Have you been on the FrightCatalog.com Facebook page lately? Fans from all over are sharing photos and videos from Halloweens past — especially the amazing yard decorations and home-based haunted houses. Envious? You too can create an awesome haunted room or yard! There are more cool decorations on FrightCatalog.com than anyone could ever cover in one blog post, but here are a some of the new higher end props (and one budget-friendly fun pick):
Stalkaround Creepo The Clown
Scar the neighbor kids for life with this scary 8-foot puppet that appears to move and walk on its own. $2,750.99.
Egyptian King Torso
Scary life-sized latex mummy torso to decorate your lawn or snack table. $299.99
Those marketing people have got my number: I can not walk by a Halloween-themed product. Orange cream-filled Oroes? Into the cart. Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer? Give it. While I’ve been picking up Halloween tchotchkes at Dollar stores since midsummer (fave: mini fake-stone gargoyle with gravestone waterball), it’s not until the grocery stores start stocking Halloween versions of regular boring stuff that the fun really starts. Today, on my weekly shopping trip, I was treated to Halloween paper towels and Halloween Chips Deluxe, both on sale! I really should stock up.
Have you come across Halloween groceries yet this season? Have an all-time favorite? Comment!
Cupcakes are hot. The best part? Cupcake artists go all out to create the cutest, cleverest and, sometimes, creepiest cupcakes possible. Case in point: I attended an event for the Fringe Wilmington Festival a couple of nights ago, and among the extreme cuisine offerings were ghoulish little cakes like these:
Creepy cupcakes by Cupcake KABOOM! Photo: Jessica Graae
Mmmm… body parts! These are done by pros, and I wouldn’t discourage anyone from tracking down their local cupcake artists and having them supply your Halloween party. It’s a lot of work. But, if you have the confectionary creativity, you can make your own, for parties, fall barbecues, Halloween bake sales or just for fun–and Fright Catalog can help:
Skull Cupcake Pan
I love the skull cupcake pan, because you don’t have to do much but pour cupcake or muffin batter in, bake, and pop out ghoulishly molded cakes. Only makes four cakes, so it’s more suited for a creepy family breakfast or dessert than a big party, unless you buy several–which isn’t out of the question, as each nonstick pan is only $4.99.
Pumpkin Cake Pan
The pumpkin cake pan is a full-sized single layer cake pan that would be ideal for your annual pumpkin bread, made with the meaty guts of your jack-o-lantern.
Halloween Cupcake Box
Transporting cupcakes to a Halloween party or bake sale? You’ll need the Halloween cupcake box, to stylishly carry twelve cupcakes. Also good for Halloween cupcake swaps. I’ve never participated in a Halloween cupcake swap, but come on–that’s a good idea!
Today is September 2nd, 2010 – or 90210! Since this is truly a once in a lifetime event, and even though I NEVER watched the show back in the ’90s [cough!], it’s worth having some fun with it.
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Remember the classic Halloween episode where Kelly almost gets raped at the costume party, but Brenda and Donna saved the day? OK, I had to Google it, but I do remember it–and the costumes, from Steve’s Zorro, Donna’s mermaid, and the sleazy cowboy.
The Halloween episode of Fox’s “Glee” will feature songs from the cult classic, ” The Rocky Horror Picture Show”. I can’t think of a better excuse to dress up like your favorite Rocky Horror character. My favorite is Frank N. Furter (those legs!). Which one is yours?
Fall is my favorite season. I never understood the love for summer, unless you love to be hot, sweaty, and surrounded by insects for 3 months. Winter is freezing, and spring is muddy, wet, and allergy-ridden. Fall, however, is the perfect combination of all the seasons. Here are my top reasons why I love fall:
1. Sweaters: Not only do they hide the bumps and other imperfections that are so apparent in summer clothing, but they are soft as hell, too.
2. Apples: What could be more versatile? You can make apple pie, apple cake, baked apples, or just eat them right off the branch (my favorite way).
It’s my favorite day of the week (and yours t00): TRUE BLOOD SUNDAY!
Nymph Spring Costume
I have about four episodes to catch up on so don’t spoil my thought process if you’ve been watching all along. The last I saw, our beloved Sookie had awoken from a dreamlike state where she was surrounded by light and fairy type beings. The darkness that came over and scared these nymph creatures away was none other then Bill Compton. I got the impression that Sookie’s unexplained powers are going to be attributed to her being a fairy. The fairies want her to come to their life and leave the dark Bill. Will Sookie stay with Bill? Will she go into the light instead? Is she REALLY a freakin fairy? What KIND of fairy is she anyway? A Tooth Fairy? (that would be rather ironic since she’s dealing with vampire teeth on a daily basis).
All these questions may have been answered in the last few episodes I’ve missed. But whatever.
Tooth Fairy Plus Adult Costume
It will be pretty lame if Sookie is a fairy. We’ve already got wolves and vampires. We really don’t need to throw fairies into the mix. Additionally, the whole dream scene was a little cheesy for my tastes. And who the hell would want to live in magical fairy land when you’ve got two super hot vampires fighting over you in real life? Sook even caught the eye of one super hot wolf dude. Sookie WAKE UP. Is this really even a decision for you? Corny happy singing goody goody fairies or dirty blood splattered vampire sex. Come on now. Come to the dark side Sook, it tastes better over here.
Side note: WHY are two rediculously delicious vampires fighting over this plain blond waitress anyway? They clearly haven’t heard of me. Yes, I am jealous. So what? Sook… or Anna… or whatever you want to be called… I think it’s time you find your way back to Wolverine and the other X-men. Leave these bad little vampires to me. Oh, that vampire queen… leave her too. Rolling Stone will have to make a new and improved cover once I let them sink their teeth into me. Mmmmmmmmmm
Unfortunately, we live in a society where these have become familiar names in household and internet discussions.
I’ve come up with something better. This is the possible future of the cast if they continue their guido ways…
Let me introduce you to the new and improved fist pumping cast of the Frightcatalog reality blog: Jersey Gore.
When The Situation talks, people can’t help but stare. He walks around making strange choppy hand and arm movements and coupled with random facial spasms. Frankenstein is sort of a given in this particular “situation”.
Plastic Young Female Translucent Mask
JWOWW… This wasn’t hard. With all the plastic parts on this broad, we figure she can’t really age…
DJ Pauly D
Devil Skull Mask
DJ Pauly D. Two words: Blow. Out. Continuous hair gel applications will do a number on your scalp. Additionally, all those tanning bed visits may leave his skin a bit parched. Make sure you moisturize Pauly!
Bearded Lady Mask
Finally: Snooki. She’d really like to have you think her nationality is Italian. However, any true Italian knows what beautiful young Italian girls turn into when they get older. Snook, if you want to play the part… do your research!
Finally, Don’t forget your orange glow. It creates that perfect radioactive orange tan look that keeps the rest of society envious. It could possibly help you land a hit TV show as well.
As summer winds down, it’s time to start thinking about what to be for Halloween. I’ve been going back and forth about what to be, so maybe you guys can help me out. Here are my possible costume ideas.
Early-90s Female Stand Up Comic- This is probably the simplest of my ideas. Basically, I’d need a big, ugly shirt and vest from Goodwill, pleated mom jeans, sneakers, and a microphone. I would spend the night making jokes about PMS and having too many cats.
Sexy Link- I find the “sexy” versions of normal costumes to be hilarious, e.g. Sexy Cat, Sexy Bunny, etc. A few years ago, I put a spin on the idea by dressing up as a sexy version of a decidedly unsexy animal, and made a Sexy Lobster costume. This costume would basically be a feminine take on Link from the NES classic, Legend of Zelda.
Dancing Red Shoes: To go along with my fascination with terrifying children’s tales, I would dress up as the main character of the Hans Christian Andersen classic. Basically, the gist of the story is that this chick wears red shoes to church, pisses off the Big Dude in the Sky, and is cursed to dance in them forever. This leads to some pretty gnarly wounds to the girl’s feet. She eventually has to have the town executioner cut off her feet and fashion her a set made from wood. This costume would require a ripped up and stained old-timey dress, red shoes, plenty of fake blood, and some fake stitches around my ankles (as if my feet were reattached).
What do you think? Let me know your own ideas in the comments.