's favorite holiday, Halloween.

However, have you ever noticed it also brings an increase in movie releases of horror flicks as well.

Of course this is no surprise since where there's Halloween there's horror movies.  They go together like Jason Voorhees and Camp Crystal Lake or Freddie Krueger and Elm Street! You can almost feel the fear with all the horror movies being released this month - let the evil begin... 
  • Let Me In
  • Hatchet II
  • Case 39
  • Chain Letter
  • My Soul to Take 3D
  • Hereafter
  • Paranormal Activity 2
  • Saw 3D
  • Monsters
If you love a good horror flick then this is the month for you!

Yabba Dabba Doo...

  • October 01, 2010
  • Jenna Maxwell

The Flintstones

Flintstones, meet the Flintstones, They’re a modern stoneage family. From the, town of Bedrock, They’re a page right out of history. Let’s ride, with the family down the street, Through the courtesy of Fred’s two feet. When you’re, with the Flintstones, Have a yabba dabba doo time, A dabba doo time, You’ll have a gay old time!

Wow, how many times have you heard that theme song and sung along with it?  I grew up watching The Flintstones and loved it!  It was so much fun to see Fred and Barney unknowingly get themselves in over their head in almost every episode only to have Wilma and Betty lovingly get them out of it.  Who could forget Pebbles and Bam-Bam and of course their adorable pet dinosaur Dino!

Yesterday was the 50th anniversary for everyone's favorite modern stone-age family from the town of Bedrock, The Flintstones!  Even Google acknowledged this special occasion by creating a Flintstone "doodle" on their homepage.  The classic cartoon premiered on ABC on September 30, 1960. Pebbles CostumeGreat family cartoons such as The Flintstones and The Jetsons have always inspired people to dress up as their characters for Halloween.  It's not unheard of to see Fred and Wilma, Barney and Betty or even Pebbles and Bam-Bam trick-or-treating on Halloween night or winning first prize at costume parties!  Famous cartoon characters that make up television and movie costumes are always popular with both children and adults alike!