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

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

Best Pumpkin Carving Website

Halloween Website Awards

 

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!

Winner

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

 

 


Nominees

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

Halloween Website Awards

 

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

Halloween Website Awards

 

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.

Winner

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

 


 

Nominees

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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The All Fancy Dress Halloween awards - 'best vampire website'

clock Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 09:45AM

Best Vampire Website

Halloween Website Awards

 

Vampires have long been an important part of popular culture - beginning with Count Dracula in Bram Stoker's masterpiece written in 1897 all the way to modern TV programmes and films such as The Vampire Diaries and Twilight. Considering how essential they are to any Halloween occasion we’ve collected our favourite and the most blood sucklingly good vampire sites the web has to offer!

Winner

 

vampires.com


The essential vampire resource. Great for keeping up to date with the latest news on popular Vampire Films and TV programmes as well as the latest books and reviews. Also includes a rather handy vampire timeline showing the history of vampires in popular culture.

Need to know when to mount the garlic, holy water and crosses? This site has all the latest vampire news, as well as event coverage of meetings from various vampire associations!

- Vampire books

- Historical timeline

- Vampire diaries

 

 

 


Nominees

http://www.vampirelibrary.com/

A leading resource for readers of vampire fiction, literature and non-fiction books, Vampire Library is a fantastic site for those wishing to discover new vampire books to read or those completely new to the genre. The site also runs regular book giveaways for its regular users.

http://www.vampyres-online.com/index2.html

An unrivalled database of vampire movies, this site informs users of newly added movies to the database and includes all the information you need on each fantastic film, including the cast and film summary. Ideal if you are looking for some scary movies to watch at Halloween.

http://www.vampire-diaries.net/

Vampire Diaries has been "feeding your bloodlust since 2009" with its excellent selection of interviews, reviews and comments on everything vamp related. The site also includes great snippets of television shows citing various tidbits of vampire news.

http://www.lovevampires.com/

Love Vampires is a great new website dedicated to the vampire genre and the mythical urban fantasy fiction. The site offers informative book reviews about not just the latest vampire book releases but the old classics too. Make yourself at home and give it a read!

 

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

clock Monday, October 8, 2012 at 10:44AM

Best Witch Website

Halloween Website Awards

 

Witches, symbolised by their pointy black hats, broom sticks, and cauldrons have long been a feature of Halloween. With that in mind, we’ve sort to bring you a collection of the most bewitching sites that the web has to offer!

Winner

witches.net

With all the info you could ever wish for regarding  magic, recipes, famous witches and books, witches.net truly deserves the title of ‘best witch website’ winner!

Ever wondered where the world's witches are actually located? Witches.net provides an up-to-date list of sighted witches in all corners of the globe! Make friends and family laugh with the latest witch jokes or learn more about the history of Witchcraft, this site has it all!

- Magic spells

- Recipes

- Books

 

 


 

Nominees

witch-blog.com

Lyn Thurman’s blog is fantastic resource dedicated to all things  magical, paranormal and unexplainable. Lyn has a considerable addiction to tarot cards and is known for her intuitive readings. Throughout October she will be featuring a number of amazing witches as part of a Halloween special.

writingasilverbroomstick.wordpress.com

As Sam puts it, her blog contains: “A Little writing, a little witchery...nothing like it!” Sam is an English university student who enjoys fantasy novels and young adult fiction - a fascinating read.

hecatescauldron.org

Hecate’s Cauldron contains a wealth of information about the world of mystery and magic. Hecate has been practising Paganism and Witchcraft for a number of years and has now earned the title of High Priestess in the highest level of the Wiccan tradition!

magicalmom.net

A great blog for anyone interested in finding out more about witches. The blog owner, Shauna (aka Stardustt Moonsilver) cites her interests as the study of medicine and her spiritual path which make for very interesting reading.

 

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

clock Monday, October 8, 2012 at 10:29AM

Best Zombie Website

Halloween Website Awards

 

Zombies are always a classic choice for Halloween, whether it be dressing up as one of these gruesome creatures or watching a terrifying zombie horror flick. We’ve roamed the internet to bring you the best zombie websites out there. So whether you want to find out about their history or learn how to survive an attack, the resources listed below will help you to uncover everything you need to know about the walking dead.

Winner

zombiezonenews.com

An incredible zombie resource bringing you all the latest zombie news and events, as well as a comprehensive list of movie and book reviews. The site also invites user-generated book reviews from throughout the zombie community.

