Mask your fear
Prepare to open the portal to the underworld. All Hallows Eve is nigh and if you haven't picked out a costume yet, you're going to look pretty stupid when all your friends and family are dressed in big colourful wigs and ill-fitting vinyl unitards which show an inordinate amount of camel toe and are carrying dangerously spinning glow-in-the-dark props and YOU'RE NOT.
At least consider putting on a Halloween mask to acknowledge the festivities. You'd be surprised to find how frightfully sophisticated masks are these days. At one time you could get away looking like Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett or even Jackie Stallone but increasingly consumers are bucking tradition for a fresher updated look.
Have a browse through the top 10 selling Halloween masks this year. Hopefully there will be one that makes you go "ew".
The Suspiciously Strong Jawed Lingerie Model
The Mortal Enemy of High Definition TV
The Red Carpet Creature
The Teen Hag
The Bride of Wildenstein - an old favourite, now available in blonde
The Vengeful Icelandic Banshee
The Dried Out Husk of a Supermodel
The Gone and Dunaway
The Two Faces of Evil
Another blog to visit: Madame Chiang - she has lived in many dark and interesting corners of the globe. Many things interest her including (but not limited to) World Affairs, Literature, Art, Life's Idiosyncracies and Travel