Origami Girl

Sunday, 31 October 2010

In which I am happy about halloween

Happy Halloween Everyone!
I realise everyone in the blogosphere (especially the fashion camp) are talking but Halloween. But I don't care! I love Halloween. I'm going to talk about it too, so there. It is a date in which everyone dresses up and even the people who normally feel they are too mature for costumes join in. It is also the date when the people who love costumes and cosplay can put that much effort into an outfit and instead of being mocked get to win prizes and be the envy of their friends. It is the time when that guy who shows up in jeans and a t-shirt saying proudly 'I came as myself' looks like an idiot. Josie Long does a lovely bit in one of her stand-ups about how people become proud and happy in a costume. So all in all I manage to find a lot of positives in a festival that essentially celebrates the monsters I aim to destroy.
I have always been an absolute sucker for dressing up. Back when I was wee in primary school we had world book day where you had to dress up as a book character. I went as Asterix, Willy Wonka and Mary Poppins.
Yes. I was a guy twice. However guys always got to have the most fun in stories. My Asterix costume was awesome! I had the hat with wings, the gourd and everything.That was when I grew to despise the people who came as 'Alice in Wonderland' year after year. Put some effort into it!
The past few years I have dressed as Death from Sandman (the dress took hours of sewing)
Sailor Jupiter
and as Sakura from Naruto. I apologise for the hastily drawn in mask. You know how it is with protecting secret identities.
This year I am going to rewear my Princess Mononoke outfit from m
y birthday party so I'm sorry for the repetition. That's why I won't bore you with more photos of that.
However, I can show you my joker inspired pumpkin carving!
Me and my awesome friend made this last night from the last pumpkin in the town:
There are so many fantastic pumpkin carvings out there (I mean things like these)
that mine pales in comparison. All the same I like my creepy jack. There may even be some pie from his remains later.
We also watched Mirrormask, a fantastic creepy children's story by Neil Gaiman. Did she? Yes I definitely mentioned Neil Gaiman again. I just can't get enough of the guy. I seriously recommend m
Mirrormask to pretty much everyone.
I realise I haven't told you the story about the pyromaniacs. I'm afraid you are going to have to wait for that. This is Halloween and so it comes first. Have a great night everyone!


  1. How big is halloween in the UK?

  2. Hey. Haven't heard from you in a while. It's pretty big. Definately big amongst students as an excuse for parties. Still not as big as in the US. As a kid I wasn't really aware of it though because the parents didn't approve.

  3. I never really cared for Halloween which was weird growing up in a house where my mom loved it!!
    Anyway your costume looks cute!

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