The site also includes an active forum for zombie fanatics to interact and should be anyone's first port of call for insightful comment and analysis on the latest zombie news.

  1. - Latest Zombienews from films, TV, books, comics and games
  2. - Extensive Zombie movie list
  3. - Community section including a forum

 

 

 

Nominees

zombiepop.com

Your one-stop-shop for zombie culture including fashion, art, news, music and books. The site plans for the 'upcoming' zombie apocalypse to its readers, as well as pointing out some of the most interesting pieces of zombie fiction to read.

allthingszombie.com

allthingzobie.com is your comprehensive guide to the zombie world. The website includes a raft of interviews and features from leading figures in the zombie research community, as well as the biggest and best zombie-related games and downloads for your pleasure.

zombiehub.com

Offers a wealth of zombie related information as well as vital advice for surviving a zombie attack! The site has been designed with the growing zombie fanatic community in mind, keeping its users informed of current events and updates from within the zombie network.

www.zombierama.com

zombierama.com is the perfect site for all zombie fanatics. The site contains a number of useful links to zombie games, zombie-related movies, trivia and much more.

 

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The All Fancy Dress Halloween awards - ‘most creative Halloween costume’

clock Monday, October 8, 2012 at 10:10AM

Most Creative Halloween Costume

Halloween Website Awards

 

At www.allfancydress.com we like to think that we know a thing or two about Halloween costumes. With that said, we were incredibly impressed with the array of home-made outfits that we discovered on your blogs and websites. Here’s a list of our top picks from our ‘most creative Halloween costume’ category, including this year’s winner!

 

Winner

whatiwore.tumblr.com

Our winner is Jessica Quirk for her inventive home-made hambugler outfit posted on her blog ‘What I Wore’ – Congratulations!

What I Wore is Jessica's personal style blog, designed to give inspiration to the fashion conscious masses with styling tips for the following:

- Work outfits
- Casual clothes
- Party ensembles


The success of What I Wore has seen Jessica bring out her own book, a veritable how-to manual for outfit ideas for all four seasons.

Jessica is also very big on social media, so be sure to visit her website and follow her social media channels to keep up to date with the latest trends!


 

 

Nominees

emmabradshaw.blogspot.co.uk

Check out this brilliant, home-made kids Gruffalo costume. It was posted by Emma Bradshaw on her blog ‘bradshaw & sons’ and made by her friend Jenny. Emma is a marketing manager for a wildlife conservation charity by day but her successful blog features a fun-packed range of articles relating to family activities and adventures, nature and wildlife, crafty ideas and recipes, photography, family life and holiday stories.

www.rookno17.com

Arguably one of the cutest Halloween costumes you’re ever likely to see. On her blog Rook No.17. Jenn Erickson shares a great pic of a child’s hot air balloon costume, made by her friend Maureen. This blog is a veritable playground for inspirational ideas for creative living and is well worth a visit.

sewwhatshappening.blogspot.co.uk

Following last year’s unforgettable Royal Wedding, we just had to mention this fantastic William and Kate couples costume made by Christie and posted on her blog, ‘Sew What’s Happening’. Christie clearly loves anything craft related and has turned her hand to a number of hilarious fancy dress costumes that you can view on her blog.

www.funcheaporfree.com

Sneaking into our final runners up position, we have a great set of family bank robbers outfits created by Jordan Page and posted on her ‘fun cheap or free blog’. A stay-at-home mother, Jordan's blog is designed to share her money-saving expertise amid her manic household with young kids and a busy entrpreneur husband - hats off to you, Jordan!

 

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The most gruesome Halloween make-up ideas for 2012

clock Friday, October 5, 2012 at 03:05PM
The beauty of Halloween is that you can dress up in so many different bone-chilling ways. If you are looking to compete with friends and family as the best-dressed Halloween party goer this year then you may need some inspiration to help you design your own unique gruesome look.

You don’t have to be a make-up artist or professional designer to come up with a garish look. If you are prepared to get your hands dirty here are a few of the most popular Halloween make-up ideas for this year.

Corpse Bride



Modelled on Tim Burton’s successful Corpse Bride dark stop motion animation masterpiece, this make-up artist provides a step-by-step guide to transforming your face into a horrific woman scorned who rises from the grave.

