With Halloween upon us, trick or treaters are fast approaching the front doors, with Halloween parties also in preparation. Here at Fabrics Galore we know the best Halloween costume can often become a vital part of the spooky season, therefore, we offer a variety of fabrics ready to guide your costume ideas.
So, if you want some inspiration for your Halloween outfit, take a look at our must have fabric designs for 2018 below!
WHERE THE HALLOWEEN CELEBRATIONS STARTED
Halloween has often been seen as an American celebration but each year the popularity of the day grows in the UK. Seen no longer as a day of trick or treating, adults are joining in on the ghoulish celebrations as well. So where did this celebration come from?
It originated with the ancient Celtic Pagans of the British Isles and their celebration of Samhain – the feast of the New Year, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III elected 1st November as a time to honour all saints; which quickly came to be known as “All Saints Day”. In doing so he incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain.
The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick or treating, carving pumpkin lanterns, dressing up in costumes and general festivities.
HALLOWEEN COTTON FABRIC AND MORE AT FABRICS GALORE!
At Fabrics Galore, the week leading up to Halloween is always a buzz with people coming in and dreaming up all manner of ideas to make their Halloween costumes, whether you want to be a corpse bride or think outside the box and be a tornado.
This year’s celebration is particularly apt as it coincides with the last few weeks of the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Frida, is often cited as a huge source of inspiration for Halloween costumes and her Mexican heritage brings in the Day of the Dead as well.
So, if dressing up isn't quite your thing, we have the ideal alternative. Alexander Henry is a California based fabric manufacturer, who designs diverse fabrics and features both Halloween and Frida Kahlo inspired prints. Below is a selection of our personal favourites, which will make you stand out not only on Halloween.
OUR MUST HAVE HALLOWEEN FABRICS FOR 2018!
First up is a design based on the Mexican festival of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead). The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died and help support their spiritual journey. The fabric depicts skeletons playing different musical instruments and having a wonderful time. For more in this spooky thread, take a closer look at the Fiesta De Los Muertos in Black now!
Next up we have this stunning Frida Kahlo print called Gotas De Amor, which means “medicine of love”. This print depicts Frida with different iconic looks. Skeletons also accompany her; and they are beautifully decorated with flowers. This comes in three different colours, so there really is something for everyone. Check out more of this design by visiting Gotas De Amor Frida Kahlo!
Our third design is a vivid design, which features tattooed ladies and a Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) theme, with painted faces, roses, spiders, snakes and cobweb. Everything you need for any Halloween party. If you want to find out more on this look visit Nocturna now!
This print features a variety of deliciously wicked looking beauties. They include a pin up styled cowgirl, maid and nurse zombies posing with brains – all with pale almost ghost like skin. This also happens to be one of Big Boss Paul's personal favourites…
So if, like Paul, you fancy a beauty and brains design, have a look at the variety we offer by visiting Beauty and Brains.
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Whatever you choose to do this Halloween, inspiration for creating the perfect costumes is readily available and these fabrics make it easier to come up with the perfect spooky look to scare your friends while looking fabulously grotesque.
If you want to find out more about our vast range of Halloween inspired designs we supply at Fabrics Galore, you can contact us today and provide us with details to cater to your needs!
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