The big day is here! The Extreme Halloween Family wishes everyone a happy, healthy and safe Halloween! And most of all - Have Fun!
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
The big day is here! The Extreme Halloween Family wishes everyone a happy, healthy and safe Halloween! And most of all - Have Fun!
790.7 million Number of pounds of pumkin in used by Americans each year in Jack O' Lantern and pies.
106 million Number of potential stops for "trick-or-treaters" i.e. housing
93 percent The estimated number of children who plan to go trick-or-treating.
80 percent The estimated number of adults who plan to give out candy.
41 million The estimated number of potential "trick-or-treaters" 5 to 14 years old.
Exposed: What His Halloween Costume Could Mean
By Margot Carmichael LesterCourtesy of Match.com's Happen magazine
Dates & Hidden Meanings. Know what your date is really saying by the date venue he/she chooses. Know the message up front and get some tips to make it interesting -- just in case your date isn't.
Here's a look at 10 popular Halloween costumes and what they may tell you about your man:
No.1 Peter Pan Upside: Brings out the kid in you, doesn't take himself too seriously Downside: Won't grow up And: May look better in tights than you do
No. 2 Super Hero Upside: Strong, willing to put his life on the line for you Downside: Spends too much time on other things and not enough on you And: A tragic flaw or Achille's heel -- has a secret identity or may think your family's Kryptonite
No. 3 Casper or Cousin It Upside: Appreciates the value of simple elegance Downside: Needs something to hide behind, is afraid of letting you see him for who he is And: Is visible only at night
No. 4 The Devil Upside: Fulfills your naughtiness quotient, good libido Downside: Loose morals, no ethics And: Eternal damnation
No. 5 Frankenstein's Monster Upside: Tall and dark Downside: Not so handsome And: Townfolk with torches always ruin quiet evenings alone
No. 6 Caveman Upside: Looks hot in a loin cloth, a good provider Downside: Evolutionarily challenged, sexist And: Drags you home by your hair
No. 7 Clown Upside: Keeps you laughing Downside: Won't take anything seriously And: Has fun and interesting friends
No. 8 Count Dracula Upside: Loves the nightlife Downside: Being with him sucks And: No mirrors
No. 9 Houdini Upside: Being with him is magic Downside: Knows how to make himself disappear And: Never around when you need him
No. 10 Elvis Upside: Serenades you regularly Downside: Insists on fried banana sandwiches for every meal But: Knows how to use those hips
Monday, October 30, 2006
Rachael Ray to the rescue with her 30 Minute Meals Halloween Treats!
Did you wait to the last minute to plan your Halloween party menu? Or maybe you decided on a last minute Halloween get together. Well you still have time to whip up some fabulous Halloween treats with Rachael Ray's 30 Minute Meals recipes. You can wow your Halloween dinner guests with a main course of Pumpkin-Peanut Curry Noodles with Five-Spice Seared Scallops and Shrimp (Pictured above.) Or tingle their taste buds with her "Quicker Treats": Hot N Sweet Kettle Corn, Salsa Cheddar Dip with Witches Hats, and Devilish Sloppy Chicken Mini Sammies.
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Halloween is almost here and for many kids that means trick-or-treating in their local neighborhoods. As your little ghoul or witch starts talking about going out with their friends, now is a good time to remind them about Halloween safety. Here are some basic tips for staying scary, but safe:
- Use the Parent/Buddy System: Children should be always accompanied by an adult or a buddy (for teens).
- Stay in Well Lighted Areas - Don't go down alleyways or cut across yards.
- Be Wary of Strangers: Trick-or-Treat at houses where you know your neighbors. Don't accept rides or go into houses of strangers.
- Bring Halloween Safety Gear - Use flightlights, reflective tape or glow stick after dark in order to be more visible to cars.
Staying safe sounds pretty easy, right? Well test your Halloween safety skills on The Offical Halloween Safety Game. This game first runs through the basic Dos and Don'ts of Halloween Safety and then tests your child's knowledge, by asking them which choice is the safest thing to do. This is a great test run to see if your trick-or-treater knows their Halloween safety rules.
Normally, I would not post about political topics on a costume blog, but I just have to voice my opinion and support Duane "Dog" Chapman - The Bounty Hunter. This whole Mexican extradition thing is just plain ridiculous. Leave "The Dog" alone and let him do his job. He is not a criminal, he catches them. You can show your support for Dog the Bounty Hunter by being him this Halloween - AnniesCostumes.com carries the official Dog the Bounty Hunter Costume and a matching costume for Beth, Dog's wife available in standard and plus size!
