It's ZALORA time!
Halloween is coming soon, what are your plans? :)
Talk about Halloween and what come to mind are probably images of grinning Jack-o’-lanterns, costume parties and bowls of sugared treats. The festival has spawned countless pop culture creations for its spook factor. Remember Sleepy Hollow?
Falling on 31 October every year, Halloween originated as the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts celebrated their new year on November 1, and believed that the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred on the night before that.
Samhain became a holy night of worship and fasting to honour the spirits who returned to the world of the living. It was only when the festival was brought over to America in the 1800s that it became more about community get-togethers instead of the occult and supernatural.
Trick or Treat?
The term "trick or treat" came about when poor citizens begged for food during the festivities and families would give them pastries called "soul cakes" in return for their promise to pray for the family's dead relatives. Now, though, anything goes, at least for candy.
Apart from the candy, there are of course the costume parties that give us an excuse to shop. These costume parties, which were organised by teenagers and adults who felt they were too old for trick-or-treating, are a tradition that spilled over from America.
In Singapore, they have grown in popularity, judging by the Halloween parties organised by various bars, restaurants and clubs, including Saint James Power Station, Beer Market and Ku De Ta.
And here at ZALORA Singapore, we are fans of the festival, because really, what’s not to love about candy and dress-up? For a truly hair-raising good time, check out our spook-tacular Halloween deals!
Zalora Halloween costume ideas
Check out some white cosmetic to do up a scary face!
Long Lasting Kohl Pencil No. 08 Pure White
Intensify your eyes by enhancing the eye contour and inner rims with this ultra-pigmented pencil for deep, lasting color. This kohl pencil provides a brightening effect by creating contrast, making the whites of the eyes appear brighter and the rest of the eye more dramatic. The creamy texture glides on, blends easily, and provides optimal comfort for all-day wear.
Jumbo Eye Pencil - Milk
A radiant eye liner that also doubles as an eye shadow. Made with a blend of mineral oil and powder, our creamy Jumbo Eye Pencils glide on effortlessly—no pulling, tugging or fading—and come in a rainbow of vivid hues. Our most voluptuous pencil yet!
Or, dress up as a greek goddess?
Off Shoulder Dress
Beige Off Shoulder Dress by Marry Merry features one shoulder with ruffles and an embellished belt.
I'm sure there'll be lotsa Halloween costume ideas at Zalora.
Start your preparation soon!