Halloween is almost upon us, and as vegans we have read through our share of articles listing out vegan candy brands and spooky recipes. There has never been an article addressing exactly how to truly veganize your Halloween.
Even if you have already planned out how you're going to celebrate, fear not! Here is a list of easy, fun and creative ways to get your vegan Halloween on!
1. Specimen Jars:
These containers of plastic animals, bugs, severed limbs, colored water and labels have always been a fun way to decorate your tables or cupboards with. A simple alternative to creepy specimens are creepy fruits and vegetables!
Just grab a few from the fridge, cut some jagged lines in to the sides, and put them in to your jars. The best part is, (if you are okay with food coloring) they won’t go to waste and you can use them in cooking! If you're exceptionally inclined to worry about details, use some food coloring thickened with flour and a bit of vegetable oil to paint on scared faces.
In keeping with the idea of using fruits and vegetables, why not design props to look like them? Get creative with paper mâché, clay and cardboard and shape the props to your liking. Even if you’re the lazy type, fetching some plastic toys can make for quick props as well.
Paint on terrorized faces, cut a few in half, prep some of the yard to look like a haunted garden and viola, you have your green carnage!
Of course the most important aspect of October 31st is your costume! How do you make a vegan costume you ask? Think of characters like zombies, vampires, werewolves, cats and bats. You could even think Disney. Now think of your favorite fruit or vegetable. Combine the two, and there is your costume! A vampiric orange, hairy cherry werewolf, banana Cinderella – no matter what you go with, all eyes will be focused on you.. and definitely a few cackles.
Do you have more ideas on how to have a Vegan Halloween? Share them below!
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