Halloween Costume Giveaway Update

September 24, 2007 at 8:09 pm (Halloween Costumes, Halloween Masks)

The Halloween Costume Giveaway contest is in higear and momentum is picking up.  Our first entry was received Shrek Costumeyesterday from ContestBeat.com who did the post My Best Halloween Costume.

I was also very busy using Mybloglog today.   Mybloglog is a tool that has been used by countless other bloggers as a networking tool that connects bloggers of certain types of bloggs. My profile on Mybloglog is MarkerMan.  Oh, and no that’s not me to the left, it’s a man in a Shrek Costume.

Sites(blogs) that enter the Halloween Costume Giveaway contest will also receive at least one mention in at least one post(Probably more if they have an awesome post). I will be doing postings about the progress of the Halloween contest on a daily basis, so I should have ample opportunity to spread the link love.

I will also be doing a post at the end of the contest, where I list all the participating blogs/vlogs, and forums that participated.

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Win $50 in the Dreamascream Halloween Costume Giveaway

September 22, 2007 at 10:12 pm (Halloween Costumes, Halloween Masks)

Harry Potter CostumesHalloween is rapidly approaching, and Dreamascream is having a contest. The prizes that are being given away are two fifty dollar gift certificates good for purchases made at Dreamascream.com. Fifty bucks is more than enough to purchase any of the many Halloween costumes or masks Dreamascream has in stock.

So How do you enter the Halloween Costume Giveaway?

  1. Sign up to receive the Dreamascream Halloween Newsletter (1 entry). You can do this from the homepage of Dreamascream site.
  2. Leave us a relevant comment on this blog post. (1 entry) – Only 1 comment will count for an entry, but more comments are always welcomed.
  3. Got a blog, write a post entitled “My Best Halloween Costume” which should be about, you guessed it, your best Halloween costume. This can be your costume or if you are a parent, the best costume you made for your kids. I know I made some doozies for my son. When you write the post, link the words “Halloween Costume” ,”Halloween Mask”, or “kids Costume” to Dreamascream.com and also link to this post using the trackback url. (5 entries)
  4. Make a Halloween video on Viddler.com (must create a Viddler account for free). We are not looking for high quality Hollywood types of Halloween videos here, just the average mom or pop or teen Halloween video will do, but please no pornography. Leave the url of Dreamascream in a comment on your video and also Tag the video “Dreamascream.com”.

Finally, the drawing for the $50 Gift Certificate from Dreamascream will take place some time on October 7th, 2007 – plenty of time to shop for a great Halloween costume, mask or whatever you’d like! Start submitting your entries and we’ll keep you updated!

Thanks and Happy Halloween!

Update: The contest ended on October 6, 2007. Read the post about the Halloween Costume Giveaway Winners.

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Halloween still seems so far away…

September 19, 2007 at 6:40 pm (Halloween Costumes, Halloween Masks)

But, it’s not.

I’m looking for an idea for an original Halloween costume. I’ve been a witch, a ghost, a clown – all the usual costumes, but I want an original costume this Halloween. Back when I was in college, I had my mother make me a straight jacket. It was great and a bit confining.

The characters from movies are always a big item – but, there are so many of them out there. Spiderman and Harry Potter are good costumes – but, better for my kids. I need an adult costume – not a sexy costume – I’d be embarrassed.  My daughter and her girlfriend are going out as Barbie and Ken – I’m sure they can pull it off fabulously.

Back to me.  I’m definitely too old for trick-or-treating – but I have a few Halloween parties lined up that do require a costume. I’ll continue my search and any ideas for Halloween costumes are definitely appreciated.

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Harry Potter Finished

September 18, 2007 at 4:58 pm (Halloween Costumes, Uncategorized)

Harry Potter, does seem to be on my families minds a lot lately. The final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was passed to me last week from my son who had gotten it for his birthday at the end of the summer. Last night I finished the book, and was very pleased with the ending. Reading the book was a great fun, and I would highly recommend reading the whole Harry Potter series for both children and adults alike. I am not going to go into any detail about the ending, as I don’t want anyone who comes upon this and has not read it yet to discover the final twists in the Harry Potter saga.