Hungry Zombie



This super easy make-up tutorial shows how you can give yourself a complete zombie make-over from the comfort of your bedroom! Just by following this video you’ll be sure to look like an extra from the zombie apocalypse!

Killer Clown



An undeniably creepy yet popular look for Halloween this year is set to be the Killer Clown face. Reminiscent of the menacing Pennywise from Stephen King’s cult classic, ‘It’, this clown face is guaranteed to give your friends sleepless nights.

The Exorcist



Arguably one of the most harrowing scary movies of all time, the thought of The Exorcist is enough to send shivers down the spine of the most hardened Halloween fanatic. This particular look is modelled on the film’s central character, Regan, with her decaying face also a good starting point if you wish to look like a zombie.

Pinhead



This has to be one of the most fascinating Halloween costumes of all time! A wonderfully gory outfit designed on Pinhead from scary thriller, Hellraiser, this particular look involves the use of liquid latex and a skull cap to complete his unforgettable creepy bald expression.

Beetlejuice



Inspired by the successful 80’s comedy horror film, Beetlejuice, this bio-exorcist ghost look is one that is sure to go down well with ladies this year.

Skeleton



Skull and skeleton make-up for Halloween is one of the most popular, easy and inexpensive choices to haunt friends and family at your party on October 31st. With face paint and eye shadow you are good to go – all you need then is a long black hooded cloak and you’re set!


The All Fancy Dress Halloween awards honour the web’s spookiest sites

clock Friday, October 5, 2012 at 01:42PM

Halloween Website Awards

Celebrating the best Halloween websites online

 

We here at www.allfancydress.com are massive fans of Halloween and always get ‘dead’ excited as our favourite holiday season approaches. We also understand that lots of elements go onto creating the perfect Halloween party and so this year; took it upon ourselves to ‘unearth’ a catalogue of the very best Halloween resources the web has to offer. From sites that will teach you how to carve terrifying pumpkins, to those that contain the most spine-chilling ghost stories imaginable – we’ve hand-selected those that we believe will help make Halloween 2012 the best yet!

The competition has been frightening and over the past few months we’ve whittled down our favourites into 13 horrifying, Halloween themed categories:

 

Award Categories

 

Most creative Halloween costume

Best zombie website
Best witch website
Best vampire website
Best ghost website
Best Halloween website
Spookiest Halloween website
Best pumpkin carving website
Best Halloween recipes
Best Halloween story collection 
Best Halloween costume guides
Best Halloween craft website
Best Halloween make-up tutorial

 

 

We will be announcing our nominees and winners over the coming days so stay tuned to the blog and we hope you agree with our gruesome selections!

 

Why create the Halloween Website Awards?

Every year we receive hundreds of questions from our customers especially around the time Halloween. We love to share our knowledge on what costumes to wear, how to decorate your house and even the best places to find a good pumpkin carving design. Over the years we have built a great base of Halloween knowledge that we love to share with our visitors. With this in mind we have chosen to create the Halloween Website Awards to keep our customers up to date with our favourite resources to help this Halloween. We have searched high and low across the internet to find the best resources and celebrated them here right within our website.

If you know of any websites that you enjoy and think we could consider for inclusion then get in contact with us and let us know.


Beware the zombie invasion...

clock Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 09:19AM
Zombie Invasion heatmapHalloween is just a matter of weeks away and already the nation is under siege from the undead. Zombies are invading the UK and increasing the zombulation and there is only one way to find out where they are heading next.

The Zombie Invasion heat map has been released to help you keep track of the feeding frenzies across the UK and avoid becoming part of the offal trail!

The heat map is driven by three years of sales data of our very own zombie products and accessories, pinpointing the biggest zombie fanatics throughout the country. The map allows you to zoom in on your home town or city and see just how many zombies you are likely to find wandering the streets on October 31st!

Zombies have become an increasing part of popular culture, with the undead species now firmly in demand, largely due to the success of the zombie-themed TV show, ‘The Walking Dead’. In fact this breed of Halloween monster hasn’t been this popular since the release of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ nearly two decades ago!

We don’t want any of our customers to become another ‘Flesh Files’ statistic – that’s why we’ve also provided a number of useful tips to survive the impending zombie apocalypse at the end of the month!

From a good pair of running trainers to a crafty disguise it is not a lost cause trying to avoid the spooky subhumans. By using our heat map to keep track of the zombie infestation you might just have enough time to prepare yourself and hunt those zombies!