What will you be for Halloween? Makeup can MAKE the costume.

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Only TWO weeks until Halloween!

Show your love of Halloween and drive your friends crazy by sharing the above image on your social media sites this week.


So what are you going to be for Halloween? What’s your excuse for dressing up?

This year, I don’t have any parties to attend and I won’t be working on Halloween night. I suppose I could skip the costume thing, but I know I won’t really do that. If nothing else, on Halloween night, I’ll be out roaming the streets, looking for houses that deserve to be recognized as Halloween Heroes. And I’ll be wearing something spooky to do it. For me, that probably means a simple black dress, maybe a veil or a hat (or both,) and makeup. If I don’t get the chance to pull out my kit and turn myself into a monster, it’s not Halloween.

Last year, I made a video of me applying zombie-style wounds. I also gathered and posted some great professional video tutorials. All links have been checked and content has been updated as needed for that post:

Halloween Makeup Tutorial Videos:

my own attempt and a selection of GOOD ones.


PS: We’re getting close folks. If you’ve been slow to dive into Halloween mania, now’s the time. Before you know it, we’ll be scraping smashed pumpkins of the street and packing away all of our cool Halloween decoration. In the stores, shelves of Halloween merchandise are starting to look a little bare. (Get your shopping done soon.) Right now, though, the spirit is rising. In our neighborhood, several houses have haunted their yards. The haunted houses and pumpkin farms are all open. All over the interwebs, bloggers and YouTubers are posting their creepy and/or cute contributions.

Here at The Paranormalist, the hits are increasing every day, especially on the Halloween Countdown posts. As I mentioned yesterday, the 1st Annual Halloween Photo Scavenger Hunt is starting to take off. Just last night I uploaded another new gallery (by Patrick Keller) and added some more shots to my own.


When I walked my dog yesterday evening, I was extremely lucky to come across a great flying saucer shot.

Come play with us at:

2014: The Paranormalist’s 1st Annual Halloween Photo Scavenger Hunt

PPS: I ordered my Halloween Hero magnets yesterday. If you plan to celebrate by playing some variation of  Twisted Ding Dong Ditch, you can still get them at Pooka Creations.

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