Halloween is the day for all children alike to roam the neighbourhoods of the UK demanding sweets and small sugary gifts, before sleeping in some sugary coma a little after 9pm. Thus allowing us adults to celebrate by watching horror films, creating haunted house parties or dancing in a blood-splatted, zombie filled club.
Whereas the majority of kids remain content with a ghost knocked up from an old bed sheet, adults are spending more money on fright night costumes than ever before. A mere 13% of our annual Halloween spending actually goes to kids’ costumes, compared with the 17.5% spent on adult-only Dracula capes and French-maid getups. This does not include alcohol and holiday decor, oh and the family dog, for Americans spent $370 million on pet costumes in 2011.
The true roots of Halloween once sparked a child’s imagination, it was not tainted by an adults input or money, so we should revisit the idea that Halloween is made out of childish pleasures of make-believe.
This year these kids seemed to manage just fine with that costume apparently made out of nothing…
They beat us to the halloween ball, but does “fun require large amounts of money and adult input to be meaningful?”
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By Emma-Louise Livermore
Image Source: What We Seee