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12 Pajama Perfect Scary Movies for Halloween Weekend

Another Holiday in 2020 is here, but you’re probably not celebrating like you normally would. With many areas of the country putting a limit on capacities and even canceling many events, how do you celebrate Halloween and still enjoy the fear factor that we crave this time of year? The answer is a scary movie marathon! It’s the perfect time to put on your favorite pajamas, grab a soft cozy blanket, pop some corn, and settle in for a spooky fright night.

With so many choices out there, it might be tough to decide what to add to your playlist. We’ve got some favorites that put us in the Halloween mood and hopefully you too. From classics to modern thrillers there’s something for everyone on this list!

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Halloween (1978)– No Halloween is complete without the original scary Halloween movie. In this classic flick, Michael Myers breaks out of a mental hospital to go back to his home town to finish the job from 15 years earlier.

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A Quiet Place (2018) – When extraterrestrial creatures take over earth and all but wipe out living creatures from the planet, the only way to survive is by not making a peep. Don’t scream while watching this movie. You never know who will hear you.

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The Birds (1963) – Alfred Hitchcock terrified an entire generation with this movie about birds that inexplicably attack the people of an entire town. You may never go outside again after seeing this movie from the master of suspense.

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Annabelle (2014) – Possessed doll, paranormal activity… Need we say more? You’ll sleep with one eye open after this one.

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Us (2019)- Imagine being haunted by yourself. In this film, a family fights doppelgangers that are out to make them dead. If you like blood and gore while sitting on the edge of your seat then this move is perfect for you.

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Children of the Corn (1984) – A creepy cult of bloodthirsty children revolt against adults in this chilling Stephen King flick. You may never go to the country again.

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Paranormal Activity (2007) – You never know what you’re getting when you purchase a new home. This couple found out the hard way that their dream house was actually a nightmare

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The Exorcist (1973) – This movie is hailed as one of the scariest films ever made for good reason. It will haunt you long after the final credits. Also, pea soup may not be something you’ll eat for quite some time.

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It (1990 or 2017)– Whichever version you choose you’ll understand very quickly why so many people hate clowns. This guy is not here to bring joy.

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The Shining (1980) – After having sheltered in place for so long, this may not be the ideal film to watch unless of course you really trust your spouse.

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The Amityville Horror (1979) – Another film about a dream house gone horribly wrong, the original version is one that many people will tell you is the scariest movie they’ve ever seen.  And that gets amplified if after seeing it you ever wake up at 3:15am.

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The House on Haunted Hill (1999) – Ever wondered what it would be like to be trapped in a haunted house overnight? Watch this movie and you’ll wonder no more. You’ll also never accept an invitation from a guy that owns an amusement park to attend a birthday party.

NOTE: The movies we listed above are best when viewed with older children or other adults. If you’re looking for younger kid-friendly movies, there are also many options available. Before making your selections, we highly recommend reading the reviews from other parents to make sure what you’ve chosen will be age-appropriate for your kids.

What’s your go-to movie for a frighteningly fun Halloween? Drop a comment here or share with the community on our Facebook page.

 

Happy Halloween!  

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10 Super Easy Halloween Costumes That Include Your Face Mask

As we approach Halloween, it’s time to start thinking about costumes and how we will dress-up this year. Usually we only think of wearing masks during Halloween, but as we all know, 2020 has been far from normal. We’ve been wearing masks for months.

Luckily for us, face mask manufacturers have provided us with just about any color, style, pattern, or design you could want in a protective face covering.  This makes it really easy to incorporate them into your Halloween costume. With only minimal effort, you can have a super cool costume all while doing your part to make sure everyone around you has a safe and enjoyable holiday.

We’re quite positive there will be lots and lots of creative people out there coming up with outrageous ideas for costumes using face masks, but we’re all about simple and quick so you can spend less time designing, and more time enjoying.

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Doctor or Nurse: A simple disposable mask and some scrubs is all you need but you could always add a stethoscope if you’re a Dr. or maybe a hat for a nurse to give the costume a little extra flair. The members of the medical community are truly hero’s, so if you’d like to really stand out, we love the idea of honoring them by incorporating a big “thank you” somewhere on your outfit.

