Halloween is a holiday which originated in Ireland and is celebrated on the 31st of October every year in most of the western countries. On Halloween night, kids and sometimes adults also dress up as eerie characters like vampires, ghosts, witches etc and go out into the streets scaring people for fun. There are various ways to celebrate it, i.e. to hold Halloween parties where everyone dresses up and dances in the dark or you can find kids disguise at your doorstep asking for treats. Playing haunted house and watching scary movies are also done. Pumpkins carved attractively into Jack-o’- Lanterns can be seen hanging outside every home.
The usual Halloween costumes comprise of devils, monsters, ghouls, witches etc. In fact Halloween is also known by the name of Witches Night in some places. But in recent years the costumes have taken on different concepts. People have started to include their favorite characters from fiction, generic prototypes like ninja’s aliens etc. There are some who even turn up as clones of celebrities, pop stars, sportsmen etc. Pop culture has been an ever-inspiring medium for dressing up. Don’t be surprised to find a superman or a batman springing up from behind a bush on a dark Halloween night. A lot of paint and color is used to depict blood dripping from their bodies and most of them sport fangs!
With major hotels and clubs hosting Halloween parties and balls on a large scale, the demand for Halloween costumes have gone up. You don’t have to buy a costume; they are available on rent at affordable rates. The creative lot can even experiment on inventing their costume at home. All you need are the right accessories and props. You can use face paint to create a scary sneer or just wear a mask that goes with your costume. A top hat and a cane would certainly do the works! Another popular costume is that of a Geek. A geek is an obsessive, narrow minded character so is a nerd. A number of ideas for geek and nerd party costumes are available online.
Imagine a baby dressed up for Halloween, they look absolutely cute in weird costumes. A recent trend is to dress up as trees and bushes that reflect environment friendly costumes. They fit in easily with the dark. Girls seem to be taken in with some of the sexy outfits advertised.