Autumn Fun and Halloween: A Checklist
It's that time of year again; the time that the leaves start to change colors, the temperature drops and every Neopian begins to understand what it's like to live on Terror Mountain. Pets from all over Neopia plan to take at least one trip to the Crumpetmonger for delicious pastries to munch on during their walk through the Haunted Woods.
Autumn, or fall if you prefer to call it that, is the time of year that Neopians trade in their swimsuits and lemonade stands for sweaters, the earthy colors of brown, red, and orange, and pumpkin flavored everything. With the beginning of the season, many a Neopet will be digging out their craft books in the hopes of getting good ideas for the fast approaching holiday, Halloween!
Now, I know what you may be thinking, Halloween is still a little ways away yet, but there are a lot of things to prepare for. This guide is not only a check list, but also gives tips and tricks on how to prepare for the season and for Halloween.
Closet and Wardrobe:
First things first; when the weather begins to get cooler, even the trees trade in their old green leaves for a new, better suited, wardrobe. Pets all over Neopia will be doing the same. It's time to clean out those closets and trade in the swimsuits and shorts for cozy sweaters and fluffy scarves. Every pet deserves to have a nice, warm outfit that is perfect for the fall season.
If you find that your closet is a little lacking in 'autumn' themed clothing, why not take a pit stop at Uni's Clothing Store on your shopping rounds the next time you visit Neopia Central? There is sure to be something there that is both cozy and has your neighbors wishing they had something to make them a little warmer and more fashionable. On the off chance that nothing there suits your tastes, you can always enlist the help of the Shop Wizard. He's sure to be able to help find that one perfect store with all of your autumn clothing needs.
Hey, he may even be able to find you a pumpkin cap!
One of the biggest parts of Halloween is the costume. It's the one time a year when any Neopet can dress up and, for a change, scare the pants off of the Mutants living next door. It's fun to be creative and become a completely different being.
The first step to having a successful costume is to plan ahead. Pick a theme you like, pick your favorite faerie to imitate, whatever your little heart desires. Many Neopets will be going with the spooky theme, walking their Zombie Noils and dragging their long cloaks behind them, but don't be frightened to go with something sweet or pretty. A faerie princess or ballerina is just as exciting as a zombie, witch, or skeleton.
The second step is putting the costume together. If you're not a master at crafts, like Delina, then you might want to try a shopping spree to see how many pieces of your outfit you can find in the stores. Remember, being able to put an outfit together and make it unique to you takes a lot of work and talent. Not just any pet can do it.
Now, what's the last step to making a perfect costume? That's easy. Put on your wonderful work of art and strut around! You worked hard to make that costume, show it off so all of Neopia can see. Far and wide Neopets will be staring at your work and wondering "just how did they do it!"
Another fun part of the fall season is that it's time to go decoration crazy. You can live anywhere, Faerieland, Moltara, even the Lost Desert and you can still make your Neohome look like it's supposed to be smack in the middle of the Haunted Woods... Or maybe even an apple orchard.
Hit the shops for some fun, fall leaf decorations or enlist the help of Spyders for the effect of webs hanging on your trees. You can even go the extra mile and bribe Apple Bobbing Bart to sit on your front porch for the night.
Don't forget to carve your pumpkins and set out your Jack-O-Lanterns.
Trick or Treat / Halloween Party:
Now that you are all dressed up and your Neohome is decorated, there are plenty of fun things to do on Halloween.
If you are one of those pets that like to take a walk on the scary side of things, why not go for a stroll through the Haunted Woods and make a stop in Neovia. You can play some carnival games, visit the graveyard, and even dare your friends to eat some spooky food.
Or, if scary isn't really your thing you can go around Neopia and stop at your neighbor's house in the hopes that they are handing out edible candy, yes I said edible.
The again, if you would prefer to stay at home there is always the option of holding a Halloween party. Inviting friends over and dancing the night away to a spooky rendition of Chomby and the Fungus Balls is a great way to spend the night.
Yes, fall is a time where many pets will be focusing on the upcoming holidays, prepared to scare and have a good time, but there are other events that you can participate in even before the holiday fun.
Fall is mainly a time to sit back and relax, to take time off from your busy summer schedule. Every Neopet has the chance to get comfy, take a walk and get some fresh air, drink some warm apple tea, and enjoy the harvest time.
There are beautiful sights to see, good food to eat, and it's always fun to window browse all of the new autumn items in the store windows.
It is that time of year again, when the leaves change, when the air gets cooler and everyone starts to anticipate the upcoming holiday, Halloween. There are plenty of things to do until then. You can plan ahead for your Halloween costume, decorate your home, or take time to rearrange and add to your closet. Fall is in all a time for sweet treats and fun.
Happy (early) Halloween everyone and may you have a fun, fantastic autumn!