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Here at Extreme Halloween, Inc. in Dania Beach, FL, we are working very hard - into the wee hours of the night - to make sure that your costume orders are packed up and shipped out in time for your big Halloween day. Many people need their costume for parties this weekend and we are offering a shippingmethod called delivery by Oct 27th, which will get your package to you by 8pm on Friday night. This will cost $15.00 and up depending on the size of your order. We are also offering delivery by Halloween night, called "Delivery by Oct 31st". This shipping method is $10.00 and up depending on the size of your order. These prices won't last, so act fast! We are also offering express shipping option for those of you who need it sooner. These shiping prices are available for a limited time so act now! You can even have your costume the next business day if you place your order by 2pm EST! There are still plenty of costumes in stock and more costumes are still arriving daily. Check out our order information page for more details. Also, FYI, we have an online inventory system, so if you can add an item to our online shopping cart, it's in stock and ready to go. If we are out, if will let you know!
With Halloween a week away, make sure to make all of your decorations are in order. Its time to start thinking about your carving your Jack- O - Lantern out of a pumpkin. At wwwCarvingPumpkins.com, the Pumpkin Wizard has pumpkin carving tips and patterns available. Also, be sure to check out www.jack-o-lantern.com for some fabulous ideas as well as information on the history of pumpkin carving, tips, tricks and more! Put your pumpkin thinking cap on and don't forget to save the seeds for baking! They make an awesome snack!
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) Oct. 23, 2006 -- October 31st is just around the corner, and for those of you looking for online Halloween costumes, your time is almost up. Annie's Costumes, one of the leading online Halloween costume stores, offers some tips on getting your last minute Halloween costumes before it's too late.
"First, make sure when you order your costume that it's from one of the online Halloween costume stores that keeps a real time inventory," suggests Shari McConahay, Vice President of Marketing for leading Halloween costume website http://www.AnniesCostumes.com, "It's important to know if they keep their inventory up-to date, otherwise, you might end up ordering an online Halloween costume that isn't in stock. Here at Annie's Costumes, our online inventory manager informs shoppers immediately if the online Halloween costume they're interested in is out of stock and thousands of costumes are still available."
Another factor that shoppers need to keep in mind about buying last minute Halloween costumes online is shipping. Your online Halloween costume does you no good if it doesn't get to your house in time for Halloween. Read the shipping details and shipping options carefully. If you want your costume for a party on Friday, October 27th, the last day to place your order would be next day delivery on Thursday, October 26th. For delivery by Halloween night, you will need to order next day delivery on October 30th. Check the website for cut off times and details. Other shipping options are also available and will be updated daily at www.anniescostumes.com/order.htm
"So don't delay, order your last minute Halloween costumes from Annie's Costumes," urges McConahay, "Because if you wait too long, you might miss out on the online Halloween costume of your choice."
Friday, October 20, 2006
A soundtrack of spooky songs and eerie sound effects is a vital part of any great Halloween party. While there are many Halloween pop songs made, there are a few that have risen above and ghouled their way to the top of the crypt charts. Here is the list of the best pop Halloween songs ever made:
- DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince - Nightmare On My Street (1988)
- Hooters - All You Zombies (1985)
- Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
- Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells Pt. 1 (Theme From 'The Exorcist') (1973)
- 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' Soundtrack - The Time Warp (1975)
- Specials - Ghost Town (1981)
- Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hell (1997)
- Talking Heads - Psycho Killer (1977)
- The Who - Boris the Spider (1966)
- White Zombie - I'm Your Boogieman (1996)
If you're looking to add a few Halloween CDs to your collection, check out: Halloween Party Hits CD which sells for $12.95 and contains such great Halloween songs like Ghostbusters, Werewolves of London, Monster Mash, Superstition, Brick House, Super Freak, She's a Bad Mama Jamma, Thriller , I Put a Spell On You and many many more. And if you're looking for something more classic, check out the Halloween Music from the Crypt CD which also sells for $12.95 and contains great spooky songs like Overture from Phantom of the Opera Twilight Zone Theme, Toccata & Fugue in D minor, and Funeral March of a Marionette.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Whether you are having a Halloween Party or just want to get into the Halloween spirit this month, visit Emeril's website and check out his Kicked Up Halloween Guide. There you will find mouth watering recipes for tasty treats like: EMERIL'S KICKED UP HALLOWEEN CARAMEL APPLES, PEANUT BUTTER JACK O'LANTERNS, and SPIDER COOKIES to name a few. Need some sustenance? Afterall, we can't live on sweets and treats, can we? Well Emeril has that figured out too: VAMPIRE CHICKEN WITH "BLOOD" BRAISE , SEA CREATURE SOUP WITH SLIME AIOLI, and wash it all down with some HOT APPLE CIDER WITH RUM. Emeril and Extreme Halloween want you to remember to have a SAFE and HAPPY Halloween!
