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How's Your Halloween?

When I was a kid, Halloween was a holiday that was largely unheard of in this country, or at least in the province where I live. I've only seen Halloween celebrations through cartoons and American TV shows, and have always thought how cool it was to be dressing up in fancy costumes and getting candies and chocolates in return.

Fast forward to more than twenty years later, Halloween has become an annual tradition in the Philippines, with parties and events to celebrate the spooks. Although I must admit, this holiday has become a tad too commercialized, and even I have fallen prey to it - lol.

For years, we'd celebrate Halloween by dressing up my son in a costume and taking him to the mall for some trick-or-treat-ing. Here are Yue's costumes through the years:
Halloween 2010.
Yue's first-ever Halloween costume (2010) was a pumpkin. He didn't go trick-or-treat-ing at the mall (he was only two years old then and I thought he would be too young to be doing so), but we did shower him with candies at home.
Halloween 2011.
The following year (2011), we went all-out with his costume and props, and he even entered a costume contest at the mall. His dinosaur get-up won him second place in the Cutest Costume category, by the way. :)
Halloween 2012.
2012 was a tough year for us. Yue got sick several times that year, and was hospitalized thrice between the months of October and November. But he was healthy and well come Halloween, and he dressed up as a Korean prince for the occasion.
Halloween 2014.
We skipped the Halloween festivities in 2013 because we had to attend my godson's birthday party that year. The following year (2014), Yue was back in the game and dressed up as a ninja, a costume that he chose for himself.
Halloween 2015.
In 2015, he went trick-or-treat-ing as Buzz Lightyear. But I'll let you in on a secret... he's not really wearing a costume. Those are PJs, actually, but Yue insisted on wearing them as his 'costume' anyway.
Halloween 2016.
It seemed like we saved the best for last in 2016. Yue dressed up as Darth Vader that year, which would turn out to be his last costume, at least for now. He refuses to wear a costume nowadays, but he still finds joy in trick-or-treating. After all, who would refuse free chocolates and candy?
What diet? Lol!
I was thinking of dressing him up as Finn Balor this year...
Demon King Finn Balor
Should I try this on my baby nephew instead? :)

So how about you, how's your Halloween? I hope your kids had a blast and got tons of candies!

9 replies:

jayreen yasona said...

I like the Korean prince costume the most 😍

Malot said...

We don't celebrate Halloween. It must be really fun for some kids though, especially with all those candies they could hoard and dressing up in colorful costumes :)

May Palacpac said...

He looks so adorable in his costumes. Cute naman ng Buzz Lightyear Peejays! My kids would love to dress up for sleeping!

Mommy Levy said...

Since we did not prepare any costume for this year Halloween, we are planning to cosplay as a family next year hahaha

berlin said...

We're not used to celebrating Halloween. But because of mall and hotel gimmicks, weve come to love and embrace Halloween.

Louisa said...

I grew up trick or treating and celebrating Halloween I guess that's why it's a pretty big deal for the kids. This year though we were low key. Jael actually has the same ninja costume this year!

Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen said...

We had lots of fun for Halloween this year even though we weren't ready for it. Your son had really fun costumes over the years.

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