Halloween is possibly my favourite holiday – any excuse to decorate and wear fancy dress – and this halloween was one of the best ever!

We have an annual tradition where we watch all the Simpsons Treehouse of Horror episodes in October – my faves are The Shinning, The Raven, and Easy Bake Coven.  We also watched a few episodes of Goosebumps, and the halloween Sabrina the Teenage Witch episodes (Salem is my homeboy).

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The week before, Daf and I went to Alton Towers for Scarefest!  For the last 2 weeks of October, Alton Towers is open until 9pm, and as well as being able to experience the rides in the dark they hold special walk-through “scare mazes” and the park is filled with actors dressed as ghouls jumping out and scaring people!  We had SO much fun.

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The park looked so cool in the dark.



We got to ride The Smiler in the front, in the dark!  It was probably the best ride experience of my life 😀




The week of halloween, we decorated the house with lots of cute decorations:

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We made our own halloween spooky eyes to hide in the bush outside the front door!  Based on this tutorial (not quite as good as theirs, but we tried!).

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Is there anything better than a huge pile of mail greeting you when you get home from work?

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We carved Nightmare Before Christmas pumpkins, which turned out SO much better than expected! (mine is Oogie Boogie on the right)

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On the Wednesday before, we went to see Ghostbusters in the cinema, which was awesome!  

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My parents and Toby dressed up for their halloween night walkies (in case you ever wondered where I get my silliness from)!

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On the left: Toby dressed as a pumpkin (we had to buy him a baby outfit, as he was too fat for dog costumes), my parents in a variety of halloween masks (note how my dad is wearing his glasses over the mask).

For the night of halloween, Daf, Kirsty and I went to the Masons annual fancy dress party.  This was my second cosplay experience, and I decided to dress as Samara from The Ring.


Another #thering pic (creepy effect slightly ruined by the china dogs in the background) #halloween #cosplay #samara


A photo posted by Cath (@catherineelms) on

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Unfortunately the dress I bought for the costume didn’t arrive in time (meanie eBay seller lying about when they dispatched it!) so I had to wear a white lace dress which isn’t right for the costume, but it got the point across.  I also wanted to do more with the make up on my arms and legs (make my skin look grey rather than white) but I was in a bit of a rush and the bar was too dark for that level of detail to be noticable anyway.  A few people complimented me on my costume so I must’ve been recognisable enough!

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Daf went as Ash from Evil Dead II and he looked amazing!


Another photo of my Ash from #EvilDead #Halloween costume.


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Lots of people had amazing costumes at the party, here are my faves:

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Afterwards we got a chinese takeaway and watched Goosebumps on Netflix for the rest of the night 🙂

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