Having finished reading the book, I am still more enthused about getting Harry Potter costumes for the family as I said in my previous Harry Potter Costumes post.

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Great Halloween Sites 2007

September 16, 2007 at 5:27 pm (Halloween Links, Uncategorized) (, , , , )

Last year I listed what I thought was a fairly thorough list of Halloween sites. These sites were about Halloween; the history of Halloween and other sites that contained information about the holiday. This year I will do the same. These sites are not just sites that sell costumes, masks and other Halloween accessories. I’m sure there is an abundance of them – especially this time of year. Here’s the 2007 Halloween site list:
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The History of Halloween
The History Channel Traveler: Grand Autumn New England. Experience history at its source! http://www.history.com/minisites/halloween/

History of Halloween – Ancient Origins
Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain … History International · The History Channel en Espanol · Military History Channel.
http://www.history.com/minisites/halloween/viewPage?pageId=713

Halloween — The History and Customs of Halloween
The history of Halloween and its customs starting with Celtic Ireland in 5 BC.
wilstar.com/holidays/hallown.htm

Halloween — History and Traditions of the Holiday
A look at the traditions and history of this spookiest of the holidays. Animated graphics add fun to the page.
wilstar.com/holidays/hallown2.htm

History of Halloween
Halloween history, culture, and origin. Learn the history of our favorite festival, Happy Halloween.
http://www.theholidayspot.com/halloween/history.htm

Halloween history & links
Halloween was not always a happy time. October 31, or the night before took on other names. Some called it Devil’s or Hell night, to others it was mischief …
http://www.benjerry.com/fun_stuff/holidays/halloween/history/index.cfm

Halloween Fun Stuff
Ben & Jerry’s Halloween Fun Stuff index. Contains games, crafts, a history of halloween, screensavers, ecards, coloring pages, mazes and puzzles.
http://www.benjerry.com/halloween/

Halloween – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Salem, Massachusetts, also has laid claim to the “Halloween Capital” title, while trying to dissociate itself from its history of persecuting witchcraft. …
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween

History of Halloween – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is the traditional popular press account of the “history of Halloween”. The story is, in fact, more complicated. By the mid-fourth century Christians …
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Halloween

History of Halloween
Your Halloween resource for family, safety, fun, crafts, trick-or-treat and more.
http://www.halloweenmagazine.com/history.htm

Halloween Costumes, Decorations, Party Ideas, Safety Tips and …
Consult our Last Minute Ideas for all the greatest tips that will ensure a Halloween to remember. Included are links to the history of Halloween, …
http://www.halloweenmagazine.com/

Halloween History
History of Halloween. From Halloween’s origins to the present celebration of Halloween.
http://www.halloween.com/history_halloween.php

Lesson Plan – Halloween (history)
The history of Halloween goes back more than 2000 years. The earliest celebrations of Halloween were among the Celtic people who lived in the areas which …
teacherlink.ed.usu.edu/TLRESOURCES/units/Byrnes-celebrations/halloween.html

The Real Origins of Halloween
The Real Origins of Halloween discusses the history of Halloween, the origins of trick-or-treating, reasons behind some of the symbols of the season, …
http://www.neopagan.net/Halloween-Origins.html

Halloween History
Halloween is known and loved today as a time to wear costumes, go door to door asking for candy, and watch monster movies. But the holiday’s origins go back …
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/halloween1.html

Halloween History Customs Origins and Facts
Halloween history, customs, origins, and facts at Halloween is Here! http://www.halloweenishere.com.
http://www.halloweenishere.com/history.html

Halloween origins and customs
History traces Halloween back to the ancient religion of the Celtics in Ireland. The Celtic people were very conscious of the spiritual world and had their …
http://www.jeremiahproject.com/halloween.html

Annie’s Halloween History Page
Well I thought that I would just put up the information from the Encyclopedia about the History of Halloween along with the connection of the Celts and the …
http://www.annieshomepage.com/halloweenhistory.html