Your favorite m&m characters, Red and Yellow are here for you this Halloween with plenty of ideas for fun! Visit their website: BrightIdeas.com for a host of ghostly ideas on how to create some fantastic treat presentations with your Halloween candy. See how to create "A Witch's Brew of Candy", "Pumpkin Cookie Pops", "Purrty Kitties" and many other Halloween party favors and treats. Whether you are preparing for Trick or Treaters at your door or hosting a Halloween party, Red & Yellow have some great, bright ideas for you!
You can also sign up on their website for exclusive recipies for Halloween and every other occassion.
Last Halloween, Star Wars Costumes were the most popular, but this year the battle between the Dark Side and the Jedi continues. The re-release of the original trilogy movies on DVD is keeping Star Wars fresh in everyone's mind. The costumes from these Sci Fi sagas will always be popular every Halloween. In terms of costume sales, The dark side actually wins out, with Darth Vader being the most popular costume for both children and adults. Star Wars character movie costumes are available in all sizes from babies to kids to adults. We even carry a line of Star Wars pet costumes. Yoda is the most popular Star Wars pet costume, by far, but Darth Dog and Princess Leia are also available. One of my favorites, and new this year, is the R2D2 costume for babies and toddlers! Besides, costumes, AnniesCostumes.com also carries light sabers, masks and assorted Star Wars replica weapons. All of our Star Wars costumes and costume accessories are official, licensed products with approval from LucasFilm, Ltd.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
The popular anime style cartoon show on Cartoon Network has finally released costumes for the two main characters: Naruto and Kakashi.
AnniesCostumes.com has the Deluxe Naruto Costume. It includes: Deluxe character inspired jumpsuit and headpiece. Available in child sizes: Medium (clothing size 7-8), Large (clothing size 10-12), and XLarge/ Teen (clothing size 14-16). Sells for $59.95.
Also available is a Deluxe Naruto Jacket (different from the costume) in kids clothing sizes: Large (clothing size 10-12), and and XLarge/ Teen size (clothing size 14-16). The deluxe jacket also sells for $59.95.
The child size Deluxe Kakashi costume includes: Deluxe character inspired jumpsuit and headpiece. Available in Medium (clothing size 7-8), Large (clothing size 10-12), and XLarge / Teen (clothing size 14-16). Sells for $59.95.
AnniesCostumes.com also carries the deluxe Kakashi Vest. Available in Large (clothing size 10-12), and XLarge/ Teen (clothing size 14-16). the deluxe Kakshi jacket also sells for $59.95.
And to complete your Naruto look, don't forget the Naruto Ninja Headband, sold separately for $9.95.
Monday, October 16, 2006
Sexy male costumes, naughty women's costumes, and sexy plus size costumes…find the best prices on sexy costumes from Annie's Costumes.
Be fun, flirty and sexy this Halloween with this year's naughty Halloween costumes. AnniesCostumes.com, a complete online resource of Halloween costumes and accessories for adults, carries the hottest sexy male costumes, naughty women's costumes, and sexy plus size costumes. With Halloween just around the corner, Annie's Costumes can help you find the best prices on sexy costumes.
"What's hot and sexy with this year's naughty Halloween costumes?," asked Shari McConahay, Vice President of Marketing for leading Halloween costume website http://www.AnniesCostumes.com, "The popular favorites are sexy pirate costumes and naughty superheroes because of the success of Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Man's Chest and Superman Returns."
