“How about another round of the creature?” Steven slurred in a mock Irish accent. He had only been passing through Ballymore on his way to Dublin- one more stop on this European tour before leaving for college; all on his parent’s credit card. The crowd of regulars grumbled in their drinks at the annoyance, but didn’t complain- he had been unwittingly buying high-end pints, colored a festive green for St. Patrick’s Day, all night for the sullen group. The bartender cheerily filled the sudden appearance of hastily-emptied glasses, and then marked on the Steven’s growing tab.
One man stood from his corner booth, his aged legs creaking with the exertion. Slowly, he made his way to the bar and sat next to the American. He pushed his glass towards the bartender who obediently filled it from the tap; the old man pointed to Steven- the drink went on his tab.
When no one was within earshot, the man lifted the glass to his mouth, and whispered from behind the rim. “You want to go,” he said. Steven processed the words through his drunken mind, thinking about each syllable. Frustrated, the man spoke again, louder- this time from behind a napkin that concealed the movement of his mouth. “Go.”
The words suddenly made sense to Steven, who realized that his bladder had filled with the generous amount of green beer that he had consumed. “Yeah… I do,” he slurred as he nearly fell from the stool. Steadying himself on his feet, he stumbled towards the back of the pub where he thought he had remembered the bathrooms to be. All eyes followed him as he stumbled towards the back, only resuming their conversations once he had disappeared around the short hallway.
After several doors and accompanying corridors, Steven began to realize that he was far from the bathrooms. Instead, he was in a dark section of the building that he suspected to be underground. While still drunk, he had the presence of mind to know that he wasn’t where he was supposed to be and the understanding to know that he should be afraid. He began to backtrack through the hallways and unremembered stairs, but only became more lost. When he came upon a large, heavy wooden door, he hesitated; pressing his ear to the cool wood, he heard what sounded like traffic. Outside, he thought, screw the tab. He pushed the door open, soon realizing that what he heard was not traffic, but rather machinery. Large pumps that were fed from ancient pipes and emptied into an equally aged stirring vat- it was the green beer, but appeared to be thicker.
A farmer costume is rather simple to put together event shortly before Halloween. When you think about a farmer I am almost sure you imagine an older farmer with some flannel shirt, overalls and maybe a straw hat.
Today’s farmers might not look like that but that is exactly the image you want to recreate for you to be immediately recognized as a farmer. Please note however, that a farmer is not a cowboy, as farmers are not typically ‘western’. If you are looking for a western style, think about being a rancher instead.
Most of the needed clothing you’ll need to be a farmer are probably in your closet. If not, find worn and faded clothing, which will add authenticity to your outfit.
Your shirt should be flannel, red, yellow or blue. A plaid shirt should be great and they have buttons down the front as farmers usually have. Denim overalls are preferred but you might also go with a pair of worn jeans with suspenders. Add patches and also put a handkerchief in your pocket, but leaving visible a part of it.
Wear black or brown work boots. Remember to wear something that looks dirty and worn, but ensure they are comfortable as you will walk and stand a considerable amount of time.
For your head, look for some straw head. Try to find an American-style hat, which would be just perfect. Just make sure the hat is worn and not brand new.
As a farmer, it is hard to avoid having a wind-blown, messy hair. Farmers usually have a simple and uneven haircut. You might wear a wig or just change the style of your natural hair. As a female, put your hair up into ponytails or pigtails. As a male, you might in advance grow some weird looking sideburns. You might even skip shaving and wear a so called ‘five ‘o clock shadow’ typical to a farmer working long days in the fields.
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A Halloween decoration that’s really cool and simple craft to make a home. These are spooky napkin rings in the shape of bats.
The tools needed are pair of scissors, black felt, chalk, and a Exacto knife.
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The Dancing Ghost Ring can be made as follows:
List of needed materials: 5 sheets – preferable Queen size; 3 1″X2″ boards (each of them 8′ long) – instead of boards, PVC pipes can be also used; newspapers; black paint or marker; plastic sacks, black thread or non-reflective fishing line.
First, cut the boards in half, which will result in 6 boards of about 4 feet each. Cut angle on one end of the board for an easier drive into the ground.
Make the five ghost heads by filling crumbled newspaper in the plastic sacks. Next, pit bag on top of stick; tie bat at ‘neck’ to board with tape. Put sheet over bag and board. The middle of the sheet should be top of head and equally fall on sides. Using a string or fishing line tie at neck.
Determine the size of the circle you will have based on sheet and tree size. Carefully place stakes – boards – into the ground with a hammer. Don’t drive them too deep as you might have to move them.
Tie the ends of sheets together and attach a piece of black thread the hand of the ghosts meet. Secure the other end of the thread straight above hands to the branch of the tree to keep them off the ground and to obtain the desired effect.
Continue with the next ghost till all are done and the circle is appropriate size and look. Position stakes to proper depth if you failed to complete it already.
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