Author Archives: Emma Rae Curtis

About Emma Rae Curtis

Kids around the world count down the days until Christmas but not Emma Rae Curtis. Ever since her first Halloween, Emma has been a huge fan of the magic that is Halloween. While raising her kids, Emma had the time of her life making Halloween costumes and hosting lively Halloween parties. Each Halloween her house is still decorated to the hilt making it a trick or treat favorite in the neighborhood. Emma loves the fun of getting into costume and watching her friends and family dress up. She loves the scary music, spook alleys and the dark theme of the holiday. Emma loves the decorations, the food and parties that make truly make Halloween a unique and fantastic holiday. If it’s related to Halloween, Emma is into it. Emma is an avid researcher, reader and writer of all topics involving Halloween costumes, Halloween traditions, Halloween decorations, Halloween parties and accessories. At the urging of her friends and family Emma has worked independently as a Halloween writer/researcher since 2001. Emma also does consulting for organizations regarding all things related to Halloween parties, Halloween costumes and Halloween related information.

Hercules: Legendary Movie Armor

The upcoming Hercules movie, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, looks like it could be one of those rare sword-and-armor flicks worth a watch. Don’t get your hopes up, history geeks- it looks about as historically accurate as most of its … Continue reading

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Magnificent Maleficent

The first Disney movie to feature a “wicked” character is coming to theaters in the next two weeks, and I am THRILLED!!! I really think that this in depth, yet relatively simple costume will be a huge hit this Halloween. … Continue reading

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DIY Costumes and Tutorials

Weeping Angel A tutorial on how to make a weeping angel costume based on the terrifying creatures from Doctor Who. Don’t blink! Baby Hobo This adorable kid’s costume is easy to make and always gets a lot of laughs I’d … Continue reading

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Themed Parties for the Whole Family

A true nerd never grows up, not really. You may get more responsible and you may have less spare time, but the imagination stays strong. One of the greatest blessings in life is to be able to coerce the next … Continue reading

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Madame LaLaurie’s House of Horrors

Mardi Gras falls on March 4th this year, and my husband and I are planning a fabulous trip to New Orleans to celebrate. While we’ll be enjoying all the customary Mardi Gras festivities – donning masks and costumes, watching parades, … Continue reading

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The Dragon of the Chinese New Year

After a long hiatus, I’m so pleased to return to my beloved Halloween blog! Thank you so much to my friends and family for encouraging me to pick the mantle back up and continue doing what I love. Extra special … Continue reading

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Spooky St. Patrick’s Party

You all know I love Halloween, but I do enjoy holidays and reasons to celebrate in general. And since Valentine’s is often a small, personal occasion, by the time St. Patrick’s day has rolled around, it’s been over 3 months … Continue reading

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Set the Tone with Dias de los Muertos

Set the Tone with Dias de los Muertos Thinking forward to this year’s Halloween costume? I am… This is a prize winning costume I am sharing with you so that you no longer need to wrack your brain to figure … Continue reading

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Put a Little Gothic Vampire into your Valentine’s Day

      When people talk about being Gothic, we picture the heavy black makeup, the solid black clothes, the raggedy black hair, chains, snakes, thick jewelry, and pale white skin. When we think of gothic side of the Victorian … Continue reading

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Bringing The Holiday Costume Spirit To Thanksgiving

With another incredibly Halloween holiday behind me for the year, I almost went into a little bit of a depression. But, the thing that I love the absolute most about Halloween is the fun get togethers, the holiday atmosphere and especially dressing … Continue reading

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