The best businesses are built with passion and love for the industry. While Halloween only happens once each year, these 11 companies have figured out how to cash in on the Halloween spirit all year long.
1. Creepy Co.
Founded in 2015, Creepy Co. is an e-commerce website that sells Halloween and creepy inspired merchandise. From hearse lapel pins to haunted house socks, there is merchandise for every Halloween enthusiast. Other products include candy corn candles, skeleton blankets, apparel and plush ghost cushions.
2. Ghost Walk Austin
Ghost Walk Austin, based in Austin, Texas, gives walking tours to people who love to learn about murder, mystery, requited love and ghosts. The tour guide shares stories about the haunted Driskill Hotel, ghosts of Speakeasy Austin and the Austin ax murderer known as the Servant Girl Annihilator.
3. Halloween Adventure
Halloween Adventure is a retail store for costumes and accessories open year-round. A landmark for costume and Halloween enthusiasts in New York City’s East Village, the two-story shop spans an entire block (it cuts through from Broadway to 4th Avenue) and sells a range of outfits, from pop culture icons to unique, offbeat characters. Halloween Adventure also sells wigs, masks, props and decor.
Larry Kirchner owned and operated several haunted houses in the 1980s and ’90s before founding HauntWorld, the largest global database for Halloween resources and activities. Part discussion board and part directory, HauntWorld’s website and magazine allows members of the haunted house industry to connect and share their insights, while thrill seekers can locate attractions like haunted houses and reportedly haunted trails in their area.
5. The Horror Dome
For more than a decade, The Horror Dome has provided animatronics, props, masks and costumes for homeowners and Halloween attractions. The online retailer’s products have been featured on TLC, “Mythbusters,” Jay Leno, and even in the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park.
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