The most epic zombie content of 2012

clock Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 04:08PM
Zombies are expected to be one of the most popular themes at Halloween this year. Not only are they not an increasingly talked about genre within popular culture, they are also a very interesting theme for Halloween party goers to get their teeth into!

zombie invasionThe internet has appears to have succumbed to zombie fever too with a great range of zombie content that’s already gone live throughout 2012. Here are some of our favourite pieces of zombie content guaranteed to send chills down your spine with the spooky season a matter of weeks away...

Zombie Invasion


This innovative heat map is a really creative way of simulating an outbreak of a zombie apocalypse across the UK. The map is driven by years of zombie fancy dress sales data to determine the towns and cities that embrace the zombie theme best across the country. In order to keep away from the ‘brain buffet’ the site also gives users useful hints and tips to survive the zombie apocalypse – we particularly liked the running trainers idea, a great way to outsmart those dumb subhumans!

Meet Dead Zed


You woke up in the middle of a zombie apocalypse... The broadcast said that you’ll have to hold up for 40 days for the help to arrive. Time is your resource now! Try to gain some time by killing the undead. As Dead Zed you’ll shoot down zombies and carefully utilise other survivors in order to ensure you survival over the 40 day period. Well worth a go if you want something mindless to play at your office desk on a lunch break!

zombie-proof car

Is your car zombie-proof?


If the zombie apocalypse is inevitable you might need a car to try and escape! In order to avoid those brain dead cretins looking to suck the life out of you, you’ll need a durable getaway vehicle. This fantastic blog post highlights some of the zombie-proof vehicles you could buy to ensure your survival. Whether you’re just looking to survive or you fancy playing the role of zombie hunter there is sure to be a vehicle that takes your fancy in this list!

How to despatch the waking dead


As part of an in-depth guide to the potential zombie apocalypse, this article provides a list of the very best weapons to use to keep those baying blood suckers from your front door! Weapons from hatchets and machetes to axes and hand guns are all reviewed for their effectiveness against the threat of a zombie. What’s your favourite zombie killing weapon of choice?

Zombie outbreak in New York City


In an experiment to see just how the people of New York would react to an outbreak of zombies in the Big Apple, a collective of zombie fanatics got together to put together this hilarious video:




The All Fancy Dress Halloween awards - ‘best Halloween make-up tutorial’

clock Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 11:34AM

Best Halloween Make-Up Tutorial

Halloween Website Awards

 

Getting yourself ready for Halloween is one of the most important costume moments of the year and we always get questions from our visitors as to how to use the make-up. Getting your make-up right is one of the essential elements of any outfit and we have collected our favourite resources for those DIY make-up artists. Below are the best Halloween tutorials and sites we have found with some individual tutorials and others entire sites dedicated to the subject.

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letzmakeup.com


A great resource for those looking to do their own make-up but the Halloween tutorials are what really captured our imagination. Created by Siobhan McDonnell this site is an absolute must for anyone with any make-up requirements but the recent homemade blood tutorial is one of the best online. Check out the YouTube channel and also find her on Twitter too. Get inspiration and also some really good step by step tutorials - our favourite go to resource.

 - Make-up ideas and tutorials

 - YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/user/letzmakeup

 - Follow on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/LetzMakeup

 - Also discuss make-up with Siobhan on Twitter

 

 


 

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gemfatale.blogspot.co.uk

Gem Fatale's blog is predominantly a fashion and style blog showing her changing outfits during the year. However we thoroughly enjoyed her DIY Zombie make-up tutorial which is one of the best we have seen and she has done a great YouTube video making it very easy for anyone to follow. Looking for a zombie make-up tutorial? Then this is a great place to start.

misschievous.tv

A brilliant resource for those looking for make-up tutorials on everything from celebrity fahion to beauty products and giveaways. But what really captures our fancy every year though is the great selection of Halloween tutorials she creates every October. From Pirate Halloween looks to more general costume makeovers it is a great place to get ideas and full tutorials. Highly recommended.

makeupbyrisa.blogspot.co.uk

Makeupbyrisa is a great resource for aspiring make-up artists and is jammed full of ideas and fashion photography for even the most obsessed fan but what really caught our attention was her YouTube channel. Check out the Demoness Halloween make-up tutorial which originally caught our eye which is perfect for those trying to find a Halloween look. Check out the great wealth of video's at her YouTube channel at MakeUpByRisa.

sokolum.com

Again another great blog for those looking for make-up ideas and offers great quality tutorials especially considering the owner is a make-up artist herself. Every year she devotes a great selection of her time to Halloween tutorials during October. Last years Evil Halloween Clown tutorial stuck in our minds as one of the best from last year and a hugely recommended read. Highly stylish and packed with inspirational looks this is a great place to get some different ideas.

