Maati diyas will transform into jacko-lanterns and shrieking shacks will drown the cacophony of firecrackers. Bidding adieu to the festival of lights will be the day of fright! No more just another American gimmick for Delhiites, the Halloween craze is spreading its fangs far and wide. Just follow our spooky stroll…
WITCH AND WIZARD
This Halloween, women are getting their spook on with Lady Gaga costumes. Men, according to Aditya Kapur, owner of Party Hunterz, are still sticking to the good old MJ look and also tripping on Depp’s look from the Pirates Of The Caribbean. Not far behind are fancy witch outfits, pumpkin wigs, half-devil-half-angel costumes, weird noses, fake vampire bites, long nails, green lipsticks and butcher knives through the head. As for decorations for the home, the sky’s the limit this time. “People are going in for skeletons in a cage that shake and make noises, and screaming witches on brooms,” explains Rajeev Chawla of Little Angles, a Halloween supply store in Gurgaon. Fake blood, body parts, tombstones, giant spiders hanging from the ceiling and Halloween theme cups and plates are also in great demand.
Let your scary side take over at this year’s Halloween bash. From hiring a nail art artist to make those freaky claws to spooking up your look with Halloween accessories like pumpkin-shaped glasses, neon straws, shot glasses and goggles... there are enough skeletons in the closet this year! To get the party going, serve rum punch in a huge pumpkin at the entrance. As props, order some ghastly masks, buy pumpkin candles, crazy, psychedelic lights, and for effect, smear your face in glow paint! To drive chill down the spine, let voodoo dolls hang from every nook and cranny. Go, have your Halloween from hell!
• Boo Time @ Full Circle Bookstore, N–16, GK 1, N–Block Market; On Oct 30, 2011, 11 am noon. Kids can participate in scary storytelling sessions; learn spooky art and craft, make Halloween-themed t-shirts and lots more
• Make your own Halloween Lantern @
Reading Caterpillar, F-24, Second Floor, Nizamuddin West, on Oct 30, 2011, noon onwards; An expert will teach children how to make jack-o-lanterns the original way. Witches and wizards will sing for you and the lovely lady from Baking From My Heart has got a treat ‘o’ treat for everyone
• Halloween Spook-tacular @ Mama’s Little Donut, D–6, Soami Nagar (North), Near Panchsheel Enclave, on Oct 31, 5 pm, 2011; Kids up to eight years can dress up in their scariest best, listen to spooky stories, make jack-o-lanterns, participate in tricks or treats and more