SPOOKY, SEXY, SOLEMN ?
Hey guys, it's been a hot minute. Me and my inconsistency, I'm so sorry. I have been busy re-evaluating a lot of things. But that's not it, I'm here now, and I have something to talk about as usual.
Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of "All Hallows' evening"), less commonly known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a celebration observed in many countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day. It begins the observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all the departed. (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween)
In the abroad (I know what I said), they don't seem to respect the dead in any way(at least according to social media). They basically just wear costumes and go for different Halloween-themed parties and have the best of fun. Guys don't really dress up, only a few who wear some fabulous outfits. If we're being honest, the holiday belongs to the girls. Two types of girls dress up; the girls who look for costumes and dress up as identifiable characters and the other girls who wear sexy clothes AKA corset and short skirt paired with either devil horns, halo, and/or wings (I, for one, am not complaining). Halloween has been acknowledged as a day or usually days in which people live out their cinematic dreams to dress up or an opportunity to dress sexy without receiving nasty looks under the guise of Halloween.
When I was younger (cause I was still young), tv channels (Disney et Nickelodeon) would always have Halloween-themed shows. With their inclusion of Halloween-themed movies and Halloween-themed episodes. I asked my mum why we don't celebrate Halloween in Nigeria. One time she replied, "Because we don't need witches to wear outfits to identify them," and another time, she said, "It's the devil's holiday." Having that in mind, I started to slowly detest the holiday and act of dressing up before I had a mind of my own. As I became a teenager, I began to crave the act of dressing up, and walking up and down is my favorite cinematic character. Still, as usual, it hadn't started happening in Nigeria.
This year I was so happy when I saw a few posters promoting Halloween parties in Lagos. Meaning that these Halloween parties are becoming more accessible to me, and honestly, I can't wait to dress up because I have a lot of costumes in my head to have fun in, or maybe ill just go in a corset and skirt; with wings who knows?