 

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The All Fancy Dress Halloween awards - ‘best Halloween craft website’

clock Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 11:10AM

Best Halloween Craft Website

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Something that is often missed at Halloween are those creative additions to the house that really set special occasions apart from other times of the year. Where would Christmas be without trees and decorations? The same can be said for Halloween with a growing emphasis on accessorising our houses and costumes. We are huge fans of Halloween and have collected our favourite websites below to help you with those tricky Halloween occasions. Want to create spooky decorations? Need an extra party theme idea? Then the below sites are great!

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halloweenmonsterlist.info 

 

An absolutely monster selection of how to guides to help people plan their Halloween with costume and decoration guides - if you can't find it here then is probably doesn't exist. It is almost impossible for someone planning a Halloween party to read this page without getting idea after idea. Also popular ideas have multiple tutorials so you can pick and choose the one you like the best. A huge and slightly daunting resource but one of the first things you should bookmark when deciding to have a party.

 - Lots of great creepy crafts

 - Decorations that would fit into the most haunted of houses

 - The perfect Halloween party resource

 

 


 

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halloweenhowl.com

If you are thinking of having any Halloween celebrations this October then HalloweenHowl.com is a must. The site is dedicated to helping with those Halloween occasions and has every possible activity covered from outfits to food and decorations. The Halloween crafts and decoration section however included some great guides which is why it deserves to win here. Simple instructions, good ideas and some great crafts to do with you kids at Halloween. A hugely valuable resource for Halloween addicts.

halloweenalliance.com

A Halloween focused website we have been aware of for some time which includes some great guides for all your Halloween needs. One of the strongest areas of the site however is the Halloween decorations section with a vast array of content and themes to get your teeth into. Need to know how to decorate your house? Then look no further as everything you will need is discussed. The ornament and prop section is one of our favourites and is great for getting all sorts of ideas but don't get too carried away! A great resource and highly recommended.

halloweenmania.co.uk

Another great Halloween focused website that has loads of information from trick or treating to the history of Halloween. The one area we have returned to time and again is the Halloween decorations areas with more ideas then you can shake a stick at. They have some really cool designs from bat clothes peg's and spider decorations to origami and Halloween knitting patterns. Our personal favourite though are the ghost decorations that are so simple but still really effective. A must when planning a Halloween party!

halloweenishere.com

A great go to resource if you are looking to add some spooky decorations to a Halloween gathering. Sadly no images but some great ideas and resources with easy to follow step by step instructions helping you create some really cool Halloween decor. The site additionally has a huge selection of Halloween resources including recipes, games and stories making this another great overall Halloween resource.

 

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The All Fancy Dress Halloween awards - ‘best Halloween costume guides’

clock Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 10:52AM

Best Halloween Costume Guides

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Getting the right costume at Halloween is essential and we know this as well as anyone. For some creating a costume from scratch or adding to a costume with your own additions are all part of the fun for Halloween and we couldn't agree more! Halloween is one of the most creative times of the year so we have turned our expert costume knowledge towards the internet and selected our favourite costume guides from across the web.

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halloween-online.com


One of the best Halloween websites around with a huge range of content throughout the site from decorations and games to pumpkin carving and recipes. One of the sites strongest areas however are the costume guides that are full of hints and tips enough to satisfy even the most devout of Halloween fanatics. A great site and an essential at Halloween.

