Missing Halloween? Haunt Your Thanksgiving Instead

Moving from the East Coast to the West Coast I’ve learned a few things. One truly awesome discovery was that warm days and crisp autumnal nights pretty much start at Halloween in SoCal. Then they go on…and on…and on, with yellow leaves still clinging to some trees at Christmas. With this extended “fall,” I came to the happy conclusion that just because Halloween has ended (sob), all the fun definitely does not have to stop….Read more

Halloween Costume Ideas for $15…or Less!

NOTE: All of the items we’ve linked below offered 1-3 days shipping time when we published this article. Most items can also be found locally at dollar or thrift stores. If you’ll be ordering something, please DOUBLE-CHECK that your item will deliver in time. Shipping costs may not be included.   Be a Sport Borrow an outfit from a high school or college team player you know. Be sure to add eye black or other identifying…Read more

UPDATED! Make a Haunted Doll in Under an Hour

Our 20-Minute Tombstone was so popular that it’s clear our readers love to haunt…in a hurry! We feel you, boo. So here’s a quick-and-dirty tutorial to turn any adorable baby terrifying in just an hour (or less – your creativity and time are completely up to you). STEP ONE: Gather Your Materials This is the easy part, because you want your doll to look as “unfinished” and time-ravaged as possible. Non-negotiables are the paint to…Read more

We Made Garden Flamingos into Vultures

There’s something deliciously creepy about taking something as cheesy and harmless as a pink flamingo and turning it into a creature that, you know, eats dead stuff. So when we saw the “make vultures out of garden flamingos” trend, we knew we had to try it. Here’s what we used (with links) and the step-by-step tutorial. (Psst…it’s easy!) STEP ONE: Gather the Materials Here’s what we used: pink garden flamingos satin Black spray paint (make…Read more

7 Pumpkin Carving Tips That Are Game-Changers

Over jack-o-lanterns that look more toothless than they should and start rotting an hour after you carve them? We were, too. So we went straight to the source: we asked pumpkin carving king Mike Conner of Xtreme Carvers for the scoop. Here are his top 7 tips to amp your carving game. Our Carving Expert His art skill is obvious, so pro pumpkin carver Mike Conner surprised us by opening with, “I’m an IT project manager.”…Read more

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