A Haunting We Should Go

“Halloween is not only about putting on a costume, but it’s about finding the imagination and costume within ourselves.” – Elvis Duran

It’s no mystery that these days the annual night of fright is packed with Halloween activities. Halloween activities include trick-or-treating, attending costume parties, apple bobbing, divination games, playing pranks, visiting haunted attractions, telling scary stories and watching horror films. Although we don’t celebrate Halloween, we do have offerings that can prep you for your parties or a home gathering fun.

Dressing up for Halloween is always fun when you get to play pretend. This is especially important part of kids’ development of “transforming” one thing into another. In this instance, they are transforming themselves into another role. The costume is the prop that helps young children communicate the role they are enacting both to themselves and to others. V-Force Party & Novelties (#03-30) made it possible as they offer a series of costume and props ranging from $2 to $99. Choose from Bones Ballerina, Dragon Ninja, Egyptian Princess and many other more.

What’s the point of dressing up in costume without some makeup to enhance the look? Create endless eye makeup looks with 2 different 15-eyeshadow colour palette, curated for both warm- & cool-toned skins. The double coated pigment delivers rich and vivid colour to the eyes, and each shade features sebum-absorbing powder for long-lasting colour. THEFACESHOP – Nature Collection located at (#01-17) offers Colour Contour Eyes 01 Cool & 02 Warm at $43 each.

Not forgetting to dress up your nails as well! Nail art has become an international phenomenon and many are using their fingernails as a canvas to display creativity and personality. Instagram and Facebook are overflowing with people showing off their latest intricate design. This year, Kawaii Nails (#B1-32/33) who is voted the Top 3 best nail salons in Sengkang, give your nails that finishing touch with gelish manicure at $65. Nail art design cost will vary.

Not going to party in town? Fret not by having your own mini gathering at home! Chill your favourite Halloween drinks with these creepy creatures. All you need is an ice cube tray and plastic creatures. Line the rim of your plastic wine glass with honey and coat in black sugar for a sweet and spooky touch. SKP (#04-20/21/22) has an array of wine glasses only at $3.90 for a packet of 6. Creepy crawlies are also available at $3.90 for a packet of 6. Don’t forget to get a pack of satay sticks available between $0.90 – $1.00 (depending on length) to hold your fruits together.  Spooky warning: Creepy crawlies used are for illustration purposes. Please use at own caution when in contact with food.

After a sumptuous meal, catch a horror flick or two from Poh Kim DVD. Bluray (#03-10) to end the day with a nice touch. The Conjuring 2 is a supernatural horror film directed by James Wan. It follows the Warrens as they travel to Britain to assist the Hodgson family who are experiencing strange occurrences at their house in 1977. Like its predecessor, it’s exceedingly well crafted and relentlessly terrifying. Another great flick by James Wan to follow is Insidious: Chapter 2. It’s a sequel to Insidious, where a husband and wife who seek to uncover the secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world. Remember which flick you decides to watch, don’t watch it alone as you won’t know what is lurking at the corner.