Hotting up for Halloween and the perfect Halloween dress

Peeps round our way have gone crazy mad for Halloween this year. Above and below is a house on the other side of the common to our gaff; there are crowds gathering outside to take photos and generally revel in its spooky wonderfulness.

Well if you had a house like this, you would wouldn’t you?

I also spied this house on Wandsworth Common – the “crime scene do not enter” tape is a particularly nice (potentially illegal?) touch…

Bloody hell!

We get into the spirit (fnar) every year, but I’m thinking Halloween 2012 we’ll have to go a bit more mad for it. Our fireplace is pretty spooky but, being Little Miss Competitive, I’m willing to rise to the challenge set by the freakazoids shown above next year.

There’s a lot of pound shop action involved in our efforts…the glowing Caspar was a particularly shrewd buy

Meanwhile, prep for tomorrow’s party continues. My glamorous assistant has prepared a pumpkin…

And now I just have to decide what to wear. Of course if time and money were no object….

Marchesa at Net-A-Porter, £5,855
Kimchi & Blue at Urban Outfitters, £75 (I do actually have this dress in ivory … corpse bride anyone?)
Oscar De La Renta at Net-A-Porter, £4,580
All Saints, £495

Product images from Net-A-Porter, Urban Outfitters and All Saints.

Written by Johanna Payton