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Cowboy/Cowgirl: Jeans, boots, and a western shirt should about do it. Then you can use a bandana print gaiter as your mask to round out the look. Want to make people laugh? Carry a hobby horse with you!

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Ninja: These warriors are usually covered from head to toe with the exception of their eyes so use your imagination when creating this fun costume. Don’t forget the (plastic) sword.

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Animal: You can find just about any animal face mask you want on the internet. From Dogs and Cats, to pigs and bears, if you’re an animal lover there’s something out there for you. A fun idea would be to create a family “zoo” where everyone is a different animal!

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Mummy: A white mask, a whole lotta gauze and you’ve got a super scary Halloween costume. Not interested in wrapping your whole body in bandages? Wear white pants and a white shirt and just wrap your face. That will make it easier to use the restroom too!

Painter/Drywaller: Again, all you need is some whites splattered with some paint if you’re a painter or some jeans and a t-shirt with a little faux drywall dust (we recommend cornstarch) and you’re ready to go. You can add the appropriate tools of the trade for some extra bling if you like!

Coal Miner: A hat with a light, a flannel shirt, a pair of jeans and some work boots should do the trick for this costume. Maybe smear a little black makeup on your mask and face for the real miner look.

Bank Robber: You can wear just about anything for this costume and a gaiter mask is the perfect accessory. Throw in a couple of water guns and your ready to go!

Clown: Some crazy clothes and a clown mouth drawn on your mask and you’re all set. You can be a happy clown or a scary clown – you’re choice. In case you’re interested, we prefer happy clowns.

Create your own: There are tons of ideas on the World Wide Web for painting up a simple disposable mask into just about anything. You can make a jack-o-lantern face, add rhinestones and go as a disco ball, or even attach fangs and go as a vampire. Use your imagination. There are no wrongs when it comes to Halloween and masks.

We’d love to see your creativity! Share your pictures on our Facebook page and have a spook-tacular Halloween!

 

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Plan a fun Halloween Weekend with these frightfully fun ideas

Halloween is so much more than carving pumpkins, costumes, and trick or treating. Since there is nothing better than family time, why not plan an entire weekend to get everyone in the spirit? We have some spooktacular ideas that are sure to keep all the ghouls and goblins entertained and bring a wickedly fun twist to your Halloween activities!

Brew a Batch of Slime

Could there be a better time of year to make ooey-gooey slime? We think not. Slime making is easy, fun, and has all kinds of creative possibilities! You can make slime any color and add extras like plastic spiders, googly eyes, or glitter for a special extra touch. Here’s a simple recipe we found that both adults and kids will love playing with!

 

Get Wrapped Up in Mummy Bowling

Wrap Plastic bowling pins (available at almost any store that sells kids toys) in toilet paper, glue some eyes on, line them up, and voila- you have yourself a mummy bowling alley. You can use a rubber ball or if you want to make it extra fun, use a small pumpkin! Play as individuals or teams and have prizes for the winners!

 

Make Frightfully Fun Halloween Recipes

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A quick search for “Halloween Recipes” will produce 1000’s of fun snacks and treats that your whole family can sink their teeth into.  A great idea would be to give each person a recipe to make and let the creative juices flow. Not only will you have some tasty tidbits for your Halloween celebration, but the kids will also learn a little about cooking and how much fun it can be!

 

Craft up Some Decorations

Halloween crafts are another project with endless options. From painting pumpkins to festive paper lanterns you’ll make memories and have hours of enjoyment being creative! The best part is that after Halloween is over, you can put them away and bring them out to display for years to come!

 

Bob for Apples

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Bobbing for apples really is a Halloween tradition! People have been doing it forever and it’s one of those activities that get passed down from generation to generation. Ideally you want to play this fun game outside if the weather cooperates but if it has to be done inside, make sure to put some towels down to avoid slipping on wet floors.

 

Have a Scary (or scary-ish) Movie Marathon

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Have the whole family put on their pajamas, dim the lights, grab all those tasty treats you just made, and settle in for a night of spooky, scary fun. There are tons of age-appropriate options so make sure your playlist is suitable for your audience. We don’t want the little ones too scared or they’ll be up all night!

