Hallowe’en At Tribble Towers


I hope that everybody – children and adults alike – enjoyed last nights’ spooky shenanigans.

I don’t generally take part, but this year I decided to jump in with both feet and dress up. Here’s how I did it:

Hair full of flour to create dusty effect

A paste made from flour and water to create pallour and flaking dead “skin”

Shoe polish to create a hollow look to the cheeks, make hands look as though they’d clawed through soil

Mascara around the eyes and mouth

A slash of bright lipstick to create “split” mouth

One pirate costume from Asda

The result: One Zombie Pirate Lass!

Tonight we shall have our seasonal Samhain meal and I shall spend some time contemplating on my ancestors and missed loved ones.

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About The Hairy Housewife

Media volunteer for Epilepsy Action (UK) and advocate for both epilepsy and autism awareness. Seamstress, cross-stitcher, sci-fi lover, ukulele player and Chelmsford's own Pickling Pagan who wants to inherit a TARDIS when she grows up. In the process of writing an as yet unnamed book, with anecdotes and information about being epileptic and autistic - and seeing the funny side! Also an entertainment journalist for What Culture, where I write about Doctor Who.
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14 Responses to Hallowe’en At Tribble Towers

  1. fpdorchak says:

    Cool, Zombie Pirate Lass! Ahoy!

    I had fun with Hallowe’en this month posting my Hallowe’enie posts. Been wanting to do that for a couple years, and finally got to do it. yes, it was was great. Now that I’ve taped several mummy movies, I’ll have to watch them….

    • Missus Tribble says:

      had so much fun putting this together! One of the neighbours came by with his son and a neighbour’s kids, saw me through the porch window before I opened the door and burst out laughing! I opened the door with a big grin and got “Trick or – EEEK”! The Dad laughed even harder and said he’d known that one of them would squeal!

      I wonder if I can get Capt. Jane Sparrow invited to any parties next year? :)

  2. you look truly terrifying :) We didn’t take part – I loathe Halloween because I’ve a dog who gets very upset by all the activity/fireworks. Love that you celebrate Samhain, I’m Irish so I’ve always had a special place in my heart for the celtic new year

    • Missus Tribble says:

      Thanks! Because I like to entertain the kids on 31st we spend Nov 1st with my ceremonial meal (I’m Wicca, he’s not but indulges me) and I spend quiet time thinking about my ancestors and my lost loved ones. My Robin turned up this morning and so I know this is the right day for it :)

  3. Well done! Very scary looking!

    • Missus Tribble says:

      The kids adored it… one actually screamed when I answered the door and his Dad was in fits of giggles.

      I’m definitely doing it again next year!

  4. littlesundog says:

    Love, love, LOVE the costume!!

  5. The Heretic says:

    I know this is late, but I couldn’t resist.

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