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Halloween Fun Toddler Costumes

Don’t let your Baby miss out on the Halloween Fun

Only 8 days to go until All Hallow’s Eve! Though it is traditionally a scary themed holiday, don’t let that keep you from getting your babies and toddlers into the fun. Personally, I have seen hundreds of children’s costumes near me at a variety of Halloween themed stores. You can find plenty as well.
Imagine your baby as a cute animal like an elephant or a lion. Dress them like a pumpkin or even superhero. Or go all out crazy and make your baby a hot dog! There are so many cute and silly costumes for your baby on Halloween. Movie characters, storybook favorites or fairy tale princesses are all available for your baby.
If they are past the baby stage, no problem. Glendale Halloween has plenty of toddler costumes as well. Let them choose from their favorite movie, tv show or video game and become their idol. Maybe your little girl is the next singing star? Let her dress as one. Or perhaps your boy wants to be a firefighter or a doctor. You can find all these ideas plus so many more.
If you have trouble finding the perfect character for your baby or toddler, do not fret. Check out the awesome supply of masks, make-up and accessories to create anyone they want to be. Choose from a selection of capes, hats and wigs. And don’t forget the props! Your local Halloween store has a wide variety of swords, shields, wands, and whatever else your child needs to complete their look.
While you are picking out your child’s outfit, why not check out something for yourself and join in the fun? Glendale Halloween has costumes for adults, couples costumes and even group costumes. You can also find all the decorations, animatronics and lighting you need to bring Halloween into your house or all around your yard.
Don’t wait till all the good costumes are gone! Head to a costume store near Sherman Oaks and browse the awesome selection of Halloween items available to you. And be sure to have a super fun Halloween!

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Boys Costumes for Halloween

The Perfect Boys Costume for Halloween


Trick or Treat time is getting closer! Don’t wait until the last minute to make sure your kids are dressed in the perfect spooky, amusing or popular costume this year. Glendale Halloween has everything you need to outfit all your kids.

They carry costumes for everyone young and old alike. You can find boys costumes of all kinds to suit your child’s needs. Whether they want to be a classic superhero like Superman or Spiderman, or current movie heroes like Thor and X-Men, you can find what they need at a North Hollywood Halloween store.

Dress them as their favorite TV character, such as Phineas and Ferb, or one of their movie favorites like characters from Star Wars, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Power Rangers. They can also be a character from their favorite video game like Mario or Donkey Kong. The possibilities are endless!

If you have browsed all the Halloween costumes close by and your child still can’t make up his mind, try letting them use their imagination to create their own costume. Check out the awesome supply of masks, make-up and accessories to transform them into who or whatever they want to be.

And just like girls need their accessories, boys need their props. Glendale Halloween has swords, guns and holsters for your little fighter. Shields and helmets are a must to protect them in battle.  If they want to play the good guy, they will definitely need some handcuffs to lock up the evil ones. Or they may just need gloves to become a ninja turtle or skeleton.

Hats are also needed for perfecting their look. Whether they want to be a magician and need a black top hat or they need a Viking helmet or pirate hat, you can find what you are looking for at Glendale Halloween.

Head to your local Halloween costume store and let your child’s imagination run wild as he decides which character he most wants to be for Halloween. While you are there don’t forget to check out the adult costumes as well. Have a spooky Halloween!

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Best Haunted Attractions for Halloween

The Best Haunted Attractions for Halloween


Goblins and Witches and Monsters galore! Halloween time is here again. Chances are by now you have already headed to a Halloween store by Glendale Galleria and found all your costumes and accessories. If you have not decorated yet, there is still plenty of time. Whether you will be home entertaining guests or out and about enjoying the spooky festivities, make sure you check out your local haunts for some extra horror-filled fun.

Most areas have at least one or two good haunted attractions you can visit. If you live in an area like Glendale, there are literally dozens of choices around you. Some attractions are outside walks through the woods or hayrides with plenty of ghouls along the way. Other areas set up inside haunted houses for you to walk through.

Today’s Halloween attractions have come a long way from haunted houses of the past. Once you enter these venues you will not only find plenty of live monsters waiting to scare the pants off of you, but plenty of animatronics that look extremely lifelike. The sights and sounds you encounter on your way through the creepy hallways and different rooms will definitely make your hair stand on end.