Shiver me timbers! Hoist the Black Flag…the naughty pirate ladies are here. Treasure Hunting Pirate Costume and Black Lacey Pirate Lady show that the men have nothing on the women when it comes to be a sexy pirate. Male costumes are also available for men who want to sail the seven seas this Halloween, choose from Cutthroat Pirate or Buccaneer Costume.
Looking for an excuse to rip off your clothes and be the Man of Steel? Reversible Clark Kent/Superman Returns Costume lets men do exactly that as the leader in sexy male costumes. Ladies, don't feel left out…the Sexy Supergirl costume lets you join in the naughty superhero fun.
"Pirates and superheroes aren't the only naughty Halloween costumes flying off the shelves," McConahay adds, "Law enforcement, military and convict sexy costumes are still popular favorites."
No man is going to argue about being pulled over by a lady wearing the Hottie Police Costume. And when he's taken to court and put before Judge Julie, one of top selling sexy plus size costumes, he'll be happy to be flashed with her 'guilty' miniskirt. Once he's in prison, he can hang out with the Jailhouse hotties in their naughty Halloween costumes.
Naughty Halloween costumes at Annie's Costumes come in many sizes. Women's naughty costume size range is petite (size 3 -5) up to 3X plus. And sexy male costumes come in small thru XL.
Friday, October 13, 2006
Turn your house into a Spooky House of Fun! Haunt Your Own House Kit comes with everything you need to create your own Haunted House for Halloween for this year's Halloween bash. The kit sells for $19.95 and includes: 3 door decorations, 8 spooky eyes, 12 ghostly footprints, 1 spider's web, 3 inflatable Halloween heads, 1 Halloween sound CD, 1 "Popping Pad" Sheet, 3 hanging ghost. Plus! A booklet of Fun, Spooky, Haunted House ideas!
Once the kids have gone through the haunted house, you can play a few spooky games. Annie's Costumes also offers some fun Halloween party games to play. Bone Bender, which sells at $6.95, is the Halloween version of twister, letting your little ghouls and witches twist and turn into a big skeleton pretzel. Is your Halloween party on a budget? Sharon Mehl from Kids Domain has a bunch of fun Halloween games to play at your party using common household items. Some of my personal favorites are: Mummy Wrap where the adults sit in the chair and each team of kid races to wrap them in toilet paper, and Put a Face on the Pumpkin where kids race to create the face on the pumpkin using a straw.
No costume party would be complete without a Best Costume contest. Annie's Costumes offers Costume Award Ribbons, which sells for $8.95, to send home with this year's winners.
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Just in time for Halloween, the much sought after Naruto costumes are in stock now. Naruto is an anime cartoon television show with a ninja theme currently airing on The Cartoon Network. Just arrived at AnniesCostumes.com are adult sizes of the Naruto Costume Jacket and the Kakashi Costume Vest. Both of these costumes are licensed, official costumes for these cartoon characters. The costumes sell for $69.95 each. The Naruto Ninja Headband is also available and sold separately for $9.95.
"Because of the success of Pirates of the Caribbean, Dead Man's Chest, we're seeing pirate costumes for individuals, groups and couples fly off the shelves," said Shari McConahay, Vice President of Marketing for leading Halloween costume website http://www.AnniesCostumes.com. "The popularity of super hero movies like Superman Returns and Batman Begins drive costume sales. The whole family can dress up with a Super Hero theme. This theme is also popular with office Halloween parties as well."
McConahay added that their super hero costumes come in sizes for everyone - newborn babies, kids, and adults. You can even include the family pet in on the group fun with our costumes for dogs and cats. Movies like the Star Wars trilogies and the Lord of the Rings trilogy offer up many costume choices for group halloween costumes, and The Wizard of Oz is also always one of the most popular group themes every year.
Popular television shows also increase the demand for those type of costumes. This Halloween you might see the Scooby Doo Gang in sizes for both kids and adults and a Scooby costume for dogs to wear. The cast of Gilligan's Island may also make an appearance this Halloween - fresh off of their "three hour tour!" There are many other TV show costumes to choose from this Halloween like characters from The Flintstones, South Park, Reno 911, Dog the Bounty Hunter and more.
Looking to stand out and not go with the top group theme Halloween ideas this year? Everyone in your group can dress up as food items! AnniesCostumes.com carries McDonald's Big Mac, French Fries and Shake costumes, m&m costumes, Hershey Kiss costumes as well as the condiments: Salt & Pepper and Ketchup & Mustard. A classic Halloween costume idea for a group is a vampire and vampiress costume theme. Ideas like Egyptian or Roman costume themes let each individual be creative and a little different while still sticking with the party theme. Another group theme Halloween idea is picking a decade or time period (like The Renaissance) and having everyone come dressed in costumes from that era.
