Halloween Queen: HalloweenHead13 !

Halloween Queens

Name: Callie Jo
Age: 27
From : Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA

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Callie Jo is the amazing Ghoul behind the blog HalloweenHead13 , 
where She shares the most brilliant  Halloween ideas , for every season!

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What made you love Halloween so strongly?

I’ve always loved Halloween, even as a child. I feel like in my adult years, I’ve
embraced it even more so to be able to tap into that feeling of mystical wonder I
felt about it as a kid. I’ve also always been a bit of a weirdo and into scary
things,ghost, folklore and mystery and Halloween is a night that celebrates it all.

How did you get into Halloween ?

Looking back, I blame Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas for my
obsession. When I first saw the movie, I was about 6 years old and I watched it
constantly. I would showcase my skills and knowledge of the movie by performing
the songs from it to my family members on a grassy knoll behind my grandma’s
house (I wish there were camera phones back then to capture that!). I also had
parents that made the holidays so much fun! We kept traditions such as carving
jack-o-lanterns, decorating the house, and trick-or-treating. Even as I got too old
for trick-or-treating, I distinctly remember my dad taking me to the video rental
store on Halloween night to help me pick out something scary to watch so I could
still feel the Halloween spirit (we picked out a Twilight Zone movie which was
pretty freaky).

What is your favorite things to do on/around Halloween ?

I love Halloween crafts! That is one of the reasons why I started my blog,
Halloween Head. I noticed there was an amazing Halloween community online
who would embrace some of my silly DIY’s so I decided to go for it! But I love
watching scary movies, going to Halloween concerts, and throwing parties! I wish I
could to Salem every year on Halloween though (I went in 2017), and I encourage
everyone to go experience Salem on Halloween! It’s an absolute blast.

Can you remember which Halloween costume was your favorite one?

Oh yes! In 2001, I was Josie McCoy from the Josie and the Pussycats movie that
featured Rachael Leigh Cook, Rosario Dawson ad Tara Reid. I felt like a total
rock star in my pink leather bell bottom pants, mesh leopard blouse and cat ears
and tail. To top of my look, I had my dad’s acoustic guitar (this was before I
learned how to play the guitar) strapped to my back as I went to door-to-door
seeking candy.
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What does Halloween mean to you?

Halloween is a lifestyle that celebrates the odd and unusual, the unexplainable,
life and death, beginnings and ends, childhood wonder, a time to make and create
and of course, all things spooky. It means all of these things to me!

Of all the amazing Halloween candy you can get now adays , what is your
favorite? ( Old Classics/ New style candy etc )

Can’t go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter – Reese’s will always be a
favorite. I also love Pay Day bars (thank goodness I’m not allergic to peanuts!).
What Halloween food and drinks are you most excited about?
I really enjoy baking and when Halloween comes around I love to bake with
pumpkin!

When do you start shopping for Halloween ?

I don’t think I ever really stop!

What about Halloween makes it your favorite holiday?

It’s also the only holiday with an emphasis on what you wear and self-expression
– and I love dressing up as a form of art!

Do you think it has any negative sides to it?

It only comes once a year (so that’s why we need bloggers, YouTubers, and
content creators to keep the spirit alive all yes!)

What is the Favorite Halloween item you have?

Definitely my beloved blow mold scarecrow I have inherited from my parents
named, Jack!

Do you still go trick or treating?

I’m a bit too old for that now (I do hope that one day I can take my fictional child
trick-or-treating and can vicariously live through them and show them how much
fun Halloween is!) – but I do love to hand out candy and toys for trick-or-treaters at
my house.

Can you remember your first Halloween memory?

I remember having to dress up as a fluffy bunny (my grandma made me my
costume) and I hated it. Not the best first Halloween memory, but I remember it!

Do you keep all your Halloween decorations out all year or do you start decorating
at a certain time ?

I officially pull out all of my Halloween decor totes on September 1 each year – but
I do keep several Halloween knick-knacks around the house all year long such as
my Johanna Parker mugs, some animal skulls and some fun signs and artwork.