Some major theme parks do special events in October where they make the entire park into a blood-curdling Halloween attraction. You will encounter creepy creatures all through the park, and find plenty of outdoor walk-throughs and mazes as well as indoor asylums, laboratories and hotels.

Haven’t yet decided where to find a costume? Head to Glendale Halloween for everything you need. They have men’s, women’s, children’s and toddler costumes as well as couples or group ideas. You can find masks and make-up to design your own masterpiece. All the props you need to decorate your house and yard, as well as any lights or other accessories can all be purchased here.

Don’t wait till all the good items are gone. Head to a local Halloween costume shop now to get ahead of the crowd and find everything you need to have a super spooky Halloween!

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Spirit of Halloween

The Smells and Sounds of Halloween

We have passed the halfway point of the month as we continue to creep towards Halloween. Fall is in the air, and stores are full of Halloween excitement. I know plenty of Halloween costume stores near me are open and ready to help you plan your perfect Halloween event.
What helps you get into the spirit of the season? Is it the delicious smells of pumpkin pie and cookies? Perhaps the roasting of pumpkin seeds? Or simply the comforting scent of candles and wax melts that bring the season closer.
Plenty of scary sounds can be heard as well. If you decorate with animated Halloween props you will hear all kinds of spooky groans, screams and eerie wailing coming from your home or yard. Door-knocker type decorations are great for getting in the Halloween mood. Just push the button and you will hear creaky doors, haunting bell chimes and ghastly laughs.
Everyone has their own special way of getting into the Halloween mood. My personal favorites are pumpkin smells from baking, and wax melts with fall scents like campfire or Autumn forest. But I think the best Halloween snack, besides the candy of course, are fresh baked pumpkin seeds. If you have never done this, it is super easy. The results will be worth it. Especially if you have only ever tasted bagged, store bought seeds. (yuck!)
First you need a pumpkin. (you probably figured out that part already). Check your local pumpkin patch. Open your pumpkin up and scoop the guts out, which you will probably do to make a jack-o-lantern anyway. The hard part is pulling all of the seeds out of the guts. It can be time consuming, but the end result is worth it. I promise! Be sure to get them all. You will thank yourself later.
Lightly rinse the seeds, (a colander helps) leaving some of the pumpkin on them for extra flavor. Place in a bowl with melted butter and toss till coated. Spread seeds on a baking sheet and sprinkle with sea salt or regular salt to your taste. Bake in a 350 oven for about 20 minutes or so. Check them for browning and crisping, and you can toss them around once or twice during baking. Once slightly browned and crisp, remove and let cool. Dig in and enjoy this delightfully crisp, healthy snack. Be sure to check out a Halloween store nearby to help you with all your Halloween needs.

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Glendale Trick or Treating Events

Trick or Treating Fun

Halloween is nearing and the excitement of trick-or-treating among children is growing. Just thinking of all those tasty treats can make the days go by so slow. But once your night of doorbell ringing is over, your wait will be well worth it.

First, head to a costume store near Glendale to find the perfect outfit for your Halloween activities. It’s usually easier for children to quickly run from door to door when they do not have a mask in the way that may block their view.  Using make-up ensures that your child can safely see all around them to watch for cars, or to be sure they do not trip over things.

Once your little monster is ready to head out, be sure they have adult supervision before going to collect treats. Whether you live in a neighborhood where you can walk from house to house, or you need to drive them around, be sure you have eye contact with your kids at all times. I like to head to a Halloween store near me to find glowing items or safety reflectors to keep my kids lit up for everyone to see. The best way to judge which houses are accepting trick-or-treaters is to check for porch lights. If the light is on, chances are they are waiting with a delicious bowl of candy to give out! Some people may not have a porch light, so they may use a garage light, or may want a dark scary theme to their doorway, so they may have other lighted decorations at the entrance way.

Make sure your kids either knock or ring a doorbell and be sure to have them yell “TRICK OR TREAT” as this is an exciting part for those giving out the treats. A “Happy Halloween” and “Thank You” are also nice afterwards.

Once back home, the fun begins. After the adults have checked for opened candies or things that they are not sure about, you can have a candy store swap. This is my children’s favorite part. They dump out their treasure and set up shops. They then perform trades to assure that everything they have is something they will love to eat. If you are lucky, there are things nobody likes and Mom or Dad can “trick-or-treat” to their kids and get all their unwanted treats. Luckily for me, mine do not like coconut or whoppers! Stop by the Halloween Store in Glendale for all your needs.

