Happy Halloween my fellow Londoners and London enthusiasts! The spookiest time of the year is only a few days away and as the city is getting itself ready, I thought I’d share a post about my personal favourite ideas for parties and celebrations!
There’s an enormous variety of costume parties all accross London, varying from club nights to pub crawls and other themed nights out. A more elaborate overview can be found here. A great suggestion I’d like to make would be the Shoreditch Deadly Disney pub crawl. First of all it’s a really fun way to meet new people and secondly it’s a really easy opportunity to pick a costume!
Everyone grew up with Disney movies and thus Disney characters are extremely accessible. It’s really easy to pick a character from one of your favourite movies.
First of all, Disney characters are highly colour coded! For example the Little Mermaid is purple and green, Cinderella is blue, Winnie the Pooh is yellow and red, etc. which is super convenient when you’re on a budget or just not very good at planning. Because this means there’s always some way to mix and match a last minute costume with things you already have in your wardrobe! Which brings me to the second point: it’s a great way to save money on a costume you’ll probably only end up wearing once a year.
For more inspiration you can look at the DisneyBound blog, which is a brilliant fashion blog with everyday style tips, inspired by Disney characters. I often consult it for events like these.
I had a black dress from my high school prom (I can’t believe I still fit it!) which I have been recycling every single Halloween.
Last year’s Halloween was promising to be cold and as we were going on a pub crawl, I wanted to pick a Disney character who at least dresses warmly!
So, which character would have been more suitable than Cruella De Vil with her fur coats?!
She may be a horrible puppy murderer, but at least she looks cosy in that coat!
So, I combined my usual black dress with a warm fluffy teddy cardigan (made of fake fur! So before you’re calling the RSPCA: no real puppies have been harmed in the process).
I also ordered a wig and a fake 1920s style cigarette holder from eBay and followed this makeup tutorial on YouTube.
The pub crawl itself is a great way to meet new people and have a few drinks with friends.
I went last year and I had a really good time. I think the organisation is really good and the team is very friendly.
Personally I think the pubs that were chosen could have been better, but we had a very fun night out.
The pub craw is an annual event! I have seen adverts of it pop up in my social media feed every single year since I moved to London.
The 2019 version takes place on the 1st and 2nd of November (next weekend) and tickets can still be purchased here!
What are your plans for Halloween? Let me know in the comments.