Happy Hallowe’en all! Hallowe’en is my favourite time of year and what better way to celebrate it this year than by writing up a blog post about it for you to read!
Every year for as long as I can remember I have celebrated it, whether I dress up and go out, carve a pumpkin or do something else I just enjoy being able to celebrate it somehow, as it is one of my favourite holidays of the year, Bonfire Night being another.
I haven’t really dressed up for Hallowe’en for a while, but it seemed like fun to try and do something for it this year. Even if I don’t end up going out tonight, I’ll still have a go at making myself look spooky! I’ve seen some make-up tutorials with ideas on what I could do this evening, which I’ll be sharing with you later in this post.
I wouldn’t mind carving a pumpkin tonight, as I haven’t done it for years and it would be a lot of fun to do. Years ago my brother carved some Star Wars pumpkins just by using an easy trace guide that he downloaded off of the internet. I’d love to try and carve an R2D2 or a Stormtrooper! A typical ghost or spooky face could also be done for this too and I’ll probably leave these in the kitchen to burn away and look beautiful.
One thing I hate about Hallowe’en? Trick or treaters! I only ever went and took part in this tradition once when I was about 10 years old and I can safely say, I hated it. The neighbours were friendly yes, but I felt somewhat trampy and rather silly knocking on someone’s door chanting, “trick or treat!” to either be given their sweets, some money (on the odd occasion) or be told to piss off. It has never appealed to me and as the years have gone by and I have grown older and somewhat wiser, I’ve grown into a miserable adult who ignores children when they knock on my door. I don’t want to give a random child sweets, it seems wrong to me and as I didn’t enjoy going to take part in this as a child, I’m not going to change that. But if these dogs turned up at my doorstep dressed up as ghosts and holding their Jack-o’-lantern’s, I would give them as many dog treats as they desired!
I’ve saved the best until last… I love dressing up for Hallowe’en, it’s by far the best part about it. The last time I dressed up for Hallowe’en was in 2011 when I dressed up as Alex DeLarge from A Clockwork Orange. Not exactly a scary costume, but as it’s one of my favourite films, it’s always been something I’ve wanted to dress up as so to be able to do it and got lots of compliments on it, which made me happy! The year before that I dressed up as various Japanese characters, which was more cosplay than Hallowe’en but you can dress as whatever you like for this holiday and the amount of women and girls I see out clubbing in tiny little Ann Summers outfits, just proves this point.
I’m thinking of having a play tonight with some make up and create a few Hallowe’en looks to take pictures of. I told you I would show you some videos of looks I’m going to be trying out myself, so here are a few I’m going to try for myself. Just want to warn you, some of these, if not all of these videos are rather gorey and although not real, do look pretty realistic at times, so please watch out:
Gorey huh? But totally awesome! I really want to try the last one out, spook a few people out with it. 😛
Also, best costume for Hallowe’en 2013 goes to…. *drum roll*
Can you guess what he’s supposed to be? Let me know in the comments if you do!
What are you dressing up as for Hallowe’en this year? If you’re not dressing up, are you doing anything nice at all? Carving a pumpkin maybe? Let me know in the comments!
I wish you all a happy and safe Hallowe’en, until next time, take care.