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Halloween plans?
« on: October 29, 2014, 09:10:46 pm »
Are you doing anything? Dressing up? Staying in? Are you that guy on the block that turns out his lights and turns on his sprinklers?

In Sweden, Halloween is not such a big kid holiday and I have yet to see (in my five years here) a single trick-or-treater. Pumpkins are also super expensive and this being our first year all the way up in the arctic circle, I can tell you that they are also not so common this far north. I saw two in the grocery store and one was soft. I did buy a tiny decorative pumpkin though! He was the only one they had! I named him Igor.

Verse and I are planning to eat a big bag of candy (bought it today) and play some new games I ordered for the PS3 this friday! And we're hoping that that carries over to the rest of the weekend. I also have orange and black striped socks from my dad and am considering buying orange bell peppers to carve.

Anyone else have plans?

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Re: Halloween plans?
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2014, 09:16:24 pm »
Moving. =_=

I do have a Halloween party to attend tomorrow, I'm debating about going since I'm still technically in the process of moving. Might go to a haunted house on Saturday, though.

Dressing up as the Doctor for the party ^-^ maybe the Master, I haven't decided, since the hosts actually know Doctor Who (and came into the library I work in today and tapped the drumbeat to get my attention).

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« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2014, 11:06:39 pm »
Halloween Carnival tonight- with games and a chili cook off. Dressing as Tsunade and Jiya with the hubs. Daughters are going as Merida and A Minion. Pumpkin carving tonight if we don't get back too late.... we have 6, not counting the 5 bitty ones my parents gave us out of their garden. YIKES! We went a little pumpkin crazy this year.

Halloween treats for daughters class Friday, trick-or-treating on Friday, and possibly the school carnival, then a "make your own" pizza party that night. I'm going as a butterfly, hubs will be working, and girls will be the same.

The plan was to go as The Dread Pirate Roberts and Buttercup, but I ran out of time before I could get them sewn, so they will be made in the coming months and used for next year, or a Con. =]

I LOVE Halloween!!

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« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2014, 08:24:29 am »
dangggg peregrine. y'all go all out for halloween. totally jealous.

i went to a halloween party last weekend. the boyfriend and i went as shaggy and velma. i'd post a picture, but i'm totally phone illiterate and lazy. mainly just lazy.

doing a horror/thriller movie marathon this weekend. probably going to cry myself to sleep. i'm a big baby when it comes to scary movies. i don't know why i torture myself.

oh, we also carved a wicked sweet pumpkin of scooby doo to go with our costumes. definitely the best carved pumpkin in my apartment building if i do say so myself.

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« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2014, 10:04:01 am »
Apparently, I'm the only one of my friends, who wants to do anything Halloween-related. It's mostly an excuse to throw a theme party here, it's a great example of Denmark/Sweden being americanized. I'll probably just do some tarot cards and watch tv.

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« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2014, 10:49:37 am »
Sunshine! I always forget you're in Denmark! Have you noticed Halloween becoming more popular and commercial there? Since I moved to Sweden it's definitely grown here. All of the stores have Halloween themes in their ads and the city has a couple of halloween contests.

Lightning, what movies? Verse and I watch a ton of scary movies, to the point where we've kind of run out of new ones to watch.

Everyone has such great costumes going on!

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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2014, 07:21:33 pm »
I actually live in Malmö now. Slowly closing in on you guys.  :camera: :catwoman1: :umbrella:

And yes, Halloween has become extremely commercialized. I enjoy the over-flood of candy, but I get the feeling it's more of a holiday for grown-ups who likes to dress-up. I don't think anyone will actually have candy ready for trick-or-treaters. In Denmark we have a similar ordeal in Februrary, where the kids dress up and go door to door. It doesn't have the scary aspect though.

I'm super jealous on all the costumes... I want to go dress-up too!

