5 Fandom Friday

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Favorite Things about Halloween

I love Halloween!! What’s not to love?? There’s no better prompt than that for the season of ghouls and goblins! Thanks to The Nerdy Girlie and Super Space Chick for their weekly blogger link up! It’s a favorite part of my Fridays!!

#1: Costumes
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If you’ve been following me for any stretch of time, you’ll know how much I love a good costume. Or costume hair or costume make-up. Dressing up is just so much fun. And an entire day dedicated to the pursuit of the pretend…sign me up! In fact my whole family loves dressing up so much, we decided one costumed holiday wasn’t enough. So now we do it for Christmas too. Why not extend the joy!! (Stay tuned for more about this year’s family Star Trek themed Christmas adventure.)

#2: CANDY
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I have a major sweet tooth. I love Skittles and Starburst and 3 Musketeers bars and chocolate and caramel and sugary sweet substances of all kind! Except those non-distinct orange and black wrapper candies that always end up at the bottom of the candy bucket. The ones you try and convince your younger siblings are the best candies ever invented. (Was that only me??) I don’t eat much candy these days…my dentist would not approve. But I still enjoy the occasional piece of candy. Halloween is the perfect season for a little splurging.

#3: Spooky Decorations
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I need to clarify. I love walking around neighborhoods looking at spooky house decorations. See that waving skeleton up there…that’s as spooky as I can take! I do not enjoy haunted houses and I really hate being scared! Scary movies? Nope. Haunted insane asylum? I steer clear. Creepy abandoned mansion? Never please!
But jolly pumpkins and happy, waving skeletons…yes, I will enjoy that. Thanks you!

#4: Trick or Treaters
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When I was a kid, my great joy of Halloween was going Trick or Treating around the neighborhood with my brother and our little cousin. We lived in a great neighborhood too. One where the street would turn into a block party and where most of the houses gave out full-sized candy bars. One neighbor even baked these amazing oatmeal cookies that we looked forward to every year. Nowadays, I love to stay home with a giant bowl of candy and watch the tiny Trick or Treaters come ask me for candy (just the minis, I’m not made of money!) Tiny Iron Men and adorable Cinderellas. Homemade ghosts and store bought witches. I guess when I was little, I never imagined that it could be fun to be on the other side of the door on Halloween night.

#5: The Inevitable Harry Potter Marathon
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Once a year I dive head first into the wonderful world of Harry Potter. Tis the season for Hogwarts adventures. Witches, wizards, goblins, dementors, etc. Harry Potter was practically made to be enjoyed around Halloween. Makes sense that ABC Family would have their Harry Potter marathon at this time! I look forward to it every year. Sure…i own all the movies. Sure…i can watch them whenever I want. But I absolutely still watch them on ABC Family everytime they’re on!
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(Here’s hoping #Freeform keeps the Harry Potter marathon alive!!)

What are your favorite things about Halloween? Share on social with the hashtag #5Fandom

Check out these other delightfully nerdy bloggers and what they love about Halloween:

The Nerdy Girlie
Super Space Chick
Melificent
The Geeky Burrow
Distracted Blogger
Meghan Sara
Geeky Loot
Cateaclysmic
Dezpresso
Keysmash Blog

30 Days of Nerdy Hair – Day 13

Day 13: Hermione Granger from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

When anyone mentions hair and Hermoine in the same sentence, it usually conjurs the image of an overgrown, bushy mess. But our favorite witch takes it up a notch and turns all the boys heads when she makes her grand entrance down the staircase at the Yule Ball in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

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This updo works just as well at a wedding or prom as it does a magical wizard ball. Try it sometime!

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30 Days of Nerdy Hair

Day 10: Phoebe Halliwell from Charmed

Back when the CW was the WB and teen dramas ruled that network, Charmed was one of the shows that led the charge. A story of three sister witches with a greater destiny than they knew. And a family lineage that would be discovered over the course of  eight seasons. Alyssa Milano’s, Phoebe Halliwell, was the youngest of the trio before Shannon Dougherty’s character,  Pru Halliwell, was killed off and Rose McGowan’s half witch/ half white lighter character, Paige, came on the scene. If you’ve never seen the show, do yourself a favor and power binge it on Netflix. It’s worth the watching! Even if just for Cole Turner/ Belthazor’s (Julian McMahon) tempestuous relationship with Phoebe.

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This was a pretty easy style to accomplish. You need some big red flowers, a bunch of bobby pins and a sense of destiny about you!

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Don’t forget to check back tomorrow. I’ve got 20 days to go.