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It is October, and nothing is more important than playoff baseball – especially when the Washington Nationals are involved, and boy are they involved. One more win and they will earn a trip to the National League Championship Series. But because you likely have no interest in listening to me go on and on about the one thing that keeps me going, I will get to the point a little quicker today.

Yes, it is October. And though nothing is more important than playoff baseball, there is one thing that comes close: Halloween.

For all of those readers who live under rocks and have never heard of the great holiday known as Halloween, it is a day reserved to observe the world's greatest monsters – Wolf Man, Dracula, Frankenstein and all the rest. It is a day dedicated to screams, thrills, horrors and chills. Oh, and for some reason you are encouraged to dress up like your favorite ghouls and ghosts and knock on strangers' front doors. Doing so will result in said strangers rewarding you with heaps of candy. It is truly a majestic holiday.

But no matter how ridiculously made-up Halloween seems to be, it actually has roots in history. The word Halloween was first used in the 1500s and represents a Scottish variant of "All Hallows' Evening," that is, the evening before All Hallows' Day. All Hallows' Day, of course, is the Christian holiday that celebrates the lives of saints the world over. But even though that is believed to be the first appearance of the holiday's title, the holiday itself is thought to have pagan origins and is believed to have come from the Celtic festival known as Samhain. Samhain comes from the Old Irish word Samuin, meaning "summer's end." None of that matters now, though, because planet Earth being planet Earth turned the holiday into something much more interesting – an evening dedicated to horror movies, costumes, trick-or-treating and mischief.

Again, I am getting away from the point of writing today's blog. Today is not about baseball (not until 8:37 p.m. anyway). It is not about how great Halloween is or even the real-life history from which is sprang. Today is about and how we plan to get you geared up for the third-best holiday of all-time.

How can make your Halloween a hit?

Some people treat Halloween like a joke. Those are the people that stroll down to Halloween superstores on October 30 and spend 20 bucks on a poorly made costume that kind of looks like the hero from a recent summer blockbuster but really looks sillier than anything else.

Those that treat Halloween like the magnificent holiday that it is take their costumes a bit more seriously. They rummage around and piece together elaborate costumes that are truly impressive. The good thing about's affinity for Halloween is that we have already done all the rummaging for you. In our 10 years of buying military surplus and new production items, we have amassed quite a collection of clothing and accessories that can be combined to produce an award-winning Halloween costume. Even better, those pieces of clothing and accessories are available at the unbelievably low prices that our customers have come to expect from us. Today, I want to highlight just a few that may make your Halloween just a bit scarier.

"V for Vendetta" Mask

The “V for Vendetta” mask is a mask designed to resemble Guy Fawkes and is a symbol featured prominently in the film of the same name, which many might not know is actually an adaptation of a limited comic book series written by Alan Moore.

"V for Vendetta" Mask

Anyway, the "V for Vendetta" mask is one of the coolest masks available commercially and is definitely the coolest mask available from The mask is constructed almost entirely of plastic and measures approximately 8.5 inches by 7.5 inches and will conceal most faces. It is secured to the face via a Velcro® adjustable strap and is perfectly capable of completing your "V" ensemble or turning you into the world's biggest supporter of the Tea Party movement.

The "V for Vendetta" mask is now available for just $9.95.

Red Rock Ghillie Suit

Speaking of Alan Moore, the man also had a pretty great run on "Swamp Thing." And with's Red Rock ghillie suit you can transform yourself into Swamp Thing without a batch of Alec Holland's bio-restorative formula and without suffering a harrowing explosion.  

Red Rock Ghillie Suit

The Red Rock ghillie suit is a five-piece complex camouflage suit that is made to resemble dense foliage and serves to yield greater concealment than traditional camouflage clothing. It also looks a bit like Swamp Thing and will make a fabulous Halloween costume.

The Red Rock ghillie suit is available for $79.95 in two sizes – medium/large (chest 42-48, waist 32-38) and extra-large/double extra-large (chest 48-56, waist 38-46). Additionally, you have the option of two different camouflage patterns – woodland camouflage and desert camouflage.

Orange Prison Jumpsuit

Everyone loves a convict, especially on Halloween. For that reason, our orange prison jumpsuit is an excellent costume idea.

Orange Prison Jumpsuit

Halloween is the only day of the year you can walk proudly in public dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit without being hassled by the police, who would ordinarily be more than happy to escort you back to a jail cell. Do just that with our orange prison jumpsuit, the very same jumpsuit that has been sold to production teams working with HBO and a number of professional sports organizations.

Currently, five sizes are available: medium (M), large (L), extra-large (XL), double extra-large (XXL) and triple extra-large (XXXL). Prices start at just $33.95.

And do not forget that we have a number of appropriate accessories to go with the orange prison jumpsuit, including a wide variety of handcuffs and leg irons.

As one would expect, these are just a few of the great products we carry that can also be recruited for a Halloween costume. In fact, we recently built an entire category devoted to Halloween and all of our great Halloween-friendly items. We invite you to browse that category and get started on your costume today!