Too old to play dress up?

An Observer poll looks at what adults think about celebrating Halloween.

Costumes, creepiness and candy. When those are the words that pop up in conversation more than anything else, you know Halloween is just around the corner.

As decorations get more intricate and costumes get flashier, the haunted holiday is coming to mean something different for everyone.

A Value Village worker models an ancient Egyptian Queen costume. 'Halloween is our big season,' says store manager Jason Boyle. 'It’s like our Christmas.'

A Value Village worker models an ancient Egyptian Queen costume in this file photo.

While dressing up and trick-or-treating for candy are staple pursuits for children on Halloween, adults don’t have a uniform way of marking the day.

In an informal poll conducted by the Observer, adults were asked to share their opinions on celebrating Halloween.

The results found that more than 93 per cent of adults celebrate Halloween when circumstances allow.

The poll also revealed that a whopping 90 per cent of adults consider Halloween an all-ages affair. There was a unanimous opinion of positivity and open-mindedness surrounding the holiday with most believing that a person is never too old to play to dress-up.

About this article

By: Marwa Mohkam Sheikh
Copy editor: Cameron Axford
Posted: Oct 27 2015 11:32 am
Filed under: Arts & Life