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I’m leaving town!  👿👺👹👽☠️🎃🦉🐲. Too scary!

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What the predictions for 2017’s biggest Halloween costumes say about our collective psyche..
 

Something wicked this way comes. And probably something a bit sexy, too. Oh, and giraffes.

Halloween 2017 is approaching. To predict what the top costumes will be this year, Pinterest and the fashion search platform Lyst combined analytical forces. Across the two platforms’ pool of 210 million monthly users, they analyzed search data and the looks users saved to come up with their best bets for which getups will be most popular around the world (though obviously these insights are more applicable in countries that celebrate Halloween and dress up for it, such as the US and Canada).

The fantasies we will indulge in when we play dress-up for one night at the end of October are revealing. They arguably serve as a window into our collective psyche, and what we see through that window in 2017 is in some ways predictable, in other ways befuddling.

 

1. Pennywise, the clown from It

“Pinterest​ ​saves​ ​for​ ​clown​ ​make-up​ ​and​ ​costume​ ​ideas​ ​are​ ​up​ ​941%” year-over-year, the report notes. The new adaptation of Stephen King’s It has been a blockbuster success, so it’s not surprising that Lyst is also seeing a rise in searches for shirts with exaggerated, ruffled shoulders, and clownish pom-pom sneakers.

Scary costumes are, of course, the mainstay of Halloween. They’re a way to take what frightens us and make it fun—and there’s a lot in the world to be afraid of right now. Clowns have always been the stuff of nightmares, and they’re a go-to analogy in scary political times.

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Halloween is coming. What/when do you do?

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HALLOWEEN... has become as big a decorating and celebrating holiday as Christmas!  So what do you do for Halloween?

 

Halloween

Halloween

October 31, 2017

Halloween is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints,... wikipedia.org

  • Significance: First day of Allhallowtide
  • Celebrations: Trick-or-treating, costume parties, making jack-o'-lanterns, lighting bonfires, divination, apple bobbing and visiting haunted attractions
  • 2018 Date: October 31, 2018
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