Tonight is Halloween, and I have an issue: as of this year, I’m genuinely confused by this holiday.
While I know it’s really an American thing that we Australians have latched onto because we too would like lollies, I’ve been under the impression for my entire life that I understood what it was about.
Scary things. Ghosts, witches, zombies.
Historically, it was intended to be a night where you dressed as a monster or a ghost so you couldn’t be distinguished from any ‘undead’ released to roam the night. Obviously.
So costumes that make sense include a corpse bride:
Or a witch from Hocus Pocus.