If you're not into the group theme and simply looking for couples' costumes, popular choices are Prom Queen &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Prom King, Captain Hook & Tinkerbelle, Mr. & Mrs. Incredible. Humorous costumes such as a Plug & Socket, Thing 1 &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp; Thing 2, and Cinderella & The Frog Prince (instead of Prince Charming) are some fun choices for couples.
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) Oct. 10, 2006 - Expect legions of pirates to be looting the candy dishes this year as pirates lead the survey of 2006's most popular Halloween costumes. Captain Jack Sparrow is the as favorite boy's costume this year, as indicated by a survey of more than 3,000 visitors to ExtremeHalloween.com, a complete online resource of adult Halloween costumes , and costumes and accessories for children and pets.
Keeping with the tradition of blockbuster movies dictating the year's most popular Halloween costumes, Captain Jack led the annual poll for the most popular men and boy's costume, just ahead Superman and Darth Vader - the survey favorite last year.
"It's no surprise pirates are so hot this year since the Pirates of the Carribean sequel, Dead Man's Chest, was an even bigger box-office hit than The Curse of the Black Pearl," said Shari McConahay, Vice President of Marketing for leading Halloween costume website http://www.ExtremeHalloween.com. "Every year, the hottest movies translate to the hottest costumes. This year, Disney is the clear winner with their pirates topping the boy's results and their princesses topping the girls'."
Pirates also are the top favorites for women's costumes (28.8% of the vote), while little girl's popular Halloween costumes once again are the more traditional fairies (24.2%) and Disney princesses (25%).
Website visitors were asked "Which Blockbuster Movie has the best costumes of the year?" and Pirates of the Caribbean 2, Dead Man's Curse led the poll with a whopping 78.3%. X Men 3, got 16.2% of the vote while Marie Antoinette and Superman Returns were neck in neck.
This year's survey results revealed:
- The Captain Jack Sparrow costume is the hottest costume for men (40.4% of all votes) and boys (41%)
- Lady bugs are the most popular Halloween costumes for babies (25.5%)
- As far as what is favorite treat to receive, chocolate takes a big lead with 57.3%, followed by candy (21.8%), and money (11.5%).
Monday, October 02, 2006
Halloween costumes for pregnant women let expectant moms join in the fun
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) Oct. 3, 2006 – Moms-to-be: don't be spooked by the Halloween holiday -- leading Halloween Website ExtremeHalloween.com is proud to offer a variety of Halloween maternity clothes so you don't have to feel left out of the fun.
Most pregnant women will agree finding a Halloween costume to fit their bulging belly can be a real trick. However, Extreme Halloween has a treat for those desperate moms-to-be .
“It’s not easy finding comfortable clothes that fit when you’re pregnant, so we found Halloween costumes for pregnant women that are both fun and practical,” said Shari McConahay, Vice President of Marketing ExtremeHalloween.com. “We have Halloween maternity clothes that can camouflage a pregnancy or Halloween maternity costumes that flaunt a growing belly.”
ExtremeHalloween.com’s Halloween maternity costumes range from comical, to traditional to sexy. Got a bun in the oven? Then why not be a bun in the oven for Halloween? Feeling hot? Strut your stuff as a “hot mamma.” Or let everyone know just how you feel with the HELLO I'm . . . Name Tag outfit. You fill in the blank with your own saying.
This year’s top-selling maternity clothes include The Bun in the Oven & the Bun Maker matching couples maternity costumes. McConahay, identified other hot Halloween maternity clothes based on website sales including: the Geisha costumes, Statue of Liberty, and the Angel of Stars.
“Halloween maternity clothes tend to follow the same trend as women’s Halloween costumes,” McConahay said. “This year we’re seeing a trend towards humorous costumes and matching couples costumes. Period pieces such as roman era costumes and renaissance costumes are also popular choices for pregnant women.”
Looking for a Halloween costume idea? See a complete list of the Halloween maternity costumes at http://www.extremehalloween.com/maternitycostumes.htm
*** Congrats to all expectant mothers from the Extreme Halloween Family to YOURS! ***