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Top 11 Halloween Costume Themes for 2015

With Halloween right around the corner, now is a great time to get head start on buying your costume. BuyCostumes just released their top 10 costume themes of 2015 and so we went ahead and researched as we do every year and bring you our findings of 11 excellent costume theme selections. Yes, Game of Thrones and X-Men etc are still popular but as we discovered, there are some unusual findings and searches happening around the internet and people are going costume-buying crazy all ready. Prepare for the best Halloween costumes ideas 2015.

Who is the Mad Hatter and What Fancy Dress Costumes are Available?

The Mad Hatter

Who is the Mad Hatter and What Fancy Dress Costumes are Available?How doth the little crocodile
Improve his shining tail,
And pour the waters of the Nile
On every golden scale!

How cheerfully he seems to grin,
How neatly spread his claws,
And welcome little fishes in
With gently smiling jaws!

Who Is The Mad Hatter?

Who is the Mad Hatter and What Fancy Dress Costumes are Available?The Mad Hatter, the character from Alice Adventures in Wonderland is one of my favourite and most fascinating fictional creations, but where did the idea for the Mad Hatter stem from? Also, what Halloween and Fancy Dress costumes can we get from this character?

Who is the Queen of Hearts and What Fancy Dress Costumes are Available?

Who is the Queen of Hearts and What Fancy Dress Costumes are Available?

The Queen Of Hearts and Fancy Dress Costumes To Die For

Wow! wow! wow!

I speak severely to my boy,
I beat him when he sneezes;
For he can thoroughly enjoy
The pepper when he pleases!

Who is the Queen of Hearts and What Fancy Dress Costumes are Available?Lewis Caroll wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in 1865, over a hundred and fifty years ago and still to this day the story is as popular as ever amongst children and adults. The book is still in print and countless movies have been created about the story.

Disney’s Frozen Kids Fancy Dress Costumes and New Movie 2015

Disney's Frozen Kids Fancy Dress Costumes and New Movie 2015

Disney's Frozen Kids Fancy Dress Costumes and New Movie 2015As our returning readers and costumers to our site will know is that we are Frozen crazy here (like everyone else) and have loved, over the past year and a half, talking about and bringing the Frozen Character fancy dress costumes to our site.

These have probably being our most popular costumes we have introduced to our visitors and the sales of these costumes have been massive leading to the companies we work along side, running out of costumes. And not only for Halloween but at Christmas too.

Top 5 Companies Online To Buy Halloween and Fancy Dress Costumes

Top 5 Companies Online To Buy Halloween and Fancy Dress Costumes

Most Halloween costumes these days are bought online. Here on our site, we have been lucky enough to work alongside most of these companies and see firsthand the quality of service they provide for their customers especially with the great feedback we get because of our research

The Lone Ranger Sexy Halloween Costumes For Ladies

The Lone Ranger Sexy Halloween Costumes For Ladies

The Lone Ranger Sexy Halloween Costumes For LadiesThe Lone Ranger and his trusty friend Tonto made a valiant return to the big screen in 2013 to take on bad guys and save the day as they always did.

This cowboy is one of the most popular to ever brace the screens of our television; even though the show is nearly 50 years old, and with this show been so popular, some amazing Halloween costumes have been produced, and though the male Halloween costume is the most superior of all cowboy costumes, The Lone Ranger ladies costume is so stunning you would not even need a gun to make the bad guys drop to the ground.

Tim Burton’s Edward Scissiorhands Unique Halloween Costumes for Men and Women

Tim Burton's Edward Scissiorhands Unique Halloween Costumes for Men and Women

Tim Burton's Edward Scissiorhands Unique Halloween Costumes for Men and WomenFor all of Tim Burton’s amazing movies he has made over the years, personally Edward Scissiorhands is one of my favorite and certainly one of the best movies to come out of the nineties. Edward, the main character, is a striking looking creature, an unforgettable creation of Burton’s mind, and because of Edward’s movie look, makes for a pure stunning unique Halloween costume and we love him here at Halloween All Year Round.

