Spirit Halloween Store 2012

I was thrilled this year to find Spirit Halloween Store had veered away from the campy and ridiculous zombie babies and moved into very traditional horror. I found a couple things I would love to buy -- like one of these animatronics. The girl is life-sized and moves around randomly on a roller plate. The one on the swing is just totally badass!

Here's some vids - this one is a mockery of "essentially hers" section of female costumes. 

It seemed like the masks were especially good this year. I bought these two to add to my vintage-looking Halloween masks wall in my home office. I plan to convert the office into a total Halloween theme, both the holiday and Michael Myers.

The store was just a bit darker feeling this year which I appreciated a lot. I love the graveyard-themed things and traditional horror movie stuff and werewolves--cannot get enough of them--they are my favorite! Costumes still kind of reeked. It seems like either your choices are ridiculous like being a Tootsie Pop or Charlie Sheen or obscene as in the nearly topless female costumes for size 2's. I was thoroughly unimpressed. It's not Spirit Halloween's fault. It seems to be the trend for costumes. I do wish someone would get smart and do things like from the movie "Trick R Treat" or "The Strangers" that have a creepy vintage feel, unsettled, homemade, kind of dangerously unplanned....

All in all, this was the best genuinely chilling feeling store display I've seen there in the past several years. Hurray!


  1. We have a Spirit Halloween by us as well, Emry and I have to take a pilgrimage there soon.


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