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Halloween 2011: a Ghoulish Celebration of the Dead in Illustration

Halloween. Celebration of the dead, autumnal right of passage, fancy dress party time and an excuse for mass consumption of tat. All this inspired a lovely set of illustrations...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Halloween by Karolina Burdon
Halloween by Karolina Burdon.

And so Halloween rolls around again! I've loved Halloween since I was a pre-teen, when I hosted annual parties for my schoolmates where I always dressed as a witch. We had apple bobbing and 'guess the body part' style games. (peeled grapes, cold spaghetti, jelly mashed up, etc…) Ever since then I have taken many an opportunity to dress up as a ghoul or a monster - especially during 'night games' hosted on Forest School Camps for children. I don't know why, but I really relish spooking people out in the dark.

Halloween by Emmeline Pidgen
Halloween by Emmeline Pidgen.

More recently a few Amelia's Magazine parties have conveniently coincided with this time of year - my second issue was memorably… read more

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