Baltimore, Halloween is only a few days away from us. Have you gotten your candy? Have you made the neighborhood spooky? Have you decided on your costume? Even if you haven’t, don’t worry. There’s still time to turn some heads, or throw them if you’re feeling particularly ghoulish. And don’t trust those that say that dressing up is for kids. Even the kids in us need some dress up time. And in the spirit of dressing up, why not us the spookiest of holidays to show off your love for anime and manga?
Otakus and non-anime lovers alike, this is the season to be festive. Fell’s Point gives the perfect chance to show off your skills and your love for the holiday and anime with their Ghost Walk. The event is kid friendly for those trick or treaters and shows off a bit of history to boot. It also gives off a few chances for singles and couples to just have the night out. But for those who can’t make it to the day of Hallow’s eve, you have from now to the twenty-ninth of November. Can’t make it to Fell’s Point? You can also go to Mount Vernon and enjoy their Ghost Walk as well. And of course, if you don’t mind going trick or treating around your own neighborhood, just be mind for of your surroundings and the time, especially if you’re going with children.
Now that we’ve covered where you can go, what will you wear? There is the obvious sexy nurse, little devils, Sesame Street costume, or pop star get up. Or you can go all out with a Dragon Ball costume, or Avatar Aang attire. There are far too many anime out there to choose sometimes, so why not mix and match until you come across a blend you like. And if you happen to be by Palm Harbor, Florida or Omaha, Nebraska Halloween weekend, you could attend Shadocon and Anime NebrasKon. But with time dwindling down towards Halloween, you may not have time to make the costume by hand. If you’re willing to pay your way, you could always buy your fancy off of sites like Amazon, Lightinthebox.com or Crunchyroll’s store. Say you want to really creep someone out beneath that grim reaper cowl though. There is a sure fire bet that you won’t freak out someone when they look under the hood and see this face staring back at them. If you wanted to grab one of the four variable designs for you cosplay and costumes, feel free to check out 2.5-D Mask’s site. They give their followers and users free access to the printable templates for making their own variable anime face.
Like most holidays, Halloween is about spending time together. So whomever you dress up as, be sure to spend it with someone you love. Also be sure to bring plenty of candy for the kids and save some for your adult friends too. And just remember, Halloween is fun, and the candy is so sweet and enjoyable, but beware the dentist. He’s probably the scariest of them all when he tells you of those candy induced cavities. BOO!