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Dress Your Car for Halloween

Ghostbusters ‘ECTO-1′ Car

ECTO-1 Car Halloween Costume

This costume is perfect for crossovers and wagons. Pair your ‘Ghostbuster’ costume with a near authentic ECTO-1 to drive around on Halloween night. If you’d rather not stick things on your car, try buying one of our DuPont Tyvek covers to make a removable costume. Simply cover the car, and attach logos on the exterior.

Materials Needed:

  • Ghostbusters Logo Decals
  • Fake Ghost Hunting Materials (for roof)
  • Fake phone number/movie quote removable decals
  • Stuffed ‘Slimer’ to ride shotgun
  • Optional: DuPont Tyvek White Car Cover

Vamp-car

Vamp-Car

Looking for a fun and easy car costume? Just add vampire teeth! Create ‘car fangs’ using white foam paper or paper, attaching magnets on the back.

Materials Needed:

  • White construction paper/foam paper
  • Magnets

Old School Ghost 

Ghost Car Costume

Here’s a fun, easy way to dress up your car for Halloween. Using our white DuPont Tyvek Empire car cover, simply cut out two ‘eye holes’ and drape over your car- when parked only! Do not attempt to drive with cover on car.

Materials Needed:

  • Empire’s DuPont Tyvek Car Cover

Indoor Soft Stretch

Giant Strawberry

If you’re looking for an elaborate costume, try Empire Covers Indoor Soft Stretch, available in red, to create a giant strawberry costume. Simply attach ‘seeds’ and a green stem to complete the look. Best part is that after Halloween, you can still use the cover!

Materials Needed:

  • Black construction paper, cut into giant seeds
  • Green felt to create stem top
  • Indoor Soft Stretch Cover in Red
Rico Suave

For a simple, funny costume, attach a giant mustache on the grill of your car. This can be accomplished with just some string or duct tape, with spray painted cardboard cut into a mustache. You can also order car mustaches online if you’d rather not DIY.

Materials Needed:

  • String or duct tape to attach
  • Spray paint, brown
  • Large piece of cardboard

‘Mutt Cutts’ Car from Dumb and Dumber

Mutt Cutts Car

If you truly want a one of a kind costume, and don’t mind the expense, the ‘Mutt Cutts’ car is the way to go. While creating a driveable costume would be difficult, try using one of our covers to achieve a driveway friendly look. Use our tan Titan Car Cover to drape over the car, then create a ‘dog face’ using a cardboard cut-out tongue, spray painted pink and nose, spray painted black. Use a permanent marker (do this before covering the car) to create whiskers.  Cut out the windshield area for eyes, and add a yellow ‘Mutt Cutts’ sign to the side. This costume can be as elaborate or simple as you choose. If you want to reuse the cover, do not make any cuts or draw on it.

Materials Needed:

  • Titan Car Cover
  • Pink and black spray paint
  • Cardboard cutouts, tongue and nose

 Have you ever dressed up your car for Halloween?

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Under The Covers | Three Weeks in a RV: The Ultimate College Tour

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Three Weeks in a RV: The Ultimate College Tour

Here at Empire, we’re like a tight-knit family. We celebrate birthdays, encourage each other’s successes and occasionally check out our local happy hour. Recently, when discussing our alma maters, we got down to talking about the actual college selection process. Our social media manager, Melissa, shared her unique experience.

At the beginning of her college selection process, she was invited by a family friend, Rebecca, to join her own college search. For over three weeks, they toured 22 colleges up and down the East Coast, along with Rebecca’s parents. Starting in Southern New Jersey, the trip spanned across West Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and ended in Florida.  Their mode of transportation? Rebecca’s family RV, a Class C RV nicknamed “Sally”.

“Sally was named after the song ‘Mustang Sally’,” Melissa says. “We listened to that song over and over the entire time.”

To keep track of the colleges, Melissa made a rating sheet. The two judged colleges on a point system, based on their location, size, housing, and extracurriculars. On some days, the girls toured the campuses on a tandem bike- a bicycle built for two. Out of all of the universities, High Point University in in High Point, NC gained the highest score.

“High Point had a really homey feeling,” Melissa recalled. “The campus wasn’t too big, and they gave us free t-shirts on the tour.”

The University of South Florida also had a high score.  Melissa remembers the campus being “really aesthetically pleasing” with “beautiful, clean facilities.”

But their college tour wasn’t just about universities. During the process, they visited famous attractions and sites such as the Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame, Skyline Drive,  Dollywood, and Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL. The girls favorite stop was Myrtle Beach, where they parked at the Ocean Lakes Campground. The campground, boasting consecutive wins of “RV Park of the Year” by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds, provided direct beach access.

In the end, Melissa chose to attend Temple University in Philadelphia. As for “Sally”, Melissa says she’s securely parked at her home in New Jersey, taking occasional road trips. While parked, Sally is kept clean and protected with an Empire RV Cover. 

“It was an amazing experience,” Melissa says of the trip. “I really got to see parts of the country I probably wouldn’t have otherwise. I had never been in a RV before that.”

 

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