Halloween is just around the corner, so I decided to write a post on some struggles we may have during the Halloween season.
Struggle #1: Who will I pretend to be this year?
The number one problem most people (including myself) have around Halloween is deciding who (or what) they want to dress up as. There are just SO MANY OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM.
Last year, a couple of friends and I decided to be deceased Disney princesses. We made our own costumes. 😀
We were so serious about this that we went to the store in August (yes, August) and bought clothing items similar to the princess of our choice. Then we began destroying them so we’d look like we were deceased.
By the time September had come to an end, I was so annoyed with my costume that I decided to just reuse one of my old costumes and be a vampire (for the third time) instead.
Then Halloween came and I spontaneously decided to be a shadowhunter (from a book series called The Mortal Instruments) instead which meant wearing black from head to toe, carrying a fake dagger (so I could kill demons – duh), and using a body crayon to draw a series of tattoos on my skin.
(My friends hadn’t stuck with the deceased princesses idea either.)
One of them continued working on the costume but decided to change her mind at the last moment as well. Instead of impersonating a zombie Rapunzel, she was the cheshire cat.
The other friend had been entirely done with the idea of making a costume, and so she went out and just bought one. Which brings us to…
Struggle #2: Buying a costume has never, and will never be easy.
We all know how this one works. It’s the week (or days) before Halloween and you’ve decided to dress up as….. a pirate (gotta love my random hypothetical scenarios ;p ).
Now, you want to be cool so you go to that Spirit Halloween store (you know which one I’m talking about) and try on that first cute pirate costume you lay eyes on. Usually you fall in love with the costume, try it on and it looks AMAZING on you!
Then you check the price tag (and maybe cry a little). Your costume costs $50. Nope, don’t have that.
Then of course you act like you didn’t really like that costume all that much (pshhhh) and you go check all the other pirate costumes they have in stock.
The only one that costs $20 is for a 3 year old kid.
Then you keep calm and go to Party City where unfortunately they have run out of pirate costumes. This usually results in choosing the cheapest costume that fits and just rolling with it. Even if the costume is a banana.
Of course there are always those planners who go online and pre-order their costumes.
But then there’s that 90% of us. Who. Just. Don’t.
I’m going to be completely honest right now…. I still don’t know what I’m going to be for Halloween! 😮
Struggle #3: Is the pumpkin supposed to look dead?
I think this one speaks for itself. 😉
Every year, my friends and I boast about whose pumpkin is going to be better and what we are going to carve ours as.
Then we all go out and buy those little pumpkin carving kits with the stencils and that tiny plastic scoop.
Getting the stencil on the pumpkin is no problem.
Getting the blade to follow the design? Now we have a problem.
Usually the results (in my personal experience) involve what one can only classify as a ‘zombie pumpkin’ and two considerably orange and sticky hands.
Now, even though the struggles Halloween brings with it can sometimes be painful, I admit, I still enjoy the holiday.
And a lot of the kids at my high school do as well. For example, my friend spontaneously decided to bring a mini skeleton to school the first week of October. Believe it or not, she started a trend. POOF! Mini skeletons here, there – everywhere!
I guess that just goes to show how much Halloween spirit many people have. And how much they enjoy the month of Halloween leading up to the day itself. 🙂
So, have you decided what your costume will be this year? Did you carve a pumpkin? And if so, was it challenging for you, trivial for you, and did you succeed (TELL ME YOUR SECRETS)? Share in the comments below, I look forward to reading all about it. 🙂
Until next time!
~ Rina Raj