Halloween is an American tradition that I wished had more influence here.
Where I grew up as a kid had a huge American pupulation so Halloween was a really big deal, with hundreds of costumed kids and adults flocking the streets at night and mountains of candy to be had.
I was also lucky enough to spend Halloween in the states one year and witness the insanity there. I remember going into a bank that had been decorated to look like a crypt and all the tellers were vampires, it was amazing.
Halloween in the City from Mon 28 Oct – Sun 3 Nov 13 includes Anime, Zombies, Day of the Dead, prizes, face painting and more.
28 Oct – 3 Nov Decorated shop fronts
31 Oct – Halloween costume parties with great prizez at a number of venues
1 Nov – Otakufest 2013 ‘obsessed with anime’ brought to you by Impact Records
2 Nov – Canberra Zombie Walk 2013
3 Nov – Halloween & Day of the Dead Family Day in the city. Costume competition, trick or treating, pumpkin carving demonstration, spooky stories and a costume parade curated by the fabulous ‘You Are Here’ creators.