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National Pink Day is June 23

There are lots of holidays to celebrate throughout the year; some of them are religious, some national and others honor specific people. On most holidays, you have certain commitments to family, your country or others, or you have to provide a meal or give gifts. National Pink day is nothing like that. It is that rare holiday that exists just for fun. You don’t have to do anything but appreciate the color pink! If you want to, you can take note of National Pink Day, but there are no set…

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A Father’s Day Tribute to the Superhero in Your Family

Who’s the superhero in your life? If you’re like most people, it’s your dad. He’s the one who was always there for your baseball games, dance recitals, spelling bees, etc. He taught you how to drive, he took you to see every superhero movie you wanted to see when you were a kid and he was the one slipping you ten bucks when you needed it for pizza. Avengers Assemble! Father’s Day is June 16th this year – be sure to give your dad the recognition he deserves as the…

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Five Great DIY Costume Ideas

At Halloween Empire we offer thousands of costume ideas from frightening to inspiring, but we know not everyone wants a ready-made costume. Many of you love nothing more than to put together a do-it-yourself costume for a custom look, and we think that’s awesome! DIY costumes are making a huge comeback these days and we’ve stocked up on a lot of the elements you may need to give your DIY costume the finishing touches, including wigs, accessories and great props. We’ve also put together a few DIY costume suggestions to…

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Halloween Empire Taps into the DIY Costume Trend

Halloween Empire recognizes the current “do it yourself” trend in Halloween costumes and responds with unusual accessories and stand-alone pieces. Round Rock, Texas, June 1, 2019 – Halloween Empire Online (www.halloweenempireonline.com) is adding lots of unique accessories, props and makeup kits to their lineup in response to shoppers’ desire to create their own DIY costumes rather than buying standard issue Halloween costumes. Owner Tony Nwoko is enthusiastic about Halloween Empire’s impressive array of accessories and props for Do-It-Yourself costume fans. “Halloween costumes were nearly always DIY projects in the early…

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Memorial Day – Remembering Those Who Gave All

Many of us consider Memorial day weekend the official start of summer in the United States. There’s nothing wrong with that, but we should also keep in mind why this holiday was established in the first place. It was originally established as a way to recognize the ultimate sacrifice of those brave men and women who have died to preserve our freedom. The Civil War Origins of Memorial Day In its earliest form, before it was recognized as an official holiday, many families observed Decoration Day, an informal holiday in…

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Go Geek for Geek Pride Day!

April 25, 2019 is the day to celebrate your Inner Geek. It’s Geek Pride Day, which established in 2006 in Spain by a blogger who wanted to recognize the contributions of individuals who fit the definition of a “geek” but who were fascinating and valuable members of society. While the term used to be considered derogatory, most people now embrace the term Geek when it’s applied to them. Geeks are the people who are fascinated by things such as video games, CosPlay, computers, fantasy role-playing activities, superheroes and science fiction.…

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Celebrate World Goth Day in Dark Style

May 22 is World Goth Day, a holiday that originated in the United Kingdom in 2009 as a way for goth lovers to celebrate their unique personalities, interest in gothic music and dark fashion sense. Since then, it has spread to most countries and is now a chance for the millions of people who consider themselves Goths to showcase their passions for all things mysterious and outside the norm. There’s more to World Goth Day than dressing up, but it’s a great place to start. Gothic Costumes At Halloween Empire,…

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For Mother’s Day, Consider a Few of the Many Hats Your Mom Wears

They say a mother’s work is never done and at Halloween Empire we agree. Moms seem to do it all – they wear a lot of hats in order to keep the household running and every family member happy and healthy. This year on Mother’s Day, be sure to consider the many roles she fills on a regular basis and praise her for a job well done. So just how many roles does your mom perform? The Family Nurse No one takes better care of you when you’re sick than…

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Cinco de Mayo, Celebrating Mexican Heritage

Cinco de Mayo literally means the fifth of May, much like the United State’s Independence Day is often called the Fourth of July. In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the day when Mexican forces defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla in the Franco-Mexican War. It is also sometimes called Battle of Puebla Day. Interestingly, Cinco de Mayo is a minor holiday in Mexico but is often an excuse for major celebrations in the United States. It’s All About Heritage In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has become…

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