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[[Image:Happy Halloween!.png|thumb|"Happy Halloween!" from the whole gang.]]
[[Image:Happy Halloween!.png|thumb|"Happy Halloween!" from the whole gang.]]
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'''[[Wikipedia:Halloween|Halloween]]''' is an important [[holiday]] for the [[characters]] in the [[Homestar Runner universe]]. Since 2000, the first year of the website's run, [[The Brothers Chaps]] have liked to make an annual big Halloween [[Toons|toon]]<!--yes, the pipe is necessary--> every year up to and including 2009, after which [[Homestar Runner (body of work)|Homestar Runner]] went on [[hiatus]], before again making them since 2014. Since 2003, [[Strong Bad]] has hosted a slide show of [[Fan Costumes]] shortly after Halloween every year of the aforementioned active period (except 2004), as well as since 2015.
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'''{{wp|Halloween}}''' is an important [[holiday]] for the [[characters]] in the [[Homestar Runner universe]], and is celebrated with traditional costumes, candies, and pumpkin-carving.
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An annual big Halloween [[Toons|toon]]<!--yes, the pipe is necessary--> has been a tradition since [[homestarrunner.com|the website]] first launched in 2000. A new Halloween toon was produced by [[The Brothers Chaps]] every year through 2009; after a [[hiatus]], annual toons resumed in 2014. In addition, [[Strong Bad]] has hosted a slide show highlighting and humorously riffing on [[Fan Costumes]] shortly after Halloween; this practice began in 2003 and ran from 2005 through 2009, resuming an annual schedule in 2015.
== Traditions ==
== Traditions ==
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*Every major Halloween toon has the [[Characters#Main characters|main characters]] dress up in different [[Halloween costumes]]. These costumes usually relate to '70s, '80s and '90s pop culture. These costumes are often rather obscure in nature, and a running joke involves the characters' difficulty [[What are you supposed to be?|identifying each other's costumes]], not that [[I really like your costume|this prevents Homestar from being confident in his own guesses]].
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*Every major Halloween toon has the [[Characters#Main characters|main characters]] dress up in different [[Halloween costumes]]. These costumes usually relate to pop culture, especially from the '70s, '80s and '90s. The subjects portrayed are often rather obscure, and a running joke involves the characters' difficulty [[What are you supposed to be?|identifying each other's costumes]], not that [[I really like your costume|this prevents Homestar from being confident in his own guesses]].
*Unlike most other [[Toons|toons]] on the website, the Halloween toons feature every main character. Each year, [[Homsar]] appears in an [[Easter egg]] after clicking on something relating to [[The Poopsmith]], save for [[Homestarloween Party]], in which he did not appear at all (only because he had not yet been created) and [[Which Ween Costumes?]]. Starting with [[The House That Gave Sucky Tricks]] and excluding [[Haunted Photo Booth]], he appears automatically without having to trigger an Easter egg.
*Unlike most other [[Toons|toons]] on the website, the Halloween toons feature every main character. Each year, [[Homsar]] appears in an [[Easter egg]] after clicking on something relating to [[The Poopsmith]], save for [[Homestarloween Party]], in which he did not appear at all (only because he had not yet been created) and [[Which Ween Costumes?]]. Starting with [[The House That Gave Sucky Tricks]] and excluding [[Haunted Photo Booth]], he appears automatically without having to trigger an Easter egg.
*Starting with [[The House That Gave Sucky Treats]], after the toon is over, the characters will all group together and discuss one another's Halloween costumes. Since [[Pumpkin Carve-nival]], clicking on selected characters while grouped together will start a short conversation with them and other characters, usually on the topic of the selected character's costume.
*Starting with [[The House That Gave Sucky Treats]], after the toon is over, the characters will all group together and discuss one another's Halloween costumes. Since [[Pumpkin Carve-nival]], clicking on selected characters while grouped together will start a short conversation with them and other characters, usually on the topic of the selected character's costume.
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*[[The Goblin]] is a recurring character in a large number of Halloween toons. He was created in [[Homestarloween Party]], when Homestar imagined him while telling a Halloween story. The Goblin has since come to life and has made cameo appearances at different times, sometimes seeming to (or [[Happy Hallow-day|actually]]) appear [[Hammerspace|out of nowhere]].
*[[The Goblin]] is a recurring character in a large number of Halloween toons. He was created in [[Homestarloween Party]], when Homestar imagined him while telling a Halloween story. The Goblin has since come to life and has made cameo appearances at different times, sometimes seeming to (or [[Happy Hallow-day|actually]]) appear [[Hammerspace|out of nowhere]].
*The [[Spooky Woods]] appears as a setting for almost every Halloween toon (though not necessarily the only setting). [[The Halloween House]] and [[The Graveyard]] appear to be located in these woods. The woods also appear to be a favored location for various Halloween-themed activities such as pumpkin judging contests and trick-or-treating.
*The [[Spooky Woods]] appears as a setting for almost every Halloween toon (though not necessarily the only setting). [[The Halloween House]] and [[The Graveyard]] appear to be located in these woods. The woods also appear to be a favored location for various Halloween-themed activities such as pumpkin judging contests and trick-or-treating.
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*Since 2007, there has been a [[Halloween Teasers|teaser]] before the Halloween toon is released. They always include the characters, silhouetted in their costumes, with a message, usually saying when the toon will be released.
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*Since 2007, there has been a [[Halloween Teasers|teaser]] before the Halloween toon is released. These include the characters silhouetted in their costumes alongside a message, usually revealing when the full toon will be released.
== Halloween Toons ==
== Halloween Toons ==

Revision as of 04:12, 12 October 2021

"Happy Halloween!" from the whole gang.

Halloween is an important holiday for the characters in the Homestar Runner universe, and is celebrated with traditional costumes, candies, and pumpkin-carving.

An annual big Halloween toon has been a tradition since the website first launched in 2000. A new Halloween toon was produced by The Brothers Chaps every year through 2009; after a hiatus, annual toons resumed in 2014. In addition, Strong Bad has hosted a slide show highlighting and humorously riffing on Fan Costumes shortly after Halloween; this practice began in 2003 and ran from 2005 through 2009, resuming an annual schedule in 2015.

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