From : Dayton, Ohio, USA
What made you love Halloween so strongly?
I have always loved Halloween for as long as I can remember. Since I was a little girl, I felt like there was a magical feeling in the air at Halloweentime. The weather, the spooky decorations, the music, Halloween movies and TV shows, Halloween crafting, baking, and cooking – everything about the season just filled me with a feeling of warmth and happiness, and that feeling has only grown stronger throughout my life.
How did you get into Halloween ?
I can’t pinpoint a time when I got into it. I feel like Halloween has always been in my heart. I can’t remember a time in my life that I didn’t love it.
What is your favorite things to do on/around halloween ?
Watch Halloween movies and listen to spooky music, visit pumpkin patches and haunted houses, shop for Halloween decor, do Halloween crafts, and bake Halloween treats.
Can you remeber which Halloween costume was your favourtite one?
I usually stay in on Halloween, so I haven’t really dressed up since I was a kid. The costume that stands out most to me was my first Halloween memory; my mom dressed me up as a clown when I was three.
What does Halloween mean to you?
Halloween is a lifestyle for me, not just a season or a holiday. It’s about being myself and fully embracing what I am passionate about, even when other people don’t understand it or think it’s weird.
Of all the amazing Halloween candy you can get now adays , what is your favourite? ( Old Classics/ New style candy etc )
Candy corn. It reminds me of Halloween more than any other candy, because I only have it during the season.
What Halloween food and drinks are you most excited about?
I get excited about pumpkin spice everything, and I love making cute and creative Halloween treats, like decorated cookies and cupcakes. Also, caramel apples.
When do you start shopping for Halloween?
As soon as I start seeing it in stores. Usually in July or August.
What about halloween makes it your favorite holiday?
The magical, cozy, spooky atmosphere.
What is the Favorite Halloween item you have?
My collection of Halloween blankets and pillows, and my vintage items.
Do you still go trick or treating?
No, but I hand out candy to trick or treaters.
Can you remember your first Halloween memory?
My first memory is going trick or treating when I was three, and being frightened by an animatronic Frankenstein prop that someone had in their yard.
Do you keep all your Halloween decorations out all year or do you start decorating at a certain time?
I have Halloween decor inside my house year round, but decorate the outside of my house in September.
Where do you buy your Halloween items?
I love finding unique vintage items at antique and thrift stores. Home Goods always has beautiful Halloween decor during the season, and I also love TJ Maxx, Michael’s, At Home, and Target.
Whats your favourite halloween movie/series?
John Carpenter’s Halloween, Hocus Pocus, Trick ‘r Treat, and Halloweentown.
How is Halloween celebrated in the US?
Decorating houses, carving jack-o-lanterns, trick or treating and handing out candy on Halloween, dressing up in costumes, and attending Halloween parties.
Is it difficult finding Halloween decorations in your town/city?
Clothing / style
Where do you usually buy your clothes ?
Mostly online. My two favorite shops are Pinup Girl Clothing and Sourpuss Clothing.
what style of clothing do you like to buy?
Pinup and vintage-inspired, with a touch of spookiness.
Do you have any tips on where to find awesome Halloween clothing for the rest of us halloween addicts?
Sourpuss Clothing (sourpussclothing.com), Too Fast (toofastonline.com) and Killstar (killstar.com) have Halloween-inspired clothing year round. Pinup Girl Clothing has beautiful Halloween clothing seasonally.
Do you wear Halloween/Horror styled clothes all year?
Whats your favourite Halloween clothing /accessories/bags/shoes etc.?
My black cat and haunted house dresses from Sourpuss, and a sheer blouse from Hell Bunny with spiderwebs, jack-o-lanterns, and ghosts on it.
Have you worked hard on your style?
Not particularly. I just wear what I like. I do love to dress up, and I feel like I’ve found a style that reflects who I am.