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November 4th, 2014

From the gory to the obscure to the pumpkin-flavored, the spirit of Halloween took over The Mill last week. The creative souls across studios celebrated the day – or in some cases, the week – with gut twisting drinks and treats, deathly décorations, and of course, costume battles.


Essential to any Halloween celebration is the proper décor to greet your guests. Mill+ designers Alex T. Pelham and Laura Nash created a special set of tarot card themed graphics to welcome visitors to our London studio on Windmill Street.

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The cards feature roles found at The Mill including the producer, the director, the editor, the designer, the animator, the 3D artist and the compositor. [Get the full set of card graphics on our Facebook page.]

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Behind the darkened doors of our London studio, ghostly goodies set the mood for activities like pumpkin carving, face painting and a horror-tastic screening of A Nightmare on Elm Street with The Mill Film Club.

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At The Mill in NY, reception provided a warm Halloween welcome, while artists brought in their furry sidekicks in an adorable attempt to win the costume contest.

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No Halloween celebration is complete without a costume contest. At The Mill in NY, Dan Rosenberg took home first with his stomach turning Alien costume, followed closely by Darnell Laval's Digi Betacam throwback and a diabolical Zack Jerrold and Steve Morotta as Dr. Evil & Mini Me.

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At The Mill in LA, Blake Guest [Alan (The Hangover), Daniel Lang (The Grim Reaper), and Anna Zhang & Luke Krama (Boobs) topped the competition. [See more pics of Milloween in LA here.]

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The Mill in Chicago celebrated the Day of the Dead with a pumpkin carving contest. 3D artist Jessica Soderstrom took home 1st place with an exceptionally creepy carving (pictured below).

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Chicago's costume winners included: Naotaka Minami's rendition of Russell Up taking first, Jamie Beckwith as a creepy (but well-crafted) owl and Adam Grint the colourful rain cloud.

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With so many great costumes, we couldn't end this post without sharing a few more Halloween highlights. Let the prep for next year's costume begin.....

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