Werewolf fans expecting lots of werewolf images will unfortunately be disappointed. There are no werewolves in a greenYgrey Halloween, apart from the residents, as we’re werewolves 24/7 365-days-a-year, so we get enough werewolfism around here, and don’t think we’re at all scary!
Happy Halloween to you all, with Oz and other countries in the Far East already in Halloween Day.
Halloween Global Tradition
Hi, it’s Baron Wolfman, head honcho of greenYgrey creation inspired by legendary photographer Baron Wolman, in the absence of Andy Wolfhol, who was inspired by legendary creative Andy Warhol, and has now inspired the XaW Files after going AWOL!
Day of the Dead
In Mexico they celebrate Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) for three days, with one day a bank holiday. The festival is still inspired by the pre-Columbian Lost Civilisations recently featured on this blog. We liked this greenYgrey representation of the Lady of the Dead:
In Europe, Halloween harks back to pagan celebrations marking the end of the year, which ended at the end of summertime. In the U.K. clocks went back an hour last week, marking the end of summertime.
There were lots of nice greenygrey witchy Halloween images available, but I plumped for this pumpkin one, as I liked the way the greenYgrey blends together at the top, and it is true to the original meaning of the festival, which was to celebrate another year and harvest.
Dracula, Hammer House, 1958
I recently watched Hammer House’s 1958 Dracula. I thought it was still a good film, and enjoyed its nostalgic value… and noticed there was even greenYgrey female fashion back in those days within the Hammer House world:
The Birds Fashion
It wasn’t only on the Blighty side of the Atlantic either, as five years later Tippi Hedren sported a classic greenYgrey outfit in Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds.
Like wolves and humans, birds are usually very nice.
Birds also look very nice, and are nice subjects for artwork. So we thought we’d balance mentioning The Birds movie with this lovely owl image and message posted on Google+ by poet and artist Stormy Seas.
Werewolf of Oz in Line with Modern Halloween
The Wizard of Oz is considered a horror movie by some, and is still a favourite theme for the modern tradition of Halloween fancy dress wearing.
I was reminded of the movie when I saw Melissa Rensen’s photo in Metro from somewhere over the rainbow: