The virus continues to drive many hot fashions this year. A medieval “plague doctor” costume – complete with a bird’s beak-shaped mask, to approximate that worn by doctors who treated victims of the bubonic plague – is one of the most popular options to date on Halloween, says Cuthbertson.
Marie Antoinette also had a great success. Cuthbertson says the last headless queen of France is always popular, “because people like to do it with a slit neck, but it’s actually really, really good.” [now]For social distancing, wear a large cotton.
Elsewhere, people are letting their funny bones lead the way, in determining fashion choices.
When chips are down, they tend to rely on their sense of humor and backsliding to get them out of a terrible situation, says Andrea Beattie, editor of Aussies. Hlozwen The magazine, noting that among its 6,500-member Facebook community, people plan to dress up as a bottle of hand sanitizer, a block of toilet rolls, and “the holidays they can’t go to this year.”
“Someone would go as a tourist from Hawaii, and he would also protect himself from the flames, like Scott Morrison, when he went to Hawaii during a wildfire,” says Betty.
Others are inspired by this year’s hit shows – such as the sweeping Emmy Chet Creek And the King tiger.
“Especially from Moira Anger, There’ll be a lot of “Caw, caw!” This year, “Betty says, pointing to an episode Chet Creek When actress Katherine O’Hara plays half-crow and half-human in an indie movie.
Of course, with the mandatory masks in Melbourne, where the city is still in lockdown again, this Halloween won’t be like anything else. And while the rules vary from state to state, the usual tricks or gimmicks and big parties that mark Halloween won’t happen.
But some people seem to be hungrier than ever for clothes. Big W says it achieved a 46 percent increase in national costume sales for Halloween compared to last year’s sales. (The Mega Seller is a collection of costumes depicting characters from the 1993 movie Tim Burton The Nightmare Before Christmas, Which was just re-released).
In Sydney, Mark Tucker, who runs an annual Halloween event, this year created the largest haunted house ever right next to his home in Erskine Park, spending $ 20,000 on building it, as opposed to his regular $ 2,000.
Of his haunted house “Phobias and Fears”, which tells the story of Dr. Eiffel, Tucker says, “I thought,” How can we change this and make him more fun, if you like it, and he’s not too serious? Who devised a vaccine to stop COVID-19, but inadvertently caused a zombie apocalypse instead.
The house, which is a completely closed group including cartoons and people dressed as zombies, clowns and ghouls, is a COVID safe attraction and is registered with the NSW government. Its last day is October 31.
Tucker wouldn’t break – “Oh, no, not soon” – but he felt it was more important than ever for his community to have an event that brings them together.
Also, a next-level commitment to Halloween this year is costume designer Rose Chung, who has created custom face masks to match the many outfits she offers.
“You know when you have to go out in the winter and you have to wear a coat, it ruins everything [costume]? “You need a mask that matches the outfit,” says Cuthbertson, of Chung’s creations.
One of the things that particularly brings one of them is the shiny teal candy that matches another outfit that has proven popular: Nurse Ratched, the evil central character of the new Netflix series Ratcheted.
However, others use Halloween as a driving force to pay homage to those who made this disturbing year a little sweeter.
“Two people in the Facebook group say they’ll become the person who has had the most positive impact in their lives, which is their postal sticker. In Victoria, there was a lot of shopping online. We’re on a first name basis with the delivery guy,” says Betty.
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Samantha Selinger Morris is a lifestyle writer for Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.