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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2014, 08:49:33 pm »
Ara, have you and the maib watched Mama?   I did, the other night and loved it. /sobs

i'm going to my first hallowbutt party tonight yayyyyy.  i spend way too much time and money in/on the lolita fashion now and our group is hosting a halloween party at a fancy bar tonight and i am SO EXCITED YOU GUYS DONT EVEN KNOW.  halloween was pretty much non-existent here, but it's slowly starting to get big displays in the shops (for all the chocolates and lollies) and schools are slowly embracing it too, but idk how popular the trick-r-treat thing will get.  idk, one half of me is like YAYYY LETS BE AMERICANS CHOCOLATE FOR EVERYONEEE and the other half is like, ehhhh.  It's pretty much summer here, which means it's stinking hot already, there's none of the atmosphere of hitting autumn/winter and we just don't have the communities to really pull it off.  also australians are lazy about nearly everything, including decorating sooo.

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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2014, 08:58:32 pm »
Lightning, what movies? Verse and I watch a ton of scary movies, to the point where we've kind of run out of new ones to watch.

i know we're watching the conjuring and carrie, not the new one though, i heard it's pretty bad. the conjuring is supposed to be pretty scary though.

one of my professors insists we should watch salem's lot, which i might do if it piques my interest.

oh and hocus pocus is totally happening because it is a requirement.

whit, the orphanage is BETTER. kids in burlap masks are just plain freaky. oh and pics or it didn't happen.

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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2014, 09:46:38 pm »
Seen Mama and Orphanage, both good. I liked the Conjuring a lot! Verse blew my mind when he pointed out that Carrie is a mutant that Xavier never saved. He's never even seen the movie (either of them) but it was so true that I was left kind of dumbfounded.

Sunshine! Malmö! Why? I've been there a couple of times. Verse is from Skåne so he has the accent. Wait, can you speak Swedish too? The languages are pretty close so I imagine you can understand it even if you don't speak it. Verse sings me a cereal jingle that's Danish because it played on their tv when they were kids.

Is the February thing your talking about similar to the Easter thing that happens here where kids dress up as witches and go door to door for candy? (It's real. They use the Halloween witch stickers and decorations.)

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« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2014, 12:28:24 pm »
My cats and I were catnapped by a Swedish Beast (which makes me pretentious enough to make me believe I'm the Beauty... Might be one of the cats though, and I'm just the grumpy clock.) and now I live in his apartment. I lived here when I was little, and now I'm taking Swedish classes to catch up on it again. I can keep a conversation with a swede if they don't speak too quickly.

The event in Denmark is called Fastelavn, and they don't have it in Sweden. I don
t know if, in Sweden, they dress up as witches and go door-to-door. In Denmark all the kids are gathered to smash a wooden barrel with candy in it to shreds. And the one who gives it the finishing smash is named the King of Fastelavn. In old days, there would be a black cat in the barrel instead of candy, because they believed black cats to be witches. But they dres up as all sorts of things, Power Rangers were especially popular when I was little.

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« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2014, 11:15:27 am »
Soooo.... came home from 'placement' (read "working as a student for the NHS for free") Thursday night and my other half had made plans to sit and carve pumpkins, decorate our living room and upload a Halloween playlist onto the computer.
We then watched Phantom of the Opera and Nightmare before Christmas while doing all of this.

Last night, I stayed home and watched a ridiculous amount of film shorts and other such things, answering the door to trick or treaters while experimenting with edible glass and cupcakes. I'd pre-made soul cakes (traditional spiced cookie for halloween), so the kids who came got those or jelly eyeballs.

Today, partner wishes to take me to a place called York (UK), which isn't too far from here, to visit an attraction known as 'the Dungeons' (A bit like a live action haunted house crossed with horrible histories) More baking and stuff tonight.

And tomorrow, I spend the day running around like a crazy person setting things up for his planned Halloween party and probably more cooking/baking/drinking.

*and breathe* I love Halloween, it's my favorite time of year, but all this on top of work and university is total madness I tell you!

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« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2015, 01:13:12 pm »
2015

It's a new year! What are your halloween plans this time around? I, unfortunately, will have work this weekend. 11 hour shifts! But we're still planning to go to a halloween party on Saturday night. I might be a broken faced doll... I think I can pull that off pretty easily.