Halloween History, Traditions and Folklore
Halloween – Origin, history, traditions and folklore of our favorite holiday.
urbanlegends.about.com/od/halloween/Halloween.htm

A Brief History of Halloween
From the Dauphin County Library System.
http://www.dcls.org/x/archives/halloween.html – Similar pages – Note this

Halloween History – Horror – Special Effects
Learn the History of Halloween, Visit Halloween Home Pages, Horror Sites, Horror Movies, Decorate Your Computer with the Web’s Scariest Screen Savers and …
http://www.rats2u.com/halloween/halloween_history.htm

BBC – Southampton – Features – Halloween history
Halloween is derived from an ancient Celtic festival, Samhain. This was one of the Celts four ‘Grand Sabbats’ along with Candlemas, Beltane and Lammas.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/southampton/features/fireworks/halloween.shtml

BBC – Cumbria Features – Holloween History
Can you find all the cheeky ghosts in our online puzzle? Halloween traditions The history of Halloween. What’s the idea behind apple-bobbing? …
http://www.bbc.co.uk/cumbria/features/halloween/history.shtml

The History of Halloween (Part 1)
A Christian takes a careful look at the origins of the holiday and gives his response to it in two parts.
http://www.new-life.net/halowen1.htm

The History of Halloween (Part 2)
Interested in a printable version of this article? Right click on the following link and save to your computer. The History of Halloween (Microsoft Word …
http://www.new-life.net/halowen2.htm

The History of Halloween
This web site has a complete list of pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides and more in california (and the rest of the United States, Canada, …
http://www.pumpkinpatchesandmore.org/halloweenhistory.php

Halloween History and Origin
Fascinating facts about the history and origin of Halloween.
http://www.halloween-website.com/history.htm

Halloween on the Net -(and Day of the Dead) – The Story
Traces Halloween and today’s traditions back to their roots.
http://www.holidays.net/halloween/story.htm

The History of Halloween Costumes, Masks and Traditions.
Halloween means kids running around in costumes, family and friends getting together and a chance talk with neighbors. What other holiday do you have an …
http://www.history-of-halloween.net/

Halloween History
The Super Mall of Halloween sites. One stop for everything for all ages. Halloween decorations, Laughs, Costumes, Recipes, Music, Lyrics, Coloring Pages, …
members.aol.com/_ht_a/pumpkinave/stories/history.htm

Christine O’Keeffe’s Halloween History Page
History of Halloween from the Celts to the present day.
http://www.tartanplace.com/hfes.html

Halloween History, Canadian Holidays
We know that kids love Halloween and so do the candy stores. But what is the real meaning of Halloween?
http://www.inglewoodcarecentre.com/history/halloween.htm

Halloween History,Halloween,History,History of Halloween,Halloween …
The word “Halloween” is derived from All Hallows Eve, which occurs on November 1. The “All Hollows Day” or “All Saints Day”. It is an important date on the …
http://www.funmunch.com/events/halloween/halloween_history.shtml

FilmStew.com • A Little Halloween History
Halloween, Rob Zombie, Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasance, Michael Myers, Josh Hartnett.
http://www.filmstew.com/ShowArticle.aspx?ContentID=16342

Curlys Halloween History.
Curlys Halloween History, all about the history and customs of Halloween.
homepage.ntlworld.com/curly.johnson/halloween.history.htm

Halloween – Facts about Halloween in England – History and Customs …
Facts and information on Halloween and the history of this spookiest of the holidays.
http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/customs/Halloween.html

OmniNerd – Articles: A Snarky Halloween History
A Snarky Halloween History. Its that time of year again, when the trees vomit ….. Contrary to popular conception of the history and meaning of Halloween, …
http://www.omninerd.com/2006/10/30/articles/62

My Halloween History : A Tragedy in 15 Acts
My Halloween History : A Tragedy in 16 Acts / by planetdan. 1976 On the left is me in my very first Halloween costume, and I have no idea what the hell it …
http://www.planetdan.net/pics/danshalloween/

