Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Trick or Treat?

With the exception of the 4th July there could be nothing quite so American as Halloween. My mother was brought up during the 2nd World War, she remembers rationing and being sent to the country for safety. For many British people of her generation America's late entry into the war was what my other half would describe as, goal hanging.

For anyone unfamiliar with the phrase, it refers to participants in a game who don't really contribute until the last, glory, galvanizing moment. Given this perception of Americans and the fact, often repeated in my home, that they (glory hunting Americans) are stealing our language, there was little time for Americans and their culture in my upbringing. So how is it I have taken this celebration of theirs so to heart?

You don't know the new people on your street, what better way to introduce you and yours than dressed as the undead ? No really, in my case at least ,this will prepare them for the vision of loveliness that is me putting the bins out first thing in the morning. Bah humbug to those who describe Trick or Treat as legitimised begging and a big thanks to our American cousins for giving us an excuse to knock on our neighbours.

Community meets confectionery what could be better!?!

Things you'll need for a Frankenstein face

Cameleon - Lime green
Funky Fox - Bright Green
Diamond FX - Black / White
Snazeroo Classic Colours - Bright Red
Loew-Cornell - No.3 round brush
Make up sponge

Available at Face Paints Direct

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