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Halloween Is Coming!

It's almost that time of the year! Halloween!

Anyone know any good places to get Halloween costumes?

Somewhere maybe around the Montreux area (I'm living in Bouveret, but doubt there are any close by).

It'll be my first Halloween in Switzerland, so I'd like to make it a good one!
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Re: Halloween Is Coming!

I saw some costumes (for adults and children) sold in Toys R Us.

*sigh*

I really miss Halloween. I don't think that it's really celebrated here, and it breaks my heart that my little boy will probably never have the chance to really celebrate it with trick-or-treating, etc.
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Re: Halloween Is Coming!

They have some costumes and other bits and pieces in Coop city.
Have a great time!
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It's almost that time of the year! Halloween!

Anyone know any good places to get Halloween costumes?

Somewhere maybe around the Montreux area (I'm living in Bouveret, but doubt there are any close by).

It'll be my first Halloween in Switzerland, so I'd like to make it a good one!
Thanks for the reminder. There is still time to flee the country
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Re: Halloween Is Coming!

For any parents new to Switzerland this year:

Do check with your neighbors as to how, or in fact whether, Holloween is celebrated in your area.

Halloween and trick-or-treating have been making an inroad into Switzerland for some time, but in recent years there has been a marked push-back - at least around here. Many people are not happy with what they see as a non-Swiss custom, and find trick-or-treating an unacceptable disturbance of their privacy.

So to avoid disappointed small children, check on local norms.




(Since everybody around here knows I'm an American I expect at least a handful of children charmingly dressed up... and will have goodies at the ready. )
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Re: Halloween Is Coming!

I don't know that area but last year Manor out near me had a good selection of costumes and general Halloween decorations.
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Re: Halloween Is Coming!

There's a big party store in Lausanne, near Crissier, that carries loads of costumes year-round.

The name of the store is Ballon-Muller. The address is

Ballon Müller Diffusion S. à r.l.more info
Croix-du-Péage 1
1029 Villars-Sainte-Croix, Switzerland

021 633 50 50

ballon-muller.ch

Their website is in French, but if you see the link for McParty.ch, click on it and you can see all the photos of their various costumes.

It's a good store. I even found Mardi Gras beads there!
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Re: Halloween Is Coming!

In St. Gallen you have this shop:
http://www.klangundkleid.ch/kostueme/

You can order online but normally it takes some time til the goods are sent.
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Don't tell me you believe in witches and ghosts too?
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Re: Halloween Is Coming!

Try here. They are usually very fast.

http://fasnacht-ch.buttinette.com/sh...2012212&gclid=
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Re: Halloween Is Coming!

I yesterday only ordered a lot cheap halloween candies and lollies from online store. They have a variety of products for halloween and also sugar free candies which are better than other high calorie candies..
You can check the products at https://www.oswillshopping.com.au/pa...confectionery/
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I saw some costumes (for adults and children) sold in Toys R Us.

*sigh*

I really miss Halloween. I don't think that it's really celebrated here, and it breaks my heart that my little boy will probably never have the chance to really celebrate it with trick-or-treating, etc.
I stated it before, that Halloween has no tradition in Switzerland, but got built up by shopkeepers eager for the business idea, and by the teachers in Zürich who wanted to replace the banned Schulsylvester, and detected Halloween as a good option.

YOUR option is to unite forces with other people from Halloween-celebrating countries and arrange some festivities. You, particularily in case you are in the Zürich-area, contact the teacher(s) of your boy and ask him/her/them about Halloween activities in your quarter.
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