And for that, I'm glad!
We are over-worked, under-paid and flipping run down into the ground as a nation and I think we need all the cheer and good times we can get and nothing beats dressing up, embracing the change of the seasons, enjoying the darker evenings and the colours, tastes and sights of October 31st!
A lot of shops and companies have now cottoned on this under estimated holiday and now there's a nice range of products in many shops. Plus its gives people a good chance to stock up on clothing and bit and pieces of a more darker and spookier nature if they are that way inclined, when they would be limited for the rest of the year in choices.
ASOS this year has a pretty good range of clothing and accessories items that are not so much of the costume but more of a wardrobe staple, perfect if you want something with a dark twist!
|skeleton glow in the dark jumper £30|
|bat clutch £18|
|Ghouls T-shirt £16|
|Bats Jumper £45|
|pinhead cardigan £45|
|pumpkin beanie £12|
|spooky cardigan £42|
|pumpkin bag £18|
|skull tights £8|
|monster sleeve sweatshirt £35|
There is more in their Halloween round up which is well worth a look! You can see the collection here
What I like about ASOS collection is the pieces can be worn all year around and are pretty unique on the market in some designs, away from the usual Halloween images/colours.
(the captions under each image are the links to the products themselves to save you time - are i sweet?! :P)
Another popular clothing company here in the UK is New Look who too have done a Halloween collection as shown below
|boo jumper £22.99|
|Creepy t-shirt £12.99|
|ghost jumper £22.99|
|bite me t-shirt £7.99|
|pumpkin face t-shirt £7.99|
|let's hang Bat sweater £17.99|
There's some pretty nice bits in the New Look collection too isn't there?
Overall, I think the Halloween fashion is pretty spot on and I'm glad to see more of it in shops. I mean, I treated myself to some Halloween themed socks and a "happy Halloween" t-shirt from Primark which I plan to wear to death next week! ( no pun intended!)
All that is left for me to say i lets enjoy this dark holiday all the more and Viva Halloween!