Mid-week joy: Did someone say Halloween?

It’s that time of year again.

Skeleton rave


It used to freak me out as a kid but now I like the excuse to dress up (when I get it). And more importantly, the excuse to craft! Now admittedly, if you look up Halloween crafts on Pinterest, you’re going to get a lot of paper plate spiders and such- actually, those particular paper plate spiders are rather cool, they look suitably freaky and jiggly.

However, there are plenty of other options for spooktacular (yeah I went there, deal with it) awesomeness, none of which are complicated to achieve. For example, you could use Alli Woods Frederick’s gorgeous Halloween printables– print on card, cover in glitter and hang up for some atmospheric bling. Actually I’d gladly have the ‘magic’ banner up all year round.

If you’re someone who crafts with yarn (or wants to), and if you’re in the Northern hemisphere, then this is the perfect time to break out the wool. Perhaps with this lovely Halloween fair isle black cats hat, or a knitted pumpkin? C’mon, you knew this post would have a pumpkin in it *somewhere*.

If you have a party to go to, and want an interesting costume, why not combine the Cheats Regency Costume guide from Wellington Historical Society with a sword- preferably a fake Katana, maybe a bit of fake blood- and voila! You have zombie-hunter Elizabeth Bennett. Yes, I know ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ was a while ago but it’s still a great costume.

Or if you don’t feel like making something yourself, but you don’t mind a bit of blood and pain and also like adorable vampire kitties (and really, isn’t that all of us?), you could always take the last spot for getting a Kawaii Halloween tattoo from Keely Rutherford at the Jolie Rouge Halloween Flash Day. If I was in London I would totally be doing that. Show your love of Halloween year round! Or of vampires. Or cats. Vampire cats!

I’ll leave you with a video which made me feel rather sorry for the poor dog. He’s just trying to be friendly! Watching grown men run away freaked out IS kind of hilarious though…

Are you celebrating Halloween? If so, how? What’s the best costume you ever came up with for a party? Let me know in the comments!