Wicked Halloween Costume Ideas, Enchanting Tricks & Delicious Treats

Welcome to HalloweenHero!

Your complete online source of inspiration for unique halloween costumes and DIY makeup tutorials, tasty recipes and easy decorating tips when trying to create a Halloween to remember. We also have interesting information about the history of Halloween, some other events and gatherings where people dress up in costume, along with an assortment of fun Halloween facts and trivia.

Halloween isn't just a holiday to be enjoyed at home. While many people prefer to to stay home and go trick-or-treating and/or stay home and give out candy to all the ghosts and goblins who knock on their door, many communities also organize parades, haunted hay rides and haunted houses.

Even some amusement parks put on special themes for Halloween. I know that Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California becomes Knott's Scary Farm every October and Universal Studios in Florida transforms itself with "Halloween Horror Nights," and Disneyland in California set the bar in 1969 when it unveiled its own Haunted Mansion.

Be sure to check out our (ever-growing) Guide to Haunted Houses in the U.S. It's organized by state to make your search as easy as possible!

Do you own or work at Haunted Attraction and want to get it listed in our Guide?


Just like the costume pop-up stores that take-over warehouses and vacant shopping centers in October, there are many Halloween-only themed attractions that appear in October where people can visit.

Many towns and cities also host pumpkin festivals each fall which feature hundreds of carved and lit jack-o-lanterns, children's costume parades, punkin chunkin contests, pumpkin carving competitions and more. I'll be gathering all the information I can on many of these amazing events and sharing that all with you here.

Halloween originates from many traditions and customs and you can read more on our History of Halloween page.

Monster Mash - Halloween Light Show

We've put together an ever-growing list of witch movies and will be expanding that further with other Halloween-themed movies and movies with monsters like vampires and werewolves.

It's also lots of fun to bake and come up with unique and interesting fun-to-eat halloween snacks.

As a kid, I know I really enjoyed all the excitement and enthusiasm leading up to Halloween. The most exciting part was deciding "what to be" or "who to dress up as" and would I be making my own costume or buying one and then maybe adding my own touches to make it just right. It's hard to think that there's a holiday I truly enjoy more than Halloween.