 - Costume ideas

 - Images

 - Instructions

 


 

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costumepage.org

Looking for a webpage with all the best costume guides across the web? Then look no further - this is what you have been looking for. Great for those studying costumes or professionally involved in costume creation. Additionally the Halloween section is brilliant with a great selection of DIY links and ideas. Gives you ideas and also giving the detail required to create. Well worth a bookmark.

costumeideazone.com

Need some costume ideas? Then look no further this site as it's full of ideas and costumes submitted by community members. Each submission includes a quick guide and advice when creating the outfit so it's a brilliant place to start. The site includes a huge wealth of content so you'll never be stuck for something to find.

thehalloweenday.com

The Halloween Day includes loads of resources for those creating their own costume - easy to follow step by step instructions and a huge range make this a great resource. The site also includes popular Halloween recipes, songs, movies and crafts to make any Halloween extremely busy. A visit here is recommended.

costumersguide.com

Looking for a thorough costume guide or for ideas for this Halloween? Then visit this site as it has a huge list of some of the best costume guides around with a treasure trove of great ideas with easy to follow instructions and images. Dedicated to movie costumes but great for Halloween, another great site to bookmark.

 

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The All Fancy Dress Halloween awards - ‘best Halloween story collection’

clock Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 02:37PM

Best Halloween Story Collection

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There is no better time of year then Halloween for telling ghost stories around a fire or in the middle of the evening. We at allfancydress.com love a spooky story or two at Halloween and we have collected our favourite sites and stories for you to read.

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frightbytes.com


A spooky site that's great for adults and kids alike. Lots of scary stories to repeat at Halloween and much more to enjoy online with interactive horror stories and virtual haunted houses. The site has some great content including a history of Halloween, superstitions and omens to add colour to any Halloween occasion.

 - Interactive horror stories and virtual haunts

 - Games, stories and much more

 


 

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theshadowlands.net

A scary place indeed - over 16,800 real ghost stories which will send chills down your spine. Content includes haunted places, ghost hunting, articles and advice as well as a huge collection of true stories. Also send in your own stories if you have had any spooky experiences. A great place for anyone interested in ghosts to visit.

yourghoststories.com

Another great site where people can add their own paranormal experiences. Read through famous hauntings, real life ghost stories and some great articles. What we especially like though is the collection of images and video's which really add to the weight of chilling content. A great site to read at Halloween and get you in the spooky spirit. Highly recommended for anyone interested in ghost and ghouls.

ghostsandstories.com

Beware - a very scary site with some great content! This website is dedicated to ghosts with stories, movies, videos and much more making it a truly spine chilling website. Fancy listening to some real EVP recordings of ghosts? Then here is the place and it's not recommended for the faint hearted as some of it is genuinely very creepy. A great and hugely fun site to visit.

trueghosttales.com

Includes a nice collection of ghost stories with over 200 within the archive which are great to remember and share at Halloween. What really caught our attention though with this site was the sheer range of content available which ranges from paranormal investigations and poltergeists to tarot cards and vampires. A great place to go if you need a scare or two and also for those interested with a wealth of information easily available.

 

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The All Fancy Dress Halloween awards - 'spookiest Halloween website'

clock Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 02:28PM

Spookiest Halloween Website

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Halloween is the perfect time of the year for giving your friends and family a fright and these websites below have been nominated for their frightening content that is spookily addictive! If you have a head for gore and guts then these websites will be right up your street. Just make sure that you've got the stomach for it!

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dreadcentral.com


Undoubtedly the most popular spooky horror site on the internet, with over 27,000 Facebook fans, Dread Central is a fantastic resource for finding scary reviews of films and books as well as an active message board for horror fanatics. The site includes a collection of videos and podcasts from experts and well known figures.

You can also keep track of events and festivals that bring to life the horror genre!

- Film reviews

- Forums

- Scary videos

 

 

 


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bloody-disgusting.com

Self-proclaimed as the 'best in world horror', Bloody Disgusting is one of the most in-depth horror websites on the internet, with interviews, reviews, exclusives and expert editorials on everything to do with the horror genre. Its extensive horror community is also one of its major plus points, along with interesting user-generated content.

screamfest.co.uk

The UK's number-one horror website, ScreamFest contains an excellent selection of features, news and reviews of the latest horror movies, books and memorabilia to hit our shelves. The site also encourages content from other horror fans across the globe so don't be shy, get involved!

screamhorror.com

Highly regarded as Britain's premier horror magazine, SCREAM is a bi-monthly publication and one of the finest sources for horror movies, on-set exclusives, celebrity interviews, horror games, photography and much more. SCREAM also gets involved with a number of high profile horror film festivals across the UK and we salute their dedication to the genre!

hellosidney.com

A fantastic site dedicated to the haunting film series, Scream, Hello Sidney gives users all they need to know regarding this successful brand. Connect with like-minded Scream fans using the site's chat and forum functions to keep your finger on the pulse!

