Monday, 28 October 2013

It's Halloween time

With October 31 only a few days away, Halloween preparations must be well underway, be it planning a get together, choosing your outfit, creating inspired cakes and food or just doing some pumpkin carving.

All Hallows' Eve also known as Halloween has traditionally included activities such as trick-or-treating, bonfires, dressing up in costumes and carving jack-o-lanterns from pumpkins.

Records indicate we began to celebrate this holiday in the nineteenth century, stemming from the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain where the ancient pagans would prepare for the winter, gathering supplies followed by a celebration at the end of the harvest season.

Our ancestors believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and wreck havoc in the living world, so masks and costumes were worn in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or appease them.

So if you looking for a way to embrace this evolving tradition then take a look at these inspiring collections of facial masks, costumes and delicious Halloween inspired treats.

We have just brought in some intricate Venetian Metal face masks to add to your Goth collection:

Or if its clothing you are after we have selected a few favourites to create Vampire, Witches or Skeletons for Halloween and Day of the Dead celebrations:

Take a look at these spectacular Ghost, Broomstick and Voodoo doll Cake Pops creations which almost too good to eat From Rosies Kitchen

While the super cute Halloween cupcakes have got our mouths watering here at The Gothic Shop HQ were made by the talented Coco Cakes

For more ideas take a look at

**Additional Information from:
Halloween History
From Rosies Kitchen
Coco Cakes