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Long live Halloween
« on: October 08, 2009, 05:15:29 AM »
The Christmas stuff has been out in some stores for over a month, but Halloween has yet to come. Like Rodney Dangerfield, Halloween gets no respect. What's better than being able to carve jack-o-lanterns, eat tons of junk food and watch horror movies all month long? Other than religious reasons, I see the only big difference between Halloween and Christmas is that you give gifts on Christmas, thus the businesses have less of a reason to build it up. Only the candy makers cash in for this holiday. I imagine if they went back far enough in history they could find some excuse to start a gift giving tradition for Halloween. Then you'd have costumes on store clothes racks after the 4th of July.  :SK:
Now I ride with the mocking and friendly ghouls on the night wind
And play by day in the catacombs
I know that light is not for me, save that of the moon
Yet in my new wildness and freedom I welcome the bitterness of alienage
For I know always that I am an outsider...an outsider...stranger in this century...for a time
A stranger among those who are still...men

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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2009, 06:59:36 AM »
Can't really comment since Halloween has no cultural background here and tries (not very successfully) to exist solely because big companies are trying to import it for commercial purposes. It does look like a fun holiday though and I wish the good aspects of it came over.

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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2009, 07:46:06 AM »
I'm not sure about the relation that the Germanic area of Europe has with Samhain, but I'm sure Britain/Ireland has some celebrations. America has sort of changed it into its current form, since I believe the original celebration was that of the end of the fall harvest before winter arrived. I imagine every culture has some sort of ghost stories or things similar to that. Mexico has their day of the dead. America just decided to commercialize it. Big surprise.  :ganishka:
Now I ride with the mocking and friendly ghouls on the night wind
And play by day in the catacombs
I know that light is not for me, save that of the moon
Yet in my new wildness and freedom I welcome the bitterness of alienage
For I know always that I am an outsider...an outsider...stranger in this century...for a time
A stranger among those who are still...men

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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2009, 08:10:36 AM »
Mexico has their day of the dead.

Most European countries do. In fact a lot of countries all over the world do regardless of what their dominant religion is. Like you said, the difference comes with commercialization.

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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2009, 10:32:58 AM »
Halloween has always been my favorite holiday since I was a kid, and I hardly ever trick or treated! I always liked the decorations and I have the same ones my mom used to hang up. Plus Halloween gives me an excuse to put a dress on!  :schierke:

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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2009, 01:49:48 PM »
America has sort of changed it into its current form, since I believe the original celebration was that of the end of the fall harvest before winter arrived.

I'm operating completely from memory, but farmers, afraid that mischievous spirits would take/ruin their food stocks during the harsh winter months ahead, gave up an offering so that they would be spared. It eventually evolved into the tradition of children dressing up as the spirits and receiving the offerings.

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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2009, 04:38:49 PM »
I enjoy halloween, I'll see if i can post some pictures of the things I dressed up as when I was a kid, I had some great costumes from the ninja turtles to Napoleon Dynamite. This year I might go to a costume house party and I plan on dressing up as Rorschach from Watchmen.  :guts:

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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2009, 07:36:44 PM »
What would be awesome is to go to a costume party as the headless horseman, carrying around one of THESE: http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=10425.0
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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2009, 04:59:36 AM »
What would be awesome is to go to a costume party as the headless horseman, carrying around one of THESE: http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=10425.0

Just don't drop it!  :isidro:
Now I ride with the mocking and friendly ghouls on the night wind
And play by day in the catacombs
I know that light is not for me, save that of the moon
Yet in my new wildness and freedom I welcome the bitterness of alienage
For I know always that I am an outsider...an outsider...stranger in this century...for a time
A stranger among those who are still...men

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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2009, 08:39:26 PM »
For this year I am currently split between a ghostbuster costume or a commander cobra one. Maybe I will post some pics :).

