So after having graduated, I started to feel a bit down about Halloween, as I worried I wouldn't get the chance to have as much fun dressing up/going out/generally being silly as I have done the last three years. It's been one of my favourite events of the year for as long as I can remember. I think it's also me displacing that nagging fear that I'm growing old too quickly, but enough about that...
Thankfully though, a few of my friends and I had a little get-together the other night which involved very random/unco-ordinated costumes, a Scooby Doo film and lots of unhealthy food, which I feel is the best and only way to celebrate Halloween. I borrowed a friend's headdress and donned a poncho, pretty fun to walk around in, not going to lie. There were flowers, toadstools, sombreros and zombies. Best makeshift party ever.
Riding my high spirits, I've attempted to be creative and do something a bit out of my comfort zone. I mostly create everything in Photoshop these days, so buying a pack of Sharpie markers and having at some good old-fashioned sketchbook paper was a needed break from all the staring at a screen. In the spirit of Halloween, I've always loved the Spanish Day of the Dead festival look, with sugar skulls, feathers, jewels and lots of colour. I think western 'horror' has sortof turned into all vampires, werewolves and zombies these days, or as would seem the commercial trend. I think the Spanish do it better, personally.
I'm pretty pleased with how she came out! She'll be taking a place on my neglected wall of art I've drawn over the past few years. I don't know why, but I want to call her something really anti-climactic like Kevin.
That's all for now, though I have some exciting plans for the future which I'm hoping to post about soon!