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8 ways to get spooked in Las Vegas


No Halloween costume party invites this year? Lucky for you, there is a slightly better alternative to candy corn at the neighborhood Halloween social. “Halloween has been continuing to grow as a focal point in Las Vegas for the past 10 years,” says Lark Ellen Gould, author of “The Little Black Book of Las Vegas.” But has it reached its full party potential? Not quite, says Rick Garman, author of “Frommer’s Las Vegas” and founder of Vegas4Visitors.com. “No one is taking over the casinos and creating some huge Halloween attraction; instead, they are taking what’s there and making it fit into the season.” Well, if losing your shirt to a bad poker hand isn’t scary enough, here are a few of the most terrifying trick-or-treat attractions in Las Vegas.

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Give Your Guest Plenty Of Time To Come Up With Halloween Costume Ideas


If you’re having a Halloween party, your guests shouldn’t have any problems coming up with Halloween costume ideas.  There are literally thousands of ideas they can come up with.  It’s just a matter of deciding what they want to be and how much effort they want to go to.  Here are a few ideas you can give your guest, even if you have a themed party.

Since you want your guest to participate in any games you have it’s best not to have a theme party with eighteen hundred dress.  Especially for women in those long bowed out hoop dresses.  It’s even hard to dance in them let alone bob for apples.  So pick your Halloween theme with care and your guest should be happy.

Your theme can be any of the thousands ideas from cartoon characters, movies, TV shows, and
Rock Stars to the good old fashion hunted house. Give them plenty of time to get their Halloween costume ideas together by sending out the invites early.  If necessary, put ideas on the bottom of the invitations just to give them some ideas on how to dress up.

If you’re a fan of Disney then your theme will be an easy one for your guests.  They can dress up like
Beetlejuice Toy Story ,  Prince of Persia, Tigger or Pooh, Chronicles of Narnia, and even Bolt and Tinker Bell.  They list goes on and on.  It’s one theme that will have your guest running out to costume shops looking for their favorite character.

You can also make a directive that says the Halloween costume must be homemade.  It’s one of the hardest costume ideas to do but it helps use the imagination and you’ll see some wonderful costumes.

Another theme party you can throw is the Hollywood glamour themed party.  Of course, you’ll get a number of Brangelina’s and Bennifer’s plus you’ll also see all the major stars at your party.  You can tell your friends and family how you partied with the stars last night.

One more party theme that will give your guests a ton of costume ideas is a theme from classic movies. You’ll get to bob apples with Samson and Delilah, watch fireworks with Anthony and Cleopatra, and sit and drink tea with Scarleet and Rhett.  This is one of the best themes for Halloween costume ideas for your guests.

Womens Gone With The Wind Scarlet O'Hara Picnic Costume Gone With The Wind Scarlet O’Hara Picnic Costume

This is a replica of the beautiful gown worn by Scarlet O’Hara in the picnic scene in Gone With The Wind. Scarlet looked so lovely, standing out among all the other young ladies. Her goal at the barbeque at the Twelve Oaks Plantation was to see the love of her life, Ashley Wilkes. While the other girl’s are napping, Scarlet sneaks away to profess her love to Ashley. Her heart is broken when Ashley tells her of his intent to marry Melanie. Just after that she meets Rhett Butler and thus the epic story begins. She may have been upset but she still looked lovely in this Women’s Gone With The Wind Scarlet O’Hara Picnic Costume featuring a white gown with a pale green floral pattern. The dress has a ruffled neckline and a wide green satin sash. Its a stunning dress that exudes old world southern femininity.



All in all, the best theme is one that will enchant your guest and give them tons of ideas for their Halloween costume.  They will talk about your party far into the future and will remember what fun they have coming up with the Halloween costume ideas.

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Step Back Into The Yesteryear For Halloween Costumes This Year


Take a ride on the wild side this year by stepping back into the past with your Halloween costume.  Dress up as your favorite rock star such as Michael Jackson, Adam Ant, or use one of the movies from the 80’s to dress as Robocop, Beetlejuice, or be one of the Ghostbusters.  You can be who ever you want to be when you dress up for you next Halloween party.

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They 1980’s were dominated by rock stars and their unusual fashions.  Not to mention all the great movies from the same era.  Their fancy dress inspired the world to follow their fashion even if it wasn’t the best looking way to dress.   Halloween parties that are themed to certain genre can be a lot of fun when you embrace the full flavor of the party.

The 80’s blockbuster movies can give you the best ideas for your costume.   Movies like Return of the Jedi, Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, and many, many more to choose from.  They had such popular fashions in the movies you shouldn’t have any problems coming up with costume ideas for your next Halloween party. Here are a few of the best dressed movie characters from the movies of the 80’s.

Ghostbusters was a favorite of everyone’s and although Ghostbusters themselves didn’t have any great fashion the evil they fought did.  But if you want to be a Ghostbuster they wore a beige jumpsuit with leather top and matching hats.  Oh, don’t forget the proton storage pack they used to trap the evil ghosts.

Deluxe Indiana Jones Mutt Williams Child

Indiana Jones is a very popular character from the 80’s with his fedora hat, bullwhip, and shoulder bag and of course, his “Indy” hero jacket.  The fedora hat (Adventurebilt) is immediately recognizable as is the bullwhip. You shouldn’t have too much problem putting together this outfit to meet any adventure.

Beetlejuice was as very popular movie from the 80’s with Michael Kenton as Beetlejuice.

The perfect horror costume for any party.  An outfit that will show off your weirdness without a doubt. The Beetlejuice outfit comes with a striped white jacket with opposite matching trousers and the perfect hair.  You’ll need the makeup and teeth to complete the outfit.

Of all the movies of the 80’s have great fashion in them that is recognizable and doesn’t take too much to put together.  You have the Robocop, Star Wars, Blade Runner, Terminator, and of course, The Princess Bride.  Plus there are many more movies to charge you imagination for any Halloween costume you want to wear this year.
Adult Star Wars X-Wing Fighter Pilot Costume

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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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