 

Tell scary ghost stories

Another fun pajama activity! Light a fire in the fireplace or fill the room with candles and turn off the lights. You can even hand out flashlights to use during storytelling. Take turns coming up with the scariest stories or talk about actual scary folklore from your neck of the woods.

 

Do the Time Warp

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a cult classic. One of the most iconic parts of the film is the classic ‘Time Warp’ song with dance. Since the film is not suitable for all ages, download just that part of the movie to play on your TV. You’ll have a blast learning the dance and watching everyone get their moves on. Plus… you’ll get a little exercise to work off all the treats!

 

We’d love to hear your ideas for a fun Halloween weekend too! Share them in the comments or visit our Facebook page and show us your pictures of how you celebrate the scariest night of the year!

 

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10 Best Halloween Costumes Made From Pajamas

How is it already the end of October?! If you’re picking out a Halloween costume by fruitlessly searching for whatever is left in your size, or choosing your kid’s costumes according to whatever is still available with Amazon Prime’s 2-day shipping — you’re not alone!

Even though drugstores started rolling out plastic pumpkins and 20 pound bags of mini candy bars in August (not an exaggeration), those adults and parents who are just slightly less organized still manage to turn the event into a stressful scramble year after year. We’re offering up a solution to this madness: wear pajamas instead.

Why Pajamas Make the Best Last-Minute Halloween Costume

An overwhelming number of Halloween costumes for both adults and children these days are essentially overpriced, cheaply made onesies. Onesies themselves are supposed to be warm winter sleepwear and can be easily zipped over other warmer clothes for a great costume solution. So why not just use the real deal instead? Winter pajamas make great Halloween costumes because they’re semi-homemade, warm, and comfortable. Here are some fun ideas for pajama-inspired Halloween costumes for all ages.

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Easy Pajama-Inspired Halloween Costumes

1. The Lumberjack. Combine your warmest flannel pajamas with a hat, puffer vest, big boots, and a toy axe or faux beard and you’re done! Wear the plaid pajama top and bottoms, or just the top and your most comfortable pair of jeans. 

2. The Big Baby. Want to spend the night in a onesie? Pull on footed pajamas (they come in adult sizes!) and carry a teddy bear with a pacifier clipped to your pajamas. Easy and oh-so comfortable!

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Nothing says “do not disturb” quite like Holly Golightly’s stylish sleep mask.

3. Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Super simple and loaded with sass, adults can wear stylish and flattering pajamas, don a sleep mask, and some ritzy jewelry to play film’s most popular kept woman. Say what you will about Holly, but the woman knew how to lounge. 

4. A Ghost. Halloween and party supply stores may be out of costumes in your size, but they probably have a simple face paint kit or two left. Check out this basic ghost face-paint tutorial and put on a flowing nightgown or cozy white robe for an easy Halloween costume. If it’s chilly, you can wear pants or leggings under your sleepwear! 

5. The Hillbilly. Now is a great time to check out our super fun vintage-inspired flapjack pajamas, in both child and adult sizes. Made of incredibly soft, warm flannel, you’ll be comfortable on even the chilliest fall night. Pair flapjacks with a coonskin cap, boots, and a corncob pipe for a quick “hillbilly” costume.

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You have to admit, Max does look mighty comfortable in his pajamas during his adventure.

 

6. Max from Where The Wild Things Are. Yet another simple onesie costume courtesy of everyone’s favorite children’s book. Don a white onesie, purchase an inexpensive gold foil party crown from any part supply store, and find a pin-on animal tale like this one from Amazon.

7. The College Student. Perfect for adults with college-aged kids, dress up as a your son or daughter for halloween in soft, warm flannel pajama pants and and oversized hoodie from their alma matter. Bonus points if you use this pizza tote or takeout purse.

8. Tom Cruise in Risky Business. A super fun costume for both men and women. Slip into a nightshirt, white socks, and sunglasses. Warm up the look on a chilly fall night with nude-colored leggings.

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The ‘Lost Boys’ would make an adorable and comfortable family Halloween costume.