 

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The All Fancy Dress Halloween awards - ‘best Halloween recipes'

clock Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 02:21PM

Best Halloween Recipes

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Are you hosting your own Halloween party this year? Looking for a little creative inspiration in the kitchen? These websites nominated below have been chosen for their ingenuity with some fantastic Halloween food recipes to add to your Halloween cookbook. Ideal if you are looking to bring the magic of the spooky season alive for your kids or to simply make this year one to remember - what are you waiting for? Get cooking!

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halloweenkitchen.com


The essential Halloween cooking resource, these traditional Halloween treats make for an exceptional night's entertainment at your Halloween party. Not only do they taste great each recipe also has a fantastically apt Halloween name to add further excitement!

Even if you are cooking novice this site is ideal, with each recipe including pictures of the actual treat as it is being prepared - how can you possibly go wrong?! Make your own Halloween treats today and this site will guarantee you have a bewitching spooky season.


- Recipes

- Pictoral guides

- Cooking tips

 

 


 

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365halloween.com

Here is a website that appreciates Halloween food is all about the visual appeal! 365Halloween contains a raft of Halloween recipes complete with pictures to ensure you are on the right lines. Many of these recipes are from their own unique collection of goodies, but the site also invites users to add recipes to their list too!

halloweenrecipes.org.uk

Another website that pays great attention to detail in its Halloween food recipes. For those unsure how to prepare these kinds of creative concoctions, Halloween Recipes provides step-by-step procedures on how to prepare them and having them looking great for your party guests. The site also lists fifty of the most common Halloween recipes for you to consider or even put your own twist on!

hungryhalloween.com

The newest Halloween cookbook blog, this innovative site provides a host of Halloween recipes, decorations and party ideas to guarantee your spooky party goes off with a bang! The recipes include some fantastic pictures and you cannot fail to be inspired by some of these extra special creations.

paranormalinferno.blogspot.co.uk

While every man and his dog concerns themselves with what costumes to wear, Paranormal Inferno is a blog dedicated to its favourite Halloween recipes. This year there is a running theme of Halloween themed cupcake recipes for you to bake and enjoy whilst sitting through marathons of scary Halloween movies with friends and family!

 

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The All Fancy Dress Halloween awards - ‘best pumpkin carving website’

clock Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 02:12PM

Best Pumpkin Carving Website

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Nowadays pumpkin carving has become a fun-filled ritual for many families across the globe at Halloween. Not only are they a great way of transforming the atmosphere of your living room, they are also a great window decoration for trick or treaters to see on their way around the neighbourhood! These selected websites offer great tips for pumpkin carving with some really unique designs and creations too!

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pumpkingutter.com


This man is an absolute magician when it comes to pumpkin carving. Artist, Scott Cummins from Texas, USA has used Pumpkin Gutter as a means of featuring a gallery of his very best pumpkin carvings and boy are they impressive!

Scott is able to sculpt into the rind of the pumpkin to create a host of three-dimensional effects that look out of this world. The site contains a collection of carving tutorials to help you improve your own carving technique, as well as time-lapse videos of his own carvings.


- Carving tutorials

- Image gallery

- Videos

 

 


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zombiepumpkins.com

Featured on a raft of successful websites including the BBC, This Old House and Woman's Day, Zombie Pumpkins is one of the best pumpkin carving sites online, with a unique selection of carving patterns available for you to use to bring your own pumpkins to life. Thes designs range from movie monsters and cult favourites to traditional scary faces, with patterns available for beginners through to carving veterans.

extremepumpkins.com

Self-described as "pumpkin carving at its wildest", Extreme Pumpkins not only shows complete beginners how to carve their first Halloween pumpkins, it also offers a fantastic range of wonderfully wacky designs to help your pumpkin stand out from the crowd. The site also includes a carving contest which allows users to send in images of their most outrageous efforts!

pumpkinlady.com

For over 14 years 'The Pumpkin Lady' has been designing original pumpkin carving patterns for Halloween party goers to create the ideal table masterpiece. The site contains 15 categories of patterns for users to choose from, each with their own step-by-step guides to ensure beginners too can make the most of these fantastic downloadable prints.

pumpkinpile.com

An interesting blog written by a 'Pumpkin Carving Guru' with 26 years of experience carving these great vegetables at Halloween. The guru has released hundreds of high quality pumpkin patterns to the masses, having initially been forced to create a unique pumpkin for his son modelled on his favourite cartoon character!

