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Halloween at Matalan 2010

matalan logo A couple of people (including one Halloweenerrific reader) had recommended Matalan to me for Halloween costumes, decorations and props. Okay, so I wasn’t going to love it (or so I was told) but it was a good way to pass the time before Asda gets their stuff out, right? 🙂

matalan halloweenActually, I had paid them a visit last year and got a couple of bargains. I had always regretted not buying a big multi-pack of vampires fangs (don’t we all) and got a great deal on a witches cape for my other half.

On entry, we were presented with a nice display containing lots of sweets and other little novelty bits like candles and small decorations. Nearby were also some kids costumes, which looked decent enough. Initially I thought that this was ‘it’, so was a little bit disappointed – although I did still pick up a pack of spooky drinks label stickers, which looked good (but were maybe a bit steep at £2 a pack).

Around the other side of the shop on the way to the tills were lots more costumes and other halloween bits, which was good to see. Although I’m still not sure why it wasn’t all together.
There were some nice costumes at competetive prices and guess what, more halloween pinatas! Obviously Matalan ALSO read up on our tip that they would be the big thing this year :).
This time, instead of being pumkin shaped, they were shaped like a cute ghost. Not sure how I feel about beating that to pieces… Poor ghost.

halloween matalan

Other things worth noting, are some great glow in the dark face-paint and cute pumpkin baby booties.

There is also a giant coffin full of jelly sweets for £6 that would be perfect to take care of any trick or treaters that might pay you a visit!

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Mr Halloween is the founder of Halloweenerrific. He lives for Halloween and pretty much spends the whole year in a perpetual Halloween, preparing for that all important night when everyone else celebrates it too. He loves cobwebs, skeletons and UV lights. He hates cheap, poorly made Halloween products.

2 Comments

  1. Paula King September 22, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Well, I went to Matalan for my halloween stuff last year and was shocked to find that some things were so much dearer than other places, which I thought was strange for matalan! For example, my friend bought a costume for £14.99 for my party, where Matalan had the identical outfit, same make etc..for £2O odd quid! Their paper plates were way above the likes of Wilkinsons (fantastic bargains to be had there at halloween!) and I ended up walking out without buying anything. I went back coz the stuff was good, but still didnt buy anything as having seen things priced over other places, I wondered how much over the odds I would be paying for other stuff. Sorry Matalan, but its true! (Still gonna have a look this year tho!)

  2. karen September 27, 2010 at 9:48 am

    well last year our local Matalan had a fantastic display and some really cool props, such as screaming zombie clowns etc. Their stuff was a bit out of my price range but my daughter and I just kept going back for the atmosphere, but so far this year they have very little, no props at all just sweets and costumes and a few decorations. So I’m really disappointed. I don’t know if the reason for that is because they seem to have gotten rid of their party department(concession). I’m a bit sad to be honest.

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