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11 struggles every Irish trick or treater remembers

Get out the black bin bag costume.

YOUR ANNUAL QUEST for free sweets always made Halloween the best night of the year.

What a time it was – but there were definite struggles:

1. Black bin bag costumes were everywhere

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And they were respected as a legit option too.

2. Vague face paint that wasn’t anything in particular was also acceptable

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“We’ll just, eh, draw a few lines here. Be grand.”

It didn’t have to be an intricate wound or character.

3. Masks from the 2 Euro store were just generic scary faces

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Not being able to afford a branded character made your costume less recognisable.

4. People fashioned something out of cardboard boxes all the time


True Halloween inventiveness.

5. Bringing out the classic ‘trick or treat, smell my feet’ rhyme at the doors

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You had the routine down.

You were a miniature scary choir roaming the streets. But the song grew tiresome after about three gaffs.

6. Being convinced that the neighbours were home even though they weren’t answering the door

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“I can definitely see a light on in there.”

7. Slightly changing your costume and trying the same houses in the estate again but inevitably getting rejected

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You know they give out good stuff. It was a tactical move – a calculated risk.

8. Or if you were in the country, having your mam drive you door-to-door even though you are getting pretty old

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Where’s the independence?

9. Getting a handful of monkey nuts or an orange instead of lovely sweets

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This is not what we came here for.

10. Being so young that it was still bright out when you were going around

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It’s Halloween, it should be dark.

11. And finally… ending your night by eating your sweets next to a questionable fire that never properly got going

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Nothing fancy about those trick or treats.

Such an experience to behold.

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