Category: Halloween

LuLu*s Something Wicked Blog Series Comment Contest Winners!

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Congrats to our fab comment contest winners Korina, Brighton and Nicole! Check your emails for your $50 LuLu*s gift card! Thanks to everyone who left us a comment, we hope it got you in the Halloween spirit!

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MusicLuLu*s Wicked Weekend Playlist

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 Ghosts, goblins, ghouls, oh my! LuLu*s is gearing up for Halloween, and it’s time to get a little wicked with our spookiest playlist yet. We just could not resist putting together a scary soundtrack for the most epic Halloween dance party! We hope you zombie-walk the night away with these tunes to keep you creepy!

“Thriller” – Michael Jackson

“Monster Mash” – Bobby Picket

“Howlin’ For You” – The Black Keys

“I Put A Spell On You” – Bette Midler (original by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins)

“Werewolves of London” – Warren Zevon

FashionFabulous Halloween Costumes: Modern Takes on Classic Icons

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Finding the perfect costume for All Hallow’s Eve can be a real chore, but this year, LuLu*s has just the idea! Why not class up this scary holiday by dressing as your favorite Hollywood starlet? We chose the essentials for recreating the glamorous Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the always adorable Twiggy in all her mod glory, and the über gorgeous Marilyn Monroe with her infamous white dress in Seven Year Itch. Halloween may just end up being the most fabulous holiday yet!

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Audrey: Mesh Who? Cutout Black Midi Dress, Pearled Traveler Pearl Necklace, Karla 5 Black Suede Pointed High Heels, Cinema Black Sunglasses

Twiggy: Classy Lass Fuchsia Pink Dress, Anne Michelle Enzo 53 Silver Crisscrossing Ankle Strap Heels, Teardrop Everything Silver Rhinestone Teardrop Earrings, NYX Black Bean Jumbo Eye Pencil, The Balm Cheater! Black Mascara

Marilyn: Flirting With Spectacular Ivory Halter Dress, My Delicious Eliza Light Gold Dress Sandals, Three’s Company Gold Ring Set, The Balm Girls Mia Moore Red Lipstick

What costume ideas do you have? Tell us in the comments below!

GeneralEmployee Picks: Scary Movies

SomethingWickedWeekScaryMovies2There’s no better way to get into the Halloween spirit than by gearing up with some scary movies! We asked around LuLu*s headquarters to find out which freaky flicks are employee favorites.

The Strangers

“This is my favorite scary movie because it constantly had me jumping out of my seat and I couldn’t sleep without leaving a light on for weeks! The creepy masks that they wear are absolutely terrifying, and Scott Speedman isn’t too bad to look at either ;) ” – Kristina, Customer Service

The Shining

“The Shining stars Jack Nicholson in easily his most unhinged role. His isolation amps up the overall terror in this surreal nightmare of a film. This movie gives me the chills because his acting is so realistic that it makes me believe people could go insane from being isolated. Watch with caution, and don’t go to room 247!” -Holly, Fulfillment Department

Dead Alive 

“This cheerfully campy, cult classic manages to capture every aspect I appreciate in a horror movie: cheesiness, comedic relief, some blood and gore, a lack of CGI, a heartwarming love story, and zombies…lots of them. There is plenty of blood, guts, and gore in this splatterfest B-film to make you cringe a little, but it’s so over-the-top cheesy that I find myself grinning from ear to ear most of the time. While I’m giggling about its cartoonish humor, they bring it all together with a heartwarming love story.” – Christina, Copywriter

What’s your favorite scary movie?

GeneralDIY: Pumpkin Decorating Without Carving


Don’t get me wrong, I love the traditional way of decorating pumpkins, but this year, I felt it was time for a change. After a little research, I realized that there were many ways of decorating pumpkins without the carving or the mess! These fun techniques will be sure to take your Halloween festivities up a notch, so hurry to the pumpkin patch and pick the perfect pumpkin to decorate. 

Decoupage a Pumpkin
 

 
What You Need: 
                    *Mod Podge Glue
                    *Foam brush
                    *Paper, leaves or other thin materials.
 
Directions: 
 
1. Wash your pumpkin thoroughly so there is no dirt covering the surface.
2. Once the pumpkin has dried, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge glue all over the pumpkin.
3. Next, immediately place the item on the pumpkin that you want to be decoupaged. I would suggest something thin such as a leaf, ribbon, or some magazine clippings. This will make it so everything dries evenly and with a flawless finish.
4. After this dries, put two more top coats of Modge Podge over your final product. Let dry and viola!
 

Shimmer a Pumpkin 
 

 
What You Need: 
 
*Glitter of Your Choice
*Mod Podge
*Foam Brush 
 
Directions: 
 
1. Wash your pumpkin thoroughly.
2. With your foam brush, coat your pumpkin with a thin layer of Mod Podge glue.
3. Immediately sprinkle the pumpkin with the glitter. You can even do this in layers so the pumpkin has many different colors. 
 
Lace a Pumpkin
 

 
What You Need: 
 
*Enough lace to cover your pumpkin completely
*Mod Podge
*Hot Glue Gun
 Directions: 
 
1. After you wash your pumpkin, let it dry
2. Next, cut your lace to fit your pumpkin. It is easy to wrap the whole piece of fabric around it to give you a general idea of how much you will need.
3. Modge Podge the whole pumpkin and immediately place the lace all over your pumpkin. I like to lay the lace flat, place the pumpkin in the middle of the fabric and gather the fabric to the stem of the pumpkin. Almost like you are wrapping a wine bottle with tissue paper. 
4. Cut the loose ends of the fabric so all of the edges are even
5. Hot glue the edges so that they do not fray.

Paint a Pumpkin 
 
 
What You Need: 
 
*Fabric or ribbon
*Paint 
 Directions: 
 
1. After your pumpkin’s surface is cleaned, paint your pumpkin with a couple of coats of paint. 
2. Let dry and then tie a bow around it. This is such a simply way to bring so much life to a little orange pumpkin!
 
Push-Pin a Pumpkin 
 

 
What You Need:
 
 
                    *A lot of Push-Pins 
Directions: 
 
1. This is simple, but time-consuming: Merely push the pins into your pumpkin. Make different sayings, pictures, patterns, or whatever suits your fancy. If you have the right amount of patience, you can have a beautiful pumpkin as the end result.
 
Rhinestone a Pumpkin
 
 
What You Need: 
 
*Rhinestones
*Hot Glue Gun
Directions: 
 
1. Very Simple task: bedazzle your plump pumpkin! Heat up your glue gun to start off. 
2. Place a dab of glue on the bottom of the jewel. 
3. Place jewel on desired area of pumpkin.
4. You can even glue on some little plastic spiders to add even more spooky-glam to your pumpkin project!

Enjoy decorating!
 
(images courtesy of pinterest)