Ok, so all this craziness about the Halloween is really hitting Vietnam. And I reaaaaly love it! After Christmas and Thanks Giving, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays... Definitely the most fun!
This year I decided to do a nice costume for my baby girl, she was a baby Maleficent and for my husband I did a funny version of Thor, as he is almost bald, so having hair was something else... and just did something easy and simple for my self... I only did a nice kitty make-up....
This is the holiday where children have the permission to stay up late, dress as their favorite character, and eat tons of free treats. Well, not just for the kids, as adults get to play just like kids... I'm not so into candies as I am for the costumed parties.
For all of you who are actually new to it, here are some facts:
Fact #1: If you don't know Halloween yet, then you are seriously delayed! Cause apparently this event have been around for 6000 years... yup, believed to be a Christian Holiday for some.... for other is not.... but the truth is....
Fact #2. Halloween is actually a commercial holiday. Aha!
Fact #3: And of course Americans are the number 1 sponsor of Halloween in the world. With a consumption of 6 billion USD annually.
Fact #4: From these 6 billions, 2 billions are actually spent just in candies, so that's approximately A LOT OF CANDY!!! No wonder so many kids get sick after Halloween, so if you are new to this tradition, please make sure your kids don't have more sugar than they should.
Fact #5: So, happily, to help these poor kids, 90% of parents sneak some goodies from their kids' bags of candies. ( I have to plead guilty on this one! )
Fact #6: Security and obesity are big concerns of parents, so now many kids can not go trick-or-treat anymore, and get healthy candies for Halloween on the western side of the world... Wait, what?! Yes, and also costumes are now banned from schools.... Really? .... When are we going to fix this world?
Fact #7: The only thing people spend more money than candies is on their costume!! Ta-da! And this is my faaaavorite part.
Fact #8: Halloween is becoming an adult holiday! Woohoo!! And I support that decision!
Why do we love it so much? Cause it's the time of the year, you can eat tons of candies from your kids and don't feel guilty, you have the perfect excuse to spend money on silly things, like fake make up, blood, and plastic spiders, dress however you want, and just be childish, and happy. And there are the parties, where everybody is already in a good mood just for knowing people with be looking funny, and you can make a fool of your self and don't feel embarrassed.
Now, just to finish this post, here are some easy costumes you can create at home and just invest on a good make-up to look awesome!