Yes, yes, this is AUSTRALIA, not AMERICA... Why are we celebrating an American tradition... Why are we becoming increasingly Americanised... Why can't we celebrate an Australian tradition like alcohol-fueled violence or something instead... blah blah blah. Now that we have the annual whinge out of the way, let's focus on how Aussies got into the Halloween spirit this year.
As horrific and unnecessary as the postal survey was, one good thing it did gift us was a brilliant Halloween theme.
My lazy Halloween outfit is a spooky unsolicited text message. 👻🎃 pic.twitter.com/DWe38X95by— Josh Taylor (@joshgnosis) October 28, 2017
There were Australian TV references (which is to say, mostly 'Kath and Kim' costumes).
There were pop culture jokes.
this year for Halloween I am Taylor Swift Leaving Her Apartment pic.twitter.com/Dye7SP6zUb— Jemima Skelley (@jemimaskelley) October 31, 2017
Happy Halloween 👻 pic.twitter.com/Dbk2IuWRNC— Dean Nye (@Dean_Nye) October 28, 2017
There were brilliant couples costume ideas relating to our well-stocked supply of political boofheads who have taken up permanent residency as national punchlines.
couples costume idea pic.twitter.com/tR38ZiDGrO— lucy valentine (@LucyXIV) October 26, 2017
Couple's costume idea: pic.twitter.com/jNXp5PPi9D— Liv Croagh (@liv_croagh) October 25, 2017
it was one or the other: pic.twitter.com/sZaalLMqq2— Liv Croagh (@liv_croagh) October 25, 2017
Plus this very clever nod to America's own political boofhead and global embarrassment.
There were costumes which defied all categorisation:
I have found the scariest Halloween costume - victim of a Parliament House bird attack. pic.twitter.com/83HbJbChiE— Alice Workman (@workmanalice) October 31, 2017
But it wouldn't be Halloween without the best thing about any event that might vaguely encourage costumes (Christmas, Easter, your gran's funeral, it really doesn't matter) and that's animals dressed up. (You're freaken welcome).
I got a Kmart gift voucher for my birthday so of course I put it to good use to buy some essential home wares pic.twitter.com/rwHQNlikrt— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) October 22, 2017
Although I can't complain too much seeing as I have this little guy. His name is Edgar (after E.A. Poe) but tonight he is a killer bee! 🎃🐶🐝 pic.twitter.com/sIzUQiiG7C— Marija Petkovic (@1MarijaPetkovic) October 31, 2017
And, lastly, there was Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambi dressed as Wonder Woman holding a pig (we're not really sure why either).
happy halloween - here's jacqui lambie, dressed as Wonder Woman, holding a pig. pic.twitter.com/S2vcN00rpY— brad esposito (@braddybb) October 30, 2017