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Tips and Tricks for Halloween 2018


It’s that time of year again where the ghosts and goblins come out for a night of frights and fun. Halloween is just around the corner and that means there will be lots of exciting things to do to get everyone in a haunting spirit. We’re here to tell you everything you need to know to have the perfect spooky celebration.

So what’s hot for Halloween this year? Similar to past years, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL and Los Angeles, CA is a must-do. This year there are ten haunted houses to walk through, including a brand-new Stranger Things themed house for all you Netflix fans! Tickets are on sale for dates all the way through early November.

There are also plenty of local events for people who are looking for a less scary experience. There’s always a fall festival to attend or a local trick-or-treat event for kids to get all dressed up in their costumes and get their candy in a safe environment. From small amusement park rides to trunk-or-treat events at churches, there’s something for everyone this holiday. For the best places to trick or treat in each state, check out this list!

But, what’s Halloween without dressing up? Costumes are always evolving, and every year there’s always one that people go crazy for. While we’re never without our staple vampires and witches, the hottest costumes that recently hit shelves are based off the widely popular video game: Fortnite. The costumes are replications of the “skins” you can wear in the game and they look pretty awesome!

Image courtesy of Spirit Halloween

Now, while the best part about Halloween is the art of dressing up in your best costume, they can be quite costly at the big box costume shops that pop up around town during this time of year. However, online shopping isn’t always the best option either. Scammers are out there, especially the ones that make their cheaper quality costumes look good through deceiving advertising. Instead, you can always go for the homemade approach, while still making it look like 100 bucks. Put in as much detail as you can, whatever your costume may be. You can definitely surprise yourself with your creativity! For some more Do’s and Don’ts of Halloween costumes, check out our previous article here.

Since Halloween falls on a Wednesday this year, staying out too late might not be an option – especially if you have class the next morning. So, on the night itself, you can kick back at home and just watch a scary movie. But, if you want to go bar hopping in a costume this Halloween season, you probably want to check out some jackpot places to hit over the weekends. Group up with your friends, pick out the hottest party spots in your city, choose your designated driver, and enjoy your night!

However, just like in the phrase “trick-or-treat”, there is always a catch for having the most fun on Halloween. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts to make sure you stay safe this holiday:

  • Don’t eat candy that has been opened.
  • Don’t take opened drinks.
  • Don’t go to dark houses.
  • Do use the buddy system.
  • Do coordinate costumes.

On this and every Halloween, remember the most important thing is to stay safe and have fun. We hope you enjoy the holiday and use our tips to make it a successful one! Also, tweet us pictures of your Halloween costumes to @OutLoudMedia on Twitter and we’ll retweet our favorites!


by Zack Archer

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