I’m happy and a little surprised to confirm that I still get very excited for my yearly countdown to Halloween. That’s when I turn this blog to a place for all things mildly spooky and supernatural.
And I’ve got something special planned for you this year. I’ve actually come up with something of a theme. All Hallows’ Valentine! We are going to celebrate the season of monsters and ghouls, with love!
Mind you, I always celebrate Halloween with love. because I happen to love Halloween. But this year, I’m taking it one step further. I will be bringing you tales of terrifying undead and bloodthirsty creatures with a heart of gold and really well-preserved bodies as well. Who wouldn’t fall for these delightful vixens?
I did and I hope you will as well.
And if that’s not enough for you, I will also be sharing a bunch of brand new Halloween theme essays that are loosely tied in with anime as well. I tend t take the countdown as an excuse to just research things I’m interested in. With a little luck, you might be interested in them as well!
I’ve been doing the countdown for a few years now and I am starting to have an almost respectable mini archive of Halloween posts. Here are the ones from past years if you ae interested.
Countdown to Halloween 2021
- Godzilla Singular Point – The Modern Kaiju
- Kuro – Webtoon Recommendation
- Tokyo Ghoul – You Can Never Go Home Again
- Burn the Witch – Countdown to Halloween
- Even Campfire Stories Are Scarier in Japan
- Top 5 Cheap and Easy Anime Halloween Costumes 2021
- Dai Dark – Manga First Impression
- Akame ga Kill – Guys! I Dropped an Anime!
- In Case You wanted to Dress as a Sexy Catgirl/boy : Do Cat Ears Really Make You Cuter?
- GARO -VANISHING LINE- How Can Show be Both Too Long and Too Short?
- Top 5 Anime Vampires
- Versailles of the Dead – Manga First Impression (bonus Halloween manga)
Countdown to Halloween 2020
- The Hallotober Tag
- Magical Girl Site – A Storm in a Teacup (Countdown to Halloween)
- Top 5 Anime Yokai
- Stand Still, Stay Silent – webcomic recommendation (Countdown to Halloween)
- Even Urban Legends are Scarier in Japan 2! (Countdown to Halloween)
- Ghost Hound – Lost in the Unseen (Countdown to Halloween)
- Higurashi, When They Cry Kai – Tying Up Loose Ends (Countdown to Halloween)
- Top 5 Animes to Watch This Halloween if You Are A Scaredy Cat
- Sweet Home – webtoon recommendation (Countdown to Halloween)
- Halloween Candy in Japan
- JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure – Birth of a Saga (Countdown to Halloween)
- Demon Slayer’s Wisteria Hysteria (Countdown to Halloween)
- Top 15 Avatar Cosplay (Countdown to Halloween)
- If Horror Movies Reflect Societal Anxieties What do Horror Anime Say About What Otakus are Afraid of?
Countdown to Halloween 2019
- Halloween in Japan (Countdown to Halloween)
- Demon Slayer : Kimetsu no Yaiba – Full Series Review (Countdown to Halloween)
- Blood Blockade Battlefront s1 – Beyond Black and White (Countdown to Halloween)
- Horror and Anime (Countdown to Halloween)
- 5 More Cheap and Easy Halloween Costumes (Countdown to Halloween)
- Happy Sugar Life – A Deconstructions of Love (Countdown to Halloween)
- Even Monsters are Scarier in Japan
- Halloween Watchlist (Countdown to Halloween)
Countdown to Halloween 2018:
- Shin Sekai Yori – The Lessons of the Bonobos (Countdown to Halloween)
- Parasyte – Aren’t Humans The Worst? (Countdown to Halloween)
- The Terror of Responsibility (Natsume week)
- 5 Last Minute Cheap and Easy Anime Halloween Costumes
- Anime Fridge Horror (Countdown to Halloween)
- Black Butlers and Red Madams (Countdown to Halloween)
- The Mystic Archives of Dantalian (Countdown to Halloween)
- Even Creepypastas Are Scarier in Japan
Countdown to Halloween 2017:
- Berserk – When Dreams Go Bad – OWLS Blog Tour
- Shiki – Countdown to Halloween
- Bloody October Post
- Hellsing – Countdown to Halloween
- The Flowers of Evil – Countdown to Halloween
- Mononoke – Countdown to Halloween
- Even Urban Legends are Scarier in Japan
This doesn’t have anything to do with the blog but I need to share it with someone. I put together a really adorable Anya Forger costume this year. I’m actually a little proud of myself and I wish I could still go trick or treating to show it off. Unfortunately, I’m not sure anyone will recognize the character at work but I’m still wearing it to the office.
11 thoughts on “Countdown to Halloween 2022!”
Lol, I hope your office cosplay went well. Did you dye your hair salmon-pink? How’d you deal with Anya’s pointy little kippahs?
It hasn’t happened yet. Halloween is next week
I got a wig since my hair is a bit too long now and I made the hairpin horns out of felt and golden fabric. They came out decent
I see you have a long history of Halloween content in October. Well I hope you have another good year this year with your content. And enjoy what you review this year.
There. That means I now jinxed you, like you jinxed me by telling me to enjoy… Ugh. Attack On Titan The Live AC… Never mind. Enjoy.
Also I would have been happier if you told me there was a third thing I had to pick up for review, Attack On Titan Hanguk no Noroshi aka Counter Rockets, instead of enjoy. Sigh…
Thank you! I did have fun writing these posts and I hope some people enjoy reading them as well!
I absolutely ADORE Halloween! This year I went all out with an elaborate cosplay of Mad Mew Mew from Undertale, and it looks gorgeous! Ugh, I love this holiday
Oh wow, that sounds amazing and so cute! Did you find the giant jingle bells?
I wasn’t able to. Still very sad about that 🙁
There’s still time
Maybe you can get them from Christmas decorations
A viable option
Yay! Happy early Halloween! I’m totally looking forward to your countdown. Halloween Valentine’s day/Monsters in Love is a great theme! There’s all sorts of anime that it might include, so I’m excited to see what series you write about. The blog-o-sphere has been strangely quiet about Halloween this year, so I’m happy to see someone excited about it!
Nice! There’s two of us now!!!