Halloween is known as a western culture and over here in Singapore, it is but a commercial event or a festival of sorts where Oktober Fest (German beer festival) would kick off and ends with Halloween themed parties towards the end of the month 🙂 Restaurants and pubs are decked in Halloween deco and even the Universal Studio Singapore (USS) theme park will have Halloween rides. It’s mainly an adult thing, trick or treat for kids is practically unseen.
There are costume or masquerade parties usually for school or corporate events. Frankly, I have never been to one and would avoid it if invited. Why? It would be costly and not worth paying for the event and costume which would not repeat itself, like a wedding or once in a lifetime event.
For the sake of this DP, I shall be more imaginative and play along. The costume and character I would design for my make believe party is as a shepherd. I would dare wear it if it was like those biblical versions but I think there weren’t female shepherds then. It won’t suit me and I definitely won’t wear it if it was like Little Bo Peep!
Ok enough about me and now about masks. Here I find more people wearing shades (sunglasses) like a mask, to hide their eyes from contact with people around them. Yes, it is like a must to wear them in sunny and hot singapore but many times I come across people wearing them inside buses, shopping malls and even in the evenings. So you don’t really need masks to hide your true self which is often seen through your eyes. ‘Shades On’ will do the trick.
Masks Off – DP – We’re less than a week away from Halloween! If you had to design a costume that channeled your true, innermost self, what would that costume look like? Would you dare to wear it?