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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

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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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About the author:

David Elkin

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