Today's Popular Halloween and Haunted House Articles

9 Unique Halloween Costumes Inspired By The News And Media This Decade

Halloween is right around the corner, and if you still don't have a great idea for a unique costume, you'd better start working fast. Here are Inventor Spot, we've covered Halloween costumes from a number of perspectives, from the hilarious to the terrifying, to those that make you gag. To put a little twist on things, I've created a list of costumes that come from the inspiration of the top media and pop culture events that have taken place in the new millennium. These costumes weren't necessarily the most popular ones used for dress up each year outlined, but they sure would have gotten people talking and given attention hogs their own piece of the media frenzy!


WTF Horse Head Mask? Creepy Masks For Halloween And Beyond

There are a lot of WTF creepy masks appearing on shelves as Halloween approaches. Visit and see some of the weirdest I found, and learn the history of the Horse Head Mask.

13 REAL Haunted Places That Will Make You Cry for Mommy


Continuing this month's apropos theme of all things haunted, I bring a list of 13 of the most haunted places in the world. Paranormal activity is an international affair, and ghosts and apparitions toy with the living everywhere from California to Mumbai. This list will have some familiar names, and some places you never expected to be haunted (The White House?!), but each one comes with tale after tale of weird and terrifying experiences with the phantom world. read more »

Burger King Japan's “BK Pumpkin” Burger is a Happy Halloween Meal

Burger King Japan is rolling out the limited edition, sliced squash embellished “BK Pumpkin” Whopper on October 26th, just in time for Halloween. Two slices of fried pumpkin not enough for you? Drop an extra 100 yen on the “Pumpkin Bomb”, a BK Pumpkin with 10 (count 'em, 10!) pumpkin slices.

2007's Funniest Adult Halloween Costumes

Becoming nostalgic for your childhood? If so, you'll find hundreds of childrens' costumes in adult sizes this year, like the Big Bad Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood. And if you want to rewind to your infancy, there's no shortage of adult infant costumes. Then there are the childish adult costumes, and here's where I bring you some of the best for a good laugh!

Kit Kat & Strawberry McFlurry? Gimme A Break!

The trick to McDonald's Japan's latest sweet treat involves combining Kit Kat chocolate bars, crushed strawberries and luscious soft ice cream to create the sinfully delicious Kit Kat & Strawberry McFlurry! Boo hoo, it's only available through the end of October!

Morbid Indian Graveyard Cafe: Historical Tribute Or Halloween Scare?

Ghost stories always surround buildings, homes and other establishments built over alleged graveyards and burial sites, but while there is folklore, it's rare that a business built over a piece of history pays tribute to the past, at least not in the way that one Indian eatery does!

Bread Tags Make Tiny Cute Eco-friendly Monsters

Are bread tags recyclable? Well... they're definitely craftable. Just take a look at these adorable bread tag monsters and see what I mean.

You Say Potato, I Say AHHHH! Creepy Potato Portraits

Lebanese artist Ginou Choueiri takes plain old potatoes and gives them a face only a mother could love.

Ensuring You Get Extra Tricks This Halloween

Want to guarantee your trick or treaters will leave you with a lot of tricks? Then try giving them terrible candy like Gummy Haggis, chum mints or ghost pepper candies. You'll be sure to get all kinds of eggs and toilet paper across your front yard by the next morning.

Merry Halloween! The Booming Holiday Decoration Market


In case you haven’t been to Target or WalMart lately, Halloween is the new Christmas.

In this article, I take a look at the opportunities for inventors created through the ridiculous over-commercialization of holidays. read more »

3 Simple Dog Outfits For This Halloween And Beyond

A lot of dogs are just not that into dressing up for Halloween.  My dog happens to be one of those.  If I put a silly costume on him, he knows he looks silly, and he just won't move in it.  So I just choose something simple for him to wear to the dog park for Halloween festivities - just to show he's in the spirit of the holiday.  And you know what?  He really gets to enjoy himself.

9 Awesome Last Minute Halloween Costumes You Can Make From Junk


In celebration of Halloween I have found some innovative last minute fashionable Halloween costumes for those of you still in need of a costume. The best part about it is that you can make these yourself with regular household items. read more »

7 Stupid and Funny Halloween Costume Ideas For 2010

Halloween gives us the perfect chance to be whoever we really want to be deep down inside, which is why it's such a great holiday. Whether your inner weirdo is a guido, a washed up star, or an outdated musician, you can be certain to appease that annoying freak inside you for at least one more year.

Sanrio Hello Kitty Monster Collection Introduces 5 Cute Scaredy Cats

Hallow Kitty? Just in time for Halloween, Japan's favorite friendly feline gets her horror on. The Sanrio Hello Kitty Monster Collection scares up 5 BOO-tiful plush dolls modeled after classic fright film stars Frankenstein, The Mummy and more.

Trick or Treat? Ghoulish Halloween Advertisements

I think the world would be more interesting if companies utilized their Halloween ad campaigns throughout the entire year...

Halloween in Japan - Eight Crazy Frights

Halloween has only recently been embraced by people in Japan but celebrate it they do, wholeheartedly. What's more, fun-loving Japanese have taken the pumpkin and are running with it. Here are eight eerie examples.

Disgusting Candy Your Kids Will Love


While searching for online Halloween games to write about, I stumbled across some pretty weird (and disgusting) candy. These candies are tasty treats that, for the most part, just look kind of creepy.

Here's a collection of the 10 Weirdest Candy Treats that your children will love to try! read more »

Win Big Making Your Very Own Homemade Halloween Costume

Have you noticed that Halloween really brings out the creativity in people? I have. In search for earth-friendly Halloween innovations I came across one costume contest after another after another and I have to say I am thoroughly impressed with the cute and/or gory things people can create out of recycled material.

Roadkill Cat By Shintaro Kago Is One Flattened Faux Feline

Inspired by Neko Funjyatta, or "I Stepped On A Cat", as the piano favorite Flea Waltz is called in Japan, this delightfully disgusting roadkill cat toy promises loads of faux feline-fatale fun for the whole family - if you're the Addams Family.