It wasn't a thing in my country until shops and American movies started pushing it. I don't remember anyone celebrating it when I was a kid so I always saw it as a foreign holiday. We already have maškare in February, the point of which is also to put on a costume, except there's no macabre atmosphere about it. I like the carnival atmosphere a lot more.
Yes and no. And with that I mean I live in a country where Halloween is extremely underrated, no kids ever dress up anymore, and you're lucky if you're invited to a Halloween party for adultsish people. This year I stayed at home and created scary cosplay props and painted myself so that I looked like I'd been beaten up! Very pleased with the result. My dad wasn't.
Kind of planning to celebrate it year after year, but ending up with a really sucky night each time. I'm mostly ticked off about having moved to the UK when I was too old for trick-or-treating (I have been teased with Halloween cartoons as a kid and seeing children get free candy that I couldn't have) . So now my options seem to narrow down to going out and drinking to celebrate, which I find incredibly boring. But I like the idea of dressing up as a monster. This year my costume was a bit too ambitious and it didn't get finished on time. However, me and my housemates are planning to shoot a home-made cheesy horror when I do finish it. I think I might start celebrating by helping other people put their costumes together and doing special effect make-up. I enjoy the creative process far more than partying.
We used to a few years back when it was a little more popular around here but Halloween has started to die down in Sweden lately. Not that I mind, I don't really like to celebrate holidays anyway. We didn't even have any trick or treaters come by this year and there's a lot of kids living around these parts.
that's weird - well no I mean it's weird to personally - because a lot of people feel like a costume is something to hide behind, and feel less self conscious or awkward. But I'm aware lots of people probably feel the same as you too!
I usually do parties and stuff, but trick-or-treating is a no-no in my country. And even if it WAS part of our tradition, getting from one door to the other without being run over by a car is, well... rather complicated. BUT AT LEAST WE HAVE A COMIC CON IN THE OPEN!