The History of Halloween
A WebPage from LogosResourcePages A Halloween Book category.
http://www.logosresourcepages.org/HalloweenBook/history.htm

A Brief History Of Halloween
Halloween is not Satan’s birthday. He was created in Heaven, and his name was Lucifer. He was a beautiful creature who guarded God’s throne. …
home.computer.net/~cya/cy00116.html

The Dark Side Of Halloween
I will share with you briefly three things. 1) The History Of Halloween 2) The Heroes Of Halloween 3) The Harm Of Halloween. …
home.computer.net/~cya/cy00061.html

Halloween Resources for Teachers – History and Traditions
All kinds of information on Halloween, the history of Halloween, traditions, recipes .
http://www.caslt.org/research/halloween1.htm

Halloween History Hysteria
As for the poisoning of candy, there have been fewer than three cases of strangers poisoning halloween candy in all of US history- and no cases of Satanists …
altreligion.about.com/library/weekly/aa101502a.htm

The Davis Enterprise
Halloween history. By Julie Rooney/Enterprise staff writer. It’s a wacky holiday, that’s for sure. One night a year, children go door-to-door, taking candy …
http://www.davisenterprise.com/articles/2005/11/09/news/061new0.txt%20Suspect%20Shoots%204%20Teens%20in%20Jaycee – Similar pages – Note this

Yahoo! Movies: Movie News –
A Little HALLOWEEN History Friday August 31 12:45 PM ET. In between the original Halloween and Rob Zombie’s upcoming remake lie a half-dozen sequels as …
movies.yahoo.com/mv/news/fs/20070831/118858951600.html

True History of Halloween
Learn the true history of halloween at truehistoryofhalloween.com.
http://www.truehistoryofhalloween.com/

Halloween Theme Unit – Worksheets and Printables
Comprehension: History of Halloween (elementary), “We celebrate Halloween every year on October 31st. Where does the holiday come from? …
http://www.abcteach.com/directory/seasonalholidays/halloween/

Halloween – The History and Origins
Have you ever wondered where the celebration of Halloween came from? Learn about the history behind Halloween and how it came to be as it is today.
http://www.trueghosttales.com/history-halloween.php

Spooky Halloween – Traditions, Customs, Folklore and History by …
Halloween traditions include customs, folklore, practices, symbols, people, and events. The history of Halloween begins with the pre-Christian religious …
http://www.questmagazine.com/library_halloween.html

Halloween History And Christian Life | Useful Articles
We’re going to take a look at Halloween history, customs, the dead and the question of Christian involvement in the celebration. Be ready to be startled by …
http://www.vicki.solais.net/?p=1102

Halloween Night – The Scariest Site Around – History Of Halloween
The history of Halloween has its origins in Celtic Ireland, though the word ‘Halloween’ itself comes from the Catholic Church.
halloweenstories.us/

Halloween on the Web from Aristotle
(History of Halloween courtesy of HALLOWEEN ETERNAL.) Halloween is a fun, exciting, disgusting, and terrifying holiday all at the same time! …
http://www.allhallowseve.com/

The Watchman Expositor: Samhain – The History of Halloween
What is the history behind the holiday of Halloween? “The observances connected with Halloween are believed to have originated among the ancient Druids, …
http://www.watchman.org/occult/samhain.htm

Horrorfind Halloween/History
Halloween history and legends, discover the origins of Halloween.
http://www.horrorfind.com/Halloween/History/

Special Events • Calendar of Programs & Events • NC Museum of …
Natural History Halloween. Saturday, October 27 noon – 5 pm Cucurbita pepo – pumpkins A Museum Halloween celebration for kids ages 2 to 12. …
http://www.naturalsciences.org/calendar/events.html

Halloween History | Magic Tricks .Com: Magic, Magicians and Magic …
Halloween history. The true story behind the Halloween celebration.
http://www.magictricks.com/halloween/historypage.htm

Halloween History – Where did it start?
Learn where and when Halloween started over 2000 years ago!
blackdog.net/holiday/halloween/history.html

