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Now’s The Time To Order Your Halloween Accessories So They’ll Be On Time For Your


It’s that time again and the Halloween accessories they have this year are outstanding!  Everyone wants to dress up as their favorite character whether it’s Spiderman, Wonder Women, Superman, or their favorite rap star or the old standby princess.  The accessories to go with any outfit can be found anywhere you want to look.

Clown Shoe Covers - Adult

You can look on the Internet, the mall, or any local Walgreen’s and find Halloween costumes for kids, teens, and adults.  You can even find them for the grandparents.  This time of year everyone loves to dress up as their favorite rock star, cartoon, or hero.

Halloween accessories come with all kinds of costumes but for the extra accessories you’ll have to look around a little to find them.  Such as a costume for Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean comes with the hair and sword but if you want an eye patch, you’ll have to look for it.  Most accessories for costumes are in the same department so it shouldn’t be too hard to find them.

Most fairy princess’ costumes come with their magical wands, tiaras, slippers, and glitter makeup but for the special added touch of other jewelry or a different wand you’ll find them in the Halloween accessories department.

You can buy them at wholesale prices if you want to keep them or you can rent a Halloween costume.  If the costume is for kids then you probably don’t want to rent them but you can find places like Costco, Party City, or Michaels.  They have great prices on good quality Halloween costumes and accessories.

Deluxe 31 Piece Graveyard Decoration Kit

If you use the Internet to order your costume now’s the time to order. There is plenty of website to order from, all with great prices. You can purchase the whole package of clown outfits that include metal horns, squirt flowers, giant scissors, rubber chicken, droopy eyes and much more.  You can get together with your friends and neighbors and order in bulk at wholesale prices.  The cost of shipping is usually free if the purchase price is over a certain amount.

There are literally thousands of Halloween accessories and not just for costumes.  You can get your favorite jack-o-lanterns, candles, spiders and spider webs, ghost, tombs, and in some cases you can even get coffins complete with a body.  This time of years is the favorite for many people and now’s the time to start ordering your Halloween accessories so you’ll be set when your much loved holiday rolls around.

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Trick or Treat?


Many of us have uttered those words or ones like them since we were old enough to wear a costume. Some say cute little rhymes at each house they visit. But, what is the origin of our current candy grabbing tradition on Halloween?

Trick or treating goes back to the celebration of Samhain by the Celts on the British Isles. This pagan festival was one that celebrated nature and its gifts. The practitioners also believed that on that night the boundaries between the living and the dead were compromised and spirits could once again walk the earth.
In an effort to appease the spirits, people would leave offerings of food and drink on their doorsteps. These rituals were thought to protect their harvests for another year. This was also the time for a practice called “souling.”

Souling involved food in exchange for prayers. During the celebration, poor people would take to begging for food from neighbors. This food was granted in exchange for prayers by the receivers for the souls of dead family members.

As the tradition was passed down, the begging became food left for these poor individuals who would continue to pray for the dead. Eventually, children were sent from house to house to receive food or bits of money for the family.

In some countries, the wearing of masks and receiving of gifts is still called “souling.” Small food items or money are still received by children. Trick or treating is a thoroughly modern and American tradition.
When it first started, trick or treating was just that. If a homeowner didn’t provide treats, the costumed person would perform some trick. This could be playing a prank on them or egging the house. In some countries, this is a part of the mischief of the spirits. Any spirit that didn’t receive food was also likely to do something to the person of the house.

Now, kids go from house to house, saying this phrase and receiving a ton of sweet treats. People travel from neighborhood to neighborhood for sweet fare. Tricks are more a part of the fun of the night than a slight against any one person. If a neighbor is not participating, they turn out their porch light so children will know not to approach.

Of course there are those mischief makers that egg houses and cars, but most neighborhoods celebrate Halloween without incident. Even the adults get involved in the celebration with fog machines and costume parties.

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