9. The Lost Boys. If you’d like to get into the Halloween spirit and reach from an obscure, but playful theme, look no further than Peter Pan’s ‘Lost Boys.’ This idea is perfect for a group or family costume. In the Disney original, the kids in the dreamlike world of Never Never Land wore playful animal-themed footie pajamas. Grab a friend with larger Halloween ambitions to be Peter Pan or Wendy.

10. Sleeping Beauty.”  We know Sleeping Beauty as a princess locked away in a tower, waiting for Prince Charming in a full ballgown… but what if we took the phrase more literally? Wear a pajama set fit for royalty and top off the costume with a toy tiara and sash. Cheeky fun!

We hope you enjoy these fun and easy pajama-inspired Halloween costumes for the whole family! For more ideas for Halloween fun, check out The Pajama Company blog at thepajamacompany.com/blog. 

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6 Pajama-Themed Halloween Costume Ideas

When it comes to Halloween, there are those people who meticulously plan their costume a year in advance — finding the perfect props and carefully sewing, stitching, or gluing their masterpiece together — and then there are the rest of us. Halloween is less than a week away and we’re willing to bet you don’t have a costume either.

Rather than be the party pooper who shows up to the Halloween bash as themselves, look no further than your pajama drawer. By utilizing your pajamas in these six simple costume ideas, you will be warm, comfortable, and at least a hundred dollars richer for not having ordered a last-minute costume online.

Unlike an inflatable T-Rex or a garden gnome, you can wear your pajamas again and again. Here are costume ideas for the rest of us.

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Celebrate Halloween in Pajamas

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We think creating a costume out of pajamas is one of the best ways to enjoy Halloween.

Why?

Well, because whether you’re going to a party, trick-or-treating, or giving out candy at your door, you get to be dressed up for the occasion while still warm and cozy. Sounds good, right? Think about it – how many costumes have you worn that were uncomfortable or left you freezing cold?

We also love pajama costumes because you can either use PJs you already have, or buy a new pair that you can accessorize and wear for Halloween, and then wear as pajamas later.  How great is that?!

We have SO MANY fun costume ideas for you!

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Be BBQ Dad wearing these pajama pants with a Chef’s hat, spatula and a tray of hot dogs!

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Be a Crazy Cat Lady wearing one of our fun “Cat Person” nightshirts with a basket of cat toys and cat food.

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Be a College Student wearing one of our cozy flannel pajama pants with college tee a hoodie. Carry a laptop, backpack and coffee cup.

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Be a Grandma or Grandpa wearing our popular “FlapJacks” for kids and adults. Combine this vintage union suit with a wig, beard, cane and glasses.

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Be a Football Tailgating Fan wearing our Men’s “Football” pajama pant with team jersey, tee or sweatshirt. Have tumbler glass in hand and bag of chips with dip.

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Be a Hipster wearing one of our classic pj pants rolled up at the ankle with fitted sweater or tee shirt, scarf, glasses and slouchy wool beanie.

Check out more ideas at our round up here:

Turn Your Pajamas into an Awesome Halloween Costume

More Pajama Halloween Costume Ideas

14 Ways to Turn Your Pajamas into a Halloween Costume

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Use any of these ideas? Have you created your own pajama costumes?  We want to hear about it!  Tell us in the comments below or send us a photo at info@thepajamacompany.com.

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Cozy Pajama Halloween Costumes

We think creating a costume out of pajamas is one of the best ways to enjoy Halloween.

Why?

Well, because whether your going to a party, trick-or-treating, or giving out candy at your door, you get to be dressed up for the occasion while still warm and cozy. Sounds good, right? Think about it – how many costumes have you worn that were uncomfortable or left you freezing cold?

We also love pajama costumes because you can either use PJs you already have, or buy a new pair that you can accessorize and wear for Halloween, and then wear as pajamas later.  How great is that?!

We have SO MANY fun costume ideas for you! Check out our round up here:

Turn Your Pajamas into an Awesome Halloween Costume

More Pajama Halloween Costume Ideas

14 Ways to Turn Your Pajamas into a Halloween Costume

Pajama Halloween

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Use any of these ideas? Have you created your own pajama costumes?  We want to hear about it!  Tell us in the comments below or send us a photo at info@thepajamacompany.com.

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