Much I as like fancy dress I can’t say Halloween has really provided me with the opportunity to indulge the hobby, in all of my 34 years upon the planet the opportunity has arisen three times, and all three occasions were at work. Twice at the Horseshoe Inn and once at the Kynnersley Arms. The Horseshoes occasions were tied up with a disco and termed “Spooks Night” and the entire staff took part and a few of the regulars.
I went as Jack the Ripper the first time and my boss and drinking buddy Simon went as some kind of ghoul.
The second year I dressed as Sweeney Todd and I do so again at the Kynnersley Arms. The Kynn event coincided with the Kynn’s first, and to date only, beer festival and very few people dressed up. Young Mitchell dressed up as a Banana, not as a jokey reference to Bottom, but as one of our ales was called The Faust Banana.
The lovely Amy Cherry however was always a past-master at Halloween fancy dress, her best to date has to be her Carrie outfit, hell of a lot of fake blood was involved. I guess if you are doing it, you should good the whole hog.