Halloween is quickly approaching, which means many of us are picking out costumes and carving pumpkins. But have you ever wondered how your favorite country stars celebrate the spooky holiday? We asked eight artists to share their favorite Halloween traditions, costumes and memories.
Favorite Halloween candy: Sour Patch Watermelons
Favorite costume she's worn: Tinkerbell/Peter Pan with her dog, Dibs
Favorite scary movie: Hocus Pocus
Favorite Halloween memory: "My favorite Halloween memory was in middle school, I think I was in 8th grade. I was Batwoman, like the whole costume with the belt and the mask and everything. It was the first time I ever went to a friends house for a Halloween party. It was really fun!"
Favorite Halloween candy: "All of it! Those caramel cubes are probably my favorite though."
Favorite costume he's worn: "I was the Lone Ranger a lot during Halloween. I also dressed as Gene Simmons once."
Favorite scary movie: Disney's Ichabod Crane and Tim Burton's Sleepy Hollow. The story of the headless horseman has always been my favorite Halloween story. The Nightmare Before Christmas gets an honorable mention.
Favorite Halloween memories: "Trick or treating in a small town was the best. Mom and Dad would drive us kids into town. And just let us run free as they sat at the cafe and had coffee until we were done. Other than gathering candy, we'd also go around and soap windows and TP different houses usually the teacher's houses haha. I remember somebody dressed up as the Headless Horseman and rode their horse around Kaycee, that was pretty cool."
"When me and my wife moved into town, we would decorate for Halloween probably more than we did for Christmas. Halloween decorations would usually go up around the first part of September haha. Not sure what it is about Halloween but it's always been one of my favorite holidays."
Favorite Halloween candy: "Chocolate, always any kind of chocolate."
Favorite costume he's worn: "Gotta be Papa Smurf."
Favorite scary movie: The Hills have Eyes
Favorite Halloween memory: "One year the band dressed as Karate Kid and I was, of course, Miyagi!"
Favorite Halloween candy: Milky Way
Favorite costume he's worn: "Ninja Turtle. I painted my whole body. It took about 4 showers to fully remove all the green."
Favorite scary movie: The Sixth Sense
Favorite Halloween memory: "Halloween of '93 there was a blizzard and we all were going door to door in the snow. I'll never forget watching my neighbor sledding down the hill in her backyard dressed as a witch. So much holiday spirit!"
Favorite Halloween candy: "Anything chocolate & peanut butter!"
Favorite costume she's worn: "I once had a customized costume of Rose's famous scene in Titanic where she's on the edge of the boat with Jack. I even had the "heart of the ocean" necklace. It was serious!"
Favorite scary movie: Halloween. Classic!
Favorite Halloween memory: "My mom always threw THE BEST Halloween parties for my friends and I growing up. So many decorations, themed food and music. She would even buy dry ice to make a crazy punch that looked spooky! She's the best."
Curtis Rempel of High Valley
Favorite Halloween candy: "Reese Cups - the ones that look like pumpkins of course."
Favorite costume he's worn: "I got really creative a couple years ago and was Chicken Cordon Bleu. I went all out in blue gear and tied a chicken to my chest with a guitar cord."
Favorite scary movie: "The Fox and the Hound - it is indeed a very scary movie."
Favorite Halloween memory: Sure do - check it out:
Favorite Halloween candy: "I ove candy corn, until I don't. There's always that one that's one too many. Then I switch to the little Milky Ways."
Favorite costume he's worn: "I'm a child of the 80's so I was some version of a Star Wars almost every year. I think the year that I made the switch to the dark side and was Darth Vader was my favorite."
Favorite scary movie: "There was a movie I watched a couple of times when I was younger called April Fools Day that I remember being terrified. I've thought about going back and watching it again now to see if it holds up. Somehow I doubt it. Maybe I'll just let it stay scary in my memory."
Favorite Halloween memory: "Just walking the neighborhood with my friends. It was the one time our parents would let us run the neighborhoods by ourselves. I thought that was the coolest thing at the time. Now being on the other side of that I realize that the parents probably enjoyed that time even more than we did."
Favorite Halloween candy: "My favorite Halloween candy is Reese's hands down. From when I was younger and would hand out candy, till now, I always end up eating it all before i even get a chance to hand out the candy."
Favorite scary movie: "I used to love scary movies until they started giving me horrible nightmares. I do still love The Ring. That movie had me sleeping with all my lights on for a week."
Favorite Halloween memory: "One of my favorite Halloweens was going to the Halloween parade in West Hollywood with my then boyfriend who is now my husband. He dressed as Flash Dance and I was a ballerina and it was seriously the best night of my life."
This post was originally published on October 18, 2017.