Stunning Queen Of Hearts Halloween Costumes From Alice in Wonderland

Who is the Queen of Hearts and What Fancy Dress Costumes are Available?

Stunning Queen Of Hearts Halloween Costumes From Alice in Wonderland Step forward for the most exquisite Halloween costume to brace the world for Women and young girls this year, the crazy yet appealing Queen Of Hearts. If you are as excited about Halloween as we are, and also out to impress, then look no further than the outrageously beauty of The Queen of Hearts costumes available online.

Everyone loves to shout the “Off with their heads” catchphrase, just like The Queen herself likes to bellow. She is the most foulmouthed Monarch that loves dishing out death sentences for the littlest of offenses, making her a little scary, and also making her an excellent Halloween costume choice.

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Patterns, Ideas and Videos

Halloween Pumpkin Carving Patterns, Ideas and Videos

Get Carving Your Pumpkin!

It’s quite amazing the amount of pumpkin carving that goes on world wide during Halloween and come the next two months (Sep-Oct) we have noticed in our research a huge search online for videos, books, articles, designs, patterns and even recipes all to do with Pumpkins, and we have decided and are delighted to add to our site some posts on pumpkins.

This Halloween we here on our site are going to go crazy bringing the best patterns, recipes and videos which are hard to find or maybe just not exposed enough. We love everything Halloween as you may guess from this site and the majority of our regular visitors feel the same.

Why Toy Story Fancy Dress Halloween Costumes Are Still As Popular As Ever?

Why Toy Story Fancy Dress Halloween Costumes Are Still As Popular As Ever?

Toy Story and an Amazing Legacy

Why Toy Story Fancy Dress Halloween Costumes Are Still As Popular As Ever? Its hard to believe that the first Toy Story movie was released in 1995, yes, I know, crazy, and it was the first movie made by Disney/Pixar, and also the first entire movie to be made in CGI.

With the great voices of Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, and directed and co written by John Lasseter, it was sure to be a box office hit and grossed 191 million in it’s initial release and 361 million worldwide, receiving very positive reviews.

Tim Burton Halloween and Fancy Dress Movie Costume Ideas

Tim Burton Halloween and Fancy Dress Movie Costume Ideas

Tim Burton Halloween and Fancy Dress Movie Costume IdeasOut of all my costume sites and all the costumes here at our site, the choice of costumes available for the great Tim Burton and all his movies is fantastic as you will see by visiting our Tim Burton Costume Page and you can see you will be spoiled for choice for the Halloween or any fancy dress party this year.

What Costumes Are Available?

Here I will give a brief overview of what is available on our site and to buy online for both men and women and with some for children too. These are probably some of the best costumes you will see and some of the most fun to wear at Halloween.

Who was the Lone Ranger and what is the History of This Superhero?

The Lone Ranger And Tonto

“A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty “Hi-yo Silver, Away!”

Just who was the masked man and how did this great TV programme come about?

Who was the Lone Ranger and what is the History of This Superhero?So the New Lone Ranger Movie has just hit our screens and has received mixed reviews but as a huge Lone Ranger fan, I still can not wait to see it. This move may introduce a hero to a new brace of fans, but has been around for decades. So who was the Lone Ranger and what is the history of this Super Hero.

Man of Steel Kryptonian Nemesis Fancy Dress Costumes For Kids and Adults

Man of Steel Kryptonian Nemesis Fancy Dress Costumes For Kids and Adults

The Return of Superman in Man of Steel!

Man of Steel Kryptonian Nemesis Fancy Dress Costumes For Kids and AdultsSo it finally happened after a couple of years in the making, the new Superman Movie has finally hit the screens. Now, I don’t want to get in to film-review mode, after watching the movie last night, I’ll leave it and say enjoyable.

But here at our Halloween Costume site, we were, as always, very very excited to hear about a new Superman movie because new movie usually means new fancy dress costumes to bring to our visitors that are always looking for the most up-to-date costumes available to be delivered right to their doorsteps.