Make sure you have a safe and tasty Halloween!

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Halloween Spirit – Jack-O-Lanterns

Why Do We Carve Jack-O-Lanterns on Halloween?


October is here. Chances are you will be heading to a local pumpkin patch very soon to choose the perfect pumpkin for your porch or walkway. You’ve probably been doing this for many years. But did it ever occur to you exactly WHY you do it? Here’s a little history about why we carve jack-o-lanterns.

The actual carving of a gourd began over 700 years ago, when the Maori used them for lanterns. The jack-o-lantern custom is believed to have begun in Ireland in the 19th century. These lighted gourds were carved with horrific faces and used to scare the spirits away from people’s homes. Sometimes they were used to frighten people as well. The festival of Samhain, as Halloween was known, was a very scary time to some and they did what they could to feel safe. The souls of the dead were said to roam the earth at this time, and the lighted gourds were supposed to keep them at bay.

Today, most people head to a Sherman Oaks Halloween store to pick up all their Halloween decorations and costumes, and to search for pumpkins as well. There are plenty of local farmers markets and stores where you can choose the perfect pumpkin for your special jack-o-lantern. Some people prefer tall skinny ones to make a stretched face. Others would rather have a short, fat pumpkin to make a rounded character. There are those expert pumpkin carvers who make extremely intricate carvings, or who do “scrapings” instead, where they scrape the outside skin from the pumpkin and have the light glow through the pumpkin itself.

No matter what your preference in this holiday tradition, you can find the perfect pumpkin to meet your needs. Add some gourds to your setting as well and make it extra spooky. And be sure to stop at the Glendale Halloween Store to find all your Halloween costumes and decorations. They have everything you need to get your house and yard in the Halloween spirit.

And you just might want to carve a few extra pumpkins to set around your house. Just in case.

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Halloween Haunted Houses

Halloween Haunted Houses and Spooky Trails


Dressing up for Halloween is fun for all ages. Choosing your perfect costume can be a quick decision or it can take much planning and browsing for you to find exactly what you want to be for Halloween. When you head to a Halloween store close to Sylmar, you will be able to check out hundreds of costume ideas.

Planning an adventure to a local haunted house or scary trail attraction can add to your costume searching fun. Haunted houses always provide a wicked adrenaline rush. They will also give you some excellent costume ideas. When you are not having the pants scared off you, try and take in your surroundings. See what kind of theme the attraction is going with. Check out some of the actors and see if they are using masks or make-up. Choose one that you really like, or the one that scares you the most.

The same idea goes for haunted trails. These exciting outdoor attractions are usually themed with one main idea. Walk through a creepy haunted corn maze. Try and survive the killer at the summer camp. Make it to the other side of the graveyard full of zombies. Whatever the theme, you will be faced with many different characters trying to attack you while you make your way through. Once again, try and focus on what these characters are dressed as. Check out the costume work, make-up, and props. You can come away with some awesome Halloween ideas for your own decorating, along with some ghastly dress-up tips.

Searching for items at a Sherman Oaks Halloween store can make your holiday shopping easy. Glendale Halloween has all the costumes, masks, make-up and props you need to create your perfect holiday setting. They have decorations for inside and outside your home, as well as lights and fog machines to enhance your décor.

Don’t wait till all the good items are gone. Check your local Halloween store hours and head to Glendale Halloween today to find all the accessories you need. After all that “studying” of bone-chilling actors, you should be ready to become the perfect Halloween ghoul.

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Scary Movies and Halloween Decorations

Do You Like Scary Movies?

Fall is upon us and Halloween costume stores by you are opening for the season. It’s time to head out and browse the selection of spooky decorations. Get some items to hang on the wall, like scary skeletons or ghastly ghouls. Find the perfect pumpkin. String some lights and illuminate some lanterns. And have a monster movie marathon!

Pop up some popcorn and start watching all your favorites. You can never go wrong with classics like “Night of the Living Dead” or even “The Blob”.  The “Halloween” series with Michael Myers is always good for a sleepless night. Or maybe you prefer Jason from the “Friday the 13th” series.

Be sure to pick up some props, make-up and masks while you are shopping at your favorite Halloween store close by. You can always exit the room during the showing and return with a mask on to scare your significant other.

