The spookiest day of the year, which takes place on 31 October, According to history.com – Halloween originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. We share the trending costumes for 2019 as well as Halloween events.
Some costume ideas for 2019:
Get your face painted as an emoji:
Dress up as Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X in ‘Old Town Road’ music video:
Dress up as phrases like ‘Green with envy’
Dress up as a couple such as – Howard and Bernadette from the Big Bang Theory
Other popular costumes will be Game of Thrones characters as well as Lion King and Frozen costumes for kids.
Halloween Time Trial (30 October 2019)
About the event: Dress up in character for Halloween and run or walk the time trial (4-8kms).
Venue: Peter Pan Park in Dunvegan.
Entrance fee: R10 per person.
Trick or Tweet-Brainy Birds Halloween Fundraiser (31 October 2019)
Venue: Brainy Birds Parrot Rescue – Edenvale.
About the event: A nighttime Halloween Fundraiser event at Brainy Birds’ sanctuary to raise much-needed funds for their beautiful flock.
Entrance fee: R40 per person (includes a goodie bag.) Tickets available at the gate on Halloween night. Contact: +27 (0) 79 426 5572. https://brainybirds.co.za
Third Annual East Rand Crafters Market Halloween Night Market
About the event: Trick or Treat (come anytime but earlier is better); Spooky Treasure Hunt (starts at 6.30pm), fancy dress competition; scary movie – from 7-9pm; games evening – lots of games just like the good old days; photo booth – funky photo booth to take pics, Arts and Crafts Stalls; cupcake/cakes/baked goods competition (starts 5.30).
Venue: 49 Aerodrome Drive, Northmead, Benoni.
Entrance fee: Free. For more info, click here.