As a differently young European, the Halloween concept is quite alien to me. I was taught that these days were supposed to be about saints or dead relatives, but I am not into catholic superstitions nor the cult of decayed matter, so I always had a hard time getting into their unsettling festive spirit. Ditto for the new, improved American-style trick-or-treating: quite a number of the people I know tend to have fun and dress in – ahem – original ways everyday anyway, so I sort of miss what’s so special about this night.
Most of all, I wont’ be entirely convinced that Halloween is not just a very elaborate joke on sexually repressed people until someone explains the following “sexy” costumes to me:
“Sexy snowy owl”
“Sexy Brian, the dog from Family guy”
“Sexy Chinese takeaway”