Halloween in today’s digital age is the perfect opportunity to dress up and take masses of photos with your friends on Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat (using the Halloween special effect filters of course) without anyone thinking that you’re too overly conceited and vain.
Although Halloween is said to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain to ward off ghosts and evil spirits, it quickly became a renowned tradition in America. Today, Halloween is celebrated all over the world with the help of social media glorifying and extending the practice of ‘trick or treating’ and jack-o’-lantern carving. It is a battlefield in the world of Instagram of who has the most exquisite Halloween costume or who is able to replicate the characters of Harley Quinn or Mia Wallace the best. Celebrities and social media influencers have definitely transformed Halloween into a glamourised fashion show…not that I’m complaining. Any excuse to dress up and take photos is fine by me.
This year I went as a skeleton gal (or ghoul if I want to be punny), using an assortment of cheap eyeliner pencils and liquid liners to etch in the carvings of a skeleton’s features.
For my outfit, it was pretty easy to conjure up (no pun intended) as it simply entailed something cute and black. I went for a super comfy black playsuit and my classic Tony Bianco stilettos.
This year’s Halloween was a lovely night of scares and thrills, as my friends and I danced the night away at Argyle Club at the Rocks in Sydney that was transformed into a Halloween extravaganza.