Halloween 2020. The Best Ideas for the Scariest Party.
Celebrate Halloween with the scariest, most exciting party and costume ideas. Halloween is almost here!
Can you believe it? Halloween is just around the corner once again, which means at least for one night wearing a face mask won’t feel that weird. Now, that’s great but there are so many more reasons to be excited about it.
For one, there’s a rerun of an old Halloween movie classic just about every night, which is amazing. Plus, this is just about the funnest party of the year, with both kids and adults having a great time. And then, it’s also the spookiest night of the year, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t like a good old fright!
To get you ready for it, we’ve prepared this guide with the most amazing ideas and the very best Halloween offers. Since you don’t want to get caught dressed as a zombie on the wrong night, let’s clear the very basics of Halloween before we get started.
When is Halloween?
Here’s the quick and simple answer to that question: Halloween is celebrated every year on October 31st. A somewhat more complicated matter is, why? The fact is that Halloween originally was a Celtic feast, the Festival of Samhain, which was a ritual to keep evil spirits away as the nights would grow longer and the days colder.
Back in the day, people would dress up and get together to light bonfires and set the night alight, quite literally. They would also pay tribute to the dead, leaving gifts or making sacrifices to keep them happy and at bay. That obviously is also the origin of the current trick or treating tradition.
The history of Halloween also has a Christian connection in that the following day, the first of November, is All Saints’ Day, also known as All Hallows’ Day. Therefore, the night before that celebration came to be known as All Hallows’ Eve. That’s where the name Halloween comes from, as the two words were joined together in common usage sometime at the beginning of the 19th century.
In the end, we might have more in common with the Feast of Samhain than we think. After all, between Halloween on the last day of October, All Saints’ Day on the first of November, and then All Souls’ Day the day after that, we spend three days celebrating the life and spirit of the departed. Just be sure to make celebrating the operative word in that sentence!
Terrifying and Cheap Halloween Costume Ideas
One thing the Celts didn’t have, though, was Halloween shopping, which is like having cake without icing: not bad, but it could be better. In fact, it could be much better because when it comes to fun, nothing beats dressing up. Whether you’re going for a trick or treat walk around the neighbourhood with the kids or attending multiple Halloween parties, your costume is going to make or break your night so take a look at our Clothing category and get the best discounts on your outfit.
We have a bunch of HalloweenCostumes.com discount codes available for you to browse and come up with the right look for Halloween 2020. If your goal is to get the prize for originality, you could check out their exclusive range of costumes, many of which are made in-house.
We all know there are certain classic looks that simply never get old, like your superhero of choice, from Wonder Woman to Spider-Man. The problem with those is you are most certainly not going to be the only one for the night. So why not dress up as a human aubergine, for instance. They even have a whole load of wigs and accessories to spruce you up!
If you don’t want to go overboard, you can still get themed clothes for Halloween. The kids’ range at Crew Clothing is a perfect example of how you can combine dinosaurs with trick or treating without having to actually look like Dino. They have fabulous kids Halloween costume ideas for children who might feel too self-conscious in full costume, and you can even follow all the safety guidelines with their themed face masks!
Whether or not you’re in full costume, you want to make sure you wear comfortable shoes. Now, you could dress up as a modern superhero in the shape of Michael Jordan, or you could be prancing around in your plague doctor costume, either way, you should take advantage of these Nike Halloween promotions and get yourself comfy trainers to get you through the night.
Easy and Scary Halloween Makeup Ideas for Kids and Adults
What’s a costume without makeup? It’s like Batman without Robin, like Tom without Jerry, like a big night out without a hangover the following day. Okay, maybe that one doesn't count but you get the gist: you can’t have one without the other. So now that we have you sorted for your costume, here are some Halloween ideas for your makeup.
One thing you won’t be able to do without if you’re going for a full costume is face paint. From the Joker to Papa Legba or Dracula, the dramatic effect of fake blood on your face is unbeatable. The question is where to get it. The answer is right here, with the great list of Party Pack discount codes we have ready for you.
If you want to look scary you need to get googly eyes and go all-in with those big dark rings around your eyes. Which means you’re probably going to have to get a new eyeshadow palette, right? Visit our dedicated page for HQHair discounts to get the best prices both for your makeup for the night and also for all the skincare products you’ll need to have your face recover from these exploits. (Don’t worry, though, it’s all reparable, and worth it!)
If you’re looking for top-tier health and beauty products at affordable prices, though, you could do worse than checking out these Superdrug promotions. You’ll find everything for your makeup, and while you’re at it, don’t forget to replenish your cupboard with toothpaste, mouthwash, flossers, the whole lot. What with all the Halloween sweets you’ll be eating, you’ll be needing all the help you can get!
Where to Watch the Best Halloween Movies?
Going out for Halloween isn’t for everyone, we understand that. That’s no reason to dampen the spirit, though. You can have a lovely celebration staying in with the family and exchanging gifts. At the end of the day, it’s the start of the shopping season, which itself is the perfect excuse to treat yourself or a loved one to a new gadget.
If you’re into phones, you might be getting excited about the launch of the new iPhone 12. Explore the Carphone Warehouse deals we have in store for you and profit from some of these amazing savings. Even if you’re not mad about Mac, you could land a major bargain with the Google Pixel 4a with Bose headphones. Now that’s certain to get the family excited.
Once things calm down, you ought to sit by the telly, eat your marshmallows and watch one of those Halloween movies kids love, such as a Stephen King classic or an old school horror movie. The best way to do that? With a Now TV deal from our site.
It really doesn’t matter how you choose to spend Halloween, the important thing is that you enjoy it in full. For all the rest, we’ve got your back.