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Halloween doesn’t have to be about October… for those of us who are goth, it’s a year-round vibe.

Hack Halloween: Add dread to a space with gauzy cheesecloth shapes

Do you need a convincingly decrepit room on a budget? Do you want to pull off a haunting Halloween look on the cheap and easy? You’ll love today’s halloween hack: cheesecloth.

Jack-o-lanterns last longer with one additional item from the drugstore

Halloween rocks, but it can be hard to find time to do anything around the house when you have limited time and money. This month, I’m posting several Halloween Hacks each week — really simple ideas to stretch your Halloween dollars and make the season spookier for all. If you have additional ideas, pop ’em in the comments!

How to get costumes for cheap-as-free

National Costume Swap Day!!!!!!!

…Which I had never heard of before this year, but isn’t it a brilliant idea? People around the world organize swaps and bring in totes of clothes, masks, wigs, shoes, and paint, and also “shop” for their own costume goods.

Shop Clockwork Couture for an elegant Halloween and timeless home decor

New sponsor Clockwork Couture is all about looking good in timeless clothes. I was going to talk about all the corsets, lingerie, blouses and skirts that Clockwork offers, but then I saw the shoes. You will be pleased.

The Nightmare Before Christmas dessert bar

If you and your winter kid celebrate Christmas, try working their birthday in to your holiday celebration with an offbeat table full of delicious sweets, all inspired by Tim Burton’s epic Halloween-slash-Christmas claymation flick, The Nightmare Before Christmas.

My son is gay

I have gone back and forth on whether I wanted to post something more in-depth about my sweet boy and his choice of Halloween costume. He dressed up as Daphne, from Scooby Doo.

Happy Halloween!!

Now, seriously, stop eating all of your child’s candy already.

Halloween costumes for kidlets and big kids

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