It’s almost that time of the year again where people decorate their houses with screeching witches and life-sized beheaded scarecrows. It’s almost that time of the year again where faces are carved on perfectly edible pumpkins. That’s right folks, it’s almost time for Halloween, where everyone is in the spirit of giving… giving tooth decays to little children and heart attacks to the unsuspecting.
A lot of people celebrate Halloween for different reasons. It’s a chance for parents to bond with their children, moving from house to house asking for candy from random strangers. It’s a chance for men to catch beautiful women into their arms as these women scream their lungs out (unless the exact opposite happens that is – that would be embarrassing).
However, the biggest reason why people enjoy Halloween isn’t because of the free treats or the beautiful women (okay, maybe the women if you were a guy); people enjoy Halloween because it’s the only day of the year wherein they’re allowed to wear the craziest costume imaginable without being judged or heckled for it. It’s a chance for an average joe to look like Edward Scissorhands and suddenly become the center of attention.
Although peculiar to some, families and friends do enjoy tossing around costume ideas amongst one another and enjoy thinking up of ways to actually materialize these ideas. Their smiles and laughter don’t just happen during trick or treat and parties; it all begins behind closed doors with everyone gathered around ready to switch on each other’s light bulbs.