10 Inspiring Websites to Get You in the Mood for Halloween
Halloween isn’t too far off, so it’s time to start planning. Whether you think Halloween is just a chance for kids to get lots of sugar from friends and neighbours or you use it to unleash your inner demon, there are loads of websites or sections of websites dedicated to the holiday. Read on to see some of the best websites to get you in the mood for Halloween.
The Basics of Halloween
Halloween.co.uk has everything you need to have a great Halloween. It discusses the holiday’s origins, has Halloween-themed crafts and activities and also suggests vendors for costumes and decorations. It does focus primarily on American traditions and vendors, but it does have something for every fan of Halloween.
For a very kid-friendly activities and facts about Halloween, check out PBS Kids Halloween section. Again, this is an American website, but the activities and facts are fun for children the world over.
Yum Sugar is a creative website for all the Halloween nuts out there!
Googlebooks Scary Stories features classic tales of gore and ghouls. From “Sleepy Hollow” to “The Raven”, you can find all sorts of stories to get you in the mood for a truly spooky night.
Of course, what story is scarier than one that is true? YourGhostStories.com features real-life ghost stories. Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, you will still feel a tingle in your spine when you hear some of these tales.
Once you’ve read other people’s tales of things that go bump in the night, head over to the Ghost Research Society website. The Ghost Research Society aims to prove the existence of ghosts by debunking natural yet creepy phenomena, and though most of the photographs and other proof they show is easily disproved, the things they can’t debunk are truly chilling.
Whatever your age, you can’t go to a Halloween party without a costume, and BuyCostumes.com claims to be the most popular fancy dress shop on the internet. They have costumes for adults, kids, teens and pets and all the accessories you need. Select classic a choice like the vampire, or go as a piece of pop culture ephemera like the LMFAO Shuffle Bot.
Once you’ve selected your fancy dress, you need to decorate. The classic Halloween decoration is the jack-o’-lantern. While there are many pumpkin carving galleries, Pumpkin Gutter features the artistry of Scott Cummins. He is a master of the art form, and his site includes tutorials so you can, with enough practice, become as good as him (well, almost).
OCT31.co.uk is the one place you need to go to get the rest of your Halloween decorations. It is especially great for scary life-like props and creepy decorations.
Finally, head to the BBC Good Food Halloween section for Halloween-appropriate food, drinks and snacks. There are other places to go to find really gruesome recipes, but these recipes are funnier than they are scary, making them ideal for goblins of all ages.
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