This year’s mass theme seemed to collectively be video games, in general. While taking my daughter trick or treating at the local mall, followed by the park we saw a plethora of game inspired costuming (very well done I might add). In our evening adventure we noticed that the most popular themed costumes were that of Pokemon, Five Nights at Freddy’s and, rather surprisingly, Undertale.
Pikachu’s, Foxys, A few Frisks (Undertale’s protagonist) filled the night.
While at the park we ran into Sans, a main character from Undertale. My 4 year old daughter ran up to him gave him a great big hug and them proceeded to berate him for being mean to Frisk (in the game). The person in the costume thought this to be hilarious. Then she proceeded to tell him that she would never hurt a monster, because they all seemed very nice to her. I believe this made the person’s day, as he smiled at her and patted her on the head.
Also in the mix this year were a family of Zelda characters, and a large spattering of random Disney princesses. What I really notices an absence of this year though was the traditional Halloween attire (Vampires, Werewolves, witches). Those seem to have been replaced by super heroes and transformers. All in all though, this years themes seemed to be entertaining to all and all those that I did see seemed to be enjoying themselves, and after all, isn’t that what Halloween has become? A night where people can dress in outrageous attire, go out and have a good time, and not be judged for it?