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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2015, 01:24:38 pm »
I have a Harry Potter themed Halloween party... on the 7th of BOOvember.  Because everyone I know sUCKS and whinged about not being able to make it to Halloween proper because of some dumb convention.   Sooo idk what I'm gonna do this weekend, I'll prolly be in my hometown sooo... watch movies maybe.  aLONE.  /sobs

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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2015, 06:31:36 pm »
I've got to kick myself in the butt and get sewing on my hubs and my costume(Buttercup and Wesley/Dread Pirate Roberts), but then the plan is Halloween Carnivals with the kiddos both Wednesday and probably Friday night, a "Trunk or treat" Wednesday also, then Trick or treating with said kiddos for a bit Friday before going to a Halloween party hosted by another family with a bunch of other families with kids and trying not to eat all the good candy my children get... and this year they are going to score, because their costumes ROCK. I am the Halloween Mom of the Year this year because their Astrid and Stormfly turned out AAAAAAAAAAAAmazing. ^_^

I'm so excited!!! :rainbowsheep: :rainbowsheep: :rainbowsheep:

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« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2015, 06:50:42 pm »
i want picturesssss from everyone, of course. i love seeing costumes~

i'm going to a haunted house on thursday because i love and hate myself. and then helping my friend set up for a halloween party on saturday, which i will also be attending~ i'm going as the joker with my sister and her boyfriend as batman and robin. my boyfriend can't come because he's dumb.

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« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2015, 07:44:45 am »
I had big plans for halloween back in september, and then at work we lost 2 people, and so I have been working almost every day. I WAS going to build a pumpkin launching trebuchet, and dress up like monty python's king arthur as I fired the thing. Then, I was going to dress up as Ozzy Osbourne: Vampire Hunter. And take little Struck out trick or treating.

HOWEVER

All that got scrapped because we've been short handed at work.

NOW

I find out that I have Halloween weekend off, but I had to cancel all of my plans, and it's too late to make new ones, let alone resurrect the old ones.

SO

Instead, I'm going to be a zombie, by way of a case of Pumpkin Ale.

I love Halloween, but I hate irony.

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« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2015, 09:07:36 am »
Jillibean, isn't a Harry Potter themed party for your friends kind of phoning it in? I mean. I feel like I've seen you guys do HP themed parties in the middle of the year too.. I imagine all Lolitas having a Harry Potter robe and witch hate in their closets now.

Pere, what's trunk or treat? And your costumes sound great! Your whole plan sounds great! And your bouncing rainbow sheep somehow match your avatar.

Lightning, that sounds cool! I'm sorry your boyfriend came down with the dumb and couldn't make it.

TS, I'm not sure how I feel about launching pumpkins. Destruction is fun but wasting happy pumpkins... And you still get to go trick or treating if you have a kid! Kids make Halloween super fun/cute. Adults usually make it a little drunk/awkward..

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« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2015, 03:00:08 pm »
Because I live in rural/farming/ranching area the houses around here have really big yards/property so going from house to house requires driving, dragging kids along, wagons, etc and will power to stay happy while we trick or treat.  So a bunch of us get together in a church/community parking lot and decorate the trunks of our cars and/or trucks and the kids come around and say "Trunk or Treat" and get candy that way. So it's like trick or treating, but without out all of the "my feet are tired, can we sit and have a rest" or the "I don't want to buckle my seat belt, we're just going to the next house"

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« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2015, 04:29:26 pm »
++++See the avatar.  Bask in its amazing halloweenness...


Yeah, that's about it.

And eating...I mean giving out...candy

I love the idea of trunk and treat.  Love it!
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« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2015, 07:19:14 pm »
I totally thought this thread was all for this year, and ended up "Yeah, it's 2015, so wut?" but then realized what I'd done. My precious tiiiiiiime!

I plan on making an Iron Man (from Avengers Assmeble, the cartoon) costume out of ductape and picnick table cloth and attend a party in it. For trick or treat giving, i was planning on being bruce lee, but then realizes the joke might be lost on parents following their kids, and then there is an asian guy topless opening the door.

