This just in from the Countdown to Halloween home office: Countdown participants and readers can get $5.00 off CRAZYDOG TSHIRTS stuff by using the code HALLO5 at checkout. All kinds of cool shirts and a sizable collection of Halloween costumes, though mostly of the slutty-female-caricature kind (not that that's a bad thing, necessarily). Offer good through Halloween.
In the meantime, there are Halloween fanatics and there are Halloween Fanatics. See, there's this guy in Glendale, CA (tool around the website; it's fun!) who does elaborate--and I mean elaborate--displays in his front yard (pics here). As you might imagine, these are expensive propositions and this year he's asking for a little help. He's trying to raise $2,200 by Oct. 14 to construct this:
Concept art for a steampunk drilling machine
I can't vouch for the legitimacy of his project, but here's his Kickstarter page and maybe you can judge for yourself. Regardless, the idea is unspeakably cool.