The selection of horror movies to choose from is endless. Stephen King is the master of horror and has dozens of awesome flicks like “The Shining”, “Creepshow”, or “Silver Bullet”.  If you love vampires check out “Fright Night” for some hair-raising chills. “The Others” is a good ghostly haunt movie, and “Scream” is always a classic. If you prefer humorous scary, the “Scary Movie” series is always good for a laugh.

When I head to a costume store by me I not only check out what new popular costumes they have, but what the trending Halloween decorations are. I love to have the newest scary hanging decoration or lawn props to scare not only visitors, but I give myself a scare every once in a while when I forget they are there.

Whether you have a get together and watch movies in a group, do a date night with super scary theme, or just watch by yourself (which is the scariest of all), you have endless movie options to select from.

If you want a real edge of your seat thriller, check out “Don’t Blink”. This is definitely one you might not want to watch alone. But if you do, keep a light on.

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Best Halloween Decorations for 2016

The Best Halloween Decorations for 2016


October is only a day away! Time to start getting your decorations ready to deck out your house, garage, and yard. There are hundreds of different types of items you can use to ensure you have the creepiest house on your block.

If you need to find some awesome decorations for Halloween San Fernando Valley has the perfect store for you. Check out the wicked supply of items at Glendale Halloween. Start with some hanging decorations. The choices are endless as you browse the hanging skeletons, ghosts and vampires. Maybe you want to hang some bodies across your yard to make it extremely creepy. Hang a flying ghost on your clothesline to gently move as guests or trick-or-treaters walk by and watch their reaction!

You can find all sorts of insect and animal props that will make your skin crawl. Spiders, cockroaches, cobwebs and even rats are enough to make your guests look twice before they sit down.

When you head to a Halloween store close to you, you can find yard decorations that will frighten anyone who walks by. Check out the zombies crawling from their graves. The new Halloween animatronics available for Halloween are so lifelike they will even scare you! Creepy singing props, jumping creatures and all sorts of other lifelike items are sure to get your yard noticed.

You can make your entire yard a horrific graveyard scene with glowing eyes that watch every passer-by. Or you can go with the creepy killer clown theme. There are so many people afraid of clowns, you are sure to bring out some good scares.

If you want a more toned-down kids theme to your house or yard, Glendale Halloween can help you with that as well. Balloons, streamers and plenty of other kid-friendly decorations are available. Choose from happy pumpkins and not-so-scary skeletons for a more cheerful atmosphere.

Whatever your preference, your Glendale costume store will definitely have what you need. There are lights and special effects items as well to enhance whatever theme you choose. And don’t forget the music. No Halloween setting is complete without a spooky Halloween soundtrack to set the mood.


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2016 Halloween Couples Costumes

Couples costumes are very popular on Halloween. Whether you and your partner are going to a friend’s party, heading to the contest at the club, or just hanging out at home scaring trick-or-treaters, the perfect costume is waiting for you.

Probably one of the most trending couples costume this year is the Clinton/Trump duo. Love them or hate them, everyone will know who you are, have an opinion, and you are sure to get attention. Make it fun and different by doing a live debate or stand-up comedy together.

If you need help from a Halloween store Burbank has the perfect place for your costume needs. Glendale Halloween can help you and your significant other be the perfect match for the evening.

Go classic with Batman and Robin or Superman and Supergirl. The Ninja turtles and Power Rangers are always popular. You can never go wrong with Star Wars Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker or the evil Darth Vader. Suicide Squad costumes are very big this year, so why not be Harley Quinn & the Joker? Or maybe you’d rather go as the Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland? The possibilities are endless when you go for a couples or group costume.

If you prefer cartoon characters, you can always find items from the Flintstones, Jetsons, Scooby Doo and many others. You can even go as your favorite video game characters. Check out the huge selection at your Glendale costume store and you are guaranteed to find exactly what you seek.

Keep in mind that if for some reason you don’t find the characters you are looking for, there are hundreds of props, accessories and make-up items available to create whatever you want. Halloween t-shirts are always a last minute choice if you just can’t seem to agree on a costume.

Dressing as a couple or even a small group can be exciting. If you are at all timid about wearing a costume, sharing the experience with someone else can make it much more enjoyable throughout the evening. Check out the awesome Halloween couples costume ideas at a costume store close by, and get ready to have a Happy Halloween!