my name is Amanda, but just about everyone calls me the
Halloween Girl. I was born on October 30th and I'll be 23
years old this year. I missed being born on Halloween by one
day but that's okay, I think it would be way too much to
celebrate Halloween and my birthday all on the same day.
I haven't done
any up-dating to my website since last year so I figured
that it was about time to do it! Life has changed a bit
more, Still doing college, still have a job but a different
one now. Still have my own place but had to move to a
smaller house with lower rent cuz a couple of my friends
moved out and on to other things. Life changes and you can't
stop it, so why sweat the little things. Got a boyfriend
here with me and sharing with a couple of friends that
turned into a couple so it's all good.
friends from high school, Chloe and Trent finally let it out
that they had a thing going for a while. Nicole and Eric
moved out but are still around. Hey, we all got lives, ya
know?. Last year, my mom called in "the big guns" for us,
her sis, my aunt and her husband, who don't live far away.
They lived in Cali for like 19 years and we gotten really
close now. Mom used to tell me "your aunt was Goth before
Goth even existed, she's always been a little too dark and
morbid. And that goes for her husband, too". It's been cool
to finally get to know her since she moved out here. I think
mom thought she was a little too "dark" and would be a bad
influence or something but we are all older now. They even
hang out now.
My aunt, Dawn
de la Morte' and her husband, Spooky, are going to be
helping us out again this year with their great selections
of Halloween props. They live an hour away and have a 40ft.
cargo container filled with nothing but Halloween stuff.
They own a Halloween company that just does websites, they
have about 30 different sites so they get lots of free stuff
and meet some very cool people. Halloween love must run in
the family, in fact she and Spooky got married on Halloween
many years ago.
But, back to
me and my friends! Our lives have gotten more hectic as
we've grown, gotten a job or two and some of us are stilll
in college. Now that we don't all live together we actually
have to make time during the year to plot and plan for the
coming Halloween season. We still love to go
trick-or-treating but now that we are all over 21, we end up
hitting some of the local night clubs and taking in the
famous Halloween Ball! We'll probably still have a joint
Halloween/birthday party at our new house, as usual.
we'll hit some of the local pro haunted houses that set up
around town and we'll be going to Circus, Circus to check
out The Fright Dome which they set up in the amusement park
dome area of that casino. It looks pretty gory and I can't
wait! We have gone to many of the haunts around Vegas over
the years and there are some great ones and there are some
that just have the same thing year after year. But as long
as they give us a good scare for the money, I don't care.
We'll have to check out another get Vegas tradition, the
Hearse Parade. Check out this site for some info about
So many great
Halloween costumes and
I can only wear one or two each year. I usually wear one
type to a Halloween party or night club and another type for
Halloween night. Living in
Las Vegas does have it's advantages. There's a year round
Halloween store here and lots of small Halloween stores pop
up in September. I've ordered from
Costume Kingdom online store in the past. Chloe,
Nicole, Trent and I have a bunch of costumes from the last
few years that we can all fit into and we set aside one of
the spare bedrooms for all the costumes, masks, wigs, etc.
so we can all use them over again It's a great way to save
some money and we can always use the money on other
Halloween stuff instead.
It's hot as Hell in the summer but it's cooling down by
October and it's comfortable at night. So on Halloween
night, I can wear just about any type of sexy Halloween
costume that I want and not freeze to death. I really love
shopping for Halloween decorations and checking out the
latest Halloween costumes!
also love decorating for Halloween! My family is definitely
still into Halloween, even though there's one kid still at
home now, and they still start putting up
early in October, inside and out. My old room used to look
like Halloween year round, kind of a cross between Goth,
Vampire and general horror, since I love horror films, too.
Lots of skulls, bats, dark walls, a few horror film action
figures. I kept a few of those foam lighted Jack-O-Lanterns
on shelves for mood lighting. I took it all with me when I
moved out. There's a haunted village that my mom and I built
years ago out of craft sticks, I've always been proud of
that thing. We really made it scary! I left that there and
promised mom that we'll all come over to help decorate,
which we will do. Having two places to decorate will be time
consuming but I promised and with the extra hands of my
roomies, we'll get it done. This is something you just don't
grow out of and it's family tradition!
In the past years I've throw my
Halloween party for
my friends in our backyard. My friends have always helped
plan it and set it up with me. It's usually the night before
Halloween, so it's really my birthday party, too. I bake a
really elaborate cake, mom helps fix some actual food,
usually home made pizzas that look like Jack-O-Lanterns, and
stuff like that while we decorate the back yard. Now we'll
be doing the same thing but at our own house even though we
also promised mom that we'd have a party there, too. Double
My dad builds Halloween props for his yearly front yard
haunt so he sets up the backyard for the party, too. He's
passed some on to me to take and my aunt has some stuff for
us. We'll still go over to my parents house to set up for
the yard haunt and party. While everyone's helping out with
the details of setting up, my girls and I get will get
dressed for the party, takes time to transform into
something hideously beautiful!
I don't cook a lot, I really like cooking up treats during
October. I take over the kitchen and start cooking up all
kinds of Halloween treats like caramel apples, popcorn
balls, and Marshmallow Monsters. I love to search the net
looking for new Halloween
recipes to try out each year. All the smells make me
think about Halloweens' past. Mom's passed on some of her
favorites to me and now she turns the kitchen over to me
during Halloween. I've gotten better at normal cooking and I
do great with the Halloween food, too! This year we'll be
making a bunch of Sugar Skulls, too.
mention goes to my beloved Halloween cat, companion and
magical familiar, Midnight. She's getting old but is still
keeping me company and still sleeps at the end of my bed
every night. I hope you enjoy my website! I've filled it
with all the things I love for Halloween and since I'm
obsessed with it, you can find pretty much anything you want
right here! Check out my
links page for the best
sites on the net!