…one man's contribution to the Weeeeerly Wild World
Earlier this year I moved house. My place is kind of run down, I quite like it. I’m used to dressing up in Second Life and visiting spooky places for Halloween. I also have fond memories of childhood trick-or-treating. So this year I dressed me and my house up a little… me as a ‘creepy butler’ and my house as, well, a creepy’ish house. I share with you here the pictures I took. I also had spooky organ music echoing through the house from upstairs… it’s a shame there were no trick-or-treaters, but I had fun!
The picture in the doorway was hard to do because the wind kept blowing the candles out. I wanted a photo without the porch light on because it over powered the candles… but further attempts were made in vain!
I bought the waistcoat especially, from a charity shop. It was one of only two I could find, and the only one in my size – so a lucky find.
The candelabra came in under my budget thanks to the guy at the junk shop splitting a pair and selling it me for half the price of the two. The final challenge was to find some candles to fit it – it turned out new candelabras use thinner candles, so those candles are more easily available, but this being an older candelabra meant i needed thicker ones… which I could only find one of… so I settled for thinner ones and just melted wax into the holders and stuck the candles in (thanks to mum for that tip).
I did contemplate a pumpkin or three, but I could probably only eat my way through one, and I couldn’t justify the price – I thought maybe I could grab a reduced one at the end of the day, but they had sold out in all of the shops here – perhaps because they are in short supply this year.
Then I found out, after I used up half of the candles that, according to Wikipedia, Halloween/All Hallows’ Eve is a part of the triduum that is Allhallowtide, which lasts from October 31 to November 2, so maybe I have three days of silliness!?