Creature from the Black Lagoon Classic Cult Movie and Remake

Creature from the Black Lagoon Classic Cult Movie and Remake

Some Background and Facts!

Creature from the Black Lagoon Classic Cult Movie and RemakeBecause we are a huge fan of the Halloween costume available for this monster for children,  (do check it out, it is awesome and one of the biggest sellers) we will talk about this classic cult movie and a possible remake as we tend to do on our site.

The Creature From the Black Lagoon is an original 1954 classic horror movie directed by Jack Arnold. It had a cast of Richard Carlson, Julia Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno, and Whit Bissell and was one of the first 3D movies. The creature was played by Ben Chapman on land and Ricou Browning in underwater scenes.

Must Know Facts About The 1987 Classic Predator Movie

Must Know Facts About The 1987 Classic Predator Movie

Predator, The Original Classic!

Must Know Facts About The 1987 Classic Predator MovieBecause it’s one of our favourite movies, and because we have amazing Predator costumes available on our site, we are going to dedicate this article to this great movie.

Back in 1987, The Predator movie, directed by John McTiernan,was to be introduced to the world, and was an instant hit. Starring a lot of boy-hood heroes like Carl Weathers, WWF favorite Jesse Ventura and the late Kevin Peter Hall (who played the Predator) it was pure testosterone at its best.

Who Are The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the New Movie 2014?

Who Are The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the New Movie 2014?

Who Are The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the New Movie 2014? So, once again a new Turtles movie is due to be released in 2014 starring Megan Fox and Alan Ritchson (the 5th movie). This is exciting for Turtle fans like myself. Everyone loves the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. And just for the people who may not know about them, I’ll give a little history.

It all started in 1984 as an American comic by Mirage studios when a sketch was made by Kevin Eastman and together with his friend Peter Laird they went on to create a legendary comic series about 4 Turtles trained in Ninjitsu by their Rat mentor and sensei Splinter. Living in the sewers of Newyork city they would battle criminals and aliens but especially the baddie Shredder.

Famous Mascots and Their Costumes from Around the World Part 2

Famous Mascots and Their Costumes from Around the World Part 2

Famous Mascots from Around the World Part 1

Famous Mascots and Their Costumes from Around the World Part 2Continuing on from the Famous Mascots Article part 1 we will talk about mascots drawn from TV and movies. If you think about a lot of TV and movie characters, cartoon characters, book characters etc. you can get a picture of the amount of characters that are mascots and have potential to be excellent Mascot Costumes.

Lets take one of the most famous cartoon families of all time, The Simpsons. There are a ton of very recognizable characters in the Simpsons from Homer, Marge and Bart etc. As well as Moe and so on, tons of great characters that make brilliant mascot costumes.

Top 10 Craziest Funniest Outrageous Harlem Shake Videos From Around The Globe

Cherrio Gangnam Style and hello Harlem Shake, though to be honest, with the power and speed on the Internet fads these days, Harlem Shakes are near enough out of fashion already and we have seen yes anti-Harlem Shake videos etc. but that’s just the way it goes, got to ride the Internet wave.

Superhero Movies, The Flash and the Release Date for the Movie

Who is The Flash and When is the New Movie Been Released?

Superhero Movies, The Flash and the Release Date for the MovieThe date for The Flash Movie is still yet unknown with some saying next year yet I have seen 2015 been mentioned, who knows, but I can not wait as the Flash is such a cool Superhero and one of my favourite.

Apparently Warner Brothers went back to the drawing board after The Green Lanterns performance in the box office, which they should because it simply sucked big time.

According to ‘Wrath of the Titans’ screenwriter, Dan Mazeau , he mentioned in an interview “it is to of the priority list with Warner Brothers”, so that is some great news.

What Are The Best Tim Burton Movies Halloween Costumes Available?

