Get ready for a 'spooktacular' Home & Family today as Mark & Paige go all out for Halloween! And, who better to kick off the Home & Family Halloween special than Elvira, Mistress of the Dark! For almost 30 years, Elvira has owned Halloween and this year is no different. Today, Elvira catches Mark & Paige up on her Halloween plans and gives advice for the best costumes this year.

Misty Lee
Magician Misty Lee uses her mystical powers to channel the spirits for the first ever Home & Family séance. The spirits of Halloween help Misty conjure amazing feats of prestidigitation, sorcery and hilarity.
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McKenzie Westmore
Host of SyFy's "Face Off," McKenzie Westmore stops by to join in the fear and festivities on Home & Family today. Daughter of famed Hollywood Make-Up artist Michael Westmore, McKenzie talks to Mark & Paige about growing up with the creative genius responsible for the faces of "Star Trek." McKenzie also talks about her long career in soap opera’s including her nine years on "Passions."

Rod Maxwell
Special effects artist and Season 3 "Face Off" contestant Rod Maxwell shares his horrifying skills with Mark & Paige. A self-taught special effects artist, Rod gained acclaim for his "Star Wars" creation on "Face Off." In his award winning film "The Wishing Well," Rod created himself in 26 distinctly different characters. Today Rod talks to Mark and Paige about his start in special effects and also tests his skills on the Home & Family PAs! Get more information on Rod's award winning movie here:

Ken Wingard
Designer Ken Wingard is back to add some ghoulish extras that can make any home a last-minute haunted house. Using extra sheets, cheesecloth, and some spray paint, Ken shows you how to make a simple Halloween masterpiece out of any home. Plus Ken points out that at this time of year pumpkins and most fall decorations are on sale so last minute decorators can catch a great deal to last through Thanksgiving!

Challen Cates
Star of the "Nickelodeon" hit "Big Time Rush," Challen Cates brings her family to Home & Family today. Challen's kids take over the interview and talk about what it's like watching their mom be someone else's mom on TV. Plus they walk their mom through the Cates family Halloween preps. And later, Challen teaches Mark & Paige how to make "Scary Green Goo!"

Cathie Filian
Creator of the Emmy nominated "Creative Juice," Cathie Filian teaches you how to make creative cupcakes using leftover Halloween candy! Cathy’s creative concoctions have been featured on hundreds of DIY shows and projects for “TLC” and HGTV.” Learn more about Cathie's creative crafts here: and

Mae Powell
93-year-old Mae Powell stops by to teach Mark & Paige how to grow giant pumpkins. For five years Mae has been growing oversized pumpkins, regularly growing pumpkins weighing over 200lbs! Unfortunately vandals destroyed this year’s 400lb pumpkin, but Mae gets revenge by participating in our own Home & Family "Punkin Chunkin!"

K-9 Costumes
What would Halloween be without a costume parade? Our ghoulish hosts today put on the first ever Home & Family "K-9 Costume contest" With several 4-legged volunteers, Mark & Paige give you a preview of the hottest doggie costumes this year! Get more doggie costumes at