Norwegian Beaster: Beaster Mourning!

Beaster!

Beaster morning , everyone!
Here in Norway , almost every holiday has some kind of crazy magic/witch related omens to them.
And this day is no different.

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As legend has it , if you were the first one to light a fire on that particular morning, you would be in danger of getting accused of being a witch or a sorcerer. And it would give you ABSOLUTE power and control over everyone else.And lets be honest. Back in the day , that was not the best thing that could happen.
Also , by lighting a fire this early , would make you a beacon for robbery! Evil entities would be drawn to the smoke , and ultimately steal your livestock.

In these modern days,  this is the day you get to eat your Beastereggs!!

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Happy Beaster!

Norwegian Beaster: Ghoul Friday AKA The Long Frightday!

Beaster!

What ever you do DO NOT FALL ASLEEP.
This is the night , the Witches come back from Blokksberg.
Can you imagine?
Layin there in your bed , as you hear a thousand cackling witches ,flying over your house?

But fear not!

To scare the witches off , you could light bonfires and shoot a few gun rounds into the sky. More noise , the better. This is said to be highly effective against the hangover Witches!

Also,To redeem yourself of any kind of sins you might have had , a easter spanker AKA påskeris , was just the thing you needed to get them all whipped out of your system!

Hope you all have a spooky Beaster,with lots of treats!

Norwegian Beaster: The Witches of Moandy Thursday!

Beaster!

Easter is an pagan holiday , goin waaay back .
In the olden days , this day was THE party day for witches!
People thought that on this day , all the Witches gathered up and went to Blokksberg, to meet with the Devil!
Blokksberg AKA Brocken is actually a REAL mountain in Germany, and is famous for its Witch sabbaths and gatherings!

If you did`nt remember to put a broom outside on this day, the witches would steal a cow or horse , as a tool of transportation. Even a human would do. So they could fly all the way to Blokksberg , to meet the Devil himself!
That`s right. They would STEAL your cattle if you did`nt provide them with a broom.

You could also protect your property from with placing out pieces of steel!
At your doors, in your bed , barns , EVERY WHERE!

In the southern parts of Norway, it was common to ring every church bell before the sunrise on Thursday morning . This would “kill” the witches magic and make them come down on the ground again. NO PARTY FOR THESE, WITCHES!

So remember to put out brooms, for your fellow Witches!

Our Neighbors in Sweden has a whole tradition of dressing up as Witches and go door to door asking for treats, same as we Norwegians do during Yulegoat.
Still , I wish we Norwegians could have adopted that tradition too!

I already have the outfit for it!

Happy Beaster to you all!

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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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

Halloween Queen: Emma AKA Spooky Astronauts !

Halloween Queens

Name: Emma / Spookyastronauts
Age: 29
From : Australia!
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Emma is the Horror Queen from Down under!
She has a Youtube channel where she talks and reviews all the greatest horror movies to over 21000 + fans!

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What made you love Halloween so strongly?

I’m a huge horror fan so I’ve always been interested in the idea of Halloween given it’s not really a thing in Australia.

How  did you  get into Halloween ?

From watching 90s horror films, they always show Halloween in such a glamorous way.


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

I try to watch 31 horror movies throughout October and of course carve a pumpkin!

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Can you remember which Halloween costume was your favourite one?

Last year I dressed up as Jessie from Gerald’s Game (The movie) and Mike Flanagan started following me on twitter because of it!!! It was an awesome moment for me.

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What does Halloween mean to you?

The night is very much the peak of all things spooky for the year, but for me horror is all year round. It’s nice that the rest of the world comes to the party at least once a year.

 

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

To be honest, I think American candy is awful! It’s very different to what we have in Australia. I prefer Cadbury chocolate or something fun like nerds! Not sure if any of that counts as Halloween candy!

What Halloween food and drinks are you most excited about?

Pumpkin spice lattes, I am a basic white girl at the end of the day.

When do you start shopping for Halloween ?

I look for cool halloween costumes all year around, but I actually prefer doing some light cosplay with your own clothes. Like this one of me as Susie from Suspiria (2018)

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What about  Halloween makes it your favorite holiday?

Horror movies of course! And Horror movies being released around this time.


Do you think it has any  negative sides to it?

Not really, it’s not widely celebrated in my country so we don’t have any adverse side effects.

What is the Favorite Halloween item you have?

Possibly some of my horror movie soundtracks that are great to play around this time of year, but otherwise I don’t own any memorabilia.

Do you still go trick or treating?

Never have!

Can you remember your first Halloween memory?

Dressing up as an angel when I was ten-years old for a party.

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

I try and get a few things around a week beforehand, but my filming room is always full of haunted items.

Where do you buy your Halloween items?

Online mostly, otherwise at cheap dollar stores.

Whats your favourite halloween movie/series?

Hocus Pocus is fun! Or A Nightmare Before Christmas!

How is Halloween celebrated  in Australia?

