ORANGE Magazine presents self-care, but make it Halloween-themed.
Story by Zoe Judilla
Illustrations by Vanessa Astronoto
Spooky season is here. The season isn’t just about the sudden influx in ghouls and graveyards as the general aesthetic. Midterms are their own type of horror. Set aside some personal time for self-care this Halloween season following ORANGE’s tips and tricks.
‘90s Slasher Movie Marathon
They just don’t make slasher flicks like they used to. A night in with some friends and Drew Barrymore cringingly fleeing from a masked maniac is sure to be a winner, especially if you focus on the fun rather than the fear of it. With some classics including “Scream,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and “Halloween,” the options are endless. Pop that corn, put on your best pajamas and press play.
LUSH Bath Products
From lavender and rose-scented eyeball bath bombs to black cat bubble bars, LUSH Cosmetics’ Halloween collection is absolutely to die for. Whether you are looking for your ideal soap or scent, the body product haven has something for everyone. A spooky spa day might be just what you need to decompress and free yourself from any toxic juju that might be lingering in the October air.
Channel your inner Joyce Byers with some festive Halloween lighting, minus the missing son, of course. Simply hanging up hues of purple, orange, and white can add a festive ambiance to any room. You will impress neighbors as they pass by your apartment window and see your commitment to the spooky lifestyle.
Alamo Drafthouse Movie Parties
Famous for their wild “Rocky Horror Picture Show” Quote-Alongs, Alamo Drafthouse has dramatically expanded their movie party lineup for the Halloween season. With a wide range of additions celebrating classics like “Beetlejuice” and “Donnie Darko” featuring props and conga lines to new haute horror brunches for “The Love Witch” and “Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me,” the fun isn’t limited to film fanatics – it’s for everyone.
Hallow’s Eve Sound Bath
Bowl sessions are meant to foster a unique sonic experience that translates to the rest of your body, constructing relaxed awareness. According to the Singing Bowl Lady, they reduce pain and help balance emotional issues as a backdrop of meditation. Whether or not you’ve attended a sound bath before, the prime time to try it out would be during the eerie aura of this Halloween season for a mystic, multi-sensory experience.
Whether you’re a pro with the cookie cutter or a fan of Pillsbury’s quick bake method, making Halloween cookies is a common staple of the fall experience. A home filled with the sugary aroma is soothing in itself and the final results taste even better.
Celebrate the more frightening side of fall by rereading this classic collection of horror stories popularized in the early 2000s. Alvin Schwartz’s “Scary Stories” series is bound to scare anyone who dares to venture them, whether you’re young or fully-grown. Curl up with this book if you’re seeking a chill in your spine, or just want to reminisce its sinister nature.