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« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2015, 06:32:29 am »
I dunno Verse, if the parents follow porn, at all, they might be very inspired by the topless asian guy opening the door. (J/K)

Ara, around here, pumpkin grow in quantity. In october, you can't walk 50 paces in any direction without smacking into one. Some of the local farmers grow pumpkins just for the purpose of flinging from siege engines.

I don't do the trick or treat thing out of costume. My mom did that, and totally ruined the experience. Mrs. Struck will be taking little struck. Lil' Struck is going as Nim, from Nim's Island, and Mrs. Struck will be going as a crazy cat lady.

We don't get trick or treaters on our street, but I might go hang with a friend, who has scaring kids out of their candy honed, to a fine, sick, and twisted art. I love watching him in action.

Or I might go shoot the kids as they trick or treat, and sell the prints to the parents.  All of it hinges on whether or not I still get to get halloween drunk.  I don't have the luxury of getting loaded that often.

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« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2015, 01:56:19 pm »
We don't get trick or treaters on our street, but I might go hang with a friend, who has scaring kids out of their candy honed, to a fine, sick, and twisted art. I love watching him in action.

Or I might go shoot the kids as they trick or treat, and sell the prints to the parents.  All of it hinges on whether or not I still get to get halloween drunk.  I don't have the luxury of getting loaded that often.

Yeah... TS, all of this seems like stuff that could be used against you in a court of law later on. I definitely think taking pictures of kids and then trying to sell the pics to their parents sounds shady, ESPECIALLY if you do it drunk. You, sir, are totally gonna spend Halloween in a drunk tank.

Pere! Trunk or Treat is awesome! And sounds particularly safe now that I know there are people like TS running around stealing candy and taking pictures of kids...

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« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2015, 02:07:27 pm »
Jillibean, isn't a Harry Potter themed party for your friends kind of phoning it in? I mean. I feel like I've seen you guys do HP themed parties in the middle of the year too.. I imagine all Lolitas having a Harry Potter robe and witch hate in their closets now.

Yeah, it is a bit because all my friends actually do have very fancy witch hats, lmao.  I bought one too! it's made out of velvet and has a big fat bow.  You have seen us do HP themed parties before, too - that was a birthday picnic for the very same friend WHO SUGGESTED WE DO A HP HALLOWEEN.  i like HP, just not this much, but ah well, this time it's at a house and they've been working like house elves to paint things for it.  Wintermute is coming! he's dressing as a Slytherin. I'm gonna be a Gryffindork, though i won't have a cool robe.  /sobs

Halloween is weird and americans celebrating Halloween sound even weirder.  Imma just make caramel popcorn and watch movies and not have to worry about dumb small children because we live in the country so if anyone knocks on my door on Saturday night I'm going to presume they're a serial killer and start screaming.

p.s. - maib, a Bruce Lee costume would have been amazing!!! /sobs

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« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2015, 02:37:34 pm »
Jillibean, if Winter makes fun of you all night for not having a fancy robe and calls you Gryffindork, it'll all look intentional.

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« Reply #25 on: October 28, 2015, 07:00:30 pm »
not me Ara. I wasn't talking about doing everything all at once. I don't start drinking for an occasion until everything else is done.

Then, once I start drinking I don't leave the house.

Oy Vey!

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« Reply #26 on: October 30, 2015, 04:37:49 pm »
Thought you guys might enjoy this as much as I did.

Missing Halloween

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« Reply #27 on: October 30, 2015, 05:38:55 pm »
goddamnit prido. goddamnit.  it's very you, though, so i can see why you like it lmao. 

also LOL ara, i'll try and get him to act in character. 

here, since we're swapping videos: australian halloween vs. american halloween

it's like, 12 seconds long but er, NSFW. Soz~

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Re: Halloween plans?
« Reply #28 on: November 02, 2015, 01:49:12 am »
Pictures, as promised





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« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2015, 03:31:22 pm »
Ah... Whit, that's sad. Do you do that when kids knock on your door?

Pere, the costumes look amazing! Well, done!

This year we had our first trick-or-treaters! Ever! In the whole 6 years I've lived in Sweden we've never had any! We gave them all of our candy.