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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2009, 09:41:42 PM »
Cobra Commander you mean. ;)

I have to work so I'm just starting early and dragging it out all month with watching at least one horror/scary movie a day. I'll save the junk food for the 31st. Don't want my teeth falling out any time soon! Did the caramel apple thing already, found a good recipe for chocolate/caramel combo and I love granny smith apples so I couldn't resist.  :ganishka:
Now I ride with the mocking and friendly ghouls on the night wind
And play by day in the catacombs
I know that light is not for me, save that of the moon
Yet in my new wildness and freedom I welcome the bitterness of alienage
For I know always that I am an outsider...an outsider...stranger in this century...for a time
A stranger among those who are still...men

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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2009, 08:34:48 AM »
I'm going as a red shirt from Star Trek this year. It's simple, cheap and funny for those in the know. Odds of me dying on an away mission...high. :SK:

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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2009, 02:06:25 PM »
I'm going as a red shirt from Star Trek this year. It's simple, cheap and funny for those in the know. Odds of me dying on an away mission...high. :SK:

How many of those in the know do you think you'll encounter?   :serpico:
Now I ride with the mocking and friendly ghouls on the night wind
And play by day in the catacombs
I know that light is not for me, save that of the moon
Yet in my new wildness and freedom I welcome the bitterness of alienage
For I know always that I am an outsider...an outsider...stranger in this century...for a time
A stranger among those who are still...men

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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2009, 08:03:23 PM »
How many of those in the know do you think you'll encounter?   :serpico:

Well, most of my friends are fans of the show, so they'll definitely get it. :serpico:

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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2009, 10:09:13 PM »
I just watched the Invisible man for the first time and I thought Claude Rains performance was amazing. So now I want to be the Invisible Man for Halloween, I just need the coat, I have the rest.

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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2009, 11:42:51 PM »
I just watched the Invisible man for the first time and I thought Claude Rains performance was amazing. So now I want to be the Invisible Man for Halloween, I just need the coat, I have the rest.
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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2009, 03:13:44 PM »
I just watched the Invisible man for the first time and I thought Claude Rains performance was amazing. So now I want to be the Invisible Man for Halloween, I just need the coat, I have the rest.

He's a great actor. Check out Notorious for another stellar performance.

Besides the invisible man you could go naked with a pair of roller skates and say you're a pull toy.  :ganishka:
Now I ride with the mocking and friendly ghouls on the night wind
And play by day in the catacombs
I know that light is not for me, save that of the moon
Yet in my new wildness and freedom I welcome the bitterness of alienage
For I know always that I am an outsider...an outsider...stranger in this century...for a time
A stranger among those who are still...men

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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2009, 03:56:25 AM »
Going to try to pull this off.

( Hot(linked) like a potato.   :farnese:  )


I got the suit and now I need to find something to put over my head so that I can see through it. I just got a bunch of white gauze from home and welp, lets see if it works when I try to get everything set up.
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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2009, 04:02:37 AM »
Going to try to pull this off.

( Hot(linked) like a potato.   :farnese:  )
http://lablogatorios.com.br/100nexos/files/2009/02/20th-century-boys-tomodachi.jpg

I got the suit and now I need to find something to put over my head so that I can see through it. I just got a bunch of white gauze from home and welp, lets see if it works when I try to get everything set up.
OH GOD DO IT DO IT DO IT SHIIIIIIIIIIT DO IT! I'm also gonna be working on this costume, but probably not for halloween. Here's another reference pic of Friend's actor from the movie at the premiere of it.

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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2009, 04:40:49 AM »
Going to try to pull this off.

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I got the suit and now I need to find something to put over my head so that I can see through it. I just got a bunch of white gauze from home and welp, lets see if it works when I try to get everything set up.

What's that from?

I decided to be Fred Flintstone this year instead of a red shirt from Star Trek. I'm a bit heavyset like Fred, so I think it'll work out nicely! :guts:

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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2009, 04:54:44 AM »
What's that from?
A manga/movie called 20th Century Boys. It's by the same author as Monster and is pretty amazing. That guy is the main bad in the series, named Friend, who leads a cult.

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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2009, 02:34:13 AM »


I'm going to be Bucky Captain America for halloween :)

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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2009, 09:55:28 PM »
Well last night over here was one of the little trick or treat walks! Tomodachi was a huge success!

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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2009, 06:27:01 PM »
Happy Halloween SK.NET!

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Re: Long live Halloween
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2009, 06:34:34 PM »
Happy Halloween everybody! I hope you're having fun while I'm closing tonight.  :sad:
That costume is awesome Rakshas!