 

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The All Fancy Dress Halloween awards - ‘best Halloween website’

clock Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 12:00PM

Best Halloween Website

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If you are looking for a one-stop shop for all Halloween goodies that you, your friends and family can enjoy then this is the award to keep an eye on. These nominated sites are selected for their extensive library of Halloween themed information, with useful guides and 'How to' articles to bring something different to your Halloween celebrations.

Winner

halloweenalliance.com


This unrivalled network for Halloween lovers was originally supported by a national US magazine called 'Happy Halloween' but is now a successful informational website in its own right! With many talented writers giving up their Halloween secrets with fun-filled 'How to' guides, users can be sure to have a fantastic time on October 31st.

Halloween Alliance also invites users to subscribe to their free online newsletter, HallowZeen, which also provides additional useful tips on hosting fantastic Halloween parties and any other interesting tidbits they wish to share!


- 'How to' guides

- HallowZeen

- Spooky stories

 

 


Nominees

halloweenlove.com

Part of the Halloween Love Network, this highly active blog comes alive in October with a great range of articles and competitions that are perfect for party goers at Halloween. The blog contains a number of interesting videos, including teaser trailers for upcoming computer games, films and more. One to watch over the coming weeks!

halloweenerrific.co.uk

A highly recommended site to visit for Halloween inspiration. The site contains plenty of hints and tips to enhance your Halloween enjoyment this month, from Halloween-themed games and tricks to Halloween-themed food and drink ideas that are perfect for your house party. This site truly is 'Halloween 365 days a year!'

halloween-website.com

A great site for those looking to peruse costume, decorating and party ideas for Halloween. The volume of content within the site is extremly impressive with historial, recipes, safety tips, trivia and urban legands with all havng their own section. The site also has a great selection of scary Halloween stories to help set the tone for your festive gatherings. A great site to read in the build up to Halloween.

halloweenfun.net

Published by Barbara J. Feldman, a syndicated newspaper columnist and online blogger, Halloween Fun has exploded into life with a great range of inspirational ideas to add colour to your Halloween celebrations. From crafts and costumes to Halloween make-up and pumpkin designs, you can 'get the fun' thanks to this popular holiday site.

 

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The All Fancy Dress Halloween awards - ‘best ghost website’

clock Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 11:17AM

Best Ghost Website

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Looking for the best ghost resources? Need that extra spooky site to help you prepare for your Halloween party? Ghost have been an essential element in folklore from the Egytians to modern films so we have collected our favourite resources and the most ghostly sites across the web to help you with your Halloween preperations.

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ghoststudy.com


Ghost Study is the most extensive free ghost photo website on the internet, with an enormous archive of articles and photobooks for ghost fanatics to devour. Make note of their useful ghost hunting tips if you're truly scared at Halloween or view the site's popular ghost cams to get your spooky fix!

The site also includes a thriving message board community where users can share true ghost stories, reveal haunted places and discuss other supernatural topics such as UFOs and out-of-body experiences!

- Ghost cams

- Ghost pictures

- Ghost stories

 


 

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yourghoststories.com

The #1 online resource for real ghost experiences, haunted places, psychics and the study of the paranormal and spirituality. If you have a story of your own or you enjoy reading the experiences of others then this is the website for you!

paranormalstories.blogspot.co.uk

A popular ghost story blog, the owner reveals they have seven years' worth of knowledge on the subject of paranormal experiences. The blogger's love for the horror genre and awareness of haunted locations, UFOs and more make it a very interesting read.

ghosthaunts.com

One of the oldest websites dedicated to ghosts and haunted places, Ghost Haunts has been online since 1999 and remains one of the most extensive libraries of ghost-related articles, along with a great collection of videos, pictures and real-life stories.

ghostvillage.com

Ghost Village is another well-established site, live since 1999, dedicated to providing insightful ghost research, evidence and discussion from experts and fanatics from all over the world. The site welcomes all viewpoints from the sceptics to the steadfast believers!

 

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