Halloween – MSN Encarta
Halloween, holiday observed on the evening of October 31 in most areas of … Roman Empire had conquered most of the Celtic lands (see Rome, History of). …
encarta.msn.com/encyclopedia_761572079/Halloween.html

Halloween History: Samhain and All-Souls-Day
Halloween History and Customs: Exploring the holiday’s origins in Samhain and All Souls Day.
http://www.goddessgift.com/Pandora’s_Box/halloween_history.htm

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Halloween, Halloween History, Halloween Origin, Halloween Recipe …
Provides the history, traditions, and facts for this day. Offers recipes, and holiday greetings.
rumela.com/events/events_october_halloween.htm

Halloween History
Halloween History. Learn the history of Halloween and why kids trick-or-treat.
homecooking.about.com/od/foodhistory/a/halloweenhistry.htm

History of Halloween
The first section relates to the history of halloween, the second to crafts etc that look like fun!(None of these sites are chosen with reference to any …
http://www.muddlepuddle.co.uk/autumnbandwidthnickerfix/halloween.htm

History of Halloween
History of Halloween – Learn about this holiday and how it has progress through the years. What cultures have influenced the celebration?
http://www.allaboutpopularissues.org/history-of-halloween-faq.htm

Halloween
Halloween History and Pumpkin Recipes. It is spook time in Texas! This week every kid in the world will dress up as ugly as possible in hopes of scaring …
plantanswers.tamu.edu/recipes/halloween.html

Samhain – The History of Halloween or Samhain
Halloween or Samhain had its beginnings in an ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of the dead. The Celtic peoples, who were once found all over Europe, …
inventors.about.com/od/sstartinventions/a/Samhain.htm

History of Halloween in the Yahoo! Directory
Yahoo! reviewed these sites and found them related to History of Halloween.
dir.yahoo.com/Society_and_Culture/Holidays_and_Observances/Halloween/History/

Halloween History and Halloween Facts. Origin of Halloween …
Halloween History and Origins Guide. Halloween Facts, Customs and Traditions. Halloween’s Date and Symbols. Trick-or-treating. Some Halloween recipes.
http://www.orenoque.com/halloween/

Halloween – Facts about Halloween Date history and more
History of Halloween:. The Celts believed that souls of the dead visited the earth every October 31. All Hallows Eve was the evening before All Saints Day …
familyinternet.about.com/cs/halloween/a/blhallfacts.htm

All About Halloween – Halloween History Stories and Culture
Sit down and let About.com Guides tell you stories about Halloween.
familyinternet.about.com/cs/halloweenhistory/a/abhalloweenabou.htm

The History and Traditions of Halloween
Halloween is the second most popular holiday in the United States for parties, decorating, and celebrating. Find out the history of the holiday from these …
interiordec.about.com/od/historyofhalloween/The_History_and_Traditions_of_Halloween.htm

halloweenhistory
Halloween History Directory. … Knowing the history of Halloween can help many people decipher what to let their children take part in, and what to keep …
http://www.gone-ta-pott.com/halloweenhistory.html

The History of Halloween
The History of Halloween Halloween or Hallowe’en is a holiday celebrated in much of the Western world on the night of October 31, the night before All …
http://www.halloween-corner.com/halloween-history.cfm

Halloween
Halloween is a holiday of many mysterious customs, but each one has a history, or at least a story behind it. The wearing of costumes, for instance, …
halloween.123holiday.net/

Origins of Halloween
Falling on October 31, Halloween history tells us that this celebration is only the herald of the holiday that medieval Christian Europeans were intended to …
landscaping.about.com/cs/landscapecolor/a/halloweenOrigin.htm

Halloween History
When the Celts occupied Europe, long before the birth of Christ, Halloween was a time for all who lived good lives to feast – similar to Thanksgiving. …
http://www.kidsturncentral.com/holidays/hhistory.htm

‘Halloween’ history – Brightcove
Rob Zombie is taking on the ‘Halloween’ franchise with a remake of John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic.
http://www.brightcove.com/title.jsp?title=1155191650&channel=301783424

darkfairy99’s Weblog : Weblog
Top Picture. Side Picture. I’m darkfairy99! « October 2006 ». Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17 …
blogs.icoke.com/mycoke/page/domain1_darkfairy99/20061025