It isn’t really. It’s more used as a marketing tactic to get people to attend events, themed nights or parties.

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

You can always find things in cheaper stores, but we don’t have any of the well made items you see online.

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I am a professional videographer and I loved both Youtube and Horror so it made sense! I just posted a review not knowing really my intention and thought i’d give it a go for a few months. It ended up being the best hobby I ever started, and now has turned into a very small business!

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

I have been making videos for four years, but i’ve been obsessed with horror my whole life!

How much time do you spend of your day/week making videos?

The production and editing usually takes eight hours with two videos a week.
But the planning, scheduling, research and of course watching films to review takes anywhere between 10-30 hours a week!  

What do you think is the Best And worst about making Horror related Youtube videos?

Best thing is communicating with like minded people. Worst thing is when people take opinions too personally, there’s a lot of hate online and it’s over things that really aren’t that serious.

What advice do you have to other spooky people who wants to start a Youtube channel ?

Just do it! Stop waiting for the right time, the right equipment and set up… start today! You can only improve!!!
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Clothing / style

Where do you usually buy your clothes ?

Asos for my usually day to day, but for Horror merch I love Loudmouththreads and fright rags.

what style of clothing do you like to buy?

Streetwear

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

Follow brands you like on Instagram, they are always asking for feedback to what they should make next!

Do you wear Halloween/Horror styled clothes all year?

I wear XL black horror merch shirts daily! It’s my uniform when I’m at home.
I wear them like a dresses and I LOVE IT.
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Whats your favorite Halloween clothing /accessories/bags/shoes etc?

I do love wearing my fright rags socks! They are an awesome accessory, even if you are at home!
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Have you worked hard on your style?

Not really, I’m awful at dressing. I have a lot of body issues so I tend to shy away from that online.

*All photos by @spookyastronauts
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A big spooky thank you to Emma , for this interview!

Be sure to check out her spookymedias!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpookyastronautsYT

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/Spookyastronauts

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Spookyastronauts

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/astroemma

Halloween Queen: Nancy Wilke!

Halloween Queens

Name: Nancy Wilke
Age: 31
From : US


Nancy is an alternative model and horror addict!
She lives in Arizona , with her little Chihuahua , Cupcake!
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What made you love Halloween so strongly?

It’s the one time of year you can express yourself without constantly being judged, now I don’t care who judges what I wear or look like but in the beginning it was a way to express myself.

How did you get into Halloween ?

Probably from watching horror movies with my Dad and My Grandma.

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

Dress up as something different every single year because you’re never too old to dress up.
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Can you remember which Halloween costume was your favorite one?

When I was about 6 years old I was Wednesday Addams and I carried around a headless doll. That was probably my favorite so far.

What does Halloween mean to you?

Halloween means it’s a time to have fun, be whoever you want, and not think twice about it. Enjoy every second of that night and get into character of who you are and be anyone or anything you want.

Of all the amazing Halloween candy you can get now adays , what is your favorite?

I’m going to have to probably go with Reese’s. But I love all candy.

What Halloween food and drinks are you most excited about?

Anything pumpkin related!
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When do you start shopping for Halloween ?

All year round. I also like to dress up for my photos for Instagram or my calendar so one can never have too many costumes. Also Halloween decorations make for amazing home décor all year round.
( If you want her calendar , contact her on her Instagram)
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What about Halloween makes it your favorite holiday?

It’s just so much fun! Dressing up, going out, being with friends. I love all of it.

Do you think it has any negative sides to it?

Personally, no

What is the Favorite Halloween item you have?

My dog Cupcakes Halloween costume from lashed year when I was Harley Quinn and she was Batman .
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Do you still go trick or treating?

No, I do not but I do go to block parties or bars and there’s plenty of candy.

Can you remember your first Halloween memory?

My grandma made me a ballerina costume, I may have been about 4?

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

All year!

Where do you buy your Halloween items?

Everywhere from Target to Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, and Spirit.

Whats your favorite Halloween movie/series?

A Nightmare on Elm Street as far as horror movies but if I’m going to watch a movie on Halloween I watch Trick R Treat.
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How is Halloween celebrated in the US?

Little kids go trick or treating and as adults we tend to dress up and go bar hopping.

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

Not at all. There’s places that have them year round.

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Clothing / style

Where do you usually buy your clothes ?

Cavity Colors, Amazon, Forever 21, Hot Topic.

what style of clothing do you like to buy?
Usually very fitted tees, crop tops, slouchy tanks, over sized sweaters, leggings and knee high boots.

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

Cavity Colors 100%

Do you wear Halloween/Horror styled clothes all year?

Yes, the only time I can’t is when I’m at work.

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

My horror tanks mostly.

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Have you worked hard on your style?

Not really, it’s just sort of developed over the years and I finally found a style I love.
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A big spooky thank you to Nancy for the interview!

Be sure to check out her instagram: www.instagram.com/nancy.wilke

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