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Halloween Tricks and Treats

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October is my favorite month of the year. Pumpkin Pie ice cream finally shows up. The weather is not too hot. It's not too cold. It's just right.

Of course, the best part of October is Halloween. It may seem a little early to be thinking about it, but it's good to get a jump on things if you are going to order anything off of the internet.

Here are a few once-a-year favorites to check out:

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For posters of the weird Halloween parade led by the ummm, gourd monster (seen here) and more - especially the beautiful Witch's Sister print, check out

Another unusual decorating idea would be the image changing "gortraits" from All Holiday Treasures.

For more creepy decor, or a nice hostess gift, The Gravestone Girls offer casts made from gravestone rubbings as well as jewelry with the same motif.

Want to smell scary? The Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab offers themed scents this month. The Perilous Parlour with notes of white pear and vanilla sounds enticing.

We especially like the Lizzie Borden costume and the cool hooded capes of the Victorian Trading Company.

Big Wheel Novelties has weird little Halloween favors for your party. Also useful if you are the neighborhood health foodies or dentist's family that doesn't believe in handing out sugar.

If you are into sugar, check out Candy Warehouse's gummy body parts, coffin candy case and pooping kitty. Mmmm....candy scabs.

And for a special treat for yourself, Recchiuti, the greatest chocolatier in the world, is offering candied orange peel and Cinnamon Malt chocolates through October 31st. They are expensive, but worth the splurge.