Tim Burton

fancy dressTim Burton, born in 1958, is an American film director who has brought us some of the best movies over the years, very imaginative and entertaining movies. He is married to Helena Bonham Carter who has also starred in a couple of his movies.

Johnny deep became a close friend and starred in some of his most memorable movie like Edward Scissor hands, Sweeney Todd, A corpse bride, Ed Wood, Sleepy Hollow, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and Alice in Wonderland.

Marvin The Martian Returns to the Big Screen in New Movie

Marvin Returns To Our Screens!

Marvin The Martian Halloween Costumes Yep, that is right! One of the reasons I created this post is because of the news that in 2012/13 a Marvin the Martian movie is to be released which prompt me to go on to Youtube and watch all the Marvin the Martian cartoons, reminding me of my childhood (and the Marvin teddy bear I still own yikes!) and the laughter this great character brought me over the year, and still does.

Who Are The Justice League in the Comics and Will There Be A Movie?

Who Are The Justice League?

The Justice League Of America Green Lantern and Flash Halloween CostumesThe Justice League of America is a collaboration of a lot of great super heroes who have teamed up together to bring justice to the world.

Made again by DC Comics in 1960, it brought together The Flash, The Green Lantern, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, Green Arrow, Atom, Hawkman, Hawkwoman, Captain Marvel, Plastic Man and Red Tornado and as a comic has remained popular with fans.

There has been a good animated series called The Justice League from 2001-2004 and the Justice League Unlimited 2004-2006 featuring a huge range of characters which is well worth checking out.

Beat The Flu With A Roast Pumpkin Seed and Almond Smoothie

Roast Pumpkin Seed and Almond Smoothie

Beat The Flu With A Roast Pumpkin Seed and Almond SmoothieCome Halloween, with most of your activity been outside, whether you are trick or treating or walking to a fancy dress party, it is important in certain parts of the world to keep warm and protect yourself and children from colds and flu, and eating properly is another way of protection, and here we have a delicious Roast Pumpkin and Almond Shake/smoothie.

Almonds are low is saturated fats, full of calcium, magnesium, Vitamin E, and have a favorable effect on blood cholesterol levels . While Pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium, iron and zinc, they Lower cholesterol due to containing phytosterols and combined with the fruit are an unbeatable force for your body.

Tasty Roasted Pumpkin Seeds And The Health Benefits

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin SeedsI like to use the whole body of a pumpkin in cooking, but here in Ireland it is mostly only around Halloween that we get a chance to use them. Most people in Ireland are not to familiar with pumpkins and would mostly carve them with faces, pull out and dispose of the seeds and then eventually throw the pumpkin in the rubbish to my shock horror.

Little do they know, that the pumpkin can be used for many delicious dishes from soups, to side dishes, to pies and desserts and my favourite part of the pumpkin is the seeds inside, roasted, they are extremely tasty, nutritious and flavorful seeds, but also have great health benefits.

Enjoying The Mythology In Clash Of The Titans the Movies

greek and roman Mythology In Clash Of The Titans

Clash Of The TitansIn 1981 a classic fantasy movie by the name of “Clash Of The Titans” was released and was a box-office hit. Directed by Desmond Davis and a cast of Laurence Olivier as the king of the gods Zeus, Ursula Andress as Aphrodite and Harry Hamlin as Perseus, though the effects look a little clunky now by today’s standards, still was a huge hit and now has a cult following.

Who Is The Real Green Lantern Super Hero?

The Green Lantern new movie

Who Is The Green Lantern?

Green Lantern from the Justice LeagueIf you watched the movie and before, had never heard of this famous superhero, do not be turned of by a movie that sucked and could have and should have been a much better movie considering all we know about our hero, and let us go back to the real Green Lantern and who exactly he is.

The Green Lantern, like his allies The Flash, is again the mix of different characters who have taking on the role as this Super Hero, appearing in many great comics and published by DC Comics. He first came on the scene in 1940 and the first character was Alan Scott and was created by Martin Nodell.