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All the Best Things for Halloween

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Now that it’s October, and Halloween season is upon us, it’s about time to start thinking about your plan for the 31st. To get you in gear for the holiday, we’ve put all our Halloween coverage in one place, from the carving tools for creating that perfectly spooky jack-o’-lantern to the baby costumes that your 6-month-old won’t squirm in. Stay tuned as we continue to update this page throughout the month.

The Best Halloween Masks on Amazon

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The quickest shortcut to a Halloween costume? A latex mask. Make it a good one with the best-reviewed versions on Amazon.

The Best Halloween Costumes for Kids on Amazon

A great Halloween costume can be make-or-break when it comes to a kid’s candy haul. Make sure it’s a good one with a best-reviewed version from Amazon.

The Best Bulk Halloween Candy According to Chefs

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Even chefs love cheap bulk candy — we talked to big names like Marcus Samuelsson, Joanne Chang, and Floyd Cardoz about the stuff they’re planning to pass out on the 31st.

The Best Halloween Couples Costumes on Amazon

For those of us who want to dress up in a way that complements our partner, the greatest couple’s costumes (bacon and eggs, wine and cheese, baseball player and hot dog) on Amazon.

The Best Tasteful (But Spooky) Halloween Decorations

Just because you’re throwing a Halloween party doesn’t mean your decorations have to be cheesy — we went and found the best décor pieces to spruce up your Halloween festivities that are both sophisticated and frightful.

The Best Halloween Baby Costumes on Amazon

Newborns and toddlers alike will look adorable in Amazon’s best-reviewed baby Halloween costumes, which include everything from dragons and monsters to piglets and owls.

The Least Sexy Halloween Costumes for Women

We don’t have anything against sexy costumes — we just think not every costume has to be sexy. That’s why we went and found the 13 least sexy costumes for women on Amazon.

The Best Halloween Costumes for Dogs

Your pup deserves a good costume for Halloween, too. Try one of the best-reviewed versions we could find on Amazon.

The Best Pumpkin-Carving Tools

For a professional-grade jack-0’-lantern, you’ll need the right tools. We spoke to Maniac Pumpkin Carvers co-founder Marc Evan about the knife, etcher, and sculptor for the job.

The Best Halloween Makeup

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To find the best makeup for all of your Halloween needs (zombies, vampires, witches, etc.), we spoke with makeup artist Rebecca Perkins of Rouge NY, whose job it was to make corpses look real on Law & Order: SVU.

The Best Halloween Costume for Toddlers

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Blogger Candice Miller bought a Pebbles costume for her toddler daughter that was a runaway success: “I can’t say this with scientific certainty, but I’m pretty sure the costume was the reason for her mighty haul at the end of the night. That’s the secret genius of the Pebbles costume — why be a boring princess when you can tap into boomer nostalgia?”

The Best International Drugstore Candy

Some of the best candies you can pass out to trick-or-treaters doesn’t even come from America — we went and found the most delicious international drugstore candies available on Amazon.

The Best Halloween Candy for the Candy Connoisseur

Our friends at Grub Street picked out the best Halloween candy to buy when you have a discerning palate — sample treats like brown-butter caramels in Hispaniola dark chocolate or a peanut-butter-banana-chocolate bar.

The Most Popular Costumes at Spirit Halloween

The Halloween costume and décor store Spirit Halloween is one of the biggest retailers of the season — we called them to find out what their most popular costumes are.

The Best Non-Drugstore Candies from Around the World

For something a little different at your next Halloween party (or even just to pass out to trick-or-treaters), we found the best non-drugstore candies you can buy online from around the world.

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All the Best Things for Halloween