THE excitement of dressing up like a spooky character for Halloween is rising for children and weird adults.
As October 31st draws nearer, kids under 12 and grown-ups who should have a long, hard think about their lives are feverishly putting the final touches to their scary ensembles.
Nikki Hollis, 37, said: “I’ve been working on my Corpse Bride costume since June. It’s an exact replica of the one from the film.
“And my husband has made an Edward Scissorhands outfit with real scissors. It’s extremely dangerous and cost almost two hundred quid.
“It’s sad we can’t throw our annual fancy dress extravaganza, but we’re having a Zoom costume competition that’s pretty hotly contested.”
Friend Sophie Rodriguez said: “Their efforts are excessive any year, but the fact that Covid means the costumes will only be worn in their living room lends the 2020 outfit endeavour a particularly sad vide.
“I’ll be continuing my annual tradition of whacking some black eyeliner and a bin bag on at the last minute just to humour these immature weirdos.”