A touch of Halloween from Sainsburys

The witching hour (OK day) is almost upon us, and it seems that Halloween is now a big event on every little boy or girls social calendar. Every child loves dressing up, and Halloween is one of those occasions where you can really go to town in terms of your outfit. My little boy Joe is no exception to this rule.

Over the past few years Joe has dressed up for different Halloween events. He was a ghost wearing a rather strange costume that I think resembled a giant condom(?), and last year he was a pumpkin. He chose both of these costumes himself, which I think is rather lovely. This year, he decided that he would like to be Count Dracula. He kept gravitating towards this sort of costume whenever we walked around the supermarket – he liked the mask and the cape, and the fact that this was a more grown-up costume, rather than the baby pumpkins and spooky ghosts he had gone for in the past.

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Sainsburys have very kindly sent Joe the Count Dracula costume that he has had his eye on, and I have to say the quality is fabulous. The costume comprises striped trousers (with an elasticized waist that are easy to pull on/off) and a tabard style top that fastens with velcro around the back of the neck and the back. This  also comes with a detachable cape, which has a great stand up collar. The final touches to the costume are a rather brilliant mask, and a vampire pendant.

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Joe couldn’t wait to try this costume for size. I’m sure you will agree that he looks great! This is a fantastic Halloween costume, great quality, very smart, and true to size (Joe is wearing aged 5-6). I think the £12 price point is quite good too. Joe absolutely loved wearing this and is now very excited about the Halloween disco that he will be attending on the 31st.

Sainsburys currently have a great range of Halloween costumes in store. You can view more of the range, and where to buy by clicking here.

Dressing up for Halloween

One of my favourite night’s of the year is October 31st. I just love Halloween! As a child I was always allowed to go out ‘Trick or Treating’, collecting goodies and even a little bit of cash along the way, and now I have Joe, Halloween has got exciting all over again. He just loves the dressing up in a spooky Halloween costume, and the chance to have a special Halloween party too. This year he has his heart set on a Dracula costume, luckily Asda has a great range of fancy dress for all ages, including the Count, so Joe will get his Halloween wish.

Dracula Fancy Dress Costume from £10.00 click to visit Asda

Dracula Fancy Dress Costume

Last year, we were very lucky as Halloween fell during the school holiday, which meant we could go to a very special event held at a local museum. The Manor House museum in West Bromwich is mentioned in the Domesday Book, and for many years it was both a pub and a restaurant. These days, it is a great museum that holds many family -friendly events, and last year it was transformed into Halloween Town, with  Jack and Sally introducing the Halloween Nightmare Before Christmas.

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There was even a snow machine!

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Check out my niece’s booties!

It was a fabulous event for children. There was a very funny wizard/magician who had the children enthralled with his silly tricks. There were a couple of witchy storytellers who added a chill to the air with their not so spooky stories, and there were arts and crafts, refreshments, a bouncy castle and so much more. And it was all free.

DSCN4798We did, however, have a minor hiccup with Joe’s costume. It was a pumpkin costume purchased by nan, who seemed not to have noticed that Joe had grown considerably over the Summer. When we came to put it on, the trousers were like short leggings. I offered to get Joe another costume, but he refused, so we had to improvise. With long johns and wellies. The overall look was hilarious, but Joe absolutely loved it.

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Joe plays wizard’s assistant.

Those long johns and leggings!

Those long johns and leggings!

Do you have any special plans for Halloween this year? Do they involve dressing up? I would love to hear what you have planned.

 

 

 

Spooky fashion treats for Halloween

The witching hour is almost upon us. For me, nothing says that winter is almost here more than the arrival of Halloween. And whether you spend the spookiest night of the year in front of a cosy fire, take to the streets trick or treating, or rock the night away at a costume party, there is still something magical about the night when the witches, ghosts and goblins rule.

Fashion has always had an obsession with all that is dark and gothic. With the rise of the vampire franchise Twilight and television hits ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and ‘True Blood’, it has never been a better time to embrace your inner vamp. And whether you do this through jewellery and accessories from the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Butler and Wilson and Lulu Guinness, or through vampishly slinky maxi dresses a la Morticia Adams and Angelina Jolie, adding a Halloween touch to your wardrobe is a smart move guarenteed to get you noticed.

Halloween Star Style

Angelina Jolie

Alexa Chung

Kate Moss and Nellee Hooper

Halloween treats

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD Large skeleton necklace £165 click to visit Selfridges

 

£16.00 Lace Overlay Formal Dress - Green click to visit George at Asda

Charlotte Gold Spider Web Flats in Red Suede £23.99 click to visit Daisy Street

**Ghost Handknit Sweater by J.W. Anderson for Topshop £69.99 click to visit Topshop

Butler & Wilson Crystal Spider Web Snap Bangle QVC Price: £58.00 click to visit QVC

Lulu Guinness Kooky Cat Round Coin Purse QVC Price: £40.50 Click to visit QVC

Gold studded owl jumper Price: £35.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black crochet batwing Jumper Price: £26.00 click to visit Dorothy Perkins

Black All Over Lace Dress Price: £45.00 click to visit Wallis

Berry Etherial Skull Scarf Price: £16.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

Black Fishtail Bodycon Dress Price: £37.00 click to visit Miss Selfridge

NAILS INC Crackle top coat £11 click to visit Selfridges