This Is Halloween

Halloween costume 2016 rebel angel

Happy Halloween! Are you celebrating the holiday? This year, my sister decided she wanted to throw a mini-Halloween party for our little cousins, so we invited them round on Saturday evening and got ourselves all dressed up to party!
There are a lot of crazy Halloween costumes out there, and most of these are super expensive and really cheaply made. I decided to go for a fairly cheap dress off ASOS (that I’ll be wearing at work today too!) that was Halloween-inspired and a little bit scary without being too costumey, but also wasn’t too over the top so that I could wear it to work on the actual day of Halloween. My sister on the other decided to go all-out DIY on her costume – can you guess what it is?!

Halloween costume 2016 rebel angel

Halloween costume 2016 rebel angel

She had a lot of people stumped with it, but I surprised everyone by figuring it out straight away – “Cereal” Killer!! She decided on the cat make up though so as not to confuse or scare our little cousins too much!

I, on the other hand, decided to go a bit crazier with the make up. Beth had a lot of face paint left over from previous years, so I Googled Halloween make up and picked a favourite – Maleficent-inspired! It was hilarious at first when I’d only applied the green and it was a lot darker than I’d planned, so I looked like a cross between the Incredible Hulk and a Toad! The black eyebrows and hairline plus the purple eyes fortunately saved it a little bit! It’s possibly more Wicked-inspired than Maleficent, but never mind 😀

Halloween make up Maleficent Wicked 2016

I think I still need a bit more practice on this, but not too bad for a first go!

Our party went well in the end. We watched some Halloween clips on a giant screen my dad erected in the drive with a projector out the back of his pick-up, then we had a tea of hot dogs, jacket potatoes and sausages followed up with “snot” jelly with Halloween sweets inside, banoffee pie, bat and Frankenstein biscuits. We then played a few Halloween games (plus a few others that we do at Brownies) and did a Halloween drawing “competition” – not much of a competition when there are technically only 2 kids, but Beth and I drew some pictures too! And here are a few more pics of the evening:

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Have you celebrated Halloween or are you doing anything tonight?


  1. Lynsey
    October 31, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    You look fab! It gave me a big smile 🙂 I’m not dressing up but being the lady with the sweets for the little trick or treaters (although some that just knocked I’m sure we’re adults!). Happy Halloween

    • Sian Thomas
      November 2, 2016 / 5:11 pm

      My Monday night was spent being the lady with the sweets! We didn’t get many trick or treaters in the end though!

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