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Halloween, celebrate the creativity, fun and inner-child

Cosy fires, sugar, parties and festive lights, what does it all mean? No, not the C word, too soon. Halloween!

Halloween pumpkinEnjoy it any way you like. Stay in with a scary movie, vamp it up in a black cape and face paint, or buy share-size bags of sweets to pretend you’re expecting trick-or-treaters.

Let loose

One of the best things about Halloween is the chance to let your inner-child out to play. Any opportunity to make use of your creativity or express yourself is worth taking.

Having a bit of fun, permitting yourself to go a bit wild have a laugh is great for self-esteem.

Halloween masks

A lot of us wear a sort of mask we hide behind much of the year already, fitting in to what we think is expected of us.

Halloween is probably so popular in part because it allows us to change this mask for a real one. In doing so we’re likely to let go and enjoy letting a part of us be seen that is usually hidden. The irony eh?!

Creativity, costumes, ideas…

If you’re dressing up, or just putting up a few spooky decorations, playing around with ideas can be half the fun.

What can you find in the back of the wardrobe, or for a few bob in a charity shop? If you’ve got an idea in mind, great. But if not, just go for a rummage and see what the imagination conjures up.

No money – no worries

If, like most of us you’re on a budget, you probably you can’t afford to splurge on materials and costumes. That just gives you more of an excuse to be creative. Often that bit of extra effort helps us stand out from the crowd. Here are a few examples to get your imagination rolling:

  • unravel an old jumper to make curly hair
  • one man’s painting overalls is another’s convict costume
  • cardboard boxes, erm well get creative!

Let your hair down

If you’re not tying your hair up for some elaborate costume let it down instead. Have fun and be a little more yourself. I know I will be!

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