Things In the Basement – Halloween History
For teachers, students, journalists and the curious, this site offers essays on the history and traditions of all things Halloween and Horror related. …
http://www.thingsinthebasement.com/HalloweenHistory.php

Halloween History, Folklore, Phobias and Symbols by Brownielocks.
Halloween has more history behind it than it has goblins! This page is not for young children.
http://www.brownielocks.com/halloweenhistory.html

halloween history petro
HISTORY OF HALLOWEEN Halloween (Allhallows Even) is the evening of October 31. In its strictly religious aspect this occasion is known as the vigil of …
http://www.billpetro.com/HolidayHistory/hol/hall.html

History Of Halloween » Netscape.com
Family – The history of Halloween has its origins in Celtic Ireland, though the word ‘Halloween’ itself comes from the Catholic Church. …
family.netscape.com/story/2007/09/07/history-of-halloween

History Of Halloween and Origin Of Halloween
The origin of Halloween is fascinating and anyone interested in finding out about the history of Halloween and where this American tradition was founded, …
ezinearticles.com/?History-Of-Halloween-and-Origin-Of-Halloween&id=81488

Halloween History and Tradition
Halloween History and Tradition. EzineArticles. Retrieved September 12, 2007, from http://ezinearticles.com/?Halloween-History-and-Tradition&id=715147
ezinearticles.com/?Halloween-History-and-Tradition&id=715147

Haunted Bay – History
The History of Candy Corn. For those of us over the age of 25, when you think of Halloween candy you think of candy corn, those sugary little spikes of …
http://www.hauntedbay.com/history/

Net4TV Voice: Haunted Halloween History House
On this night when the dead walk among the living, let us pause to recall our ancestors’ celebrations of All Hallows’ Eve. Rogi Riverstone brews up a few …
http://www.net4tv.com/Voice/story.cfm?StoryID=2807

Halloween History
So why not throw a 2005 Halloween party? So go ahead and have some fun, you rock! Preserve Halloween’s history and all the fun. It’s fun and easy to throw a …
http://www.1halloween.net/html/history.html

The Celtic festival of Samhain is the basis for Halloween. Samhain, All Hallowtide, the feast of the dead in Pagan and Christian times, signalizing the …
http://www.worldofteaching.com/powerpoints/history/halloween_history.ppt – Similar pages – Note this

A Halloween History
Lady Anne’s Halloween with clipart, links and pictures of the local witch and her haunted house on Tweny First Street.
http://www.packrat-pro.com/halloweenhist.htm

Trick or Treat & Halloween history
The history of Halloween, is it trick or is it treat? Was there poisoned candy? Take a look at this Holiday’s history.
ky.essortment.com/halloweenhistor_ryqj.htm

History of Halloween – A Timeline
1600s: The New England Puritans ban Halloween, Christmas, and Easter because they consider them to be Catholic in origin. For the next 250 years, …
http://www.twoop.com/holidays/archives/2005/10/halloween.html

History of Halloween : Myths, Monsters and Devils
Debunking the Halloween Satanic Panic-mongers with historical facts not fiction.
http://www.featherlessbiped.com/halloween/hallows.htm

Dark Side of the Net: Halloween – Origins of Halloween
Halloween History, Customs and Folklore at About.com · Halloween and Samhain: Facts and Misinformation … History of Halloween: Myths, Monsters and Devils …
http://www.darklinks.com/dhauntmyth.html

Halloween Craft Projects, Coloring Activities, History & Safety …
Halloween articles, art and craft project ideas, decoration ideas, history and safety tips.
http://www.creativity-portal.com/howto/artscrafts/crafts_halloween.html

Pumpkin Masters™ | Halloween History
2005 Contest Winners. HALLOWEEN HISTORY. Halloween’s origins date back 2000 years to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, meaning the summer’s end. …
http://www.pumpkinmasters.com/halloween_history.asp

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