"I get a lot of the clothing for my characters from thrift stores," Amanda Chapman said. "Depending upon the complexity of the character determines how long I spend on the makeup. Some take an hour, others have taken me 4-5 hours." (Photo Provided/Amanda Chapman)

Photos: 31 days of Halloween 2014

For the third year, Amanda Chapman shares her 31 different looks for Halloween this year. Whether it’s the makeup or the wig, it’s hard to b…

Eric Carlson takes official Great Pumpkin Commonwealth measurements of John Hawkley's pumpkin at the 41st Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Washburn)

Photos: Plumpest pumpkin contest

A gourd weighing 2,058 pounds took first prize and set a new tournament record Monday at an annual pumpkin-weighing contest in Northern Cali…