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Tagged: halloween

Shop your closet for a last minute costume

Shop your closet for a last minute costume
October 31, 2013

Still no costume? YOU ARE SO BAD! But luckily when it comes to last minute costumes, you’re talking to the queen. Let it be known that if you have a wardrobe as erratic as mine, that will help you greatly.

Fall for Maine donuts in seasonal flavors

Fall for Maine donuts in seasonal flavors
October 31, 2013

Mainers love donuts at any time of the year, but especially in the fall, when an apple, pumpkin or maple-flavored donut is the perfect partner to a mug of hot apple cider.

Last-minute local shops for Halloween costumes

Last-minute local shops for Halloween costumes
October 25, 2013

For all you last-minute men, women and kiddos out there, there’s still time to find a Halloween costume thanks to these local costume resources!

Wine walk, eat sweet & bar crawl in Portland this Halloween

Wine walk, eat sweet & bar crawl in Portland this Halloween
October 22, 2013

From candy to cocktails, M&Ms to malbec. Halloween is different as an adult. The importance of a wearing a costume-to-beat-all-costumes hasn’t faded over the years, except as an adult you have more freedom to incorporate things like pyrotechnics, realistically oozing flesh wounds, satanic references, and/or cleavage – depending on your creative vision.

Fair or foul: Dogs wearing costumes

Fair or foul: Dogs wearing costumes
October 21, 2013

Many of us have done it. Maybe we started small by tying a bandana around a dog’s collar. Maybe that banana quickly grew into a T-shirt. Maybe we just happened to see a dog-shaped Sherlock Holmes costume hanging on the rack when we accidentally went shopping for dog costumes. It happens, and we shouldn’t fight it.

Steal these costumes: 17 pilfer-worthy costume ideas from the Ghoulwill Ball

Steal these costumes: 17 pilfer-worthy costume ideas from the Ghoulwill Ball
October 15, 2013

Goodwill’s annual Ghoulwill Ball is on Saturday. There will be dancing, a cash bar, and a photo booth. And there will be costumes. Lots of them. To celebrate all the creative costuming, the night includes a few costume contests for categories like Best Group Theme, People’s Choice, and Most Creative Use of Goodwill Finds. Winners get $150 gift cards from VISA or Goodwill NNE. And the Grand Prize winner gets a $250 Goodwill NNE gift card. Either way, the event is the ideal time to show off your genius Halloween skills. And if you’re, say, not all that creative, take a look at some of the great costume’s from Ghoulball’s past. Steal an idea, or use them as a launchpad to come up with your own amazing idea. Like Zombie Popeye! Or Clockwork Orange Ninjas!

Scary stories: Tales of Terror at Victoria Mansion Oct 18 & 19

Scary stories: Tales of Terror at Victoria Mansion Oct 18 & 19
October 11, 2013

Sure, scary movies have their place. And haunted houses are a Halloween-season must. But often, the scariest things are the things that you create in your head. And scary stories are perfect for igniting the kind of imagination that keeps you up nights. Now that’s creepy. There will be no special effects during Tales of Terror at Victoria Mansion. No blood. No realistic-looking corpses. The storytellers don’t need them. The tales alone will haunt you.

Show me your best Halloween costume of all time!

Show me your best Halloween costume of all time!
October 02, 2013

Last year I asked all of you to submit your favorite Halloween costume and the response was overwhelming. Let’s try and top last year, shall we?