From : Massachusetts, USA
Amber is the amazing Ghoul behind the Instagram and blog: the new England Ghoul!
What made you love Halloween so strongly?
I think my love of Halloween stems from being born and raised in New England. Around here, Halloween is celebrated enthusiastically and I have many special Halloween memories as a kid!
How did you get into Halloween ?
I’ve loved Halloween since childhood, but always felt silly wanting to celebrate it all year long. But once I found the Halloween community online it made me realize I wasn’t so crazy and there were other people out there who love it just as much as I do lol
What is your favorite things to do on/around halloween ?
I love going to haunted corn mazes, hayrides, or ghost tours on October nights…doesn’t get much spookier 🙂
Can you remember which Halloween costume was your favourite one?
I loved being a Witch for Halloween, I was one multiple years in a row. I was also the Grim Reaper one year….that costume was one of my faves!
What does Halloween mean to you?
Halloween season is when I feel I can truly be myself and express my love for dark & creepy things…and not be as judged for it lol Halloween is more than a holiday, it’s a lifestyle.
Of all the amazing Halloween candy you can get now adays , what is your favourite? ( Old Classics/ New style candy etc )
I definitely love the classics! Reese’s and KitKats are my favorites.
What Halloween food and drinks are you most excited about?
The candy for sure, but I also love when all of the apple & pumpkin flavored foods/drinks come out. Hot apple cider and a cider doughnut on a cold Autumn night is the best!
When do you start shopping for Halloween ?
I like to check my local stores around late August and early September. The week after Halloween is also a good time to check for clearance items for next year!
What about halloween makes it your favorite holiday?
The whole Halloween season has an essence to it. The crisp October nights, the rustling leaves, the decorations, the haunted attractions, the Jack-o-Lanterns that line the streets here. It all contributes to what makes Halloween feel so spooky yet magical to me.
Do you think it has any negative sides to it?
It’s definitely not for everyone. I think too that some kids can be a little reckless and destructive on Halloween night, unfortunately.
What is the Favorite Halloween item you have?
My favorite Halloween item I have is a light-up Jack-o-lantern that my grandma made, I showed it on Instagram and let people pick a name for him….his name is Irv 🙂
Do you still go trick or treating?
No, I don’t…if it was socially acceptable for a 21 year old to go trick or treating I definitely would though!
Can you remember your first Halloween memory?
I can remember Halloween as a kid vividly. On Halloween night I would go to my Aunt’s house in Connecticut to go trick or treating with my sister and cousins….the neighborhood was huge and some houses had haunts that you’d have to go through to get the candy!
Do you keep all your Halloween decorations out all year or do you start decorating at a certain time ?
I have certain things that I keep out all year, but some of my more special pieces I wait to put out on October 1st.
Where do you buy your Halloween items?
I get most of my decorations from Michael’s, Jo-Ann’s, and Home Goods/TJ Maxx
Whats your favourite halloween movie/series?
In terms of horror, I really love the classic “Halloween” series with Michael Myers. I also love the Disney movie “Halloweentown” for something more light-hearted.
How is Halloween celebrated in the US?
Halloween is celebrated with decorations of course, costume parties, haunted attractions, and trick-or-treating for the kids.
Is it difficult finding Halloween decorations in your town/city?
Not usually, but it can get expensive. I usually wait for stores to have good sales.
What made you want to start a Halloween/horror/witch themed blog?
Honestly it was being inspired by other Halloween blogs I had discovered. It made me want to share my love for Halloween/spooky stuff too, but in my own way of course. I also wanted to showcase what Halloween season was like in New England!
What is important themes to you when you write posts?
Most of my posts have to do with haunted historical locations around New England, I try and make it so my readers can get a feel of what life was like for the people of that time period who resided in those places.
How much time do you spend of your day/week writing posts?
Unfortunately, I don’t have a set schedule right now. But a typical post can take me from anywhere between 2 days to a week depending on how long it is and how much time I can devote to it.
Can it sometimes be difficult for you to handle the fame by being a known Halloween persona?
I don’t consider myself famous by any means! I’m just a girl who loves Halloween and a blogger who writes about it for fun 🙂
Clothing / style
Where do you usually buy your clothes ?
I usually buy my clothes from Target, TJ Maxx, & Old Navy
What style of clothing do you like to buy?
I definitely have a more dark/sultry taste in clothing. Lots of black, (faux) leather, & lace.
Do you have any tips on where to find awesome Halloween clothing for the rest of us halloween addicts?
Definitely Etsy! There are so many amazing small shops that specialize in Halloween/Occult related clothing and accessories.
Do you wear Halloween/Horror styled clothes all year?
Not so much Horror related, but I do have some Halloween faves that I’ll wear all year.
Have you worked hard on your style?
Not really, though I do love shopping and putting outfits together!
Be sure to follow amber on her Instagram: Www.instagram.com/thenewenglandghoul
And her blog ! www.thenewenglandghoul.wordpress.com