Where do you buy your Halloween items?

I love to look for vintage and unusual items at flea markets, thrift stores and estate
sales.
But I also always check out At Home, Target, Wal-Mart, Old Time Pottery and
Kirklans every year!

Whats your favourite halloween movie/series?

I’d have to go with:
1. Hocus Pocus
2. Trick’r Treat
3. Rocky Horror Picture Show

How is Halloween celebrated in the US?

Halloween night was a big deal in my neighborhood growing up – everyone dressed up,
went trick—or-treating door to door, but lately it’s changed a lot.
It seems like most kids celebrate the event at church gatherings or carnivals and there
are less trick-or-treaters each year. I’ve also noticed less people decorate their homes for
the holiday which makes me sad.
For adults, we usually go to or host parties or go to haunted attractions or concerts!

Is it difficult finding Halloween decorations in your town/city?

I’m thankful that I’ve never had a difficult time finding decorations. I always wish
more stores kept them in stock year-round, but most stores begin stocking
items as soon as kids go back to school in the fall.
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Blog
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What made you want to start a Halloween themed Blog?

I kept seeing other great bloggers and content creators like you (Norwegian Halloween), Spooky Little Halloween, Halloween Happy and such and it inspired me. It looked like so much fun and I wanted to share my love of Halloween as another creative outlet. I tried other blog topics in the past, but this one took off because Halloween people are the best people!

How has the journey to get where you are today been?

It has been surprising! I started my blog in June of 2018 and really didn’t expect much of it. I thought, if people look at it great and if not it was worth a try! I really did not think I would gain any followers or make friends – but I have done exactly that! It’s been such a great experience to embrace the weird and spooky with other like minded folks.

What is important themes to when writing blog posts ?

I’m still a fairly new blogger (less than a year) and I’m still testing and learning what themes are important. I think it’s definitely important to add some sort of unique theme that special to you and I think fashion is mine because I love clothes – so visitors get a taste of spooky recipes, DIYs, stories and some outfit ideas!

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How much time do you spend of your day/week writing /editing posts for your blog?

It has been different depending on the seasons. The months leading up to Halloween I was planning things in advance and drafting things for a few hours a week on my lunch breaks and on weekends. I’d say I spend 3 hours or so during the less busy times. I do hit ruts sometimes where I’m working to find inspiration and I’m trying to get better at planning a year in advance. I can’t wait to plan for my one year bloggiversary this year!

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Clothing / style

Where do you usually buy your clothes ?

H&M and Maurice’s are my favorite stores but I also love to shop at thrift stores
for unique finds!

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what style of clothing do you like to buy?

feel like my style for the day is based on my mood. Sometimes it’s moody and
edgy, sometimes it’s retro and bright. My closet is literally a sea of possibilties.

Do you have any tips on where to find awesome Halloween clothing for the rest of us Halloween addicts?

Some of my favorite Halloween shops online are Ghoul Babe (on Shop Envy),
Creepy Co. and Cavity Colors.

Do you wear Halloween/Horror styled clothes all year?

I always add a splash of spooky into an outfit every week. It might be in the
form of a creepy necklace or earrings or it’s my enamel buttons on a my coat.
The Halloween freak in me flies her flag all year!

Whats your favorite Halloween clothing /accessories/bags/shoes etc?

I love Halloween pins and jewelry! It’s something subtle that can be worn all
year and worn in various ways!

Have you worked hard on your style?

Not really – I’ve always loved clothes and fashion in general. I’ve definitely had
many phases of weird fashion I have been into throughout the years (don’t ask
me about my middle school punk-rock-spiked-collar-emo phase)…Style should
really be what makes you comfortable and feel good! And to each their own! I
really appreciate clothes and the many ways we can wear them and how
different we all are with how exactly we wear something. Your style is your art!

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A big spooky thank you to Callie Jo for this interview!

Don`t forget to check out her social medias! :

Blog: https://halloweenhead13.wordpress.com/
Instagram: https://instagram.com/halloweenhead13 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HalloweenHead13

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