You might be able to tell simply by paying attention to what you buy this year, since a good portion of adults actually choose the treats they hand out based on their personal favourites. (We don’t, after all, want to be left eating treats we don’t like, should the little ones not show up, right?)
Or check out our list below to jog your memory. And if we haven’t included one of your all-time faves, just let us know!
Halloween is only a few weeks away – so now is the time to start planning your costume. Whether you’re trick-or-treating or celebrating with friends, Halloween is the one day a year that you can be anything you want – so make it a good one!
Here, we’ve picked our top 5 favourite on-trend costumes, and as an added bonus, they are all pretty simple to create.
One of the year’s hit films, there’s definitely going to be a bunch of ghostbusters circling the neighbourhood come October 31. This one is easy to DIY – you just need a cheap backpack, a tan jumpsuit, and some craft supplies. An accompanying ghost is optional.
The end of summer is a sad time – farewell to warm sun, blue skies, and bare feet. Many Canadians wait all year for the summer months, and quick as a flash, it’s over. But don’t worry! Before winter descends, we’ve got fall – the most beautiful, colourful season of them all. There’s lots to look forward to – here are our favourites.
Rake all the leaves!!!
“It’s as big as my head!”
Whether it’s a pumpkin-spice something or a steaming cup of chai, hot drinks are everything in the fall.
Bye bye flip flops, helloooo slippers.
Come on, you totally went out of your way to squash that particularly crisp leaf.
There’s nothing like that mix of blue, green, and orange.
Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween!
You’ve waited all summer for this. Enjoy.
The spookiest day of the year is upon us. Read on to be the King or Queen of Halloween.
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These DIY luminaries light a path to your door for all the ghosts and ghouls hungry for candy. Come November, you can recycle ’em.
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[Related: 23 Killer Jack-O-Lantern Ideas]
Pixar is brilliant at creating adorable characters than children want to emulate. But Inside Out is going to be great fun for adults too! Get a crew together to represent Joy, Sadness, and Disgust (and Anger and Fear too!). There are makeup tutorials available here.
Being the year of Taylor Swift, it’s inevitable that there will be countless Taylor Swift costumes out there. But this one is extra fun. Once you’ve got your sparkly dress and high heels and red lipstick, attach a bunch of dolls to your belt to represent your squad (you can even add a Ken-doll Calvin Harris!).
It’s been a while since the internet was swept with #thedress, but it won’t take much for people to be reminded. Was it black and blue or white and gold? Find two dresses and sew them together (half and half!) or make it a partner costume, each representing one version. You can also go all-out and order this one online.
Emojis have been a popular Halloween costume for awhile, but with the new keyboard being released on iOS this year, there are plenty more to impersonate! Get a group of girls with multiple colours of hair & skin to wear pink shirts and represent the sassy girl emoji, or rep the costume classics – the salsa dancer and the twinning girls.
This is an easy one. All you need is a suit, a red tie, and some really bad hair.
Here are some very simple steps for putting on zombie make-up, using a basic Halloween make-up kit I bought from London Drugs:
|Start with a face!|
|Apply white all over. I only did half a face for this—for realism,
you’ll want full face, neck AND back of hands.
|Put black all around the eye.
Note: AROUND the eye.
|Put shades of green around the hairline (grave mold) and add a little shading
across the cheekbone to make your face look a little skeletal.
|Put some red around the mouth, because zombies
are sloppy eaters!
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