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World Beard Day 2014

World Beard Day 2014

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Yes it’s true, there is a day set aside so that men, and women, around the globe can honour the beard. Celebrated on the first Saturday of September every year, World Beard Day is that special time of year and it's almost on us again! World Beard Day allows bearded men everywhere to enjoy the adoration of others as they indulge in a whole day of well-deserved joyous festivities, leisure and relaxation. Okay, we really want to know what they get up to on all the other days of the year, but hey, any excuse for a party is a good thing and with a few weeks to go before Oktoberfest let's grab the false beards from our costume accessories and get into that party mood!

Classic American President Ab Lincoln Beard by Bristol Novelties BW914 available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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Introduction to Scare Acting at Halloween

Introduction to Scare Acting at Halloween

Scare Acting at Halloween Fun and Profit - Karnival Costumes online party shop Blog

You know the feeling, you've created the perfect Haunted House using your Halloween props and decorations, you've added the light level of lighting and you've a Halloween spooky sounds CD playing but it still feels a little flat. Do you know what's missing, well we think that the solution to your dilemma is to practice the art of scare acting. Although it's possible to become a fully trained scareactor and find employment at a number of scare attractions at Halloween and other times of the year, we think that with some careful thought and planning you'll be able to bring your tableaux to live without too much trouble. 

Halloween Scare Acting available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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Oktoberfest Party Decoration Ideas

Oktoberfest Party Decoration Ideas

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As we near the month of September our minds start turning to the next major celebration which is Oktoberfest. Lasting only a few weeks, over 6 million people will visit beer tents and party grounds outside of Munich in the Bavarian region of Germany. Celebrated globally, now is the time to start thinking about and planning your own Oktoberfest decorations. And whether you intend on holding a large event or a small party with family and friends, the addition of Oktoberfest specific decorations will make your event even more special. 

Bierstrube sign by Beistle 54194 available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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Oktoberfest Party Ideas

Oktoberfest Party Ideas

Enjoy Oktoberfest with these simple party ideas - Karnival Costumes online party shop Blog

Oktoberfest is probably the longest running wedding party EVER! A tradition lasting hundred of years, Oktoberfest is a real celebration of the coming of Autumn. Strangely, given its name, starting in September the funfairs and beer tents of Munich in Bavaria play host to over 6 million visitors during the 16 days of the carnival like celebrations. For those of us who can't get there, here's some party ideas to help you join in the fun with friends at home. 

Bierstrube sign for oktoberfest by Beistle 54194 available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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Cheap Haunted House Ideas

Cheap Haunted House Ideas

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Breast cancer is still here. It’s still tearing apart the lives of families and it’s still taking the lives of the women we love on a heartbreaking scale. So the search for a cure needs to continue and for that to happen money to fund the research programs needs to continue to be raised. Which is where 'Wear it Pink' comes in. This now annual event during autumn sees thousands dressed in pink and doing all manner of silly things in-order to raise money and awareness of the life-saving research which needs to continue until a cure is found.

Deranged Bunny Halloween animatronic by Forum Novelties 73594 available in the UK here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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Do it Yourself Halloween Prop Coffin

Do it Yourself Halloween Prop Coffin

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Here at Karnival Costumes central we’re often asked how to make specific Halloween items from bleeding knives through to tombstones and larger decorative Haunted House props. Well why not get into the spirit of Halloween by learning how to make your own Halloween prop coffin! Once you have the basic plans laid out you'll be able to scale it up or down to make coffins for the whole family and even the failmy pet over a number of years. And as they age differently over the years it can only add to the whole effect. And if making a coffin seems like too much hard work, then at Karnival Costumes we have a good selection of Halloween Prop Coffins. 

Deluxe Halloween Coffin Prop by Widmann 1421 available here at Karnival Costumes online party shop

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